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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    Investigators believe amber alert abductor is in the Metro East

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An amber alert ends with the safe recovery of a baby. Overland police are still looking for the alleged abductor. Investigators believe he is still in the area. Once he is caught Brian Pullen, 40, will face a number of charges. He’s been charged with burglary and armed criminal action. Investigators say he went to the Overland home of his estranged wife on Sunday, armed with a shotgun, and took his 9-month-old son. That set […]

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    As spring approaches, MoDOT warns of impending road work

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers it’s almost time for the start up of road construction season. At a news conference Friday, MoDOT said crews and contractors will go back to work the roadways beginning next month. In a couple of weeks, motorists will begin to see the impact on and around the Poplar Street Bridge downtown. That will include resurfacing and widening lanes on the bridge. In addition to these […]

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    Normandy Police ask public to help deny parole for cop killer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – More than a decade has passed and the Normandy Police Department still doesn’t understand why one of their own was taken by a fellow police officer. In August 2006 Normandy Police Officer Amanda Cates was fatally shot by her fiancee Robert Brooks who was a police officer for Calverton Park. Cates was just 26-years-old and was the school resource officer at Normandy Middle School. Her colleagues said she went above and beyond everyday for her […]

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    First-of-its-kind defibrillator comes to Millstadt city park

    MILLSTADT, IL (KTVI) – The Village of Millstadt has installed a first-of-its-kind, high-tech defibrillator in the center of the city park as a public safety measure for visitors. This particular AED unit sits under a picnic shelter, between the baseball field and tennis court. In the event of a cardiac arrest, the defibrillator is ready to be deployed. The instant the cabinet is opened it calls 911 and sets off an alarm that can be heard a block away. The […]

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    Mumps case found in Alton elementary school student

    WOOD RIVER, IL (KTVI) – The Centers for Disease Control has said while mumps were no longer common in the United States, the nation did see a higher number of cases than normal in 2016. According to the CDC, last year saw more than 5,000 cases in 48 states, including Missouri. There were more than 200 cases reported on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia last December. Just recently, parents in Madison County were alarmed to learn a student […]

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    Police investigate double shooting in Shrewsbury

    SHREWSBURY, MO (KTVI) – Investigators with the St. Louis County and Shrewsbury police departments were called to the scene of a double shooting Monday morning. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the shooting took place around 6:50 a.m. in the 7800 block of Cardinal Ridge Court, just east of Laclede Station Road. Police found a man and woman in the home, each with a gunshot wound. The victim and suspect were married, but […]

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    Business is blooming for florists ahead of Valentine’s Day

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, but some will be celebrating this weekend and that has area florists very busy. Americans spend quite a bit of money to show their love on Valentine’s Day. It is one of the biggest days of the year for the floral industry. Each year in the United States, about 110 million roses are sold on February 14 alone. International rose growers produce more than 200 million of the […]

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    14-year-olds arrested for Fairview Heights shooting

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI) – Fairview Heights police made a shocking arrest in the shooting of a man earlier this week. A 21-year-old man was shot and left for dead Tuesday night. Less than 48 hours later, two suspects were in police custody. Police said the suspects are just 14 years of age. Investigators described the case as a drug rip-off. The teens arranged to meet a marijuana dealer at the Longacre Ponds apartment complex on Northbrook Circle. The suspects […]

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    Gov. Greitens names 2 public safety officials during visit to St. Louis Fire Department

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Wednesday Missouri Governor Eric Greitens named two members of his public safety team in St. Louis. He also took time to praise St. Louis firefighters. The announcement was at the St. Louis Fire Department headquarters near downtown St. Louis. Governor Greitens named a new fire marshal and the new head of state emergency management chief.  He made the announcement here where city firefighters train so he could thank them for the risks they take every day […]

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    Skull found at state park in Franklin County

    ROBERTSVILLE,MO (KTVI)- Police are investigating human remains  found in a Franklin County park. A man was shed hunting, looking for antlers that deer shed this time of year, at Robertsville State Park when he discovered a human skull Tuesday morning. The skull was located about 70 yards from Shiloh Cemetery, which dates back to 1889 and is still in use today. Sheriff Steve Pelton says sheriff’s deputies, the Missouri Highway Patrol, and the Department Of Natural Resources have been conducting […]

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    Investigation continues into Soulard double shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police are searching for the gunman who opened fire on a young couple overnight while they sat in a parked vehicle in Soulard. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. at 7th Street and Sidney near the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Police said a man in his early 30s and a woman in her late 20s were both inside a vintage red convertible when they were wounded. The male victim was identified as a captain in the St. […]

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    Woman’s body found in St. Clair County landfill

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – St. Louis police located the body of a woman Tuesday afternoon in a landfill at a Waste Management facility in St. Clair County. According to Schron Jackson, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, investigators would only confirm the body was an African-American female. Police did not link the body to any current missing person’s case. It is unclear what led St. Louis authorities to a landfill across the river in Illinois. The […]