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!
Hannibal Salvation Army Surpasses Christmas Goal
Good news for people in need in Hannibal! The Hannibal Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Chairs,
Dear Snow Plow Drivers of Hannibal: Thank You!
There is something about a snow storm that brings out the best--and the worst--in people.
‘Battle of the Cuffs’ Is This Weekend
Typically, you'll find judges and law enforcement in court. This weekend, you can see them on the court.
Is Your Christmas Tree Still Up? [POLL]
To paraphrase Buzz Lightyear, "To Epiphany and Beyond!" That's my motto and my rule of thumb when it comes to taking down the Christmas tree.
Hannibal’s Pedal Power Returns January 5
Just one day a year, the Admiral Coontz Rec Center throws open its doors to let kids bring in their pedal-powered vehicles for a day at the races. The sixth annual Pedal Power event is Jan. 5 at the Rec Center on Warren Barrett Dr. in Hannibal.
Pickleball Registration Is Now Open
Hannibal area pickleball players will have a chance to rest their tennis elbows until the spring session starts March 7. Registration is open now for the Hannibal Parks and Rec league at the Admiral Koontz Recreation Center.
Hannibal Needs A Lear Jet…Anybody Got One?
Wanted: one decommissioned Learjet, shipped to the William P. Lear Field at Hannibal Regional Airport.
$100,000 To Put Your Phone Away In 2019…Could You Do It?
My recurring nightmare as a child was showing up to school naked. Today's real-life version is when I walk out the door without my phone. I feel naked. Which brings up the question: could you go a year without your smartphone? That's the challenge Vitaminwater is throwing down. There'…
Veterans’ Memorial Coming to Hannibal
To honor the veterans of that war, and all conflicts demanding the call of our service members, the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department is building a new memorial. The Veterans Memorial and Freedom Bell will be built in Cardiff Hill Overlook, allowing a beautiful view of the Mississippi River…
Windows Come To Life in Hannibal
The shops along Main Street in Hannibal will come to life this weekend as Living Windows makes its annual appearance this weekend.