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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

Recent Articles
  • Wood River police respond to overdoses involving tainted cocaine

    WOOD RIVER, Ill. – At least five people overdosed on a deadly combination of cocaine and fentayl over a 12-hour period Friday, the Wood River Police Department said. The victims were men between 24 and 36 years of age and a 21-year-old woman. The first two victims were treated at Donzo’s Lounge and taken to Alton Memorial Hospital. Then a man overdosed at the 200 block of Penning and was brought to Alton Memorial. In the fourth overdose, a 28-year-old […]

  • Stolen El Camino recovered in Bellefontaine Neighbors

    CLAYTON, Mo. – After missing for more than a month, detectives tracked down a stolen Chevy El Camino. The bright green, classic car was located Thursday inside of a garage in the 9300 block of Nelan Drive in Bellefontaine Neighbors. The vehicle carries a street value of more than $200,000. Phoenix Contact, the company that owns the custom-made vehicle, said it travels around the country, showcasing new company products for other cars. The El Camino was stolen from an enclosed […]

  • Foot found in red sneaker prompts mother to ask more questions about missing son

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Felicia Thomas-Macon says her life has been unbearable. That’s because her so Christopher Harries, 27, went missing from his south city home in the 4200 block of South 37th street on July 9th.  She says family members found blood in his bedroom but Christopher was nowhere to be found. He never showed up for his shift at work that day. Christopher’s 4-door Crown Victoria was found that same day parked near the Clark Bridge in Alton Illinois. […]

  • St. Charles considers expansion of convention center

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The City of St. Charles has been in discussions for about six months over the possibility of expanding its convention center. Now council members are trying to decide if spending the money makes sense. According to city officials, the idea of expanding the already standing St. Charles Convention Center along Interstate 70 comes after realizing they have maximized the space. The city recently hired a research firm to determine if spending the $65 million it would […]

  • Double shooting in Hyde Park leaves one dead

    ST. LOUIS – One man was killed and a woman hospitalized following a double shooting Monday afternoon in a north St. Louis neighborhood. Friends of the victims said the 22-year-old man and 21-year-old mother of his child were walking from a corner store along Salisbury to buy some diapers for the baby and headed towards 20th Street. At least 30 shots rang out as the couple approached 14th and Salisbury. The man died at the scene and the woman was […]

  • Church of God in Christ meets with Mayor Krewson to discuss local unrest

    ST. LOUIS – On Friday, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) met with St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson to discuss the unrest in the city and solutions for the community. COGIC also hosted a unity basketball tournament at the America Center with youth and police to help bridge the gap in communication and build trust with police. Twelve St. Louis County police officers also played in the games. COGIC leaders say the organization brings more than 40,000 people […]

  • Thieves steal work van from Garage Sale Store

    FLORISSANT, Mo. – Florissant police are asking for the public’s help in locating a van stolen from employees at the Garage Sale Store and Donation Center. The theft occurred around 1 p.m. Wednesday outside the store, located in the 400 block of Howdershell Road. Employees were finishing up a donation trip and had parked their 2004 Chevy Econoline van. The engine was turned off, but the keys were left inside the vehicle. When the employees came outside, the van was […]

  • Health insurance cost has the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office bracing for more deputies leaving

    HILLSBORO, MO – While pay is low, health insurance costs are high for law enforcement officers in Jefferson County. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with all other county employees got their health insurance paperwork Tuesday with a big change. The premiums are a lot higher; for example, a deputy with a family who`s paid the starting salary of about $38,000 can end up paying over $19,000 for insurance alone.  And that has many leaving for better […]

  • South city man catches package thief on home surveillance camera

    ST. LOUIS – Richard Hunt has lived in his south St. Louis home on Nebraska Avenue for more than eight years and never had any problems; until Monday afternoon, when a thief stole a delivery from eBay. After receiving notification of the delivery, Hunt checked his front door, but the package was not there. He watched his own surveillance video of the mailman deliver the package to the front door. He said the mailman never knocked and his package was […]

  • Judge Jimmie Edwards sworn in as Director of Public Safety

    ST. LOUIS, MO _Judge Jimmie Edwards was sworn in as St. Louis’ new Director of Public Safety on Monday. He was appointed to the position by Mayor Lyda Krewson on October 13. Edwards has served as a St. Louis circuit judge since 1992. As director, he will oversee 3,500 employees. His department includes fire, police, the building division, and corrections. The City Charter also provides for the public safety director to choose a new police chief. The current Public Safety […]

  • Body found in wooded area in Festus

    FESTUS, Mo. – Festus police spent Friday afternoon searching for clues as they investigate the death of a man found in the middle of the day. According to a spokesperson for the Festus Police Department, officers were called to the area of Collins Road and Route A around 2 p.m. A man was talking a shortcut through a wooded area there and came across the body of a 38-year-old man. Soon after, an older man in his 60s arrived at […]

  • Former Massage Luxe exec pleads guilty in kidnapping case

    ST. LOUIS – On Thursday, Todd Beckman changed his plea to guilty and can face anywhere from 20 years to life or less if the judge decides to do so. This plea change came after a two-hour hearing in federal court. Prosecutors said 53-year-old Beckman and four other men grabbed the victim, a fellow marijuana dealer, from his home in Maplewood and tied him up in a basement on November 21. The men then moved the victim to a shipping […]