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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
  • Chick-fil-A, St. Louis Cardinals team up to offer free lunch

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- If you like Chick-fil-A and the St. Louis Cardinals, this post is for you! Thirteen St. Louis- area restaurants will offer a free Original Chick-fil-A sandwich or 8-count Chicken Nugget to guests wearing Cardinals gear. The giveaway is set to take place during Thursday home games from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. It’s a way to say “Thank You” to customers and fans for their support! According to a news release, this promotion is valid on April 27, […]

  • Colon Cancer Alliance to host St. Louis Undy Run/Walk March 25.

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It was considered an “older person’s disease.” But a new study from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that Colon Cancer is on the rise in younger generations. Nearly 15 percent of all Colon Cancer cases this year will be in people under the age of 50. More than 50,000 Americans are expected to die from Colon Cancer this year alone. The Undy Run/Walk is an event to promote awareness about […]

  • ‘Motown the Musical’ at Fabulous Fox Theatre

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It started as one man’s story and became everyone’s music. Now it’s Broadway’s musical. ‘Motown The Musical’ is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from a featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more! Jarran Muse, who plays Marvin Gaye, visits KPLR 11 News at Noon to tell us about this fantastic play! Motown shattered barriers, shaped our […]

  • Jogger hospitalized after being struck in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- An accident reconstruction team is investigating after a person was struck by a vehicle Friday morning in downtown St. Louis. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Market Street at 14th. Police say a the victim is a white male in his 60s. According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the jogger was  traveling eastbound on the north side of Market when he crossed against the light into the crosswalk. He was struck […]

  • How to make the best of your tax refund

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- It`s tax season and people are just starting to receive their refund checks. Most financial experts would tell you to save the refund, but there is a right way and wrong way to go about it. Peter Lazaroff from Plancorp discusses options for saving your refund. Peter says most people look at their refund as “free money” and spend it. Also, that save it simply leave it in their checking and but earn anything. He says […]

  • Person of interest in Glen Carbon fatal fire found dead in lake

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KPLR) – A woman named as a person of interest in a fatal house fire in Glen Carbon has been found dead. The body of Cristy Campbell was found shortly before 11:15 a.m. at Silver Lake in Highland, Illinois. Police began searching for the 32-year-old after an adult was found dead at a two-story home on Dogwood Lane. Multiple children were inside of the home at the time. Ranging in age from infancy to teens, all six […]

  • Body found at Silver Lake in Highland

    HIGHLAND, IL (KPLR)- Authorities are investigating after a body was found at a lake in Madison County. It was discovered shortly before 11:30 a.m. at Silver Lake, along Illinois Route 143. It’s unclear if the body belongs to a man or woman. Earlier Thursday, an infant was located inside of a vehicle that went into Highland Silver Lake as well. Emergency crews performed CPR the child, who was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The child’s condition is still unknown. FOX 2 will […]

  • Person of Interest named in Glen Carbon fatal house fire

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KPLR)- Glen Carbon police have named a woman as a person of interest in a Thursday morning fire that left one adult dead. Authorities are searching for 32-year-old Cristy L. Campbell. The fire started around 5:30 a.m. at a two-story home on Dogwood Lane. Six children were able to escape. Campbell, who is possibly endangered, is described as a white female, 4’11” weighing 97 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. The children, ranging in age from infancy […]

  • One dead in Glen Carbon house fire; multiple children safe

    GLEN CARBON, IL (KPLR)- One adult is dead and multiple children are safe after an overnight fire in Glen Carbon. It happened around 5:30 a.m. at a two-story home on Dogwood Lane. The children ranged in age from infancy to teens. Police say all six children have been placed in the care of family members. According to the Belleville News Democrat, two children sought help at a nearby Walmart. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. An infant […]

  • Infant hospitalized after vehicle goes into lake near Highland

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KPLR)- Police are investigating after a vehicle went into a lake in Madison County. The accident happened shortly before 6 a.m. at Highland Silver Lake near Illinois Route 143. A passerby saw the vehicle and immediately called for help. Emergency crews performed CPR on an infant, who was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The child’s condition is unknown at the time. Officials say no one else was found in or around the vehicle. The sport-utility was pulled from the […]

  • Purses for Pantries at River City Casino Saturday, March 18

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Purses for Pantries is taking place this weekend at the River City Casino and Hotel! Derek May, Development Manager for Operation Food Search joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to tell us all about the event. More than 400 designer and designer inspired handbags will be available to bid on. The $50 tickets include entrance into the event and a three-course luncheon. In addition to the designer and designer-inspired handbags, those in attendance will find evening clutches, […]

  • State Rep. Bruce Franks decides not to run for mayor

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. has changed his mind and will not run for mayor of St. Louis. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, his decision came early Friday morning, just 12 hours after the initial announcement. The Post says Franks had a change of heart about leaving his 78th District seat vacant for a prolonged period of time. “It would be one less progressive voice in the state Legislature,” said Franks. “The […]