Blair Ledet co-anchors FOX 2 News in the morning from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday. She is elated to have been promoted to St. Louis’s number-one morning newscast to connect with viewers. She’s introduced segments to FOX 2 to keep conversations and engagement going, like Blair’s daily “Social Second” and February’s “Black History Moments.”
The Houston, Texas native joined FOX 2 News in August 2019 as a general assignment reporter. While reporting in the field, Blair covered historic moments, including Ferguson protests after the murder of George Floyd and the election of Ferguson’s first Black female mayor. She is proud of her report, shedding light on the differences in resources and coverage given to Black missing women on the heels of the Gabby Petito case. Blair also represented Nexstar during the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami as an enterprise reporter, appearing on 60 live shots daily for their 200-plus stations.
Blair came to St. Louis from Hattiesburg Mississippi’s WDAM News 7 Sunrise team. During her time there, she was a morning co-anchor and multimedia journalist with a franchise highlighting the notable people, places, and acts of kindness in the viewing area. Her career in Broadcast Journalism began at WDAM’s sister station, KTRE in East Texas, as a multimedia journalist. She learned the ropes of reporting, anchoring, and producing while gaining an appreciation for the simplistic beauty of the south. She is proud of her work helping East Texans access healthcare after insurance changes left thousands without options.
She began her journey as a reporter at Sam Houston State University’s news station, KSHU-TV 7. There, she spent much time learning about studio production, but she soon decided she would rather be at the scene reporting! Blair then interned at KRIV Fox 26 News, shadowing reporters throughout their hectic days. The excitement and opportunities for creativity drove her to pursue a reporter career.
Blair enjoys emceeing events that raise money for positive causes like the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball and Rung for Women’s Fox Park Fall Festival. She has had the honor to serve as the emcee of the St. Louis Mayor’s Ball for the city’s first Black female mayor in history. She is eager to connect with people in the St. Louis area from all walks of life and tells their stories. During her spare time, she enjoys mentoring teenage girls. She also sings, plays piano, and shamelessly watches reality TV. Blair is also a die-hard Beyonce fan!She is passionate about having authentic experiences and connections with people in the places she settles down. If you have a story idea or a unique St. Louis treasure you think she should check out, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.