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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.


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    Girl, 15, fatally shot by masked gunmen overnight

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl was murdered overnight in St. Louis city. It happened shortly before 7:00 pm in the 6000 block of Thekla Avenue in the Walnut Park West neighborhood. The victim was sitting in her car at the time. A spokesperson for the St. Louis Public Schools identified her as Toni Stevenson, a student at Northwest Academy of Law High School located at 5140 Riverview Boulevard. Toni was very involved in the schools, […]

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    St. Louis Blues, Country Financial to host shower for military moms

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- All moms could use a helping hand but the St. Louis Blues and Country Financial are saying thanks to some local military moms. They’re teaming up with Operation Shower to provide expectant mothers with baby items. A baby shower will be held at the Peabody Opera House on January 24th. You can donate items to be used as gifts given to expectant military moms. People are encouraged to donate new born pajamas to any the Country […]

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    Variety, The Children’s Charity Trivia Night at SLUH

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- FOX 2 has been a proud supporter of Variety, The Children’s Charity for a long time and we’ve known our friend Nick George for a long time as well. He joined us on the morning show to talk about Variety Trivia Night. The event will take place on February 4th at St. Louis University High School. FOX 2’s John Brown is the emcee. There will be free drinks, Variety Pizza Packs for sale, raffles, balloon pops and more! Doors open […]

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    Vehicle crashes into tree near NB I-55 in Festus; 1 dead

    FESTUS, MO (KPLR) – Troopers with the Missouri Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal accident Friday morning south of Crystal City. According to Sergeant Al Nothum, it happened on northbound I-55 near Highway 61. The vehicle crashed off of the interstate and into a tree. Motorists are driving too fast for these road conditions, said Nothum. “If the speed limit is 65 don’t drive 80 in this type of weather.” Slow your speeds down during the next 48 hours if you […]

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    State board restores accreditation for St. Louis Public Schools

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The Missouri State Board of Education voted to restore full Accreditation to Saint Louis Public Schools. According to a news release, it was a vote of confidence in SLPS and the significant improvements they’ve made over the past nearly 10 years since the District lost its accreditation. “Reaching this milestone has taken hard work and unwavering dedication from the Special Administrative Board and all of our incredible stakeholders—students, staff, families and community partners.” According to […]

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    Ron Isley to host benefit for full-ride scholarships to Harris-Stowe

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A St. Louis Grammy Award winner is giving a big gift to Harris-Stowe State University. Singer Ron Isley, of the Isley Brothers, will host annual event to provide full-ride scholarships for at least two first-year students. It kicks off with a Black Tie Gala and Concert at the Peabody Opera House, on Saturday, May 20th. Mr. Isley, Harris-Stowe State University President, Dr. Dwaun Warmack and Rickey Whittington with the Whittington Foundation joined us in the FOX […]

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    Four ways to improve your finances in 2017

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Who doesn’t want to save more money? The new year is a great time to take stock of your finances and see how you can improve. There are four simple steps to help you in the process. Peter Lazaroff, Strategist for Plancorp Financial, joined us with the details. Four ways to improve your finances in 2017: 1. Increase your savings rate 2. Track your spending 3. Automate your finances 4. Write out clear financial goals

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    St. Louisans flock to Florida for Walt Disney World Marathon weekend

    ORLANDO, FL (KPLR)- Nearly 500 St. Louis residents picked the perfect weekend to escape the snow and cold for a trip to sunny Florida. They’re participating in the 20th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon! In addition to the marathon, visitors will enjoy the Dopey Challenge, Goofy’s Race along with a Half Challenge, 10K, 5K run plus Disney Kids Races. FOX 2’s John Brown will join them on their 26.2 mile journey. He joins us live with more on this amazing […]

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    Body found near school in Belleville

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI)- Authorities are investigating after a body was found near a junior high school in Belleville. The body was discovered around 5 a.m. Tuesday near Emge Junior High School located at 7401 Westchester Drive. Our Rogue Runner Jamar Black is on the scene. The name, sex and age of the person have not been released at this time. This is a developing story. FOX 2 will keep you updated as more details become available.

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    The Pink Angels Foundation; saving lives one by one

    ST. LOUIS,MO (KPLR)- “Saving lives one by one.” The Pink Angels Foundation helps women through the process of chemotherapy and life treatment after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Founder and CEO Chantelle Nickson-Clark joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning to tell us all about her organization. Chantelle was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. “I found it to be a very trying time. I lost my mother and my aunt to breast cancer as well.” In addition, Chantelle […]

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    Officer opens fire after vehicle struck; suspect sought

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- An officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department opened fire at a suspect Wednesday morning after the officer was nearly hit by a stolen car. The incident took place around 9 a.m. near Tucker Boulevard and Locust. Police Chief Sam Dotson says technology on a downtown camera located the license plate of a Pontiac that was stolen in St. Louis County. As officers responded, a suspect got into the stolen car and tried to leave the scene. Dotson […]

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    Officer opens fire after vehicle struck; suspect sought

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A St. Louis police officer opened fire after his vehicle was struck Wednesday morning near downtown St. Louis. According to St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, a stolen vehicle from St. Louis County was detected by a license plate reader near the intersection of Tucker Boulevard and Carr Street. Dotson says officers located the vehicle parked at the curb. An officer, who was on the scene, called for assistance. A second car was approaching  and the suspect ran to the vehicle. At […]