Ayesha Khan joined FOX 2 in January 2017 as a general assignment reporter. Prior to joining FOX 2 and KPLR 11, she worked as a reporter at ABC 30 in St. Louis.

Ayesha has also worked as a multi-media journalist and weekend morning anchor/reporter at WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland and spent three years as a reporter and fill-in anchor in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Ayesha graduated from the American University in Washington D.C. with a degree in Psychology. She began her career as an on-air producer for a radio talk show on 630 WMAL in Bethesda, Maryland while volunteering as a reporter for CTV-News in LArgo, Maryland..

The Midwest is a huge change for the East Coast native but she is thrilled to call it her new home. Ayesha is a self-proclaimed foodie and couldn’t be more excited to explore St. Louis’s food scene. Ayesha is also an avid runner while keeping busy with teaching indoor cycling classes.

Ayesha is always looking for compelling story ideas. If you have one, don’t hesitate to send her an email at: Ayesha.Khan@tvstl.com.

Recent Articles
  • Thieves prey on grieving families leaving home to bury loved ones

    O’FALLON, IL (KPLR) – A time of grief leads to a crime of opportunity across the river in southeast Illinois. Families leaving home to bury a loved one are returning home to find their lives torn apart by thieves. It’s not yet clear how thieves are picking out homes of grieving families and ransacking them. “(Families) are already going through so much and to have this happen to them is so troubling,” said Curt Schildknecht, director of Schildknecht Funeral Home […]

  • Clayton-based attorney says, previous sex offender monitoring requirements are unconstitutional

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – A new law designed to keep track of registered sex offenders in Missouri is now on hold. A recent court ruling requires the state to at least temporarily remove GPS monitoring device from those offenders. Clayton-based attorney Matt Fry said that this is a necessary change since the previous security requirements that went into effect back in January of this year were unconstitutional. His clients and several hundred other registered Missouri sex offenders had been […]

  • St. Charles man charged in mother’s beating

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – An unspeakable crime against an elderly woman. Cary Lee Joseph of St. Charles is behind bars after police said he beat his mother, who later died. The assault happened in March at their home on Shady Oak Drive. On Monday, neighbors Gerry and Linda Waymon told Fox 2 they weren’t shocked at the fact that Joseph was in jail because they saw firsthand how badly his mother, Maralyn Joseph, was beat up. “It was just […]

  • Several businesses, neighborhoods still without power after Friday morning outage

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – Storms knocked out power for thousands across the St. Louis area Friday morning and the effect was felt not just by homeowners. “We have about 1,500 fish here,” said John LeFort, owner of Pet Supplies Plus in Warson Woods. “It’s really important to keep the oxygen in the water because what happens to them is that they start to rise to the top and eventually they will die.” LeFort had one generator running outside of […]

  • Glencoe Community Staple Church asks for help to rebuild after flood damage

    GLENCOE, MO (KPLR) – A call for help. Several west county communities continue to recover from the floods a few weeks ago but one particular neighborhood is asking for a little extra assistance. “That’s how high the water was,” said Gary Templeton, co-pastor of the Glencoe Church of God. Despite their best efforts to save it from damage, the small church, tucked away in a Glencoe neighborhood, barely stood the chance of surviving the flood of 2017. “It’s just devastating […]

  • Illinois State Police catching speeders from the sky

    COLLINSVILLE, IL, (KPLR) – All it takes is a stopwatch, a Cessna 182, and a fast car. Illinois State Police are not only catching speeders on the ground, but also from a bird’s eye view. The Air Speed detail involves a plane flying anywhere from 2,000 to 2,500 feet in the air, a pilot, and a spotter to time lead-footed drivers as they travel between four-foot wide lines painted on the shoulder and the center line. And on a sunny […]

  • 12-year-old shot in chest in north city neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A boy was rushed to a local hospital after being shot in the chest Wednesday afternoon, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. The shooting took place just after 4:55 p.m. in a home in the 5900 block of Lalite Avenue, located in the Walnut Park West neighborhood. Police said a group of children were in a room together when the shooting occurred. The victim was said to be conscious and breathing when he was taken […]

  • De Soto community rallies around principal who resigned

    DE SOTO, MO (KPLR) – The beloved De Soto School District principal whom parents last week said was forced to resign, spoke out for the first time Tuesday. Former Vineland Elementary School principal Adam Grindstaff said he was shocked by the manner in which the situation unfolded, but now that he has legal help and the support of the community, he isn’t backing down. “I miss all of you,” Grindstaff said to dozens of parents, children and grandparents alike as […]

  • ‘Motor Scooter Bandit’ apprehended thanks to social media crime fighters

    LEMAY, MO (KPLR) – He was being dubbed the Motor Scooter Bandit last week until crime fighters on a private community Facebook page helped St. Louis County police catch him. Brock Schmittler and his friend, Karl Genthon, are in charge of the closed group page that goes by the name “Only in Lemay.” On Monday, they said that all they were doing was looking out for their community. “If you get involved it really can change things really quickly,” said […]

  • Dozens of St. Louis area restaurants report serial scammer on loose

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – On Thursday, dozens of St. Louis area bars and restaurants were reporting a serial scammer on the loose. Tom Halaska of Demun Oyster Bar said he’s warned the restaurant and bar community about a man who pretends to be a customer before resorting to his scamming tricks. “He said that he left his wallet here on Friday night and that he’s a pilot for United Airlines,” Halaska said. Halaska said that the restaurant checked for the […]

  • Trenton woman fights sewage woes with city

    TRENTON, IL (KPLR) – A sewage nightmare for an Illinois woman. Christa Schott of Trenton said sewage waste had been piling up in her back yard for years, but she never knew until this past November. “There was gray water out in the ditch and the city came and said, ‘It’s your problem, there’s a sewer issue, and you’ll have to get it fixed,’” she said. Schott said she hired a plumber, who had to dig a massive hole in […]

  • Parents rally behind recently resigned Vineland Elementary principal

    DE SOTO, MO (KPLR) – A fight to bring back a beloved principal. Parents in the De Soto School District are upset because they believe Adam Grindstaff, the now former principal for Vineland Elementary School, was forced to resign last week. Several angry parents gathered at a community hall Tuesday night to figure out how they can help Grindstaff get his job back. “He made it feel safe for my kids to come here,” said Patricia Steward. “Any issues that […]