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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.


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    More than 60 cigarette-recycling bins installed in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Tired of discarded cigarette butts littering St. Louis streets and sidewalks, several organizations have partnered to install 62 recycling bins scattered across the city. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch  reports that Downtown STL Inc., TerraCycle and Progressive Waste Solutions announced on Tuesday the installation of the cigarette-collection receptacles in St. Louis. Each bin can hold around 800 cigarette butts, which is roughly equal to one pound. The Downtown St. Louis Foundation expects to receive $1 for each […]

  • 50th anniversary of Frank Sinatra Spectacular

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Frank Sinatra Spectacular that was held at the Kiel Opera House in downtown. The film recording of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Johnny Carson performing together on the same stage made entertainment history. KPLR 11’s Dan Gray was at that show in 1965. He shares his own memories of the event and talks with others who were at the concert.

  • 15-year-old girl in custody for deadly hit and run accident

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Police arrested a 15-year-old girl in connection to a deadly hit-and-run accident in downtown St. Louis.  Investigators say the suspect struck Bapi Gupta, 50, on Broadway Avenue at Gratiot on June 28th. Gupta died a few days later from his injuries. The teen’s name is not being released because she is a minor. She has been remanded to juvenile authorities. The police investigation revealed a second vehicle did not strike the victim.  

  • Seeing more deer? St. Louis wildlife displaced by flooding

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The high water is displacing more than people in the St. Louis area. Deer are now being spotted in Creve Coeur Park between the tennis courts and a parking lot. This is a place that sees a lot of park users coming and going regularly. It is not an area that deer would be attracted to. You may have noticed deer active in your neighborhood, not just at sunrise and sunset when they normally are […]

  • Mercy Hospital emergency room reopened in Jefferson County

    HILLSBORO, MO (KTVI) – Sunday night just before 11:30 pm, the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room in Crystal City was reopened. The ground floor of the hospital had sustained significant damage following flash flooding on Wednesday, July 1st that forced the closure of the ER. Several inches of water inundated the hospital causing officials to evacuate patients to other areas of the hospital. At no time patients needing emergency care turned away from the hospital. As of now all emergency care […]

  • Flash flooding turns Bridgeton street into a lake; basements ruined

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – Flash flooding turned a Bridgeton street into a lake Wednesday night. Residents on Melody Lane are angry that no one is taking responsibility for the flooding. At least six homes on the street were flooded after a fast downpour. But the residents here do not believe it’s all Mother Nature’s fault. They suspect the problem is beyond a wooden fence at the end of the cul-de-sac. They said excavating or construction work was done at a […]

  • SLU researchers working to extend lives of ALS patients

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease with no cure. But research happening right now at Saint Louis University could increase the life span of ALS patients. A 63-year-old Shrewsbury man is one of three ALS patients in the St. Louis area to receive a new type of implant to combat respiratory insufficiency and assist in their breathing. Sooner or later, ALS will attack every muscle in a patient’s body, making it impossible to move […]

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    Arraignment set for man in Ferguson police shooting

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) _ The man accused of shooting two police officers during a protest in Ferguson is slated to appear in court. Twenty-year-old Jeffrey L. Williams is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of felony assault, armed criminal action and a weapons offense. Williams is accused of wounding a St. Louis County officer and a Webster Groves officer on March 12 during an early morning rally sparked by the resignation of Ferguson’s police chief. Both officers survived. The […]

  • Phillips 66 robbed in North St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A Phillips 66 gas station was robbed just after 4 am Saturday morning at Chambers Road and Green Valley Drive in North St. Louis County was robbed. The gas station has surveillance cameras and extra security inside. Customers are allowed into a lobby area but not the area where items are on shelves. The clerk must get the items customers want to buy and hand them through a sliding window. It’s not known how the robber […]

  • Group seeking Ferguson mayor recall finally able to turn in petition

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A group seeking the recall of the Mayor of Ferguson was unsuccessful in turning in their petition on Tuesday because the City Clerk was out of the office. They were able to turn in those signatures at City Hall Thursday. A citizens and protest group called Ground Level Support says the petition to recall Mayor James Knowles was in response to the August shooting death of Michael Brown and a Department of Justice report that […]

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    Martin Duggan dies; Globe-Democrat editor, ‘Donnybrook’ host

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Martin Duggan, longtime editorial page editor of the old St. Louis Globe-Democrat and host for 23 years of the local TV public affairs show “Donnybrook,” has died. Duggan died Wednesday at his home an undisclosed cause, according to KETC-TV, the St. Louis public TV station that airs “Donnybrook.” He was 93. Duggan was known for conservative editorials until losing his job when the Globe-Democrat was sold in 1984. On “Donnybrook,” he served as “provocateur,” host and […]

  • Copper thieves hit Fairview Heights strip mall AC units

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI) – Copper thieves were busy over the holiday weekend causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to air conditioning units in Fairview Heights.   The stolen air conditioning units caused several stores not to have air conditioning for a while. The thefts occurred at the Market Place Shopping Center near I-64 and Highway 159 in Fairview Heights where six stores had their air conditioning units damaged by thieves late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. When […]