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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

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  • “Hands Up” Rams players help Urban League throw holiday party for Ferguson residents

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-FOX 2 is your Home Of The Rams. The team is preparing for Sunday’s final home game against the New York Giants which you can see Sunday at 3:00. But the five receivers who made the so-called “hands up” gesture before a recent home game took time out today to help folks in Ferguson and north St. Louis County. The players made national news last month when they raised their hands while running onto the field at […]

  • Alton police employ bait cars to protect Holiday shoppers

    ALTON, IL (KTVI) – Tis the season to be jolly but it’s also the season for bad guys to take advantage of those of us distracted by the hustle and bustle.  This time of year shoppers always hear the warnings about leaving packages in their cars in plain sight. But this year a warning for those thieves targeting shopping centers in Alton, IL.   The police department is outfitting cars with cameras and other high tech gadgets to help them catch those hoping […]

  • Returning soldier surprises son at school

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An Ellisville father returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan surprised his son Monday at Crestview Middle School. Sgt. Joshua Montgomery was supposed to return home in January but with the help of his son’s school he gave his son Tony and early Christmas present.  Sgt. Montgomery had been skyping with Tony’s classmates for weeks planning the dramatic entrance at a school assembly. Sgt. Montgomery presented an American flag flown in Afghanistan to the school’s […]

  • Thanksgiving brings calm to Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)– What a complete contrast in Ferguson compared to Monday night. There was almost an eerie calm on the streets. Not one protester outside the police station. But there was a heavy National Guard presents do out Ferguson. Armored cars and guardsmen holding assault weapons outside the police department, city hall, and on street corners and for the businesses. With so many arson fires it is still an active crime scene. A total of 21 structures were torched […]

  • 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 […]