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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
  • ACLU Study: St. Louis City surveillance cameras are an invasion of privacy

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The ACLU wants to get rid of surveillance cameras in the City of St. Louis. They’re calling them an invasion of privacy. City leaders say they are crime fighters and they plan to add more. The ACLU released findings of a study Thursday it says shows glaring problems with surveillance cameras in St. Louis. The group says there are city cameras, business improvement cameras and private cameras all over the city. They’ve become a hodgepodge […]

  • 45th anniversary of Myrtle Hillard Davis Comprehensive Healthcare

    (KTVI) – The Myrtle Hillard Davis Comprehensive Healthcare company is having their 45th anniversary event this Friday. Chief Development Officer, Dennis Lane, joined us Wednesday afternoon to discuss their efforts to make sure no one is left out when it comes to adequate, affordable healthcare. 45th Anniversary Luncheon Chase Park Plaza October 17, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM For more information & tickets, visit: mhdchc.org

  • RFT: ‘Best BBQ in St. Louis’ is at Adam’s Smokehouse

    (KTVI) – The 1-year-old Adam’s Smokehouse, a BBQ restaurant in Clifton Heights, was voted “Best Barbecue in St. Louis” by the Riverfront Times. ‘Pit Boss’ Adam Cupp stopped by just in time for lunch! ADAM’S SMOKEHOUSE |314-875-9890 Hours: Tuesday 11am-4pm Wednesday & Thursday 11am-6pm (or until they sell out!) Friday & Saturday 11am-7pm (or until they sell out!) Sunday 11am-4pm (or until they sell out!) For more information visit: adamssmokehouse.com/Home_Page.html

  • Affordable, creative Halloween costumes at MERS Goodwill

    (KTVI) – Its time to start the search for Halloween costumes! If you plan on shopping at a costume or party store, plan to spend big bucks. One cost effective alternative is MERS Goodwill. Latrice Clayborne joined us Wednesday afternoon with some creative and cheap costume ideas. For additional information visit: mersgoodwill.org

  • Cardinal fans celebrate winning game 2 of NLCS

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Cardinals fans are packed into Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village for game 2 of the NLCS between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants. Saturday night fans left disappointed after the Cardinals loss to the Giants by the score of 3-0. The Cardinals only had four hits against Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who set a new post season record of 24 consecutive innings without being scored on. As fans watch the giant TV screen […]

  • Essential items for Blues fans

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) –   The Blues kick off the regular season Thursday at Scottrade against the Rangers. If you’re going to the game you want to show that you “Bleed Blue.” Frances Percich from the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood shows us the hockey season essentials for the ultimate Blues fan.

  • Facing our fears at the Petco Reptile Rally

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – All Petco stores are celebrating the Halloween season with slithery, creepy and scaly reptiles. But, Petco’s Jeremy Bond shows Kim Hudson that snakes, lizards and chameleons can make great pets. Reptile Rally All Petco Stores Saturday, October 11, 2014 1 – 3 p.m. www.petco.com/reptilerally

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    RFT weekend events September 12th-14th

    (KPLR) – It’s Friday and Erica Kenney from the Riverfront Times tells us about all of the big events happening around town this weekend. Today – Sunday: Phases of the Moon Festival Today-Sunday: St. Louis World’s Fare @ Forest Park Saturday: HOP in the City Beer Festival @ Schlafly Tap Room Saturday: Graphic! at Atomic Cowboy For more information visit:  RiverfrontTimes.com

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    Hazelwood Harvestfest September 13th at Howdershell Park

    (KPLR)- The City of Hazelwood is gearing up for another fun-filled day of activities for people of all ages. Their 2014 Harvestfest is set to take place this Saturday at Howdershell Park. Jake Junghanel, Hazelwood Recreation Supervisor and Paige Frye, Miss Hazelwood 2013, tell what we can expect. New activities will be taking place this year that include a Game-Time Mobile Entertainment System & Miss Hazelwood Dance Party. Some popular events that will return are the Petting Zoo, Gypsy Rose […]

  • Fashion 411 with Sean Phillips

    (KPLR)- Do you need help transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall? Well fashion guru Sean Phillips with St. Louis in Style can help. Sean tells us about key pieces that will keep you looking chic all season long. For a more in depth view of Sean’s style & more visit: Facebook.com/StLouisInStyle

  • Urban League to host job fair for Ferguson, Dellwood residents

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- The Urban League of St. Louis will host a Job & Resource Fair for Ferguson, Dellwood and North St. Louis County residents. The fair will take place on Saturday, September 12th at the Florissant Valley Community College. President and CEO of the Urban League, Michael McMillan, tells us more. Events at the fair will include, a Resume Writing and Dress for Success Seminar along with HISET and GED information. Those in attendance will also receive home-buying […]

  • Conservation Connection: Remembering the Passenger Pigeon

    (KPLR)- To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Martha, Rockwoods Reservation is holding a special event called ‘Remembering the Passenger Pigeon.’ The event is free and open to the public. Rockwoods Reservation will look back at the history of the passenger pigeon and how the lessons it taught have paved the way for later successes in conservation. Volunteer Naturalist Angie Jungbluth joins us with more. The passenger pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America and numbered in the […]


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