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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
  • Fans hoping severe weather doesn’t ground the Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Fans at Busch Stadium were preparing for the possibility of more rain during Wednesday night’s Cardinals game. On Sunday the game against the Cubs was delayed because of severe weather. The wind, rain and lightning pushed thousands of fans to leave Sunday. However many stayed until the game resumed. Fans were hoping Wednesday’s game was different, but many told News11 that they were “prepared.” Dozens were seen carrying umbrellas and rain coats as they gathered at […]

  • Elderly woman killed while sitting on back porch

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An 84-year-old woman was killed while sitting on her back porch Friday afternoon. They said Betty Knight was on her porch with her husband when the gunfire rang out. According to the St. Louis County Police Department, the officers  responded to a call of a person down in the 5000 block of Crosswood Drive around 3:30 p.m. When officers arrived they found the woman, Betty Knight, dead on the back porch from an apparent gunshot […]

  • St. Louis LGBT community reacts to Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The timing of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country couldn’t have been better for supporters of the issue. The party was already planned with Pride Fest kicking off in St. Louis. The celebration spilled into St. Louis City Hall. Mayor Francis Slay and several dozen people gathered in the rotunda to celebrate the ruling. A few counties in Missouri have been issuing same sex couples marriage licenses since last year, […]

  • Lawsuit alleges blind woman dragged out of bar by off-duty officer

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A blind woman, who said she was unjustly handcuffed and dragged out of a St. Louis bar by an off-duty police officer, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday and is against William Clinton. He works for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, but he was working a secondary job at Caleco’s Bar & Grill the night of the incident. It happened in Oct. of 2013. Marvelena Quesada spoke exclusively with […]

  • Police investigating suspicious death on Page

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis homicide detectives are investigating what they call a “suspicious” shooting. They said a 34-year-old Nicole Hardy was found shot to death in a car with a gun in her lap Sunday afternoon. The gunshot wound was to her head. The initial 911 call was for a suicide, but after police did some investigating police brought homicide detectives to the scene. It happened in the 5800 block of Page. Police said the investigation is ongoing. […]

  • Flooding shuts down highway in Grafton and Route 67

    GRAFTON, IL (KTVI) – Flood waters cover portions of Highway 100 in Grafton, IL. The town is at the confluence of the swollen Illinois and Mississippi Rivers and water is spilling into city streets.  It’s creeping close to homes, swallowing up driveways, and threatening businesses. It’s a drill this area is familiar with. This river community is used to floods. However, authorities said they are prepared in case something happens. They have mutual aid to help direct traffic and address […]

  • St. Louis faith leaders gather to mourn victims of Charleston shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The sound of song filled the oldest AME church in St. Louis on Thursday, just one day after the sound of gunfire filled the oldest AME church in the south. A diverse group of people gathered to mourn the nine victims of last night’s mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston South Carolina. The gathering at St. Paul AME Church was organized. It included singing and a message of hope for a world free of […]

  • Wife of police officer gives FOX 2 candid look into her life

    VELDA CTY, MO (KPLR) – Amy Brock starts each day knowing that her husband may not make it home. Jesse Brock is a police officer in Velda City. The couple married in Oct. of 2014. “It is tough thinking about what could happen in his job,” Amy said. “I’m constantly thinking about whether or not he will come home. Brock has been an officer for eight years. “It was his dream, so I support it,” Amy said. Amy said support […]

  • St. Louis prepares for flooding along riverfront

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis officials are preparing for potential flooding downtown along the riverfront. Crews began to put up an aluminum flood gate near the intersection of Lenora K. Sullivan and Carr Tuesday. The effort is a ritual this of year in the city, but this year the gate is three feet higher. The change is part of the City Arch River Project. The construction crew said they hope the extra three feet aren’t needed this year, but […]

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    Tornado touches down near Hawk Point, storm continues to cause damage into Illinois

        LINCOLN CO, MO (KTVI) – A severe thunderstorm moved through Lincoln County Saturday evening. Weather spotters and law enforcement around Hawk Point spotted a funnel cloud as the storm moved through. On Sunday, the National Weather Service conducted a survey of the damage in and around Hawk Point and determined that a tornado did touch down southwest of town near Prairie Rd. Initial estimates are the tornado was a EF1 with winds of at least 110 mph. Fortunately, no one […]

  • Dueling demonstrators target St. Louis Zoo as gun debate rages

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Animals, children and guns could be seen by people visiting the St. Louis Zoo Saturday. Guns rights advocates want to challenge the Zoo’s policy against weapons. Jeff Smith planned on openly carrying his gun inside the zoo. Smith said the policy violates state law. “I don’t think there should be any restrictions,” Smith said. However, a judge granted the zoo a temporary restraining order to keep Smith from bringing a gun in the zoo. He decided […]

  • Wellston residents respond to new police cooperative

    WELLSTON, MO (KPLR) – Residents in Wellston are speaking out after more than a week of being policed by officers with the new North County Policing Cooperative. The officers have taken over for the financially troubled Wellston Police Department. David McDaniel has lived in Wellston for 14 years. “I’ve seen some good things and some bad things,” he said. “Shootings – and we really don’t need that.” However, in the short time since the change, McDaniel said things have “improved.” […]


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