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

  Greitens discusses political past, present, future as he enters U.S. Senate race

  Sikeston man released from prison in 2018 back behind bars

  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

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

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

  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

20-year-old southeast MO cold case solved