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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.

Recent Articles
  • Executives sleep outside to support Covenant House Missouri

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _St. Louis area business leaders woke up on a cold Friday morning (Nov. 17) after having slept outside overnight to raise awareness and money for homeless kids and teens in the region. Covenant House Missouri representatives said at any given time nearly 3,000 youths are homeless in St. Louis and the surrounding counties. “Sleep Out: Executive Edition” brings together prominent St. Louis leaders who each commit to raise at least $5,000 and sleep outside for one night. […]

  • 5-alarm warehouse fire sends toxic smoke into air

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Firefighters tackled hot spots into the night at a huge warehouse fire in south St. Louis. The fire prompted warnings about the toxic smoke. It started around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the block-long warehouse on 39th at Park Avenue in the Botanical Heights neighborhood. The warehouse held 150,000 citronella candles, many paperback books from a local publisher and even some toys donated to the Shriner’s Hospital for an upcoming Christmas party. Firefighters have yet to enter the building […]

  • Inside the Academy – Defensive tactics

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Use of force by police officers is a hotly debated topic. There are questions about when an officer may use force, what type of force an officer may use, and when that force crosses the line. Under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, a police officer may use force if they have probable cause. Officer Eric Austermann, an instructor at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy, said police officers may meet […]

  • Man shot on MetroLink platform in Brentwood

    BRENTWOOD, Mo. _St. Louis County police are investigating a shooting on the MetroLink platform in Brentwood Sunday night (Nov. 12). According to police, a 26-year-old man was shot on the platform along Eager Road around 9:30 p.m. A police spokesman said the injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. Investigators said while waiting for a train, the victim was approached by a man he knows. The two men began to argue, and the suspect pulled out a gun and fired […]

  • Steinberg Skating Rink opens for its 60th anniversary season

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park opened for another season Friday morning. It’s the 60th anniversary of the rink, which opened on November 11, 1957. To commemorate its 60th year, the rink invites the public to come out and skate like it’s 1957, with $0.50 skate admission all weekend. Guests may bring their own skates or rent skates for $6. Concessions will be available. Steinberg Skating Rink is the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the Midwest. The […]

  • Inside the Academy: Fair and impartial policing​

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Training at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy is all about building a strong foundation. Lessons build upon each other to develop strong, confident and capable officers. “Our (defensive tactics training) is very important, shooting is important, but I don’t know if sometimes the public understands how the communication aspect fits into it,” said academy instructor Nikki Brown. Brown teaches recruits how to use their words to prevent or deescalate an emotionally charged situation […]

  • St. Clair County judge charged with sexual abuse, intimidation

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Il. _A Metro East judge is charged with felony criminal sexual abuse. According to court documents obtained by our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert is charged with felony sexual abuse and intimidation, as well as misdemeanor battery and solicitation of a sexual act. The Belleville News-Democrat reports, Duebbert’s client, a 25-year-old man, said Duebbert touched him inappropriately and offered to reduce his legal fee in exchange for sexual contact. Duebbert is ordered […]

  • Hidden Valley expansion meeting in Wildwood

    WILDWOOD, Mo. _After two unseasonably warm winters, Hidden Valley Ski Area plans to diversify its recreational attractions by adding a zipline tour. The city of Wildwood is requiring a conditional use permit. During the permit period, the city of is soliciting comments from the public about the zipline’s potential impact. A public hearing is being held Monday (Nov. 6) at 6:30 p.m. at the Wildwood Town Hall to give people a chance to show their support or to opposition to […]

  • Inside the Academy: Traffic Stops and DWI

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – In 2016, the St. Louis County Police Department conducted 59,616 traffic stops – an average of 163 each day. We hear the phrase often, but recruits at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy are learning there is no such thing as a “routine traffic stop.” Academy instructor Paul Powers is teaching them how to physically and mentally approach a vehicle. “You hear a lot of officers that are traffic officers talk about ‘Well, I […]

  • 2 killed, 5 injured in crash near Fairground Park

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Two people were killed in a car wreck Wednesday night (Nov. 1) near Fairground Park. Five other people were injured, including three children. The crash happened just before 10 p.m. on Natural Bridge at Fair Avenue. According to police, a red sedan was traveling east on Natural Bridge at a high rate of speed. It struck the white car as the white car was traveling north on Fair, across Natural Bridge. Witnesses said the two people killed, […]

  • Man killed in Fairview Heights house fire

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. – A man was killed in a fire in a trailer home in Fairview Heights early Wednesday morning (Nov. 1). It is the first fatal fire of the year for the Fairview Fire Department, according to Chief Bryan Doyle. Chief Doyle said the call came in just after 1 a.m. for a house fire with a person trapped inside. Upon arrival, firefighters could see fire coming from the front of the home. Once they were able to […]

  • St. Louis Community College considers layoffs or employee buyouts

    ST. LOUIS, MO – St. Louis Community College considers another round of employee buyouts or it may be forced to layoff nearly 18 percent of its faculty, a recently released draft report states. The cash strapped St. Louis Community College system says they need to cut costs due budget costs from the Missouri governor’s office and declining enrollment. Enrollment is down by more than 10,000 students since 2011 and down 200 students since last year. Currently, there are about 18,800 students […]