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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

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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. pic.twitter.com/8rtjcCk0BG — 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: kenricks.com.

  • Nurses share how to prevent firework injuries

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Fireworks can be fun to set off, but if not done safely children can get hurt. Two members of St. Louis Children’s Hospital joined NEWS 11 to share firework tips and other helpful hints to prevent common summer injuries. For more information on Children’s Hospital you can visit their website: stlouischildrens.org.

  • Authorities urge the public to play it safe with fireworks

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It’s what many look forward to most on the 4th of July, fireworks. But setting them off in your own backyard rather than going to watch a professional fireworks display, not only could cause serious injuries but could get you in trouble with the law. Melanie moon is at our new FOX2 St. Charles County bureau inside the Family Arena with the rules and regulations. There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to fireworks in […]

  • Valley Park escapes major flood damage

    VALLEY PARK, MO (KPLR) – The Meramec River crested 8.6 feet above flood stage early Monday night in Valley Park, causing only moderate flooding. The only road closed was the one to the city’s recreation park. The boat ramp and soccer and softball fields are covered with water. City officials say they’ll have to wait until the river recedes to find out if there is significant damage. By comparison, during the great flood of 1993 the Meramec crested 17 feet above the flood stage.  

  • Police say son shot mother in Wildwood murder-suicide

    WILDWOOD, MO (KTVI) – A mother and her adult son are found dead in Wildwood. Police are calling it a murder suicide. Both bodies were found shortly after 8pm Thursday at a home in the 4600 block of Fox Crest Drive. A neighbor called police when she entered the home last night and found the homeowner Janet Scherrer, 54, unresponsive. When St. Louis County Police arrived they also found the body of her 23-year-old son Eric Scherrer. Both suffered gunshot wounds. […]

  • Pregnant women over 50

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For the first time in history women older than 50 are giving birth in record numbers. Dr. Peter Ahlering, from the Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine, joined KPLR11 to talk about the medical, technological, and societal reasons for older moms. For more information on fertility treatments offered by MCRM you can visit their website mcrmfertility.com.

  • Wearing orange for gun violence awareness day

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – On the heels of Monday six shootings, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office kicked off a campaign aimed at turning the tide on violent crime. For two decades crime has declined in the U.S., but in the last few months St. Louis is among a number of cities experiencing an alarming jump in gun violence. Staff at the Circuit Attorney’s Office dressed in orange Tuesday to bring awareness to the problem. They also held up signs […]


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