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 COVID Clinic Coming as Missouri Lags in Vaccinations
There is good news and bad news to share in the area’s pandemic battle.
The Bizarre COVID Side Effect No One Talks About
Burnt toast. That’s the smell that lingers in my olfactory senses. Constantly. Pervasively. It’s been hanging there for months now, even though no one has burned toast around here for who knows how long.
Start Saving Now to Celebrate Disney World’s 50th Birthday
Opening day at Magic Kingdom is already booked, but the party goes on for 18 months.
Say I Do with Dunkin’ Donuts Wedding Wear
Dunkin’ wedding veil, a snazzy Dunkin’ bowtie for the groom and even a Dunkin’ ring bearer pillow, for “presenting the only ring sweeter than a donut.”
Salvation Army Is Taking Service to the Streets
Employees and volunteers will load up a vehicle and drive the streets to serve food, blankets, and personal care items to those who are hungry, homeless, or at risk.
#NailedIt! Homespun Failure, Sarah Deien Style
I tried to get fancy and use one of those tips that can pipe frosting in pretty patterns. It didn't go well...
25 Pool Noodle Hacks: Protecting Frozen Pipes, Freezing Cars and More!
Pool noodles get their hardest workout in the summer, but you can put them to work in the winter too.
Audubon Society Includes Hannibal in Bird Count For The 1st Time in 121 Years
It’s the first time our neck of the woods has been covered in the official bird count for the National Audubon Society.
To raise a grateful child, give to a grateful child
A canteen and a drinking glass. If that is what your child unwrapped on Christmas morning, would he be grateful?
Chinese New Year: Goodbye Rat, Hello Ox!
On this day as we mark the Chinese New Year, the Zodiac calendar celebrates the Year of the Ox. Doesn’t that have a better ring to it?