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Katie reports for Fox 2 News in the Morning. She is thrilled to be able to tell you about big stories happening around St. Louis as you start your day.

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.

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
  • Construction delays opening of Mascoutah Park Pool until mid-July

    MASCOUTAH, Ill. –  Just in time for the return of the summer heat. A popular swimming pool in Mascoutah, Illinois is still closed. Construction work on the municipal pool isn’t finished yet. A new stainless steel gutter system has been installed and the deck has been reconstructed.  Resurfacing of the pool floor and installation of new pool liner are expected to take 14 days.  Work on a slide is also expected to take 14 days to complete.  City officials say workers […]

  • Police respond to 5 overdoses in the same St. Ann home

    ST. ANN, Mo. –  Police say 5 people have been rushed to the hospital with what appears to be a Fentanyl overdose. St. Ann police received a call around 4:30 a.m. Thursday for a suspected overdose in the 3000 block of Jane Avenue in St. Ann. Upon arrival, St. Ann Police say they found four unresponsive people on the floor in the basement hallway. Another person was found unconscious outside the home on the concrete. According to authorities, all five people […]

  • Police officer dragged several feet by theft suspect

    ALORTON, Ill. –  A Metro East police officer escapes serious injury after he was dragged by a van early Wednesday morning (June 27). Three people are in police custody awaiting charges related to the incident. Just before 12:30 a.m., the officer tried to stop three people at the Flying J truck stop in Alorton, Illinois after they were suspected of stealing from the store. As the officer approached their van, the suspects drove off dragging the officer five to ten feet. […]

  • West County Fire Department talks firework safety as Fourth of July approaches

    MANCHESTER, Mo. – Thousands of fires across the country each year are sparked by fireworks. Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Firefighters across the US expect to see a jump in calls. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating burns, other injuries, and fire. West County Fire Department has tips on how to prevent tragedy from striking your home. Plans to use to […]

  • Man found dead outside burning house

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Police are investigating after a person was found dead early Tuesday morning (June 26) when firefighters arrived on the scene of a house fire in East St. Louis. Assistant Fire Chief George McClellan with the East St. Louis Fire Department said the initial call came in around 1:30a.m.  for a car fire near the corner of South 29th Street and Converse Avenue. The call was upgraded to a structure fire upon arrival. McClellan said there was […]

  • Six Flags Typhoon Twister closed after incident

    EUREKA, Mo. –  Typhoon twister opened to the public on Saturday, June 23 and has been shut down for review since a park goer fell out of a raft on its opening day. Typhoon Twister is described as ‘water thrill ride’ that features four-person cloverleaf rafts, with riders sitting facing each other. Rafts travel a 125-foot long whirlpool that spins riders 360-degrees before the bottom drops out sending guests plummeting down an enclosed five-story drop. The raft then travels on a […]

  • Child seriously injured in hit-and-run; police searching for driver

    ST. LOUIS-  A young boy is in critical condition following a hit-and-run incident in North St. Louis County. Police are searching for the driver of a silver SUV or truck that witnesses said hit the boy. The boy, who is said to be four or five years old, was crossing the street with his mother when he was hit Thursday (June 21) just before 11 p.m. It happened near Halls Ferry Road and Empire Drive. Mustafa Jameel, who works at the […]

  • Sex offender steals deputy car, now in custody

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – A man is in custody after officials say he stole a Jefferson County deputy’s patrol car while in custody. According to Jefferson County Sheriff David Marshak, a deputy stopped at a gas station in the 800 block of Collins Road in Festus around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night (June 20). The deputy saw Timothy Hopkins, 42, acting suspiciously and made contact with him. The deputy discovered Hopkins was wanted in St. Charles County on a felony warrant and […]

  • Brave woman rescues young boy from car crash

    ST. LOUIS – A Good Samaritan pulled a young boy from a two-vehicle crash in south St. Louis that sent the boy’s grandparents to the hospital. A car and an SUV collided around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday (June 20) near Itaska Street and South Compton Avenue. Shirley Powers, who lives nearby, told Fox 2 she woke up from a sound sleep when she heard the accident. She went outside and saw the two-vehicle crash. Powers said there were three people in […]

  • Summer Weather Safety Week

    MANCHESTER, Mo. – The National Weather Service and the State of Missouri want residents to stay safe through extreme weather this summer. Summer Weather Safety Week kicked off Monday (June 18) in the midst of an excessive heat warning across the St. Louis metro. One of the more obvious weather hazards during summer months is excessive heat. An excessive heat warning has been extended to Tuesday evening (June 19), and experts warn the extreme temperatures can be deadly. There were 25 […]

  • Cyclists gear up for 5 day ride across Missouri

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Hundreds of cyclists woke up in Frontier Park Monday morning (June 18) ready to embark on a five-day journey across the state of Missouri. The cyclists are following the scenic Katy Trail as they make their way to Clinton, Missouri. Over five days, these cyclists will pedal 232 miles for the 18th Annual Katy Trail Ride. Cyclists range in age from 8 to 89 years old. Riders hail from 29 states and one Canadian Province. The event […]

  • Police urge west St. Louis County residents to beware of a bear

    BALLWIN, Mo. – The Ballwin Police Department is urging residents in the southern portion of town to be on the lookout for a black bear that was spotted in a residential area. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, someone spotted an adult black bear in a common area on Oak Run Lane near the Castle Pines subdivision just after 8:30 Sunday night (June 17). Police alerted the Missouri Department of Conservation. Recently, bears have been seen in Pevely […]