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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
  • Dogs, cats rescued during Hurricane Harvey brought to St Louis

    ST. LOUIS – More than 60 dogs and 20 cats that were rescued in areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey have made their way to St. Louis Thursday. The dogs and cats arrived around 3 p.m. and a big group was ere to welcome them with open arms. Humane Society teams from St. Louis and Atlanta joined forces to transport 61 dogs and 24 cats from shelters in Florida and Georgia to make room for pets affected by Hurricane Irma. The […]

  • Food-A-Palooza Sept. 21 at West County Center

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _As we make our way into the fall, there are some eats at West County Center to help you welcome the new season. Lydia Gwyn, from Bravo!, talks about some goodies on their menu for Food-A-Palooza! She also prepared a Shrimp Bruschetta in the FOX 2 kitchen. Food-A-Palooza Thursday, September 21 Restaurant Village at West County Center in Des Peres 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. To learn more visit: http://www.shopwestcountycenter.com/connect

  • Tree falls on Webster Groves home causing thousands in damage

    WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. — A homeowner in Webster Groves is looking at some major damage after a tree came crashing down on her home. The owner thought the tree was in good shape. Now, she’s looking at thousands of dollars in damage. Emergency crews were called to the home in the 600 block of Forest Drive in Webster Groves around 2 p.m. The homeowner said she heard some sounds then, suddenly, the tree came crashing through front of the house. […]

  • Mother of Anthony Lamar Smith reacts to decision

    ST. LOUIS – The mother of Anthony Lamar Smith addressed reporters Friday afternoon after a St. Louis Circuit Court judge opted not to convict the police officer who shot and killed Smith in December 2011. Activists and clergy members joined members of the smith family in support of Annie Smith. She was clearly upset as she and others showed up to Acme and W. Florissant, the site where Anthony Smith lost his life. “(My son) wasn’t wrong; the verdict was […]

  • Despite complaints from Fenton subdivision residents, plans for neighboring subdivision move forward

    FENTON, Mo. – After recent landslides, residents of a Fenton subdivision said they don’t want any more development in the area. But on Thursday, the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new, neighboring subdivision. Residents in the Winter Valley subdivision were worried about a mudslide getting bigger. They wanted the problem fixed and asked members of the commission to make sure others don’t have the same problem. Homeowners and representatives of Rolwes Construction of St. Louis addressed the commission at […]

  • Women attacked at MetroLink station; incident caught on Facebook Live

    ST. LOUIS – A woman who was the victim of an attack at the South Grand MetroLink Station had no idea the entire incident was captured during her Facebook Live broadcast on Sunday. The victim, who wants conceal her identity, said she was getting off a Metro bus on S. Grand with her sister-in-law and two kids to catch a train when a man she never met pushed her sister-in-law down a flight of stairs, then started threatening and yelling […]

  • Volunteers continue their search for missing Brentwood teen

    O’FALLON, Mo. – More than 60 volunteers were back out Thursday morning looking for a missing Brentwood teen. The volunteers searched the area of Old Highway 79 and North Main Street in O’Fallon for 15-year-old Sam Heisel. Police said Heisel disappeared around midnight Tuesday morning from his home. Seven hours later, police found his car crashed into a field at North Main Street, with his possessions and notes left inside. Sam’s father said his son has some Scout training and can […]

  • Search continues for missing Brentwood teenager

    O’FALLON, Mo. – The ongoing search for a missing teenager continued Wednesday at an O’Fallon, Missouri intersection. That’s where 15-year-old Sam Heisel crashed his car early Tuesday morning. According to police, the distraught teen left his Brentwood home and hasn’t been seen since. Police found his car crashed into a field at Old Highway 79 and North Main Street. Inside the vehicle, police located found Heisel’s possessions and suicide notes. Family friend Jennifer Horton said the teen has been having a tough time. “Sam has always been […]

  • Franklin County deputies searching for suspected car thief

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. – Authorities with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted in connection with several car thefts in the area. According to a sheriff’s spokesperson, Steven Stotts was last seen running from deputies into the woods southbound from Highway 30 and County Line Road. Deputies described Stotts as a Caucasian man, standing 5’11”, wearing a black hat, red shirt, and khaki shorts. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the St. […]

  • Normandy High School opens healthcare facility on campus

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The Normandy School Collaborative opened a new healthcare facility on the campus of Normandy High School. The collaboration between Washington University, Affinia Healthcare, BJC Healthcare, and community groups Wyman and For the Sake of All made it happen. Experts say having health services for students leads to better attendance, improved grades, and reduces dropout rates. Officials say the center will help low-income students and families in need. The location will be open from 9 a.m. to […]

  • Latest tech solutions can enrich our everyday lives

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Technology is changing how the world works. Advancements in the ‘internet of things’ and connecting everyday objects to the internet is extending connectivity far beyond traditional products such as computers and smart phones. It’s making our lives easier and more productive as we get busier. Everyday tasks like cleaning the house and cooking dinner can be made easier by incorporating smart, connected devices, giving you some extra time along the way to tackle even more of your […]

  • Katrina survivor living in St. Louis weary of anniversary amid Harvey storm

    The recovery from Hurricane Garvey will take months—in some cases, years—for victims to get back on track. Fox 2 News spoke to Katrina survivor Maureen Larkins, who said the memories of 12 years ago have come flooding back. In the years since the devastating 2005 storm, Larkins has become an example of life coming full circle. She not only received much-needed assistance from the Red Cross, she’s since become a board member. Larkins said she’s also worried about her family in Houston. “Imagine […]