Erika Tallan is thrilled to be a part of the Fox2 Team. She joined in January of 2016 co-anchoring the weekend evening news alongside Elliott Davis and reporting week day nights for the 9,10 and 11p.m.

As a Phoenix, Arizona native, Tallan is new to St. Louis, but not to the Midwest. After graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, she accepted her first TV news job in Lincoln, Nebraska. It wasn’t long before Kansas City came calling. Before following the Missouri River east to St. Louis, Tallan reported and anchored at KCTV in Kansas City.

While at KCTV, Tallan was awarded a Mid-America Emmy for her report, “Get Out Alive,” which was a dramatic demonstration of escaping house fires. It was a story she felt compelled to tell after a string of house fires in the Kansas City viewing area claimed the lives of small children, the elderly and family members who raced back into the smoke and flames in a desperate attempt to rescue those trapped inside.

Some other highlights include covering the Kansas City Royals’ playoff race into the World Series, and being named Missouri Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Media Person of the Year for her work raising awareness and support for childhood cancers. Most recently, Tallan was awarded two first place Kansas Association of Broadcasters plaques for enterprise reporting and coverage of a single topic news event.

Tallan looks forward to experiencing all that the Gateway City has to offer with her husband, cheering on the Cardinals (and the Royals!), becoming a hockey fan and telling your stories.

Recent Articles
  • Masked suspects plan to steal BMWs foiled

    MAPLEWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Maplewood police foil an attempt to steal BMWs at a luxury auto dealership with the help of real-time surveillance. Surveillance cameras rolled on a red pickup truck entering the Autohaus BMW in Maplewood at 3:25 am last Wednesday morning. The video shows masked men jump out of the truck, carrying what appears to be a toolbox. At that point, someone watching the video from a remote location, a private security company called Visionable Surveillance Solutions, was able […]

  • Apartment manager indicted for stealing rent payments from tenants

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – An area property manager was charged for allegedly stealing rent money from hundreds of tenants, keeping it for herself, and then sending those tenants eviction notices for not paying up. A federal grand jury has indicted 32-year-old Jasmine Outlaw for fraud. She’s the former assistant property manager at Lucas Hunt Village Apartments in north St. Louis. Federal court documents show she started her scheme in 2014. Outlaw “requested tenants of Lucas Hunt to submit all rent […]

  • Pevely woman comes home to find naked lady on her couch

    PEVELY, MO (KPLR) – Brianna Willey called Pevely police last Friday night when she returned home with her two young boys to find a strange woman sitting on their couch. “I asked her who she was and why she was there and she told me her name was Catherine and she was there for the birthday party,” said Brianna Willey. “And she was definitely dressed for it.” There was no birthday party and the woman was stripped down to her […]

  • Brutal teen fight could launch police investigation

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A fight recorded on a cellphone shows 25 seconds of sheer brutality. In it, you hear an onlooker egging on a handful of teenagers throwing out punches, body slams and even the using a baseball bat to fight back. The video is circulating at Timberland High School in the Wentzville School District. Students leaving school Wednesday tell Fox 2 that the video is causing tension among students. Some are taking sides, while others feel […]

  • St. Louis Blues celebrate men who helped family escape house fire

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Blues game kicked off with a tear-jerking moment as two fans took to the ice to be honored as hometown heroes. The crowd gave them a standing ovation after seeing their story play out on the big screen. The Blues organization had heard how Collin Fenton and Jared Grzywacz of Collinsville rescued an 88-year-old woman and at least two others from a burning home last Friday night. The two men happened to be driving […]

  • Bus driver busted for sending pornographic image of himself to a minor

    NORMANDY, MO (KPLR) – A former school bus driver is busted for allegedly sending a pornographic photo of himself to a 14-year-old girl. Now investigators want to get the word out. The North County Police Cooperative says the man was a bus driver who shuttled teens to and from Normandy Middle School, as well as other routes. That’s how he had access to minors in this case. 27-year-old Jeremy Hubbard is in police custody charged with sexual misconduct involving a […]

  • High voter turnout predicted for St. Louis primary election

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Voters in the city of St. Louis are casting ballots on this primary election day. Those votes helping decide which party candidates will square off in April’s general election. Voter turnout is predicted to be higher than previous years. St. Louis Elections Director Gary Stoff says voting seems to be steady. Stoff says they are predicting voter turnout to be 30 to 35 percent and he believes it’s going to hit that prediction. Voter turnout […]

  • Perryville shows outpouring of support to tornado victims

    PERRYVILLE, MO (KPLR) – As the sun set on Perryville Wednesday night, storm victims and cleanup crews packed up for the night. They’ll have to return to their destroyed homes to pick up the ruins another day. In town there is no sign of tornado damage, still many are feeling the hit. “We are all family it is a small town and we’re doing what we can to help everybody out,” said Justin Pyland, store manager at Buchheit Supply. Buchheit […]

  • St. Louisan recounts the terrifying moment a car plowed into crowd at Mardi Gras in New Orleans

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – 19-year-old Max Mattione was one of hundreds of thousands celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans Saturday. As daylight fell, his fond memory of the event would become more of a nightmare. “I was standing in a neutral ground at the parade, standing there talking to my friends, and one of them screamed and I turned around and the truck just flew into us,” said Max Mattione. Mattione, who grew up in the St. Louis area and […]

  • Human remains found in Franklin County

    WASHINGTON, MO (KPLR) – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office confirms that human remains were discovered on Friday near Washington, Missouri. Sheriff Steve Pelton said a man made the discovery around 2:40 p.m. and called 911. The man had been clearing brush from the wooded property that he helps maintain in the 4600 block of Old Hwy 100. Deputies were able to confirm the remains are human and they appeared to have been there for several months. Franklin County authorities are in […]

  • Parking problems frustrate Dogtown residents

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Some residents in Dogtown are calling on their alderman to find a solution to the parking issues they deal with on weekends, holidays and nice sunny days. They say the parking is so bad that they must park blocks away from their own homes when visitors, heading to the nearby St. Louis Zoo and Forest Park, park along their streets. “We always welcome everybody. We love the neighborhood and we love the zoo, but it’s overtaking […]

  • Foreign invader prompts Webster Groves to chop down Ash trees

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KPLR) – In a city with a name like Webster Groves, tree lined streets are a big part of its identity. It’s earned the distinction of “Tree City USA” since the 1983. But one neighborhood’s stately trees are turning to stumps. Addie Tomber lives in the Webster Forest subdivision. “[I] drove in and noticed immediately the forest part of Webster Forest was gone,” said Addie Tomber. Dozens got the chop. And more are about to go. The […]