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I’m the Executive Producer of Interactive Content in St. Louis Missouri for KTVI and KPLR television. Our social media and web content at both TV stations is the focus of my day. If you’re having a problem with the website I can help you find a story, fix a typo or get you in contact with our assignment desk.

I’ve worn a lot of hats in my career producing material both for on-air and online. During high school I started working at KFXB-TV in Dubuque Iowa as a production assistant. After attending Webster University I landed a job at WRSP/WCCU In Springfield Illinois. Then, I made the move to a larger market at WSTR in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 2006 I was able to move back to St. Louis to work at KPLR in the promotions department. I made Emmy nominated campaigns. Eventually I found my niche as the head of KPLR’s web department.

The merger with KTVI meant a lot more newscasts to produce for the web. Experience and experimenting with web content makes my days fly by. We throw a lot of spaghetti at the wall. Sometimes something sticks and goes viral. I enjoy touching so many people’s lives through their phones, tablets, browsers and televisions. Now, I lead the team at one of the top websites in St. Louis.

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Recent Articles
  • Suspect under arrest in Jamyla Bolden murder

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old in Ferguson.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the suspect was arrested at a hospital on Wednesday.  They say he was not a patient at the hospital. Ferguson police have identified the suspect as De’Eris Brown. According to the probable cause statement he is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and murder in the second degree. A witness […]

  • Chesterfield Mall hosting pet adoption event

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Chesterfield Mall is hosting a pet adoption event, featuring several animal rescue organizations. Dogs and cats are looking for, “forever homes.” Gateway Pet Guardians is a nonprofit St. Louis animal shelter bringing hope to stray pets in East St. Louis while educating the community in order to eliminate homelessness for stray dogs and cats. The event takes place on August 29 from 10am to 2pm. More information: www.gatewaypets.com www.Chesterfield-Mall.com

  • Arrest made in toddler killed in shooting in north St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a toddler in a north county neighborhood.  The 21-month-old boy was shot in the torso.  He was driven by a woman to  St. Mary’s Hospital where the he was pronounced dead. Police say the shooting occurred at a residence in the 7700 block of Utica Drive in Hanley Hills. Investigators believe the shooting was accidental, with the victim picking up a loaded handgun and […]

  • Coverdell Elementary on lockdown after police surround St. Charles home

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – A standoff with a man at a home in downtown St. Charles is over after almost 8 hours. The man was barricaded in his home located in the 1200 block of south Wheaton Drive from around 7am to 3pm. At about 7am police received a call to check the well being of a woman. They found her clothed and covered in mud, walking in the area of Elmwood according to a statement from St. Charles Police. Investigators discovered she […]

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    Protesters march to mark anniversary of Kajieme Powell death

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A vigil is planned on the first anniversary of the death of Kajieme Powell. Police say Powell was waving a knife at officers when they shot and killed him near a north St. Louis market. This was just ten days after the Michael Brown shooting last year. Family members filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the case. Relatives and community leaders gathered for the vigil just after eleven this morning in Kiener Plaza.

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    Police shoot and kill suspect in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Police shot and killed a suspect in north St. Louis at around 11:30am Wednesday. They say the suspect, 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey pointed a gun at them during a chase.  About 200 demonstrators gathered to protest the officer involved shooting. Chief Sam Dotson says two young armed male suspects ran out of the back of a home near the intersection of Page and Walton in north St. Louis on Wednesday. Two police officers executing a search warrant […]

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    Handcuffed man dies after jumping out of police car in Olivette

    OLIVETTE, MO (KPLR) – A man died after police say he jumped out of a moving Overland police vehicle at 11 a.m. on Friday. Brian Strothkamp, 29, was handcuffed when he hit the pavement on 170 near Olive in Olivette.  He later died from his injuries at the hospital. Strothkamp spent the night in the Overland jail. Warrants were issued by St Louis County. He was being taken from Overland to St. Louis County Jail when the incident occurred. Police say […]

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    QuikTrip bathroom murder suspect turns himself in

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County Police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting inside a QuikTrip bathroom at around 10am on Sunday. Silver Franklin has been charged with 1st degree murder and armed criminal action. Police say Silver Franklin turned himself in after seeing his face on broadcast on the news. They released a clear image of the suspect from store surveillance cameras. He identified himself to investigators saying he is the shooter. Franklin was caught on […]

  • Missouri Supreme Court finds St. Louis red light camera program unconstitutional

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Parts of ordinances in St. Louis and St. Peters governing red-light cameras were ruled unconstitutional by the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday.  Opponents of red light cameras say this could be the end of the program.  The company running the cameras says this confirms that photo and video evidence may be used in court. New ordinances may be issued to restart the programs. American Traffic Solutions released this statement: “After much anticipation the Missouri Supreme Court […]

  • St. Louis City holding blood drive Wednesday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Blood supplies typically drop in the summer months. But efforts to encourage donations are ramping up. This Wednesday St. Louis City’s Comptroller, Darlene Green, is sponsoring a blood drive at city hall. The 10th annual blood drive was named after Dr. Charles Drew. He was the African-American physician who started the Red Cross’ blood banking. He was a professor and surgeon at Howard University in the early 20th century. The blood drive will be held […]

  • Overturned truck closes southbound I-55 near I-270; cleanup could take hours

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – An overturned tractor trailer on I-55 south at I-255 is causing major traffic headaches. The four southbound lands of I-55 are closed. Al Nothum of Missouri Highway Patrol says traffic could be snarled for one to two hours as crews work to remove the load from the overturned truck.  Nothum says the truck was carrying zinc, a heavy metal.  It is hoped that crews can upright the truck without spilling the load.  If not, it […]

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    Police looking for suspect in QuikTrip bathroom murder

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County Police have released the name of the man shot to death in a QuikTrip bathroom Sunday, along with pictures of a person of interest. The man police are hoping the public can help them identify was seen leaving the QT at New Halls Ferry and Dunn roads in North St. Louis County at about 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning, just moments after the shooting. Police are also releasing pictures of a vehicle of […]


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