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!
Twain on Main Festival is This Weekend in Hannibal
The annual Twain on Main Festival returns to historic downtown Hannibal on Memorial Day weekend.
This is National Women’s Health Week
May 12 - 18, 2019 is National Women’s Health Week. Every year during this time, millions of women take steps to improve their health and build positive healthy habits for life.
‘Down By The River’ Kicks off Summer Season Friday!
The inaugural D.B.T.R. starts at 5 p.m. Friday, May 17 downtown at the Y Men's Pavilion. Area favorite Madd Hoss Jackson takes the stage.
Interested in Summer Camps in Hannibal?
School is getting ready to let out and that means summer camps are starting up.
Tickets Are on Sale For Chris Janson Concert in Hannibal
You still have time to score tickets to see a country music superstar in concert in Hannibal.
Sandbagging Help Needed in Hannibal
The city is asking for volunteers to fill sandbags today, Thursday, May 2. The operation is taking place at the Street Department maintenance facility at 701 Warren Barrett Drive.
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center in Hannibal Closed Again
Another round of flooding has forced another closure of the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center in Hannibal.
Mother’s Day Jewelry Design Contest Deadline is May 1st
The Hannibal Arts Council and AVA Goldworks are sponsoring a Mother's Day jewelry design contest. It's open to kids ages 2 through 17, with winners in four age groups.
Author Ron Powers Returns to Area for Transitions Fundraiser
Ron Powers, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, comes back to our area to help raise money for the Transitions Foundation in Quincy.
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center to Re-Open
Spring flooding has let up enough for the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department to finally reopen the doors to the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center this week.