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Melanie Moon co-anchors KPLR's News 11 at 7 weeknights with Dan Gray. An award-winning journalist, Melanie has been recognized four times by the Associated Press for her investigative reporting. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL, Melanie got her start in TV while still in college, anchoring a news segment on WCLF TV in Tampa, Florida.

Melanie studied telecommunications and journalism at the University of South Florida and later transferred to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, where she graduated cum laude. She interned for a semester at CNN in Washington, D.C.

In addition to her journalistic skills, Melanie plays the harp and piano. From St. Louis, travel south, down Interstate 55 and you'll find Melanie's identical twin sister who is a reporter at WREG TV.

You can connect with Melanie on Facebook, Twitter @moon_melanie and Instagram @Melaniemoon


Recent Articles
  • Stray Rescue is filled to capacity, special deal on dog adoptions

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-It could be a serious crisis for stray animals in St. Louis. Stray Rescue, which now operates as the St. Louis city pound, says it’s filled to capacity. The city says it has received an unprecedented amount of calls of abandoned dogs. Stray Rescue has been responding. Founder Randy Grim even recently rescued a dog that has been shot in the face. This holiday weekend, all dogs will be available for adoption at half the regular rate, […]

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    Mugshots of Ferguson looters released to the public

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County Police have released the mugshots of some of the looters arrested Sunday night. There have been reports of 32 or more arrested in Ferguson. St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch says only 10 have been arrested and charged so far and are all being held in St. Louis County jail on $50,000 bond. Many are from St. Louis, not Ferguson, and Trey Brewer is from Texas. McCulloch says they face felony burglary charges. […]

  • Looters arrested Sunday night charged with felony burglary

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Police arrested 32 looters Sunday night. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says 10 of the suspects in the county jail are charged with felony burglary. All arrested are known criminals.

  • Police keep watch over protesters in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – As St. Louis County Police continue their investigation into police involved shooting that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, there are concerns for citizens protesting the shooting outside the Ferguson police and fire department. Officers from the St. Louis County, Ferguson, Hazelwood, Bellefontaine Neighbors and Normandy are keeping a peaceful watch over the protesters as they continue a sit in on south Florissant Road. At times protesters have also block the road at Canfield Green apartment complex where […]

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    Amanda Jones’ daughter speaks for the first time; $20,000 reward offered

    (KPLR) – The parents of Amanda Jones joined the FBI Tuesday to announce a reward increase in hopes to garner more information about their daughter’s disappearance. The FBI announced they’re offering a $20,000 reward in Jones’ case. The announcement was made in a news conference where Jones’ daughter was present. Hannah Jones spoke out for the first time and asked that her mom come home. Amanda Jones disappeared in August  2005 and was 9 months pregnant. Her daughter Hannah was […]

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    Update: Two teens in custody for Delmar Ave. assault

    Update: St. Louis Police say two teens, a 17-year old and a 15-year-old, are in custody in connection with the assault on Delmar Avenue that was posted to Facebook. UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – A young man is randomly attacked in the Delmar Loop area and it appears to be part of a sick prank to post on Facebook. The attack occurred Sunday afternoon in broad daylight with the loop full of people. A teenager walks past another teen while […]

  • Catch the buzz over WGN America’s “Manhattan”

    (KPLR) – WGN America’s second scripted original program Manhattan debuts this weekend. FOX2’s Melanie Moon had a chance to visit the set and interview the cast. The period drama takes place during World War II. In the 1940’s the world’s most brilliant scientist came together in Los Almos, New Mexico with the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb. To make the show as authentic as possible Manhattan is filmed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Set designers transformed an […]

  • New WGN America show “Manhattan” has St. Louis connections

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – In 1943 the world’s most brilliant scientists moved to a compound in the New Mexican desert to work on the most covert project in American history.  It was a race to build the first atomic bomb known as the Manhattan Project. David Lobbig of the Missouri History Museum says “they were very concerned that the Nazi German’s were going to beat to the use of Atomic power, that they would develop a bomb bigger than anyone else and that they […]

  • Will the second half of the year be as successful as the first?

    (KPLR) – The third quarter of the year is now underway and the first half has far exceeded expectations. So will the second half do as well? Michael Lissner from Acropolis Investment Management is here to tell us more on what’s behind those numbers and what he anticipates will happen for the remainder of the year. For more information visit: acrinv.com

  • Buying wedding gifts on a budget

    (KPLR) – The summer wedding season is in full swing.  If you’re looking to give a nice gift without breaking the bank, Justine Robinson from West County Center can help. She stops by KPLR 11 studios with a few suggestions to make your shopping experience affordable. For more information visit: Shopwestcountycenter.com    

  • Father and police officer rescue teens from raging fire

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Two St. Louis teenagers are lucky to alive thanks to their father and a police officer who pulled them from a raging house fire. The fire started on Arlington Avenue in north city in an unoccupied home and then spread to the next door home that was occupied. A set of 13-year-old twins, a girl and boy, were asleep in the basement as the house began filling with smoke, with flames racing from the back. Their […]

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    Sunday is National Fried Chicken Day!

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – With the holiday weekend, many are probably planning on having barbecue, but don’t forget that Sunday is “National Fried Chicken Day”. Ravanelli’s Restaurant is famous for its fried chicken, selling over 30,000 pounds each week, and even more during holidays. Cindy Wilson, from Ravanelli’s Restaurant, talks more about the celebration and brings into the studio some fried chicken, pies, and other sides. For more information about Ravanelli’s visit ravanellis.com

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