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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
  • Frigid temperatures won’t stop some New Year’s Eve events

    ST. LOUIS – The frigid temperatures have forced many weekend events to be canceled or postponed, but there are several unique New Year’s Eve celebrations where St. Louisans can ring in the New Year. For those who cannot stay awake to watch the clock strike midnight, there is a chance to ring in the New Year a bit early. Beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 31) the Magic House (516 S. Kirkwood Rd., 63122) is hosting a Noontime New Year’s […]

  • Many weekend winter festivities around St. Louis canceled due dangerous cold

    ST. LOUIS – With dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills 5 to 20 degrees below zero expected this holiday weekend, several New Year’s celebrations in the St. Louis area have been canceled. Winterfest at the Arch is canceled for the weekend meaning the last skating session at the rink for the season was last night. The closure includes a hockey tournament and a family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. A spokesman for the Gateway Arch Park Foundation says the safety […]

  • AAA: Dealing with cold weather issues

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _AAA Missouri has seen an increased number of calls during the recent cold snap. The fleet in Hazelwood responded to more than 500 calls for service on Wednesday (Dec. 27). Josh Connors, fleet supervisor at AAA, said the most common call for service lately is a failed battery. Connors said it’s wise to get the vehicle battery checked even if the battery is relatively new. Vehicle owners should also check the fluid levels like oil, coolant and […]

  • Community pulls together to aid a family beset by hard times Christmas Day

    PINE LAWN, Mo. – Several organizations came together to perform a random act of community Christmas morning for a Pine Lawn family. The North County Police Cooperative, Beyond Housing, and other community partners adopted Ebonie Crawford’s family for the holiday. It has been a tough year for Crawford. The single mother of five was involved in a terrible accident last year that totaled her car and nearly took her life “I made it through,” said Crawford. “Just kept praying and […]

  • MoDOT crews out clearing roadways for Christmas

    ST. LOUIS – After focusing on treating area bridges Saturday, Missouri Department of Transportation crews hit the roads early Sunday morning to prepare for the snow that rolled in a short time later. ​Arisa Praipaisil, Assistant Maintenance Engineer for MoDOT-St. Louis, said crews were out around 6 a.m. in the norther parts of the district like St. Charles. In other areas, crews began work at 7 a.m. Shoppers who were out picking up last minute gifts may have seen the […]

  • Police searching for Arnold road rage suspect

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Arnold police were still searching Wednesday for the suspect wanted in a road rage incident that led to the assault of a woman in a store parking lot. Scott Heatherly, 50, is charged in Jefferson County with one count of assault and two counts of property damage. Bond has been set at $50,000. Police said Heatherly was quickly identified after the police department released surveillance video showing a violent attack in the parking lot of an […]

  • Inside the Academy: Building searches, active shooter scenarios

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Recent mass shootings at seemingly safe spaces reinforces that law enforcement must be ready for the unthinkable. It is rare that an officer will ever be called to an active shooter situation, but the basic skills needed in that type of scenario are commonly used in police work. All eyes were on St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar the night he dropped by the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy to teach Class […]

  • Cardinals adding new section to ‘mingle’ at Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Last week, Fox 2 told you the St. Louis Cardinals removed several sections of seats and were selling the seats in pairs on the team’s website.  According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have begun construction to create an area with bars and open spaces similar to those seen at Coors Field in Denver and Petco Park in San Diego. Colorado Rockies fans can hang out on the third level of Coors Field […]

  • Blueberry Hill holding Reedy Press reboot party after massive fire

    ST. LOUIS, MO — They lost everything in a massive warehouse fire last month, but today you can help them get back on their feet.   They’re calling it the Reedy Press reboot. It’s an event bringing together authors who lost inventory in a massive warehouse fire in south St. Louis in November.   Reedy Press Publishing lost an estimated 200,000 books in the fire. Several local authors had to cancel book signing events and have lost holiday gift sales.  Many of […]

  • Aldermanic Committee considers competing marijuana bills

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _St. Louis aldermen consider two competing marijuana bills today. The issue goes before the legislation committee this morning. One bill introduced by Alderwoman Megan Green would remove the possibility of jail time for petty marijuana possession. The other, proposed by Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, would reduce punishment meaning a reduction of fines for any person who is arrested with 35 grams or less. The current maximum fine is $500. Reed’s proposal would set the fine at $25. […]

  • Inside the Academy – Firearms and VirTra Training

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Studies show most police officers will never fire their service weapon on the job, but an officer must be ready and able should the situation ever demand it. Recruits in Class 193 at the St. Louis County and Municipal Academy arrived with a wide range of prior firearms training. Some had extensive training while others had none. Recruit Mary Mills completed firearms training during her time in the U.S. Coast Guard. She qualified in the […]

  • Arnold police officer in stable condition after shooting

    ARNOLD, Mo. _An Arnold, Missouri police officer is in the hospital Wednesday morning (Dec. 6) after he was shot in the head by a burglary suspect in his police SUV Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 5). Officer Ryan O’Connor, 44, was rushed to St. Anthony’s Medical Center with “life-threatening injuries.” O’Connor made it through surgery Tuesday, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Captain Gary Higginbotham, and his condition is stable. Police officers from across the region showed up at St. Anthony’s to show […]