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

  Sikeston man released from prison in 2018 back behind bars

  Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens calls out state leadership for not stopping the violence

  Heartland Unsolved: Live to Tell

  Recruiting Blues: Mo. State Highway Patrol faces challenges getting more men and women behind the badge

  Man sentenced to 10 years in connection to Teresa Butler cold case

Heartland foster care agency hopes to win support from hockey-inspired program

  Former Mo. Director of Public Safety announces run for Cape Girardeau County Sheriff

  Veteran MSHP investigator retiring after working 100’s of criminal cases

  Heartland Blue Bloods: Jon and Landon Pruiett

  Heartland Blue Bloods: Bud, Trey, Ethan and Natalie Cooper (McKnight)

Heartland Blue Bloods: Drew, Andrew, Tyler and Hunter Juden

  Heartland Unsolved: Never Forget part 2

  Heartland Unsolved: Never Forget

  Heartland Blue Bloods: Jeff and Cody Johnson

  Exclusive: Police interview Russell Bucklew days after 1996 crimes

  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