I’m a native of Swinkey, Missouri, a thriving suburb of Monroe City. After earning a degree in Mass Communication from Truman State University, I joined the team at KHQA-TV as an intern. In my 22 years there I worked as a reporter, Hannibal Bureaus Chief, 10:00 pm anchor, and co-host of the morning show. In 2016, Y101 lured me out of retirement and I'm loving starting my mornings with the Big Dog! Jeff broadcasts live from Quincy while I'm live in our Hannibal studios. It gives our show a different perspective you won't find anywhere else. My husband Rich and I have four daughters; two in college, one in high school and one in elementary school. I'm a voracious reader. In fact the only TV show I'll put a book down for is Survivor. I've never missed an episode in 30-plus seasons!
What Is ‘National Don’t Fry Day’ Anyway?
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. More people will get skin cancer this year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined.
Here’s Missouri’s Next ‘Free Fishing’ Weekend
Cast your line and score a catch, no license necessary in Missouri the weekend of June 9 and 10. This a great time for out-of-state fishing enthusiasts to test their poles in the Show Me State waters.
Quincy Author To Host Book Signing
A Quincy native is coming back home to share the success of his debut novel.
Military Sons Receive Surprise of a Lifetime At Hannibal Church
In the exploding world of internet videos, few are more moving than when a soldier surprises his or her family with a homecoming. Hannibal saw its own service member homecoming over the weekend and I had the privilege of videotaping it.
Hannibal Cave Is One of Missouri’s Best
Missouri has more than 6,000 explored caves, with oldest AND the newest show caves found in Hannibal. And, according to vacationideas.com, they are among the best.
What’s In Store For Monroe City’s Holy Rosary School Building?
I'm not sure you can directly thank Chip and Joanna Gaines, but design shows like theirs have fueled a trend in recent years of using reclaimed or repurposed material in decor and construction projects. The reclamation movement is paying off at the old Holy Rosary School building in Monroe City…
Thank You to These Monroe City Heroes!
Monroe City this week honored hometown heroes who saved two women caught in a house fire. The house fire happened April 21 and the circumstances of the rescue were amazing.
Good Luck to the Hannibal Falcons!
About the time the NFL is wrapping up, Hannibal's semi-pro football team is ramping up for its season. Yes, Hannibal has a semi-pro football team! It's a little-known and under-appreciated fact.
Hannibal Farmer’s Market Kicks Off May 5
It's a little early in the season to harvest from your own garden, but don't worry, other local growers have you covered.
Registration for ‘Hannibal Cannibal’ Is Now Open
Are you ready to run Hannibal's most famous hill? Registration is now open--and at its best value-- for the Hannibal Cannibal.