Tom O'Neal

Anchor / Reporter

Tom O'Neal, veteran St. Louis news reporter and anchor with 41 years of experience as a broadcast journalist (nearly all of them here in St. Louis), joined FOX 2 in 1990. Currently he co-anchors FOX 2 News at 5 and FOX 2 News at 9 Monday through Friday.

Formerly with KSDK-TV, Tom has won several national, state and local awards for outstanding reporting in the fields of medicine and education including three Emmy Awards. He is also a member of the prestigious Silver Circle, a group of professionals recognized for 25-plus years of contributions to St. Louis television and the community.

Tom works with the boards of several area charity organizations, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. His 17-year old son, Brandon, died of leukemia. He's also closely involved with Basket of Hope, a charity for children diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Tom is a big sports fan and in his spare time enjoys working out, riding motorcycles, playing golf, and reading.

A native Missourian, Tom graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.A. in speech.

Recent Articles

  • Breast milk banks helping preemies survive

    Posted on: 9:54 pm, February 17, 2014, by , updated on: 10:11pm, February 17, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center has something called a milk depot which is part of an...
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  • Local doctors perform new leg lengthening procedure

    Posted on: 9:47 pm, February 12, 2014, by , updated on: 10:34pm, February 12, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– If a person has one leg that is shorter due to disease or injury, it not...
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  • Can HGH really boost athletic performance?

    Posted on: 9:34 pm, February 3, 2014, by , updated on: 10:18pm, February 3, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The Super Bowl wrapped up another season with the NFL and the players still trying to...
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  • St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch retires

    Posted on: 9:37 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 10:32pm, January 30, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– On Friday, January 31, 2014 St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch retires after a 34...
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  • People stocking up on groceries before weekend storm

    Posted on: 12:36 am, January 4, 2014, by

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI)– With the snow moving in, people are crowding grocery stores to stock up. Much of the crowd...
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  • Polo helps teen deal with autism

    Posted on: 9:52 pm, November 20, 2013, by , updated on: 10:15pm, November 20, 2013

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Seventeen-year-old Alex Ebel struggles with the puzzle known as autism. Bob and Suzanne Ebel adopted him from...
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  • Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin talks with FOX 2 before execution

    Posted on: 9:15 pm, November 18, 2013, by , updated on: 09:57pm, November 18, 2013

    (KTVI)– At the time of this writing, Joseph Paul Franklin is scheduled for execution by lethal injection in less than...
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  • Teen forced to whisper after ATV accident almost takes his life

    Posted on: 9:28 pm, November 6, 2013, by , updated on: 10:08pm, November 6, 2013

    HILLSBORO, MO (KTVI)– There isn’t one hero, but a whole bunch of heroes who jumped in to save the life...
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  • Boston Marathon victim: big sporting events make me nervous

    Posted on: 11:57 pm, October 24, 2013, by

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)– St. Louis police took a cue from the deadly Boston Marathon bombings to develop a strategy...
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  • One sister receives double organ transplant, other still on waiting list

    Posted on: 9:45 pm, August 21, 2013, by , updated on: 10:14pm, August 21, 2013

    CRYSTAL CITY, MO (KTVI)– We first introduced you to the Derque family of Crystal City about a year and a...
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  • Dana’s Dream Poker Run raises money to fight Leukemia

    Posted on: 6:37 pm, August 2, 2013, by , updated on: 08:12pm, August 2, 2013

    DESOTO, MO (KTVI) – 145 area motorcyclists fired up their bikes to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society....
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  • New implant can help treat leading cause of blindness

    Posted on: 9:01 pm, July 23, 2013, by , updated on: 10:14am, July 23, 2013

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Nine million people in this country suffer from age-related macular degeneration. An estimated 1.7 million...
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