HerStory Spotlight-Month of April

HerStory Spotlight-Vera Hadley

Vera S. Hadley, Interactive Content Producer for FOX 2 St. Louis

Vera’s Favorite Quote: “God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved. the Lord shall help her, and that right early!”   Psalms 46

Bio: Vera Culley grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois.  Educated in the East St. Louis School District, Vera graduated as Valedictorian of the East St. Louis Sr. High School Class of 1998.  Upon graduation, Vera attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned her Broadcast Journalist degree in 2002. While in college, Vera tried her hand at several different interests and career option to ensure she would have numerous skills when she graduated. She served for four years in the University of Illinois Black Chorus, at 100-plus voice choir in which she was a soprano section leader and a student conductor.
Vera also enjoyed and learned photography skills in her photo journalism labs.   She also studied to budding online news industry and dabbled in website design and management. When Vera left college, she was blessed to be accepted for a position as a writer at KPLR 11 News. She quickly became a integral part of the newsroom and was given more duties including assignment editor and web producer.

After five years at KPLR 11, Vera accepted a position with FOX 2 News in St. Louis as a web producer.  She refined her skills for news and online reporting, story editing and website operations and management. In her time, she’s covered major stories in St. Louis news online including the discovery of Shawn Hornbeck, the ABB shooting, and many more.

Since being at FOX 2, she has also moved into broadcast appearing every morning on FOX 2 News at 6 a.m. to show viewers what they can find on FOX2now.com, STLMoms.com and other KTVI/KPLR property websites.

When Vera leaves her job at FOX 2, she heads off to what she calls her ‘real job’: wife and mother.   She enjoys spending time with her 8 and 3 year old boys as well as her husband, Sean.   Now, she admits, being a working mother who has be up at 3:30 in the morning and doesn’t go to sleep until 10 p.m. is challenging, but she’ll do anything in the world for her boys, so she just keeps pushing and makes it work.

Vera says she enjoys the good times and prays for God’s guidance and wisdom through the rough times.  Her favorite scripture is from Psalms 46 – “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be removed and the mountains be cast into the midst of the sea.  God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved. The Lord will help her, and that right early!” “And that is how you get through the day,” Vera says.

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