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.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: monica.adams@tvstl.com


Recent Articles
  • CASA Needs volunteers for the New Year

    ST.  LOUIS – The New Year brings resolutions and a promise for many to volunteer more and give back.  Our Monica Adams has the story on our Spirit of St Louis charity CASA and their need for your help. Your health and losing weight is always the number one resolution for many year after year but also becoming more involved in the community.  One way you can give back this year is to volunteer your services as a Court Appointed […]

  • Spirit of St. Louis: Pathways to Progress

    ST. LOUIS – One area family is getting quite a surprise under the tree this year thanks to the generosity of those giving to Pathways to Progress, one of our Spirit of St Louis charities. Kamillya Mitchell’s family in north St. Louis County will feel the spirit of the season after being adopted for Christmas through the United Way’s 100 Neediest Cases program. This would be a year of struggle after losing her mom and shortly thereafter her father on […]

  • Spirit of St. Louis: Learn about CASA of St. Louis volunteers

    ST. LOUIS – CASA of St Louis volunteers are Court Appointed Special Advocates and, to thousands of children in foster care, they are the ones these children trust and migrate to. CASA of St. Louis is a part of our Spirit of St. Louis campaign and they’re counting on you to help 1,700 children that will spend their holiday in foster care. Tiffany Crumer, CASA Case Special Advisor, says they “work with [the children] to help to establish permanency, stability, […]

  • Spirit of St. Louis: Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force

    ST. LOUIS – The Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force has been in existence since the 1960s, serving in rescue and disaster response situations. They are part of our Spirit of St. Louis campaign and couldn’t continue their efforts without your assistance. A team of 13 dedicated investigators and dispatching agents traverse Missouri and other parts of the US to rescue, rehab, and rehome animals who are in abuse or disaster situations. “If conditions can not improve or […]

  • Spirit of St. Louis – CASA of St. Louis holiday gift drive

    ST. LOUIS – 2020 will be the 40th year CASA has been in existence with 2019 being a record setting year of serving 1,000 children in the foster care system. This speaks to the need for this program and why even more volunteers and funding are needed. Arica Laurel is a Case Advocacy Supervisor and has worked with foster kids for four years. She says “being able to be that extra person to push them towards reunification, adoption or guardianship […]

  • Spirit of St. Louis: Animal Pain Management Center offers options to help your pets stay healthy

    ST. LOUIS – Our Spirit of St Louis campaign continues and one of our charities is the Humane Society of Missouri. Their Animal Pain Management Center has an important message in keeping our furry friend’s health. Keeping the weight off your pet is a great New Year’s Resolution, especially when your pet is rehabilitating from an injury like Herbie. “(Herbie) had a little bit of arthritis and he’s been able to enjoy the benefits of the underwater treadmill; both as […]

  • Spirit of St. Louis – Pathways to Progress gives hope to those living in poverty

    ST. LOUIS – Our Spirit of St Louis campaign is underway and one of our charities is Pathways to Progress, a long-term, intensive case management program assisting north St. Louis County families find ways to overcome poverty. Knowing there is hope and support available to those living in poverty is their main message. “We want to encourage members to build up some assets to have options in their life, to be able to make good choices, and to truly have […]

  • For the Spirit of St. Louis, the Humane Society of Missouri celebrates Meowlidays

    ST. LOUIS – Felines have taken over a good majority of the Humane Society of Missouri and if you can make room in your home for these cats and kittens, you will be helping out a wonderful cause. Normally, this time of year, the pet population of cats would slow down but that has not been the case. “In fact, about two-thirds of our pet population right now are cats and kittens,” said Anne Vincent, adoption manager with the Humane […]

  • Rainbows for Kids to host 20th Anniversary Gala

    ST. LOUIS – When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the last thing they or their parents want to think about are the treatments ahead and the sadness that may follow. Twenty years ago, Rob and Sally Rains created Rainbows for Kids after their niece was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age six. They wanted to bring a sense of calm and happiness to children with cancer. “We got to do something to help these kids here because they […]

  • Conquering depression: How the son of a former Blues player coped after his father’s death

    ST. LOUIS – It will be four years since we lost former St. Louis Blues defenseman Rik Wilson. He was 53. The news of Wilson’s sudden death sent his son, Brock, down a path that almost cost him his own life “January 22, 2016, I lost him. He was my best friend and my world changed,” Brock said. His father was his mentor on the ice and in the fitness realm, as he was one of the first to incorporate […]

  • Firefighters ready for Guns ‘N Hoses fight, hope for turnaround year

    ST. LOUIS, MO – The countdown to one of the largest boxing events in the country is underway.  The 33rd annual Guns ‘N Hoses event to benefit The Backstoppers, Inc. will be held in just a couple of weeks. St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says, “This is the biggest showing of community involvement that I’ve ever witnessed.” Last year they were able to present a check for $800,000 but this year they have set their sights even higher. “We […]

  • St. Louis to host WISER conference November 1

    ST. LOUIS – It’s been six years since the first Women in Science, Education, and Research Conference (WISER) was held in St. Louis to showcase women who excel in the fields of science, business, and technology. The event has grown exponentially thanks to the Missouri Cures Education Foundation seeing its need. “We have three panels of amazing women,” says Dena Ladd, Executive Director of Missouri Cures. They will be “talking about their opportunities, the challenges that women have, where they […]

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