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!
Douglass Community Services Debuts Brown Bag Lunch Program
The first thing most kids do when they get home from school is make a mad dash to the fridge looking for something to eat. There's something about sitting in a classroom that makes you work up an appetite. That's even more of an issue for kids who have after-school activities.
Every Deer Hunter Should Know About This Program
Starting this weekend, on Saturday Sept, 15, deer hunters will hit the woods with their bows and arrows to mark the start of archery season in Missouri. With deer so plentiful around here, there is always more meat than a family can eat. Again this year, the Missouri Department of Conservation and t…
My Ongoing Battle With The Tupperware Drawer
It's raining. And it's going to rain for days. Most of us don't have the available space to build an ark, so how do you spend these dreary days? How about cleaning out that Tupperware drawer? I'll tell you why not. It's pointless. It's like herding cats.
This Kitchen/Bathroom Combo Is A New Low For Missouri Real Estate
When you're living on your own for the first time, living in a crap-hole apartment is a right of passage. But this apartment in St. Louis takes crap-hole to a whole new level. The bathroom is located in the kitchen.
‘Benefit To Breathe’ Coming to Hannibal
For 9 years, Rome and Tiffany Frericks hosted Cadan's Carnival in Quincy, in honor of their son who died of the condition in 2008. The Frericks made 2017 their last year for the fundraiser. In 2018, a similar fundraiser for the same cause will happen in Hannibal in honor of another area baby wh…
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center Announces Winter (Yes, Winter) Hours
Winter is here, at least according to the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department.
Your Best 2019 Vacation Might Also Be The Cheapest
You can drop thousands of dollars hitting theme parks and other attractions, but as fun as those kinds of vacations are, you'll never match the inexpensive, amazing adventures waiting for you in nature at a National Park.
How Have I Never Heard of This Hannibal Legend?
The tri-states have so many fascinating people. Why the heck have I never heard of Pete Kostelnick? How did I not know that the world record holder for running across America lived in America's Hometown!?
A Tribute To My Good Friend, Chris Duerr
Those Friday night lights will be blaring over high school football fields soon, and I'd like to shine the spotlight on THE definitive expert on the subject, KHQA Sports Director Chris Duerr.
The Hannibal Public Library Is Having A MAJOR Book Sale Right Now
If you're a book lover, here's a deal you can't afford to pass up. The Hannibal Public Library is selling all the books you can cram into a bag for just $1.