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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
  • St. Louis police investigating 2 more murders

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Another weekend of violence in St. Louis as at least two people are found in two different shootings. FOX 2’s Shawndrea Thomas spoke to the parent of a 2013 murder victim who says something has got to change. The murder rate continues to rise in St. Louis just as peace advocates worked to keep the numbers down, over the weekend more homicides were reported. At around 9:30 Sunday morning a black male in is 20`s was […]

  • Register for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s with FOX2

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the only disease on the top ten list without a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association is hoping change that by putting on the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in eight different locations in St. Louis next month. FOX2 News is teaming up with the St. Louis chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for a phone drive. Tune in to FOX2 News on Tuesday, August 4 for […]

  • Maryland Heights host electronics recycling day

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Saturday the city of Maryland Heights sponsored a free electronics recycling day. The only cost to persons partaking in the recycling effort was a $15 fee to recycle TV’s.

  • St. Louis Tap Festival wraps up Saturday evening

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The week long St. Louis Tap Festival wraps up with the All That Tap XXIV Concert Saturday, August 1, at 7pm Sun Theatre in Grand Center. Tickets are $25. The week educates, promotes and celebrates the American art form of tap dance through workshops, performances, and more. Website: St. Louis Tap Festival

  • Encouraging others to give the gift of life through organ donation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Larry D. Bonds is the executive director and founder of Larry D. Bonds Foundation For Life. In November 2008, he received a heart transplant after living for more than 20 years with heart disease. After his transplant, he made it his mission to educate and inspire others to share the gift of life. National Minority Donor Awareness Week begins Saturday and runs through August 7. It was created to increase awareness of the need for more organ, […]

  • Brentwood starts construction of new walkway to access Brentwood I-64 MetroLink Station

    BRENTWOOD, MO (KTVI) – On Monday work on a new walkway was started to make transit easier for Metrolink riders. For customers who stop at the Brentwood I-64 station, access to the Dierberg’s Pointe Shopping Plaza at Eager Road is a welcomed change. The Brentwood station is currently averaging more than 28,000 boardings per nonth. Parts of the west pedestrian ramp will temporarily close while work is underway. The walkway is funded by the Hanley Road Corridor Transportation Development District […]

  • Cahokia resident’s questions village board about nepotism and salaries

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – At Tuesday’s Cahokia Village board meeting got underway security was tight. The room was packed with citizens who questioned the mayor about nepotism with recent hires, salaries and new rules on submitting questions before meetings. Locals also talked about allegations of voter fraud and Mayor Calvin McCall responded. ‘In any new administration you will have change just like the president has his cabinet I have my administration. Change is something that a lot of people have […]

  • Parents upset over school districts move to privatize Special Education

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – On Monday night parents showed up at the Harmony–Emge School District #175 board meeting to decide if new privatized special education classes will be allowed in their public schools. According to parents in the district sequel, the company who would run the kindergarten through 4th grade classes has a checkered past. Parents are also questioning how fast the issue was pushed through the district, how the funding for the classes is handled and the lack of […]

  • How to choose your signature fragrance

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Walking past the perfume counter can cause sensory overload.  Hanna Thornhill has been in the fragrance industry for over 15 years and stopped by FOX2 in the Morning to share tips on how to choose the best scent based on season, type, and age.

  • Teen starts gardening non-profit to provide food banks with healthier options

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – What started as a bat mitzvah project has grown into a local non-profit organization. Sophie Bernstein thought of Go Healthy St. Louis as a way to provide local food banks with fresh produce thanks to local gardens. Sophie has recruited and trained more than 750 teen volunteers to build, plant, and maintain gardens. More than 5,000 pounds of fresh produce has been delivered to local food banks thus far. Her dedication to the program led Bernstein to be […]

  • Global flavors embraced at local restaurant

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The menu at Taze Mediterranean Street Food was inspired by global Mediterranean flavors. From London to Turkey, Taze wanted to make sure the flavors in their food were authentic. Taze is located at 626 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis. To see a full menu you can visit their website: tazestreetfood.com.

  • VA seeks to expand Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is filling up and the final resting place for veterans needs more space. If burials continue at the current rate, the cemetery will be filled in just six years. That`s why the Department of Veterans Affairs has asked St. Louis County to sell a 38-acre portion of Sylvan Springs Park, which is right next to the cemetery. With these additional acres, the cemetery wouldn`t be full for another 17-years. However, expanding […]