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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.

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    Vandals set fire to items donated to the Salvation Army

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – Shame on you! That’s what Salvation Army workers are saying about a vandal who set store donations on fire that were left over the weekend. According to employees it happened at around 11:30 Monday night at the stores drop site. The crime was all caught on surveillance video at the 3800 block of Nameoki Road. The fire burned for about 45 minutes as electronics, clothing and furniture went up in smoke. Salvation Army Major Kendall […]

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    Christen Michel beauty tips for a healthy, active lifestyle

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Beauty expert Christen Michel stopped by FOX 2 with some skin care tips to compliment a healthy, active lifestyle.

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    Fall fashion, beauty tips from Sonja Shin

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-It’s Monday! Our Beauty Expert Sonja Shin stopped the FOX 2 studios with the scoop on the latest trends.

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    New law puts Narcan on Missouri pharmacies’ shelves

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Today starts a big move in the fight against Opioid addiction.  Now the public can get Narcan from local pharmacies for emergency overdose situations. This Narcan bill was passed in June when the governor signed it, but it takes full effect Sunday, August 28 in Missouri. So far this year, at least 38 people have died in St. Louis County because of heroin-related overdose.  And the numbers were similar last year.  That`s why local support […]

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    O’Fallon police arrest suspected serial flasher

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI) – The man police are calling the O’fallon flasher was arrested on Thursday afternoon after they say he exposed himself at three locations in the city. According to police an unidentified white male got naked and exposed himself in the early morning hours of August 19th at two separate gyms. One at O’Fallon Plaza and another on Tom Ginniver. The next day, he allegedly exposed himself near a girls lemonade stand at Briscoe and Love Drive. Police […]

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    Gulf Shores raising funds for Louisiana flood victims

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Across the country people are coming together to help Louisiana’s flood victims. Here in St. Louis a restaurant owner who moved to St. Louis after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana is holding a fundraiser. The owner of Gulf Shores says he wants to help people back home and he`s glad to do what he can even if he`s 1,100 miles away. Wednesday and tomorrow both of his restaurants in Edwardsville and Creve Coeur will be taking in […]

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    St. Louis city and police department face gender discrimination lawsuits

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – On Tuesday St. Louis city police Major Rochelle Jones and attorney J.C. Pleban held a press conference to talk about a lawsuit filed in circuit court naming the City of St. Louis, Mayor Francis Slay and Chief Sam Dotson. It claims the chief passed over Major Jones for a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel because she`s a woman. Jones a 33 year veteran says she has 7 more years of experience more education and tested better […]

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    Woman leads police on chase to St. Louis County Jail

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – An unusual end to a police pursuit, as the woman being chased by authorities drove herself to the St. Louis County Jail in Clayton. The chase began just before 4 a.m. at the QuikTrip in St. Ann. Police thought the woman appeared suspicious and approached her. She hit the gas and took off, meandering through north St. Louis County and north city, from Lindberg to Olive, to Shreve, and Interstate 70. The woman headed to Clayton, […]

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    Fire at Holiday Inn at Six Flags; building evacuated

    EUREKA, MO (KTVI) – 81 guests had to be evacuated at the Holiday Inn at Six Flags after a fire started at the Eureka hotel. That fire started at around 2:30pm. People were calling from the highway because they saw the heavy smoke as they drove by. Customers were evacuated from the Holiday Inn at the 4900 block of Six Flags Road. The fire started in a compressor inside of the hotel kitchen area. Fire officials say this started as […]

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    Trend of the Season: Vests

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s a new trend of the season. Vests! Amber Westerson from West County Center stopped by the FOX 2 studios to show us what’s hot. For more information visit:

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    “Kidprenuers” Weekend Saturday, August 27th

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-There are lots of big entrepreneurs out there but what about when they start small really small. Ley Woods, owner of Cocktailz Beauty Bar & The Black Exchange, stopped by the FOX 2 studios to discuss “Kidpreneurs” Weekend. She was joined by Sammaria Santiago, the 7-year-old owner of Buggy’s Bling. The event, held on Saturday, August 27th, is designed to bring the community closer together by networking. There’ll be food, face painting and music! It’s scheduled to run from noon until […]

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    St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer holds 8th annual radio-thon

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The 8th annual radio-thon for the St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer was held Thursday. The money raised for the non-profit will go to cancer related charities throughout the St. Louis area. They are holding an all day auction and you can win everything from a Cardinals first pitch package to diner with radio personalities. Organizers say they’re happy with what they’ve seen so far. “The great work that’s being done by the great charities […]