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Shawndrea Thomas is the co-anchor of the 11am news on FOX 2 and 12pm news on KPLR. She also reports for KTVI’s FOX 2 News and KPLR’s News 11. Thomas comes to St. Louis from Central Florida’s News 13, where she was the weekday morning traffic reporter.

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.

Shawndrea holds two Bachelors Degrees from Arizona State University in Broadcast Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies. 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.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: shawndrea.thomas@tvstl.com


Recent Articles
  • SSM Health Medical Minute: Local experts recommend against use of baby boxes

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Baby Box program has helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates. The initiative, which enables every expecting woman in the country to claim a free Baby Box once she receives prenatal care and parenting information from a healthcare professional, is credited with helping to decrease Finland’s infant mortality rate. In January of this year, it was announced that New Jersey has become the first state in the US to offer baby boxes, […]

  • Video shows strangers rushing to help during fatal Moline Acres crash

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A family is dealing with a tragic loss after one of their loved ones was killed in a car crash last week. Darion Trust’s family says he was a bright light with a bright future and now they’re left with grief and heartache. A chaotic scene on March 12th as drivers come to the aid of crash victims near Marquis Court in Moline Acres. One of those victims was 17-year-old Darion Trust. Family members say […]

  • Would-be car thieves caught on surveillance video

    DES PERES, MO (KTVI) – Neighbors in one Des Peres neighborhood are on the lookout for people breaking into cars. One homeowner in the Bellarosa Estates said his car was stolen, so he installed cameras and captured video of other attempted thefts. The video, taken early Monday morning, shows a person who appears to be checking doors on cars to see if they’re open and another individual doing the same across the street. However, the video shows the would-be thieves […]

  • German flight diverted to St. Louis; 192 passengers deplane

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A flight from Germany made an unscheduled landing at St. Louis Lambert Airport Wednesday afternoon. The Condor airlines 767 was travelling from Frankfurt to Cancun Mexico when a fuel leak was reported. The plan landed safely in St. Louis. All 192 passengers have been taken off of the flight and are now going through international customs at Lambert. Condor does not fly out of St. Louis. It is not clear if the plane will stay […]

  • Family of missing Berkeley woman not giving up, 10 years after disappearance

    BERKELEY, MO (KTVI) – A local family is still searching for a loved one who went missing 10 years ago Monday. The family of Kelly Allen continues holding out hope that she’s alive, even 10 years after she was reported missing from the Frost Apartments in Berkeley. She was 20-years-old at the time. Allen’s family handed out fliers Monday in hopes of generating leads in the case, centering their efforts surrounding the Frost Apartments near I-170. Family members said she […]

  • Daylight Saving Time means it’s time to run through a home safety checklist

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – “Spring forward.”  That’s what we’re all doing today as Daylight Saving Time begins. It’s also a time to cross off a checklist of safety precautions at your home. FOX 2’s Shawndrea Thomas is live at the Red Cross office in Creve Coeur with what emergency workers want you to do.

  • Police looking for armed robbers who posed as cops

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police are looking for two men who impersonated an officer and committed a robbery. Investigators said the robbery happened around 1:40 a.m. Friday in the 4400 block of Vista Avenue and Newstead. The suspects pulled up in a white Chevy Impala with red and blue flashing lights similar to a police car. The men got out of the vehicle, displayed a gun, and robbed a man and woman who were parked and sitting in […]

  • SSM Health Medical Minute: Overweight kids

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. What can parents do to ensure their kids maintain a healthy weight? Fox 2 News talked to Dr. Jeffrey Teckman, SLUCare Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital about the Weigh of Life program, designed just for kids struggling with weight. It’s a team approach, incorporating not just the children, but their parents, friends and siblings […]

  • Thieves break into Festus pharmacy twice in two weeks

    FESTUS, MO (KTVI) – Festus police are trying to find the culprits in a case where a pharmacy was hit not once but twice in the last two weeks. It all happened early Tuesday morning. That’s when police say three people broke into the Prescriptions Plus Pharmacy on Gannon Drive. The thieves took nearly $40,000 worth of drugs. The suspects boldly backed a truck up to the front door and used a tool to pry it open. The thieves were […]

  • Wentzville cleans up after tornado touches down

    WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) – Recovery efforts are underway in Wentzville after a tornado touched down overnight. The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado rolled through Wentzville just before midnight. Officials say campers, tractor trailers and roofs were damaged and glass was shattered. There were also two injuries and a gas leak at the Mobile Manor Mobile home park along with overturned trailers. Wentzville Police and Fire and St. Charles County emergency crews responded to calls all night. […]

  • Police warn about drinking and driving after crash shuts down highway

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two men in their 30’s are in the hospital after a destructive crash in Chesterfield early Monday morning. The pictures of this accident are very shocking. police say that`s exactly why they want to stress, the issue of drinking and driving. The accident happened at around 4am on Interstate 64 east near Spirit of Saint Louis Boulevard. The road was shut down while accident crews checked the scene. Chesterfield police say a man driving a […]

  • Protecting voters, integrity of upcoming city elections

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney wants to maintain the integrity of the elections and says she’s putting people in place to help make that happen. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says her office will take steps to make sure voters have their voices heard without interference. During elections, the office will have a hotline open with two attorneys on standby to take calls from anyone having problems with criminal activity during the voting process. “If you see […]