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I’m the Emmy award-winning Executive Producer of Interactive Content for KTVI and KPLR television. I manage some of the top websites and social media in St. Louis.

I write breaking news stories, produce viral videos and manage our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. My team is often the first to confirm a story and alert our audience through our apps, social media and e-mail newsletters. We work with newscast producers to bridge the gap between online and on-air elements.

My work during the protests following the shooting of Michael Brown led to an Emmy for breaking news.


Recent Articles
  • Two women found dead in St. Louis home; hazardous gas detected

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Two sisters were found dead in a north St. Louis home Tuesday morning and first responders suspect a hazardous gas may be responsible. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, the incident occurred in the 3100 block of Whittier Street, that’s in the Greater Ville neighborhood. The women were not identified but said to be in their mid-50s. They were discovered by a boyfriend. One of the women was on the bed, while the other was located […]

  • Misspelled word in Illinois State Fair’s life-sized butter cow

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – “There is no spell check in butter.”  Those words from an apologetic sculptor of the Illinois State Fair’s life-sized butter cow sculpture. The word “bicentennial” was misspelled in the butter formed message at the base. Someone placed an “n” in the wrong place. Helpers of the artist corrected the misspelled word. Check out the butter cow at the Illinois State Fair In Springfield Illinois or visit the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

  • Sign language interpreter’s amazing metal performance in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A sign language interpreter’s performance at a metal concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre is going viral. John Canavera captured a clip of the woman’s performance at a Lamb of God show Thursday night. The metal concert on Riverport Drive in Maryland Heights featured Slayer with Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death. He writes, “Watching the interpreter during @lambofgod is just pure entertainment.” Torri Ryder says she has been interpreting music for 23 years and has […]

  • Woman shoots viral video of ominous clouds forming over southern Illinois Walmart

    ANNA, IL – You walk out of Walmart and see this… What do you do? Maranda Marie Benefield shot video of ominous clouds over the Walmart in Anna, Illinois on August 7, 2018. FOX 2 Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman says this incredible footage is of the beginning of a thunderstorm cloud forming. He says they can form close to the ground and rise up to lofty heights. The video, shared by “Live Storm Chasers” has been seen by millions of people […]

  • Rolling gun battle crashes near South Grand Fire Station; Man in critical condition

    ST. LOUIS – A man was shot twice in a car Monday morning in the 3500 block of South Grand Avenue.  The shooting appears to have caused an accident by St. Louis Fire Department Engine House No. 32.  It happened during a shift change at the station. Firefighters tell FOX 2 a rolling gun battle was happening between two vehicles traveling north on Grand Avenue.  One of the vehicles crashed into vehicles parked on Potomac.  The other vehicle involved in […]

  • ICE called after 15 discovered in van on I-44 near Eureka; Police search for driver

    EUREKA, Mo. – Over a dozen people were taken in for questioning after a traffic stop on I-44 near Six Flags St. Louis.  They were discovered in a van after a driver and passenger ran from the scene. Officers attempted to pull over a vehicle on eastbound I-44 near the Six Flags exit Thursday morning.  The driver and a passenger ran from police during the incident. The Missouri Highway Patrol was able to find one of the occupants who fled on […]

  • Dad didn’t approve of his daughter’s crop-top – So they switched shirts

    MONROE COUNTY, IL – A Columbia, Illinois dad did not approve of the t-shirt his daughter wore to the Monroe County Fair this past weekend. So, Joe Lewis, who’s an electrician, shocked his daughter by exchanging his trophy husband t-shirt for her Nickelodeon crop top. An image of Lewis and his daughter was posted to Reddit.  The picture has gone viral with thousands of likes reactions. This dad saw his daughter at our local fair and didn’t like what she […]

  • ‘St. Louis Burger Week’ – Grab $6 gourmet burgers from 40 restaurants

    ST. LOUIS – Take some time this week to celebrate hamburgers. The Missouri Beef Council is helping you grab a $6 burger from more than 40 restaurants. Local chefs are offering their unique take on the dish from July 30th to August 5th. They’re serving everything from gourmet blends to off-menu specialties. The description on BurgerWeekStLouis.com states, “The idea is to get people to embrace the food, culture and St. Louis-love while getting them out to eat, drink, and try new places! […]

  • Man dies after medical emergency leads to crash with Illinois State Trooper

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – There was yet another crash in an Interstate 55 construction zone in Illinois that has become notorious for serious accidents. This time an Illinois State Trooper was among the injured. The trooper had to be extracted from his vehicle after Friday’s crash. Investigators said the accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on southbound I-55 near Illinois 143 in the construction zone.  Lanes of the highway were closed and traffic was backed up in the area. A 76-year-old man driving […]

  • Jet fighter makes emergency landing at Spirit Airport

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – An FA-18 Hornet jet fighter plane flying from Spirit Airport was having trouble landing. The aircraft was experiencing an issue with the landing gear.  It was stuck in place. The jet was departing from the airport. The aircraft flew around the area to deplete some of its fuel reserves. The pilot landed safely after some time in the air. Spirit Airport sent an “Alert 2” to first responders. Emergency crews were on standby at the runway. The […]

  • Victim in ‘freak accident’ on Forest Park Parkway identified as prominent local businesswoman

    ST. LOUIS – Authorities have identified the person killed Monday in a freak accident on Forest Park Parkway. Janet Torrisi-Mokwa was killed when another driver’s accident on a bridge above her caused a 1-ton chunk of concrete to fall on her vehicle. She was 58. She was the wife of former St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa. Torrisi-Mokwa died instantly when the concrete hit her black Tesla sedan Monday. Police Lt. Paul Lauer called it “a very freak accident.” They said the […]

  • Speeding car punches hole into south St. Louis home

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Reporter Erika Tallan was assigned to another story in south St. Louis City Monday when a car raced by her and slammed into a building. A 2018 red Dodge Charger ran a stop sign Monday afternoon, drove two blocks, crashed into a truck, and then a home at Winnebago and Compton. The car punched a hole into the side of the home. The front of the vehicle could be seen poking into the basement. Neighbors were […]