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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,
OH.

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
  • Bank robbery suspect captured in South St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police arrested a bank robber Wednesday afternoon at Reavis Barracks Road and Union. They said a police K-9 was key in capturing the suspect. The male suspect entered the US Bank and demanded money around 4:30 p.m., according to police. The suspect fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash, leaving some sort of package in the bank. St. Louis County Bomb and Arson was called the bank to investigate the package. Investigators […]

  • Mentoring program taking St. Louis teens off the street

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Charles Shelton leads the “Teens of Tomorrow” mentoring program in St. Louis. The program gives kids a chance to dream, according to Shelton. “Regardless of what has happened in their lives they have to plan,” He said. “They are going to make it regardless.” Shelton has opened up his home to the teens. As many as 20 teens could spend time there a day. Tywone Lee, 15, said he has been a part for the program […]

  • Female murder rate climbs in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Another string of murders in St. Louis has left three women dead. Laura Green, 23, was found shot to death on Euclid around 8 a.m. Monday. Ce’onta Cretter, 21, and a 23-year-old woman were found shot to death on Ruskin around 2:30 a.m. Police said all three women knew each other. A total of 21 women have already been murdered in St. Louis this year. A total of 23 women were murdered all of last year. […]

  • Ditch at intersection pushes North St. Louis man to demand action

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A North St. Louis man said a ditch at an intersection ruined his car. Emmanuel Johnson told News11 his Dodge Charger was damaged when he drove the intersection of Lillian and Riverview Monday. There are signs at the intersection that read “rough pavement,” but Johnson said they should also be signs to let people know that there is a ditch in the road. “I was driving my car slow, but the ditch is so deep,” Johnson […]

  • Protesters and police clash at police headquarters

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Protesters and police squared off in Downtown St. Louis Monday night. The clash came two days after a 16-year-old was shot by an officer over the weekend. Police said Brandon Claxton had a stolen gun and the officer feared for his life. At least six people were arrested at the protest outside the police station on Olive St. Police gave protesters several warnings before making the arrests. Some of those arrested were blocking traffic, some were […]

  • Officer Involved Shooting Hodimont

    Teen suspect shot three times by St. Louis police officer

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) –  A 16 year old is in serious but stable condition after being shot three times Saturday night by a St. Louis city police officer. The officer says the teenager ran toward him holding a gun. It began around 7:15pm when officers responded to a call from a housing complex in the 2500 block of Hodiamont. The call came from a woman who said she saw someone she thought had stolen her recently purchased .40-caliber pistol. St. Louis […]

  • St. Louis Bosnians walk to remember Srebrenica genocide

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Twenty years after thousands of Bosnians were killed in what has been called an act of genocide, St. Louis’ Bosnian community remembered the massacre. They flooded the streets of south St. Louis to honor the victims Saturday, joining Bosnians around the world. Around 50,000 Bosnians refugees and their children live in the St. Louis region, displaced by the war in their homeland. More than 8,000 Muslims were killed by the Serb Army between July 11 […]

  • Man killed in North St. Louis at gathering

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Police are investigating a murder Friday night in north St. Louis. It happened around 8:30 at a home on north Garrison near Thomas. Officers arrived and found Marquis Strickland, 24,  with multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses say another man was looking for the victim outside a gathering in the home  when shots were fired. Police have two suspects in custody, but they have not been identified pending […]

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    Police reveal person of interest in hit and run after girl fight

    EAST ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The East St. Louis Police Department is hoping a teenage girl accused to slamming a car into a group of girls turns herself into authorities. Police believe Moeshia Allen was behind the wheel of the car that hit the girls June 27th at Lincoln Park. Police said Allen the girls were involved in an ongoing feud that included multiple acts of violence that led to the crash. At this point Allen is the only person […]

  • Smart phone app to help recovering heroin addicts

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A new smart phone app aimed at helping recovering heroin addicts is now available. Heroin use among young adults 18 to 25 has doubled in the last decade, according to the CDC. Many people in that age group have a smart phone. The app is called the Squirrel Smart Addiction App. It allows recovering addicts to set up a 10-person support team. The app, which is free to download, has users rate their stress level throughout […]

  • Battle over TIF in Crestwood Mall project continues

    CRESTWOOD, MO (KPLR) – The battle continued Wednesday in Crestwood over the redevelopment at the Crestwood Mall. Residents filled out surveys at an open house regarding the project. The school district and the developers are at odds over tax increment financing that will help push the project forward. Tax increment financing is a form of tax break to encourage redevelopment. The Urban Street Group is set to get $28 Million dollars in tax increment financing for the project. The current […]

  • Uber makes a delivery to MTC with hopes of operating in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission is currently blocking Uber from operating in St. Louis. The MTC wants the ride sharing company to use the same regulations taxi companies use in St. Louis. In protest, Uber officials delivered the MTC boxes that represent letters and signatures Uber has collected in support of brining the ride sharing option to St. Louis. Tuesday was the last day the MTC was accepting public comment on the matter. Uber officials say the […]

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