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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


Recent Articles
  • More officers assigned to the Unified Command in Jennings

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – After Monday’s looting and setting of fires along West Florissant, the Unified Command Center at the Buzz Westfall Plaza brought in extra officers and National Guard personnel for protection. The extra security allowed for more officers to be deployed in Ferguson and to protect more businesses in the area.

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    Police release arrest report from Monday night’s protests

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This is a summary of arrests on Monday night in St. Louis. Protests followed the grand jury’s announcement in the Michael Brown shooting case. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that Officer Darren Wilson will not be facing charges. Demonstrators burned and looted Ferguson businesses. Protesters also gathered in the South Grand business district. Many businesses there also received damage and some looting. There were 21 arrests made in St. Louis City Mondy night.  […]

  • Ryan Ferguson recounts life since being released from prison

    (KTVI) – It was one year ago today a young Missouri man walked out of prison after spending a decade behind bars for a murder he had nothing to do with. Ryan Ferguson sat down with FOX 2 for an exclusive interview about his first year of freedom. Ferguson was just 19 when went into prison. So stepping back into the real world at the age of 29 was completely foreign to him.While in prison it was his fitness and […]

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    Three dead after train strikes SUV in Vandalia before Halloween parade

    VANDALIA, IL (KTVI) – There’s been a deadly train accident at the same time a Halloween parade was going on in downtown Vandalia, Illinois.  A train hit a SUV at the 6th street crossing.  Three people are confirmed dead,  two have two are seriously injured and have been airlifted to the hospital.  Two people in the vehicle were killed in the vehicle, two were injured. One pedestrian was killed by debris. There were many eyewitnesses to this accident.  The crash […]

  • Candidate for County Executive calls for traffic ticket reform

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- There is a movement to watch how traffic ticket revenue is collected. The Republican candidate for St. Louis County Executive, Rick Stream, wants to protect residents from what he calls abusive traffic ticket schemes. Stream says a number of county municipalities are using speed traps and check points to generate millions of dollars in fine and far exceeding state law that caps how much money a municipality can collect for revenue. Missouri law caps ticket […]

  • ACLU Study: St. Louis City surveillance cameras are an invasion of privacy

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The ACLU wants to get rid of surveillance cameras in the City of St. Louis. They’re calling them an invasion of privacy. City leaders say they are crime fighters and they plan to add more. The ACLU released findings of a study Thursday it says shows glaring problems with surveillance cameras in St. Louis. The group says there are city cameras, business improvement cameras and private cameras all over the city. They’ve become a hodgepodge […]

  • Cardinal fans celebrate winning game 2 of NLCS

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Cardinals fans are packed into Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village for game 2 of the NLCS between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants. Saturday night fans left disappointed after the Cardinals loss to the Giants by the score of 3-0. The Cardinals only had four hits against Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who set a new post season record of 24 consecutive innings without being scored on. As fans watch the giant TV screen […]

  • Stray Rescue is filled to capacity, special deal on dog adoptions

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– It could be a serious crisis for stray animals in St. Louis. Stray Rescue, which now operates as the St. Louis city pound, says it’s filled to capacity. The city says it has received an unprecedented amount of calls of abandoned dogs. Stray Rescue has been responding. Founder Randy Grim even recently rescued a dog that has been shot in the face. This holiday weekend, all dogs will be available for adoption at half the regular […]

  • Who is Darren Wilson? Details emerging about the officer who shot Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Officer Darren Wilson has been a police officer for six years, he spent two of those years with the Jennings police department. At a news conference Friday with Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson we learned the officer suffered facial injuries in a struggle with Michael Brown. The chief also described his emotions since the fatal shooting of Brown. “It’s devastating, absolutely devastating he never intended for any of this to happen.” A St. Louis Police officer […]

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    Mugshots of Ferguson looters released to the public

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police have released the mugshots of some of the looters arrested Sunday night. There have been reports of 32 or more arrested in Ferguson. St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch says only 10 have been arrested and charged so far and are all being held in St. Louis County jail on $50,000 bond.  Many are from St. Louis, not Ferguson, and Trey Brewer is from Texas. McCulloch says they face felony burglary charges. […]

  • Looters arrested Sunday night charged with felony burglary

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Police arrested 32 looters Sunday night. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says 10 of the suspects in the county jail are charged with felony burglary.   All arrested are known criminals.

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    Businesses damaged following violence over Mike Brown’s death

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – At least a dozen businesses in north St. Louis County were looted Sunday following a peaceful vigil. Hundreds gathered Sunday for a vigil in memory of  shooting death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, Missouri teen who was shot by a Police officer Saturday afternoon.  Brown was unarmed. Around 8:30pm protesters on West Florissant became aggressive and St. Louis County tactical units were called. By 10pm,  St. Louis County Police had called for more assistance from all […]