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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
  • Bikers seen speeding around Arch grounds during ‘Ride of the Century’

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Hundreds of motorcycles flooded the streets of St. Louis over the weekend for the annual Ride of the Century. The groups’ antics, particularly beneath one of the city’s most prized attractions, have many residents and visitors frustrated over what they are calling blatant disrespect. Riders from all over the country showed up for the event. Fox 2/KPLR 11 received numerous complaints and there are countless posts on social media claiming riders harassed people near Busch Stadium and […]

  • Police investigating after stranger approaches child at Lemay bus stop

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – St. Louis County police are warning people in Lemay after a girl waiting for the school bus was approached by a woman she did not know and told her to get into the woman’s car. The girl’s family said it happened on the morning of Wednesday, September 19 near the intersection of West Ripa and Lark avenues. According to police, a car pulled up near the 11-year-old girl and a woman she did not know […]

  • Lindenwood University cancels upcoming TEDx event

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Lindenwood University leaders said they canceled a campus event over lack of funding, but the cancellation has sparked a bigger discussion on campus about the transgender community. Since the 1980s, TED talks have been held around the world to discuss technology, entertainment, and design. Lindenwood University held its first TEDx talk in 2017. TEDx events are like the original international conference but, instead, focus on local ideas. The university planned to hold its second TEDx event in […]

  • Nightclub worker is struck and run over by driver in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Police in East St. Louis are investigating a fatal hit and run outside a nightclub. Police said a parking attendant at Da Beno Nite Club was crossing State Street when he was hit by a passing SUV. “He rolled up onto the hood, and once he stopped, he slid off and the person who was driving drove off and drove over the victim,” said Det. Lamar Martin with the East St. Louis Police Department. Martin said […]

  • Surveillance video captures shootout at gas station

    EAST ST. LOUIS – East St. Louis police are investigating a shootout at a 24-hour gas station. It happened just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12 at a gas station near the intersection of 18th Street and Missouri Avenue. Detective Ronald McClellan said surveillance video showed a red car parked in the parking lot. Then, a black vehicle could be seen backing into the parking space next to the red car. McClellan said it appears from the surveillance footage […]

  • Police make arrest in downtown armed robberies

    ST. LOUIS – A man was arrested and charged after St. Louis City police said he robbed two people at gunpoint last week in downtown St. Louis. According to court documents, last Thursday (Sept. 13), James Blakemore III approached a person in the Kiener Parking Garage as they were returning to their vehicle after a baseball game. The victim stated Blakemore pointed a revolver at them and demanded money. The victim handed over money and Blakemore ran from the scene. […]

  • Police no closer to an arrest following Pine Lawn home invasion, murder

    PINE LAWN, Mo. – Officers with the North County Police Cooperative are investigating after a masked intruder kicked in the front door of a Pine Lawn home early Thursday morning and shot and killed the homeowner. Neighbors stood outside the victim’s home on Edgewood Drive later that day in disbelief. “I’m deeply disappointed that his life was taken in such nonsense,” said neighbor Louis Brooks. Neighbors said the victim, Isaac Patterson, 69, was a retired contractor and a good neighbor. […]

  • Police called to double shooting near MetroLink station

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are investigating a double shooting that occurred Wednesday night at the Delmar Loop MetroLink station located at Delmar and Des Peres. The shooting happened around 7:30pm. Police say one victim was shot in the lower leg.  The other victim’s injuries are unknown at this time, but police did say both victims were conscious and breathing when transported to the hospital for treatment. MetroLink trains and MetroBuses are currently not stopping at the station.

  • Several heroes save man’s life after his heart stopped while driving

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – A Bridgeton man is recovering in the hospital after a brush with death Friday evening (Sept. 7). Fortunately, several heroes were in the right place at the right time to see to it he survived. Lyle and Eileen Barcomb were traveling to their niece’s wedding when Eileen said their car began to slow down on 141 near Ladue Road. She looked over to her husband who was driving. “All he said was, ‘I’m dizzy,’ and boom. […]

  • ‘Highly potent’ methamphetamine hits St. Louis streets

    ST. LOUIS – A highly potent methamphetamine hit the streets of St. Louis leading to an increase in overdose cases and lasting negative effects for some users. Professionals working in addiction services want to make people aware of the impact the drug is having. Aaron Laxton with the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery on South Broadway works firsthand with individuals struggling with addiction. He said the drug has been around for the past six weeks with an estimated two […]

  • Heavy rain forces St. Louis Art Fair to close shop Friday evening

    ST. LOUIS – The 25th Annual St. Louis Art Fair ended early on its opening night when weather conditions south of St. Louis had event organizers concerned. The decision was made to keep fairgoers safe. “As we’ve mentioned, it’s a ‘rain or shine’ event, and rain is not the major concern here,” said Sean Smothers, president of cultural festivals. “We just want to make sure that everybody remains safe.” There are more than 180 artists from all over the country […]

  • Ft. Zumwalt students show support for parent battling cancer

    O’FALLON, Mo. – Students in the Fort Zumwalt School District are rallying behind their classmate’s family after they learned his father was diagnosed with incurable cancer. A video posted to the district’s Facebook page shows how the community is coming together to face this fight together. Last week, Brian Froneyberger arrived at Fort Zumwalt West High School with his wife and daughter to watch his son, Gage, play varsity football. “I looked down, and I see this shirt,” said Froneyberger. […]