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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
  • 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.            

  • Kenrick’s Meats & Catering

    (KPLR)- If Christmas ham has you thinking “ho-hum,” and a traditional turkey just feels tired, then Kenrick`s Meats & Catering can help! Mike “The Butcher” gave us some suggestions for alternative dishes for your holiday meal. Kenrick`s Meats & Catering is located at 4324 Weber Road in Affton. For additional information call (314) 631- 2440 or visit kenricks.com.  

  • Alton police employ bait cars to protect Holiday shoppers

    ALTON, IL (KPLR) – Tis the season to be jolly but it’s also the season for bad guys to take advantage of those of us distracted by the hustle and bustle.  This time of year shoppers always hear the warnings about leaving packages in their cars in plain sight. But this year a warning for those thieves targeting shopping centers in Alton, IL.   The police department is outfitting cars with cameras and other high tech gadgets to help them catch those hoping […]

  • Returning soldier surprises son at school

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – An Ellisville father returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan surprised his son Monday at Crestview Middle School. Sgt. Joshua Montgomery was supposed to return home in January but with the help of his son’s school he gave his son Tony and early Christmas present.  Sgt. Montgomery had been skyping with Tony’s classmates for weeks planning the dramatic entrance at a school assembly. Sgt. Montgomery presented an American flag flown in Afghanistan to the school’s […]

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    Afternoons On 11: Beyond The Red Kettle

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- The holiday season means it is time for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. But when you throw a dollar or some coins in those containers, where does that money go? The church based group has been serving St. Louis since 1881, giving residents a place to turn to for compassion, strength, and encouragement. The Salvation Army helps the homeless secure housing, the hungry though their food pantry, kids through after-school programs and summer camp, those […]

  • Documentary- SlingShot showing at Webster University Friday, November 21st

    (KPLR)- The documentary Sling Shot will be showing at Webster University on Friday, November 21st. According to Producer Barry Opper, the film focuses on an inspirational character study of segway inventor Dean Kamen. SlingShot documents the life of an indomitable man whose innovative thinking might well offer a solution to the world’s water crisis. The film has also premiered at the 23rd St. Louis International Film Festival, which runs through November 23rd. The screening will begin at 7:30p.m. For additional […]

  • Thanksgiving brings calm to Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)– What a complete contrast in Ferguson compared to Monday night. There was almost an eerie calm on the streets. Not one protester outside the police station. But there was a heavy National Guard presents do out Ferguson. Armored cars and guardsmen holding assault weapons outside the police department, city hall, and on street corners and for the businesses. With so many arson fires it is still an active crime scene. A total of 21 structures were torched […]

  • More officers assigned to the Unified Command in Jennings

    JENNINGS, MO (KPLR) – After Monday’s looting and setting of fires along West Florissant, the Unified Command Center at the Buzz Westfall Plaza brought in extra officers and National Guard personnel for protection. The extra security allowed for more officers to be deployed in Ferguson and to protect more businesses in the area.


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