Debbie Monterrey

debbie monterrey2 Debbie MonterreyDebbie Monterrey, who joined the KMOX staff in 2003, began her radio career in Missouri while a student at Truman State University. After graduation, Debbie’s radio career took her around the country to Greenville, SC; Madison, WI; and Columbus, OH.

Her career has also taken her into the world of politics where she served as press secretary for Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum and communications director for the McCallum for Governor campaign.

Debbie has won numerous awards including five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association since joining the KMOX staff. She has a Missouri Broadcasters Award for best feature reporting and a national AFTRA American Scene award. Debbie was named to the 2005 “40 Under 40” class by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Debbie is extremely active in the community, helping numerous charities in the St. Louis area and serving on the boards of Friends of Tower Grove Park and Circus Flora. She is a proud resident of and tireless cheerleader for the City of St. Louis.

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What is your favorite St. Louis activity?
Hanging out in our South Grand neighborhood and Tower Grove Park!

What would you do if you weren’t in radio?
A philanthropist making a difference (if I had the money!)

Do you have any pets?
Priscilla the Dog. Age and breed unknown (adopted from Stray Rescue)

Share one random fact.
I break into song. A lot. Ask my co-workers!

If you could live anywhere else in the country, where would it be?
Somewhere on Lake Michigan in Wisconsin

Photo: Circus Flora/Durb Curlee

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KMOX Radio morning host Debbie Monterrey works the board as she delivers one of her final newscasts from their downtown studios in St. Louis on October 29, 2012. KMOX Radio, which signed on the air in 1925, is moving its studios and offices from their location over looking the Gateway Arch for the past 44 years to a location about eight blocks away. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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