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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
  • Homeless petition Gov. Greitens to provide state building for shelter

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – More than 100 homeless people in downtown St. Louis are signing a petition to Governor Eric Greitens Thursday. It asks the governor to provide the New Life Evangelistic Center with a state building for an emergency shelter. The men and women will gather at City Hall at 10 a.m. The City of St. Louis forced the shelter to close earlier this month and began housing more homeless at Biddle House. The temporary overflow shelter set up in a […]

  • Boy, 9, fighting for his life after police chase near airport

    BRIDGETON, MO (KPLR) – A 9-year-old boy is fighting for his life this morning. A stolen SUV being chased by police crashed into his family’s car at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The family is asking for prayers this morning. The stolen car hit the family’s car outside of Terminal 2. Caleb is struggling to survive. His 5-year-old brother Evan is in critical but stable condition. Their mother is also in the hospital. The family had just returned to St. Louis from […]

  • Hundreds evacuated after fire at St. Charles hotel

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – A fire forced more than 100 people out of an extended stay hotel in St. Charles early Tuesday morning. St. Charles City police were on the scene at the InTown Suite located at Interstate 70 and Highway 94. Fire sparked on the ground level outside of the hotel and quickly spread up the three-story building and through the roof. Since the fire was mainly outside the building, the alarm did not sound. Police alerted the […]

  • Store clerk wounded, robbery suspect killed in south St. Louis shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) -A shooting outside of a convenience store early Monday in the Carondelet neighborhood of south St. Louis has left a man dead and female wounded. Police were called to the scene at the 7-Eleven store at the corner of Bates Street and Virginia Avenue around 3:45am. According to St. Louis police, a man walked up to a store clerk who was outside on a smoke break and announced a robbery. The 35-year-old clerk had a gun and […]

  • Tank being removed from explosion site in Soulard

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Weeks after a deadly explosion, a large piece of metal debris will be removed from a Soulard business Wednesday (April 19) morning. On April 3, an explosion at the Loy-Lange Box Company (222 Russell Boulevard) sent part of the hot water storage tank crashing into the roof of nearby Faultless Linen Company (2030 S. Broadway) about 500 feet away from its origin. According to St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson, that piece of equipment weighs a […]

  • Man shot in Woodson Terrace; suspect in custody

    WOODSON TERRACE, MO (KPLR) – A man is in critical and stable condition after he was shot early Monday morning in Woodson Terrace. Just after 2 a.m., police got a call about a shooting on the 9300 block of Tutwiler Avenue. Police said the victim was shot by another man who then fled the scene. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital. The suspect ran to the Dollar General on Woodson Road where, at one point, it was believed […]

  • Senators approve home buyouts aimed at Bridgeton, West Lake landfills

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI)- A possible lifeline is being extended to homeowners near the Bridgeton and West Lake landfills. Missouri senators voted Wednesday to approve a buyout program for people living near the super-fund site. Residents whose homes are considered uninhabitable from contamination or are located within three miles of sites with high levels of dissolved radium in groundwater will be eligible to apply for the buyout. Neighbors have voiced concerns for years that nuclear waste buried at West Lake Landfill […]

  • Metro testing battery powered busses in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Metro will wrap up testing new battery technology Tuesday. This is the last day Metro will be test driving an electric bus in downtown St. Louis. The electric Metro bus has been carrying passengers on the #99 Downtown Trolley Route. The Executive Director of Metro Transit says the tests give them a chance to see how the electric technology performs on city streets under a variety of traffic and environmental conditions and carrying different passenger […]

  • Ground broken for new memorial at Jefferson Barracks Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The Missouri Military Memorial will honor fallen members of the armed forces of the military from Missouri who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. A local organization spent nearly seven years raising money to fund a monument that pays tribute to the military men and women who died during four conflicts: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. The Missouri Military Memorial Foundation says the monument will be made of […]

  • Police arrest protesters outside West Lake Landfill

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – Police arrested 10 protesters Friday morning for blocking two entrances to the West Lake Landfill. The demonstration started early Friday morning. About six people began the protest at the entrances to the West Lake and Bridgeton Landfills along St. Charles Rock Road., another four or so at an entrance just up the road, chaining themselves to trash cans filled with concrete. The groups Earth Defense Coalition and Soulfire Caravan organized Friday’s protest. The protesters said they’re concerned about an […]

  • St. Louis to close Larry Rice’s homeless shelter this weekend

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An overcrowded homeless shelter with a long history of building code violations is shutting down this weekend. The Reverend Larry Rice says he will be out of the New Life Evangelistic Center by Sunday evening. The Mayor’S Office says people seeking shelter will be referred to the city-owned Biddle House. Rice tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he anticipates this will be a temporary shutdown. He plans to continue to work to get the building […]

  • New grizzly bear exhibit to open at St. Louis Zoo

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-It’s the return of grizzlies to the St. Louis Zoo. A pair of siblings will soon call the gateway city home. A new grizzly bear exhibit is opening this September. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, two young grizzlies named Huckleberry and Finley are currently living at a zoo in Montana. They`ll be moved here this summer and will have some time to acclimate to their new home before meeting the public. At this […]