Mandy Murphey is anchor of Fox 2 news at 5 and 9 p.m. Mandy became a full time anchor of FOX 2 News in January 1993, only a year and a half after she joined KTVI FOX 2 as the Contact 2 reporter.
Mandy has been honored with 13 Emmy awards and 4 Edward R. Murrow awards. She prides herself on being an anchor who can report. In 2011, Mandy celebrated her 20th anniversary with KTVI.
She has been promoted numerous charitable organizations over the years. Mandy has served on the board of directors for Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. She is committed to helping families through the grieving process after the loss of a child to miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth.
Before joining FOX 2, Mandy worked in both radio and television. At WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky she was an anchor, consumer reporter and news producer. Mandy graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism.
HAZELWOOD, Mo. – Fifty-one-year-old Harvey Harris of Hazelwood saw our story on Sean Mulroney and his Obesity Revolution movement. Harris weighs more than 500 pounds. He was trapped in his apartment. The only time he had left his home over the last 14 years was in an ambulance to visit the hospital. Harvey sent Mandy Murphey a Facebook message saying he didn’t want to die. He said he wanted help but didn’t know how to reach Mulroney. Fox 2 went […]
ST. LOUIS – A Wood River man says our story on one man’s weight loss journey saved his life. One year ago, we profiled Sean Mulroney, who weighed almost 700 pounds. He dedicated his life to helping other people who are morbidly obese. Our original story has more than 9 million views. It went viral and lives have changed as a result. Sean has now lost more than 100 pounds and 60 inches throughout his body. His journey led to […]
ST. ANN, MO – In a Fox 2 exclusive, St. Ann police release video of what the chief calls one of the craziest police chases he’s ever seen. The pursuit it ended with a crash that had Good Samaritans pulling the injured officer from the wreckage. Tonight, that officer talked exclusively with Fox 2’s Mandy Murphy about what he went through. This is exclusive dash camera video from Sunday’s police chase that started in St. Ann and stretched into Illinois […]
ST. LOUIS – Tearing down the old and planning for the future. That was the focus of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s news conference Thursday as she looks back on the accomplishments of 2018. Krewson touted the city’s success; among them: $8 billion in projects currently underway and $1.2 billion in construction permits. One of the main focuses over the past year was the demolition of vacant properties. “We have demolished 313 buildings compared to 149 in 2017, so more […]
ST. LOUIS – On Friday, Fox 2/KPLR 11 says goodbye and happy retirement to one of the pillars of our news station – Bonita Cornute. Bonita has been reporting and hosting programs on KTVI since 1983. Most recently, she worked as the station’s community affairs reporter, profiling the organizations in our area making a difference in the lives of children and adults. Bonita produces, shoots, writes, and edits stories about groups like BackStoppers and Variety The Children’s Charity. She got […]
ST. LOUIS – When you see people standing on the side of the road carrying a sign asking for money because they’re homeless or out of a job, do you give them money? Giving to the needy is important but homeless advocates want you to go about it the right way. We traveled around St. Louis city with Alvin Ferguson who is part of the mobile outreach unit for the St. Patrick Center. He drives all over the city looking […]
ST. LOUIS – A Fox Files investigation into families of panhandlers ends with the discovery of stolen checks from a west county church. Fox 2/KPLR 11 followed a man, woman, and small child panhandling in Jefferson County months ago. They went to several locations asking for money. We tracked them to an apartment in St. Ann. While working on our story, we observed police pulling two vans over with family members from the same apartment. Police say 15 people were […]
ST. LOUIS – We are launching an in-depth investigation into the growing issue of panhandling in the St. Louis area. You see panhandlers in parking lots, at intersections, on street corners and gas stations. Men, women and even entire families with small children carry signs saying they are homeless and in need of money. Our Fox 2 investigation found a ring of panhandlers who meet along Grand Avenue near St. Louis University and then go out to their designated begging […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri first lady Teresa Parson agreed to her first sit down television interview with Fox 2’s Mandy Murphey as her husband completes his first 100 days in office. It has been a whirlwind experience for the Parsons. They went from living in a brand-new home on Mrs. Parson’s family farm to the governor’s mansion in Jefferson City. Mrs. Parson says she was stunned when her husband called her to say Governor Greitens had resigned and he […]
ST. LOUIS, MO — We’re reflecting on Chief Meteorologist Dave Murray’s career in St. Louis after his last weather special. He announced that he will be retiring September 14th. Murray started on KSDK 42-years ago at 23-years-old. He was barely out of college when he made his on-air debut in 1976. During the 1980’s he anchored along with Dick Ford and Karen Foss. The weather graphics, radar, and phone system were not very advanced. But, St. Louis seemed to be […]
ST. LOUIS – Wednesday we got an update on the major changes coming to the newly named Enterprise Center. The home of the Blues will look much different when it reopens to the public. The massive 12-week renovation of the old Scottrade Center is in full swing. The new Enterprise Center is getting a head to toe facelift. Alex Rodrigo Group Vice President of Sports and Entertainment took our cameras on a tour to show some of the changes you’ll […]
SULLIVAN, MO – The Sullivan, Missouri company that makes the bulletproof panels for schools put the movable wall to the test for our Fox 2 cameras. Paul Bastean with Ultimate Defense shooting range in St. Peters used the same types of guns police find in the hands of criminals for the demonstration. The panels are designed to look like a part of the classroom. You can hang pictures on one side and use the white erase board on the other […]