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.
CENTREVILL, Il. – A Centreville home is destroyed by a fire. It happened on South 54th Street late Friday night. St. Clair County emergency management says both the Camp Jackson and Golden Garden fire departments were called to the scene. No word on what sparked the fire or on any possible injuries.
ST. LOUIS – Residents at a south St. Louis apartment complex are worried they will be kicked out of their homes and left in the cold. Tenants at Southwest Crossing Apartments off Bondero Drive saw a public nuisance notice posted. It`s addressed to TEH Realty and demands they meet with the city. Residents tell Fox 2/News 11 they have issues with mold, holes in the ceiling, garbage piling up and it`s hard to get a hold of management. The City […]
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL – Early interventionists in Illinois say they put in the work but their pay is always in question. Tuesday, Illinois Early Intervention announced that vouchers have been approved for the week of September 18, dating back seven weeks, and workers should see that money soon. “We never know when we`re going to get paid,” said Carla Bouc, a Pediatric Developmental Therapist. Some therapists and other professionals who provide early intervention services for children in Illinois say they […]
ST. LOUIS – It was a night of remembering and a night of solidarity for those touched by drug abuse. According to a representative with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) in St. Louis, there have been 214 confirmed drug overdoses so far this year and 168 of those were from fentanyl. Drugs took the life of 22-year-old Michael Fitzwalter. “We were ashamed. The word heroin we haven’t heard that word since the 60s or 70s,” said his father. That’s a […]
MADISON, IL – Teens and their parents are getting a crash course on how to handle the most dangerous situations out on the road. It’s part of a free program called B.R.A.K.E.S. which stands for ‘Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe’. “We also have a crash avoidance course, a braking course, a drop wheel recovery course, and a distracted driver course,” said Larry Dixon, Instructor. New driver Quinn Sweeney says the four-hour program gets a lot more in-depth than Driver’s […]
FERGUSON, MO – A mother is taking steps to stand against gun violence after her son was killed. It’s been nearly a year since Arnetta Burrell lost her son 20-year-old Samuel George. He was struck by a bullet in the 200 block of Northport Hills Drive when investigators say shots were fired in his direction. “Mothers are grieving. You’re up all night trying to figure out what happen. Why me? Why my child? When you really think it could never […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — With each bite, goats are biting back at the brush. But Raymond Riddle never thought that goats would fall under his job description at Ameren Illinois. “I laughed but when you stop and think about it what better way from the environmental perspective to do this,” said Raymond Riddle. Ameren really wasn’t trying to get his goat. The company was looking for a more sustainable and efficient way of clearing out underbrush near their towers and […]
CLAYTON, Mo. – Big issues taken up before the St. Louis County Council made for a packed house Tuesday night in downtown Clayton. Two big groups were in attendance and although they had very separate issues, things boiled down to the groups calling for more oversight and transparency. The first group to address the St. Louis County Council was calling for Officer Nicholas Newberry to be fired over a recent traffic stop involving 63-year-old Millicent Williams. Williams said Officer Newberry […]
ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department were called to investigate a fatal shooting in a south city neighborhood Monday afternoon. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a police spokeswoman, the shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Bates Street, in the Carondelet neighborhood. The victim had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Woodling said police took a potential suspect in custody.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Thousands of folks laced up there walking shoes to help out pets in need. Step-by-step, paw by paw, the support for the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center is evident. Organizers asked that in lieu of a fee, that participants make a donation for the animals in need. Every item is a big help considering their enormous needs. If you couldn’t make it out to the event you can donate directly to the St. Louis […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Thousands of folks laced up there walking shoes to help out pets in need. Step-by-step, paw by paw, the support for the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center is evident. Organizers asked that in lieu of a fee, participants make a donation for the animals in need. Every item is a big help considering their enormous need. If you couldn’t make it out to the event you can donate directly to the St. Louis County […]
ST. LOUIS – A north St. Louis neighborhood is getting a facelift thanks to a group of volunteers. Wet weather did not slow down the grind for the last 2019 Clean Sweep. Volunteers cleared out dilapidated homes and debris, donating their time and machinery. “We have strong men and women out here who believe in lifting St. Louis from the bottom. Everyone has a role to play. We’re happy to have so many construction companies out here and volunteers who […]