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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    Mosquitoes causing some schools to curtail where children can play

    HOUSE SPRINGS, MO (KPLR) – The weather this summer was very good for mosquitoes.  A mild summer with dry periods between rains has left lots of standing water in the area. That standing water has caused restriction on where children can play during recess at some Jefferson County School. Last Wednesday students at Cedar Springs Elementary came in from recess complaining about mosquito bites. Some were coming in with several bite welts after playing in a grassy field. The health […]

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    Ski bash raises nearly $250K for US Ski and Snowboard Association

    FRONTENAC, MO (KPLR) – A weekend ski fundraiser raised nearly $250,000 for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. The benefit was held Saturday at the home of Ron Kruszweski and Maggie Gadell in Frontenac. Members of the U.S. Ski Team attended the event, including Mikaela Shiffrin, American alpine ski racer and the reigning Olympic, World Cup, and World champion in the slalom event. A check was presented to the USSA totaling $240,000. The USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands […]

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    Pastors demand answers from police over video of Former Officer Stockley shooting a suspect

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Black community leaders in St. Louis are demanding answers after video is released in a police involved shooting. It involves the case against former St. Louis Police officer Jason Stockley. The police dash cam video was dropped off at FOX 2 in a thumb drive by an anonymous person. The video, confirmed authentic, shows the moments before, during and after the shooting of drug suspect Lamar Smith by Stockley.  The video shows Stockley carrying a non […]

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    Brentwood first responders demonstrate dangers of drunk driving with simulation

    BRENTWOOD, MO (KPLR) – The CDC estimates nearly a million high school teens drank alcohol before getting behind the wheel last year. Just days before high school homecoming events, first responders in Brentwood are trying to drive home the message about the deadly consequences. Brentwood High School students gathered on the football field Thursday morning; not to watch a game, but to see a medical helicopter touchdown on campus. Medics treated a young person on a stretcher – a simulated […]

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    National POW-MIA Recognition Day ceremony at Jefferson Barracks

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Across the nation, Americans paused to remember the hardship experienced by prisoners of war and the sorrow of the family members whose loved ones went missing in action. A special ceremony was held on this National POW-MIA Recognition Day at Jefferson Barracks. “We owe all of these military personnel a debt we can never fully repay,” St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said. It was also a deactivation ceremony for the Missouri Department of […]

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    First responders see Officer Tudor off for rehab at Colorado hospital

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The Hazelwood police officer, who was injured in a car crash last month, is now at the same rehab hospital in Colorado as the Ballwin officer who was paralyzed by a suspect’s bullet in July. First responders lined up their vehicles on the overpasses along Highway 40 as an ambulance carrying Officer Craig Tudor passed below.  His vehicle was escorted by a caravan of police cars on his journey to Spirit of St. Louis […]

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    2 suspects charged in Frontenac rape case

    FRONTENAC, MO (KPLR) – A night of terror for a young woman in Frontenac. The young woman told police she went to a residence believing she was getting her computer fixed but instead found herself in a house of horrors held captive by two men. This past Saturday the woman, who is believed to be 17 or 18 years old, went to a trailer park on South 40 Drive with her laptop.  She says when she got inside trailer #10 […]

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    Woman raped in Central West End home

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – More violent crime over the weekend in the Central West End. The St. Louis neighborhood is full of bars, restaurants and shops. It’s a part of the city were a lot of young professionals live. But, it’s been a summer of violent crime in the trendy neighborhood. The latest victim is a 26-year-old woman. St. Louis Police say just before 2am on Saturday, in a home on North Boyle Avenue, a young woman woke up […]

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    St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office raising funds for Louisiana counterparts affected by flooding

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – It’s one of the last places you would expect to find a Cajun cook off, the St. Louis Circuit Court building. But it was all for a good cause. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce and her staff are helping the district attorney’s office in Baton Rouge Louisiana after a natural disaster left some staff members with no home. They were serving up jambalaya and other Cajun cuisine on the 7th floor of the circuit […]

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    Summers end, means pools closing

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – Labor Day is the traditional end of summer and it also means it’s time to close the public pools. While Monday was a perfect day for swimming, it was the day to take a dive into area public pools. It’s been a very hot summer and that’s kept these pools very busy with parents and their children looking for a way to cool off. Most of the pools opened around the region on Memorial Day […]

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    St. Louis rapper using music to battle gun violence

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – At a time when a good majority of rap music promotes guns and violence, one St.Louis artist wants his song to send a very different message. Kevin Yancey’s Teddy Bearz song and music video highlights the numerous stuffed toy memorials that mark the spots where young lives were taken by gunfire. Yancey hopes his music will positively influence young people in contrast to other music they are listening to. “I’m not here to bash anyone’s […]

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    Illinois teen arrested on terrorism charges

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A Godfrey man faces terrorism charges after police say he planned to carry out attacks on two venues in the area. Keaun Cook, 18, was arrested for supplying materials to support terrorism and making a terrorist threat. Cook was arrested after someone notified authorities that he was planning attacks on one or more venues in Madison County. Police arrested Cook in the 1300 block of Sir Galahad Lane in Godfrey on August 24th.  Sheriff’s deputies developed evidence linking […]