Shawndrea Thomas

Reporter / Anchor

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

  • Two teens attacked mob style on Washington Avenue

    Posted on: 9:50 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– There are a growing number of fight clubs involving teenagers throughout the city. But two victims...
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  • Locals deal with tax return countdown

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    (KTVI)– Tax day is winding down and while many were ready, others had to make the last minute rush. When...
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  • Family praying for Jewish Community Center victims on Passover

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)– As Passover starts, so is the process of mourning for a community hit with a tragic hate...
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  • “Salem” set to shock, scare and tantalize TV viewers

    Posted on: 7:37 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 09:36am, April 14, 2014

    SHEREVEPORT, LA (KTVI) – You’ve seen the promos for weeks, the Salem witch trials are revived in 2014 as WGN...
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  • Bring your dogs for the Fast and the Furriest run, walk

    Posted on: 8:43 am, April 13, 2014, by and

    (KTVI)- The Animal Protective Association of Missouri is once again hosting its Fast and the Furriest 5K Run and 1 MileWalk....
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  • Boston Marathoner running to support Unlimited Play

    Posted on: 9:29 am, April 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:53am, April 13, 2014

    (KTVI)-A Boston Marathon runner from the St. Louis area is running for a cause. Unlimited Play is a non-profit organization...
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  • Ultimate Dodgeball High School Challenge

    Posted on: 8:47 am, April 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:27am, April 12, 2014

    (KTVI)- Have you heard of Ultimate Dodgeball? Well, it’s a variation of the playground classic played on… trampolines. The first...
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  • Easter Bunny Breakfast at Bravo! Cucina

    Posted on: 8:28 am, April 12, 2014, by and

    (KTVI)- Tis the season for the Easter Bunny. BRAVO! Cucina at West County Mall is hosting an Easter Bunny Breakfast...
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  • Outrage after student’s nose broken by sucker-punch

    Posted on: 10:35 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It’s been a rough week for Ariel Kilpatrick. The 8th grader says last Thursday a...
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  • Residents of the Santa Ana apartment fire forced to look for new housing

    Posted on: 5:35 pm, April 6, 2014, by , updated on: 04:50pm, April 6, 2014

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – Problems keep adding up for victims of a fire that occurred over a week ago...
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  • Easter Seals offers hope to families impacted by autism

    Posted on: 8:04 am, April 6, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:21am, April 6, 2014

    (KTVI)-One in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder. That’s according to new statistics from the...
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  • Hunt for a Cure is next Saturday

    Posted on: 8:46 am, April 5, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:47am, April 5, 2014

    (KTVI)- Can you even imagine 60,000 eggs? That is how many Easter eggs will be hidden for kids to find...
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