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
  • Ordinary people detail no one is exempt from addiction

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Addiction is a problem that most likely impacts someone you know. “Don’t ever say not my kid. Don’t ever say that. It could have been right in your own home,” said Kathy Arbini. She says her self-described ‘good Christian family’ isn’t exempt. “This is my son Kevin. He lost his life to heroin and Xanax in 2009. He was 21 years young.” Since then Arbini has vowed to help others like John Amelong in their […]

  • Thousands get out to raise awareness for Autism

    ST. LOUIS – Thousands laced up their shoes for the Autism Speaks Walk in Forest Park Saturday. The event is a chance for kids and their parents to see how far they’ve come and how far they can go. Chase Coleman, an advocate with autism says, “They can look up to me. I can help them with stuff. There are over a million kids on the spectrum. I’m not the only one. There are lots of kids and I thank […]

  • The Magic House is celebrating its 40th Birthday and inviting the entire family

    KIRKWOOD, Mo. –  For 40 years, The Magic House has sparked the imaginations and inspired the learning of 15 million visitors. From a small Victorian house to a 55,000-square-foot educational landmark to a new satellite location in the City of St. Louis, The Magic House has grown and evolved to keep pace with the needs of the children. Visitors are invited to celebrate the Museum`s 40 years with a birthday celebration on Sunday, October 13 from 11:00 am to 3:00 […]

  • St. Louis couple homeless after fire destroys home

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis couple were left homeless after their home was destroyed in a fire late Monday night. Firefighters responded just before midnight at their home located on Wren Avenue near Saloma in north St. Louis.  Upon arrival, crews said the flames had spread to a vacant house next door. According to the couple they went to the store and when they came back the house was on fire. The Red Cross has been called and assisting […]

  • Five people shot at large event in north St. Louis County, no suspects in custody

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Five our people were injured in a shooting at a fundraiser and North St. Louis County Saturday night. Police spent several hours investigating in the 10000 block of Crown Point Drive. Witnesses told Fox 2 that the incident started with the fight around 11:45 p.m. Saturday night then they heard the shots. They said people started running up a hill on the property. Some we’re trying to get away while others were trying to help […]

  • Suspect charged in 4-year-old killed in hit-and-run

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as charged 27-year-old Demetrius Cole of Florissant in the death of a 4-year-old killed in a hit and run Friday night in North St. Louis County. Cole has been charged with murder second degree and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury. Police say the toddler was killed and another was injured after being hit by a vehicle being driven by Cole. The incident happened a little […]

  • St. Andrews Cinema closes for repairs following overnight fire

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – A fire at a popular movie theater in St. Charles will leave many people looking for a new place to see their next flick. The St. Andrews Cinema was deemed uninhabitable by St. Charles County after a fire broke out in the concession area around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters suspect the cause of the fire may be electrical in nature. The fire and sudden closure of the moviehouse came as a shock to customers who […]

  • ‘History Made’ St. Louis Blues Exhibit opens today

    ST. LOUIS – A new mini-exhibit opened Tuesday at the Missouri History Museum to honor the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup victory. History Made tells the story of the underdog team that took home the NHL’s highest honor and united its community in the process. The exhibit features more than 20 amazing artifacts on loan from the St. Louis Blues from the historic playoff run and the Stanley Cup Finals. The exhibit runs through January 26. Admission to both the […]

  • St. Louis Wheel and Soda Fountain open today at Union Station

    ST. LOUIS – The heat is not stopping St. Louisans from the grand opening of the St. Louis Wheel at Union Station. The 200-foot tall attraction was supposed to be open for business starting October 1. According to officials, the opening date will take place one day sooner, on September 30, 2019. Even in the heat, the gondolas allow for the perfect atmosphere to view the city. “All 42 gondolas are completely enclosed. They are climate-controlled; so heated in the […]

  • Homeless person in custody, following warehouse fire in North City

    ST. LOUIS – A massive warehouse fire on the edge of downtown St. Louis had crews calling for lots of back up. Firefighters say the warehouse on Cass Avenue is about a block and a half long and about a block wide giving the fire a lot of room to spread. “I was down checking another one of our buildings and I came back up and I saw smoke coming through. I saw a fire truck and somebody else is […]

  • Stakes remain high for Cardinals last regular season game against Cubs

    ST. LOUIS – For the first time in four years, St. Louis is in for a red October. The magic number to win their division stands at one. If the Cardinals and Brewers end up tied at the end of the regular season, they will play a one game play-off for the National League Central title at Busch Stadium. If the Cards beat the Cubs on Sunday afternoon, they`ll play the Braves in the National League Division Series. If they […]

  • Rollin’ for Backstoppers on the St. Louis riverfront

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Engines roar on the riverfront to help out a good cause. It is called Rollin’ for Backstoppers. They’re bringing awareness and funds to the charitable organization from both sides of the Mississippi River. Rollin’ for Backstoppers continues on Sunday with a bike cruise. Registration is at 8:00 am on the Arch grounds.  

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