Mandy Murphey is anchor of Fox 2 news at 5 and 9 p.m. Mandy became a full time anchor of FOX 2 News in January 1993, only a year and a half after she joined KTVI FOX 2 as the Contact 2 reporter.

Mandy has been honored with 13 Emmy awards and 4 Edward R. Murrow awards. She prides herself on being an anchor who can report. In 2011, Mandy celebrated her 20th anniversary with KTVI.

She has been promoted numerous charitable organizations over the years. Mandy has served on the board of directors for Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. She is committed to helping families through the grieving process after the loss of a child to miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth.

Before joining FOX 2, Mandy worked in both radio and television. At WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky she was an anchor, consumer reporter and news producer. Mandy graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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    Transgender community facing discrimination in workplace

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The National Center for Transgender Equality found 90 percent of transgender adults face some sort of discrimination at work. In Missouri, an employer can fire a person simply for being transgender. St. Louisan Jaimie Hileman spent her career as a successful executive in the wine and spirits industry. She transitioned from a man to a woman and lost her job. Hileman contends her gender did not affect her job performance, yet she was let go. Hileman […]

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    Crimewatch special brings victims’ families together with police

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Families from high profile crimes come together with police chiefs to discuss the growing crime rate in the St. Louis area and what can be done about it.  They shared their pain and experiences so viewers could understand that crime can happen anywhere and at any time. Anchors Mandy Murphey and Rafer Weigel talked with law enforcement about the trend of police officers not initiating as many calls as a result of the Ferguson effect.  […]

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    Soldier shot outside Cardinals game discusses his road to recovery

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The veteran shot and paralyzed after leaving a Cardinals game five weeks ago is learning how to live his life. Chris Sanna’s life changed forever five weeks ago when a gunman shot him as he and his girlfriend were walking to Sanna’s car near the Old Cathedral. “I feel like that guy—that criminal—took my life and flipped it upside down,” Sanna said. The hollow point bullet ricocheted throughout his body, striking his spinal cord, liver, and […]

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    Divorcing couple battles over custody of frozen embryos

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A  divorced couple’s bitter battle over their frozen embryos is going to the court of appeals  This is the first case of it’s kind in Missouri. Our investigation found the signed contracts by couples going through in vitro fertilization are basically worthless. In 2007 Jasha McQueen and Justin Gadberry went through IVF to try to have children. They ended up with four embryos, which are fertilized sperm and eggs. Jasha had two put in and became […]

  • FOX 2 anchor Tom O’Neal retires after 43 years in television news

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Tom O’Neal is retiring on July 3 after 43 years in the television businesses. We look back at his career in St. Louis and the big stories he’s covered in that time. Tom got his first job at KCTV in Kansas city, then moved to KFVS in Cape Girardeau, and then St. Louis, in May of 1974 when he was only 26 years old. He first worked for KSDK Channel 5 and then to KTVI […]

  • Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop to open first St. Louis location

    MAPLEWOOD, MO (KTVI) – The first Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop will open in Maplewood tomorrow morning at 6am.  It’s located at Big Bend and Manchester and will be the first of the popular Canadian chain to open west of the Mississippi.  FOX2’s Mandy Murphey was invited inside today to get a look at last minute preparations.  There are more than 4,500 Tim Hortons locations in Canada and the United States.  The exclusive St. Louis developer Show Me Hospitality […]

  • Domestic violence survivor teaching teens how to spot abuse

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Thirteen years ago, Lois Sexton was thrust into the headlines in St. Louis. Her abusive husband Jeffrey Sexton found shot to death in their Des Peres home. Three members of her family were charged with his murder. Now Lois is speaking to teenagers at Kirkwood High School to help them see the signs of abuse and either get out of an abusive relationship or tell someone. Lois says no one ever told her about the red […]

  • Mindfulness approach for infertility and overall health

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The mindfulness approach is a way to improve fertility, reduce stress and improve overall health.  The technique may seem a little out there for some, but doctors say it is working, especially for couples trying to get pregnant. Women in St. Louis are attending a 4 week class led by Dr. Diane Sanford at the Mind Body Health Center in Creve Coeur.  The class is helping women by giving them a set of coping skills in […]

  • First transgender kids club in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Bruce Jenner’s decision to transition from a man into a woman has the entire country talking about what it means to be transgender.  There are lots of support groups for transgender teenagers and adults, but until now, none for children.  Children’s Hospital in St. Louis is hosting the first ever kids club for transgender children ages 5 to 12.  Children’s is the #6 hospital in the country. Some of the children don’t know their gender and […]

  • Mayor of Ferguson vows not to resign

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Mayor James Knowles sat down with FOX 2’s Mandy Murphey to discuss his future with the city of Ferguson.  He says he will not resign despite efforts to have him ousted in a recall election. Knowles says now that the city doesn’t have a city manager, police chief, city clerk or judge it is more important than ever that he see the city through the huge changes.  He says his mission is reform and moving the […]

  • New drone rules allow for commercial use

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The FAA last week decided to allow commercial use of drones under strict guidelines.  The decision has been in the works since 2005 and still needs final approval.  Current rules for drones are to fly for recreation. If commercial you need a pilot’s license.  The new FAA rules allow for drones under 55 pounds, you must fly below 500 feet, further than 5 miles from an airport and not directly overhead of people.  You must maintain […]

  • Boys who survived miraculous ice rescue talk about their ordeal

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Two weeks ago, four teenagers spent their day off from school goofing around on one of the smaller lakes in the Lake St Louis area. They were sliding on the frozen water and taking pictures on their iPhones. Two of the boys ventured out further. Suddenly the ice gave way.  As each boy tried to rescue the other, all ended up in the frigid 40 degree water. John Smith sank to the bottom of the lake. The boys […]