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.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – As winter weather moves in we’re keeping a close eye on the roads and so are first responders. As of Wednesday evening, areas in Central Missouri are experiencing snow, changing over to rain and chancing back to snow. As the temperatures drop all of the precipitation is expected to change over to ice, which will cause problems on area roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is anticipating an uptick in calls as this system moves […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – As winter weather makes its way into the region, AAA wants to make sure you’re prepared. The National Weather Service has put out a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. on Wednesday until Noon on Thursday. Here’s what AAA suggests you should have in your car: a blanket, extra clothes, jumper cables, a phone charger, boots, a reliable ice scraper with a brush, and kitty litter or sand to help provide some traction. According to AAA, […]
ST. LOUIS – Resident say they’re worried about their safety and where they’re going to live after part of their apartment building collapsed in south St. Louis. “I can’t even look at it. I’m hurt,” says resident Ramona Curtis. The front lawn of the apartment on Dunnica in south St. Louis is now littered with bricks that fell off the four-unit complex and took the awning down with them. “I’m hurt that I paid my rent and I’m homeless. I […]
ST. LOUIS – Bitter cold temps have Crisis Nursery asking for help. As the temperatures dipped back below freezing, Crisis Nursery finds itself in a crisis of its own as more families needed winter gear and their closets were running bare. After a plea on Facebook, the donations started to trickle in. Some decided to provide a heartwarming gift that can keep someone else warm this winter. Staff say that this is a reminder that help is out there if you […]
ST. LOUIS – Thousands gathered in downtown St. Louis for the Women’s March. Organizers say this year’s theme is marching to the polls. Thousands braved the cold for the cause, wrapped up in pink gear and holding their signs high. They say their marching for a better world not only for women today but for the women of tomorrow. The crowd not only spanned generations but also gender. It’s a movement, they say can only be accomplished by coming together so […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – It is the official prelude to baseball pre-season. The Cardinals Care Winter Warm Up is underway starting today in downtown St. Louis and continues through Monday. It’s a chance for fans to see some of their players/heroes up-close and personal. 2019 marks the 23rd annual year, which raises money for Cardinals Care, the team’s charity. It takes place at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, and includes appearances by current and former players, coaches, […]
ST. LOUIS – We’re learning more about the impact of a big announcement from Google in a step to better protect its users. Google plans to stop third parties from using cookies. So what does that really mean and what’s a cookie? “They track from a website perspective that you visit there, your name, maybe your last name, your IP address and that’s how it’s tracked for advertisement but also at the same time it’s who is visiting that website,” […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department are investigating a homicide in an unincorporated area of south county. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, the murder occurred before 12:50 p.m. in the 7900 block of Hildesheim Avenue. Authorities found a man in his early 40s on the porch of a residence. He’d suffered an undisclosed physical injury and was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is being led by the St. Louis County Police […]
O’FALLON, MO – We’re learning more about the reasons behind false bomb threats made against multiple O’Fallon, Missouri businesses. The latest threat was made at Walmart and O’Charley’s last Wednesday. It forced employees and patrons to evacuate the buildings. “It had me running all over the neighborhood trying to figure out how to get my grandson here to work because we didn’t know what was going on at the time. We just knew they had all the entrances blocked,” said […]
ST. LOUIS – Road crews are in cleanup mode after winter weather move through our region. Overall drivers seem to be pleased with the response. But that doesn’t mean that we’re in the clear, sidewalks, parking lots and the sides of the roads are still slick. The woes of winter, we haven’t seen much of yet this year. Because the cold weather is expected to stick around through Sunday, so is all the ice and the snow.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – After a wintry mix and snow totals ranging up to 3″ yesterday, roadways may be slick. MoDot is watching for these slick spots out the door this morning. This is all after the metro received 3″-6″ of rainfall earlier this week. River levels are in minor to moderate flood stage. Flood Warnings continue across most of the metro. With river levels high, low lying areas and roads may see minor impacts. Always remember, turn around don’t […]
EUREKA, MO – Before the snow and ice moved into the region, heavy rain caused some flooding. There was a soggy start to Saturday, but the rain started late Friday night and didn’t let up for several hours. All that rain had to go somewhere, it turned the Eureka baseball fields into a swamp and the rivers and creeks are on the rise. Flash flooding was also a concern out on the roads. Eureka’s Mayor says the storm system eventually caught up. The rain […]