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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
  • Business forced to close during Ferguson riots suing state

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A lawsuit was filed against five major entities Monday after the Ferguson riots. The suit filed by Swiish Bar and Grill owners Chantelle and Corey Nixon-Clark lists everyone from Governor Jay Nixon to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and city mayors. The suit is against the state of Missouri, St. Louis County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the City of Ferguson and Jennings. Owners say they lost more than $25,000 in revenue because […]

  • Crime summit to address violence in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It`s been a tragic and violent weekend across St. Louis. On Saturday, two children were shot in drive by shootings.  A two-year-old was shot in the both legs near Soldan High School and Union and a 4-year-old was hit in the foot at the 5900 block of Kennerly. James Clark of Better Family Life says he made a prediction in 2011 that the level of violence in St. Louis would escalate. It`s a prediction that’s […]

  • Document shredding and electronics recycling at Chesterfield Mall Saturday

    (KTVI)- On Saturday, October 25, a Shred It to Fix It event will be held at Chesterfield Mall. The electronics recycling and paper shredding event will take place in the parking lot from 11am to 1pm. For just a $10 donation per box/bag/large appliance, electronics will be securely and environmentally recycled and paper will be shredded on site. All proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together St. Louis which provides free home repair for homeowners in need so they may remain safely in […]

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    Fuel inspectors find bad gas at one St. Louis station

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Missouri State fuel inspectors say gas bought at the Alliance Petroleum store at 4251 Lindell on October 19th was no good. They got multiple complaints from customers about car problems after buying regular unleaded gas. Inspectors checked on October 21st and found multiple problems with the storage tanks. Inspectors say the gas was cloudy and had bad levels of water and alcohol that were not up to code. The store immediately shut the affected pumps […]

  • Police say attack on homeless man not part of the “knockout game”

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A man is attacked in downtown St. Louis and some think it might be a new wave of the knockout game. According to St. Louis City police a 49-year-old white male was walking with a friend west on Cole. As they crossed Tucker the suspect and another man approached them. That`s when the suspect punched the victim in the face and knocked him to the ground.   The two men then ran east on Cole. The […]

  • Collapsing roof inching closer to neighboring homes

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Homeowner Franklin Bobbitt is nervous because his neighbors roof is about to collapse onto his home. He`s been living next the collapsed roof in the 1400 block of San Francisco for two months and says it`s inching closer to his home and he fears it could ultimately do some major damage. FOX 2 asked St. Louis City officials about the situation. We`re told the owner is in the middle of a private battle between both […]

  • Meditation event held to heal Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – On Sunday, volunteers set-up shop at January-Wabash Park in Ferguson to host a day of meditation. Organizers from non-profit the Art of Living Foundation say they chose to host the event down the road from the areas of unrest to spark peace and tranquility. For organizer Zankar Desari seeing the group arrive is like a breath of fresh air, he wants residents to regain a peace of mind. As the community tries to heal form two […]

  • Join others in “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”

    (KTVI)-October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of the many events this month to be held to help raise awareness and funds is the 6th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and run. In 2013, more than 4,000 participants and raised almost $165,000 for the American Cancer Society Jodi Browell is a three year breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer while pregnant. She learned that she could have chemotherapy during her pregnancy. She received […]

  • An Evening of Opera to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation

    (KTVI)- Performances from some of the world’s most beloved operas will help raise money and awareness for the Epilepsy Foundation of Kansas and Missouri. Soprano Kathryn Favazza, Mezzo-Soprano Sara Murphy, Tenor John Tiranno, and pianist Sandra Geary will together to perform “An Evening of Opera” at the Sheldon Concert Hall on October 18, 2014, at 7:00pm. Kathy Favazza is a St. Louisan and a classical/opera singer. Her daughter, Sofia, was 6 months old, when she had her first seizure. At […]

  • Katherine Dunham Museum may be sold because of tax problems

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – The historic Katherine Dunham Museum has been a part of East St. Louis since 1971. The legacy of the activist and humanitarian is strong in the minds of some.  A lack of funding and financial strain could shut it down for good. The world-renowned dancer is known for her 1992 protest and 47 day fast to stop the mistreatment of Hatian immigrants in America. Curator Leverne Backstrom says a letter from the St. Clair […]

  • Woman attacked while jogging in U City

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – A woman is attacked on a University City street and you won’t believe how she escaped. That attack happened at 6 am Monday morning and word quickly spread about the incident. According to University City police a woman was jogging in the 7200 block of Forsyth when a man grabbed her from behind and put his hand over her mouth. The victim then bit the suspects hand he and he took off on foot. Neighbors […]

  • Maplewood Walmart Protest

    Michael Brown protesters attempt to shut down Maplewood Wal-Mart

    MAPLEWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Monday evening Michael Brown protesters disrupted operations at the Wal-Mart in Maplewood. Protester entered the store and gathered in the back of the store. Once they assembled in the store, they started chanting “What do we want…justice now”. Protesters did shut down one Wal-Mart temporarily. But police quickly move in to remove the protesters from the store and formed a line in front of the doors to keep protesters at bay. About 30 minutes later most […]