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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    Two people killed in Highland house fire

    HIGHLAND, IL (KTVI)- Two people died in a Highland, IL house fire early Sunday. Firefighters responded to  the fire in the 700 block of Pike Drive East around 8:30am. A second alarm was struck calling for more equipment and manpower from the Highland – Pierron area. Neighbors saw smoke coming from the home and called 911. The house was completely destroyed, but firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring homes. The identities of the deceased are […]

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    Alzheimer’s Association will answer your memory loss, dementia questions

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Visiting with relatives over the holidays may raise questions about the physical and cognitive health of family members. The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a phone bank on Tuesday, Dec. 1 to provide information to FOX 2 viewers. If a person is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, relatives and friends might not notice any changes. But the person with dementia may have trouble following conversation or tend to repeat him- or herself.  If the person is in the […]

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    Ladue Chanukah celebration back for 22nd year

    LADUE, MO (KTVI)- Chanukah, the eight-day Jewish festival of light, begins on December 6, 2015. In the second century B.C., a small army of Jews, known as the Maccabees, defeated the Greek army that occupied the Holy Land. When they liberated the Temple, they found only enough pure olive oil fit to light its Menorah for one day. But the oil burned for eight days and nights, until new pure oil could be produced. Chanukah storytelling, hands-on projects for children, and a singing will […]

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    Businessman thanks neighboring store owner for help during unrest in Ferguson

    DELLWOOD, MO (KTVI)- A Dellwood business owner is thankful for a neighbor who kept his business from going up in flames during the riots last November. Last November following the grand jury decision was a time that Ferguson Jackson Hewitt owner Peter Lane will never forget. His tax business at the 9800 block of West Florissant was the target. Vandals tore through his business and didn’t obtain anything.  Then someone set his filing cabinet on fire.  That’s where neighbor Freestyle […]

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    Celebrate Christmas in Kimmswick

    KIMMSWICK, MO (KTVI)- Kimmswick, MO  is a small town with a lot of heart . The historic river town comes to life at Christmas time. You can join their celebration December 4-6, 2015. Visitors will enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas with shops decked out in their holiday best, carolers strolling the streets, and Horse Drawn carriage rides. Luminaries will line the streets in Kimmswick starting at Highway 61/67 and going down Highway K into Kimmswick and throughout the […]

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    “Rap N Pack” for Operation Food Search

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Tuesday, December 1, 2015 is “Giving Tuesday.” If you are looking for a way to help out and have fun, then Operation Food Search has an idea for you. Join them for “Rap N Pack,” where mix and mingle, pack food into boxes for weekend meals for kids, enjoy beer and wine, and learn more about Operation Food Search. “Rap N Pack” will happen December 1 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Operation Food Search on Olive Boulevard. […]

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    Safety tips for Black Friday shopping

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – Black Friday is the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. While some are lined up at stores like Best Buy across the country others were more concerned about staying safe while shopping. Shoppers are out trying to get that one of a kind gift and thieves are ready and willing to take it. That’s why local police are patrolling shopping malls and plazas over the holidays to keep customers safe. Some shoppers FOX 2 spoke to say they have their […]

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    Duo’s fight for safety road pays off

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – A long battle to get a safety road installed in a small Madison County community is finally over and the new road is set to open.  Madison County Board member Helen Hawkins and homeowner Sue Archer led a charge to get a safety road installed. Today they are walking on a road they fought for years to see. FOX 2 first introduced you to the duo back in 2012 when they started a petition to […]

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    U.S. issues travel warning following terror attacks

    WASHINGTON _ The State Department is alerting Americans to the possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats around the world. A travel alert issued on Monday says current information suggests that Islamic State militants, al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions. U.S. authorities say the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of IS return from Syria and Iraq, and others not affiliated with terror groups engage in violence on […]

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    Winter blast damages area plants

    MANCHESTER, MO (KTVI) – As Saturday’s cold blast blew through the St. Louis metro area, it left a mark on plants and flowers. This was especially true for the folks at Sherwood’s Forest Nursery in Manchester. Owner David Sherwood says the 20 degree temperatures and high winds destroyed plants and damaged his green house. “A Floral Hydrangeas that we left out on accident and it got frozen and it likely won’t come back. We had so much wind out here […]

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    Scott Hepper: Go the extra mile for your guests this Thanksgiving

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Thanksgiving is upon us and that means homes filled with beautiful decorations and tasty food. Your guests may be traveling many miles to visit, so why not go the extra mile for them. Scott Hepper, master designer for Walter Knoll florist, has the ideas you need to set a beautiful holiday table in a traditional style or with some modern flair. He’s once again getting  some help from Executive Chef Liz Schuster from Tenacious Eats, who shares some great […]

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    Get ready for Thanksgiving with White Castle’s turkey sliders

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-White Castle is in the holiday spirit. They’ve been offering a trio of turkey sliders, plus sweet potato waffle fries, and a special cranberry spritzer drink . The Turkey Dinner Slider is topped with sweet potato waffle fries and cranberry sauce. The Bistro Turkey slider features a tangy bistro-inspired sauce. And the Cranberry Turkey Slider is simply topped with the holiday’s favorite sauce. When you buy a turkey slider from now until December 5, 3% of the proceeds will go to Share Our […]