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!
Little Library at Hannibal Riverview Park
Kids who play at Hannibal's Riverview Park can exercise their bodies and their brains
HPD will host children’s Halloween bash
The Hannibal Police Department just announced that it will indeed host the Halloween party for the 40th year.
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.
Calling all noodle lovers! Earn $10,000 to test Top Ramen
If you love the slurp of a long, hot ramen noodle, you might want to apply for your dream job. Top Ramen is putting out a call for its first-ever Chief Noodle Officer
Massive flea market set up in NEMO
One of Missouri's longest running flea markets, with 85 acres of deals and eclectic finds, is underway in Knox County, Missouri.
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.
Big donation funds Hannibal YMCA sports season
A hefty $10,000 check to the Hannibal YMCA is enough to cover the entire youth sports season
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.