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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
  • 38th annual RV Show at the America’s Center

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The weekend was packed with lots of interesting weather and events around the St. Louis metro area. For some buying a new RV was part of the plan. The 2015 RV Vacation and Travel Show made a stop at the America’s Center downtown where hundreds of shoppers checked out the latest RV fashions. The 38-year-old event hosted over 300 units from 1o dealers. Shoppers looked for great deals as they wait for the spring and […]

  • Valentine’s Day treats from Unique Creations

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI)-February is here and that means that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Unique Creations will create just what you need to make it special, from chocolate-covered strawberries to cupcakes to specialty cookies. You’ll find Unique Creations at 3335 Parker Spur in Florissant, MO. You can reach them at  314-704-3211.

  • Measles cases in the U.S. on the rise

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-There are now more than 90 cases of measles in California.  Most of the cases are linked to an outbreak at Disneyland in mid-December. Measles is a highly communicable respiratory disease caused by a virus and spread through the air. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and sore throat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, which means it is no longer […]

  • Change to state bills could help human trafficking victims

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – On Tuesday a modification to Missouri House Bill 368 was introduced by State Representative Kevin Austin in addition to Senate Bill 211. Both changes add human trafficking victims to the states address confidentiality program known as “Safe at Home”. The current list on the books includes rape, stalking and domestic violence victims. Survivor Katie Rhoades says keeping information concealed would help thousands move forward in the healing process. Rhoades was in Jefferson City as Missouri Secretary […]

  • Woman stops to save stranger’s life

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Enrique Maraca and Marilyn Morris were complete strangers. That was until a twist of fate put both of them on a south St. Louis porch at Winnebago and Minnesota last Tuesday. The duo worked to save the life of Enrique’s girlfriend Taylor who was visiting from out-of-state.  At first a group of at least 10 people were at the home trying to save Taylor but none of them knew how to perform CPR. “She stopped breathing […]

  • From bouquets to centerpieces, what’s popular in wedding floral design

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The holiday season is a popular time to get engaged so that means many couples are currently planning weddings. Flowers are a huge part of the big day.  Scott Hepper,  a master designer with Walter Knoll Florist, talked about the current trends in wedding themes and design.  

  • Maplewood Sweet Tooth Tour sells out, Coffee Crawl just around the corner

    MAPLEWOOD, MO (KTVI)-If you have a sweet tooth, then we hope you got your tickets early. The Maplewood Sweet Tooth Tour scheduled for January 31 is already sold-out. Tickets may be gone, but you can go visit some of the participating shops and restaurants, like Pie Oh My!, Strange Donuts, and Vom Fass, to see what all the sugary fuss is about. Looking for some more Maplewood fun? The 6th Annual Maplewood Coffee Crawl is scheduled for March 28, 2015. […]

  • Woman’s body found with gunshot wound in a Lincoln County home

    ELSBERRY, MO (KTVI) – The Major Case Squad is working to determine if a 38-year-old mother of four was murdered. Harmony Culbreath was found dead in her rented home off Highway 79 south of Elsberry at 10:30 Tuesday night. Preliminary results from an autopsy Wednesday showed she had a gunshot wound, but it was not clear if that caused her death. More detailed information is expected Thursday. A gun was found inside the rural home on Goodwood Trail. Friends tell […]

  • Couple plans to fight city hall to keep chickens

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI) – Luther and his wife Juli Viel are battling O`Fallon city hall after getting a notice from code enforcement. According to the city they are violating the city`s farm animal ordinance #210.170.  The notice says the chickens and coop must go and the owners have 10 days to do it. The couple has been raising the birds for 3 months. ‘We have a fish pond in this sub division so if I have to get rid of […]

  • Store owner vows not to be run-off by criminals

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – DeAmon White owns Ozell’s Kitchen in north St. Louis, the small business owner says crime in his neighborhood is out of control. The latest incident was a smash and grab at his restaurant and store. According to White someone broke into his business at the 5400 block of Delmar early Monday morning.  A customer contacted him and told him the bad news. Upon arrival White found a busted front door and broken glass. His cash register, a […]

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    Congressional Black Caucus celebrates Dr. King’s life in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – On Sunday at the Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson there was prayer, and a special service with a message to make a change. Eleven of the 46 members of the Congressional Black Caucus from across the country stopped in Ferguson to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They also wanted to help the community heal and move forward after months of unrest following the shooting of death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.  Missouri […]

  • Great Bra Exchange supports domestic violence shelter

    LADUE, MO (KTVI)-Customers of Clair De Lune, a lingerie boutique, located in Ladue, can clean out their underwear drawers and step into fitting rooms to show their support for victims of domestic abuse. The Great Bra Exchange will be taking place until January 24, 2015. Customers are invited to donate their gently used bras. In return, they will receive $15 toward the purchase of a new bra at Clair De Lune. Bras traded-in are then donated to The Women’s Safe […]