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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
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    ST. LOUIS, MO —  The Janet Jackson “State of the World” tour is headed to Chaifetz Arena. We caught up with one dancer who is making waves in the dance world. Kyndall Harris, 14, is living her dream. Harris has been dancing since she was 7-years-old.  She is  a 9th grader from Memphis making a stop at in St. Louis with Janet Jackson. FOX 2 asked the emerging celebrity what’s it like on the road with one of the biggest superstars in the […]

  • World War II veteran killed in house fire in Cahokia

    CAHOKIA, Ill. – A World War II veteran died Wednesday morning after his home caught fire in Cahokia. The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Saint Marcella. Firefighters had a hard time fighting the flames because of ammunition inside the home. The ammo in the home caused some explosions inside. It took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control and no fire fighters were injured. The homeowner, 89-year-old Howard Sutton, was found inside a bedroom. Family […]

  • Stenger signs Prop P accountability bill

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  • De Smet High School in mourning after assistant football coach killed

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  • Upcoming bone marrow drive for minority donors

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  • Blunt wants to expand access to mental health care

    ST. LOUIS – On Tuesday, Senator Roy Blunt stopped by the Family Care Health Center in Carondelet to talk about his plans to help expand access to mental health and behavioral health patients. Blunt and fellow Senator Debbie Stabenow helped pass the Excellence in Mental Health Act in 2014 to help community health centers recruit doctors and treat more patients with all types of health issues. Missouri was one of eight states selected for the original test group. “Twenty-four states applied to be a […]

  • Chicago man has a new outlook on life after surviving mass shooting in Las Vegas

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  • St. Louis Red Cross chapter acting as ‘hurricane hub’ for aid shipments

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  • Gas line rupture causes home Burksville Illinois home explosion

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  • New program would provide healthy food options at select MetroLink stations

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