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Dan Gray joined the KTVI Fox 2 News team in 2004 and the KPLR News 11 team in 2008. He anchors Fox 2 News at 11 AM and News 11 at Noon and reports weekdays for both stations. Dan also does part-time anchoring at KMOX Radio.

From 1992 to 2003, Dan was an anchor/reporter for KSDK-TV in St. Louis. He also worked as an anchor/reporter at KOVR-TV in Sacramento, California and KETV-TV in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dan has won several journalism awards including seven Emmy awards. He received the “Best Anchor” Emmy four times. He has been nominated for Emmy awards numerous times.

He has interviewed presidents , celebrities and covered major events including floods, earthquakes, elections and papal visits.

Dan is a native St. Louisan and a frequent speaker at schools, charity and civic organizations. He has been active in the Backstoppers Organization, St. Louis Jewish Community Center, St. Louis Chapter of the ALS Association, St. Vincent’s Home For Children and The Salvation Army.

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    Friends plan special event to celebrate O’Fallon man killed in accident

    O’FALLON, MO (KPLR) – Friends of an O’Fallon man who died weeks after being struck by a vehicle are planning a special event to remember him. Andrew Nau-DeWitt was struck by a car about 6:30 a.m. on December 27 at Highway K and Feise Road. He was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital. Nau-DeWitt died January 14. He was 31. Nau-DeWitt’s friends said he would visit the Show-Me’s Sports Bar on Highway K almost every day. The employees and […]

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    SSM Health Medical Minute: Cancer death rate down 25 percent

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The death rate from cancer in the United States has declined steadily over the past 2 decades, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society. The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 25 percent from its peak in 1991 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. This decline translates to more than 2.1 million deaths averted during this time period. A total of 1,688,780 new cancer cases […]

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    Missouri and Illinois issue travel advisories ahead of ice storm

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – State law enforcement agencies and transportation departments in Missouri and Illinois have issued winter weather travel advisories ahead of the expected ice storm. An approaching frontal system drops through St. Louis on Thursday. Fox 2/KPLR 11 meteorologists are expecting scattered rain showers and plummeting temperatures. With colder, below freezing temps returning Thursday night, the concern quickly becomes significant ice accumulation due to freezing rain. This storm system has a nice amount of moisture to work with, […]

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    State board restores accreditation for St. Louis Public Schools

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The Missouri State Board of Education voted to restore full Accreditation to Saint Louis Public Schools. According to a news release, it was a vote of confidence in SLPS and the significant improvements they’ve made over the past nearly 10 years since the District lost its accreditation. “Reaching this milestone has taken hard work and unwavering dedication from the Special Administrative Board and all of our incredible stakeholders—students, staff, families and community partners.” According to […]

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    SSM Health Medical Minute: Are prostate cancer screenings necessary?

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – In 2012, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force’s recommendation against the PSA test is controversial. The government position against PSA testing is that most prostate cancers grow so slowly that they would never cause harm if left undetected and that results can lead to unnecessary treatment and serious side effects. But Dr. John Bedwinek, a radiation oncologist at SSM Health Cancer Care, says prostate cancer screenings is still critical for men over 50. The reason for […]

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    Leaders to discuss funding for Scottrade Center renovations

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Scottrade Center is in need of upgrades to remain competitive if the city wants to hosts future collegiate wrestling and basketball tournaments, as well as concerts and other big events, St. Louis Blues Chairman Tom Stillman said Tuesday at a news conference. Stillman, joined by Mayor Francis Slay and Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed, said the building, which opened in 1994, generates more than $130 million in direct spending and $14 million in direct taxes […]

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    Dandy Inn pub to close January 15

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KPLR) – After more than 40 years, a Fairview Heights staple is closing its doors. Irish eyes have been crying since it was announced the Dandy Inn pub would serve its last food and drink to the public on Sunday, January 15. Customers have been enjoying the famous chicken wings and fish dinners since 1977. The building itself has served as a bar when the Ridge Prairie Saloon opened at the end of prohibition in 1933. Rumors […]

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    SSM Health Medical Minute: Living with diabetes during the holidays

    Diabetes is a long-term metabolic illness where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the cells of the body do not respond properly to the insulin produced. This causes high blood sugar levels because insulin helps break down sugars, or glucose, from the foods we eat. So how can someone living with diabetes manage their intake of sugar during a season filled with over indulgence, carbs and sugar? Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are type 2 […]

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    Carjacking has incoming Missouri state rep motivated to propose more gun laws

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An incoming Missouri state representative was carjacked at gunpoint in downtown St. Louis Monday night. The crime is motivating Bruce Franks Jr. to introduce gun legislation. The carjacking happened in the parking lot of Schalfy’s Tap Room on Locust at about 7:20pm Monday. Franks says he arrived to attend a holiday party at Schlafly`s. He was sitting in his car, making a phone call, when two men approached and suddenly opened the drivers door. One […]

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    Former NBA star Darius Miles auctioning off sports memorabilia to pay off creditors

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – You have a chance to get your hands on some special sports memorabilia. It’s part of an auction being held Wednesday in Belleville, aimed at helping a former NBA star with ties to the Metro East. If you want to buy a Kawasaki ATV once owned by former NBA Darius Miles?  The former Los Angeles Clippers and standout basketball star at East St. Louis High School is selling thousands of items to satisfy creditors in his […]

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    Dangers of noisy toys, ear bud usage with kids and teens

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-From church bells to ringers on toys, the sounds of the holiday season can get pretty loud. That noise can be an assault on your ears and cause damage. Dr. K.B. Frazier, Chief Audiologist from the Center for Hearing & Speech discusses the dangers of noisy toys and ear bud usage with kids and teens.

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    More details released on proposed 36 story apartment tower in CWE

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Monday we learned more about a new apartment tower that will be the tallest residential building in St. Louis city. The tower is slated to stand on a parking lot at Kingshighway and West Pine in the Central West End, just a block south of the Chase Park Plaza.  The striking futuristic 36 story tower will be known simply as 100, located at 100 North Kingshighway. The unique residential tower would offer views of Forest Park […]