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Meteorologist Anne Elise comes to the Fox 2 News and Weather Team from Terre Haute, Indiana where she served as Morning/Midday Meteorologist for WTWO/WAWV News. She got a good taste of Midwest weather during her time in the Hoosier state with weather extremes that ranged from tornado outbreaks to record cold and snowy winters.

Anne Elise Parks is a native of New Albany, Mississippi. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mississippi State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Geoscience, with a major emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology and a minor in Communication. She was also chosen to be on the Great Plains Storm Chase team.

When she’s not busy in the weather center, Anne Elise enjoys interviewing and reporting opportunities. Her resume boasts interviews with Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Robin Roberts, and Seth Meyers. She reported live from the CMA Awards red carpet in 2013, and it instantly became a career highlight.

In her free time, Anne Elise enjoys serving in community groups like the Boys & Girls Club and the Humane Society. She especially enjoys visiting school groups and teaching children about the importance of severe weather preparedness.

A lifelong Cardinals fan and softball player, Anne Elise is thrilled to be in the St. Louis area where she can cheer on her favorite baseball team from the grandstands at Busch Stadium. She looks forward to serving with such a knowledgeable weather team and is excited to join this community so rich in tradition and history.

Recent Articles
  • Missouri and Illinois issue travel advisories ahead of ice storm

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – State law enforcement agencies and transportation departments in Missouri and Illinois have issued winter weather travel advisories ahead of the expected ice storm. An approaching frontal system drops through St. Louis on Thursday. Fox 2/KPLR 11 meteorologists are expecting scattered rain showers and plummeting temperatures. With colder, below freezing temps returning Thursday night, the concern quickly becomes significant ice accumulation due to freezing rain. This storm system has a nice amount of moisture to work with, […]

  • Thousands left without power in St. Louis County

    WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Heavy, wet snow and wind gusts over 40 mph led to not only travel troubles early Wednesday but also power troubles as thousands of people spent the day without electricity. One of those families left without power all day is the Warden family of Creve Coeur. The Wardens say they’ve been in the dark since 4:00 Wednesday morning and are still without electricity as of early evening. Around midday, Ameren Missouri reported over 23,000 […]

  • Weekend Weather Wrap-Up

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A spring like weather pattern continues as strong southerly flow remains ahead of our next storm system that’s currently draped across the Great Plains.  Highs today were around 30 degrees above average, with a new record high temperature of 72º, beating the previous record high of 70º set back in 1991. Changes are on the way, though!  As the mentioned cold front currently across Kansas and Nebraska slides towards the bi-state, heavy clouds continue to build […]

  • The St. Louis tradition of Christmas trees and frozen custard

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – ‘Tis the season for holiday spirits. Some say they are finding it hard to get into the mood with this warm weather. But Ted Drews in south St. Louis may have the answer for everyone. The story is that the Drewes family wanted to come up with a way to keep business going in the cold seasons when frozen custard wasn’t the hot item.

  • St. Louis Food Bank asking for donations this holiday season

    BRIDGETON, MO (KPLR) – Many family traditions around the holidays are centered around the dinner table. But did you know that 1 in 8 people in the bi-state region are suffering from hunger? The St. Louis Area Foodbank says that for every dollar donated, 4 meals can be provided. Their mission is “FIGHTING HUNGER, FEEDING HOPE.” St. Louis Area Foodbank collects food through a variety of ways:       food drives       USDA       food manufacturers       farmers The foodbank then […]

  • IDOT kicks off campaign to get motorist ready for winter driving

    EAST ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – While we’ve yet to fully see what Old Man Winter has in store, now is the time to start getting ready. IDOT is prepared for the winter season and asking us to do the same. Their preparation campaign titled “Winter Weather: Get It Together” is focused on preparing and reminding the traveling public do their part in ensuring that this winter driving season is a safe one. IDOT District 8 covers 11 counties in the […]

  • Steinberg Ice Rink opens in Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Looking for something to do with the family over the holidays? Look no further than Steinberg Skating Rink where you’re invited to “Experience the Tradition” of skating in Forest Park. While Steinberg has been open since earlier this month, extended holiday hours kicked off today for the Thanksgiving holiday. Skaters can enjoy extra hours this week Wednesday-Saturday from 10 A.M. until midnight. Guests can once again enjoy skating under a canopy of lights, keeping warm by […]

  • Missouri Botanical Garden Glow set to begin Nov. 21st

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – One million lights are set to light up the Missouri Botanical Garden turned Winter Wonderland in this year’s third annual Garden Glow. The family-friendly event opens its gates to the public in just a matter of days for its first weekend of the season. Preparations began back in September as nearly 30 installations have been placed on the exhibit. Guests will once again enjoy twinkle lights scattered throughout popular garden locations, interactive photo opportunities, & music. […]

  • City Forestry Department responds to reports of downed tree limbs

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A stormy pattern over the past 48 hours has meant a windy couple of days with gusts nearing 50 miles per hour across the bi-state. And with those strong winds comes debris. The Forestry Department with the City of St. Louis sent out two teams beginning Wednesday night in response to calls of downed public trees and limbs. They answered 15 calls during Thursday morning and afternoon which, according to crews, was a lower number considering […]

  • New app helps you find beautiful fall foliage across Missouri

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Some of the best days of fall foliage across the bi-state are among us. The peak of foliage has begun and should continue locally next week. Experts say that while the current dry pattern may have influenced some trees to lose leaves early, many trees aren’t as impacted. Foresters with the Missouri Department of Conservation report that many trees had already begun changing before the dry spell of autumn hit. The department is helping local residents […]

  • Mississippi River receives D+ on first ever ‘report card’

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The might Mississippi received a not so mighty grade.  On its first report card score from the “America’s Watershed Initiative,” the river received a D + grade. The initiative’s group of 700 experts took two years to compile their findings.  The report card looked at six main areas: recreation, ecosystems, flood control, transportation, water supply, and economy.  The group found particular problem areas in the categories of flood control, infrastructure conditions of the river’s locks […]

  • Turtle Park gets restoration grant for improvements

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Playground weather is upon us as the fall season settles in. And one local, popular playground is getting a facelift just in time. Turtle Playground located on the far south side of Forest Park is seeing some updates through a restoration project made possible by. Four critical upgrades to the playground through Forest Park Forever and its partnership with the City of St. Louis include: •Re-surfacing the access paths to the playground •Laying new turf •Installing […]