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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    Officer involved in accident faces long recovery

    (KPLR) – A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy is still in the hospital after he was seriously injured in car accident while responding to call. The officer has a long road to recovery. Deputy Beattie was responding to a call with his sirens on Saturday night when his patrol car was struck on Route M. There were two people in the other vehicle, they were also injured. But Deputy Beattie’s injuries were so severe he had to be airlifted to the […]

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    TSA security line waits inevitable, DHS secretary says

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will immediately increase the use of overtime and work to quickly bring in more screening officers to help alleviate long lines at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday. But Johnson warned that longer wait times are inevitable during the busy summer travel season. “We encourage people to have the appropriate expectations when they arrive at airports,” Johnson said at a news conference at Reagan National Airport outside Washington. “Contemplate increased […]

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    St. Louis County police dispatchers experience brief communications outage

    BALLWIN, MO (KPLR) – Monday night for about an hour, St. Louis County Police dispatchers were forced to work out of their office.  A problem at dispatching center in Ballwin forced dispatcher to work out of police cruisers and use handheld radios. The problem started around 9 pm, but was resolved just after 10 pm. Dispatchers continued work with computer aided dispatching while waiting for radio communications to be restored. A spokesperson for the department said at no time was […]

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    Powerhouse members frustrated over gyms sudden closure

    (KPLR) – A gym in Shrewsbury that closed its doors for good Monday night has left its members high and dry. The Powerhouse, a 24 hour gym, locked up its door last night shortly after 9 pm. Some members were working out when someone working for the owner came in to lock everyone out. Members were given no information on getting their money back on their memberships.  Most paid an upfront fee of $217 for a year membership. Some area […]

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    Sudden closing of gym leaves customers in a lurch

    SHREWSBURY, MO (KPLR) – Members of the Powerhouse Gym in Shrewsbury showed up Monday night for a workout to find out that their 24 hour gym had closed. With little notice the gym shut down for good shortly after 9 pm.  Those who got to the gym before it closed were given no information about how to get a refund back on their membership.  Monthly dues are $20 but most members pay a onetime fee of $217 dollars a year.  […]

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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 […]


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