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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
  • Police investigating abduction of teen girl near Jennings

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)- Police are investigating an abduction of a 15-year-old girl near Jennings. The teen says a man abducted her near her school bus stop around 3:30p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Highway 367 and Jennings Station Road. She told authorities that she was able to escape unharmed, but not before the man cut her clothes off with a knife. She says the man pulled her into a van and drove her to a nearby cemetery. That’s when she […]

  • Underground fire causes power outages across St. Louis area; 6,300 affected

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- An underground fire in north city caused power outages across the St. Louis area. The fire was electrical and it all started in a manhole at Broadway and Salisbury around 10:30p.m. Wednesday night. The fire has been smothered and crews are working to fix the problem. Ameren officials say some equipment malfunctioned and started the fire. As of 5 a.m. more than 6,300 Ameren customers in Grand Center, the Central West End, Hyde Park and the […]

  • Two gas stations robbed by gunman moments apart

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police believe two armed robberies at gas stations in West County Wednesday morning. Clerks at both gas stations describe terrifying scenarios. The 7-Eleven in Woodson Terrance was robbed around 1am. Police said the suspect stormed into the gas station with a gun and demanded money. He stole the money and left the scene on foot. When police arrived they used a k-9 to search the area, but did not find the suspect. Just a few […]

  • Person struck & killed on I-44 near St. Clair, MO

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KPLR)-MoDOT confirms that a person was struck and killed on eastbound I-44 between St. Clair and Union, MO.  For several hours Tuesday morning, all eastbound traffic was diverted to the north service road near mile-marker 242. The incident occurred directly underneath an overpass. There are reports of a vehicle leaving the scene of the accident. Police were on the scene for quite some time.  The investigation continues. The victim was identified as 54-year-old Judy Hastings of Villa […]

  • Thieves use stolen SUV in smash and grab robbery

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Criminals burst into a south St. Louis business early Monday. The smash and grab happened around 1:30am at the Wireless 66 cell phone business near the intersection of Gravois and Gustine. Police say the suspects slammed a stolen SUV into the business, breaking boards over the windows and shattering the glass door. They swiped cell phones and accessories. They got a way in another vehicle waiting outside, so the suspects left the SUV at the scene. If […]

  • Snowball Express to benefit families of fallen military heroes

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The Snowball Express is an all expense paid trip that focuses on the children. They`re traveling to Dallas, Texas in just a few hours for a few days of fun. This volunteer organization has partnered with the USO and American Airlines to take the families on the trip. They will have a few days packed with cool events and activities including a red carpet movie premiere. The annual event started after September 11, 2001. It was […]

  • Progress being made on Eads Bridge restoration

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Crews began restoration work on the 140-year-old Eads Bridge in 2012.Now, they’re finishing work on the north side of the bridge and starting on the south side. Bi-State and the City of St. Louis own the bridge. They’ll update the rehab progress at a news conference Wednesday morning.

  • Guns ‘n’ Hoses rescheduled to Jan. 30th

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The annual Guns N’ Hoses fundraiser will be held on January 30th at Scottrade Center. The money raised will help families of first responders who have been killed in the line of duty. For the 28th time officers and firefighters from the region will step into the boxing ring and go a few rounds while honoring their fallen brothers and sisters. Guns N’ Hoses is usually held the night before Thanksgiving. This year organizers knew […]

  • Controversial bill regarding St. Louis city police to be introduced Friday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A bill establishing a Civilian Oversight Board to oversee the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will be introduced to the Board of Aldermen Friday. The police union is expected to challenge the bill. Mayor Francis Slay would appoint seven city residents to the board if the bill is passed. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen would have to confirm the appointments. The board would be able to independently review evidence and witness statements from investigations by […]

  • Man dies, woman grazed in head in north St. Louis shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- One man has been killed and a woman has been injured in a shooting in north St. Louis. The incident occurred around 8a.m. Friday morning near the intersection of Garrison and Thomas. Police are still on the scene. Authorities say someone driving by opened fire as the victims walked down the street. The male victim was shot in the back and the woman was grazed in the head. She was rushed to an area hospital where […]

  • St. Louis pushing to add 160 more officers to force

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the city are hoping to add about 160 more police officers to the force over the next two years, according to our Partners at the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The request is fueled by many things, including the city’s 2014 murder rate. There have been nearly 140 murders in 2014. There had been 102 murders at this time last year. Several high profile crimes have also contributed to the […]

  • Cousin of Michael Brown sends strong message during CNN interview

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)- Michael Brown’s cousin, Ty Pruitt, spoke exclusively to CNN Tuesday about the situation in Ferguson. Pruitt and other Brown family members have expressed support for people who have peacefully protested for Michael Brown and against a justice system they say treats Black Americans unfairly. However, Pruitt had some strong words for people who have acted violently. He called the violence “disgusting,” and said there was no excuse for “burning buildings and police cars.” He said Gov. Jay […]


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