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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
  • Painting a picture of positivity to inspire students

    PARK HILLS, MO – Navigating the halls of middle school can be tough. With the new school year in full swing, a local artist is hoping to spread inspiration. Local artist Brandon Warren said each mural is simple, but it is painting a picture of positivity. “I went to school here. I think anytime you have the ability to do something to help someone, you should,” said Warren. Warren is not at Central Middle to reminisce, he is here to […]

  • Country singer Jason Aldean and wife adopt adorable puppy from Stray Rescue of St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Country singer Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany have a furry new addition after last weekend’s concert in St. Louis. Brittany Aldean announced via Instagram that the couple adopted a puppy from Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Donna Lochmann with Stray Rescue of St. Louis rescued the 10 puppies from a pipe on a hot summer day. The puppies were given heat-related names: Hot Air Balloon, Hot Topic, Hot Tamale, Hot Toddy, Hot Chocolate, Hot Potato, Hot Pepper, […]

  • Bridging the gap with a community engagement officer

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A community once riddled with crime is experiencing a turnaround. North County Police Cooperative Officer Corey Hawkins-Byrd is focused on bridging the gap between police and the public. Patrolling seven cities, enforcing laws, and spending time getting to know residents. “Our police department started in 2015, which was a year after Mike Brown, and so we felt like there has been a big mistrust between police and citizens,” said Officer Corey Hawkins-Byrd. Hawkins-Byrd’s role with […]

  • Cute or creepy? Mysterious dolls popping up in Jefferson County

    FESTUS, Mo. – Some think it is funny; others think it is just downright creepy. Dolls are popping up in Jefferson County and no one knows why. It is not something you see every day – dolls popping up randomly. “They’re getting pretty good where they are putting these; putting them where they are going to be seen. This one was at a major intersection,” said Festus Chief of Police Tim Lewis. All the dolls look similar. They are very […]

  • New 3-D technology helps St. Louis County police solve crimes

    LADUE, MO – Fighting crime just got a little easier for St. Louis County police. New, three-dimensional technology is helping officers solve cases. The St. Louis County Police Department has three Faro Focus S70 3D laser scanners. The new technology captures millions of points of information and takes thousands of photographs, turning it into a 3D image. “We knew it would be beneficial. We didn’t know it would be this beneficial,” said Sargent Patrick Hokamp. The laser scanners will reduce how long […]

  • Sullivan woman missing for three months – reward up to $3,000

    SULLIVAN, Mo. – It has been three months since loved ones have spoken to or seen 69-year-old Betty Alexander. Her family is desperate for answers. Alexander disappeared from her Sullivan apartment in April. “I found her glasses sitting on her recliner and that’s when I knew something was wrong,” said Tonya Tolliver, her daughter. Tolliver said her mom has early stages of dementia, did not own a cellphone, and did not drive. “We have searched all of the woods, anywhere […]

  • Driving range at The Quarry at Crystal Springs reopens after weeks of flooding

    CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Mo. – A golf course flooded for six weeks finally gets a break. The driving range at The Quarry at Crystal Springs reopened. It is a game of precision and patience. The golfers at The Quarry at Crystal Springs are patiently waiting for floodwaters to recede. “We’ve poured our lives into this to put it into great condition and it’s so sad to see it in this state,” said Nash Haxel. Just a few weeks ago, Haxel said […]

  • New concussion clinic at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital received a grant to open a new concussion clinic that will be life changing for kids. It is the only program of its kind in the region. A place to play, grow and learn. Ranken Jordan is not your typical hospital. “It’s a unique setting. This place doesn’t feel like a hospital. So when the kids come in, they want to come to Ranken Jordan,” said Brett Moorehouse, president, and CEO […]

  • St. Louis woman launches food pantry in Carondelet alley

    ST. LOUIS – Neighbors helping neighbors. A food pantry in an alley in Carondelet is helping feed the hungry. An outdoor pantry, stocked with necessities like toiletries, women’s hygiene products, diapers, food that is ready to eat, seasonally appropriate clothing, etc. It is not something you would expect to find in an alley. Laura Gatlin said this is her way of helping others. “I know it doesn’t do that much, but it does help. I’ve had people come and tell how […]

  • Grafton and Alton back open for business for holiday weekend

    GRAFTON, Ill. – Crews are busy cleaning up following the second highest flood on record. Leaders in Grafton and Alton want everyone to know they are ready to celebrate. They are back open for business, just in time for the Fourth of July. “We’ve had a rough spring season, with summer officially launched and now in the holiday week, a lot of our communities are planning special events to kick off the travel season and welcome people back to the […]

  • Local men’s group provides resources for those with cancer

    ST. LOUIS – Are you or someone you know dealing with cancer? There are resources out there to help you and your family cope. The St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer is dedicated to making a difference. “Everyone knows someone if not their family, a friend who has dealt with cancer. A dreaded disease that affects everyone. Our goal is to help the community as they go through this horrible journey,” said Committee Men Alan Epstein. Epstein is proud to be […]

  • St. Louis Pride Parade organizers say uniformed police officers can participate

    ST. LOUIS – A huge announcement from the city and Pride St. Louis just 11 days away from the 2019 St. Louis Pride Parade – uniformed police officers will be allowed to participate in this year’s parade. This comes just 10 days after Pride St. Louis asked police to not take part in the annual gay rights parade. Last year, 300,000 people walked down the streets of St. Louis and participated in the St. Louis Pride Parade and this year […]

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