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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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    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 […]

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    Vigil for Herculaneum High School football player who died on family cruise

    HERCULANEUM, MO (KTVI) – The Herculaneum High School community came together Friday night for a vigil remembering the life of a student who left a lasting impression on the student body. Austin Ray passed away May 31 on a Disney cruise to Alaska with his family. His parents said he simply stopped breathing. Ray was born with a rare genetic metabolic condition that damaged his kidneys, liver, muscles, eyes and central nervous system. Despite the young man’s failing body, his spirit […]

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    9-year-old who pulled near drowning victim to safety is honored

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A 6-year-old girl makes a full recovery a week after nearly drowning in a St. Louis park pool.  And she owes her life to another little girl who pulled her from that pool to safety. It was exactly a week ago today that a day at the Marquette swimming  pool in south St. Louis   nearly took the life of a little girl. It was a warm day and the pool was packed with people. The 6-year-old […]

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    Shots ring out in Hillsdale neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are investigating a double shooting in Hillsdale. Shots rang out shortly after 10pm on Jesse Jackson Avenue a few blocks from the police department. The shots came from an alley in a neighborhood. When police arrived they found a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old running down the street with gunshot wounds. Two bullets hit a home across from the alley. The homeowner says he would have been hit if the shots were lower. A bullet […]

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    Two dead after north St. Louis execution style shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The search is on for two suspects who police say are responsible for the execution style shooting of two men. The incident happened in the 1300 block of Burd in St. Louis. Police say at around 7:15 they got a call of shots fired. When they arrived on the scene they found the bodies of two African American men in the front seat of a blue sedan. The car was parked in an alley behind a […]

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    Domestic dispute leads police to marijuana operation

    ST. ANN (KTVI) – A violent crime in St. Ann leads investigators to a completely separate crime. In what began as an investigation into a domestic disturbance call that involved gunfire, turned into a drug bust. It all began Sunday afternoon with reports of gunfire in a St. Ann neighborhood. Officers responding found an unoccupied vehicle that had been shot at 7 times.  As they began canvassing the neighborhood, knocking on doors, Chief Jimenez says when one door opened; officer’s […]

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    Bellefontaine cemetery worker shot and killed

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A contract maintenance worker has been shot and killed at Bellefontaine cemetery. The shooting happened at around 6:30pm. He was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at they scene. The workers were finishing up for the day and putting away their equipment at a utility shed. Then shooting rang out. The cemetery closes at 5pm. It is not clear if the worker was targeted or if this was a random shooting. Police have not named […]

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    Landlord in Bevo agrees to city changes after apartment building condemned

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An agreement has been reached between the city and the owner of a condemned St. Louis apartment building. Dozens were kicked out of their homes in the Bevo neighborhood with very little notice. Last week, some 50 residents and one business owner were forced out of the building by the city. The city actually condemned the building a month earlier, but tenants said the landlord was still collecting rent, knowing they only had days left in […]

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    Suspect indicted for cold-case Bellefontaine Neighbors murder

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A cold case murder has been solved nearly two years after a deadly shooting in Bellfontaine Neighbors.  A St. Louis County grand jury handed down a four-count indictment against a 21-year-old man in connection with a June 2014 murder. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated after the body of 19-year-old Antoine Hall was located inside a Bellefontaine Neighbors home in the 1200 block of Laire Drive on the night of June […]

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    Officer involved in accident faces long recovery

    (KTVI) – A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy is still in the hospital after he was seriously injured in car accident while responding to call. The officer has a long road to recovery. Deputy Beattie was responding to a call with his sirens on Saturday night when his patrol car was struck on Route M. There were two people in the other vehicle, they were also injured. But Deputy Beattie’s injuries were so severe he had to be airlifted to the […]

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    TSA security line waits inevitable, DHS secretary says

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will immediately increase the use of overtime and work to quickly bring in more screening officers to help alleviate long lines at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday. But Johnson warned that longer wait times are inevitable during the busy summer travel season. “We encourage people to have the appropriate expectations when they arrive at airports,” Johnson said at a news conference at Reagan National Airport outside Washington. “Contemplate increased […]

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    Residents flee house fire in north city

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Three people escaped a house fire Thursday night in north St. Louis. One of them, a female in a wheelchair, was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The front of the home in the 4600 block of Penrose Street sustained moderate damage. The house was just five blocks from a house fire earlier this week that left three people injured, including two police officers. That fire was started by a child playing with a lighter. […]