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
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    Melanie Moon shares her favorite Thanksgiving turkey recipe

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) –  We all have our favorite way to make the turkey on Thanksgiving.  KPLR 11’s Melanie Moon shared hers.  She likes Martha Stewart’s, “Perfect Turkey.”  Check out the recipe here: Perfect turkey (borrowed from Martha Stewart)    Put a bottle of dry white wine and 3 sticks of unsalted butter in a pot and let simmer.    Soak a large piece of cheesecloth in the mixture.     After you washed, stuffed and seasoned your turkey cover it […]

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    ATF dog retires after helping to bust St. Louis church fires suspect

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A very important member of the Regional Bomb and Arson Unit is retiring Friday. The dog has been critical in finding clues in some recent high profile cases. Last week when federal, city and county law enforcement officials held a joint news conference to announce the arrest of a suspected serial arsonist; standing near the podium was agent Chloe. She is an ATF canine who sniffs out clues at the scene of fires. Investigators praised […]

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    Retrofitting begins on home of veteran paralyzed in shooting near Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Demolition began on the home of the Cardinals fan left paralyzed in a robbery and shooting near Busch Stadium. The Gary Sinese Foundation is helping to make Army veteran Chris Sanna’s home completely wheelchair accessible. St. Louis firefighters joined the effort today, tearing down walls, ripping up carpets, and gutting the bathrooms and kitchen. Hallways will be made wider, counter tops lowered, and hardwood floors installed throughout the house to help make Sanna completely independent. Sanna […]

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    Thieves ripping-off South County Mall stores for thousands in merchandise

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – It is a crime that shocked us all, A shoplifter knocks down an elderly nun while trying to run from a South County store with stolen merchandise.  The incident has prompted police to be on the lookout for the gang of thieves. The thieves stolen thousands of dollars in merchandise from at least 3 South County stores, and their shoplifting turned to assault last week when one them slammed into an 87-year-old nun […]

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    Red wolf pack joins Endangered Wolf Center

    EUREKA, MO (KPLR) – Staff at the Endangered Wolf Center welcomed a red wolf pack from a zoo in Coal Valley, Illinois. The pack consists of four six-month-old pups that were born in April to 7-year-old female Kai and 10-year-old male Paco. The pack will live in an enclosure that is very visible on Endangered Wolf Center tours. The large enclosure is able to handle a large multi-generation pack, which means the parents and the pups from last year, now […]

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    Several injured after car crashes into Dairy Queen

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A vehicle crashed into a Dairy Queen after 9am on Tuesday in the 6070 block of South Lindbergh Boulevard.  The driver was an elderly woman.  She told a witness that she was going to the restaurant to pick up a cake for her son when the brakes failed. A group regularly meets at the restaurant to play bingo on Tuesday mornings.  Several people were hit by the car inside the Dairy Queen during the crash. Five victims and […]

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    Sea of red takes over downtown St. Louis for game 2 of NLDS

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The sea of red took over downtown St. Louis Saturday afternoon; this while Cubs and Cardinals fans were getting ready for today’s contest for the NLDS game two. Cards fans came to Ballpark Village around noon today for another pep rally.  Some took in the view of cardinal nation from 360 Rooftop at the Ballpark Hilton. Some very excited Cubs fans sprinkled into the mix. Some four-legged redbird fans did a little showing off outside Ballpark Village. […]

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    Tools for Teachers: Shelly Schaefer

    (KPLR)-Shelly Schaefer is a 3rd grade teacher at Roosevelt School in Belleville District 118 and our Tools for Teachers recipient sponsored by Weber Chevrolet.  She was nominated because of her abilities to focus on the curriculum in her classroom, but also create well-rounded students OUTSIDE the classroom.  She sits on the curriculum committee but when she noticed kids seemed to need more physical activity; her character running club was created. If you’d like to nominate someone for our Tools for Teachers award, click […]

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    Marriott to stage hotel room outside of Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-   If you head downtown for Friday’s Cardinals game you may see something odd outside of Busch Stadium: an entire hotel room! John Malkus from the Marriott St. Louis Grand explains how the stunt all benefits a good cause. The Marriott St. Louis Grand’s guest room is popping up at the corner of 8th & Clark Avenue Friday. The pop up hotel room’s appearance is a stunt to welcome the new Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel while providing […]

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    St. Louis city may use eminent domain to secure land for National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis officials are once again talking eminent domain in an effort to keep the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency in the city. The NGA provides mapping support for the U.S. military. The agency says its site in South St. Louis is outdated and can no longer house its high-tech mission. It’s looking at three other sites in addition to the city, two in St. Louis County and one Illinois. The city has proposed a 99 acre […]

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    Uber-X starts operations in St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – After months of waiting, Uber-X got its first test drive this weekend in St. Louis.  Uber claims there were thousands of riders wanting to use its services. Uber was first launched in San Francisco in 2009, letting you hail a car with a smart phone app. Drivers used their own cars to ferry passengers. Since then the company has spread like wildfire through the globe, and is now valued at $50 billion dollars and operating in […]

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    Kirkwood police looking for suspect that exposed himself to school girls

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KPLR) – There has been another report of a man exposing himself in Kirkwood.   Kirkwood police say the latest incident happened last week.   Police say a group of girls were standing on a street corner after school at the intersection of Washington and Geyer when a vehicle approached the intersection and the male driver exposed himself.   He did not make any connect with the girls.  His vehicle is described as a dark green older model four door vehicle.  The girls say he […]


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