Laura Hettiger

 

The Flora, Ill., native wants everyone to have a great day, St. Louis. Laura spearheads the Traffic on the 4's coverage on News 4 This Morning then co-hosts KMOV's mid-morning lifestyle show, Great Day St. Louis.

Laura started with KMOV in August 2012. For three years, you could find her at almost every breaking news scene from 3:00 in the morning until noon. Laura won her first Emmy Award for General Assignment Reporting for her coverage during the Ferguson unrest.

Before joining the KMOV team, Laura spent a year at the NBC affiliate in beautiful Charleston, S.C., where she got her start in broadcasting. She is a proud University of Illinois alumna with a Bachelor's degree in News-Editorial Journalism and a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism. Laura was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and a cheerleader for the Fighting Illini. Unfortunately, a cheerleading accident at an Illinois basketball game tore nearly every ligament in her right knee. Laura did not realize it at the time, but it turned out to be one of the best things that's ever happened to her: it taught her no matter what, never give up--a motto that's served Laura well during her journalism career.

Charity and giving back is one of Laura's greatest passions. She's given her time to the St. Louis Crisis Nursery, Pedal the Cause, SLOCA, the Illinois Center for Autism and she is very connected to The Little Bit Foundation. In August 2018, the marathoner combined her love of The Little Bit Foundation and running to start Laura's Run 4 Kids, a 5K and family fun run in downtown St. Louis where all the money raised benefited kids in St. Louis area schools.

Laura also co-hosts The Guy Phillips Show from 3:00-6:00 each afternoon on KTRS, The Big 550.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, contact Laura at lhettiger@kmov.com, find her on Facebook at Laura Hettiger KMOV or follow her on Twitter @LauraKHettiger.

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