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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
  • Armed gas station robbery caught on camera

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – An armed robbery of a gas station is caught on camera and police need your help to find the suspect. The robbery happened around 4 a.m. at the Phillips 66 gas station at Natural Bridge and Jennings Station roads in north St. Louis County. The man pulls out a handgun and points it at the cashier. He ultimately takes off with about $300 in cash. “We have some great (surveillance) footage. He wasn’t covering […]

  • Wamhoff Financial Planning & Accounting Services: Assisted living

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-With the baby boomer generation aging, many families are faced with the reality of placing a loved one in assisted living. This can be an emotional time, so having a plan in place and being armed with key knowledge, are important to help the family make wise decisions. Matt Allgeyer, Financial Advisor at Wamhoff Financial Planning & Accounting Services, outlines the top things to consider as you prepare for this transition. There are more options today, and […]

  • May You Shine: Celebrate Memorial Day in style

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-It’s time to check in with beauty blogger Sonja Shin to talk about Memorial Day and some ways to make it easier to handle. She brought along some goodies to help everyone celebrate over the upcoming weekend in style! To learn more visit: mayyoushine.com

  • Search continues for driver who struck construction worker

    AFFTON, MO (KTVI) – A construction worker remains in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck in south St. Louis County overnight as police continue their search for the driver. The accident happened around 12:45 a.m. near the intersection of Heege Road and New Hampshire Avenue. A pickup truck travelling eastbound struck the 55-year-old worker while he was working on a paving project with a road crew. The driver never bothered to stop at the scene. He was […]

  • Child recovering after late night shooting inside home

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An 8-year-old boy is recovering Wednesday after he was shot in the stomach. The shooting happened just after 9pm Tuesday Inside of a home at the 4900 block of San Francisco avenue near north Kingshighway in north St. Louis. Investigators say that it looks like the child may have shot himself, or was accidentally shot by another child. We’re also told that another 6-year-old and three adults were home at the time of the shooting. […]

  • Nurse discusses importance of using sunscreen

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Many of us love the beach and we know that sunscreen is a must. But now doctors say our skin is so vulnerable to cancer we should apply sunscreen every day no matter what. Registered Nurse, Pat Cook shares why sunscreen is so important. May 27 is National Sunscreen Day. It’s just in time to stock up for the summer.  People of all ages need to protect themselves from the sun by using sunscreen. Dermatologists recommend an […]

  • Restaurants in High Ridge still coping with boil order

    UPDATE:  The boil order for Public Water District #2 of Jefferson County has been lifted. There is nothing special that needs to be done, you can use the water as usual. HIGH RIDGE, MO (KTVI) – While communities are recovering from recent flooding, businesses in High Ridge are dealing with a boil order that’s been in place for weeks. Owners of the neighboring Dave’s Diner and Pegg’s Restaurant On the Boulevard said they’ve been boiling water for everything; from washing […]

  • Missing St. Louis man’s family continues search after one year

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It’s been a year since St. Louisan Jerome Baker was last seen. His family continues its desperate search for answers. They have a new request for St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and police. Maurnice Baker is still dealing with a lot of pain in one of the worst years of her life. Her son 27-year old Jerome, An up and coming rapper and business owner, hasn’t been seen since the morning of May 15th 2016. […]

  • The Blender with Kevin Johnson

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-It’s Friday and time to check in with St. Louis Post-Dispatch music critic, Kevin Johnson. He joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to discuss who’s coming to town! Loufest with Weezer, Cage the Elephant, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Lecrae, Sept. 9-10, Forest Park Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, July 9, HCA Avett Brothers, Oct. 7, Chaifetz Arena Dashboard Confessional, July 23, the Pageant Timeflies, Oct. 20, the […]

  • Stranger danger alert in St. Ann

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Ann Police Department issued a stranger danger warning Thursday about a man approaching women on the street. St. Ann police shared a post on social media about recent cases of men approaching grown women in strange ways that could’ve easily made them victims of abductions. While no cases have been reported in St. Ann, they have heard of incidents in various areas of north St. Louis County. “I read posts from women who said […]

  • St. Charles County emergency training in Wentzville

    WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) – On Wednesday, end crews from across St. Charles County met at their school district to conduct emergency training. The focus was on school bus crashes. Part of the training used live scenarios to make it more realistic. According to the American School Bus Council, more than 480,000 school buses travel 10 billion miles per year in the U.S. The next session is set for May 22.

  • Wamhoff Financial Planning & Accounting: Fixed annuities

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Annuities are often misunderstood, loved by some and avoided by others. While they fit many investors, annuities can be shocking to those who are emotional investors in the market. Yet those who have bypassed some of the challenges annuities create, they’re enjoying their upside after learning more about whether or not it’s a good fit in their portfolios. Financial Planner Matt Allgeyer tells us more. A fixed annuity is an insurance product that insures against you […]