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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    St. Louis considers eminent domain for federal spy agency’s regional home

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis city leaders say eminent domain will be pursued if needed to amass a large swath of land for the city’s quest to lure a federal spy agency’s new 3,100-employee regional headquarters. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says St. Louis officials announced Wednesday the city continues negotiating with a developer to acquire the north St. Louis acreage. A spokeswoman for Mayor Francis Slay says the city will only acquire properties if the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency selects […]

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    Uber-X starts operations in St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – After months of waiting, Uber-X got its first test drive this weekend in St. Louis.  Uber claims there were thousands of riders wanting to use its services. Uber was first launched in San Francisco in 2009, letting you hail a car with a smart phone app. Drivers used their own cars to ferry passengers. Since then the company has spread like wildfire through the globe, and is now valued at $50 billion dollars and operating in […]

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    Kirkwood police looking for suspect that exposed himself to school girls

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – There has been another report of a man exposing himself in Kirkwood.   Kirkwood police say the latest incident happened last week.   Police say a group of girls were standing on a street corner after school at the intersection of Washington and Geyer when a vehicle approached the intersection and the male driver exposed himself.   He did not make any connect with the girls.  His vehicle is described as a dark green older model four door vehicle.  The girls say he […]

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    Humane Society rescues 78 animals in Warren County

    WRIGHT CITY, MO (KTVI)  – Monday the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office rescue 78 animals at a residence in Wright City. Investigators say include 16 dogs, 8 cats, 23 rabbits, 24 chickens, three ducks, two mini LaMancha goats, one potbellied pig and one Cockatoo were living in horrendous, filthy conditions on the property. The animals were found living in their own waste, with limited access to food and water. According to […]

  • New procedure may eliminate the need for reading glasses

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – You may feel young but your eyes are telling you something different. Many of us start finding small print hard or impossible to read later in life. But a new procedure, just approved by the FDA, could help you say goodbye to reading glasses. Diane Klosterhoff found herself needing glasses for the very first time as she entered middle age. That’s when she turned to Dr. Jay Pepose who suggested she try the Kamra Inlay. […]

  • Vigil for 9-year-old girl murdered in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – While a gunman is still on the run nearly 100 people in the Ferguson community hold a vigil for a nine-year-old victim of violence. Jamyla Bolden was a fourth grader who loved school. And it was while she was doing her homework on her mother’s bed that a bullet took her life. Outside Jamyla’s home, her father, brother, and grandparents gathered with friends, relatives, and strangers to pray for her life. Ferguson police officers were among […]

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    9-year-old girl shot, killed in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A nine-year-old girl is dead and the child’s mother wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night in Ferguson. According to police, the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 9200 block of Ellison Drive. The girl, identified as Jamyla Bolden, was in her bedroom at the time of the shooting. Investigators said Bolden’s mother suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. She was treated and released from a nearby hospital. There is no further information at […]

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    Moment of silence marks anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was shot and killed by former police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. The death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer led to protests in the St. Louis area and across the country, and also sparked a nationwide conversation about race and police brutality. Right now. Canfield. Ferguson. — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 9, 2015 Canfield Green apartments in #Ferguson on anniversary of #michaelbrown shooting […]

  • Big changes to the Arch Grounds starting to take shape

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – We are at the halfway point in the renovation of the Gateway Arch Grounds and downtown visitors should notice some big changes in just a couple of months. It’s called the City Arch River Project and it means big changes for the three and a half million who visit the Arch Grounds every year. Day by day the grounds of the arch are being transformed.   The Walnut Street Bridge is long gone. and the new seamless […]

  • 33-year-old continues his fight against male breast cancer

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – After years of battling cancer, a young St. Louis area man may have only weeks to live. He is the youngest man in Missouri to ever be diagnosed with breast cancer. It was five years ago that Fox 2 News first introduced you to Josh Hendrix, a 29-year-old father who was fighting his second round of breast cancer. “I don’t even have the odds of winning the Powerball, but I can get male breast cancer,” Hendrix […]

  • Authorities urge the public to play it safe with fireworks

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It’s what many look forward to most on the 4th of July, fireworks. But setting them off in your own backyard rather than going to watch a professional fireworks display, not only could cause serious injuries but could get you in trouble with the law. Melanie moon is at our new FOX2 St. Charles County bureau inside the Family Arena with the rules and regulations. There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to fireworks in […]

  • Valley Park escapes major flood damage

    VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI) – The Meramec River crested 8.6 feet above flood stage early Monday night in Valley Park, causing only moderate flooding. The only road closed was the one to the city’s recreation park. The boat ramp and soccer and softball fields are covered with water. City officials say they’ll have to wait until the river recedes to find out if there is significant damage. By comparison, during the great flood of 1993 the Meramec crested 17 feet above the flood stage.