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Dan Gray joined the KPLR News team in November 2008. He co-anchors News 11 at 7pm on KPLR with Melanie Moon and reports weekdays for FOX 2 News.

From 2004-2008 he worked as an anchor/reporter for KTVI. He co-anchored FOX 2 News at 5 p.m. with Mandy Murphey and reported for the 9 p.m. newscast.

From 1992 to 2003, Gray was an anchor/reporter for KSDK-TV in St. Louis. He also worked as an anchor/reporter at KOVR-TV in Sacramento, California and KETV-TV in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dan has won six Emmys including the "Best Anchor" Emmy award four times.

He has interviewed presidents, celebrities and covered Pope John Paul II's visit to St. Louis and the Pope's Funeral in Rome.

Dan is a native St. Louisan and a frequent speaker for charity and civic organizations. He has been active in the American Cancer Society, Backstoppers, St. Vincent's Home For Children and The Salvation Army.


Recent Articles
  • Clayton testing “Parklets” idea that’s sweeping country

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)-Parklets have come to Clayton. The new urban idea being used across the country is being tested out. Many are worried that the new sitting area could be taking up valuable parking, but those working around and using the parklet think it’s a great idea. A parklet is a deck or patio like structure that is open to the public for anyone to sit, relax, maybe have something to eat. It is about the size of two parking […]

  • Southwest airline rolls out plane painted with Missouri flag

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Southwest Airlines is celebrating 30 years of flying from St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Wednesday the airline rolled out their tribute to Missouri, in the form of a plane painted with the Missouri state flag. It took 45 people working around the clock for nine days, using 56 gallons of paint to create the flag on the Boeing 737. The plane has been named Missouri One.

  • Microburst causes significant damage to Chesterfield businesses

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Strong storms once again hit areas in both Missouri and Illinois Thursday.  Severe storms produced large hail, flooding rains, and significant wind damage. One of the hardest hit areas was the Chesterfield valley. Business owners suspected a tornado had roared through the area because  of the narrow path of damage just east of Spirit of St. Louis Airport. But a National Weather Service survey crew determined that the storm damage has actually been done by a […]

  • Fake kidnappers ask again for bond reductions

    TROY, MO (KTVI) – It was a story that shocked the residents of Lincoln County and parents everywhere. A family banded together with a hired co-worker to fake a kidnapping of a 6-year-old to teach him a lesson about being friendly to strangers. The planned fake kidnapping went astray, and landed members of the family and a co-worker in jail. Monday they were back in court seeking to get a reduction on their bonds, so as to make bail. Reporter […]

  • New study examines differences between city, municipal police departments

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A fact-finding group tasked to analyze a possible city-county merger is out with a report on the dozens of police jurisdictions in the region, which breaks down taxpayer cost compared to other cities in the Midwest. The study, conducted by Better Together, found widespread differences in police departments. For example, Flordell Hills patrols 0.11 square miles and St. Louis County patrols 265 square miles. The organization gathered information from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and […]

  • Spectrum Brand

    Earth City business expanding and adding more jobs

    EARTH CITY, MO (KTVI) – Good economic news for St. Louis County.  Spectrum Brands is expanding its headquarters in Earth City. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand for the announcement that the company will invest more than one million dollars in its headquarters and add 45 new jobs. Spectrum Brands employs more than 560 workers in the St. Louis area.  The company is a global supplier of pet products and a major U.S. supplier of home and garden products. […]

  • I-70 shooting victim meets the man who helped save her

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – A gunshot victim got to meet the man she says saved her life. FOX2’s and KPLR News 11’s Dan Gray reported the exclusive story of how a friendship has begun out of tragedy. A violent and chaotic scene played out Wednesday night on I-70 in Wentzville.  A driver was firing random shots out of his car as he was being chased by police and several vehicles were hit. One of the bullets struck 21-year-old Cierra Palmer in […]

  • Village of Brooklyn offices raided by law enforcement officers

    BROOKLYN, IL (KTVI) – Law enforcement authorities from St. Clair County and the Illinois State Police raided the offices of the Village of Brooklyn Illinois Wednesday afternoon. Officer spent several hours hauling out documents, and other items from the building that houses the village administrative office, fire and police departments. St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the raid was in response to a former Brooklyn Police Department detectives actions. Brendan said the detective took a AR-15 rifle from […]

  • Aviation expert says investigators will focus on training practices in latest airline crash

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Over the past year there have been several deadly commercial airline crashes.  Dan Gray talked with an aviation expert about whether there may be a common denominator in the accidents. Tuesday’s crash in the French Alps was the fourth commercial airliner crash in just over a year to result in more than 100 fatalities. In March of 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared from radar and still has not been found, 239 were on board.  In July […]

  • More Bosnians charged with helping ISIS

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Two more Bosnians were in St. Louis federal court Monday, facings terrorism charges for aiding and abetting terrorist organizations in the Middle East. The justice department is accusing the two of providing material and financial support to ISIS. Reporter Dan Gray was in court and has the story.

  • Court documents reveal potentially sinister motive behind kidnapping attempt

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI) – Court documents reveal bizarre new details about an attempted abduction early Thursday morning in St. Charles County. A 17-year-old is charged with sneaking into a classmate’s home to kidnap the friend’s little sister. Investigators with the O’Fallon Police Department said John Classen of O’Fallon had gone to the home legally two days ago and unlocked a basement window so he could enter the home at a later time. Classen allegedly snuck into the basement early Thursday […]

  • Protesters demand more changes in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – There was quick reaction Wednesday night from both supporters of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and those who wanted Jackson to resign. Today Chief Jackson resigned, following the fallout from the Department of Justice Report that stated Ferguson’s Police Department showed a pattern of discrimination, profiling and ticketing of African-Americans. Since the release of the DOJ Report, Ferguson’s City Manager, City Clerk, Police Chief and to two command officers from the police department have either been […]