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
  • Hundreds turnout for opening of Piazza on The Hill

      ST. LOUIS – An exciting day on The Hill as the long-awaited Piazza Imo is unveiled.  Hundreds came out to see the Italian styled square that’s now open to the public. “It’s great to see all these people out here. It’s awesome,” said a visitor. “We were pretty sure that there would be a lot of people here because the people on the Hill have been very excited about this Piazza but it’s more than we could’ve ever dreamed […]

  • Rough week for first responders in St. Louis region

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL – A dangerous week for some first responders around St. Louis region. The most recent incident, on Saturday morning, was a crash involving an ambulance transporting a patient. The family tells Fox 2/News 11 that person died.  Police say five people were taken to a hospital from the accident. The day prior six firefighters were burned when a home in Maries County exploded. Firefighters say many had moderate to severe burns covering their hands and the shirt of […]

  • Granite City woman fights to keep home while battling stage 4 breast cancer

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. – A Granite City woman in the fight for her life is also fighting to keep her home. “My main concern right now is just having a roof over my head,” said Melissa Saul. She is also in another battle; this one for her life. She has stage 4 breast cancer. “This is a letter from my doctor basically saying I’m unable to work,” Saul said. She says the pain is constant. Doctors give Saul six months […]

  • St. Louis comic store owner sets up sting to nab storage unit thief

    ST. LOUIS – A theft from a storage unit in downtown St. Louis ends with a twist fitting for a comic book. “I was pretty heartbroken about it,” says Martin Casas. 3,000 of his comics were stolen out of his unit at Public Storage in downtown St. Louis. “I collect them for sentimental purposes. I got this comic when my daughter was born or the month my wife and I got married or when my dad died when I was […]

  • Water main break leaves thousands under boil order, damages Crestwood City Hall

    CRESTWOOD, MO – Water woes for thousands as a water main break leaves many near Crestwood and Sunset Hills under a boil water advisory. It also created a major mess for Crestwood city officials. “We had about 8 inches of water so I was rather messy. You need a good set of boots to get in here, said Kris Simpson, Crestwood City Administrator. A nearby water main break flooded out part of the Crestwood City Hall. “What was happening was the water […]

  • Bumpy week for a St. Charles County school district’s new bus service

    WELDON SPRING, MO. – Some say it’s been a bumpy first week for a new bus system at a Saint Charles County school district. “The first day of school always presents some challenges with transportation and we had some issues. The good news is we’ve had fewer issues today,” says Matt Deichmann with Francis Howell School District. As Francis Howell kicked off the new school year, it also launched its new in-house bus service. But some parents took to Facebook […]

  • Researchers asking for volunteers to help make the flu vaccine better

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Doctors in the area on the forefront of flu vaccine research are asking for your help. They’re conducting a study to make flu vaccines better. People that volunteer will get one of two typical flu vaccines that cover four strains, but some may get additives to see if their bodies respond better. Some people get their flu shot every year like clockwork. “I much rather do that then spend three, four, five days sick. Who wants to […]

  • Missouri and Illinois firefighters work together to extinguish massive recycling fire

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. – A massive fire at a recycling plant in Granite City had Firefighters calling for back up from around the region. It is not very common that you get firefighters from both sides of the Mississippi river helping on one scene. But, they’re always willing to do it. That’s what mutual aid is all about. The fire at Total Metal Recycling in Granite City required a lot of manpower.  Officials say they had at least 75 firefighters […]

  • Backpack giveaway part of Ferguson’s Unity week

    FERGUSON, MO – Hundreds attended a free backpack giveaway. It was part of Ferguson’s Unity week. It really helps some families save on that big back to school bill. Founder Ella Jones came up with the concept shortly after that shooting death of Michael Brown and violent protests that followed. The event goes well beyond backpacks though. They had horse rides, car show, food and free clothes. They also offer a wraparound services for families that need help. It also […]

  • Suspects charged in fatal Rock Hill shooting

    fox2 ROCK HILL, MO – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged 2 suspects in the fatal shooting of a Hazelwood man in Rock Hill Missouri Friday night.  The fatal shooting occurred around 10 pm in the 1000 block of Raritan Drive near Manchester Road. Police say, Rayshaun McDonald, 25, of Rock Hill and Themon Ryan, 32, of St. Charles have been charged with murder in the second degree and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of […]

  • Man shot and killed in Rock Hill, police investigating

    ROCK HILL, Mo. – A man is dead after a shooting Saturday night. It happened around 10:00pm in the 1000 block of Rariton Drive, in Rock Hill. Officers say they found the man on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police say they have two suspects in custody. The Rock Hill Police Department and the St. Louis County Police Department are investigating. If you have any […]

  • Maplewood Aldi carjackers steal woman’s vehicle in broad daylight

    MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – Three or four young men approached a 47-year-old woman in the Aldi parking lot at around 4:30pm Friday afternoon. One man, armed with a handgun, asked for the keys to her car. The woman surrendered the keys and the suspects took off in her vehicle. Police were able to ping the vehicle’s location after it was reported stolen. It was located just after 5:00pm in the 6500 block of Avalon in University City. One suspect was taken […]

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