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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
  • 1 killed in multi-vehicle crash near Scott Air Force Base

    Scott AFB, IL — One person was killed in a three-car crash Wednesday morning near Scott Air Force Base. The accident happened around 9 a.m. off of Interstate 64 at Mile Marker 21. There is no word on the cause of the accident. Illinois State Police are handling the investigation.

  • MetroLink train struck by gunfire while traveling near Fairview Heights

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI)- The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after shots were fired at a MetroLink train in the metro east overnight. It happened around 11 p.m. between Washington Park and Fairview Heights. Roughly 20 passengers were on board at the time. Metro officials say no one was injured and the train has been taken out of service. One witness was heading home from the Cardinals game. He tells FOX 2 bullet holes were evident when he and his family […]

  • 2017 St. Albans Fit Family Day, Pedal the Puzzle bicycle event

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-The mysteries of autism affect millions of families and unlocking its secrets are crucial to helping children and their parents cope with the condition. Money is desperately needed to assist families and help move kids off the autism spectrum. Dr. Bart Coleman and his wife Tracy joined us with more on Family Fit Day and Pedal the Puzzle Bike Ride. The day is filled with family friendly fitness activities such as an adult bike ride, kids ride, […]

  • Dirty Dancing-The Classic Story On Stage now playing at The Fabulous Fox

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story On Stage, is playing this weekend at The Fabulous Fox. The iconic show features all of the hit songs you love like  “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life. St. Louis native John Swapshire and Matt Borchers tell us all about it! Dirty Dancing- The Classic Story On Stage May 12-14 The Fabulous Fox Theatre Tickets $45-$115 To learn more visit: fabulousfox.com/events/detail/dirty-dancing

  • LouFest 2017 schedule announced

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Here’s your 2017 line-up! The official schedule for the 2017 LouFest has been announced. The festival will take place on September 9th and 10th in Forest Park. “The numbers from last year were excellent,” said Greg Hayes, director of the St. Louis Department Parks and Recreation and Forestry. “I believe we had close to 50,000 people across the two-day event. Yeah, it’s definitely grown over the years and they want to keep growing in the park.” That […]

  • Carjacking, robbery suspect shot by victim at St. Louis city gas station

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A man targeted for robbery turned the tables on his assailant, shooting the suspect the in the buttocks at a local gas station, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. According to a police spokesman, the incident happened shortly after 7:00 a.m. at the Phillips 66 on North Broadway and Grand. Police said a the suspect, a man in his 20s, exited the passenger side of a vehicle and attempted to rob the victim while he […]

  • 8th Annual Crawfish & Shrimp Boil May 6 in Webster Groves

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Some fine music, food and entertainment for all ages is planned as part of the 8th Annual Crawfish and Shrimp boil May 6 in Webster Groves. Bill Kunz, owner, Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen joins us in the KPLR 11 kitchen with more! Crawfish is $11.99/lb or $29.99/3 lb. They are served with corn and potatoes (for 1 lb you get 1 piece of corn & 4 potato halves; for 3 lbs you get 3 pieces of corn & 12 […]

  • Ferguson activist featured in iconic photo found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A Ferguson activist who was featured in the iconic photo throwing a tear gas canister has been found dead. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Edward Crawford was found dead in his car overnight. Police say the 27-year-old appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shooting took place in the 1400 block of Salisbury Street in Hyde Park. Investigators say Crawford and two women were in the car when the gun went off. […]

  • Sugarfire Smokehouse offers free meals to flood victims

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Sugarfire Smokehouse is offering a free meal to anyone who has been displaced by flooding. General Manager Kris Gilkert joins John Pertzborn and Randi Naughton In The Flood Watch to tell us all about it. The company’s Sandbag Promotion is available at Sugarfire located at 932 Meramec Station Road, in Valley Park. The meal consists of pulled pork, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and Carolina mustard drizzle. To learn more visit: Sugarfiresmokehouse.com or call (314) 997-2301.

  • Minimum wage law takes effect in St. Louis, May 5

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- An ordinance setting the City of St. Louis’ minimum wage to $10 takes effect Thursday, May 5. According to a news release, the Circuit Court lifted its injunction that previously blocked the ordinance from becoming law. The minimum wage will rise to $11 beginning January 1, 2018. The City has established a monitored email address to help answer questions employers and employees may have. That website is minimumwage@stlouis-mo.gov. For questions about the new law you can also […]

  • Cinco de Mayo celebration at Hacienda in Rock Hill

    ROCK HILL, MO (KPLR) – A Cinco de Mayo celebration is slated for Friday, May 5 at Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in Rock Hill. In 2018, Hacienda will be family owned for 50 years! Terry Deckard joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to tell us all about it. When party-goers pack the patio at Hacienda, they’ll be enjoying more than just great food and cold drinks. They’ll be taking part in a piece of St. Louis history. When […]

  • Stroke and heart attack risk factors, signs

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – May is National Stroke Awareness and National Trauma Awareness Month. During a medical emergency like a stroke, heart attack or trauma, seeking immediate treatment is the key to survival and recovery. Elizabeth Schelp, RN, from St. Anthony’s Stroke Program, tells us about the signs. On Friday, May 5, the public is invited to Minutes Matter, hosted by St. Anthony`s Medical Center. It will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at South County Center. The free […]