• Follow me on:

Some folks are born curious. I plead guilty to that. A strong sense of curiosity and a commitment to public service have fueled my interest in news reporting.

My first assignment was writing stories about my junior high for the Tonawanda (NY) News. After heading west to major in journalism at the University of Missouri, I found my first TV job in St. Louis. Women TV reporters were oddities then, but when I started on the air in 1971, St. Louis audiences kindly accepted my work.

KTVI hired me in 1989 to anchor weekend news and cover government consumer stories for Contact 2. Today, my assignments include general news, politics and education stories.

From the Flood of '93 to the Pope's visit - from presidential nominating conventions to stories of personal adversity and courage - TV news reporting gives me a front row seat for history in the making!


Recent Articles
  • Off-duty police officer shot in North St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-An off duty St. Louis city police officer is recovering Saturday morning after being shot. He came under-fire while simply driving his personal vehicle north on 25th Street near Breman. That’s in north St. Louis. Police say that the 28-year-old officer was fired upon just before 4:00pm. He was shot multiple times in the lower extremities. His wounds do not appear to be life threatening. The St. Louis Municipal Department says the officer is in critical but […]

  • St. Louis to ease paying traffic tickets for low income residents

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  A top priority for the Ferguson Commission is already drawing attention from both Missouri’s Attorney General and St. Louis City’s Mayor. On Thursday, both leaders took action to bring change to how municipal courts handle fines for minor municipal and traffic violations. Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit in St. Louis County Circuit Court against 13 County municipalities and villages for violating a state law that limits traffic fines to 30 percent of each […]

  • Local Cuban-American says communism is the problem not U.S. embargo

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – President Obama’s move to lift some U.S. restrictions against Cuba is receiving mixed reactions locally. St. Louis Congressman Lacy Clay praised the president’s actions calling them “long overdue”.  But Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt criticized the decision as one that will encourage “our adversaries.” A St. Louis resident of Cuban heritage fears the Obama administration move will end up “enhancing the Castro regime.” Jorge Riopedre, an executive with a not-for-profit health clinic, is the son of […]

  • Boeing 777X expansion will bring about 700 jobs to St. Louis

    BERKELEY, MO (KPLR) – Boeing celebrated a milestone in its corporate history Tuesday with the ground breaking for a new design and manufacturing center in Berkeley that will serve the company’s newest commercial passenger plane, the 777X. It is the first time in company history that any commercial aerospace manufacturing will occur in St. Louis.  Boeing’s military fighter jet and missile production is headquartered on a campus near Lambert Airport.  The new work will bring as many as 700 new jobs […]

  • A day of prayer and Christian hip hop concert bring people together

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Saturday was a day of prayer for St. Louis as organizers for Hope for the City Concert held a prayer service under the Gateway Arch. The group prayed for the future of St. Louis. Organizers followed the prayer service with concert Saturday night at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Martin Luther King in north St. Louis. The concert started at 7 pm, featuring Derek Minor Propaganda, J.R., Flame and THI’SL. The host for the […]

  • fatal accident9

    Racing ATV hits police vehicle, killing one person

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis accident reconstruction has been called to the city’s north side at Kingshigway and Highland for a fatal accident. Police say two ATV’s were racings each other when one of the ATV’s struck a police vehicle around 7:40 pm Saturday night. The accident occurred as police officers in the area had received a call and were responding when Chevy Tahoe they were in was struck by one of the ATV’s at Highland. Witnesses at the […]

  • Ferguson case: New grand jury documents released

    (KPLR) – McCulloch: inadvertently omitted transcripts of witness interviews with investigators in Mike Brown case have now been released. St. Louis County  Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch says all Grand Jury testimony was released the day the Grand Jury returned No True Bill against police officer Darren Wilson. Please see press release from the  Prosecuting Attorney Office  below: 12-12-2014 Press Release Testimony Released: FED Int Wit Did Not Testify FED Int Witness 22 FED Int     Witness 43 FED Int Witness 54     […]

  • Car flips after police chase on Manchester road

    DES PERES, MO (KTVI) – Suspects wanted for stealing from a store then struck a police car and another driver in Des Peres Friday afternoon. The accident happened as hundreds of shoppers were trying to get to the nearby West County Center. Police say suspects were trying to flee from the T.J. Maxx store in the shopping center in the 11700 block of Manchester road. They backed into the police car, ramming it. The officer was not hurt. Then the […]

  • tear-gas

    Police ordered to give advance warnings before releasing tear gas during protests

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Civil rights attorneys won a partial temporary restraining order Thursday night over the use of tear gas by police.  U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson ruled from the bench after a day of testimony from protestors, a legal observer and police. She said police need to issue a warning to demonstrators prior to releasing tear gas, give them directions to leave safely and allow a reasonable time to leave the area. This comes in the wake […]

  • “A Plus” program forcing students to make tough financial choices

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A program designed to help Missourians complete more college courses may be a victim of its own success. The “A-Plus” program offers free tuition at Missouri community colleges for recent graduates of “A-plus” high schools who met state standards.  The students have four years to complete an associate degree. Now officials in Missouri’s Department of Higher Education are warning there may not be sufficient funds to pay for everyone’s tuition that is part of […]

  • Public meetings focus on the future of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – An environmental impact study is underway looking at four potential sites for a new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility in the St. Louis region.  Area citizens have been invited to three open houses to voice their opinions about the locations.  They can also file comments on line until January 19th. The first meeting was held Tuesday afternoon at the Gateway Classic Foundation office in north St. Louis City.  St. Louis City Comptroller Darlene Green said city leaders are doing […]

  • “Journey for Justice” reaches Jefferson City

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Black and white voices echoed in the Missouri Capitol rotunda this afternoon as protesters called for a change in American society. The NAACP’s “Journey for Justice” began seven days ago on the street where Mike Brown was killed.  It ended inside the center of Missouri’s government.  About 50 marchers completed the last leg of the trip halfway across Missouri this morning despite a cold rain.  Others sharing the same demands for and and to racial […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 341 other followers