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.
ELLISVILLE, Mo. – The city of Ellisville has approved regulations about when and where a patient will be able to purchase medical marijuana in its municipality. It is a proactive move by the city since the state of Missouri will not begin accepting medical marijuana business applications until August. Ellisville Mayor Mike Roemerman said it was not a decision the city council came to lightly. They have been discussing these regulations for more than a year, and the council voted […]
ST. LOUIS – Services are expected to resume ahead of Easter weekend at the Old Cathedral in downtown St. Louis after damaging winds caused the church to close on Palm Sunday (April 14). Peter Frangie, Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Planning for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, said church leaders and repair crews went right to work assessing and fixing the damage. High winds ripped the more than 100-year-old copper roof off the church exposing the structure underneath to […]
ST. LOUIS – Two women have been charged in connection with an attack on a school bus driver. The victim’s attorney says she is struggling following the attack. Ty’Andra Williams, 30, is facing charges for endangering the welfare of a child, assault, and trespassing on a school bus. Williams was arrested and bond was set at $20,000 cash-only. Tiffany Racquel Pruitt, 32, is facing an assault charge. Pruitt has not been arrested. According to court documents, school bus driver Patrula […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Juniors and seniors in high school are in the middle of prom season, and as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, first responders are working to educate high school students about the potentially deadly consequences of impaired and distracted driving. “The reaction times between drinking and driving or being under the influence of anything and distracted driving are roughly the same,” said Chief Jeff Sadtler with West County EMS and Fire. West County EMS and […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A St. Louis County man was charged with murder Friday following a high-speed crash that killed a Swansea firefighter. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Nicholas Washington, 21, with one count of second-degree murder in the death of Brett Korves, 30. The accident occurred just after 5:50 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, at the intersection of Page Avenue and N. Warson Road in unincorporated St. Louis County. According to police, Washington fled from […]
BELLEVILLE, IL – Friends, family and first responders from across the Metro East gathered Tuesday (April 9) to honor a Swansea firefighter killed in an off-duty car crash. Brett Korves, 30, was a third-generation firefighter and a 10-year veteran of the Swansea Fire Department. “Whether it was a fire call, or a community event, or somebody that wanted to have a birthday party at the firehouse, he was just there to support them,” said Bryan Whitaker, spokesperson for the Swansea […]
ST. LOUIS – A new non-profit is giving people a way to support men and women who serve and protect. The organization connects the community with first responders who have secondary jobs offering professional services. The St. Louis HERO Network was founded by Charlie Metzner, a St. Louis firefighter. It brings together a list of business owned and operated by local first responders and veterans, and their families. “St. Louis Hero Network gives the veterans and first responders in the […]
ST. LOUIS – A champion of St. Louis and its restaurant community has died. Vincent Bommarito, owner, and founder of Tony’s, died Monday at the age of 88. Many people involved with some of the St. Louis area’s most popular restaurants can trace their influence back to Tony’s. Giovanni Dominic Galati, owner of Dominic’s on the Hill and Dominic’s Trattoria in Clayton said he worked for Bommarito as a busboy, assistant waiter, waiter, and a captain before opening his own […]
ST. LOUIS – The first Cortex Restaurant Week kicked off Monday to recognize the restaurants surrounding the innovation district and encourage more people to try them out. “It means a lot to us to give back to our neighbors who have been supporting us day in and day out,” said Ron Turigliatto, director of operations for Blk Mkt Eats. The restaurant opened on S. Vandeventer about a year and a half ago and serves poke bowls and burrito-sized sushi rolls. Through […]
JENNINGS, Mo. – St. Louis County police responded to a shooting at a McDonald’s restaurant Friday night. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a police spokesman, the shooting occurred just before 8:15 p.m. at the McDonald’s located in the 8900 block of Jennings Station Road. One victim, an adult female, is still in the hospital. A suspect was taken into custody at the scene. 60-year-old Ronald Kennard has been charged with domestic assault and is being held at the St. Louis […]
ST. LOUIS – Fans poured into Enterprise Center on a rainy Thursday night for the much-anticipated Justin Timberlake concert. After his December show was delayed due to a bruised vocal cord, fans were eager to see the “Man of the Woods Tour.” Leading up to Thursday’s performance, Timberlake had been spotted visiting sites across the Gateway City. He played golf with Joe Buck at Old Warson Country Club, dined at Sapore Italian Café in Kirkwood, and strolled around the St. […]
EUREKA, Mo. – Eureka High School is hosting its first Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Week to help others feel more comfortable talking about a difficult subject. Students have been learning and engaging in activities all week, and on Wednesday night, they invited parents in the community to join the discussion. The event’s keynote speaker, Elizabeth Makulec, says this is an important discussion to be having because the number of teens dying by suicide is increasing. Makulec is the […]