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Danielle Scruggs began her career as a Digital Content Producer for KTVI FOX 2 in May of 2014. She completed two internships with the station before setting off on her own.

She is a former News Producer for WICS ABC 20 and WRSP FOX 55/27 in Springfield, Illinois. In addition to producing, Scruggs worked for the City of St. Louis as an intern and host for STL TV Live.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and Television from Columbia College Chicago.

A St. Louis native, Scruggs loves covering stories in her hometown.


Recent Articles
  • Suspect killed, officer injured in St. Louis police shooting

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A suspect is dead and a police officer was injured Tuesday morning in St. Louis City. The incident took place around 8:00 a.m. in the 5200 block of Ridge Avenue, in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. According to Interim Police Chief Larry O’Toole, two officers were called to the home for reports of a stabbing. They arrived to find a man wounded with lacerations to his face, arms, and torso. The victim said the suspect cut him and was […]

  • Two officers injured after suspect strikes vehicle in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – A man trying to escape arrest crashed into an unmarked police car and injured two St. Louis City police officers around 11:15am Friday. The accident happened near Morganford Road and Fyler Avenue, just south of Tower Grove Park. The two officers were transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital for observation after sustaining head, neck and back injuries. The officers are currently listed in stable condition. Police were conducting an undercover investigation when officers tried to arrest the suspect. […]

  • Employee critically injured in Collinsville gas station shooting; suspect sought

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – A clerk was shot and critically injured in a late night armed robbery at a Collinsville gas station and convenience store. The shooting took place around 10:30 p.m. at Exxon located at 810 S. Morrison Drive. Officers arrived to find a 36-year-old male store employee suffering from gunshot wounds. Witnesses say an African-American male entered the store wearing black pants, a black shirt and a black ball cap. He also had a blue bandana covering part of […]

  • ‘We need prayers’: Wrestling legend Ric Flair admitted to hospital

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pro wrestling legend Ric Flair was hospitalized over the weekend, leading to calls for “prayers and positive energy” for The Nature Boy. According to his talent representatives at Legacy Talent, Flair was admitted Saturday, August 12 for routine monitoring. In a tweet Saturday, Legacy Talent CEO Melinda Morris Zanoni said there was “no reason to panic” regarding the former 16-time world champion’s condition. On Sunday, Zanoni said Flair was dealing with some “tough medical issues,” but did not […]

  • Tax reform: Meet the key lawmakers

    Washington is gearing up for a busy fall loaded with a number of fiscal issues, perhaps the most mammoth of which is comprehensive tax reform. Leaders from both the White House and Congress have been working quietly for months on the topic. While the White House is eager to get a bill passed by the end of the year, members of Congress have not been so enthusiastic about the timeline. After all, the last time Congress passed comprehensive tax reform […]

  • ‘Newsies’ playing now through Aug. 13 at The Muny

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Newsies is playing at The Muny now through Sunday, August 13. Tessa Grady, who plays Katherine Plumber, visits FOX 2 to discuss the show. She also performed a snippet of ‘Watch What Happens.’ The Premiere of Newsies The Muny Now through August 13 8:15pm nightly To learn more visit: muny.org 

  • Gesher Music Festival ‘War & Peace’

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The 7th Annual Gesher Music Festival takes place August 10th through 20th. Dana Hotle, Gesher Music Festival Director and performing artist at the Festival along with Soprano, Lucy Dhegrae, explain. The festival brings professional musicians to St. Louis to perform chamber music with a ‘Jewish twist’ or inflection. This year`s theme, ‘War & Peace’ explores music and stories reflecting the Jewish experience which illuminate our common humanity even in times of conflict. There will be a variety […]

  • Mother found murdered in East St. Louis apartment; Major Case Squad activated

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Detectives with the Major Case Squad are investigating a homicide after a 23-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday inside of an East St. Louis apartment complex. East St. Louis police found the victim, Alexis Winston, dead in her apartment just after 4 a.m. at the John Robinson Homes public housing facility in the 1200 block of Market Street. Winston had been shot several times. Authorities said the Winston’s one-year-old daughter was home at the time, but […]

  • Woman killed after Amtrak train strikes SUV in Macoupin County

    BRIGHTON, Ill. – A woman was killed in a crash involving an Amtrak train  Wednesday night in Brighton, Illinois. Police say Melanie Adams-Swearengen, 35, attempted to cross the railroad tracks near Route 111 and Main Street, in an area where there was no crossing. As Adams-Swearengen drove her Acura SUV over the tracks around 10:30 p.m., the vehicle got hung up. Adams-Swearengen’s husband said she had just started a new job in the area where the crash occurred and had just dropped […]

  • Two in custody following carjacking in Belleville, extended police pursuit

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Two people are in custody after carjacking a Belleville mother late Tuesday night and leading police on a pursuit on both sides of the Mississippi River. The victim, a 23-year-old woman, said her silver 2009 Pontiac G8 was taken from her at gunpoint by two men on Eastview Drive around 11:30 p.m. She was blocked in by two vehicles — one in front of her, one behind her. She was allowed to remove her three-year-old daughter […]

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in separate shootings in Wellston

    WELLSTON, Mo. _ One man is dead and another is injured following two separate shootings in the City of Wellston. Authorities received a call around 6 a.m. for a suspicious vehicle in the 6200 block Derby.  They arrived to find the victim’s body inside. He had been shot several times. Around 8:30 a.m., police were called for a shooting outside of a laundromat in the 6100 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. One man was shot in the abdomen. He taken […]

  • Endangered Person Advisory issued for missing Missouri girl

    UPDATE: Rohr was found safe, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Wednesday afternoon. SMITHTON, Mo. – An Endangered Person Advisory has been issued for a missing Smithton, Missouri girl. Authorities say Mersadiez Rohr, 14, was last seen around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. She was in a tan or beige 2004 GMC Yukon with Missouri plate number, MH2P0D. Rohr was believed to be with 28-year-old Matthew Fischer also known as Michael Piznarski. However, he was taken into custody by the Pettis County […]