Kathy Sweeney

Kathy Sweeney

Anchor, KFVS

Cape Girardeau, MO

Kathy Sweeney anchors Heartland News at 5 and 6. Kathy has been at KFVS12 since June of 1994, when she started as a reporter in our Southern Illinois Newsroom. Since then, she has covered some of the region's biggest stories, winning awards in both Missouri and Illinois for her investigative and legal reporting.

Born and raised in Illinois, Kathy is a proud graduate of Southern Illinois University. During her time with Heartland News, she's had the unique opportunity to live in Illinois, Kentucky, and now Missouri. Back in 2003, Kathy took a few years off the air to serve as Assistant News Director, before returning to the field and anchor desk full time.

Kathy's been honored for her past community service work by the Southeast MO Area Agency on Aging, the Community Caring Council and EPIC (formerly the Southeast Missouri Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition).

When she's not working, Kathy enjoys running, reading, watching her beloved Chicago Bears, and spending time with her husband Barry. In 2010, she completed her first half marathon in St. Louis. She also enjoys watching her daughter, Maddie, compete in Crossfit competitions. In fact, Kathy just recently started weight-lifting herself!

Recent Articles by Kathy

  Search for evidence renews hope in 40-year-old Scott County disappearance

  New Sikeston DPS Director talks community contacts, goals

  Juden, state officials react to final DPS audit

  Butler Co., Mo. coroner, his wife under investigation

  Juden defends tenure in DPS draft audits

  Heartland Unsolved update: Crews search home for evidence connected to 2006 disappearance of Teresa Butler

  The Other Side of the Fence: David Robinson reflects on his first year of freedom

  ‘I want them to know that no one is above the law:’ Man sues city, former officers in wrongful murder conviction

  Sheriff says MO rest areas need security cameras

  Heartland Unsolved: Running out of time

  Ripley County man guilty in 2010 quadruple murder case

  ‘My father was a serial killer’: Robert Brashers’ daughter speaks out

Face To Face: How science and police work identified a serial killer

  Heartland Unsolved: Wall of Silence

  Heartland Solved: Serial killer identified

  20-year-old southeast MO cold case solved

  Former MO DPS Director talks firing, Greitens resignation

  Stoddard County Jail propositions pass after Missouri Primary election

  New St. Louis division leader for DEA talks enforcement, compassion

  Trial to begin for man facing drug charges in Jackson County, IL

Former Mississippi Co. sheriff's civil case delayed

The Redemption of Ricky Johnson

Sikeston, MO man released, charges dismissed nearly 18 years after murder conviction

Shattered Lives: Deadly crash survivor questions progress in court case

An Innocent Man? Judge's report finds Sikeston, MO man did not commit 2000 murder

Outgoing Cape Girardeau mayor calls job best decision of his life

Dive team searches swampy area in Scott County, Mo

MO AG responds to judge's report on Sikeston man's murder conviction

War of words intensifies in legal battle over Sikeston man's murder conviction

The Opioid Crisis: Hitting Home