Monica is proud to be celebrating 20 years in broadcasting. She joined Fox 2 in 2005 as the morning traffic anchor as well as contributing reports in fitness and entertainment.

Monica brings years of news and sports reporting having worked in Jefferson County in her early years for Regional Radio and eventually the biggest part of her career in country music before making the switch to television. Monica was the News Director/Morning Show Host and sports reporter at KJCF in Festus and loved her early years of doing color commentating for football and baseball in the Jefferson County and St Francois County areas. It is this love for sports that led her to covering St Louis Blues, Cardinals and Rams for 12 years. She made the switch to KDJR/KHAD in DeSoto in 1995 hosting a solo country morning show.

Some of her standout memories in her career have been her one on ones with Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins and multiple other country artists as well as some of her favorites in the sports world such as Brett and Bobby Hull, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Emmitt Smith and the enjoyable competition between Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa in the 90’s.

Monica prides herself on being very diverse not only in her professional career but personally as well. She dances, sings, volunteers for multiple organizations while serving in emcee roles regularly for Family Resource Center, multiple cancer organizations and Ponybird Home in Mapaville just to name a few. She takes comfort in knowing she can make a difference in giving back. Some of her favorite memories in her volunteerism are her Dancing with the St. Louis Stars and Dancing in the Loop stints. She was the only dancer to garner a perfect score while raising money for the Jewish Community Center and Independence center.

Monica quickly changes hats when she wraps up her morning reporting on Fox 2, serving as a wellness consultant to many businesses and personal clients. She is a certified personal trainer and transformation specialist. She works one on one and in group training at multiple facilities in St. Louis.

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Recent Articles
  • ‘5K for Kids’ to help stop St. Louis sex trafficking

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Sex trafficking of our youth is happening all over the world and St. Louis is not immune. The St. Louis juvenile girls human trafficking unit consists of those from the family courts, the St Louis city police department. One of the service providers helping with the unit is the Annie Malone Center. The second annual 5k Run For Kids will help raise money and awareness next month. The date is August 11th at Forest Park in […]

  • Local students enjoy Junior Achievement’s “Biz Town” year-round

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – For 100 years, Junior Achievement has shaped the lives of young minds as they prepare for the real world. JA Biz Town began 15 years ago in Chesterfield, allowing middle school students the opportunity to learn how to operate successful businesses. These students learn how to run one of 17 businesses, how to write and balance a checkbook, use a debit card, how to manage finances, live on a budget, and learn life skills for not only […]

  • USO of Missouri therapy dog up for ‘Hero Dog’ award

    ST. LOUIS – Dogs are known as man’s best friend and one particular therapy dog with the USO of Missouri has a friend in all he meets. Now he needs your help to win a special award. Bandit, a German Great Dane, is lucky to be alive. He was rescued almost 8 years ago, moments before he was going to be euthanized due to health concerns. He has undergone multiple surgeries, leaving him with 2 plates, 20 screws in his hind […]

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities start fundraising campaign to support their family room program

    ST. LOUIS – It’s been 45 years since Ronald McDonald House Charities launched. Now, more than 350 homes have been built worldwide – all with the mission to provide a home away from home for families with seriously ill children. Joan Elhoffer owns an area McDonald’s and says they provide “care and comfort and a little place away from home to be able to take care of their family.” There are four Ronald McDonald family rooms located inside Mercy Children’s […]

  • Spirit of St. Louis: Distracted Driving – Take the pledge to stop driving distracted

    ST. LOUIS – Distracted driving is the cause of over 37,000 fatal crashes every year. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway safety reports 94 percent of crashes are the result of human error. Bommarito Automotive Group is helping to lower these numbers across the globe. There are three main types of distraction: Visual: Taking your eyes off the road. Manual: Taking your hands off the wheel Cognitive: Taking your mind off of driving. All of these contribute to distracted driving accidents. […]

  • Register for the St. Jude Dream Home to possibly win exclusive suite baseball tickets

    Over 4,000 tickets have already been sold for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. There is an extra incentive for you to purchase your ticket this week. This year’s St. Jude Dream Home is valued at $487,000 and is furnished by Stash Furniture and Ashley Furniture Homestore. Amanda Fraley, Director of Visual Merchandising for Ashley Furniture, tells us they “collaborated to see what was trending, what was current, and that way the pieces we select to go in to the […]

  • Variety provides free Adventure Camp for children with special needs

    ST. PETERS, Mo. – Children with special needs throughout St. Louis are able to attend a free Adventure Camp in St. Peters thanks to Variety the Children’s Charity of St Louis. Adventure camp is for ages 4-14 with the teen camp for 14-21 years. Placed in the camps are nurses and one-on-one counselors. Every one of the Variety campers has a counselor. This helps them socialize and make friends which is something many enter camp without. Janette Coleman is the Variety […]

  • Veterans twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS

    ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is an incurable neuromuscular illness. According to the ALS Association, veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS and there is no known reason. Anne Zelinske, with the ALS Association, says the disease can “affect a person’s ability to walk, to use their arms and hands, to swallow, to speak, and eventually to breathe.” Come out to the 20th annual Walk to Defeat ALS, this Saturday, June 22! There is a one and two-mile […]

  • 7th Longest Day event in St. Louis to raise funds to cure Alzheimer’s

    ST. LOUIS – Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? For Brain Awareness Month, thousands across the globe will come together to raise awareness for the disease. Betsy Brown, from the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri, says there are nearly 5.8 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. “It takes on average 3 people to care for each of them,” says Brown. Which makes “60 million caregivers here in the U.S.” The Longest Day is […]

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will attend National Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. to fight for federal funding

    ST. LOUIS – Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is on track to become the second deadliest in 2020. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan) is working to increase the survival rate. PanCan will be attending the National Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. June 24th to fight for much needed federal funding. Due to where the cancer is located, there are often no urgent symptoms. Dr. Andrea Wang-Gillam says patients have […]

  • Variety teen receives special tour of St. Louis Fire House

    During Fox 2’s Variety in the Morning, Variety teen Brian Horton interviewed St. Louis Fire Captain Garon Mosby. Afterward, Captain Mosby invited Brian to the firehouse for a special tour! He got to speak with Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson and went from wanting to be a reporter, to wanting to be a fireman. Brian helped operate the jaws of life, tried on some fireman gear, and hopped on one of the fire trucks to honk the horn for the St. […]

  • High school student takes on extreme obstacle challenge after amputation

    Five days before graduation, Chloe Peistrup went through a terrible accident that changed her life completely. Chloe says her boyfriend was driving a UTV near St. Albans when the car flipped on its side, crushing her leg underneath it. Janet Peistrup, Chloe’s mother, says she received a call from her daughter saying “my toes are gone, my toes are gone!” After reconstructive surgery and an amputation, Chloe formed a friendship with her prosthetist at the Hanger Clinic, Jerod Wexstten. Jerod […]

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