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Shawndrea Thomas is a reporter for KTVI's FOX 2 News and KPLR's News 11. She comes to St. Louis from Central Florida's News 13, where she was the weekday morning traffic reporter. Shawndrea holds two Bachelors Degrees from Arizona State University in Broadcast Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies. 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.

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.


Recent Articles
  • Protesters and community leaders using safe spaces in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – While the unrest in Ferguson continues both protesters and community leaders are stopping at churches and other safe places to escape the chaos on the streets find some degree of peace. Right now there are at least 10 safe places for those who are out making their voices heard. Hosts say it`s a haven for peace and understanding. On Tuesday night, organizers at greater St. Marks Family Church in Ferguson hosted a meeting to help ease […]

  • Tips for setting the ultimate Thanksgiving table

    (KTVI)- Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Scott Hepper,  a master designer from Walter Knoll Florist, showed off some easy tips for making your table special for your family’s feast. Scott’s Tips: Shop your home for items to use Be sure to consider food placement when you decorate Think outside the box when it comes to items to use (example: Grapevine wreaths for chargers) Consider a little whimsy When in doubt, white is put out. White plates and clear […]

  • Time to remember how to treat your skin in the Winter

    (KTVI)- Winter has come early this year and that means it’s likely your skin got a bit of a shock. So, it’s time to refresh your knowledge of some basic tips for winter skin care. Kristen Linares is a hair and makeup artist in St. Louis who strives to teach everyone a thing or two about their beauty regimen. Raised in Tampa Bay, Kristen moved to St. Louis in 2010. You can find her at Thirteenth and Washington, a salon for […]

  • Four alarm fire breaks out at Black Jack condo complex

    BLACK JACK, MO (KTVI) – Shortly after 5 pm a four-alarm fire broke out at a condo complex located in the 12000 block of Chesapeake Drive in Black Jack. Five fire districts in north St. Louis County responded to the blaze. Tenants were evacuated with no injuries. Follow Shawndrea Thomas on Twitter and Facebook: Shawndrea Thomas On Twitter   Shawndrea Thomas On Facebook   Email: shawndrea.thomas@tvstl.com

  • Tense transition underway in St. Louis County Executive office

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – At Tuesdays St. Louis County Council meeting Steve Stenger and Charlie Dooley seemed cordial to each other as they moved through the night’s agenda. FOX 2 spoke to Dooley about the Governor Jay Nixon’s move with the National Guard and Ferguson. County officials also offered insight into the transition of the Dooley and Stenger administrations as Stenger announced his transition team. “That`s the governors call I wasn`t confided in or asked my opinion, I think it’s […]

  • St. Louis on edge after Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – On Monday Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency that will allow the National Guard to step in if needed during possible unrest in Ferguson after the grand jury decision. FOX2 spoke to protest organizers who say the executive order sends the wrong message that could create more problems, adding they still want county prosecutor Bob McCulloh removed from the case. Governor Jay Nixon hosted a media conference call and stated ‘The St. Louis […]

  • Do brunch this holiday season at Bristol

    (KTVI)-As the holidays approach, families will gather together. If you don’t like to cook, why not do brunch. One popular brunch spot in the St. Louis area is Bristol Seafood Grill. They are even planning a special Thanksgiving brunch. Brunch is served at Bristol from 10am until 2pm on Sundays at both locations. The cost of adults is $27. Children 12 and under are $14. Most bottles of wine are also served at half price during brunch. The cost of […]

  • Tips for traveling while pregnant

    (KTVI)- When a woman is pregnant, there can be lots of questions about whether traveling is safe. Women generally hear that it is safe to fly during the first and second trimesters. The second trimester is usually more comfortable. A woman is usually past morning sickness, pregnancy weight gain is still moderate, and there is a lower risk of miscarriage and early labor. If an airline is worried about how far along a woman is in her pregnancy, they can […]

  • Pole dancing growing as a fitness trend

    (KTVI)- Well, it certainly isn’t your traditional workout, but it most certainly is a workout. We’re talking about pole dancing. Many people associate it with exotic dancers, but more and more women are doing it as a way to get fit and build confidence.  One such pole fitness studios is called Foxy Fit Studios and it is located in Bridgeton, MO. It promises a fun and relaxing atmosphere where you can unleash your alter ego and get a  fun, calorie-burning […]

  • African-American photojournalist documenting Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – As the world continues to watch the events in Ferguson unfold, there are some photographers on the front lines who capture some of the city`s most striking moments. Photojournalists Alvin Jacobs and Bradley Rayford are separated by age but share a common interest both are African-American men embedded in the unrest. The photojournalists see the events in Ferguson through a different lens.  22 -year-old Rayford says he`s worked hard to develop relationships while capturing the activity […]

  • Google changes image of Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – As the protests continue and a grand jury decision looms over the city of Ferguson, the people who live there are dealing with issues when it comes to the city’s image.  FOX 2 discovered that a quick Google search of Ferguson got interesting results. Originally, there was a picture that popped up along with a city map. The photo showed a protester and law enforcement in what appeared to be a face-off. The picture was drastically […]

  • Ferguson City Council Meeting

    Ferguson residents concerned over looming Brown grand jury ruling

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Monday night’s Ferguson city council meeting ended after about two hours and the council chambers were packed. People of all ages and races showed up to speak out and they did. Right now there are rumors swirling about when the grand jury decision will come down in the Michael Brown case. Schools and business owners are preparing for how they plan to handle the situation. While there have been peaceful protests some fear a decision to not […]