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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
  • Family files lawsuits over the death of a cab driver

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis family is suing the St. Louis County and Florissant police departments after the death of their loved one. The family of 44-year-old Abayomi Afolabi says they want to know more about what led to his death. In October of 2013 when Florissant police were called after the father of two was seen at his ex-wife’s home for a domestic dispute. Minute’s later police found him at his home on Winkler. That`s when police […]

  • Scott Hepper: Brighten up your Easter brunch decor

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Easter is next week and that means family gatherings with Springtime flair!  Scott Hepper, a master designer with Walter Knoll Florist, has some great ideas for those Easter brunch and dinner. You can go simple with individual flowers or bring it all together is one big designer showpiece. Looking for more ideas? Visit www.scotthepper.com/ Scott Hepper in the house with some great Easter holiday decor ideas #walterknollflorist pic.twitter.com/W86vZwE355 — Shawndrea Thomas (@ShawndreaThomas) March 29, 2015  

  • Undy Run puts spotlight on colon cancer Saturday

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI)-The St. Louis Undy Run/Walk in Forest Park Saturday will put the spotlight on colon cancer.T he event encourages participants to wear underwear, boxers, and costumes while they participate in a 5k race of 1k fun run/walk. Events start about 8:30am with the 5k taking off at 9:00am from the lower Muny parking lot. Race day registration is $40 for the 5k and $30 for the fun run. The Undy Run/Walk helps the Colon Cancer Alliance fund the Blue […]

  • Spring specials at LongHorn Steakhouse

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Easter Sunday is just over a week away and LongHorn Steakhouse is featuring a special Spring menu. The Spring Chef’s Showcase menu features bone-in lamb chops marinated in a mint infused bordelaise and grilled. There is also Coconut Chili Mahi-Mahi, grilled and finished with a house-made coconut chili butter sauce. LongHorn Steakhouse has restaurants across the nation. For more information or for a location near you, visit longhornsteakhouse.com. Recipe: LongHorn Steakhouse’s Mint-Infused Bordelaise Sauce Ingredients: 2oz. […]

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    One suspect in custody following chase from Warren County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A wild chase on I-70 ends after one of two vehicles crashes. The chase began in Warren County around 6 pm, then entered St. Charles County and ended near St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Eastbound traffic on I-70 is being diverted off the interstate for police processed the accident scene and hauled off the suspect’s vehicle for forensic examination. Police say the suspect fired shots randomly at cars on the interstate in Wentzville, which […]

  • Thieves break into student’s cars in the Central West End

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Central West End business owners are on high alert after thieves hit an art center parking lot. It all happened last Thursday, when a group of Washington University students were taking a glass-making class at an art center in the 5200 block off Delmar. That’s when the bold driver of a stolen gray minivan rolled into the parking lot around 8:30 p.m. Thieves stole a black 2009 Ford Fusion and broke into six other vehicles, taking everything from […]

  • MoDOT and IDOT joining forces to keeps workers safe during road work season

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Spring is in the air and with rising temperatures, both MoDOT and IDOT are getting the word out to drivers that road repair is starting on area roads. On Monday MoDOT and IDOT are joining forces to kick off an initiative to keep workers safe in work zones. All of this as the busy road work season approaches. It’s also a busy time for riders. Bike safety instructor Les Gibson says drivers need to double check […]

  • New storefront for Vincent Van Doughnut

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)-You know their food truck, but now there is a permanent location for you to find Vincent Van Doughnut. They have opened a brick-and-mortar location at 40 North Central Avenue in Clayton. The new store will be open from 6am-2p (or until sold-out) every day but Monday. Vincent Van Doughnut got its food truck start in late 2013 using fresh ingredients in each batch of their handmade from scratch doughnuts. Website: Vincent Van Doughnut

  • Women stars of jazz take the Touhill P.A.C. stage

    NORMANY, MO (KTVI)-The Jazz Edge, Inc. is turning the spotlight on some of St. Louis’ best female jazz artists. “A Tribute to St. Louis Women of Jazz” will be held at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 6:00pm. The concert will feature Marsha Evans, Denise Thimes, Dawn Weber, Carolbeth True, and Hope Walker. The 17-piece Jazz Edge Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Moore, will perform throughout. Tickets are $30 and $15 for students. Website: […]

  • Beer for breakfast Saturday at Quincy Street Bistro

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Quincy Street Bistro’s famous Kegs and Eggs is back. On Saturday, March 21, the south St. Louis restaurant will be featuring delicious dishes and tasty beers from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Choose from items like BBQ Pork Cinnamon Rolls, a smoked brisket benedict with bourbon-barbecue hollandaise, or smoked banana bread French toast with butterscotch ice cream. Each entree comes with a draft craft brew of your choice. Quincy Street Bistro is located at 6931Gravois Avenue in south […]

  • Kirkwood HS grads’ song featured in season finale of FOX’s Empire

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – That song from Wednesday night’s finale of Empire was made possible because of the hard work and skills of two Kirkwood High School graduates. Two St. Louis natives put a song together, and Empire producers heard it and it ended up in tonight’s show. Kirkwood High School graduates Justin Dicenzo and Greg Drummond wanted to make it big, so they took the trek from St. Louis to the west coast and that`s exactly what happened their […]

  • Village clerk fired over Ferguson shooting comments

    UPLANDS PARK, MO (KTVI) – John Muhammad is no longer working as the Village Clerk of Uplands Park. Village leaders confirmed that he has been fired. That decision came during Tuesday night’s village meeting. The meeting started at 6 pm and went into a 2-hour closed session for discussion. Muhammad’s employment was the only item on the agenda. The village clerk was suspended last week for making inflammatory statements during a FOX News interview about the police shootings in Ferguson. […]