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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
  • St. Louis Zoo set to turn off lights in support of EarthHour

    This evening, the Saint Louis Zoo will turn the lights off at both our parking lots, along Historic Hill and at the iconic Zoo Pylon, to show solidarity for and a strong commitment to fighting climate change. The Zoo is joining millions of people around the world for #EarthHour 2018, a worldwide movement to show support for protecting our planet.  You too can participate by turning off your lights for one hour, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time.

  • Area firefighters climbing downtown high-rise in gear for charity

    ST. LOUIS – On Saturday, dozens of first responders from the greater St. Louis metro will climb to the top of the Metropolitan Square Building in downtown St. Louis while carrying 50 to 75 pounds of gear for the American Lung Association in Missouri’s Fight for Air Climb. The participants hope to raise money and awareness about the diseases impacting their industry. Despite the heavy protective gear firefighters wear on the job, according to the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), […]

  • Volunteers needed for 2nd Annual Honeysuckle Hackathon in Kirkwood

    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – The Kirkwood Parks Department is looking for volunteers to help with its 2nd annual Honeysuckle Hackathon to help eradicate bush honeysuckle from the park. Bush honeysuckle is an invasive plant species that degrades woodlands, fields, and stream banks into impenetrable thickets, lacking ecological, economic, or recreational value. It was originally imported from Asia and has no natural competition in North America. The woody bush can grow to the size of a small tree and will quickly overwhelm […]

  • Judge allows Greitens team to question private investigator

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The former FBI agent investigating Missouri Governor Eric Greitens will give a video deposition in the case on Monday. Prosecutors hired William Tisaby but he reportedly was demoted from the FBI for lying under oath about getting remarried, before his divorce was final. Lawyers for both sides will be in court this morning to decide what’s “fairground” for questioning him on Monday. The judge is also deciding whether to allow cameras in the courtroom during Greitens’ trial.

  • National School Walk Out Day across St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Students across the U.S. and in the St. Louis area walked out of class at 10 a.m. local time Wednesday (March 14) for 17 minutes as part of a national demonstration to honor the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida one month ago. The national organization behind the protest, Empower, is calling on Congress to ban assault weapons, require universal background checks before gun sales, and pass a gun violence […]

  • Benefit for child with rare disease at The Axe House in Valley Park

    VALLEY PARK, Mo.  – To branch out from the more common trivia nights and 5k runs, firefighters from the Monarch Fire Protection District set their sights on a unique way to raise money for a cause that hits close to home. Camryn Coughlin, 7, is the son of Monarch firefighter Adam Coughlin. Camryn was recently diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a rare genetic disease that attacks neurons in the brain. There is no cure. ALD affects one in 18,000 people, mostly […]

  • Westboro Baptist Church protests gay student at John Burroughs School

    LADUE, Mo. – Dueling demonstrations were held outside John Burroughs School in Ladue Monday morning, as members of Westboro Baptist Church picketed the school in protest of a student-athlete who came out as gay to classmates last fall, but allies far outnumbered protesters from the controversial organization. Supporters held signs and rainbow flags and played music to drown out the negative messages coming from the protesters. “Just to know that I have all that love and support from so many […]

  • O’Fallon father no longer considered missing, police say

    O’FALLON, Mo. – O’Fallon, Missouri police have called off the search for a man who seemingly disappeared earlier this week. On Friday afternoon, police said their investigation revealed that Adam Tumbrink was not an endangered missing person after being spotted with a woman who had also been reported missing. Police said he was seen on Thursday, March 8 by an independent witness. “This is not a criminal matter,” police said. Tumbrink’s family has since been contacted. Tumbrink, 39, had not […]

  • Cigna buying Express Scripts for $67 billion

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -A deal has been reached for U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp. to buy St. Louis County-based Express Scripts Holding Co. in a $67 billion deal. The sale was approved by the board of directors of both companies. The deal includes a combination of cash and stocks. Cigna also assumes $15 billion dollars of Express Scripts debt. Cigna shareholders will own about 64 percent of the combined company, and Express Scripts shareholders will own about 36 percent. The […]

  • Lane closures on westbound I-44 begin Wednesday

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Missouri Department of Transportation will close two westbound lanes on Interstate 44 between Jamieson and Shrewsbury avenues beginning around 6 a.m. Wednesday (March 7).   Crews will close an additional westbound lane each night between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. to set the barrier wall. Only one westbound lane will be open each night while this is happening. Crews may also close one lane on eastbound I-44 outside of the rush periods.   When that work […]

  • Missouri House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens’ extramarital affair

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Missouri House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens’ extramarital affair will hold its first hearing Tuesday (March 6). This first meeting of the Special Investigative Committee on Oversight is expected to be open to the public, but officials said the sessions when they interview witnesses will be closed. The seven-member committee of representatives was formed after the governor was arrested last month on a felony invasion of privacy charge. It includes Rep. Jay Barnes (R), Rep. Don […]

  • Firefighters throw axes to support sick child

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – First responders from across the St. Louis metro are raising money and awareness after a local firefighter’s son was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease. They wanted to branch out from the traditional trivia nights, poker tournaments and 5k runs, but also stick to their fire rescue roots. Firefighters often work long shifts and live at the firehouse while they are on duty. “A third of my life was at the firehouse and I wouldn’t […]