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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    Cardinals announce plans for $220 million Ballpark Village expansion

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced plans for a $220 million expansion of Ballpark Village. Phase Two will include a 29-story luxury hotel at Clark and Broadway. It will be the first newly-constructed office building in downtown St. Louis since metropolitan square opened in 1989. They’re adding storefronts, restaurants and parking at 8th and Clark as well. Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III calls it “a real game-changer” for the city and state. The team is asking the city […]

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    Police warn St. Charles County residents after string of frightening crimes over the weekend

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A string of frightening crimes over the weekend in St. Charles County. All of the crimes involved carjacking’s or attempted carjacking’s and one involved a child. A woman’s car was stolen from a QuikTrip Sunday night with her child inside the car.  The driver ran into the store to buy some chips.   She left her child inside the car with the keys in the ignition but it was not running. The responding officer found […]

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    Millstadt school nurse killed in crash

    MILLSTADT, IL (KPLR) – Students in Millstadt are mourning the loss of their school nurse. Jody Graff died Tuesday in a car accident. It is spirit week at Millstadt Consolidated School. It turned out to be a very somber one for students and staff. School nurse Jody Graff was killed in a car accident on Illinois 158. Flags were flying at half staff at the school Wednesday to remember Graff. The school also had counselors on hand for students. Graff […]

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    Murder suspect in custody after body found near Cahokia

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – The Major Case Squad has a suspect in custody for the murder of Jamell Bridges, 24, of East St. Louis, IL. Bridges’ body was found lying on Judith drive in unincorporated Cahokia at around 10:30am Friday. Police have charged Demarkus “Cat” Scott with the murder.  The victim was shot in the chest. Scott’s bond is set at $1 million dollars. He is currently being held at the St. Clair County jail. Police have not released a motive in this […]

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    National police group visits St. Louis for Officer Snyder’s funeral

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – Members of the Brotherhood of the Fallen were among the many officers attending Thursday’s funeral services for St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder. The brotherhood represents five departments from around the nation, including Chicago and New York. Since The Brotherhood of the Fallen was formed in 2010, their members have been deployed to over 160 memorial services. And it’s a been a busy year of travel for The Brotherhood, with more than 40 officers shot […]

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    Collinsville woman charged with disposing of murder victim’s body

    CARBONDALE, IL (KPLR) – A 22-year-old woman with ties to Collinsville is accused of trying to get rid of the body of a murder victim. The alleged crime happened in Carbondale. Firefighters discovered the body of a woman inside a burning trash can in a wooded area in the early morning of August 30. On Monday, Tiesha Anderson was arrested and charged with concealing a homicide. Investigators described Anderson as a transient who has been in Carbondale for some time, […]

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    County planning commission to host hearing on Mehlville apartment complex project

    MEHLVILLE, MO (KPLR) – A proposal for major apartment development in unincorporated south St. Louis County is getting the thumbs up from the county council.  But a big thumbs down from many neighbors. It’s even got the attention of the Mehlville Fire Protection District. Around 2,000 south county residents have already signed a petition urging the St. Louis County Council to deny approval for the 232 unit complex. The complex would be building in what’s now a wood area at […]

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    Scott Air Force Base involved in aircraft recovery following Hurricane Matthew

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL (KPLR) – Even though Hurricane Matthew is hundreds of miles away from the St. Louis region, the storm has the attention of Scott Air Force Base. The base is involved with what’s called aircraft recovery operations. Meteorologists say no other Atlantic storm on record has packed such powerful winds for such a prolonged period as Hurricane Matthew and that means the likely loss of property is great. The 375th Operations Support Squadron at Scott Air […]

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    Hurricane Matthew: Evacuations begin as deadly storm nears

    It was time to gas up the car and evacuate coastal cities Wednesday as powerful Hurricane Matthew headed through the Bahamas toward Florida. Many residents heeded evacuation orders and hit the highways, trying to get out of the way of the Category 3 storm that could hit Florida on Thursday night. Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned residents they had 24 hours to get ready, or better yet, get going. The National Hurricane Center isn’t saying that Hurricane Matthew will make […]

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    DEA makes major meth bust in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The DEA announces a major meth takedown in the St. Louis region. Missouri was once known as the meth capital of the U.S. Now the drug is coming from major distributors south of the border. The investigation took place over an 18-month period and has resulted in more than three dozen arrests and the seizure of huge amounts of meth and heroin, high powered weapons & a million dollars in drug money. The DEA displayed […]

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    Artist hopes contemporary artwork of Huey Helicopter will inspire Vietnam Veterans

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – If you see a Huey Helicopter in St. Louis don’t be alarmed. The historic military helicopter has received a makeover and is set to inspire veterans here in town. This Huey was shot down over enemy territory over Vietnam on February 14, 1969. It’s now a contemporary art sculpture dedicated to Vietnam veterans.  The yearlong Take Me Home Huey Project began last November in Phoenix. It’s meant to be a colorful ambassador to the Vietnam veterans […]

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    AC units seem to be source of mold problems at Oakville senior living complex

    OAKVILLE, MO (KTVI)-Mold is causing big problems for residents at a senior living complex in Oakville, MO. There are some 42 apartment units in the National Church Residences on Telegraph and many of them are dealing with some level of mold growth. Mold has been growing on furniture and even in some clothing in the apartments.  On Friday, the building’s management mold experts have determined that 24 units have to be cleaned up and re-tested, meaning residents have to find […]