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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    Suspect indicted for cold-case Bellefontaine Neighbors murder

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A cold case murder has been solved nearly two years after a deadly shooting in Bellfontaine Neighbors.  A St. Louis County grand jury handed down a four-count indictment against a 21-year-old man in connection with a June 2014 murder. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated after the body of 19-year-old Antoine Hall was located inside a Bellefontaine Neighbors home in the 1200 block of Laire Drive on the night of June […]

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    Officer involved in accident faces long recovery

    (KTVI) – A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy is still in the hospital after he was seriously injured in car accident while responding to call. The officer has a long road to recovery. Deputy Beattie was responding to a call with his sirens on Saturday night when his patrol car was struck on Route M. There were two people in the other vehicle, they were also injured. But Deputy Beattie’s injuries were so severe he had to be airlifted to the […]

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    TSA security line waits inevitable, DHS secretary says

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will immediately increase the use of overtime and work to quickly bring in more screening officers to help alleviate long lines at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday. But Johnson warned that longer wait times are inevitable during the busy summer travel season. “We encourage people to have the appropriate expectations when they arrive at airports,” Johnson said at a news conference at Reagan National Airport outside Washington. “Contemplate increased […]

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    Residents flee house fire in north city

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Three people escaped a house fire Thursday night in north St. Louis. One of them, a female in a wheelchair, was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The front of the home in the 4600 block of Penrose Street sustained moderate damage. The house was just five blocks from a house fire earlier this week that left three people injured, including two police officers. That fire was started by a child playing with a lighter. […]

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    St. Louis County police dispatchers experience brief communications outage

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – Monday night for about an hour, St. Louis County Police dispatchers were forced to work out of their office.  A problem at dispatching center in Ballwin forced dispatcher to work out of police cruisers and use handheld radios. The problem started around 9 pm, but was resolved just after 10 pm. Dispatchers continued work with computer aided dispatching while waiting for radio communications to be restored. A spokesperson for the department said at no time was […]

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    Powerhouse members frustrated over gyms sudden closure

    (KTVI) – A gym in Shrewsbury that closed its doors for good Monday night has left its members high and dry. The Powerhouse, a 24 hour gym, locked up its door last night shortly after 9 pm. Some members were working out when someone working for the owner came in to lock everyone out. Members were given no information on getting their money back on their memberships.  Most paid an upfront fee of $217 for a year membership. Some area […]

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    Sudden closing of gym leaves customers in a lurch

    SHREWSBURY, MO (KTVI) – Members of the Powerhouse Gym in Shrewsbury showed up Monday night for a workout to find out that their 24 hour gym had closed. With little notice the gym shut down for good shortly after 9 pm.  Those who got to the gym before it closed were given no information about how to get a refund back on their membership.  Monthly dues are $20 but most members pay a onetime fee of $217 dollars a year.  […]

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    Political expert calls Cruz/Fiorina “unorthodox and desperate”

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A major announcement from Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as he names Carly Fiorina his VP running mate. There is just one problem; he hasn’t secured the nomination and won no primaries last night. Fiorina, a former CE0 of Hewlett Packard dropped out of the race for the White House following the New Hampshire Primary. SLU Law professor Joel Goldstein calls this “an unorthodox and desperate move by someone with few options left. Not since 1936 […]

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    World War II and Korean War veterans return from DC honor flight

    LAMBERT-ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KTVI) – A passenger jet carrying some very precious cargo landed late Tuesday night at Lambert Airport.  The Southwest flight was transporting 20 World War II and Korean War veterans from the St. Louis Area.  It was all the work of Greater St. Louis Honor Flights. The veterans flew out before dawn Tuesday for Washington D.C.  While there they visited their war monuments and met with Missouri politicians.  The fact that there were so many World […]

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    Prince fans flock to see Purple Rain after singer’s death

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Two special showings of Prince’s film Purple rain are playing Friday night in Edwardsville at the Wildey Theatre. Tickets have been selling fast. Purple Rain came out in 1984 and many say it tells Prince’s story. It’s about a young musician growing up in Minnesota tormented by an abusive situation and the rocky road he facing as he builds his singing career. The film became the 11th highest grossing film of the year, taking in $70 […]

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    St. Louis reacts to Prince’s death

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Call it a sad sign of the times for many music fans. The marquee outside Vintage Vinyl let pedestrians know that Prince had passed away at the age of 57. It was store manager John Hardester’s job to let St. Louisans on The Loop know in 21 characters that Prince had died. “I think he’s probably at the top as far as talent. I mean, I don’t know who else. I put him with Bowie and […]

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    Sudden death of beloved counselor brings community together

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Family, friends and students are still in shock over the sudden death of a very popular Belleville East High School counselor.  Wednesday night dozens came together to remember Chyriell Drain-Hill. Hill-Drain was just 58-years-old when she passed away Sunday night, just 45 minutes after arriving at the hospital.  Her family is still looking for answers as to the cause. They say she went to the hospital because she was having trouble breathing. Students past and present […]