Mychaela Bruner joined the Fox 2 team in February of 2019.

Mychaela’s television career began in Paducah, KY where she was the morning anchor and reporter at WPSD Local 6. Mychaela is an award-winning journalist. She won awards for best solo-journalist, as well as best writing and feature reporting. In 2013, Mychaela had the opportunity to continue her education at the Poynter Institute, learning from some of the best in the business and furthering her knowledge about reporting and anchoring. During her time at WPSD-TV, she’s reported on several major stories that impacted the area: Keith Griffith’s murder trial, which was later picked up by ‘Dateline NBC,’ the 20th anniversary of the Heath High School, and anchoring hours of wall-to-wall coverage during the Marshall County High School shooting, which won an Edward Murrow award.

Before WPSD Local 6, Mychaela worked as an anchor and reporter at KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, MO. During those four years, Mychaela learned to write, edit and shoot her own stories. When she wasn’t reporting on breaking news and setting up her own live shots, she co-anchored and helped produce the weekday evening newscasts.

Mychaela was born and raised in Mascoutah, Illinois. She graduated from Mascoutah Community High School and then headed to Columbia, Missouri where she attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned a broadcast journalism degree. Go Tigers!

During Mychaela’s junior year of college she worked as an anchor and reporter for and KBIA-FM. She then landed an internship with WTVF-TV in Nashville, TN.

In her spare time, she wants to be outdoors and cherishes spending time with family and friends. Mychaela and her husband, James are huge St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fans!

Recent Articles
  • A mission of nutrition – Helping those living with cancer or HIV/AIDS

    ST. LOUIS – A local organization is doing its part in the fight against HIV/AIDS and cancer by providing meals to those who are struggling with hunger. Volunteers at Food Outreach are cooking up something good. Mike Polcyn is the executive chef at Food Outreach, where the mission is nutrition. “I prepare meals for our clients; we do about 4,000 to 5,000 meals a week, portion them and freeze them,” Polcyn said. Food Outreach has 700 volunteers and Susan Kottler […]

  • Genetic testing gives families peace of mind

    ST. LOUIS – You have heard it before from medical professionals: early detection is key. Patients are driving hundreds of miles for a type of genetic testing at St. Louis University Cancer Center that is saving lives. “This is one of the true places where we can help a family or individual prevent cancer,” said clinical nurse specialist Suzanne Mahon. Mahon has been doing this for decades. “You don’t see instant results but it’s life-changing for families over time,” she […]

  • Church takes biblical approach to teaching kids carpentry

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A north St. Louis County church is taking a biblical approach to the trades and teaching kids how to pick up a hammer. Carpenters Kids Camps at Greater Pentecostal Church of God is putting kids on the right path for a successful future. Pastor Terence Coleman is teaching the basics of carpentry. “It’s giving them a future. It’s all designed to empower our young people between the ages of 8 to 12. They will know […]

  • Ameren Missouri donates 600 air conditioners to Cool Down St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Every summer, people in the community struggle to stay cool as temperatures heat up. Cool Down St. Louis is stepping up efforts to save lives during the hot summer months. Cool Down St. Louis helps those in need with utility bills. Ameren Missouri donated 600 energy efficient air conditioners to help those who struggle to stay cool. “These air conditioners save lives and there’s no debate about it,” said St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson. Wednesday is the […]

  • Korean War veteran in hospice care returns from Honor Flight to DC

    ST. LOUIS – A local veteran who is receiving hospice care is being honored for his sacrifices and achievements during the Korean War. An Honor Flight recently took him to Washington D.C. and he described it as a trip of a lifetime. Letter after letter, thanking veteran Paul Brown for serving our country. After serving in the Army, Paul joined the Navy at just 21 years old. He says he will never forget what it was like leaving home. “Looking […]

  • Saint Louis Zoo’s ‘Primate Canopy Trails’ expansion will bring you inside their world

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  • Parents uneasy following Holt High School lockdown

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – A social media threat with a very specific time aimed at Holt High School students. The school was never evacuated but it was placed on lockdown. Wentzville police are investigating but parents are uneasy and think more needs to be done to keep this from happening again. “This is the fourth threat that I know about in the last two weeks,” said a mom of a freshman. She said something needs to change. She asked us not to […]

  • St. Louis police confiscate ATVs, make arrests

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are cracking down on the use of ATVs on city streets. Police recently arrested two people and seized five ATVs. Many people in the community think this is a step in the right direction, including Ernestine Richardson. “They ride around here driving crazy, being stupid for real, nothing you can do about it,” she said. Richardson grew up here but she said it is different now and she worries about her grandkids. Packs of […]

  • Nursing shortage is forcing children to stay in medical facilities

    ST. LOUIS – A local mom wants one thing for Mother’s Day. She wants her one-year-old son to come home from the hospital. The family needs help to make that wish happen due to a nursing shortage that is forcing children to stay in medical facilities when the just want to go home. Karson was born prematurely. He weighed 1 pound and four ounces at birth. Jessica Cook is one of his nurses at Mercy Children’s Hospital and said she […]

  • Pack of ATV riders frightening south St. Louis residents

    ST. LOUIS – Neighbors in the Tower Grove community are on edge. They say a group of ATV riders are terrorizing several neighborhoods. Fox 2/KPLR 11 spoke with a woman who lives in the neighborhood. She said you can hear them before you see them. “They are awfully brazen and they drive reckless. They don’t stop at any stop signs, they blast right on through,” she said. For safety reasons, we have decided not to reveal the woman’s identity. If […]

  • Autistic author hopes book will raise awareness about autism

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A young author is using writing to help him cope with autism. Fourteen-year-old Jordan Keller has already published his own book, and he is now working on his second one. Jordan Keller was just 11-years-old when he published his first book, “Jumbled Pieces.” He said the book describes the thoughts in his head. “There’s other children that have Autism that can’t speak, they can’t tell their parents if they’ve been bullied or not,” said Jordan. […]

  • Community support aids family’s recovery from devastating fire

    IMPERIAL, MO- A community is now rallying behind a family of six who lost everything in a house fire in Imperial, Missouri. Friends of the Been family say the outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming. Tim and Tina Been moved into their dream home, with their four kids, just six months ago. Family friends say the house is destroyed. “The walls are gone in the living room, there’s a portion in the back that’s gone, the roof is gone. […]

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