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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.


Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • Tom O’Neal celebrates 25 years at Fox 2

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Talk about your Throwback Thursdays. Today is a special anniversary for my co-anchor, Tom O’Neal, who started working at KTVI 25 years ago today. Tom was hired as the morning anchor and reporter on January 15, 1990. He’s been a fixture in St. Louis television, spending 41 of his 45 years in journalism here.    

  • Former St. Louis County Police Chief speaks about Rams, National Guard, and pending DOJ investigations

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Tim Fitch who is the head of the Missouri Peace officers association says police were very offended by the Rams players who walked onto the field a couple of weeks ago and did the “hands up don’t shoot” stance.  Fitch says the action made it look like every police officer out there was a killer which is unfair.  But Fitch says it’s time to stop beating each other up and move on.  The rams didn’t […]

  • Former St. Louis County Police Chief explains the fallout between the Rams & police

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Rams are back at home for the first time since some players raised their hands in the “Hands Up Dont Shoot” stance  during pre-game festivities. This afternoon the Rams organization confirmed to Fox 2 that they will be presenting Backstoppers with a check before the start of the game. The controversial hands-up display by a small group of players caused outrage with police. Police unions and the Rams have been in talks since then […]

  • Gov. Jay Nixon.

    Governor Nixon explains reasoning behind state of emergency

    (KTVI) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon held a telephone conference with media from across the globe tonight to discuss his reasoning behind the state of emergency executive order he issued this Monday afternoon.  Gov. Nixon says the declaration allows the National Guard to be activated in advance of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.  He said the guard will protect buildings such as fire stations and malls and act as secondary support for police.  He said St. […]

  • Head of Mo. Peace Officers Association speaks out on behalf of police

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch was known for being blunt and outspoken while in uniform and he continued with that trend when he sat down with FOX 2’s Mandy Murphey to talk about police and the unrest surrounding Ferguson. Fitch says police officers want clear cut guidelines on what the rules are for doing their jobs, not political answers but law enforcement answers what officers are and are not allowed to do.  Fitch […]

  • Ferguson Mayor plans for grand jury decision

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Mayor James Knowles talked with FOX 2 at length about how his city is preparing for the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting investigation.  Mayor Knowles believes the public’s response will be a regional issue.  He doesn’t think it’s going to be just about Ferguson or north county.  He said the threats that are out there are across the region. He expects demonstrations to break out in several places.  Clayton and downtown St. Louis […]