Michele Skalicky

Morning Edition Host

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. Michele enjoys hiking, camping, taking an active role in her two girls’ activities and caring for her family’s two guinea pigs, two cats, two dogs and five fish.

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Missouri State Officials say they're using the tragedy at Virginia Tech to make sure a similar incident doesn't happen there. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Government officials now say at least 30 people—in addition to the gunman—have been killed at Virginia Tech University. It's the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

It's not clear yet if the gunman killed himself or if he was killed by police.

The Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is using a unique approach to try to attract tourists to the city. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Missouri State President Dr. Michael Nietzel has been named President of the Council on Public Higher Education. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Missouri State University President Dr. Michael Nietzel has been named president of the Council on Public Higher Education or COPHE. The statewide organization is composed of the presidents and chancellors of the 4-year public higher education institutions in the state.

Nietzel explains how the COPHE impacts higher education in Missouri...

An effort is underway this month to reduce the amount of trash in Missouri's streams and along its roadways. Michele Skalicky reports.

We've all seen the signs. "This roadway adopted by such and such group." But most of us have probably never stopped to think how important the MO Adopt a Highway program and its volunteers are in keeping the state's roadways clean.

Local fruit growers were hit hard by temperatures that dipped into the upper teens over the weekend. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

When fruit growers in Missouri arrived at their orchards over the weekend to check their crops, most were met with the same thing—lots of brown, withered blossoms. David Murphy has been running Murphey's Orchard for 26 years. He has orchards in Seymour and Marionville with about 40 acres of apples and peaches each, 3 acres of strawberries and 4 acres of grapes. He says this is the worst spring freeze he's ever experienced