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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
  • Weather causing some delays and cancellations at Lambert airport

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – As the St. Louis region digs out from Saturday’s snow storm, flight operation at Lambert St. Louis International Airport seem to be moving smoothly. Most flights are arriving and departing as scheduled. Weather is affecting flights to the Washington, D.C. area and the northeast, which are experiencing some delays and cancellations. Airlines are advising travelers to check with their airline before heading to the airport. To check on flight arrivals and departures, click on: Flight Information […]

  • Cannabis oil to be sold in Missouri legally

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – For the first time in nearly 80 years cannabis will be grown legally in Missouri. Last July Governor Nixon signed into law the Missouri Medical Marijuana bill and this week licenses were granted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture to two non profits to grow cannabis plants for hemp extract. The hemp extract law is extremely narrow. It allows people with severe, persistent epileptic seizures to use oil derived from cannabis plants as a medical treatment. […]

  • Police to increase presence in Dutchtown, parts of Gravois Park neighborhoods

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- For the third time within one month, St. Louis police are kicking off another ‘hot spot’ policing initiative. Police will increase their presence in Dutchtown and parts of the Gravois Park neighborhoods. The last operation targeted Wells-Goodfellow, Hamilton Heights and the West End. During that operation, police made 92 arrests and seized 14 guns. Before that effort, the first hot spot policing initiative took place in the last week of January. That targeted the 5th Ward […]

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    Loophole helping drivers skip DUI checkpoints

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Some attorneys say there’s a legal loophole that drivers can use to get through sobriety checkpoints and not speak with officers. It’s called the Fair DUI Flyer. Thanks to social media it’s gone viral. Florida attorney Warren Redlich posted video on YouTube of him passing through a sobriety checkpoint with his self created flyer. A ziplock bag hangs out of his closed window displaying his driver’s license, insurance card and registration and his flyer that […]

  • Singles purchasing invisible boyfriend or girlfriend to appease family

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– On Valentine’s Day being single isn’t always easy.  For some it’s not about being alone but having to deal with the pestering family and friends who want to know why you’re not in a relationship. That’s where the websites Invisible Girlfriend and Invisible Boyfriend come in. For $25 a month you can give off the appearance of a relationship without being in a relationship; appeasing those prying friends and family. “There are some reasons we think our product shouldn’t exist but there seems to […]

  • Aviation expert weighs in on TransAsia crash

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Dramatic dashboard video shows the moment and out of control plane clips an elevated highway and a car before crashing into a river in Taiwan. Thirteen people are confirmed dead and dozens remain missing after the TransAsia Airways ATR-72, carrying 58 people, veered out of control en route from Taipei to Kinmen, off the coast of the Chinese province of Xiamen. Rescuers were working Wednesday to pull survivors from the submerged wreck of the twin engine […]

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    Radio Shack poised to closes stores

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – After nearly a century in business RadioShack is reportedly planning to sell half its stores and close the rest. Last year RadioShack closed hundreds of stores in an attempt to restructure and reverse a string of losses. In the greater St. Louis area there more than 40 stores still open. Radio shack is reportedly planning to sell half of its stores to Sprint and then close the rest. The locations sold to Sprint would operate under […]

  • Charges filed in Principia hazing case

    (KPLR) – Two former high school football players at the Town and Country private school face sex crime charges in an alleged hazing incident. A third is facing assault charges. Police say it happened at a school football camp this past summer. Court documents say 17-year-old Joshua Brewer an 18-year-old Maverick Holmsley sodomized four players. A third player 18-year-old Ricardo Loma is accused of punching those four players and 3 others. Brewer and Holmsley have been charged with four counts […]

  • Homeless encampment just north of downtown St. Louis to be removed

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Nearly three years after a downtown homeless camp was closed by the city due to safety and health concerns, another has popped up near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Bulldozers were brought in spring 2012 to take down the remnants of a homeless camp then known as Hopeville. Besides pitching tents, the homeless there also built shacks out of plywood. The city finally dispersed the encampment after reports of fights, a fire, and even a […]

  • Police chief recalls capture of Drury Inn murder suspect

    POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KPLR) – The suspect wanted in connection with the Wednesday morning murder of a St. Louis hotel clerk is captured some 200 miles away in southeast Missouri. Reporter Melanie Moon was in Caruthersville Missouri where the suspect is being held tonight. Early Wednesday morning 50-year-old Scott Knopfel was shot in the chest and head during a robbery at the Drury Inn on Hampton. The police chief of Caruthersville helped capture the suspect, some 60 miles south of Poplar […]

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    Police report: Overall crime drops to 8 year record low

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The area experienced civil unrest following the events in Ferguson.  This may have cut into a major downturn in the overall crime rate. Police say that overall crime has decreased 3.3% over the past year in a new report.  Crimes against people have increased 5.3% while property crimes have dropped 5.4%.  The department says that crime in the City of St. Louis has hit an 8 year record low. Crime was down 12.3% through the […]

  • Synergy Productions presents New Year’s Eve Live at Ballpark Village

    (KPLR)- Are you still looking for something to do for New Year’s Eve? If so, Jennifer Milward from Synergy Productions stopped by to tell us about a first of its kind New Year’s party at a very popular location. Synergy will host New Year’s Eve Live St. Louis at Ballpark Village! New Year’s Eve Live St. Louis! Wednesday, December 31st 9p.m.-3a.m. For additional information & more events visit: stlnye.com or stlballparkvillage.com/nyelivestlouis.            

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