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!
Veterans Parade in Hannibal Saturday
Area service members will be marching down Broadway in Hannibal on Saturday, Nov. 7 to commemorate Veterans Day.
St. Louis Children’s Zoo Closes For Good
A favorite part of the St. Louis Zoo experience is nothing but a memory now
New Smoothie & Juice Bar All The Rage In Hannibal
In a matter of weeks since its October 6 grand opening, Huckleberry Nutrition is the talk of the town in Hannibal
Hannibal Has Great Path To Get In Your Daily Steps
If you're looking for a healthier way to live, check out the Healthy Way Walking Trail on the Hannibal Regional Hospital campus.
Informal, unofficial “mini-Folklife” this weekend in Hannibal!
Of all the fall events cancelled for COVID, the Hannibal Folklife Festival is a favorite that won't happen this year. However, a few vendors have decided to make do with a pared-down event.
The Best Places In The Tri-States To See Fall Colors
The trees in our neck of the woods are just starting to show off and put on their finery for fall. We want to know where you think is the best place to to find the most fabulous fall foliage.
Salvation Army sending out call for help
This year, with all the complications and struggles of COVID, the Salvation Army needs our help in a big way.
Free meals for all Hannibal Public School students
All students enrolled in the Hannibal School District--even students who are learning virtually at home--will get two free meals a day
Illinois: No haunted houses this Halloween
Traditional haunted houses are off-limits in Illinois under the state's reopening plan. The show may go on for trick-or-treaters though, and that's something to celebrate for sure.
Endangered Bats Swarming in Hannibal
Did you know Hannibal is home to the biggest population of a federal endangered species? And now's the best time to get a look at these rare Indiana bats as they swarm out of their caves to fatten up for hibernation.