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Katie reports for Fox 2 News in the Morning. She is thrilled to be able to tell you about big stories happening around St. Louis as you start your day.

Katie joined the Fox 2/News 11 family in September 2014 as a producer and backpack reporter. In January 2016, Katie was promoted to supervising producer and launched the 11 p.m. newscast on Fox 2.

Katie previously worked as a reporter at KFSM in Fort Smith, AR. She began her news career as a writer for the midday news show at WGN in Chicago.

Katie graduated from Purdue University with majors in Communication and Psychology and a minor in Organizational Leadership & Supervision. She earned a M.A. in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago.


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    Gov. Greitens to sign right-to-work law Monday

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)-Missouri Governor Eric Greitens will sign a bill Monday, February 6th, making Missouri the 28th right-to- work state. Throughout his campaign, Greitens voiced his support for right-to-work and promised to sign the bill should it land on his desk. The Missouri House gave final approval of the bill last Thursday. The right-to-work law will ban union membership as a condition of employment and ban mandatory union fees. Right-to-work supporters say the law gives workers more freedom and […]

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    Gov. Greitens to sign right-to-work law Monday

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR)-Missouri Governor Eric Greitens will sign a bill Monday, February 6th, making Missouri the 28th right-to- work state. Throughout his campaign, Greitens voiced his support for right-to-work and promised to sign the bill should it land on his desk. The Missouri House gave final approval of the bill last Thursday. The right-to-work law will ban union membership as a condition of employment and ban mandatory union fees. Right-to-work supporters say the law gives workers more freedom and […]

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    X-treme International Ice Racing at St. Charles Family Arena

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-X-treme International Ice Racing is a professional racing tour on ice. The show rolls into The Family Arena in St. Charles Saturday, January 28th. Three Time World Champion, Anthony “The British Bulldog” Barlow and his team gave Fox 2 a preview during Friday’s January 27th morning show. Barlow explains the speedway bikes and ATVs are modified to compete on the indoor ice track. More than 2,000 metal studs are added to the tires to provide traction on […]

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    Diana’s Grove Dog Rescue in Cabool to close

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR)-Diana’s Grove Dog Rescue, Missouri’s largest no-kill animal shelter, is closing. The organization announcing Thursday evening (Jan. 26) its board members have resigned. ‘Within the last two days, new information has come to my attention by a credible third party,” said former board president Amanda Sheffield. “This information paired with the ongoing challenges, has made it clear that the board could no longer support continuing forward.’ Diana’s Grove Dog Rescue is based in Cabool, Missouri where as of […]

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    St. Louis Boat and Sportshow at America’s Center

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The 63rd St. Louis Boat and Sportshow opens today at The Dome at the America’s Center. Crews have been loading in the displays for the last couple of days. The annual winter show is the premier destination for boating and outdoors enthusiasts to view, board, and buy everything needed for upcoming summer adventures spent on the water! Hundreds of the latest model boats and marine products will be on display. There will also be plenty of hands-on […]

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    Missouri lawmakers approve new ride-hailing rules

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A win in the Missouri House for ride hailing companies. A House committee approved a proposal to make it easier for companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in the St. Louis area. The measure would exempt rideshare companies from local rules set by the Taxicab Commission. They would instead be required to pay an annual registration fee of $5,000 and would be exempt from local and municipal taxes. Companies would also be allowed to […]

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    Eleven hospitalized after overnight fire near The Ville

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-A family of seven was rushed to the hospital after their home caught fire overnight in St. Louis city. It happened around 2 a.m. at a townhouse in the 4400 block of Evans near The Ville neighborhood. The parents and their five children are listed in critical condition with smoke inhalation. Fire crews arrived and rescued the parents and children, who are between the ages of 10 months and five-years-old. According to a tweet from the St. Louis Fire […]

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    New court date set for Pam Hupp

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR)- The central figure in a highly publicized murder trial was set to appear in court today. However, Pam Hupp’s arraignment was continued. She is accused of killing a man in an effort to shift attention away from herself in a series of events surrounding the death of her late friend, Betsey Faria. Hupp faces a first degree murder charge in a plot prosecutors say she devised to try to frame someone else. Prosecutors say she shot and killed 33-year […]

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    SLU Hospital nurse helps strangulation victims

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Strangulation is one of the most deadly forms of domestic violence, and it’s a felony in both Missouri and Illinois. However, many first responders and emergency room personnel are not trained to know what to look for. St. Louis University Hospital forensic nurse Kathy Howard says it takes about 22 pounds of force to open a can of soda. It takes just 4 pounds to damage the jugular vein. Howard became a sexual assault examiner in 2000. […]

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    Edwardsville students appear in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – The Macy’s Great American Marching Band features the finest high school musicians and performers from across the country. This year, three students from Edwardsville High School were selected to perform with the prestigious group. Marcus Kwasa, Erika Axtell, and Maria Arzuagas are juniors at Edwardsville High School. Kwasa is a member of the band’s drum line. Axtell and Arzuagas perform with the school’s color guard. Each student submitted an audition tape in hopes of being selected […]

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    St. Louisans protest in support of Planned Parenthood

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A group of about 50 people gathered outside the Planned Parenthood on Forest Park Avenue in the Central West End Saturday to show support for Planned Parenthood staff as well as the 2.5 million men and women who depend on the organization for health services. Organizers of the peaceful demonstration stressed their message was not a protest of President-elect Donald Trump who some fear may cut funding for Planned Parenthood once he takes office. Vice President-elect […]

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    Local non-profit offers free legal services to domestic violence survivors

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) provides free legal representation to low-income clients across 21 counties. Its ‘Lasting Solutions Program’ focuses on helping survivors of domestic violence. “Domestic violence doesn’t look like anyone,” said Holly Yoakum, managing attorney with the Lasting Solutions Program at LSEM. “Domestic violence is transcendent when it comes to victims. We have (clients) of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities.” Domestic violence is defined as repeated assault and coercive behavior by one […]