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
  • Student charged with making terrorist threat at Northwest Senior High School

    CEDAR HILL, Mo. – An 18-year-old student faces felony charges for making a terrorist threat Northwest Senior High School. The probable cause statement said a classmate heard Chance Foy of High Ridge claim that he had a bomb in his locker that was going to explode in four hours. A second student told investigators that he heard Foy state he had a “boom boom” at the school and that Foy had previously told him that “boom boom” means bomb. The […]

  • Police: Break-ins at Creve Coeur jewelry stores happened just over 12 hours apart

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – Creve Coeur police got a call for burglar alarms sounding at Genovese Jewelers at around 4 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, no one was inside the business. Police located a broken window on the southeast side of the building. They said the suspects made off with merchandise, but there were no details on how much they got away with. Genovese Jewelers had fixed the window by the afternoon hours but a sign was posted on its […]

  • St. Louis alderwoman robbed at gunpoint; suspects arrested

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged an East St. Louis man for allegedly robbing a St. Louis alderwoman and a friend over the weekend. According to court documents, the robbery happened in the 2800 block of Michigan Avenue, located in the Tower Grove East neighborhood. Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia was sitting on the front of the residence with a friend when they were approached by two young men in dark clothing. Both men were armed and demanded […]

  • Siblings carjack St. Louis salesman during test-drive

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A St. Louis brother and sister are charged in connection with carjacking a car salesman during a test drive Wednesday. Antoine Dorsey, 23, is charged with robbery and his sister Antoinette Dorsey, 27, is charged with robbery and armed criminal action. According to the probable cause statement, the Dorseys went to Joe-K Auto Sales at 6700 Manchester “to arrange a test drive of a 2012 Dodge Charger”. The car salesman took them on a drive, according […]

  • Four charged in conspiracy to murder Beaumont High student and his friend

    ST. LOUIS – Prosecutors have charged four men in connection with the death of a 16-year-old Beaumont High School student who was shot while waiting to go to school at his bus stop. Keith Graham, 20, William Pearson, 21, Terez Cook, 18, and Devion Gordon, 22, were charged with first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, and armed criminal action. According to court documents, recorded phone conversations from jail detail their plan to kill James Scales. Court documents said Scales […]

  • Plans to privatize St. Louis Airport still up in the air

    ST. LOUIS – It could be a long time before St. Louis City looks at possibly privatizing the St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. Mayor Lyda Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green, and Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed gathered Wednesday afternoon for a regular Board of Estimate and Apportionment meeting, where they approved contracts and leases for various city departments, none of which included the contract for the airport. According to Reed, a contract that would hire a firm to look at the […]

  • Mother discusses pulling son from car while being held at gunpoint in carjacking

    GRANITE CITY, IL – A Granite City mother and her 2-year-old son were carjacked at gunpoint Monday in the Walmart parking lot. Angie Shields said she had just parked and was getting out of her truck at the Walmart located at 379 West Pontoon Road in Granite City to pick up pull-ups for her son when a black Ford four-door hatchback pulled up behind her. Shield’s said the two men said something, but she couldn’t hear them so she took […]

  • Charges filed in robbery, fatal beating case

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a man and woman for beating, kidnapping, and robbing a 51-year-old man earlier this month, who later died as a result. According to a probable cause statement, the incident occurred March 3 in the 600 block of Bayless Avenue. Police said the female suspect, identified as 24-year-old Kimberly Cartwright, was at the victim’s residence when she texted the male suspect, 37-year-old Sherman Kinchen, and told him to come and […]

  • Grieving mother shares story of son’s deadly addiction to huffing

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A grieving mother is sharing the story of her son’s addiction to huffing to warn others of the potentially deadly dangers. Debbie Trammel saw our report on Fox 2/News 11 on a man arrested 17 times for huffing, after he was caught getting high from compressed air cans in public places, but not charged because there are no laws against huffing in Missouri. Huffing killed Trammel’s son, Staff Sgt. Joshua Humphries, four years ago, when he was […]

  • Man charged with robbing Central West End ice cream shop, assaulting employee

    ST. LOUIS – Prosecutors charged a 52-year-old St. Louis man for robbing a local ice cream shop and attacking an employee at the business. According to court documents, 52-year-old Rodney Darnell Gardner walked into Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams on Tuesday and demanded money from the register. When the employee refused, Gardner punched her in the face repeatedly. A manager at Jeni’s said the assaulted employee was the manager on duty at the time of the incident and she suffered a […]

  • Man charged with swiping metal plaque for scrapping

    ST. LOUIS – A man faces charges in St. Louis for stealing a plaque and explaining to police he scrapped it. Police caught 35-year-old Frederick Townsend driving a stolen U-Haul truck Monday. Police said the U-Haul was detected by the Real Time Crime Center as having been stolen. At the same time, police were investigating a theft at the Concordia Publishing House, located in the 3500 block of S. Jefferson Avenue. On Friday, surveillance cameras at the publishing company caught […]

  • Archdiocese warns oak galls forcing changes to St. Louis cemeteries

    ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Archdiocese of St. Louis have identified at least 600 pin oak trees in its 17 cemeteries that must be cut down in order to keep the spaces as immaculate as they are sacred. The massive, 80-year-old pin oaks are dying, diseased with oak galls. The Archdiocese said the trees must be cut down before they come crashing down on their own, possibly harming headstones lying in their shadows or people visiting […]