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
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    Jennings mayor impeached from office

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – Tuesday’s unanimous vote to impeach Mayor Yolanda Fountain- Henderson is effective immediately. The move comes after 15 hours of investigation and testimony.  Seven of the 19 allegations made against Henderson stuck. The city says Henderson abused her power by doing everything from suing the city to getting access to confidential employee records, hiring contractors without city approval and accusing city workers of fraud.  Francine Dugger is now the acting mayor; she says change is on the […]

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    Groundbreaking held at Crestwood Plaza as demolition officially gets underway

    CRESTWOOD,  MO (KTVI)- On Tuesday afternoon the city of Crestwood held a groundbreaking to officially mark the start of demolition of the former Crestwood  Plaza shopping mall.  As an entrance of the old mall came tumbling down, the spirits of those watching were up as they look forward to what’s next at the site. The city hosted a ground breaking ceremony and final walk through with officials, stakeholders, and the public to usher in a new era. Mayor Gregg Roby […]

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    Sen. Claire McCaskill helps open Women’s Imaging Center at VA hospital

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The John Cochran VA Hospital held a special ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their Women’s Imaging Center. They had a special guest stop by. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill served as the keynote speaker. The Senator and others talked about the importance of having state of the art healthcare to accommodate the growing number of female veterans. The new facility located on the second floor has new mammogram, ultrasound and bone density equipment. Officials […]

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    Berkeley police investigating fatal shooting at Nephew’s Grill

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are trying to piece together what happened during a shooting at a restaurant in Berkeley that claimed the life of a 56-year-old man. Officers were called to Nephew’s Grill at around 1:30 p.m. in The 8600 block of Frost for a shooting. FOX 2 spoke to the owner of the restaurant. He said the victim was known to do odd jobs in the neighborhood. The owner was out back cleaning in the alleyway when he heard […]

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    State Farm opens temporary processing centers for hail damage claims

    ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) – On Wednesday over 120 cars rolled through a temporary processing center in St. Peters as State Farm agents processed damage claims from last week’s hail storms. The streamlined process allows some customers to get a settlement check on site. Right now there were more than 28,000 hail damage claims made throughout the state of Missouri and most of them are in the St. Louis area.  Manager Brenda Martin says customers are in and out in […]

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    City Museum burglarized by 4 youths

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The folks at the City Museum have some colorful words for the vandals who did some damage the building overnight. The burglary happened at around 1am on Tuesday morning.  The vandals covered their faces and wore hoodies. Officials also say targeted the gift shop and allegedly vandalized the women`s bathroom. The museum also posted pictures on their Instagram page with a few choice words for the vandals saying they stole necklaces, a tote bag.  Now […]

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    Pregnant basset hound shot

    GODFREY, IL (KTVI) – A basset hound is in recovery mode in Godfrey Illinois right now after she was shot in the head and left for dead while pregnant in a rural part of California Missouri. Jackie Spiker with Hope Animal Rescues says she got the basset hound named Sandra d last Friday after she was found by a family last week. The basset hound gave birth within 24 hours of arriving at the site and they named all four […]

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    Gateway Tree Care’s customers can help patients battling breast cancer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- If you have damaged trees or downed limbs from last week’s storms you can have them removed and help a good cause at the same time. Shane, Vicki and Dawn from Gateway Tree Care joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to discuss Gateway to Hope. Their Pink Team operates a bright pink chipper. When residential customers ask about the Pink Team or request the pink chipper, Gateway Tree Care donates a portion of their payment to Gateway to […]

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    Crestwood Mall demolition expected to take 18 months

    CRESTWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Demolition crews began work Friday tearing down the old Crestwood Mall and crews have a long way to go before the area is cleared. The site has been talked about for years as the mall started to decline. The city finally came up with a new plan to redevelop the site to build new entertainment, retail, and residential housing. So far, demolition crews are digging away at the multi-layered the garage, using large construction equipment like […]

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    Jazz up your summer wardrobe

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Summer is on the way and if you are looking to jazz up your wardrobe we have some ideas. Michalle Dando from Soft Surroundings gives us the scoop!  

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    Cookie Bites: Empire Season 2, Episode 17

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-  “Rise by Sin.” Empire’s 17th episode aired Wednesday night on FOX. From Cookie’s argument with Candace to Freda shooting Jamal at the ASA’s, the Lyon family certainly left its audience speechless, again. Watch as Kim Hudson, Danielle Scruggs and Shawndrea Thomas give us a recap in this week’s segment of Cookie Bites. For more information visit:  

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    Hero police officers recall running into burning home to rescue man

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis 6th district officers Nolan and Brummett say they’re doing just fine after rescuing a man from the back porch this house during a fire at the 4100 block of Penrose last week. They didn’t have any protective gear on at the time but made the rescue because time was of the essence and they thought children were trapped. 8 people were inside at the time. But one man needed help to get out. The […]