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 Recycling Resumes With Restrictions
Recycling is making its return to Hannibal and residents are more than ready. Two Rivers Industries has announced the group will reopen the facility off Clinic Road on Aug. 3.
Hannibal JCPenney Store IS Open
Hannibal's JCPenny store is back open to shoppers after a two-month quarantine shutdown. The store has adjusted its hours for the time being as the state phases in reopening plans.
FREE Concerts Start Next Month in Hannibal
It's the best entertainment bargain in Hannibal, and it's back for the 14th season! Music Under the Stars will resume their FREE concerts on Thursday, June 4 with the band Steppin' Back.
Hannibal High School Announces Graduation Ceremony Date
Hannibal High School has just announced on its Facebook page that the district will go through with a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020.
Mayor James Hark Talks About Re-Opening Hannibal on Y101
Y101 brought Mayor Hark to the morning show to answer some of your questions about the new way Hannibal will do business during the pandemic.
Monroe City Responds to PPE Need With 2300 Masks
JoLynn Yates and an entire team of seamstresses have sewn more than 2300 masks for people in need. It's a pretty amazing feat for a town of 2500.
Free Easter Baskets Available at Hannibal Restaurant on Sunday
Hannibal's Saints Avenue Steakhouse and Buffet will spread some joy on Easter Sunday by handing out drive-thru Easter baskets.
Free Meals Continue in Hannibal
Anyone who needs a meal in Hannibal can get one as the COVID-19 crisis continues to create economic hardship for residents.
Gordman’s to Open Thursday in Hannibal
Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, June 27 at Gordman's, Hannibal's newest department store.