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Melanie Moon co-anchors KPLR’s News 11 at 7 weeknights with Dan Gray. An award-winning journalist, Melanie has been recognized four times by the Associated Press for her investigative reporting. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL, Melanie got her start in TV while still in college, anchoring a news segment on WCLF TV in Tampa, Florida.

Melanie studied telecommunications and journalism at the University of South Florida and later transferred to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, where she graduated cum laude. She interned for a semester at CNN in Washington, D.C.

In addition to her journalistic skills, Melanie plays the harp and piano. From St. Louis, travel south, down Interstate 55 and you’ll find Melanie’s identical twin sister who is a reporter at WREG TV.

You can connect with Melanie on Facebook, Twitter @moon_melanie and Instagram @Melaniemoon


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    Effort in St. Louis County to ban sale of tobacco products for anyone under 21

    ST.  LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Tobacco 21 is a campaign that is sweeping the nation.  The law banning the sale of cigarettes to anyone under 21 is now in 190 cities in 12 states.  It’s state law in all of California and Hawaii. A hearing was held Wednesday in St. Louis County for an ordinance that would make the county the seventh jurisdiction in the state to keep anyone under 21 from purchasing cigarettes.  Some council members questioned what […]

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    Questions raised over future of South County beauty college

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Questions are being raised about the future of a beauty college in south St. Louis County.  And that has students fearing they are losing tuition money. On its website National Academy promises to offer an exceptional education in all aspects of cosmetology but some of their students contacted us to say they believe they are losing their money. This is what some of the students are telling Fox 2. Sherron Johnson messaged us […]

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    St. Louis County Police Department honors original members

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Sixty-one year s ago St. Louis County police officers hit the streets for the very first time.  Wednesday the county council honored the first members of that police force. These charter officers worked six days a week making just $4,000 a year. They had no healthcare or pension plans and had to provide their own uniforms and firearms. The only things the department did provide for the officers in 1955 were badges and shields for their hats.  […]

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    Memorial grows for toddlers killed in north St. Louis crash

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Police are investigating a two vehicle crash Monday night that claimed the lives of two toddlers. A memorial is already growing at the scene of the accident. Teddy bears and flowers mark the site at Hanley road and University Place drive neat the University of Missouri St. Louis. A car was struck by a SUV around 9pm Monday. Police say two children in the car were ejected and did not survive. Investigators say the SUV struck […]

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    Radiation contamination concerns after Cold Water Creek flooding in Hazelwood

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Residents at a Hazelwood apartment complex woke up this morning to find their cars submerged after a nearby creek over flowed. There’s more to be worried about then just water damage from Cold Water Creek. The water has receded, but it was a different story, when the parking lot filled with water overnight damaging vehicles. As the water went down we found crawdads  in the parking lot. Residents were using buckets trying to get the […]

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    Police shoot stolen vehicle suspect after chase; searching for 2nd suspect

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police tell FOX 2 News that there was an officer involved shooting in north St. Louis Tuesday afternoon.   Police were chasing suspects wanted for stealing a vehicle.  The shooting happened in the 5800 block of Theodosia. No officers were injured.   One suspect is in the hospital for a gunshot wound to the chest.  The other suspect is still at large. St. Louis Police were pursuing two people spotted in a stolen Jeep. The vehicle […]

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    Boxing legend Evander Holyfield surprises St. Louis girl for her birthday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Boxing legend Evander Holyfield made a surprise stop in St. Louis to make one little girl’s birthday extra special. He was at a dance school in St. Ann. Five time World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield lives by the creed, “Be the best you can be, by looking out for others.” No wonder they call him the real deal. Holyfield made a surprise visit at the Best Dance and Talent Center In St. Ann to make […]

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    Vandals tag St. Louis city park with Pokemon Go graffiti

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Vandals hit Carondolet Park in south St. Louis and the graffiti they left behind appears to be inspired by the Pokemon Go game. One of the oldest parks in the city falls victim to someone playing one of the newest and most popular games around. A city maintenance crew spent the morning cleaning up the graffiti. But even with paint, there is still some evidence of damage. the spokesman for the Mayor’s office wants to […]

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    Pistol, high-capacity drum taken off the streets – police

    NORMANDY, MO (KTVI) – The Normandy Police Department posted to Facebook on Wednesday that officers had taken a handgun and high-capacity ammunition drum off the streets, but has yet to provide any additional information on how police came to find the gun. An image of the handgun, ammunition, and the drum itself was posted before noon with the following description: “This weapon was taken off our streets the other night. Of particular interest is the 100 round drum magazine which […]

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    Saint Louis Zoo announces ‘baby bird boom’

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The bird department at the Saint Louis Zoo have welcomed eight new hatchlings this spring and summer. For the third consecutive year, the zoo’s pair of rhinocerous hornbills nested in the Bird House habitat. The oldest male bird at the zoo, a 45-year old king vulture, sired Agnes, who hatched April 3 and can now be seen in the Bird House habitat. The critically endangered horned guan hatched June 1. This is the second straight year […]

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    Police continue to search for suspect in attempted abduction

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Still no leads Monday on a possible abduction attempt at the Premium Outlets Mall in Chesterfield. The attempted abduction was reported on Saturday. The 13-year-old victim told police she and her mother were leaving the mall and she rushed ahead to the car and unlocked it. Chesterfield police say the teen told them as she tried to get into the family SUV a man bumped into her.  She apologized and he asked her if she was […]

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    St. Charles County company offering tactical vest at cost for law enforcement

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – After recent shootings of police officers across the nation, a local tactical gear company is offering a special deal for police officers. The tactical gear supplier in St. Charles County put a posting on its Facebook page stating body armor, and carriers will be available to law enforcement at dealer prices. Vests can be fitted with different plates  as light as 3 pound to  protect against assault rifles or an 11 pound steel plate that […]