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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. She transitioned to reporting in January 2017.

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
  • Cousin of St. Louis man killed in suicide bombing speaks out

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man has been identified as one of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in Syria this week. Scott Wirtz, a civilian employee with the Defense Intelligence Agency, was 42. Wirtz’s cousin, Matt Shadow, said Wirtz was a warrior with the heart of a teddy bear. Shadow is four years younger than Wirtz and the two were close growing up. “We went from cousins to brothers when I was about eight or nine, so […]

  • Concerns over rising euthanasia rate at St. Louis County animal shelter

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – After making headlines in early 2018 for drastically reducing the number of euthanasia cases at the St. Louis County Animal Care and Control, there is concern over an increase of dogs being euthanized at the end of the same year. St. Louis County Animal Care and Control is an open admission shelter which means it does not turn any animal away. It takes in animals for St. Louis County, unincorporated St. Louis County, and municipalities […]

  • BOA President uses meeting in Tower Grove to push for ‘Operation Ceasefire’

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis city leader is proposing a new approach to reducing gun violence in the city after several other U.S. cities that have implemented the program have seen a reduction in crime. Operation Ceasefire was founded in Boston in the 1990s after the city saw an epidemic of homicides among Boston youth. The plan focused on the intervention of gun trafficking and gangs. Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed has been studying and pushing for St. […]

  • Carjacking suspect shot, killed by St. Louis police

    ST. LOUIS – A suspected carjacker was shot and killed by plain-clothes St. Louis police officers Tuesday afternoon in north city. The shooting took place in the parking lot of the Schnucks grocery store near the intersection of Natural Bridge Avenue and Union Boulevard. According to St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden, the reported carjacking occurred around 11 a.m. in the 5500 block of Cabanne Avenue. The stolen vehicle was spotted around 2:55 p.m. and the suspect was tailed to the Schnucks […]

  • Adam Wainwright fundraiser to benefits sex trafficking victims

    CLAYTON, MO – A big league fundraiser this weekend will have a big impact on sex trafficking victims in the St. Louis area. In its third year, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and his non-profit, Big League Impact, will host a karaoke event to support local charities. This year, Waino’s World Sing-Off will benefit Crisis Aid, a charity that has been saving lives around the world since 2002. In St. Louis, Crisis Aid has provided a holistic safe home […]

  • Two arrested for murder of St. Ann auto shop owner

    ST. ANN, Mo. – Two people wanted in connection with the murder of a St. Ann business owner were arrested Thursday after a police chase that ended in north St. Louis. St. Ann police said the man who was killed was not the shooter’s intended target. Before noon Thursday, St. Ann police spotted a vehicle wanted in connection with the murder of 32-year-old Talmadge Smith, the owner of T&R Pitstop. When officers tried to pull the vehicle over, the suspect […]

  • Councilman proposes supplementing county police budget

    CLAYTON, MO – A St. Louis County Council member proposed new legislation Tuesday (Jan. 8) to give the St. Louis County Police Department nearly $5 million to be put in its general fund. Last year, County Executive Steve Stenger proposed a budget of more than $600 million for 2019, but the County Council reduced it by $35 million across the board, aiming to retain 2018 spending levels. At Tuesday’s County Council meeting, Councilman Tim Fitch introduced a new plan to […]

  • Pevely police chief suspended amid allegations of domestic assault

    PEVELY, MO – The chief of the Pevely Police Department was suspended Monday (Jan. 7) amid public outcry over allegations of domestic assault in November. Dozens of people gathered outside Pevely City Hall ahead of the board meeting to hold a candlelight vigil and express their concern over the lack of charges filed. An investigative report submitted by a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office states Pevely Police Chief Charles “Tony” Moutray assaulted his wife in their Festus home […]

  • Residents in Black Jack neighborhood complain about recent spate of gun violence

    BLACK JACK, Mo. – Five people were arrested Thursday in connection with multiple shootings in a north St. Louis County neighborhood over the last six months. St. Louis County police met with about 50 residents at the Black Jack neighborhood police station to tell residents of the Wild Ridge subdivision about the arrests. Police said they are investing extra resources into solving these crimes including 24-hour patrols. A home on Bielefeld Drive has been targeted by gunmen five times over […]

  • South St. Louis neighborhoods strive to put an end to a dangerous NYE tradition

    ST. LOUIS – It is a problem police in the St. Louis region see year after year on New Year’s Eve – bullets fired into the night sky to celebrate the holiday. Those “celebratory” shots can cause damage and can be fatal. Residents in the Shaw neighborhood of south St. Louis are working together proactively this year to put an end to this tradition after a video posted to YouTube gave many of them cause for concern. A Shaw resident’s […]

  • Little girl in good spirits after dog attack; father wants animal put down

    NORMANDY, Mo. – A toddler is recovering after being attacked by a dog at a Christmas celebration in north St. Louis County. Her parents and Normandy police want help finding the dog to make sure no one else gets hurt. “When you ask her what’s going on she says, ‘A dog eat me,'” said Donte Howard, the girl’s father. “That’s kind of heartbreaking to hear.” Dionne Howard, 2, had just arrived at her great-grandmother’s house on Wooddale Lane near Bermuda […]

  • Illinois firearms restraining order act goes into effect January 1st

    MONROE COUNTY, IL – A new law in 2019 may affect some Illinois gun owners. The Firearms Restraining Order Act allows family members or police to ask a judge to temporarily remove guns from someone they think is a threat to themselves or others. Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing says a complaining party will have to file a petition and go before a judge to make their case. At the hearing, the petitioner shall have the burden of proving, by clear […]