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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    Man arrested for threatening Creve Coeur employer, claiming ISIS ties – Police

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 26-year-old local man over the weekend for allegedly issuing threats against his employer. According to prosecutors, representatives from the vehicle prep store TephSeal, located in the 11800 block of Olive, contacted law enforcement to report an employee had made threats against the company. The suspect, Mustafa Barimac, was arrested and charged December 3 with making a terroristic threat. Members of the FBI assisted the Creve Coeur […]

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    Dining out to help an injured Hazelwood police officer

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Some 75 restaurants from St. Charles to St. Louis have been raising money all day for Hazelwood police Officer Craig Tudor. You may recall Officer Tudor was left paralyzed last August in a rollover crash in his squad car. He is now being treated at Craig Hospital in Colorado. It is well known for helping patients with spinal cord injuries. Craig Hospital has also treated Ballwin police Officer Mike Flamion, who was also paralyzed this year […]

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    Two in custody after man shot at Swansea MetroLink station

    SWANSEA, IL (KPLR ) – For the second time in less than two weeks a person was shot at a MetroLink station. This time in the Metro East. A man was shot at around at 7:30pm on the platform at the Swansea station. Two people of interest were taken into police custody. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department says the investigation is still ongoing. No charges been filed at this time. Investigators are still trying to determine if this was […]

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    Students raise almost $13,000 to support the family of fallen police officer

    MEHLVILLE, MO (KPLR)- The Mehlville School District has raised nearly $13,000 for the family of slain St. Louis County police officer Blake Snyder.  Students from the district present a check for $12,989.70 to Backstoppers, Inc. on Monday. Elementary schools students raised almost $8,000 by holding a Pajama Day. A high school powder puff football game raised around $2,000. The rest of the money came from individual donations from throughout the Mehlville district. Elizabeth Snyder, Officer Snyder’s widow, was on hand […]

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    This Thanksgiving could be one of the busiest travel weekends on record

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It’s the day before Thanksgiving and more than 48-million people are expected to travel for the holiday. The Transportation Security Administration says it could be one of the busiest holiday travel seasons on record. If you’re flying this THanksgiving, you might have to spend more time waiting in line to get through security. But take heart, your flight is more likely to be on time. The nation’s largest airline trade group, Airlines for America says […]

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    Restaurateurs not only share a business, but the loss of sons

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KPLR) – Some St. Louis food critics are calling it the year’s best new restaurant.  But when you hear the story behind Olive & Oak you realize it’s not just the food that makes it extraordinary. When a veteran restaurateur and a sales manager, with a dream to open his own business got together, it was an unlikely match built out of tragedy.  Mark Hinkle and Greg Ortyl both lost their one-year-old sons to congenital heart defects.  […]

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    Wehrenberg Theatres sold to Milwaukee theatre company

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A local movie theater chain is being sold to a Milwaukee-based company. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Marcus Theatres is buying Wehrenberg Theatres. Financial terms of the deal have not been made public. The sale is expected to be completed in December. Wehrenberg has 14 movie theatres company-wide, including 9 in the St. Louis area. Marcus Theatres, the fifth largest movie theater chain in the country, is not expected to change or […]

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    Six additional downtown St. Louis drug overdose cases reported Friday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Another six overdose cases have been reported in downtown St. Louis just between 3:00pm and 4:00pm Friday afternoon. The overdoses happened in the area of 13th and St. Charles in downtown St. Louis. Between November 7-11, 2016, paramedics treated more than one hundred people, most of them homeless, after they apparently overdosed on a synthetic opioid or synthetic cannabis. Those who have used the drugs seem to walk around in what’s described as a zombie like state followed by seizures. […]

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    Man shot dead in north city apartment complex

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a shooting Friday afternoon in the Carr Square neighborhood of north St. Louis. The shooting took place just after 2 p.m. on Preservation Place in an apartment complex location between 16th and 14th Streets. The 19-year-old victim was walking through the complex when he was shot in the head. he ran to the next street over where he collapsed and died. Relatives and friends on […]

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    Missouri Humane Society takes in dogs from Texas facility

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A hundred puppies and dogs rescued from an overcrowded Texas facility arrived in St. Louis Tuesday. Six team members from the Missouri Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Task Force made the 1,600-mile roundtrip with the help of PetSmart Charities. The dogs range in age from two months to adults and consist of many different breeds. Each dog will receive a veterinary exam, necessary vaccinations and medical treatment, spay or neuter surgery, and a microchip. The dogs should […]

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    Investigation continues in domestic dispute that lead to fatal accident

    O’FALLON, IL (KPLR) – A fight between a motorist and his female passenger leads to a multi vehicle crash and one death in O’Fallon, Illinois. This all happened shortly before 9:30 pm Monday night on east Route 50. Police say an argument between a couple led to the death of an innocent motorist. O’Fallon Illinois police say they first received a 911 call about a woman jumping from the cab of moving semi-truck in front of the McDonald’s on east […]

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    Family of missing Berkeley woman worried over her disappearance

    BERKELEY, MO (KPLR) – Twenty-five-year-old Monica Sykes has been missing for 10 days.  There’s been no activity on her cell phone since the morning of her disappearance. She was last seen on October 28, and her family is fearing the worst. She lived at home with her sister and 6-year-old nephew.  The nephew saw her leave the house early in the morning and get in a white car with her boyfriend. The home alarm showed the front door was opened […]