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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
  • FOX 2 gets results for Crestwood homeowner with property damage from publicly owned tree

    CRESTWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Crestwood homeowner Eric Robertson finally had his questions answered about a tree that fell on Grant`s Trail and damaged his fence last week. Originally the City of Crestwood came in and moved the tree from the trial leaving behind piles of debris behind Robertson’s home. Robertson called FOX 2 to find out know who was responsible for maintaining the trail and clean up. Calls were made and within 24 hours there was a change, some of […]

  • Publicly owned tree falls and damages property in Crestwood homeowner wants to know who pays for cleanup

    CRESTWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Eric Robertson loves to use Grants Trail, part it runs right behind his Crestwood home. Things were good for the homeowner until last Tuesday when a huge tree fell to the ground, tore up his fence and blocked the trail. Robertson went back and forth with St. Louis County, Great Rivers Greenway and the city of Crestwood about clearing the tree. He says the city ultimately cut the tree to clear the trail but the problem […]

  • Police investigating possible murder-suicide in Columbia IL

    COLUMBIA, IL (KTVI) – The Columbia Illinois Police Department is investigating a possible murder suicide that occurred Monday evening on High Ridge Road in the Pioneer Ridge neighborhood. Authorities say the incident is the result of domestic issue. Police have been at the scene since 4:45 pm Monday afternoon, after they received a call for a shooting. Upon arrival officer discovered a male and female in the street. One person was dead at the scene and the other was transported […]

  • St. Louis aldermen to debate minimum wage increase

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A special meeting has been called for St. Louis’ alderman regarding a recent proposal for a wage increase. But the possibility has some worried. The latest effort to raise the minimum wage in St. Louis is stalled but a new debate over the bill introduced by Alderman Shane Cohn is expected later this week. The bill would increase the minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2020. It passed out of committee but when other aldermen […]

  • High speed police chase ends with 2 toddlers found in the back seat

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – St. Ann police chief Arron Jimenez released video of a police chase that ended in a crash. 21-year-old Demetrius Johnson was driving and decided to run from police because of a suspended license and more. At around noon on Tuesday police clocked Johnson on 70 west going 80 miles per hour. When officers tried to pull him over he ran going down 70 into Earth City and back. Johnson reached speeds of over 130 miles […]

  • Video captures burglary suspect in the act

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Victims say 55-year-old Sylvester Pruitt is facing burglary and theft charges after allegedly stealing a lawn mower and other items from a Compton Heights home. The deeds were captured on video that ultimately put him behind bars. Barbara Burrows instantly shared the video from one of her eight cameras with others on the Nextdoor community forum. Suddenly neighbors started talking and soon discovered that multiple homes on Milton Blvd., Missouri Ave., Hawthorne Blvd., Compton Ave. and […]

  • Hatz 4 Hearts helps people undergoing chemotherapy

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Chemotherapy is not only physically draining, but emotionally as well. That’s why Nicole Robinson founded Hatz 4 Hearts when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization works to collect new hats and head wear for, “every women everywhere” undergoing chemotherapy. Hatz for Hearts is partnering with the Siteman Cancer Society to provide free mammogram screenings Sunday in Voce parking lot located at 212 S. Tucker in St. Louis from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fedora […]

  • JCC’s Summer used book sale kicks off this week

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – From books to records to DVDs, the Jewish Community Center’s used book sale has something for everyone. All proceeds benefit the JCC’s arts department. The book sale will take place at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur starting with a preview day on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books will be for sale Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee on Monday. On Thursday […]

  • Search For Missing Fisherman near West Alton (Aug. 16, 2015)

    Search underway for missing fisherman

    WEST ALTON, MO (KTVI)-Authorities are looking for a missing fisherman in the West Alton area. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a fisherman went missing last night around 6:40pm near the boat ramp on Saale Road. Searchers found the boat about three miles from the ramp but no one was in it.  The boat appears to have been involved in some sort of crash. The fisherman’s car also was found. A search will resume Sunday morning along and near the Mississippi […]

  • Senator Claire McCaskill tells all in new memoir

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – From homecoming queen to U.S. Senator, Claire McCaskill has lived her life Plenty Ladylike. In her new memoir, McCaskill writes about the adversity she faced as a woman politician along with the many joys in her life. Plenty Ladylike is available online and at your local Barnes & Noble. Senator McCaskill will be discussing her book and signing copies at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters in Frontenac on Saturday, August 15 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $35.00  and […]

  • How kids should properly wear backpacks

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Every year thousands of students across country will have to miss out on activities due to the pain caused by heavy backpacks. A backpack should weigh no more than 15 percent of the child’s body weight. Athletico Physical Therapy offers free injury screenings by a medical professional for every kind of pain. For more information about services offered you can visit their website: athletico.com.

  • St. Louis County NAACP seeking to make reforms in juvenile justice system

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – While the events of Ferguson linger in the minds of many as the one year anniversary comes to a close, the focus of what’s actually changed in the region has been brought to light. Recently the Ferguson Commission finished their report for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on how to make improvements in the region after hearing from citizens. At times the meetings were tense, but eventually the work moved forward. Commission member Byron Watson says a […]