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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
  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Ferguson, Missouri Protesters - August 17

    Ferguson no-fly zone aimed at media

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety. But audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests. The information comes from Federal Aviation Administration recordings obtained by The Association Press under the Freedom of Information Act. The recordings raise questions about whether the police request violated […]

  • Chief Belmar: “It’s heartbreaking to see a community turn on itself”

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Despite what the grand jury returns,  St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says public safety remains his first priority for the people of Ferguson. The grand jury will determine whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting and killing Brown. Chief Belmar won’t release details about the operational plans, but says he’s planning on a very emotional response regardless of what the grand jury decides. He is going into it with basically the same […]

  • Michelle Obama in Memphis

    Michelle Obama visits children at St. Jude in Memphis

    MEMPHIS, TN (KPLR) – First Lady Michelle Obama visited St. Jude children’s research hospital Wednesday. She met children battling childhood cancers and talked with them about their hopes and dreams. Mrs. Obama said she wanted to bring national attention to the hospital to promote the life saying research being done there. Her plane was about an hour and a half late due to a plane maintenance issue. But when she arrived, she met each child individually and later toured the […]