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

    Ferguson votes to approve DOJ consent decree

    FERGUSON, MO – The City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, says it will approve an agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice only if some changes are made. The council’s unanimous 6-0 vote Tuesday sent a consent decree that outlines police and justice reforms back to the Justice Department with seven proposed amendments, city spokesman Jeff Small said. The vote authorized the agreement, if the changes are made. The amendments to the agreement that city officials say must […]

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    Students learn that human trafficking is a lot closer than you think

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – It`s a $32 billion dollar underground industry and the victims involved in human trafficking are being sold into what some are calling modern day slavery. And it`s closer than you think. On Monday Edwardsville High School hosted a forum led by Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis to educate students and parents about the signs of trafficking and how to avoid it. Representatives from the FBI and The Covering House gave presentations and answered questions. Experts discussed how […]

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    Volunteers package thousands of food packets for those in need throughout the world

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KTVI)-On Sunday, volunteers at  Webster Groves Presbyterian Church did their part to make a difference in the world. More than 150 members gathered to make 18,000 dry food packet meals for families in third world countries. Organizers from the non-profit Stop Hunger Now and church members say it feels good to help those who need it the most, especially on Super Bowl Sunday, a day of overindulgence in the U.S. Ingredients like rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and […]

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    Ferguson residents voice concern over proposed DOJ agreement

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Ferguson officials sat down with residents Saturday as they continue to deal with the after effects of the turmoil that gripped that city in the summer and fall of 2014. Ferguson is close to hammering out an agreement with the Department of Justice. On Saturday the City of Ferguson held the second of three meetings to get public input before voting on the approval of bill number 7100.  The bill would approve of the civil rights […]

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    Amigos for Christ gala to raise money for rural Nicaraguan school

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Amigos for Christ is a nonprofit organization that facilitates health, education, and economic development in rural Nicaraguan communities.  According to the organization, 67% of children in the Central American country will not finish the 6th grade.  Amigos for Christ hopes to achieve a 100% graduation rate for these students, and building a new school in the rural Nicaraguan community of La Chuscada is a piece of that plan. On Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 6:00pm, Amigos for Christ volunteers from St. Louis are hosting a gala […]

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    AB Biergarten keeps the party going after Mardi Gras parade

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The Mardi Gras Grand Parade winds through Soulard to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. But that party doesn’t end when the floats go away.  The AB Biergarten will keep the fun going with Anheuser Busch drink specials, yummy dishes, live music by North of the Quarter, a heated tent, and indoor restrooms. There is no admission. The fun goes until 5:00pm. Website: The AB Biergarten

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    Church host forum to bring police and youth together

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – On Wednesday night parents and teens filled the Power of Change Christian Church to ask police some tough questions and they got the answers they were looking for. Parents, students and law enforcement gathered at the first Save Our Sons forum to have open dialogue about how to interact with police and your rights as a citizen. For the most part the audience asked intense questions about police brutality, deadly force, daily interactions and what to do […]

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    Ferguson residents worry about cost of DOJ agreement

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) _ The Latest on a public meeting in Ferguson over a proposed settlement with the U.S. Justice Department Ferguson residents have mixed feelings about a proposed agreement with the U.S. Justice Department that calls for changes to police practices, and many are worried the deal could bankrupt the town. About 100 people crammed into Ferguson City Hall chambers Tuesday for the first public meeting since the proposal was announced last week. An equal number were turned away […]

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    St. Louisians get out and enjoy the good weather

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Milder temperatures on Sunday meant a day outside for many.  People across the St. Louis metro area took the time to enjoy the outdoors.  Some spent their time at Forest Park and others wanted to get rid of all of the dirt left over from our recent snowfall.  Waterwash car wash manager Todd Smith says his crews are ready to take in the influx of customers. ‘We love it when it gets like this a […]

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    “Go Red” this week to raise awareness for Women’s Heart Disease

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – National Wear Red Day is upon us!  The American Heart Association asks people across the country to take part in raising awareness for one of the leading deadly diseases among women, heart disease.  You can do so by wearing red this Friday.  Heart disease kills 1 in 3 women.

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    Six Flags hiring for summer positions

    EUREKA, MO (KTVI) – Saturday hundreds of people made their way to this year’s job fair at Six Flags. The summer hiring is in full swing and Six Flags St. Louis might have exactly what you’re looking for. On Saturday the park held a job fair to fill 3,000 positions before opening for its 46th season on March 25th. Recruiters are looking for entry level to seasonal management workers, including lifeguards, security and costume characters. Future employees and parents say […]

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    Earnings tax to go before city voters in April

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – On Tuesday the St. Louis City Board of Alderman voted unanimously to approve bill number 265. The ordinance will allow voters to decide if they want to continue to pay the 1% tax levy for working and living in the city. Officials say it’s the largest revenue generator for the City of St. Louis. The revenue accounts for 33% or 164 million dollars per year to help operate the city’s police, fire and other services. Voters […]