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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
  • Mother frustrated over delays in demolition of drug house

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI) – For the Fairview Heights police department a drug house in their community has been on their radar for years and now it’s one step closer to demolition. Chris Keel and neighbors living near a drug house at 20 Kassing Drive in Fairview Heights share the same sentiment they want the home torn down. For Keel it’s especially important because her 20- year- old daughter Jennifer Herling died at the home from a heroin overdose in […]

  • Highland teachers strike continues

    HIGHLAND, IL (KTVI) – As the Highland teacher’s strike heads into its 4th day, student athletes are still allowed to gear up and practice for the season. FOX 2 found multiple signs of support posted around Highland supporting teachers and their cause. At this point the teachers union and the district had tentative deal Saturday. However, that ended Sunday as union members overwhelmingly rejected the districts offer in a 20 to 140 vote. There are also rumors suggesting the district […]

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    Michael Brown family, protestors call for police officer’s arrest

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Protesters gathered in front of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in downtown Clayton on Saturday to demand the arrest of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. The National Action Network organized the vigil and march, which began at 12:30pm. The parents of of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden attended the event. The protesters are planning to attend Tuesday night’s County Council meeting in Clayton to voice […]

  • Massage Envy to host Healing Hands for Arthritis

    (KTVI)-Massage Envy will again be hosting a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation. On September 17, the will host Healing Hands for Arthritis. Ten dollars from every one-hour massage and facial session will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage therapy can help alleviate the pain and swelling caused by arthritis, improving flexibility and circulation and reducing stress and anxiety. To make an appointment, click here.

  • How to make your house stand out from neighborhood competition

    (KTVI)-The U.S. real estate market is recovering. More and more houses are going on the market. So what do you do when your house is on the market along with several others on your street or in your neighborhood? How do you standout amid the competition? Website: Kelly Hagar Group Real Estate Services

  • Sisters speak out about deadly love triangle gone bad

    BERKELEY, MO (KTVI) – July 2nd 2014 is a day Caletta and Camille Delaney will never forget. A simple family barbecue to celebrate Camille`s birthday quickly turned into a tragedy that left Caletta`s 40- year-old fiancé Reginald Thomas dead. He was shot at the 6100 block of Hancock in Berkeley. According to the sisters the triple shooting happened because of a love triangle gone bad between Caletta, her fiancé and the accused shooter. The women claim the shooter and a […]

  • Thunderstorms produce flash flooding in U City

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – Flood waters swept through University City causing some residents lose their homes. The damage was done in a matter of minutes. The rainfall started at around 5:15 pm and it came down heavy, fast and furious. For those living near the River Des Peres, Westover Court and Raisher Drive the flooding quickly took over. While some had minimal clean up, others lost everything. University City residents Karen Belton and Michael Johnson say the raging waters […]

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    Father saves 10-year-old son from kidnapping attempt

    COLUMBIA, IL (KTVI) – A Columbia, Illinois father saw something strange, acted fast, and ended up saving his own son. The alleged kidnapping incident happened on Saturday just before seven in the 900 block of north Metter. According to Columbia police, 45-year old Robert Fricke is accused of kidnapping and assaulting a boy under 10 years old. Neighbors say the child was playing in his front yard with his sibling when Fricke snatched the boy and ran to his home across the street. The […]

  • “Sista Strut” is just a month away

    (KTVI)- We are just about a month away from the 2014 “Sista Strut.”  The walk will be held October 4, 2014, starting this year downtown at Soldier’s Memorial. “Sista Strut” is the largest walk of its kind in the nation to raise awareness about the issues of breast cancer in women of color, as well as provide information on community resources. All of the contributions raised for the charities Sista Strut supports benefit women in St. Louis. Preregistration ends Sunday, […]

  • St. Jude Dream Home winners get first look at new home

    ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) – For Kevin and Megan Hughes it`s a dream come true. The couple along with their daughters, Jillian and Isabelle, made their way to their new $520,000 St. Peters home as part of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Kevin says the $100 ticket he bought weeks ago went a long way. Ironically, Hughes was in the process of putting his 3 bedroom St. Peters home up for sale to find a bigger home.  Now that […]

  • Championship bull riding returns to Waterloo, IL

    (KTVI)- Rodeo action will be on center stage at the Blue Army Bull Bash a week from Saturday at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Championship Bull Riding (CBR) is bringing professional level bull riding and some mean bulls out for the event. The Blue Army Bull Base is Saturday, September 13 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds (4177 State Route 156) in Waterloo, IL, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Kids ten years and younger […]

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    Mental patient escapes from South St. Louis institution

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis City Police have been looking for a man who made a daring escape from a local mental health facility. According to police they are looking for 27-year-old Greg Akisson. He’s wanted for what investigators are calling “Escape from Commitment” The search started just after 4pm on Sunday while Akisson was a patient at the Malcolm Bliss State Hospital. That’s when an employee says Akisson scaled a 20-foot downspout onto a roof at the hospital. […]