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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
  • South St. Louis credit union customers report money stolen in security breach

    ST. LOUIS – More than two dozen customers reported money stolen from their accounts at an American Eagle Credit Union in south St. Louis City. “I feel like my money is not safe. That’s all the money that I had and now it’s gone. I’m just very upset,” said Michelle Quarles. Many feel frustrated and violated, some of whom were left nearly penniless after a breach at American Eagle Credit Union. “For some reason, I just said, ‘Somebody withdrew all […]

  • Popular South City park playground vandalized

    ST. LOUIS – Vandalism at a neighborhood playground has residents upset in south St. Louis. There is graffiti on several pieces of equipment at the Botanical Heights Park Playground. Residents on social media say they first noticed it Sunday morning. One of the swings is spray-painted on the front and backside with red scribbles, the metal plates on two other swings have also been spray-painted, along with the little library. Neighbors say they often see parents out here with their little […]

  • Suspect in custody after shooting in Williamson IL

    WILLIAMSON, IL – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says one person has been shot and another person is in custody after a shooting Sunday afternoon in Williamson, Illinois. Authorities say the shooting happened around 1:30 pm this Sunday afternoon in the 1200 block of Williamson Avenue. The front side of the home was struck by several bullets. Police say one person was hit and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspected shooter is in custody.

  • Better Family Life and churches seek to root out issues that cause violence in the community

    ST. LOUIS – A deadly shooting in north St. Louis has community leaders calling for action and reflecting on where those issues stem from. “We cannot allow another generation of African-Americans to think that African-Americans killing African-Americans is the way that it is,” says James Clark with Better Family Life. Nearly 115 homicides in St. Louis this year and nearly three-quarters of those killed were African-Americans, according to St. Louis police records. “There are a lot of external conditions that have a negative […]

  • Police investigating homicide in the JeffVanderLou neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS – A young man was shot and killed in a north St. Louis Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened on North Grand and Sullivan Street. St. Louis police say the man had been shot in the head. The incident happened just after 1 p.m. Police say when they arrived on scene the man was unconscious and was transported to a hospital, but didn`t survive the shooting. St. Louis homicide detectives have taken over the investigation. According to the most […]

  • Missouri one of 21 states monitoring measles outbreak

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring a measles outbreak in 21 states. The CDC says more than 100 people are reported to have the virus. The majority of those sick were not vaccinated. Kids typically get the first shot at one and get a second shot before entering kindergarten, but if you`re not sure of your immunization status, doctors say you can get a booster shot at any age. Both Missouri and Illinois […]

  • Bommarito 500 could be make-or-break for drivers in IndyCar 2018 season

    MADISON, Ill. – The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 is less than two weeks away, and drivers and fans are gearing up for the excitement. IndyCar is nearing the end of its 2018 season, so there’s a lot of pressure heading into the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. This could be a make or break for the leaders in the series. “The depth and talent in the drivers is unprecedented right now, and also the teams. I mean, it’s not predictable at […]

  • Two women found dead in St. Louis home; hazardous gas detected

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Two sisters were found dead in a north St. Louis home Tuesday morning and first responders suspect a hazardous gas may be responsible. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, the incident occurred in the 3100 block of Whittier Street, that’s in the Greater Ville neighborhood. The women were not identified but said to be in their mid-50s. They were discovered by a boyfriend. One of the women was on the bed, while the other was located […]

  • Massive tear down and clean-up effort at Bellerive following PGA Championship

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – The 100th PGA Championship is now in the books, but just because it’s over doesn’t mean there’s still not a lot more to do. Piece by piece, the PGA is packing up its bags. Mike DeCola, the general chairman of the PGA Championship, says he wants to have the grounds cleared within the next six weeks. “That’s the plan, we’ll see how we do,” he says. The deconstruction process has already started. Jake Terrell and […]

  • Fans and PGA hail championship tournament a success

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO – The 100th PGA Championship is winding to a close at Bellerive Country Club. It`s been a long week for fans at the PGA Championship, but many say this is their favorite week of the year. Fox 2 spoke with people who’ve come from all over just to be here in St. Louis. Hundreds of thousands have come throughout the week, despite a few rainy days; bringing with them their spending dollars to boost the local […]

  • Bodies of missing swimmers pulled from Meramec River at Castlewood State Park

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A day out on the water in Castlewood State Park took a dangerous turn that had emergency responders looking for two people who went underwater and didn’t resurface. First responders got the call around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon from the park. Bystanders say 3 people were struggling in the Meramec River. Rescue crews say bystanders were able to pull one person out of the water, but two others did not come back up. Crews used […]

  • Local race fans can see new IndyCar design changes at Bommarito Automotive Group 500

    MADISON, Ill. – IndyCar is putting a new, open-wheel design to the test this season. You’ll be able to see it up close and in person this summer at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 “It’s kind of got a historical feel to it kind of like what IndyCar used to look like, but it’s very forward thinking with all the latest and greatest electronics,” said Jay Frye, president of competition operations at IndyCar. Frye said his team worked on the […]