Michelle Madaras joined FOX2/ KPLR11 news team in March of 2017 as a reporter and producer. Before moving to St. Louis she worked at WSIL News 3 in southern Illinois where she anchored their weekend morning show, reported and produced.

Michelle’s career began at WCIA in Champaign, Illinois. She started as an intern there in 2012, but was soon after hired to produce their morning show while she finished her journalism degree at the University of Illinois. During her time at the U of I, Michelle also had the opportunity to intern at NBC5 Chicago and write for a local newspaper that covers the Chicagoland suburbs.

When Michelle isn’t out reporting or working hard in the newsroom she enjoys yoga, golf and playing fetch with her dog Finn. Michelle is also a lifelong competitive figure skater and coaches in her spare time.

Recent Articles
  • Friends remember Naval Reservist killed in early morning accident on I-70

    ST. LOUIS – An early morning crash on I-70 leaves one man dead and a young woman seriously injured. Police are still investigating the accident and the cause, but friends say the man that died in Sunday’s crashed was 21-year-old Justin Walker. They say he was a passenger in his girlfriend’s car, 20-year-old Kayla Gray. They say the couple was heading home after a night out around 3 a.m. when the crash happened. Police say three vehicles were involved in the wreck on […]

  • Organizers expect 300,000 in downtown St. Louis for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louisans are painting the town green for the annual Metropolitan St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Organizers say its the largest event in St. Louis. They anticipate more than 300,000 people for the 50th annual celebration on Saturday. But that means travelers will need to be prepared. “Starting off at 9 o’clock with the run, the roads are going to start getting shut down in between 7 o’clock and 8 o’clock,” says Kevin Udina, assistant parade director. He continues,” […]

  • St. Charles County retrofits old school bus to mass casualty ambulance

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – A unique emergency vehicle is giving first responders in St. Charles County the ability to better handle mass casualty situations. It’s much more than your average school bus, it’s been turned into an ambulance. It’s one of the first of its kind in this region, meant to transport victims of mass casualties to the hospital. “Emergencies can happen all over the region at a moment’s notice, so it’s good to have that asset available, ready […]

  • Fallout hits St. Louis Airport after Boeing 737 MAX planes grounded

    ST. LOUIS – On Wednesday, the US added itself to the list of countries and airlines temporarily grounding Boeing 737 MAX planes as investigations continue after a recent pair of Max 8 crashes killed all passengers and crew aboard. A MAX 8 flight from Los Angeles into St. Louis-Lambert International Airport was in mid-flight when the announcement was made. Officials at St. Louis Airport said Southwest is the online airline at the airport operating the 737 MAX planes, with roughly […]

  • Godfrey woman frustrated over sewage backing up into her home

    GODFREY, IL – The saturated ground along with the heavy rains we had over the weekend caused problems all over the St. Louis area. In Godfrey, Illinois a homeowner had to deal with a smelly mess. Three inches of raw sewage flooded Amanda Twichell’s home, and this is not the first time. Twichell says her home sits in a valley and all of the water and sewer runoff from her neighborhood collects in her yard and then floods her basement. […]

  • 2 juveniles injured while joy riding forklift at rock quarry

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Two juveniles were injured Sunday evening at a rock quarry in St. Clair County Illinois.  The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department says 2 males, ages 12 and 14 entered the Stolle Road Quarry on Stolle Road between Cahokia and Dupo Illinois around 6:20 pm. The boys found keys to a forklift and drove the piece of equipment around on the property. The boys were injured when the forklift rolled over on the side of a […]

  • Fans flock to downtown for Garth Brooks, and MVC tournament

    ST. LOUIS – Garth brooks fans are out in full force and they’re excited to hear their favorites. “Standing outside the fire,” says one young fan. “Oh man, you name them. Thunder Road, Papa Loves Mama, All My Friends in Low Places, we’re going to sing them all,” Brett Wehking, a Garth Brooks fan. Garth Brooks is performing for more than 70,000 fans, making it the largest show ever at The Dome at America’s Center. “Usually when you go to […]

  • Investigators surprised no one else was killed in Hillsboro accident

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – Fox 2 News got a look at the extensive damage after a three-vehicle crash in Hillsboro sent a utility truck into the side of an apartment complex. “You’re looking at the first floor that collapsed down into the basement area,” said Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Brian Gaudet, Hillsboro Fire Protection District. A tarp now covers a gaping hole more than 15-feet wide after an Ameren truck smashed into the side of the apartment complex. It’s […]

  • Ameren truck smashes into Hillsboro apartment building; one person dead

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – One person died Thursday afternoon after an Ameren utility vehicle crashed into an apartment building along Highway 21. Three vehicles were involved in the accident, which occurred around 4:30 p.m. near the McKenzie Ridge Mobile Home Park. According to a spokesperson for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Ameren vehicle was traveling northbound when a car traveling southbound crossed the center line and struck the utility truck. The Ameren vehicle went off the roadway and smashed into […]

  • 65-year-old charged in St. Charles Target parking lot shooting

    ST. CHARLES, Mo – The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 65-year-old man for shooting an Amazon delivery driver in the back following a dispute in a Target parking lot. According to Lt. Tom Wilkison, a spokesman for the St. Charles Police Department, the shooting happened just before noon Tuesday in the parking lot just outside the Target on Mexico Road. Police said the Amazon delivery driver, identified as Jaylen Walker, pulled into a handicap parking space near […]

  • Area residents digging out from another weekend winter storm

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Another round of winter weather has St. Louisans busy on a Sunday as they try to tackle the snow before the work week begins. The roads look to be pretty clear at this hour especially the interstates.  Travel shouldn’t Be a major issue for Monday morning as long as you dug out your car and shoveled your driveway Sunday. Winter weather makes it anything but a lazy Sunday for many St. Louisans. “I’m not going […]

  • Mardi Gras celebrations winding down ahead of winter storm

    ST. LOUIS – Impending winter weather has many folks attending Mardi Gras festivities thinking twice about how late they may stay out.  Fox 2`s Michelle Madaras was live downtown with a look at how people are dealing with the cold.

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