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.

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    Abused dog rescued from Alton home

    GODFREY, IL (KTVI) – On Tuesday, Hope Animal Rescue received a call from Alton Animal Control about an abandoned dog found at an empty home in the 1000 block of Brown. Crews rescued an 8-month-old pit bull mix named Malu chained to a dog house. Malu was abandoned for three weeks and was 30 pounds under weight. A neighbor watched and fed the dog then called police when the owners didn`t came back. Veterinarians at Daniel Randall Animal Clinic say […]

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    Star Wars themed meal ideas from Tenacious Eats

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- “May the Fourth be with you.” That’s right. Today is Star Wars Day and Chef Liz from Tenacious Eats joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning with a Star Wars themed dish that you will love!  

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    Signs that you may be having a stroke

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- May is Stroke Awareness Month and it affects more women than men. Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women by comparison, its the fifth leading cause of death for men. Every year 55 thousand more women have strokes than men. Neurologist Dr. Ashish Nanda from SSM Health St. Clare Hospital and stroke survivor Kathy Howard talk about the warning signs.    

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    Fairmount Park opens for horse racing season

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Tuesday was opening day and the ponies were running.  The stands were full as patrons betted on their favorite horse. The park opened just days before this Saturday’s Kentucky Derby which will be on May 7th. It`s the 91st season for the legendary race track and in celebration of Kentucky Derby week, the park had eight live thorough-bred races to launch the season and welcome fans. Organizers say the crowd was at capacity. Live racing days […]

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    Center for Hearing & Speech: Free Clinic Day May 7

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The Center for Hearing and Speech is hosting its Free Clinic Day on Saturday, May 7th. Jeff Tar joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to discuss ways to save and improve your hearing. Center for Hearing & Speech Free Clinic Day Saturday, May 7th 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. 9835 Manchester Road Kids receive a free hearing evaluation & vision test Adults receive a free hearing screening Reservations are required: (314) 737-5091 For more information […]

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    Giuliana Rancic talks 2nd Annual Red Nose Day

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-TV host Giuliana Rancic has battled breast cancer and struggled with infertility. Now she’s healthy and has a young son and how she has another challenge: The Second Annual ‘Red Nose Day.” She joined us live from New York with how she’s doing her part and how you can help out!  

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    Lambert Airport kicks-off Thank-You for passengers

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – On Monday afternoon the music was flowing at Concourse C at Lambert Airport. The airport kicked off a fun-filled ‘Thank-You’ week for passengers.  First up was the Two Pedros Band jamming in the Terminal 2.  The music is all part of a new campaign to celebrate St. Louis, travelers and the fun aspects of the city. The initiative also has a hastag that says #stl-thanks-you! Officials say they want to make sure passengers feel as […]

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    Suspected serial burglar behind bars

    NORTHWOODS, MO (KTVI) – Fox 2 News first reported a gas station burglary in Northwoods last weekend. According to Northwoods Police Chief Ron Martin, a person was caught on surveillance video breaking into the BP gas station in the 6700 block of Natural Bridge Road in the early morning hours of April 22. Martin said 17-year-old James Jackson confessed to stealing a gun, $2,000 in coins, and some cigarettes. Jackson also tried to enter through a bullet proof window. The […]

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    Storms affect some school districts dismissal times

    HAZLEWOOD, MO (KTVI) – The Hazelwood School District held students on campus at the high school to keep them safe from the storm. They stopped all 133 of their school buses while the storm was at its peak earlier Tuesday. The district also posted pictures of the buses online. FOX 2 spoke to school officials who say they had a 30 minute delay at the high school and that lasted until just after 3 pm. The delay created a trickledown effect […]

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    Man who made uncomfortable Facebook posts arrested on unrelated charge

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – Madison County Illinois investigators say they arrested 40-year-old James Lopes after multiple incidents of erratic behavior over the last couple of days. Lopes was spotted roaming around Edwardsville, Collinsville and Livingston while making lewd comments to children. After a disorderly conduct and trespassing arrest in Livingston at the Tasty Treats and outrage over disturbing and rambling post on social media, police took him into custody. Investigators say no abductions were reported but they believe his […]

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    Nice weather makes for booming business at Creve Coeur Lake

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – Sunday people got in droves to enjoy the nice weather. Businesses also took advantage of the weather created by Mother Nature. Today the crowds were out at Creve Coeur Lake to enjoy the nice weekend weather. And with summer like temperatures a lot of business for boat and bike rentals at the lake is booming.  We spoke Creve Coeur bike rental owner Cheryl Beckmann who says the mild winter left her staff a special gift. […]

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    BP gas station robbed in Northwoods

    NORTHWOODS, MO (KTVI) – Northwoods Police are looking for a man who broke into the BP Gas Station at the 6700 block of Natural Bridge at around 5am Friday morning.  He allegedly broke through a bullet proof window and took a loaded handgun, $2,000 in rolled coins and boxes of Newport cigarettes. Northwoods Police Chief Ron Martin says the suspect and another person could be connected to other crimes. “Were trying to piece everything together because we had a rash […]