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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    Tools for Teachers: Shelly Schaefer

    (KPLR)-Shelly Schaefer is a 3rd grade teacher at Roosevelt School in Belleville District 118 and our Tools for Teachers recipient sponsored by Weber Chevrolet.  She was nominated because of her abilities to focus on the curriculum in her classroom, but also create well-rounded students OUTSIDE the classroom.  She sits on the curriculum committee but when she noticed kids seemed to need more physical activity; her character running club was created. If you’d like to nominate someone for our Tools for Teachers award, click […]

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    Marriott to stage hotel room outside of Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-   If you head downtown for Friday’s Cardinals game you may see something odd outside of Busch Stadium: an entire hotel room! John Malkus from the Marriott St. Louis Grand explains how the stunt all benefits a good cause. The Marriott St. Louis Grand’s guest room is popping up at the corner of 8th & Clark Avenue Friday. The pop up hotel room’s appearance is a stunt to welcome the new Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel while providing […]

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    St. Louis city may use eminent domain to secure land for National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis officials are once again talking eminent domain in an effort to keep the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency in the city. The NGA provides mapping support for the U.S. military. The agency says its site in South St. Louis is outdated and can no longer house its high-tech mission. It’s looking at three other sites in addition to the city, two in St. Louis County and one Illinois. The city has proposed a 99 acre […]

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    Uber-X starts operations in St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – After months of waiting, Uber-X got its first test drive this weekend in St. Louis.  Uber claims there were thousands of riders wanting to use its services. Uber was first launched in San Francisco in 2009, letting you hail a car with a smart phone app. Drivers used their own cars to ferry passengers. Since then the company has spread like wildfire through the globe, and is now valued at $50 billion dollars and operating in […]

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    Kirkwood police looking for suspect that exposed himself to school girls

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KPLR) – There has been another report of a man exposing himself in Kirkwood.   Kirkwood police say the latest incident happened last week.   Police say a group of girls were standing on a street corner after school at the intersection of Washington and Geyer when a vehicle approached the intersection and the male driver exposed himself.   He did not make any connect with the girls.  His vehicle is described as a dark green older model four door vehicle.  The girls say he […]

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    Humane Society rescues 78 animals in Warren County

    WRIGHT CITY, MO (KPLR) – Monday the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office rescue 78 animals at a residence in Wright City. Investigators say include 16 dogs, 8 cats, 23 rabbits, 24 chickens, three ducks, two mini LaMancha goats, one potbellied pig and one Cockatoo were living in horrendous, filthy conditions on the property. The animals were found living in their own waste, with limited access to food and water. According to […]

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    9-year-old girl shot, killed in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – A nine-year-old girl is dead and the child’s mother wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night in Ferguson. According to police, the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 9200 block of Ellison Drive. The girl, identified as Jamyla Bolden, was in her bedroom at the time of the shooting. Investigators said Bolden’s mother suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. She was treated and released from a nearby hospital. There is no further information at […]

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    Moment of silence marks anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was shot and killed by former police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. The death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer led to protests in the St. Louis area and across the country, and also sparked a nationwide conversation about race and police brutality. Right now. Canfield. Ferguson. — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 9, 2015 Canfield Green apartments in #Ferguson on anniversary of #michaelbrown shooting […]

  • Big changes to the Arch Grounds starting to take shape

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – We are at the halfway point in the renovation of the Gateway Arch Grounds and downtown visitors should notice some big changes in just a couple of months. It’s called the CityArchRiver Project and it means big changes for the three and a half million who visit the Arch Grounds every year. Day by day the grounds of the arch are being transformed.   The Walnut Street Bridge is long gone. and the new seamless park, finally […]

  • Afternoons on 11: Marine’s love of fitness helps transition to civilian life

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-From being a scout sniper in the Marines to now owning a fitness franchise of his own, Aaron Spears has made a successful transition back to civilian life. After graduating from St. Charles West High School, Spears enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. After two tours of duty in Iraq, he left the Marines to pursue a career as a Personal Security Specialist, working in Iraq and Israel. For Spears, physical health and fitness has been […]

  • 33-year-old continues fight against male breast cancer

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – After years of battling cancer, a young St. Louis area man may have only weeks to live. He is the youngest man in Missouri to ever be diagnosed with breast cancer. It was five ago that Fox 2 News first introduced you to Josh Hendrix, a 29-year-old father who was fighting his second round of breast cancer. “I don’t even have the odds of winning the Powerball, but I can get male breast cancer,” Hendrix said […]

  • What to grill this Fourth of July

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – If you’re not sure what to grill this holiday weekend, Kenrick’s Meats & Catering has some ideas for you! Kenrick’s Meats and Catering is located at 4324 Weber Road in Afton. You can learn more about their services on their website:


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