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Anthony is an award-winning reporter from Minneapolis. His passion for
writing and public speaking led him to a career in broadcast
journalism. Anthony is a 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota,
where he was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. During college, he interned
at Twin Cities Public Television, KARE-TV and the U.S. House of
Representatives. He also studied abroad in Mexico. His reporting
career began in Alexandria, MN and he most recently worked in Dayton,

When Anthony is not working he enjoys spending time with his son,
watching movies and reading memoirs. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Recent Articles
  • Man and child shot near Goodfellow and I-70

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police officers are investigating a shooting that occurred on the city’s northside. Police say two victims were shot at Goodfellow and I-70. The victims, a male in his 20’s and a 8-year old child. The adult male was shot in the backside and child was shot in the leg. Both have been transported to the hospital for treatment. An investigation is ongoing.

  • Ribfest draws big crowd in New Town

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Its Memorial Day weekend and Americans are on the move to visit family and friends as we remember those who died in service of America’s armed forces. One place were St. Louisans are celebrating is in New Town, in St. Charles County at the Budweiser St. Louis Ribfest. This is the first year for the Ribfest in St. Charles. The festival was moved from the Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis after a long run […]

  • Permanent Michael Brown memorial to be built in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – On what would’ve been Michael Brown Jr.’s 19th birthday, his memorial on Canfield Drive was removed. Michael Brown’s family and the city of Ferguson have come to an agreement about a permanent marker.  The makeshift shrine to Brown in the middle of Canfield Drive cropped up shortly after Michael Brown was killed last August and has remained. Officials say that there needs to be a more permanent memorial to the teen and objects in the street […]

  • Prosecutors will now assist St. Louis police at homicide scenes

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Police and prosecutors will all converge on murder scenes in St. Louis. The prosecutors will observe the investigation, interview witnesses and connect with families of victims. The goal is to help solve more murders. In 2015, 64 people have been murdered in St. Louis, with 44 of those murders being unsolved. Maria Miller’s 21-year-old son Courtney Williams was shot to death in 2014. The college student’s murder is also unsolved. “I have to deal with that […]

  • Diverse crowd fills Ferguson for Twilight Run 2015

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Hundreds of people participated in the Ferguson Twilight Run 2015. It was held Saturday night in the heart of the city. Those who participated had the option of running a 5k or 10k. The event included music and food. People of all ages were a part of the event. It also had a diverse crowd. First responders and volunteers helped with the annual event. Organizers said the event attracted almost as many people as it did […]

  • Sexually charged texts allegedly sent between intern & Missouri’s House Speaker

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – The internship program for Missouri Southern State University abruptly shut down at the state Capitol last month.  Text messages obtained by the Kansas City Star may reveal the reason why.  Flirty conversations between a college freshman and House Speaker John Diehl may have been captured in screenshots from the intern’s phone. The text messages show efforts by Diehl and the intern to meet in person.  They range from discussions about meetings and speeches to sexually […]

  • Families of murder victims struggle to pay for funerals

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Murders break the hearts of families and they can break their bank accounts. Many victims don’t have life insurance, so their grieving families are left in difficult positions. In 2015, there have been 62 murders, and the average funeral can cost more than $7,000. Ronald L. Jones is the owner of Ronald L. Jones Funeral and Chapels. “Because many of them are young the victims do not have life insurance,” Jones said. Annette Welch can relate. […]

  • Construction leads to traffic gridlock at West County Center

    DES PERES, MO (KPLR) –The day before Mother’s Day was a nightmare for shoppers at West County Center. Construction at the mall left hundreds of shoppers stuck in the parking lot trying to get out. The Des Peres Police Department gave support to mall security to help relieve some of the congestion, but shoppers were frustrated. Many customers spent hours trying to out of the parking garages and lots. Other shoppers parked across the street and walked to the mall […]

  • Police shoot armed woman in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) -A St. Louis city police officer shoots a woman in a south city home. Police say the woman had opened fire on officers responding to a call for a domestic dispute. Police were called to a report of a domestic disturbance of a woman armed with a weapon.  When police arrived on the scene in the 4200 block of Chippewa near Gravois just after 7:00pm a man ran from the home screaming. Two uniformed officers went […]

  • Crime up in St. Louis; Chief Dotson faces tough questions about violence

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis Chief of Police Sam Dotson faced a steady stream of criticism Thursday during a public safety committee hearing at city hall. The hearing comes as alarming crime numbers are revealed. There have been 59 so far in 2014. Forty of those murders are unsolved. There were 47 murders at this time in 2014. Reports of stolen guns are up 70 percent. During the hearing, Alderman Antonio French referred to the chief’s hot spot policing […]

  • Key figure in Michael Brown case arrested in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – One week after filing a lawsuit against Ferguson, its former police chief and former police officer Darren Wilson, a key witness in the Michael Brown case has been arrested. Police sources told FOX2 Dorian Johnson was arrested in North St. Louis Wednesday for resisting arrest. Police sources said Johnson “interfered” with officers as they were trying to arrest his brother on a drug charge. It happened in the 5700 block of Acme. Police sources said Johnson’s […]

  • Pick-up driver killed in traffic accident

    ALHAMBRA, IL (KPLR) – The Illinois State Police is on the scene of a fatal accident that occurred Saturday afternoon at Route 140 and Route 4. Police say a black pick-up truck didn’t stop at the four-way stop and struck a semi tractor-trailer with so much force, the cab was crushed, wedging the pick-up underneath the semi. The driver of the pick-up was killed in the accident. Accident reconstruction is on the scene. Authorities say traffic at the scene will […]


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