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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    Political expert calls Cruz/Fiorina “unorthodox and desperate”

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A major announcement from Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as he names Carly Fiorina his VP running mate. There is just one problem; he hasn’t secured the nomination and won no primaries last night. Fiorina, a former CE0 of Hewlett Packard dropped out of the race for the White House following the New Hampshire Primary. SLU Law professor Joel Goldstein calls this “an unorthodox and desperate move by someone with few options left. Not since 1936 […]

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    World War II and Korean War veterans return from DC honor flight

    LAMBERT-ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KTVI) – A passenger jet carrying some very precious cargo landed late Tuesday night at Lambert Airport.  The Southwest flight was transporting 20 World War II and Korean War veterans from the St. Louis Area.  It was all the work of Greater St. Louis Honor Flights. The veterans flew out before dawn Tuesday for Washington D.C.  While there they visited their war monuments and met with Missouri politicians.  The fact that there were so many World […]

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    Prince fans flock to see Purple Rain after singer’s death

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Two special showings of Prince’s film Purple rain are playing Friday night in Edwardsville at the Wildey Theatre. Tickets have been selling fast. Purple Rain came out in 1984 and many say it tells Prince’s story. It’s about a young musician growing up in Minnesota tormented by an abusive situation and the rocky road he facing as he builds his singing career. The film became the 11th highest grossing film of the year, taking in $70 […]

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    St. Louis reacts to Prince’s death

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Call it a sad sign of the times for many music fans. The marquee outside Vintage Vinyl let pedestrians know that Prince had passed away at the age of 57. It was store manager John Hardester’s job to let St. Louisans on The Loop know in 21 characters that Prince had died. “I think he’s probably at the top as far as talent. I mean, I don’t know who else. I put him with Bowie and […]

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    Sudden death of beloved counselor brings community together

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Family, friends and students are still in shock over the sudden death of a very popular Belleville East High School counselor.  Wednesday night dozens came together to remember Chyriell Drain-Hill. Hill-Drain was just 58-years-old when she passed away Sunday night, just 45 minutes after arriving at the hospital.  Her family is still looking for answers as to the cause. They say she went to the hospital because she was having trouble breathing. Students past and present […]

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    Families of fallen road workers caution drivers to slow down in construction zones

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – MoDOT’s Work Zone Awareness Week Comes one week after a veteran MoDOT worker was killed on the job in Franklin County. Lyndon Ebker, 55, was struck by a motorist last Thursday while working in a work zone on highway 100 between Washington and New Haven. He retired after working for MoDOT for three decades. He had just returned to the job to do seasonal work. Today his family members gathered to send a powerful message […]

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    Little girl overcomes rare genetic disease to walk and talk

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Variety, the Children’s Charity Of St. Louis, has helped tens of thousands with physical and developmental disabilities for 80 years. Providing them with expensive medical equipment and therapy from birth to age 21. Shruthi Reed was introduced to FOX 2 viewers in 2012 at the age of 6. She was still learning to walk with braces after surgery to correct a rare genetic disease that left her double jointed in every limb of her body. […]

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    Vigil held in East St. Louis for victims of violent crime

    EAST ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – As Cardinals’ fans watched the game at Busch Stadium Monday, just a few miles away a crowd gathered for a much more somber event.  In East St. Louis they were remembering the residents who were victims of violent crime. This is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  In East St. Louis they gathered to offer support for their relatives.  The Coalition Against Violence brought family members together in the city hall rotunda with a message of […]

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    Suspects use pepper spray to rob Chesterfield malls, police say

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Some people carry pepper spray with them for protection. But a criminal duo is using it as a weapon to rob stores across St. Louis County and Chesterfield. Police have released some very clear images of the two taken from store surveillance cameras. The woman is thought to be between 20 and 27 years of age, stands about 5’4″ to 5’7″ tall, and weighing 100 to 120 pounds. Police believe the man is about the same […]

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    Police looking for suspects in MetroLink robbery

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are looking for suspects in connection with a strong armed robbery Friday at the Shrewsbury-Landsdowne Metrolink stop. At least three suspects are said to be in police custody but others may have fled on the train. No word yet on how many victims there are or what was taken. This comes two days before St. Louis County adds extra officers to patrol the train stations.

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    Eureka fire chief retires after 44 years

    EUREKA, MO (KTVI) – The Eureka Fire Department is looking to fill some very big shoes after Battalion Chief Joe Trower retired Thursday after 44 years in the department. At the end of his last shift before sunrise, Trower was given a chauffeured ride home in a fire truck. Trower started with the Eureka Fire Department in 1972 when he was just 17 years-old. An invitation from a firefighter to join the junior fire program led to his 44 year […]

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    Soulard residents pushing for Trops to lose its liquor license

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Soulard is known for its bars and nightlife, but one corner business has some residents living in fear. Tropical Liquers (aka, “Trops”) is popular for its frozen cocktails, but residents living near the bar are hoping to get its liquor license revoked. Neighbors testified before the city’s ‘excise commission’ Friday, saying that since Trops opened in August 2015, its costumers loiter in the streets and drink in their cars. Some complained about drugs and weapons, while […]