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!
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.
What’s Going On With McMasters Avenue in Hannibal?
The Avenue of the Saints runs 550 miles from St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO. It's smooth sailing--until you get to Hannibal. That's when you run into a buzzsaw. And now the mess is going to get a whole lot messier for the summer driving season.
Three Area Churches To End Sunday Services
Three small Catholic churches in our area shutting down Sunday services, including the well-known Shrine of St. Patrick in Clark County.
We Survived Tax Season!
Whew! We made it. Late in the afternoon on April 17 my husband turned in our taxes.
Spring Salad Search is Coming to Hannibal
Are you looking for a way to save some money on your grocery bills? Maybe you should look into scrounging around for a salad at Hannibal's newest park.
One Of Hannibal’s BEST Candy Shops Is Back In Business!
The gourmet popcorn you crave is back and better than ever! Paddlewheel Popcorn and Candy Company just reopened under new ownership in downtown Hannibal. When I say people come from miles around for a batch of this fresh deliciousness, I mean it.
What I Learned From My Recent ‘Field Trip’ To the Humane Society
It's field trip season! As the school year starts to wind down, the field trips start to crank up. Moms and dads take a day off work to tote their tots to farms, fisheries and whatever else takes a kid's fancy.