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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
  • Missing Arnold police dog located

    ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – The search is over in Jefferson County. A police K-9 is no longer missing. A spokesperson for the Arnold Police Department contacted Fox 2 News late Wednesday night to inform the station that Rocky, an eight-year-old German Shepherd, was located not too far from his home in the Eagle Point subdivision, alive and well. He ran away from his home around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Nearly a dozen officers spent most of the day Wednesday searching for […]

  • Limiting the affect of spring allergies

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Spring officially arrived last Friday and it’s definitely greener and more colorful outside. But the trees are now releasing a lot of pollen, causing misery for millions of Americans. St. Louis allergy experts say springtime is the absolute worst time of the year for allergies, but there are a lot of ways you can get relief. The pollen count is usually the highest in the late morning, so try to avoid outdoor activities during that time. […]

  • St. Louis nurse discusses having the same surgery as Angelina Jolie

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Call it the Angelina Jolie affect.  When the movie star announced her surgery two years ago there was a huge uptick in cancer screenings among women. And now phone calls are starting again after news of her other surgeries broke overnight. But long before Jolie went under the knife St. Louis women underwent the same two procedures after genetic testing showed she also had the BRCA gene mutation. Tonight FOX 2’s Melanie Moon talks to the […]

  • Play channels Salem witch trials to speak on issues facing teens

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The Metro Theater Company is sparking dialogue about the tough issues and teen girls deal with: bullying and mean girls. What better example to spark this debate than the girls of Salem, Massachusetts, where the Salem Witch Trials took place? The Metro will feature their play “Afflicted: Daughters of Salem” at the Missouri History Museum through March 22. To purchase tickets or check out showtimes, you can visit the Metro Theater Company website.  

  • Christian rapper talks domestic violence, wife’s sexual abuse

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR)- Christian Rapper, Jason “Json” Watson is responding to the domestic violence pledge with a new website called,  dontkeepsecrets.org. On this site, Jason tells his wife’s story of sexual abuse as a child, a husband’s perspective on the issue, and how they’ve healed together. He joined us on News 11 at noon to share his story. Json will also begin the tour for his new album, “No Filter,” that’s set to release on Tuesday, March 10th. He […]

  • Medical device can help relieve pain of Sinusitis

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – When spring comes along, many people suffer from colds and allergies, which they may feel lasts for an eternity. Chronic sinusitis affects 1-in-7 adults and suffer intense facial and nasal congestion, loss of smell and taste, headache, fatigue and even depression. Now a new medical device available in the St. Louis area can help those suffering with sinusitis. Dr. Steven West of Sound Health St. Louis explains more on the breakthrough device. For additional information […]

  • Weather causing some delays and cancellations at Lambert airport

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – As the St. Louis region digs out from Saturday’s snow storm, flight operation at Lambert St. Louis International Airport seem to be moving smoothly. Most flights are arriving and departing as scheduled. Weather is affecting flights to the Washington, D.C. area and the northeast, which are experiencing some delays and cancellations. Airlines are advising travelers to check with their airline before heading to the airport. To check on flight arrivals and departures, click on: Flight Information […]

  • Cannabis oil to be sold in Missouri legally

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – For the first time in nearly 80 years cannabis will be grown legally in Missouri. Last July Governor Nixon signed into law the Missouri Medical Marijuana bill and this week licenses were granted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture to two non profits to grow cannabis plants for hemp extract. The hemp extract law is extremely narrow. It allows people with severe, persistent epileptic seizures to use oil derived from cannabis plants as a medical treatment. […]

  • Police to increase presence in Dutchtown, parts of Gravois Park neighborhoods

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- For the third time within one month, St. Louis police are kicking off another ‘hot spot’ policing initiative. Police will increase their presence in Dutchtown and parts of the Gravois Park neighborhoods. The last operation targeted Wells-Goodfellow, Hamilton Heights and the West End. During that operation, police made 92 arrests and seized 14 guns. Before that effort, the first hot spot policing initiative took place in the last week of January. That targeted the 5th Ward […]

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    Loophole helping drivers skip DUI checkpoints

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Some attorneys say there’s a legal loophole that drivers can use to get through sobriety checkpoints and not speak with officers. It’s called the Fair DUI Flyer. Thanks to social media it’s gone viral. Florida attorney Warren Redlich posted video on YouTube of him passing through a sobriety checkpoint with his self created flyer. A ziplock bag hangs out of his closed window displaying his driver’s license, insurance card and registration and his flyer that […]

  • Singles purchasing invisible boyfriend or girlfriend to appease family

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– On Valentine’s Day being single isn’t always easy.  For some it’s not about being alone but having to deal with the pestering family and friends who want to know why you’re not in a relationship. That’s where the websites Invisible Girlfriend and Invisible Boyfriend come in. For $25 a month you can give off the appearance of a relationship without being in a relationship; appeasing those prying friends and family. “There are some reasons we think our product shouldn’t exist but there seems to […]

  • Aviation expert weighs in on TransAsia crash

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Dramatic dashboard video shows the moment and out of control plane clips an elevated highway and a car before crashing into a river in Taiwan. Thirteen people are confirmed dead and dozens remain missing after the TransAsia Airways ATR-72, carrying 58 people, veered out of control en route from Taipei to Kinmen, off the coast of the Chinese province of Xiamen. Rescuers were working Wednesday to pull survivors from the submerged wreck of the twin engine […]

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