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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
  • Residents evacuated after house explosion in Baden

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Fire Department responded to a call for a house explosion Wednesday morning in Baden. It happened around 8:30 a.m. at a vacant home in the 8600 block of Oriole Street, south of the Halls Ferry Circle. The Collapse Rescue Task Force used technology to determine there were no people trapped in the debris of the destroyed house. Neighboring homes were evacuated. Laclede Gas officials are investigating the cause of the explosion and […]

  • Train with Mike Wayne- Fiber in your diet

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time to Train with Mike Wayne. We all know one of the most important things in your life is not only water but fiber too. The personal trainer joined us to discuss its importance when dieting.

  • Learning more about suspected Laclede Gas shooter Clinton Willis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Investigators are trying to determine what led a gunman to open fire on two utility workers in a north St. Louis neighborhood, killing both of them before fatally shooting himself. The shooter, identified as 51-year-old Clinton Willis, has an extensive criminal past. According to court documents, Willis served 14-years in prison for drug trafficking assault and armed criminal action back in the 1990s. Fox 2 News staffers found Willis’ Facebook and it mostly contained religious and […]

  • St. Louis Uncorked coming to remodeled Kiener Plaza in June

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A big wine event is headed to the newly remodeled Kiener Plaza this summer. St. Louis Uncorked will set up shop on June 2 and June 3 with music, food vendors, and more than a dozen wineries. Visitors will also be able to check out a fashion village and family zone as they take in the new improvements to Kiener as well as the first sip of summer. “This park will be more conducive to concerts […]

  • City installing new LED streetlights

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Streets Department installed new LED streetlights at major roadways Thursday to help improve safety throughout the city. The new lights will create more uniformed lighting to help eliminate dark areas between light poles and improve the visual capacity of city security cameras. Officials said the million-dollar loan from the Missouri Department of Economic Development and Energy will replace about 5,000 light fixtures with efficient LED lighting, saving more than $150,000 per year. The new […]

  • Remodeled Kiener Plaza takes shape ahead of May 19 reopening

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis was closed for construction more than a year ago. It’ll reopen to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in five weeks’ time. According to a spokesperson for the Great Rivers Greenway and CityArchRiver, the new plaza will have 140 new trees making up a shade garden, as well as a new lawn on the Old Courthouse that can hold over 2,000 people, along with a playground and more. That signature […]

  • Water main breaks in Glendale, Sappington cause traffic trouble

    GLENDALE, MO (KTVI) – Workers have pretty much finished repairs to get the streets back to normal following water main breaks Monday morning. The first of two-big water main breaks happened early that morning at the 900 block of West Kirkham Avenue causing traffic detours in that area that lasted into Monday afternoon. There was a second break more than a half-mile away at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Manchester Road at North Sappington. Traffic was also redirected. That intersection […]

  • Students sick at middle school in Rockwood District

    WILDWOOD, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding a handful of students at LaSalle Springs Middle School who suddenly became ill last Friday and needed medical attention. In a letter to parents, Principal Debbie Brandt said students went to school authorities to report feeling sick. School administrators determined the students needed medical care. The principal said the school followed its “usual safety procedures to ensure they received the care they needed.” The students’ […]

  • MetroLink security summit

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – A wave of violent crimes—among them murders and attacks—on MetroLink trains in recent weeks is prompting officials to look for new safety solutions. Most recently was on Wednesday at the UMSL South MetroLink Station. That’s when a fight between two passengers turned deadly. Jesse Boone, 22, was allegedly shot and killed by 18-year-old Djion Oates. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor-elect Lyda Krewson, and MetroLink CEO Jon Nations spoke out about the […]

  • Residents at senior living community save man’s life

    A group of friends came to the rescue of a man who was having a heart attack and kept him alive until paramedics arrived. On Wednesday, the Metro West Fire Protection District was called to the Meadows of Wildwood Senior Community. When they arrived, firefighters found a group of people at a monthly HOA meeting working on a man in his 60s who had suffered a heart attack and collapsed. Group members trained in CPR sprang into action, doing chest […]

  • Tackle seasonal allergies with Advanta Clean

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-It’s spring and some of us are looking forward to the warmer weather. For those with seasonal allergies, its a different story. The warm winter is making the transition to the spring more difficult. Dave Kosanke from Advanta Clean in West County talks about vacuums and how they can help.  

  • Lightning strikes MICDS campus

    LADUE, MO (KTVI) – It’s a day of clean-up at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) in Ladue after lightning struck a smoke stack on the campus. The strike happened during overnight storms. It did substantial damage to a chimney on the middle school building, knocking several bricks off. It’s the oldest building on the MICDS campus. Fifth through eighth grade attend classes there. Students who normally have classes on the top floor of the building […]