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
  • Search for suspects in armed robbery at The Meadows shopping center

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Lake Saint Louis Police are releasing surveillance video in hopes that the public can assist them in tracking down four female suspects who committed felony retail theft/strong armed robbery. The incident occurred on the afternoon of April 26th at the Victoria’s Secret located in The Meadows. The women stole nearly $900 worth of merchandise, but it could have been more, if not for a very brave store employee. “We had an employee of the business […]

  • Witness describes seeing fugitive on the run in Hillsboro

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The ongoing search for a suspect near Hillsboro got a little too close for comfort for one family when the fugitive ran right into the creek just feet away from their home. The mother, who asked not to be identified, told KPLR 11 that she was alerted when her dogs started barking. “So I looked out the front window and there’s a guy running down the road here and he went down into the creek […]

  • Tower Grove South community rallies around family displaced by fire

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A fire ripped through a four-plex Tuesday in the 3900 block of Miami, destroying the units and displacing at least six tenants. Andrea Williams, her 6-year-old son, 3-year-old daughter, and her daughter’s father were living in one of the lower units and are now displaced. Since then, the Tower Grove South neighborhood took to its Facebook page to collect donations for the young family that lost all of their belongings in the fire. One neighbor, Tricia […]

  • Child describes being thrown from school bus

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – “When the car crashed everybody was like going everywhere,” said 9-year-old Hamid Socoro, recalling the terrifying moments as his school bus crashed along Interstate 44 Thursday morning. Hamid was sitting in the middle of the bus that was shuttling 13 Parkway School District student to Hanna Woods Elementary when it crashed through a guardrail on Interstate 44 and down a tree-lined embankment. Hamid flew out of the emergency door. “I hit my head on the […]

  • Police looking for person posing a pizza delivery guy in Tower Grove South

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A south city neighborhood is on the lookout for a man who may be checking doors while posing as a pizza delivery guy. One woman, who asked Fox2 to keep her identity anonymous, posted to social media about her run-in with the man. She reported the incident to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. “The city is a good place to live,” she said. “I just want to give folks in my neighborhood an FYI, so […]

  • SLU leadership addresses response to false alarm

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis University President Dr. Fred Pestello said a security scare earlier in the week turned out to be a real wake up call for the school. Pestello sent a campus-wide email with a video message in which he said that communications were not clear and caused confusion. “As a leadership team, there were areas where we fell short. We must do better,” Dr. Pestello said. Wednesday evening, students were evacuated from Spring Hall after a […]

  • Cardinals feel for flood victims and fans, give game vouchers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The rain wasn’t a problem for the Cardinals game Thursday night, but there were plenty of empty seats at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals realize that the flooding and weather kept fans from getting to the game. To show their appreciation for fans, anyone who bought a ticket to Thursday’s game will get a voucher for two tickets to a future game. “We know this is a trying time in the community and we are appreciative of […]

  • Residents filling sandbags in Pacific to prepare for flood waters

    PACIFIC, MO (KTVI) – The flood-weary town of Pacific is preparing for rising rivers. It was just 16 months ago that they experienced major flooding. The town still has sand bags leftover from that incident. A bagging station is already set up for residents to fill more this weekend. The Lions Club is already filling sandbags for anyone who needs them. People are closely watching the Meramec river and the rainy forecast. The river is expected to crest to 29.5 […]

  • Green-thumbed thief caught on camera stealing bushes in south city

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Some in a south city neighborhood are frustrated by a baffling potential crime spree. They are blaming a green-thumbed thief with uprooting their bushes from their properties. Last week, one homeowner caught a man stealing her Winterberry Holly bushes on her home surveillance cameras. She wrote about it on a neighborhood social media app. A few days later, she reported that the same man returned to her Tower Grove East home to take the plants she […]

  • North County officer hands out gift cards during patrol

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A North St. Louis County police officer is going well above his duty to protect and serve. He’s using his position to give back and bridge the gap between people and the police. Officer Ed Schlueter calls it compassion in his pocket. He keeps gift cards close to give away to people he feels may be down on their luck. It started with just a fun give-away contest during the holidays. Officer Schlueter took pictures of […]

  • Variety’s runway lights fashion show the most successful ever

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Variety’s runway lights fashion show was presented Saturday afternoon at union station in downtown St. Louis. Organizers say this year’s show was the most successful ever. News 11 and fox-2 are proud sponsors of the event, and our own Mandy Murphy was the celebrity emcee. St. John was the featured designer for today’s show. Even the kids got to model on the runway. Variety the Children’s Charity serves kids with physical and developmental disabilities.

  • National youth soccer tournament comes to west St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Three hundred seventeen youth soccer teams will be competing in Lou Fusz’s Meet Me in St. Louis Soccer Tournament over the weekend, attracting 12,000 soccer fans and players to the metro area. This is Lou Fusz Soccer Club’s 25th year as a club and it’s the largest tournament yet. It had to close registration for the tournament eight weeks early, because it filled up so quickly and there aren’t enough playing fields to allow for more […]