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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
  • 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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    Police release arrest report from Monday night’s protests

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – This is a summary of arrests on Monday night in St. Louis. Protests followed the grand jury’s announcement in the Michael Brown shooting case. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that Officer Darren Wilson will not be facing charges. Demonstrators burned and looted Ferguson businesses. Protesters also gathered in the South Grand business district. Many businesses there also received damage and some looting. There were 21 arrests made in St. Louis City Mondy night.  […]

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

    (KPLR)- The documentary Sling Shot will be showing at Webster University on Friday, November 21st. Producer Barry Opper joins us with more. 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. […]

  • STLMoms: Real Housewives of New Jersey Kathy Wakile

    (KPLR)- Star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Kathy Wakile stopped by KPLR11 to tell us about her new cookbook that has hit shelves today. Perfect for the holidays, her book includes delicious little recipe desserts that keep life real sweet! Kathy will be signing copies of her book at 7p.m. tonight at L’Ecole Culinaire. Copies will also be available for purchase. WHEN: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 20, 2014 WHERE: 9811 South Forty Drive Ladue, MO 63124 COST: Complimentary […]

  • Fashion 411: Holiday Sparkle & Shine

    (KPLR)- In today’s Fashion 411 segment, Sean Phillips with St. Louis in Style tells us all about Holiday Sparkle  & Shine on behalf of Chesterfield Mall. For a more in depth view of Sean’s style & more visit: Facebook.com/StLouisInStyle or chesterfield-mall.com.  

  • Ryan Ferguson recounts life since being released from prison

    (KPLR) – It was one year ago today a young Missouri man walked out of prison after spending a decade behind bars for a murder he had nothing to do with. Ryan Ferguson sat down with FOX 2 for an exclusive interview about his first year of freedom. Ferguson was just 19 when went into prison. So stepping back into the real world at the age of 29 was completely foreign to him.While in prison it was his fitness and […]

  • Candidate for County Executive calls for traffic ticket reform

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- There is a movement to watch how traffic ticket revenue is collected. The Republican candidate for St. Louis County Executive, Rick Stream, wants to protect residents from what he calls abusive traffic ticket schemes. Stream says a number of county municipalities are using speed traps and check points to generate millions of dollars in fine and far exceeding state law that caps how much money a municipality can collect for revenue. Missouri law caps ticket […]

  • ACLU Study: St. Louis City surveillance cameras are an invasion of privacy

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The ACLU wants to get rid of surveillance cameras in the City of St. Louis. They’re calling them an invasion of privacy. City leaders say they are crime fighters and they plan to add more. The ACLU released findings of a study Thursday it says shows glaring problems with surveillance cameras in St. Louis. The group says there are city cameras, business improvement cameras and private cameras all over the city. They’ve become a hodgepodge […]

  • 45th anniversary of Myrtle Hillard Davis Comprehensive Healthcare

    (KTVI) – The Myrtle Hillard Davis Comprehensive Healthcare company is having their 45th anniversary event this Friday. Chief Development Officer, Dennis Lane, joined us Wednesday afternoon to discuss their efforts to make sure no one is left out when it comes to adequate, affordable healthcare. 45th Anniversary Luncheon Chase Park Plaza October 17, 2014 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM For more information & tickets, visit: mhdchc.org

  • RFT: ‘Best BBQ in St. Louis’ is at Adam’s Smokehouse

    (KTVI) – The 1-year-old Adam’s Smokehouse, a BBQ restaurant in Clifton Heights, was voted “Best Barbecue in St. Louis” by the Riverfront Times. ‘Pit Boss’ Adam Cupp stopped by just in time for lunch! ADAM’S SMOKEHOUSE |314-875-9890 Hours: Tuesday 11am-4pm Wednesday & Thursday 11am-6pm (or until they sell out!) Friday & Saturday 11am-7pm (or until they sell out!) Sunday 11am-4pm (or until they sell out!) For more information visit: adamssmokehouse.com/Home_Page.html

  • Affordable, creative Halloween costumes at MERS Goodwill

    (KTVI) – Its time to start the search for Halloween costumes! If you plan on shopping at a costume or party store, plan to spend big bucks. One cost effective alternative is MERS Goodwill. Latrice Clayborne joined us Wednesday afternoon with some creative and cheap costume ideas. For additional information visit: mersgoodwill.org

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