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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
  • Charges filed in Principia hazing case

    (KTVI) – Two former high school football players at the Town and Country private school face sex crime charges in an alleged hazing incident. A third is facing assault charges. Police say it happened at a school football camp this past summer. Court documents say 17-year-old Joshua Brewer an 18-year-old Maverick Holmsley sodomized four players. A third player 18-year-old Ricardo Loma is accused of punching those four players and 3 others. Brewer and Holmsley have been charged with four counts […]

  • Homeless encampment just north of downtown to be removed

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Nearly three years after a downtown homeless camp was closed by the city due to safety and health concerns, another has popped up near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Bulldozers were brought in spring 2012 to take down the remnants of a homeless camp then known as Hopeville. Besides pitching tents, the homeless there also built shacks out of plywood. The city finally dispersed the encampment after reports of fights, a fire, and even a […]

  • Suspects crash stolen car during police chase in St. Ann

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – A high-speed chase of a stolen vehicle that started in St. Charles County ended in north county with a horrific crash involving a pickup truck and another car. The accident happened around 10a.m. near the intersection of St. Charles Rock Road at Lackland. Authorities said officers were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle, but after encountering heavy traffic they ended the chase. Police put down spike strips outside the St. Ann Police Department, at which point […]

  • Police chief recalls capture of Drury Inn murder suspect

    POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KTVI) – The suspect wanted in connection with the Wednesday morning murder of a St. Louis hotel clerk is captured some 200 miles away in southeast Missouri. Reporter Melanie Moon was in Caruthersville Missouri where the suspect is being held tonight. Early Wednesday morning 50-year-old Scott Knopfel was shot in the chest and head during a robbery at the Drury Inn on Hampton. The police chief of Caruthersville helped capture the suspect, some 60 miles south of Poplar Bluff […]

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    Police report: Overall crime drops to 8 year record low

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The area experienced civil unrest following the events in Ferguson.  This may have cut into a major downturn in the overall crime rate. Police say that overall crime has decreased 3.3% over the past year in a new report.  Crimes against people have increased 5.3% while property crimes have dropped 5.4%.  The department says that crime in the City of St. Louis has hit an 8 year record low. Crime was down 12.3% through the […]

  • Hostage situation ends at Maryland Heights hotel

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – The two-day search for an armed robbery suspect wanted in Edwardsville ended with a standoff near Westport Plaza. On Wednesday, Edwardsville police called 45-year-old Richard Edwards armed and dangerous. On Friday morning, he threatened to kill his wife when police confronted him at a hotel in Maryland Heights. Edwards was holed up in a hotel room on the first floor of the Red Roof Inn. As police closed in, Edwards threatened to kill his wife. […]

  • “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.  […]