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!
Local Teen has Stocked Food Pantry with Whopping 31,000 Items
It’s more than just stocking the shelves at the food pantry. Robert Wealer inspires the rest of us to serve people in need.
Yes, It’s Cold and Snowy, But Earth is Still Dangerously Warming
Rising temperatures cause plagues of insects, increased disease, decreased agriculture production, and it even aggravates allergies.
Montgomery Gentry Will Kick Off NTSD in Hannibal
Thank you Hannibal Jaycees. You rock!
Garden Fresh Produce for Opening Day at Hannibal Farmers Market
The 2021 season features even more products and vendors
Great Girlfriend Getaway Happening Soon in Hannibal
This year’s event features all kinds of events, discounts, coupons, and promotions.
Hummingbirds are Making Their Way Back Home
Hummingbird fans will want to hang their feeders now if they haven’t already.
Check Out Area’s First Mobile Beverage Bar
We mix, you mingle! That’s the premise behind a new mobile beverage catering bar starting service soon in our area.
Free Skin Cancer Screenings in NEMO
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined.
Take a Hike! Mark Twain Lake Offers Improved Trails
When you take a hike at Mark Twain Lake, you’ll find the walk made much easier because of improvements at the many miles of trails that wind around the area.
BOLO! ‘Shrooming Season is Popping Up
Be on the lookout! Warm weather and pending rain are the harbingers we’ve been looking for to start the hunt for morel mushrooms.