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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
  • Motorcyclist collides with car in St. Peters neighborhood

    ST. PETERS, Mo. – St. Peters police spent Tuesday afternoon investigating a deadly accident involving a motorcyclist. The accident happened just after 2 p.m. on Connemara Road near Mexico Road, in front of the El Dorado Estates  Mobile Home Park. Police say a vehicle made a left turn in front of the motorcyclist. The victim has been identified as James Mainieri, 43, of Foley Missouri. Accident reconstruction is investigating the accident, but police do not believe drugs or alcohol played a factor […]

  • After car crashes into roof, neighbors say unsafe driving is common

    ST. LOUIS – On Sunday afternoon, a 2003 GMC Envoy flew off the road and went airborne at the 5900 block of Lillian and Memika in north St. Louis, ultimately crashing into a roof. Neighbor Richard Rayford says drivers speed down Memika and blow through stop signs all the time, but seeing the car land on the roof of a home takes it to a whole new level. “These youngsters speed through here all the time, it’s just crazy that they don’t care. […]

  • Pedestrian struck by vehicle near Clayton intersection

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Clayton police are investigating an accident that shut down a busy street for over an hour. At around 12 p.m., emergency crews were called to the scene of a pedestrian accident in the area of N. Meramec and Maryland avenues. According to police, a person was trying to cross Meramec and they were hit by a silver Nissan. Police said the person was taken away by ambulance and the driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with […]

  • St. Ann police invest in technology to avoid potentially dangerous chases

    ST. ANN, Mo. – If you try to run from St. Ann police, chances are you’ll get caught. The department is changing how it catches fleeing drivers, thanks to a new tool that’ll be mounted on the front of their police cars. St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jimenez said he’s using seized drug money to pay for some new GPS technology called Star Chase. It’s designed to make police chases safer for everyone on the road. “We’ve been called cowboys […]

  • Rescue at Katy Trail State Park; person stranded for three days

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – A person was found after being stranded for three days at Katy Trail State Park. St. Charles County EMS crews were called to park around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday after a cyclist found the hiker about four miles southwest of Francis Howell High School. About 12 people from three nearby departments were part of the rescue. Kyle Gaines, a spokesman for the St. Charles County Ambulance District, said the victim had been out there for three […]

  • Firefighters installing window AC units to keep seniors cool

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis City Fire Department spent the day installing air conditioning units for folks in desperate need of relief from this potentially dangerous heat wave. Firefighters went to the home of two elderly sisters in the 1900 block of Warren who were coping with a broken central air unit and have been since last week. Cool Down St. Louis donated a new window unit and the fire department installed it. Prior to the installation, the temperature […]

  • Rolling gun battle terrorizes Jennings neighborhood

    JENNINGS, MO – A rolling gun battle in Jennings has residents fed up. According to police, the shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. Friday in the 2500 block of Tyrell Drive. A group of men in three different cars drove the street shooting at each other. Neighbors said the men even stopped, got out of their vehicles, and kept shooting before continuing the gun battle. Jennings police said they’re investigating the incident.

  • At least seven injured by firework in Imperial

    IMPERIAL, MO – A chaotic scene just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday during a fireworks display in Jefferson County, as fire officials with the Rock Community Fire Protection District said a firework tipped over and shot towards hundreds of spectators at the Elks Lodge on Miller Road. At least 7 people were injured, including an elderly woman, who was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital. Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Grimshaw said there was also a separate incident where a man blew off […]

  • Three homes catch fire in Collinsville neighborhood

    COLLINSVILLE, IL – Collinsville fire officials are looking at the second fire in one neighborhood in the last six months. The most recent fire happened around 11 p.m. Sunday. Collinsville firefighters were called to the 100 block of Courtland Place. When they arrived, firefighters found three homes on fire; two of them burned down, while the third home had extensive damage. Collinsville Fire Chief Kevin Edmond said it took about four hours to put the fire completely out. “The middle […]

  • Firefighters work to rescue painters stuck on Belleville radio tower

    BELLEVILLE, IL – Two painters were rescued from a radio tower near the old Belleville Police Station on Thursday. The workers were painting the tower. They were using a lift to reach the top of the tower.  That lift got stuck, trapping the workers in the bucket approximately 120 feet in the air. Emergency crews were called in and two firefighters used a separate boom for the rescue. The whole ordeal went on for more than two hours. It took two separate […]

  • Thieves target St. Charles County gun shop

    O’FALLON, MO – Police in O’Fallon, Missouri are looking for accused weapons thieves who busted into a gun shop early Monday morning. According to a police spokesperson, someone used a crowbar and broke through the glass door of Eagle Armory around 2:30 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of West Terra Lane. The thieves took at least 20 guns, including rifles and handguns. Police are checking to see if Monday’s break-in is connected to three other burglaries in the metro […]

  • Illinois State Police conducting more patrols through the summer

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – From now until the end of the summer, Illinois State Police will be out doing extra patrols. The designated crews will focus on distracted driving, speeding violations, DUIs, and more; other full-time troopers will handle accidents. Officials say since June 1, the summer crews issued more than 60 tickets for distracted driving, 127 for no seat belt, and 285 speeding tickets. Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. says drivers should be more vigilant. “Unfortunately, people don’t want […]