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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
  • Rescued puppies doing better at Humane Society

    (KTVI) –  They stole the hearts of viewers earlier this week,  more than three dozen chihuahuas and other small mixed breeds rescued from a suspected hoarder in Carter County. An investigation continues into whether their owner will be facing any charges.  But for now the focus has been getting this pups healthy and ready for their forever homes.    Their owner had placed all 39 of  her dogs in this crate and was reportedly close to dumping them on the side […]

  • Catch the buzz over WGN America’s “Manhattan”

    (KTVI) – WGN America’s second scripted original program Manhattan debuts this weekend. FOX2’s Melanie Moon had a chance to visit the set and interview the cast. The period drama takes place during World War II. In the 1940’s the world’s most brilliant scientist came together in Los Almos, New Mexico with the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb. To make the show as authentic as possible Manhattan is filmed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Set designers transformed an […]

  • New WGN America show “Manhattan” has St. Louis connections

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – In 1943 the world’s most brilliant scientists moved to a compound in the New Mexican desert to work on the most covert project in American history.  It was a race to build the first atomic bomb known as the Manhattan Project. David Lobbig of the Missouri History Museum says “they were very concerned that the Nazi German’s were going to beat to the use of Atomic power, that they would develop a bomb bigger than anyone else and that they […]

  • Father and police officer rescue teens from raging fire

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Two St. Louis teenagers are lucky to alive thanks to their father and a police officer who pulled them from a raging house fire. The fire started on Arlington Avenue in north city in an unoccupied home and then spread to the next door home that was occupied. A set of 13-year-old twins, a girl and boy, were asleep in the basement as the house began filling with smoke, with flames racing from the back. Their […]

  • Festus Police Chief under fire following no confidence vote

    FESTUS, MO (KTVI) – Longtime Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis is under fire after a convincing vote of no confidence against him by his own officers.  The union representing the Festus police officers is calling Chief Lewis incompetent but the chief says he has done nothing wrong.  Lewis has been with the Festus police department for 32 years and has been the chief for about 15 and a half years. Bill Stark, a representative with the officer`s union- Laborers Local […]

  • Settlement reached in priest sex abuse trial; details will remain confidential

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A settlement is reached in a civil sexual abuse case against the St. Louis Archdiocese and former priest Joseph Ross. The deal was announced just before the case was set to go to trial this morning downtown at the Carnahan Courthouse. Jury selection was slated to start for the case. Instead, a settlement was announced at a short hearing before Judge Jimmie Edwards at 8am. Ross was the first priest defrocked by the St. Louis […]

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    Mississippi reopened after tow boat sinks with 10,000 gallons of fuel

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Several people were rescued from a sinking towing vessel named the “Jim Marco” in the Mississippi. The rescue occurred just North of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. The US Coast Guard reports that the ship sunk with 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Traffic on the Mississippi River has been reopened between lock and dam 27 and the Eads Bridge. Pollution responders are on scene responding with the St. Louis Fire Department. The vessel is […]

  • Former daycare owner facing 10 years to life for child abuse

    (KTVI)- A former daycare owner is locked up in  the St. Charles County jail facing felony charges from the death of a child in 2009. In September it will be five years since the death of 18-month-old Mason Breach.  The child was rushed to the hospital shortly after his mother dropped him off at the daycare. He died 24 hours later. On Monday, June 30th, 2014, Lisa West, who ran the in-home daycare in Wentzville, MO, was in court trying […]

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    Man charged with statutory sodomy; police fear there could be more victims

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A 66-year-old man is accused of molesting a child and now police want to know if Robert Oberfeld has victimized anyone else. The Circuit Attorney’s office issued warrants against Oberfeld on June 4.  He’s charged with two counts of Statutory Sodomy and one count of Child Molestation. Oberfeld lives in the 5600 block of Louisiana.  St. Louis police are asking anyone who may be a victim to contact police at 314-444-5474.    

  • City tears down dangerous buildings to make way for redevelopment

    ST.  LOUIS, MO(KTVI)-More than two dozen homes and buildings are being torn down in St. Louis and city leaders hope when they  come down so will crime. On Monday, crews began tearing down the derelict structures near the Ranken Technical College campus. The demolition area is surrounded by Newstead Avenue to the west, West Finney Avenue to the south, Whittier Street to the east, and Cozens Avenue to the north. The city says the buildings are dangerous, vacant, and have […]

  • Stars in Edwardsville shooting “Miracle Dog” movie

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The story of an abused dog nursed back to health in St. Louis is now going to be a movie. Shooting is underway in Edwardsville. A young St. Louis woman adopted the dog and then wrote a children’s book that became a bestseller. Cindy Willingbrock helped write the screenplay for Marshall the “Miracle Dog” movie. Filming began on Main street on Monday. The actors involved include American Pie’s Shannon Elizabeth and Gossip Girls’ Matt Settle. The script […]

  • Culture clash lands one man in jail

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Is it a clash of cultures in or a blatant act of breaking the law? Noble Yahudah Ben Ysrael was in court today for a pre-trial hearing for a traffic violation of driving with a revoked license. even though he was born in this country he says he is not a U.S. citizen but a citizen of the United Nation Of Yisrael. This is an organization of African-Americans who contend their descent from slavery grants […]