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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
  • Woman claims she was the victim of racial profiling at outlet mall

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Shopper Latoya Williams says she`s angry and frustrated. Her problems started after a trip to the St. Louis Premium Outlet Malls in Chesterfield last Friday.  According to Williams she was having lunch with a friend and 12-year-old girl when she was suddenly surrounded by mall security and police. The 25-year-old claims she was accused of shoplifting from Carter`s, a store William`s says she never went to. ‘I felt like I was being racially attacked because if […]

  • Car thieves hitting commuter lots in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The two men in video obtained by FOX2 are keeping detectives at the Lincoln County Sheriff`s Office busy. Investigators have responded to nearly 20 car break-ins since last weekend and the calls continue to roll in. Lieutenant Andy Binder says thieves are targeting commuter lots along highway 61 and residential areas in the eastern part of the county. The crimes are also spread across a 200 mile radius. ‘A handgun was stolen along with wallets, […]

  • St. Clair County approves zoning for marijuana farm

    MARISSA, IL ( KTVI) – St. Clair County has just approved a location for a medical marijuana farm in Marissa, Illinois. After a roll call the proposed zoning variance passed 21 to 4 in favor of Nature`s Care. Buyers will be able to purchase pot in Marissa only if the company is awarded a license from the state.  The approval of that farmland in Marissa has been a big topic of discussion. Since Illinois made medical marijuana legal earlier this […]

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    One killed, one wounded in shooting at University City park

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI)- One man is dead and another is wounded following a shooting at a University City park Saturday evening. Police were called to Heman Park around 7:15pm. Two men had been shot and were rushed to the hospital. One of the victims, 20-years old, died from his wounds. The other victim, 39-years old, was wounded in the leg and is in stable condition. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the shooting occurred as a […]

  • Mouse Races to benefit Juvenile Arthritis research

    (KTVI)-  On August 2, 2014, the Arthritis Foundation will host the Jingle in July Mouse Races. The event will be held at Dave Sinclair Lincoln in St. Peters. Admission is just $20.00. You will get to bet on 10 races while enjoying complementary snacks, beer and soft drinks. Doors open at 6:30pm and races start at 7:15pm Call (314-447-4883) or email (dhenderson@arthritis.org) Donna for tickets. Arthritis affects 50 million Americans of all ages. For more information: visit the Arthritis Foundation of […]

  • Petite Picasso art classes at the Magic House

    (KTVI)-The Magic House is looking to transform your preschooler into a little artist. Children ages 3–5 are invited to discover the magic of art through “Petite Picasso” classes held in the Museum’s Art Studio. Each monthly session features a different theme designed to encourage exploration, creativity, symbolic thinking and fine motor development. Classes are held at the Magic House in Kirkwood, MO on Thursdays from 9:30 until 10:45am. Classes for September, October, and November are registering now. “Petite Picasso” classes […]

  • Residents around Morrison Road get much delayed safety road

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – It`s a battle that`s been brewing since 2012, now the residents in Pontoon Beach, and surrounding townships are seeing the fruits of their labor. A stretch of Morrison road is torn up because of a new Union Pacific railroad project. It was just one of two ways residents could get in and out of their subdivisions. Residents demanded a new road and overpass because of safety issues. According to Madison County 16th District Board Member […]

  • Students in St. Louis to restore faith targeted by thieves

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A trip to do some good fell on hard times for one out of town group.  Fifteen missionary students from Crown Point, Indiana were spending the week in St. Louis doing charity work when they became the victims of a break-in. It all happened on Tuesday afternoon when their church van was broken into while visiting city museum.  They parked along 16th street went inside at 1 pm and three hours later discovered their van locks […]

  • Ballwin grapples with how to regulate payday loan stores

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – A discussion over commercial zoning issues that created a buzz in Ballwin  started with the idea of prohibiting payday loan stores and quickly turned into creating future regulations. Ballwin Mayor Tom Pogue says payday loan stores and their operations have been of great interest to officials. The city wants to place restrictions on the six locations within Ballwin. The mayor says nearby cities have prohibited payday loan businesses all together and they hoped to do the […]

  • Car owners upset over car break ins during baseball game

    FENTON, MO (KTVI) – Parents attending a T-Ball game on a perfect sunny Sunday at the Fenton City Park were rudely brought back to reality after discovering their cars has been broken into during the game. The brazen crime occurred just 150 feet from where the parents were sitting. The thieves smashed windows taking purses containing money, credit cards, social security cards, driver’s licenses and other person items. St. Louis County Police are investigating the break ins, but are warning […]

  • Kickball tournament to benefit St. Louis Crisis Nursery

    (KTVI)- St. Louis Emerging Labor Leaders will be hosting a kickball tournament on Sunday, July 20 to benefit St. Louis Crisis Nursery. The event will take place at Wilmore Park from 10:00am-6:00pm. The cost is $125 per team with a 10 player team minimum. All participants must be 18 years old. Proceeds will help buy school supplies for the children of St. Louis Crisis Nursery. St. Louis Emerging Labor Leaders is a new group that works to educate and mobilize […]

  • Boeing employees help rehab north St. Louis County homes

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) –On Saturday more than 50 Boeing employees spent their day rebuilding three homes near Lambert Airport to help those who don’t have the cash to make needed repairs themselves. More than $40,000 was raised and donated by Boeing employees to help make the repairs a reality. The nonprofit Rebuilding Together sponsored the rehab day. Saturday’s event is one of many held by Boeing as part of their July global service program. The next home rehab […]