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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
  • St. Louis County Grand jury could take weeks to review Mike Brown evidence

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – Members of the current St. Louis County grand jury took on a new assignment today: the Michael Brown shooting case. The twelve member grand jury heard the first evidence to be presented in the investigation. Grand jury proceedings are held in secret. Even a lawyer representing a witness may not attend the session. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said his staff would continue to present evidence in an organized pattern to the grand jurors as […]

  • Violence besets Ferguson Sunday night before curfew

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Sunday the residents around West Florissant awoke from a night that saw some violence along West Florissant. But the violence did not include any looting. Police had to use smoke and tear gas to disperse a large group of protests around 12:40 am. Police had to respond to several incidents, one was a shooting near Redz Barbecue at West Florissant and Canfield were police a man was spotted with a gun and a man was found […]

  • County prosecutor says Michael Brown case will go to a grand jury

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – It’s now been one week since the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer in the Canfield Green apartment complex. In that time precious little has been said about the investigation into 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch is on record says that his office is reviewing all relevant information, evidence and witnesses to the shooting. But that has done little to calm the residents of Ferguson who again demanded […]

  • State of Emergency: Nixon imposes curfew in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Saturday afternoon Governor Jay Nixon spoke to the residents of Ferguson and the media at the Greater St. Mark’s Family Church in north St. Louis County. Governor Nixon ordered an immediate curfew for the city of Ferguson to start Saturday night from Midnight to 5 am. The curfew will be enforced by the Missouri State Highway Patrol who has operational control of security in Ferguson. The governor also issued a state of emergency for Ferguson. Nixon […]

  • Some law enforcement officers disagree with new tactics

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – 24 hours after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon put the Missouri Highway Patrol in charge of security in Ferguson, questions remain.  In fact the governor warned Friday this journey could still be bumpy. Rush hour proved peaceful in the heart of Ferguson.  Protestors stood across the street from the police department chanting and holding signs but not impeding traffic. Gov. Nixon, Highway Patrol Commander Ron Replogle and Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson answered questions from the news […]

  • Striking contrast at Ferguson protest

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Protestors wielding bullhorns and challenging the  line of police in riot gear were  not the only demonstrators on West Florissant Wednesday evening. Members of a local Ferguson church brought in a band on a flatbed truck about six thirty.  The lively gospel music quickly drew some protestors away from the police line.  They sang and danced in the street praising Jesus and calling for peace in their town. It sounded like a revival.  Pastor Marquaelle Futrell […]

  • Protesters fill Ferguson streets

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis SWAT Team is on  the scene of a protest on West Florissant street in Ferguson.  Demonstrators are filling the streets. Police have told the crowd to clear the area or there will be arrests. Just before 9 pm  police say the crowd that had gather at West Florissant and Chambers Road began throwing objects at police officers. Fearing for the safety of the officers police responded with tear gas and concussion grenades to […]

  • Ferguson asks protesters to restrict demonstrations to the daytime

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The City of Ferguson is asking demonstrators to disperse before dusk.   The last three nights of demonstrations have turned violent after the sun went down.  Now, the city would like those who wish to hold peaceful protests to restrict their activities to daylight hours. The city says people are co-opting the Mike Brown protests and turning them violent.  They have been able to do so during the evening hours. The city says, “These events are […]

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    Tensions still running high during Ferguson vigil for Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Protests continue in the City of Ferguson as members of the community continue to voice their outrage over the police-involved shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old. Community members continued to gather and chant in preparation for an 8pm vigil for Mike Brown who was shot and killed Saturday night during an altercation with a Ferguson police officer. There are reports that the crowd was becoming unruly Sunday evening.  Witnesses tweeted photos and video of people blocking emergency […]

  • Anger over police shooting of teen prompts protests

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Protesters chanted “no justice, no peace” as they stood outside the Ferguson Police Department Saturday night following the shooting of a 17-year old by a police officer. Angered by what they believe was an unwarranted attack, several promised to organize daily protests until they receive what they believe to be justice. St. Louis County Police were immediately called in to handle the shooting investigation. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said Saturday, “ We do want this investigated […]

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    Teenager shot, killed in Ferguson apartment complex

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – A shooting in Ferguson has tensions riding high between residents and police in north St. Louis County. Saturday afternoon a police involved shooting occurred at the Canfield Green apartment complex in the 2900 block of Canfield. Police say an officer from the Ferguson Police Department was involved in shooting at the apartment complex that left a teenager dead. At the request of the Ferguson Police Department the St. Louis County Crimes Against Person Unit is taking […]

  • Korean War veteran wants to save aging home

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A Korean War veteran is determined to keep his home in north St. Louis even though part of it collapsed Friday. William Sutherlin was asleep in a front room and woke up to find fire trucks outside his house.  He said he did not realize a section of the west wall of his three story brick home had fallen to his neighbor’s driveway.  The 120 year old house is located  in the 4,500 block of Enright. […]

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