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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
  • New schools opening in Wentzville district

    WENTZVILLE, MO – It’s a new day at the Wentzville School District, as the ribbon was cut Monday on Stone Creek Elementary; and on Tuesday, the district will open Wabash Elementary. The 101,000 square-foot buildings are designed to accommodate the 1,600 K-6th grade students in the district. Food trucks veterans’ groups and the fire department were also on hand to celebrate. the classrooms offer new state of the art technology to keep kids up to speed. “What you’ll see is smart […]

  • Sonja Shin on celebrating National Relaxation Day Aug. 15

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _It’s time to say “ahhhhh.” National Relaxation Day is August 15. Don’t worry, if you don’t have the time or money to go to the spa, you can pamper yourself at home! Beauty blogger Sonja Shin gives some recommendations on how to just chill out! To learn more visit: http://www.mayyoushine.com/

  • Car clouters target vehicles in Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS – A dozen cars were broken into Wednesday evening in Forest Park, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. According to a police spokesperson, the break-ins occurred between 7:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.  Ten of the vehicles were parked along Confederate Drive near Cricket Drive during a performance of ‘Newsies’ at The Muny. “My belongings and privacy has been violated,”said one victim. “I’ll be more cautious next time about where I park if I choose to drive down there, […]

  • Search for suspect continues in murder of 23-year-old mother

    EAST ST. LOUIS , Ill. – More than a dozen investigators with the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis are working to learn more about the murder of a 23-year-old East St. Louis woman. Police found the victim, Alexis Winston, dead in her apartment just after 4 a.m. Tuesday at the John Robinson Homes public housing facility in the 1200 block of Market Street. Winston had been shot several times. Her one-year-old daughter was home at the time, but she […]

  • IDOT, MoDOT expect major traffic for Great American Eclipse event in bi-state region

    While 200,000 ​people are planning to head towards Carbondale for the big solar eclipse event on August 21, the Illinois Department of Transportation will stay active to make sure traffic is moving safely. The Missouri State Highway Patrol to find out how they want the public to prepare. Officials said they want the public to prepare to leave early, know the area you’re visiting, put down your cell phones and where events are taking place. Over a million people are expected to […]

  • Firehouse Subs H2O For Heroes Water Collection Drive

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ There’s a cool deal this weekend at FireHouse Subs and its helping first responders and others in need. Julie Allen and Hanna Mazanek from firehouse subs tells us all about the 6th Annual H2O for Heroes Water Collection Drive. All firehouse subs restaurants will provide one medium sub to each guest who donates an unopened, 24-pack of bottled water. The donated water will be provided to local first responders and community support organizations to aid those most […]

  • National Night Out Against Crime events in several communities

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Tuesday is the annual National Night Out Against Crime in many area communities. St. Charles is hosting its event from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. August 1 at the New Melle Sports and Recreation Complex. Other events are planned in East St. Louis, Edwardsville, and the Carondelet neighborhood of south St. Louis.

  • Local woman celebrates 110th birthday

    The party room was packed at Meramec Bluffs as a milestone birthday was reached. Family and friends funneled in one-by-one to celebrate the 110th birthday of Dorothy Hunter, born this day in 1907 in St. Louis. The former Kirkwood school teacher had a celebration filled with plenty of hugs, smiles, and cake to go around. Managers at the senior center say for many the community becomes their family and that adds to longevity. Hunter said her birthday wish was happiness for everyone in […]

  • Back-to-school fair in St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Volunteers worked to pack more than a thousand back-to-school bags for kids at Morning Star Church in Dardenne Prairie. More than 55 vendors donated their time and goods for the event. Organizers with the Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce said they’re happy to see the community come together. More than 9,000 items will be given out along with free bike helmets. “The one thing that sets our chamber apart is supporting our families […]

  • More than $400k stolen in Jennings gas station heist

    JENNINGS, Mo. – Detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department are searching for two men responsible for stealing more than $400,000 in an armed robbery of a north county gas station. According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a county police spokesman, the robbery happened July 26 around 1:10 p.m. at the Phillips 66 gas station in the 9300 block of Lewis & Clark. Police learned two armed men walked into the gas station and demanded money. No one was injured […]

  • Police training simulator helps officers make good decisions in the field

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – St. Louis County police have a new way to help train recruits and keep veteran officers sharp in the field. The Vir-tra (v-300) is a new shooting system designed to help officers make decisions and deescalate situations on the streets. Officers have 15 air-powered simulation guns and other tools available as they go through the training process. There are approximately 120 one to three minute scenarios to choose from. trainees also receive lessons on what […]

  • Ameren crews still working to restore power to customers in MO and IL

    COLLINSVILLE, IL – On Monday Ameren Illinois workers stopped by the convention center parking lot in Collinsville to pick up supplies including water and ice. While most of the power is back on for some residents there are thousands on both sides of the river still dealing with the outage. The storms from early Sunday morning left more than 55,000 Ameren Missouri customers without power. Now that number in Missouri is down to less than 3,000 mostly in the Berkeley area. […]