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


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    Political expert calls Cruz/Fiorina “unorthodox and desperate”

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A major announcement from Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as he names Carly Fiorina his VP running mate. There is just one problem; he hasn’t secured the nomination and won no primaries last night. Fiorina, a former CE0 of Hewlett Packard dropped out of the race for the White House following the New Hampshire Primary. SLU Law professor Joel Goldstein calls this “an unorthodox and desperate move by someone with few options left. Not since 1936 […]

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    World War II and Korean War veterans return from DC honor flight

    LAMBERT-ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KPLR) – A passenger jet carrying some very precious cargo landed late Tuesday night at Lambert Airport.  The Southwest flight was transporting 20 World War II and Korean War veterans from the St. Louis Area.  It was all the work of Greater St. Louis Honor Flights. The veterans flew out before dawn Tuesday for Washington D.C.  While there they visited their war monuments and met with Missouri politicians.  The fact that there were so many World […]

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    Sudden death of beloved counselor brings community together

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Family, friends and students are still in shock over the sudden death of a very popular Belleville East High School counselor.  Wednesday night dozens came together to remember Chyriell Drain-Hill. Hill-Drain was just 58-years-old when she passed away Sunday night, just 45 minutes after arriving at the hospital.  Her family is still looking for answers as to the cause. They say she went to the hospital because she was having trouble breathing. Students past and present […]

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    Little girl overcomes rare genetic disorder to walk and talk

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Variety, the Children’s Charity of St. Louis, has helped tens of thousands with physical and developmental disabilities for 80 years. Providing them with expensive medical equipment and therapy from birth to age 21. Shruthi Reed was introduced to KPLR 11 viewers in 2012 at the age of 6. She was still learning to walk with braces after surgery to correct a rare genetic disease that left her double jointed in every limb of her body. In […]

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    Families of fallen road workers caution drivers to slow down in construction zones

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – MoDOT’s Work Zone Awareness Week Comes one week after a veteran MoDOT worker was killed on the job in Franklin County. Lyndon Ebker, 55, was struck by a motorist last Thursday while working in a work zone on highway 100 between Washington and New Haven. He retired after working for MoDOT for three decades. He had just returned to the job to do seasonal work. Today his family members gathered to send a powerful message […]

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    Vigil held in East St. Louis for victims of violent crime

    EAST ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – As Cardinals’ fans watched the game at Busch Stadium Monday, just a few miles away a crowd gathered for a much more somber event.  In East St. Louis they were remembering the residents who were victims of violent crime. This is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  In East St. Louis they gathered to offer support for their relatives.  The Coalition Against Violence brought family members together in the city hall rotunda with a message of […]

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    Soulard residents pushing for Trops to lose its liquor license

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Soulard is known for its bars and nightlife, but one corner business has some residents living in fear. Tropical Liquers (aka, “Trops”) is popular for its frozen cocktails, but residents living near the bar are hoping to get its liquor license revoked. Neighbors testified before the city’s ‘excise commission’ Friday, saying that since Trops opened in August 2015, its costumers loiter in the streets and drink in their cars. Some complained about drugs and weapons, while […]

  • 2-alarm fire in Frontenac

    FRONTENAC, MO (KPLR) –  The Frontenac and Kirkwood Fire Departments battled a 2-alarm  fire in the 40 block of Huntleigh Woods Drive in Frontenac Tuesday night.  The fire broke out around 9:30 pm. Neighbors in the area said flames could be seen from a mile away. The fire was located on the construction site of a home being built. Authorities say no one was injured in the blaze.

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    Ferguson police vehicle struck during pursuit of a stolen car

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – A police cruiser was struck by a stolen vehicle Wednesday night in Ferguson.  The incident began when Ferguson police spotted suspicious activity involving a black Chevy Impala with 3 people in the vehicle. Officers ran the license plate and found it had been stolen from St. Louis city.  A chase ensued and the stolen car hit a squad car.  No one was injured but the squad car sustained moderate damage. The stolen car then traveled into […]

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    One person injured Arnold fire

    ARNOLD, MO (KPLR) – Fire crews were called to a duplex in Arnold just before 9 pm Tuesday night on Key West Drive.  A Rock Community Fire District official says an elderly man was pulled from the fire after firefighters entered the duplex, and saw the man’ arm in the smoke fill house.  The man was airlifted to a hospital in serious condition. An adjoining unit suffered heavy smoke damage. Fire investigators are on scene trying to determine the cause of […]

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    Anonymous group question military record of Eric Greitens, candidate for governor

    (KPLR) – The race for Missouri Governor is proving to be a very ugly one.   One of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination is considered by many an American hero.  But an anonymous video is questioning Eric Greitens military record.  Greitens is wasting no time setting the record straight. Greitens entered his news conference Monday saluted by fellow war veterans.  The former Navy Seal, bestselling author and founder of The Mission Continues is once again finding himself the target of anonymous […]

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    Fatal fire in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A house Fire in East St Louis claimed the life of a 55-year-old man Wednesday night.  His twin brother escaped the blaze with burns to his hands.  He was treated at the scene by EMS.  The fire chief says the twin who died was disabled and used a wheelchair. The fire broke out around 8 pm in a two-story home in the 1800 block of Central.  The house appears to be a total loss. Fire […]

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