Debbie Monterrey returned to St. Louis in July 2003 to join the staff of Newsradio 1120 KMOX. Her career in radio and television began in Missouri while attending Truman State University (B.A. Mass Communications) in Kirksville and interning at KSDK-TV.
Her radio reporting/anchoring career took her to Greenville, SC, and then to Madison, WI, where she was morning show co-host of the award-winning “Madison’s Morning News.” In Columbus, OH, she anchored morning news . She and her morning team at the top-rated WTVN-AM won the 2000 Ohio Associated Press Award for “Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast.” Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum brought Debbie back to Madison, WI, where she served as his press secretary and communications director for the McCallum for Governor campaign.
Debbie has been awarded four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, a Missouri Broadcasters Award for best feature, and the AFTRA American Scene Award, a national award recognizing her efforts to promote diversity through her feature pieces. Debbie was named to the 2005 “40 Under 40” class by the St. Louis Business Journal. She works with numerous charities in the St. Louis area and serves on the board of Friends of Tower Grove Park.
Debbie lives in the City of St. Louis and is thrilled with the constant, positive changes taking place in the strong city neighborhoods.