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. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Winter weather brings with it a lot of issues on the road and that means the Missouri Department of Transportation is under a lot of scrutiny. The Missouri Department of Transportation is working around the clock to watch for any problem areas. Lawmakers are also trying to do their part. Some citizens have suggested a measure that would require drivers to change lanes for snowplows much like the law requires for emergency vehicles. Lawmakers are […]
ST. LOUIS – ‘Tis the season of giving and two groups spent Saturday spreading Christmas cheer under the same roof along Cass Ave, just north of downtown St. Louis. From pictures with Santa to high-flying pancakes to lots of toys for good little boys and girls, the holidays came a bit early. The annual Breakfast with Santa was put on by the Delta Sigma Theta and other community partners. But just down the hall, several other groups and volunteers were […]
ST. LOUIS – After a 14-year-old is shot at a gas station in the Carondelet neighborhood of south St. Louis, Fox 2 News is examining the crime that neighbors say has gotten out of hand in that area. Neighbors say the drug deals and prostitution that happens in and around the BP Gas Station at 504 Bates Street is blatant and it’s led to more violent crimes. The latest incident involved a 14-year-old boy getting shot. According to St. Louis […]
LINCOLN COUNTY, MO – A mother is behind bars now charged with endangering her children. According to the probable cause statement, at a home on Page Branch Road where they arrested Ashley Ellis, who had warrants out, police found no running water, bugs, trash and dirty clothes all over the place. Police say her 1-year-old and 3-year-old were also at the home. The report describes them as extraordinarily dirty with unchanged diapers and says one child was laying on the […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – An overnight warehouse fire near downtown had crews working well until the morning to put it out. The St. Louis Fire Department was called out to Second and Lombard around 3:15 Sunday morning. It was deemed a second alarm fire so the St. Louis fire Department had more than 60 firefighters on scene along with five aerial sprayers. It took nearly 4 hours to put out the flames and the hot spots, but they kept a […]
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – Around 1:30 AM Saturday morning Maplewood Police received reports of a person struck by a train. A Union Pacific Train was traveling east bound when it struck a person at Greenwood Boulevard and Sutton. A 34-year-old man from St. Louis City was pronounced dead on the scene. Police are not releasing his name yet. Maplewood Police and Union Pacific Police are both investigating the incident.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – The East St. Louis community came together Wednesday for a celebration of champions. The Flyers football team had a perfect season. They went 14-0 and earned their ninth state title. This team had to overcome quite a bit of heartache this season. Jaylin McKenzie, 14, was hit and killed by a stray bullet and sophomore Jermaine Falconer died after passing out in the weight room. Players said they dedicated the season to them and their […]
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Investigators with the Chesterfield Police Department are searching for a man believed to have stolen tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a local Macy’s. The suspect was also seen at a nearby Target at the time a suspicious fire forced an emergency evacuation of the store. According to Sgt. Keith Rider, a police spokesman, the jewelry theft occurred November 30 inside the Chesterfield Mall. Police described the suspect as an African-American man in his […]
ST. LOUIS – Sunday was a busy travel day and Mother Nature caused some issues for some. Many folks are heading back home after the Thanksgiving holiday but a wind advisory here in St. Louis is causing trouble for some and delaying flights elsewhere. “My flight was actually canceled yesterday but my mom was able to get a new one,” said a traveler. The fog was the culprit that grounded some planes Saturday, but high winds on Sunday and at […]
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A Wind Advisory has been issued for the bi-state region with wind gusts up to 45 mph. The advisory expires at 6 PM tonight. The wind is creating for additional impacts to holiday weekend travel. If you’re traveling across the area, especially in high profile vehicles, make sure you use extra caution and slow down. Lambert International Airport has shown delays, but it’s unclear if those are related to the weather. Also, think about bringing in […]
MOSCOW MILLS, MO – A child is dead and four other people were sent to the hospital after an early Saturday morning fire in Moscow Mills. The fire started around 1:50 a.m. on Blue Bunting Circle. The damage to the house was extensive. Among the charred debris, you can see your children’s toys. According to Lincoln County fire officials, a 7-year-old boy was killed. When they arrived on the scene, they searched for the child but found him deceased. Four […]
WILDWOOD, Mo. – Many areas around St. Louis were hit hard by wind damage including Wildwood. A large 30’ x 20’ canopy was knocked down outside the Patterson Family Farms store, which has only been open for about four months now. The mess has been cleaned up and the owner says she is trying to embrace the open space as she prepares for Black Friday shoppers.