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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    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 […]

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    St. Louis city settles lawsuit over municipal court fees

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The city of St. Louis will pay out around $750,000 to settle a class action court case where it was accused of charging an illegal municipal court fee. The settlement was announced Monday downtown in the civil courts building. The plaintiffs sued back in 2014 accusing the City of St. Louis of unlawfully charging a fee to cancel warrants. The plaintiffs say the city had collected between more than $1 million dollars with the fee since […]

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    County council approves move of government offices to St. Ann

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Council gave final approval Tuesday night for the okay to move the St. Louis County Board of Elections to St. Ann. It’s a move that at least one council member called into question, saying it was linked to campaign contributors of County Executive Steve Stenger. Stenger says tonight’s vote clears up a controversy linked to the plans to move some key offices to St. Ann that could save the county millions. Stenger calls […]

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    Man struck and killed by MetroLink train in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A man was struck and killed by a MetroLink train in downtown St. Louis near Union station just after 7pm. The accident happened at 20th Street and Clark Sve. Police say the victim was a homeless man in his mid 50’s. It appears to be a tragic accident. He was sitting or sleeping too close to the tracks. The train operator was turning a curve so by the time she saw him it was too late to […]

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    Vigil marks 1-year anniversary of fatal hit and run downtown

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It’s been a year since a man was killed by a speeding hit and run driver while crossing a downtown street. Family and friends gathered at the site where Bapi Gupta was hit. He was crossing the street on S. Broadway in front of the Broadway Oyster Bar when he was struck by a driver. Gupta died a week later in the hospital. He was 50. Close to 100 gathered Thursday evening to not just remember […]

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    Police standoff ends in North St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Some tense moments Wednesday night in the 4800 block of Margaretta. A man held a woman hostage for more than two hours. Shortly after 8 pm a neighbor called police about fighting in the home next to her and gunfire. The SWAT team and hostage negotiators arrived shortly thereafter. At about 10 pm the man let the woman go and surrendered to police without incident. The woman is ok, but police say they believe the suspect […]

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    Prime Jewelers robbed at St. Louis Outlet Mall

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Shortly after 8 pm Prime Jewelers at the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood was robbed.  Police say three male suspects used pepper spray on a store employee. Paramedics were called to the scene to treat the injured store employee. The suspect fled store with an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry. The Hazelwood Police Department is investigating the armed robbery.

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    2 swimmers safe after battling current in Meramec River

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – There was a  happy ending in the search for two swimmers along the Meramec River Tuesday night.  Friends say the two, said to be in their late teens, set off from Sherman Beach to swim to Castlewood State Park. It’s a 2-mile swim and teens had no life vests or flotation devices. When they didn’t arrive, their friends called for help and the Metro West Fire District began a search by land and in the river. The […]