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My name is Shalynn McNeal and I am a senior at Indiana State University, majoring in Communication and Journalism. I am currently interning at KPLR11 and Fox2 now in Maryland Heights, MO. My future plans include graduation this upcoming May, learning more about the wonderful world of Journalism and becoming a better writer.


Recent Articles
  • ‘Born Yesterday’ runs now through Apr. 8 at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Ruth Pferdehirt, and Andy Prosky are appearing in the play ‘Born Yesterday’ at the Repertory Theatre of  St. Louis. It`s a classic comedy that features big personalities, big stakes, and big laughs! ‘Born Yesterday’ runs now through April 8th. Showtimes are Tuesdays, select Wednesdays, and Sundays at 7 p.m. It also runs Thursday, Fridays and select Saturdays at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $18.50 to $89. For more information visit  repstl.org or call (314) 968-4925   […]

  • Better Business Bureau- New Medicare cards arrive in April

    ST.LOUIS, Mo. – In an attempt to protect people from identity theft, the Social Security Administration will be mailing out new Medicare cards in April to everyone who receives program benefits. Medicare is removing social security numbers from the new card, instead, they will have a unique Medicare number. This process will happen automatically so users do not need to do anything or pay anyone to receive a new card. While the new cards should help prevent identity, the Better Business […]

  • FDA approves Mechanical Heart Valve

    ST. LOUIS. Mo. –  The FDA recently approved Abbott’s Masters HP15mm rotatable mechanical heart valve, the world`s smallest and only mechanical heart valve designed for newborns in need of a replacement. This new valve offers hope for pediatric patients. A young girl named Sadie was the first pediatric heart valve patient as part of the Halo Clinical Trial. Dr. Jonathan Chen, co-director of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Heart Center and Sadie’s dad joined FOX 2 via satellite from Seattle to discuss the […]

  • Blade Technologies: Mark Zuckerberg, Cambridge Analytica debacle

    NEW YORK (AP) _Britain’s culture secretary says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s promises to change the social media giant in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle don’t go far enough. Zuckerberg has apologized for weaknesses in the social network’s policies that enabled an app to gain access to the personal information of 50 million users without their consent. He outlined steps to protect user data and said companies have a responsibility to act. But Culture Secretary Matt Hancock said […]

  • Visiting Nurse Association hosts ‘Soul Injury’ March 22 at Grant View Library

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. –  Carol Emmerich, Hospice Director, and Mike Roberts joined FOX 2 this morning to discuss their ‘Soul Injury’ event. The program was developed to help veterans recover from battle trauma and emotional distress by bringing them peace. The event will take place March 22 at the Grant View Library from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  There will be time for questions and answers as well as a video segment on the understanding of how best to help someone […]

  • Celebrate Spring with a Strawberry Shortcake from L’École Culinaire

    ST.LOUIS, MO- Chef Kyle Parks, an instructor at L’École Culinaire joined FOX 2 this morning to demonstrate how to make a Strawberry Shortcake as a kick off to Spring. The directions and recipe are below. For more inspiring Spring dishes visit: lecole.edu Directions: Heat oven 450 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter and shortening. Mix in half-and-half. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with […]

  • Hunt for a Cure Mar. 31 at Queeny Park in Ballwin

    ST.LOUIS, Mo. -Bob O’Loughlin, President and CEO of Lodging Hospitality Management joined FOX 2 News in the Morning to discuss the largest family egg hunt. Hunt for a Cure will raise money to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event will take place Saturday, March 31st at Queeny Park in Ballwin. There will be a petting zoo, and pony rides for the children and the Easter bunny will arrive at 10:30 a.m. where there will be an opportunity to take pictures. Registration opens at […]

  • 3rd Annual Deacon Diaper Drive runs now through Easter Sunday

    ST.LOUIS, Mo. – The Third Annual Deacon Diaper Drive runs now through Easter Sunday, April 1. Deacon Jim Carter, from the St. Louis Archdiocese, joined  FOX 2 with more on the diaper giveaway. The diapers will be distributed in the area for anyone who needs assistance. For more information visit archstl.org       

  • Benefits of early Alzheimer’s detection

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Stacy Tew-Lovacz,  President of the Alzheimer’s Association, discussed new facts that were recently released about Alzheimer’s disease. The results show an increase in cost care and deaths, which have jumped throughout the years but they also show early detection plans. Scientists are working on a way to discover methods of early diagnosis, creating fewer complications, personal benefits and more quality family time. The Alzheimers Association offers free help and information for families that are dealing with this situation. […]

  • Easter bunny will visit all CBL Malls

    ST.LOUIS, MO-  The Easter Bunny will be visiting children at all CBL malls in the St. Louis area for photos on April1st. On Monday cats and dogs are welcome to come take pictures as well from 6-9 p.m. The malls participating in the event include Mid Rivers Mall, St. Clair Square, South County Center and West County Center. Christine Poehling, marketing director for CBL Properties joined FOX2 this morning to discuss the upcoming Easter photo fun. For more information visit www.cblproperties.com       […]

  • STLMoms – Keyboards for Kids

    ST. LOUIS, MO. -Not all children learn at the same pace or the same way. Some kids struggle and parents may not even realize they have a learning disability.  Pam Kortum, and  Sheryl Silvey, with the Learning Disabilities Association of St. Louis along with Spanky Entertainment, came to talk about the event that will raise money to help kids with learning disabilities. The adult only event will offer open seating starting at $75. Keyboards for Kids Friday, January 26 7:00pm – […]

  • Severe winter weather causes blood donation shortage

    ST. LOUIS, MO. – January is National Blood Donor Month and the Red Cross is in critical need of blood and platelet donors. Dr. Rhonda Cooke, Chief of Pathology, Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Mary Jane Thomsen, District Manager, Donor Recruitment, Red Cross Blood Services shared the importance of blood donations. The severe winter weather had a tremendous impact on blood donations this year, with more than 500 blood drives forced to cancel causing about 15,000 blood and platelet donations […]