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
  • SLPS substitute teacher accused of striking student in the face

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis Public Schools teacher is charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault. Court documents filed in St. Louis Circuit Court accuse Gerrick Ingram Jr., 30, of striking a 10-year-old student’s face with an open hand and pushing a table at the student’s legs at Herzog Elementary School on May 2. The school district immediately launched an investigation with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and put Ingram on administrative leave. District officials have since said Ingram’s […]

  • Victim of sex assault outside St. Charles Target discusses horrific incident

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A 21-year-old woman wanted to share her story of sexual assault with the public. On April 24, she was collecting signatures for a petition at the Target parking lot at 3800 Mexico Road in St. Charles when a man groped her. “My whole body was shaking. Like I was trying to process everything that just happened because it was pretty scary,” she said. The suspect, 33-year-old Adham Hijaz, was charged with sexual abuse. The woman said Hijaz […]

  • Selfie taking man faces sex abuse charge

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – St. Charles County prosecutors charged 33-year-old Adham Hijaz Wednesday with sexual abuse. He’s accused of groping a woman while taking a selfie together at a Target parking lot. According to charging documents, on April 24, the victim was gathering signatures for a petition in the parking lot of the Target located at 3800 Mexico Road. Hijaz signed his name, struck up a conversation with the woman then asked if she’d take a selfie with him. She […]

  • Suspect charged in Wellston robberies

    VINITA PARK, Mo. – Police are investigating at least three robberies near a MetroLink station in Wellston Monday night.  Police say they caught the suspects, who were waiting around for more victims. Today the prosecutor’s office filed charges only against one of the suspects in the robberies. Police say more victims have come forward with a similar description of the suspects before they can have charges filed against the other suspects. Donell Austin is charged with two counts of robbery […]

  • St. Louis police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of 9-month-old

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the suspicious death of a 9-month-old girl. According to a police report, officers received a call for help from the 3900 block of Alexander, located in the Dutchtown neighborhood. Once there, they found the girl not breathing. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. Concerned neighbors said they saw about three police cars in front of a duplex on their street, where a man lives, but […]

  • Woman charged in senior housing stabbing death

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A 49-year-old St. Louis County woman is charged with stabbing a man to death in his apartment. The body of 65-year-old Ricky Foster was discovered late Tuesday night at the Metropolitan Village Apartments, a senior housing facility, in the Jeff Vander-Lou neighborhood. Susan Allen was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. She’s accused of using a knife to cut Foster’s throat on or around May 1. According to charging documents, Foster’s family called the apartments […]

  • St. Louis police reuniting victims with their stolen property

    ST. LOUIS – In April, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department showed off an entire room full of stolen items, recovered as a result of a months-long investigation of car break-ins in the downtown and Downtown West neighborhoods. Police say some of the items recovered were stolen in the theft ring from as far back as 2014. Two men and woman are charged with the crimes after search warrants revealed the stolen goods from their homes. Police have already linked about […]

  • Cardinals buy ballistic cups from local fan after Molina’s injury

    ST. LOUIS – Jeremiah Raber trusts in his product “Armored Nutshellz” so much that he tested it out on himself. In a video he posted on his company website, he’s shown in a forested area, standing by a tree, wearing an athletic cup with a target on it; then you here a gunfire and sure enough, the cup stopped the bullet. He created bulletproof cups for high performing athletes, law enforcement, and military. Raber said the Cardinals reached out to […]

  • Doctor says it’s possible Molina could be back in half the time

    ST. LOUIS – Yadier Molina suffered a traumatic pelvic hematoma Saturday when a fast pitch, flying at 102 mph, hit him in the groin. Internal bleeding from the injury was so out-of-control it required emergency surgery says orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rick Lehman. “When you look down there and see the bruising is getting bigger and bigger and you have to control the bleeding very early,” said Dr. Rick Lehman, sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Lehman said when the swelling […]

  • Woman threatening to cut judge’s throat ordered to receive psych exam

    ST. LOUIS – The trial for the woman accused of threatening to cut the throat of a St. Louis judge has been delayed. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Rex Burlison recently ordered Valerie Mitchell to get a psychiatric exam to determine if she’s fit for trial. Court documents show Judge Burlison also ordered 57-year-old Mitchell be hospitalized at the Department of Mental Health pending determination of competency. Mitchell is charged with tampering with a judicial officer and resisting or interfering with arrest. […]

  • Pevely woman arrested with drugs at elementary school

    PEVELY, Mo. – The school day at Pevely Elementary School began with a call to police Wednesday after a school secretary reported seeing a woman acting suspiciously in a school bathroom. Police arrested a 26-year-old woman for possession of a controlled substance, although its not yet clear what the drug was. “We can’t confirm what the substance was because it has to be sent off to the Missouri State Highway Patrol lab for confirmation,” said Col. Ben Litterall, Pevely Police Department. […]

  • Top executives of Ranken Jordan forced to resign

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – A shocking change at the top of the administration for Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital. Both their CEO Lauri Tanner and CFO Jean Bardwell were asked to resign. The board of directors requested that the two women step down after they discovered they violated administrative policies. According to a press release issued by a public relations firm representing Ranken Jordan, a review found that Tanner and Bardwell violated the hospital`s paid time off policies by obtaining […]