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
  • St. Louis man plans return trip to Puerto Rico after mission to deliver supplies

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man just returned from his trip to bring disaster relief to the hurricane stricken island of Puerto Rico. It has now been a month since Hurricane Marie slammed into the island. Roy Gillespie is fresh off two weeks on the island leading a team of about 40 volunteer truck drivers with Teamsters—in partnership with the American Red Cross—to deliver supplies to the most devastated areas. “You’re trying to move materials and feed people that haven’t been fed in five […]

  • Video captures man stomping on cars in downtown parking lot

    ST. LOUIS – Prosecutors charged a 24-year-old man for four counts of property damage. Rotaymon Eugene Whittier Jr. is accused of damaging four vehicles in a downtown parking lot Tuesday. Surveillance video caught a suspect walking and stomping on cars in the parking lot of the Metropolitan Sewer District and the Marriott Hotel at Jefferson and Market in Downtown St. Louis. The video then shows Whittier walking through the parking lot to the neighboring Probation and Parole Office. According to court documents, […]

  • Surveillance photos show south St. Louis hotel armed robbery suspect

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Police are searching for a man who held a south St. Louis hotel clerk at gunpoint on October 13. The incident happened around midnight at the Hotel Avyan on Lafayette Avenue and Jefferson. The armed robber walked into the hotel and demanded the money. When the clerk told the gunman the hotel doesn’t keep cash at the front desk, the robber kept insisting she give him money. So she gave him $5 from her purse. The man […]

  • Touching donation gives hope and relief 7-year-old shooting survivor

    ST. LOUIS – Support continues to pour in for DeNiya Irving, the 7-year-old girl shot in the head in June in a north St. Louis quadruple shooting. Monday, an anonymous donor surprised DeNiya, her younger sister and their grandmother with a van. “God has been so good and I had no idea,” said DeNiya’s grandmother LaWanda Griffin when she saw the van. “I’m just so happy because we have problems with transportation.” Since DeNiya was released from the hospital, she […]

  • Touching donation gives hope and relief 7-year-old shooting survivor

    ST. LOUIS – Support continues to pour in for DeNiya Irving, the 7-year-old girl shot in the head in June in a north St. Louis quadruple shooting. Monday, an anonymous donor surprised DeNiya, her younger sister and their grandmother with a van. “God has been so good and I had no idea,” said DeNiya’s grandmother LaWanda Griffin when she saw the van. “I’m just so happy because we have problems with transportation.” Since DeNiya was released from the hospital, she […]

  • Charges dropped against man accused of molesting women in south city

    ST. LOUIS – Charges against a man suspected of grabbing several women in Tower Grove South have been dropped. Prosecutors had charged John Wells back in June with attempted sodomy, misdemeanor sexual abuse and misdemeanor assault. At least five women reported to police that a strange man ran up behind them, grabbed their buttocks and then ran away laughing or smiling. In some of the cases, women reported the man slipped his hand up their shorts or dresses and forcefully grabbed […]

  • Man charged with child abuse after child hospitalized with seizures

    ST. LOUIS – A man is charged with child abuse three years after a 4-year-old boy was taken to the hospital for seizures and doctors discovered broken bones. According to court documents the abuse was happening at an apartment unit at 917 Goodfellow Blvd. in north St. Louis. Nelson Clark, 35, is charged with abuse or neglect of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. According to court documents: Clark punched a 4-year-old boy between May 2014 and November […]

  • Family mourns the death of their dog, shot by their neighbor

    MANCHESTER, Mo. – According to the Manchester Police Department, around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, officers responded to a report of shots fired and a dog yelping. Jackie Dukart noticed police in her neighborhood and when she went outside to find out what they were doing there, she said she discovered her dog, Ruger, was shot and bleeding from his chest. “Ruger was walking up the driveway and I could tell that he had been hurt,” Jackie Dukart said. “I brought him […]

  • Parents make concerning discovery near south St. Louis school

    ST. LOUIS – A concerning discovery near Buder Elementary School in south St. Louis has neighbors sounding the alarm on social media. Stephanie Wieswehan posted a picture of a glass smoking pipe that her friend discovered right in front of her house, which happens to be a block away from Buder Elementary School. A school bus picks up and drops off students on her corner and Wiesehan said her children and others on the block are always playing in the […]

  • Toddler hospitalized, father dead after shooting near Eads Bridge

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Illinois State Police are investigating a double shooting that killed a father and critically injured his two-year-old son. The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday night near the Eads Bridge and River Park Drive. According to Trooper Calvin Dye, a spokesman for the Illinois State Police, a passenger vehicle was stopped at a red light when an SUV drove up to the passenger side and fired multiple rounds inside the passenger vehicle. Trooper Dye said […]

  • Student caught with gun on prestigious west county school campus

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO – School administrators at Westminster Christian Academy were following up with what they’re calling a minor incident involving a 17-year-old student Tuesday, when they discovered a gun in his vehicle. Head of School, Barret Mosbacker spoke openly with Fox2 News about the incident. “The safety of our students is always a number one priority and so out of an abundance of caution and also being consistent with the Safe School Act, we felt like we needed […]

  • Police investigate stabbing outside St. Louis City Hall

    ST. LOUIS – Detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are looking for a 50-year-old man suspected of stabbing a 23-year-old man in the head, arm, and side on Sunday. According to a police incident report, the stabbing occurred at 2:47 p.m. in the 1200 block of Market Street in downtown St. Louis. The victim told police the suspect approached him and stabbed him multiple times unprovoked, then ran away. At last check, the victim was listed in stable […]