Dan Gray joined the KTVI Fox 2 News team in 2004 and the KPLR News 11 team in 2008. He anchors Fox 2 News at 11 AM and News 11 at Noon and reports weekdays for both stations. Dan also does part-time anchoring at KMOX Radio.
From 1992 to 2003, Dan was an anchor/reporter for KSDK-TV in St. Louis. He also worked as an anchor/reporter at KOVR-TV in Sacramento, California and KETV-TV in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dan has won several journalism awards including seven Emmy awards. He received the “Best Anchor” Emmy four times. He has been nominated for Emmy awards numerous times.
He has interviewed presidents, celebrities and covered major events including floods, earthquakes, elections and papal visits.
Dan is a native St. Louisan and a frequent speaker at schools, charity and civic organizations. He has been active in The BackStoppers, St. Louis Jewish Community Center, the ALS Association of St. Louis, the American Liver Foundation, A Safe Place; Provident of St. Louis, HavenHouse St. Louis, Safe Place for Youth in Need, St. Vincent’s Home for Children, and The Salvation Army.
WOOD RIVER, Ill. – A registered nurse has been charged with murder for the intentional overdose of her mother-in-law. According to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, 85-year-old Wilma Melchert of Gillespie was released from a hospital on June 12 and was murdered hours later. And it was not a mercy killing. Denise Melchert said for years her mother, Wilma, was a fixture in the Gillespie community. Over the years, she began to slow down, and three years ago she went […]
ST. LOUIS – Civica Rx, the initiative previously known as Project Rx, is the name of a new not-for-profit generic drug company that will help patients by addressing shortages and high prices of lifesaving medications. Locally, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital is the first in the St. Louis-area to join in the initiative. “What Civica has done for us is actually provide a pipeline for these medications where we can more easily obtain them instead of spending hours to days to […]
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A man’s body was discovered Tuesday morning near the intersection of Poag Road and Illinois 111. According to Captain David Vucich, deputy commander of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, the body was found just after 7 a.m. by a construction crew. Foul play is suspected in the man’s death. “He was found unresponsive and at that point, there were no signs of life and we suspect foul play is involved at this point,” Vucich said. […]
ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a murder that took place Monday afternoon. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a police spokeswoman, officers responded to a shooting call around 12:10 p.m. in the 2500 block of W. Palm Street, just off of Natural Bridge Road. Police found one man dead at the scene in the grass in front of a home. A second victim was conscious and breathing, Woodling said. The names and […]
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — Leaders say they are worried if the Delmar Loop Trolley fails that it will jeopardize future transportation projects for the area. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Loop Trolley Company, the non-profit group, that operates the trolley says it will stop running December 29th. That is unless someone comes up with a plan for more money to keep it in operation. The $50 million trolley system opened in November 2018 after years of construction and […]
MEHLVILLE, Mo. – Two schools in the Mehlville School District in south St. Louis County were placed on a lockout Thursday because of police activity in the area. Mehlville High School and Mosaics Elementary School across the street on Lemay Ferry were placed on lockout after police notified the district it was searching for a suspect in two attempted robberies. One was at a Dierbergs supermarket and an unidentified business on Lemay Ferry Road about a mile away from the […]
FENTON, Mo. – Migraines are a recurring type of severe headache. More than three million people in the United States suffer migraines every year. Symptoms include throbbing or pulsing, oftentimes on one side of the head. You may also experience nausea and weakness, sensitivity to light and sound. Triggers are often hormonal changes, certain foods and drinks, stress, and exercise. Dr. Michael Snyder, a neurologist at SSM Health Medical Group in Fenton, wants to get the word out about the […]
BERKELEY, Mo. – A birthday celebration turned deadly as a man was gunned down as he ate with friends and family at a Waffle House restaurant in Berkeley. The Waffle House in the 4500 block of James S. McDonnell Boulevard reopened Tuesday afternoon after being closed all day. The shooting took place just after midnight. Police identified the victim as 26-year-old Justin Jones of Jennings. Jones was inside the restaurant at the time of the shooting. He was shot at […]
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. – St. Louis community activists who protested at the Galleria Mall in Richmond Heights on Black Friday promise more protests at the mall. They say they are seeking justice for the police shooting death of Terry Tillman outside the Galleria in August. Community leaders met at the St. Paul AME Church in north St. Louis for a town hall to update the public about their meeting with the mayor and city manager of Richmond Heights. The meeting discussed […]
FENTON, Mo. – Pet therapy support dogs have played an important role in the healing of SSM Health patients. At least once a week, the dogs and their volunteer handlers visit patients, families, and staff to bring comfort, joy, and a much-needed break from reality at several SSM Health hospitals, including SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton. Research has shown that interaction with a therapy dog can reduce pain, anxiety, depression, and fatigue in patients. There are also the less […]
ST. ANN, Mo. – Celeste Brown felt it was so important for her special needs son to play with children of all abilities that she spent her life savings to open an indoor playground that is fun, safe, and inclusive for all kids. More than a thousand children have walked through the doors of We Rock the Spectrum Gym in St. Ann since it opened last year. Celeste’s mom, Lois, nominated her daughter for our Pay It Forward award – […]
ST. LOUIS – Friday marks the beginning of the busy Thanksgiving holiday air travel season. Officials at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport say the number one thing to take on your holiday trip is patience. The airport is expecting at least 20,000 passengers going through the checkpoints over the next 11 days. If you’re traveling through St. Louis Airport, officials recommend you arrive at least two hours ahead of your flight’s time. They say you’re most likely to encounter the largest […]