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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
  • Thousands enjoy Earth Day festival in Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There was music education and fun in the sun. Thousands spent their day at the 26th annual St. Louis Earth Day festival at Forest Park. Vendors from all across the region set up shop selling their goods, some dishing out food for every appetite.  There were also educational tools, recycling booths and more. St. Louis Metro also joined in by showing off a brand new electric bus. It’s one of three drivers are testing out in […]

  • Scott Hepper: Mother’s Day inspiration from beloved actress Meryl Streep

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Scott Hepper, a master designer with Walter Knoll Florist, has some great floral gift ideas for the most important woman in your life. He’s taking a little inspiration from everyone’s favorite actress, Meryl Streep. Looking for more ideas? Visit www.scotthepper.com/ Scott Hepper, @walterknoll master floral designer, is back! A little Mother's Day inspiration from Meryl Streep. pic.twitter.com/duJZujmZxl — FOX2now (@FOX2now) April 26, 2015    

  • St. Louis Earth Day Festival is Sunday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The largest Earth Day festival in the St. Louis region will take place Sundayin Forest Park. Eat at the Earth Day Café, shop at the Earth Day Bazaar, and walk the Earth Day Way featuring organizations and companies making a difference by focusing time and energy on environmental issues. The St. Louis Earth Day Festival will be held Sunday, April 26 on The Muny grounds in Forest Park. The event runs from 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free but […]

  • Third phase of the Bike St. Louis project complete

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The third phase of Bike St. Louis Project will officially launch on Saturday, April 25.  Grab your bike and head to the Cabanne Branch of the St. Louis Public Library at 1106 Union Boulevard from 10:00am – Noon. Bicycle mechanics on hand for free tune-ups. A ribbon cutting will be held at 10:30am. Trailnet will lead two free bike rides (2 miles and 20 miles) starting at 11:00am. Register for the rides here. Website: Great Rivers Greenway […]

  • Local spa closes abruptly leaving customers upset

    BRENTWOOD, MO (KTVI) – One local spa company is leaving customers empty handed. According to the St. Louis Better Business Bureau more than 25 people have filed complaints against the Face Company. All of them since April 16th.  That`s because customers paid hundreds of dollars for spa packages and when they showed up for services the doors were closed.  According to the BBB there are three locations: one in Brentwood, Fairview Heights and the St. Peters area on Mid-Rivers Drive. […]

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    Rumors swirl after pics of teachers holding “Black Lives Matter” signs surface

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A wild array of misconceptions is why Parkway North High School principal Jenny Marquart is speaking out. It’s all because of a group of pictures circulating across social media of Parkway North High school teachers holding signs that say, “Black lives matter.” Once the pictures hit twitter the rumors started to swirl on the internet. Online critics are posting everything from accusing the teachers of political posturing to kids being withdrawn from the school. […]

  • 8-year-old saves family from house fire

    HAZLEWOOD, MO (KTVI) – A Hazelwood family is thankful for the quick thinking of an 8-year-old boy who helped save their lives during a fire. Last Tuesday night Treyvon Estes was at home with his mother and uncle at their home on Rena when the second grader who was supposed to be sleep stayed up and played his Nintendo wii. He suddenly smelled smoke and realized there was a fire in the basement. He woke up is family and saved […]

  • Stolen ac units put summer camp for kids in jeopardy

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Greater St. Marks Church on Glen Ownen Drive is in the process of trying to build up the community by having a summer camp for kids at the old school they bought next door, but someone is trying to tear it down. On Monday morning pastors discovered that all 13 of their ac units were stolen on Sunday night. Pastor Tommie Pierson says they are expecting 300 north county kids this summer and a lack of […]

  • Police release surveillance video of two suspects wanted in murder case

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-St. Louis police are looking for two suspects in an April 10, 2015, fatal shooting in the 5700 block of Maple Avenue. Police released a video showing the two men they are looking for in the death of Cameron Wilson, 36. Wilson died at an area hospital after being shot in the back of the head. Surveillance video shows a white car with a damaged front end pulling onto the alley of Maple. The two suspects are […]

  • Mom offers advice for caring for a child in chemotherapy

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-In November 2013, Rachelle Lecuyer’s 17-year old son, Jacob, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. He was in treatment for close to a year with extensive chemotherapy treatments and three surgeries. Rachelle wrote about their experiences on Caring Bridge. Recently, the family was featured in St. Louis Magazine Spring Family issue. Rachelle found help and support from the American Cancer Society, Friends of Kids with Cancer, Forest Park Pediatrics, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. […]

  • Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club hosts Get Fit for the Future Weekend

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club will host their “Get Fit for the Future” weekend April 24-25, 2015. The goal of the weekend is to have fun and encourage the community to make healthy lifestyle changes. The weekend starts with the Healthy Babies, Children and Families Free Concert by the Charles Glenn Group at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 24. It is followed by a Trivia Night fund-raiser at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25. Both events take place […]

  • Relay For Life at Saint Louis University

    (KTVI)- It is almost impossible to find a family that has not been touched by cancer. Students and staff of Saint Louis University will come together Saturday, April 18, for a Relay For Life campus event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  From 6:00pm Saturday to 6:00am Sunday, walkers and runners will take to the track on the SLU campus, which will be lined with luminaries in honor of friends and family who have battled cancer. Cancer survivors […]