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Shawndrea Thomas is the co-anchor of the 11am news on FOX 2 and 12pm news on KPLR. She also reports for KTVI’s FOX 2 News and KPLR’s News 11. Thomas comes to St. Louis from Central Florida’s News 13, where she was the weekday morning traffic reporter.

Prior to working in Orlando, she was a reporter at WSYX/WTTE Columbus, Ohio and reporter/anchor at KWES in Midland, Texas. While in Ohio, she covered a wide range of stories including the “Streets of Speed” franchise where she exposed bad drivers and brought attention to chronic speeding, in order to make neighborhoods safer. Other major stories upon which she reported were a breaking news story about a student who threatened to blow up a high school, an in-depth report on a fire that destroyed Grandview’s historic districts. In addition, she covered traffic issues and severe weather (including a record-breaking 21-inch snowfall.) Relentless in getting answers and results, Shawndrea also broke major stories and landed an exclusive interview with a whistleblower in a West Texas State school scandal. She spent her spare time hosting an R & B radio show.

Shawndrea holds two Bachelors Degrees from Arizona State University in Broadcast Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies. Professionally, Shawndrea is living her dream, and she wants to help other journalism students realize theirs. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: shawndrea.thomas@tvstl.com

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    Missouri man charged with plotting terror attack, supporting ISIS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTVI) – A 25-year-old former U.S. Army soldier was charged over the weekend with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. According to prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, and the FBI, Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr. was arrested February 17 following a months-long investigation. The 24-page indictment alleges Hester was in contact with undercover FBI employees and thought he was helping them plan and eventually execute […]

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    America’s Center hosts President’s Day Classic volleyball tournament

    On this President’s Day, one of the biggest volleyball tournaments in the country is happening in St. Louis. Players from 18 states representing more than 600 teams began playing Saturday morning. The players College recruiters were also in attendance to check out the players, ages 12 to 18. Tournament organizers said it’s one of the best years they’ve had thus far, with more than 20,000 people coming down to America’s Center for the 2017 event.

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    Wildfire destroys over 60 acres near De Soto

    DE SOTO, MO (KTVI) – Fire crews have started to clear the scene near De Soto, but there are still some working on hot spots. They’ve been in the area since the fire started at around noon. More than 15 fire crews put down a wildfire that destroyed 60 to 70 acres near the 400 block of Lembeck Trail. Fire crews had to bring in water because the area was rural. One neighbor and a friend lost a side by […]

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    Understanding the medical implications of Reyes’ elbow issue

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Alex Reyes’ possible elbow injury brings a bevy of potential outcomes. Local sports rehabilitation expert Dr. Richard Lehman of the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine said Reyes could be looking at a season-ending surgery. “Usually what happens is they get soreness, but they lose velocity; they’re throwing 93, 94 (miles per hour), then 89 and 88,” Lehman said. Lehman said if the elbow injury was severe, it could bench Reyes anywhere from eight weeks to nine […]

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    Homicide detectives investigating fatal shooting of 6-year-old

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are investigating the death of a 6-year-old girl after her body was found early Monday morning. The shooting victim has been identified as Mi’Kenzie Bostic. Homicide detectives have taken over the case as they try to sort out exactly how that tragedy happened. Police say that at around 1:30am the young girl was found shot in the head and had died on the floor in a bedroom. This all unfolded at the 6300 block […]

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    Doctors say this is the worst flu season in 8 years

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI) – The doctors say this is the worst flu season they’ve seen in the last 8 years. They’re trying to get a handle on treating those patients. Doctor Matt Bruckle with Total Access Urgent Care says the numbers of cases are continuing to pile up. Experts say flu season typically runs from December to March. The CDC reports large numbers in Missouri and Illinois. The most recent reports show 383 new cases reported in St. Louis County, […]

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    Local chocolate shops prepare for Valentine`s Day

    ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) – February is known as a month of love and sweetness; and with that comes lots of chocolate. And stores like Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate are gearing up for a busy Valentine’s Day, making creations for everyone looking for a sweet treat. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend about $137 on Valentine’s Day this year when you factor in dinner, jewelry, and chocolate, of course. Experts also said total spending was down […]

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    St. Charles man shot, burned 59-year-old over ATV ruts – Prosecutors

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 25-year-old St. Charles man for allegedly killing and burning the body of a 59-year-old after the two got into a physical altercation over ATV ruts. According to court documents, the incident happened February 4 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the victim’s home, located in the 4100 block of N. Highway 94. The suspect, identified as Nicholas Preli, arrived at the residence and was confronted by […]

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    Berkeley officer on leave after woman goes missing; unidentified remains found

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Unknown human remains found in Kinloch over the weekend are of particular interest to the mother of a missing Berkeley woman, Monica Sykes. Regina Sykes says she’ll continue to do searches and move forward in helping others who are also looking for their missing loved ones. She’s still holding out hope that her daughter will be found alive. It has been a traumatic three month long roller coaster for the family since Monica Sykes, 25, went […]

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    Murder victims son wants to see justice for Brandy Morrison’s family

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Monday a St. Louis family says they want to join the family of Brandy Morrison in the search for justice. The St. Louis woman’s body was found in a Metro East landfill last week. Today the son of a murder victim from 30 years ago is speaking out. The son of Beverly Payton says his mother was murdered by one of the men charged in the Brandy Morrison case and he wants to make sure he […]

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    SoundExchange CEO talks consumer habits, music streaming

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-As we approach this year’s Grammy Awards, it marks the first time music streaming services have overtaken digital sales. According to SoundExchange, a non-profit at the center of the global digital music business, Adele’s Hello was streamed over digital radio services more than any other track in 2016. Michael Huppe, President and CEO of SoundExchange, tells us about the changing consumer habits when it comes to listening to and funding new music.  

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    Groups to search for Berkeley woman missing since October this Saturday

    BERKELEY, MO (KTVI) – Police and the nationally known search and rescue group Texas Equisearch will be looking for Monica Sykes, 25, this Saturday morning. She has been missing from her Berkeley home since the morning of October 28, 2016. Sykes was last seen that day getting into a white car with an unnamed person. FOX 2 spoke to Monica’s mother Regina Sykes. She says the situation is so heartbreaking that she can’t participate in the search. Law enforcement, family […]