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Gerron Jordan joined the Fox2/News 11 team as a reporter/multimedia journalist in July 2016.

Before joining KTVI/KPLR, Gerron spent four years as a reporter and anchor in Louisiana- first in Lake Charles, then in the Capitol of Baton Rouge. During his time in Louisiana, Gerron won a number of Louisiana Associated Press Awards including first place in breaking news and story of the year for an investigation that led to upgraded drunk driving charges for a federal judge.

In 2015, Gerron was nominated for a regional Emmy Award for his reporting on the Whitney Plantation in south Louisiana.

While in college, Gerron interned at CNN, ABC News and National Public Radio. In 2012, he graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington, DC. He is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

A native of Chicago, Gerron is excited to now call St. Louis home. When he’s not breaking news or looking for the next great story to tell, he’s probably somewhere performing karaoke, finding the best places to brunch or spending time hanging out with friends and family. He’s always looking for ways to get involved in the community, so please feel free to reach out!

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    15-year-old shot and killed in North City

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 15-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday night in north St. Louis.According to St. Louis police, the shooting happened just before 7:00 pm in the 6000 block of Thekla. Investigators say the girl had been returning home from a basketball game when she pulled up to a house on Thekla.  Then, according to witness reports, police say two masked men armed with assault rifles approached her vehicle and opened fire.  The girl was shot multiple […]

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    Francis Howell freshman selected to attend Trump inauguration

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Francis Howell High School freshman Emma Johnson is preparing for the trip of a lifetime. She’s been selected to attend the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit this week in Washington, DC. “I get to see Donald Trump take the oath of office and become the next president,” she said. Johnson is one of 2,200 students from around the world invited to summit. In addition to attending inaugural festivities, she’ll spend five days in different leadership workshops […]

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    Tired of cabin fever, people get out after ice storm ends

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – As January’s ice storm moved out of the area Sunday, some people ventured out for the first time in days. “I stayed in Friday for sure, but Saturday I think I could have gotten out but I chose not to” said Kathy Wilson at the West County Shopping Center. The West County Shopping Center was one of the many businesses to close early on Friday ahead of the weekend ice storm.  Sunday, the parking lot was […]

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    Road crews prepare for final wave of ice

    (KPLR) – As day two of the ice storm around St. Louis comes to an end, it’s not cross of the finish line for the men and women working around the clock to keep roadways ice free. “This is the kind of storm that takes an awful whole lot of effort and whole lot of salt” said Mark  Croarkin. 4,500 tons of salt used through the first day and a half of the storm, and hundreds of trucks are now […]

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    St. Charles County drug abuse awareness campaign uses dramatic video to show realities of heroin epidemic

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The St. Charles County Ambulance District is teaming up with other first responders in a newly launched anti-heroin campaign. Part of the campaign features an 8-minute-long video that shows a re-enactment of a heroin overdose call. “The video was produced to give originally students-but the public at large-a look at the eyes of our paramedics at what they see when they go on an overdose call” said Kyle Gaines with the St. Charles County […]

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    Missouri right to work laws heard by house committee at state capitol

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – Five bills aimed at making Missouri a right to work state took center stage in a house committee Tuesday afternoon in Jefferson City. “You still get to be part of the union, unions still exist. Of all of the 27 states that have right to work, unions still exist” said Representative Holly Rehder, the sponsor of House Bill 91.   “The change is simple; the union will now have to provide a service worth paying for […]

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    Organization calls for school districts to outline, and clarify discipline polices

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The Metropolitan Congregations United is calling on St. Louis area school districts to create or revise a Memorandum of Understanding with students, parents, staff and law enforcement concerning disciplining students at school. “Breaking the pipeline effects all of us” said community member Amber Norris.  “Even though I’m not a parent, I work in the schools, I’ve been a teacher and it breaks my heart that people can look at my old students and […]

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    Fire crews called to Friendship Village retirement community

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – A fire broke out at the FFriendship Village retirement community Sunday night in Chesterfield.  The call for the fire came out at around 9:30 pm.  The independent living center is located in the 15000 block of Olive. Fire crews from the Monarch Fire Protection District and West County Fire and EMS have extinguished the fire, which is believed to have started in a second floor bathroom ventilation fan. Firefighters have reported smoke in parts of the […]

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    Police investigating shooting of 13-year-old teen

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County Police are investing the shooting of 13-year-old male at the Sugar Pines Apartments off Dunn Road near West Florissant and I-270. Authorities say the shooting happened on Sugarcrest Drive, when a 20-year-old man playing with a gun accidentally shot his 13-year-old nephew. The man was taken into custody and is facing possible charges. The teen was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injury. The shooting remains under […]

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    Governor-Elect Eric Grietens thanks supporters in Maryland Heights ahead of Monday’s inauguration

    MARYLAND HEIGTHS, MO (KPLR) – Just two days ahead of taking the oath of office, Governor-Elect Eric Greitens is on a statewide Thank You tour thanking supporters and getting them excited about a new era of state leadership. “We’re excited to let people know that change is on the way and we’re going to take Missouri in a new direction” said Greitens on his final stop in Maryland Heights Saturday afternoon. “Now we can realize that promise.  Coming in as […]

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    Blues and St. Louis city seek public funds to renovate Scottrade Center

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – One day after an exciting Blues win at the Winter Classic, team ownership and city leaders are now announcing their plans to renovate the Scottrade Center. The Winter Classic is estimated to have brought in nearly $19 million dollars for the City of St. Louis; Monday leaders said without renovations to the 22-year-old Scottrade Center future events like that are at risk.  They also said those much renovations can’t happen without money from both the city […]

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    New Year’s Eve gunfire sends bullets through north city home

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A north city man is thankful no one was hurt after a bullet flew through the window of his family room on New Year’s Eve. “I feel blessed and through the grace of god that nobody was here and nobody was injured” said Twestly Emsweller.  “We can always replace that pane, but life can’t be replaced” he said. It happened just after midnight Sunday morning when Emsweller says the gunshots rang out near the home in the 3500 […]