Betsey Bruce


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

  • 9-year-old and Lady Gaga receive anti-bullying awards

    Posted on: 11:00 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 07:07pm, April 12, 2014

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) -A nine year old who sold tee shirts to help fight bullying was honored Saturday night...
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  • Virus killing millions of baby pigs and raising pork prices

    Posted on: 6:58 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Your favorite barbeque is going to put a bigger hole in your wallet this summer....
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  • Students participate in IDOT Career Day

    Posted on: 8:19 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI)– Illinois is already looking for the next generation of engineers, bridge builders and pilots. The state...
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  • Displaced St. Ann fire victims still waiting to go home

    Posted on: 7:09 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – It`s been another frustrating day for residents of the Santa Ana Apartments. Many say they...
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  • University City cleaning up after Thursday’s tornado

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 04:38pm, April 5, 2014

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – University City residents hit by the tornado Thursday spent their Saturday cleaning up and scheduling...
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  • Federal authorities pleased with conviction of St. Clair Co. Judge

    Posted on: 6:12 pm, March 30, 2014, by , updated on: 05:04pm, March 30, 2014

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – ‘Satisfied’, that`s how federal authorities feel after a St. Clair County Circuit Judge was sentenced to...
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  • Red Cross assisting residents of St. Ann high rise apartment fire

    Posted on: 6:17 pm, March 29, 2014, by , updated on: 06:15pm, March 29, 2014

    ST. ANN, MO (KPLR) – A fire at a high rise apartment in St. Ann Friday is still playing havoc...
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  • Police on the lookout for teens staging fights for media attention

    Posted on: 10:32 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– St. Louis city police are on the lookout for teens who are staging fights to get...
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  • St. Clair County issues no burn ban

    Posted on: 6:31 pm, March 23, 2014, by , updated on: 04:38pm, March 23, 2014

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KPLR) –St. Clair County issued a ban on open burning Sunday in hopes of reducing brush...
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  • Billiken fans disappointed but not discouraged

    Posted on: 6:21 pm, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 06:19pm, March 22, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) –Saint Louis University basketball fans, hoping for an upset Saturday, crowded into the Billiken Club at Busch...
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  • Normandy students rally to show support for district

    Posted on: 5:51 pm, March 13, 2014, by

    NORMANDY, MO (KTVI)– Seventh grade Normandy students took to the streets during the lunch hour Thursday to show their support...
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  • Reward offered after heavy equipment stolen from business

    Posted on: 8:11 am, March 13, 2014, by

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)–A thief put a small business owner out of business this week by stealing his heavy equipment. Arthur...
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