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.
GRANITE CITY, IL – More than 800 families received assistance during an outreach event in Granite City over the weekend, but some residents said they need more than disinfectant and new drywall. After heavy rains fell near Granite City last week, the ground around Teresa Kohenskey’s home was so saturated, the basement wall caved in making it unlivable. The Kohenskeys had to move in with relatives because there is a gaping hole in the side of their home. The house, […]
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – Authorities in Pontoon Beach, Illinois are searching for the driver who hit a pedestrian and fled the scene. The woman later died from her injuries. Pontoon Beach Police Chief Christopher Modrusic said his detectives have worked tirelessly tracking down leads in this case since it happened early Wednesday morning. They are asking for the public’s help in hopes someone may recognize the suspect vehicle. Modrusic said the suspect vehicle is believed to have hit a woman […]
ST. LOUIS – A fun day at the lake turns tragic when toxic algae claims the lives of several beloved pets. Missouri and Illinois state scientists said there are currently no reports of blue-green algae in the St. Louis metro area but they are monitoring the bacteria closely because conditions are right this time of year for the blooms to pop up anywhere. Over the past week, there have been several reports of dogs becoming sick and dying shortly after […]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – It has been 14 years since a pregnant woman vanished in Jefferson County. Fox 2 has been digging back into the investigation into the disappearance of Amanda Jones over the past year and recently learned new information about the early investigation. Days before the 14th anniversary of her daughter’s disappearance, Bertha Propst was reunited with the only photos of her grandson, Hayden.The day she disappeared, Jones brought the sonogram photos with her to meet Bryan Westfall, […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy in north St. Louis. An 18-year-old man was also critically wounded in the shooting. St. Louis police Chief John Hayden became emotional while speaking to reporters about the death of yet another child killed by gunfire. More than a dozen children have been killed by gunfire this summer. “This little kid would’ve been starting school this week, and he’s not going to be able […]
MADISON COUNTY, IL – Fire erupted at a recycling plant in the Metro East Tuesday (Aug. 6) at a company that was the site of a deadly explosion in 2014. Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City. A thick cloud of smoke stretched high above the Metro East Tuesday afternoon. People heading home from work could see it from miles away. “You could see the fire was actually getting up […]
ST. LOUIS – After two mass shootings over the weekend left at least 31 people dead and more injured, lawmakers across the country, including the president, are calling for stronger gun laws. President Donald Trump said Monday (Aug. 5) he supports Extreme Risk Laws. “We must make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms, and that if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process,” said […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – After outsourcing emergency medical services for the past four years, University City is handing the responsibility back to its fire department. Some city leaders say the decision came after strong urging from the community. Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 3), University City Fire Department (UCFD) could have as many as three ambulances ready to respond at any given time. Fire Chief Bill Hinson said the department is one of the busiest in St. Louis […]
KIRKWOOD, MO- Wildlife experts held information sessions across the state this summer to educate Missourians about the growing black bear population. The number of black bears is higher than previously estimated, they said, and residents in the St. Louis area can expect to see them more often. There was standing room only in the auditorium at the Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood during an open house Tuesday evening. The event was so well attended, organizers had to hold a […]
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Investigators are looking into the similarities of three recent homicide cases in the Metro East in which three women were found shot to death in the past two weeks. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon (July 23), Lt. Calvin Brown, a spokesman for the Illinois State Police, said the women shared similar lifestyles, frequented the same places, and were killed in the same manner. Brown said Illinois State Police and the East St. Louis and […]
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Investigators are pointing to similarities in recent homicide cases in the Metro East in which three women were found shot to death in the past month. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Calvin Brown, a spokesman for the Illinois State Police, said the women shared similar lifestyles, frequented the same places, and were killed in the same manner. Brown said Illinois State Police and the East St. Louis and Washington Park police have established extra patrols […]
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – East St. Louis police and the Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a 38-year-old Belleville woman found fatally wounded on Sunday. It’s the third murder of a woman found early in the morning after being dumped in a public place. According to Lt. Calvin Brown, a spokesman for the Illinois State Police, East St. Louis police were called to the intersection of Jefferson and Belleview avenues just after 4:45 a.m. on July 21 […]