Evita M. Caldwell, a St. Louis native, reporter and writer, developed a love for journalism at an early age when she took on the role of weekly news announcer for her middle school. She went on to Vashon High School, finished second in her class, then majored in communication studies at Saint Louis University where she graduated in 2011. During her time at SLU, Evita wrote stories for KMOV.com and stlbeacon.org. She was the lead anchor for SLU-TV's SLU News 22 and the crime time correspondent for the campus-wide show, Mondays In Midtown.
Evita interned for Aarff.com and the CBS radio affiliate KMOX while in college and maintained a personal blog site. Professionally, she has written for the Granny's Cures website, worked as a broadcast assistant for KMOV-TV, and as a freelance journalist.
Currently, Evita is the online producer for St. Louis Public Radio and works as a freelance journalist in her spare time. Her personal career interest and work focuses on urban American issues. She enjoys speaking to and motivating students in city schools. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.