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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    Police continue to search for suspect in attempted abduction

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – Still no leads Monday on a possible abduction attempt at the Premium Outlets Mall in Chesterfield. The attempted abduction was reported on Saturday. The 13-year-old victim told police she and her mother we’re leaving the mall and she rushed ahead to the car and unlocked it. Chesterfield police say the teen told them as she tried to get into the family SUV a man bumped into her.  She apologized and he asked her if she was […]

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    St. Charles County company offering tactical vest at cost for law enforcement

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – After recent shootings of police officers across the nation, a local tactical gear company is offering a special deal for police officers. The tactical gear supplier in St. Charles County put a posting on its Facebook page stating body armor, and carriers will be available to law enforcement at dealer prices. Vests can be fitted with different plates  as light as 3 pound to  protect against assault rifles or an 11 pound steel plate that […]

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    St. Louis city settles lawsuit over municipal court fees

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The city of St. Louis will pay out around $750,000 to settle a class action court case where it was accused of charging an illegal municipal court fee. The settlement was announced Monday downtown in the civil courts building. The plaintiffs sued back in 2014 accusing the City of St. Louis of unlawfully charging a fee to cancel warrants. The plaintiffs say the city had collected between more than $1 million dollars with the fee since […]

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    County council approves move of goverment offices to St. Ann

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis County Council gave final approval Tuesday night for the okay to move the St. Louis County Board of Elections to St. Ann. It’s a move that at least one council member called into question, saying it was linked to campaign contributors of County Executive Steve Stenger. Stenger says tonight’s vote clears up a controversy linked to the plans to move some key offices to St. Ann that could save the county millions. Stenger calls […]

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    Prime Jewelers robbed at St. Louis Outlet Mall

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Shortly after 8 pm Prime Jewelers at the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood was robbed.  Police say three male suspects used pepper spray on a store employee. Paramedics were called to the scene to treat the injured store employee. The suspect fled store with an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry. The Hazelwood Police Department is investigating the armed robbery.

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    Vigil for Herculaneum High School football player who died on family cruise

    HERCULANEUM, MO (KPLR) – The Herculaneum High School community came together Friday night for a vigil remembering the life of a student who left a lasting impression on the student body. Austin Ray passed away May 31 on a Disney cruise to Alaska with his family. His parents said he simply stopped breathing. Ray was born with a rare genetic metabolic condition that damaged his kidneys, liver, muscles, eyes and central nervous system. Despite the young man’s failing body, his spirit […]

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    9-year-old who pulled near drowning victim to safety is honored

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A six-year-old girl makes a full recovery a week after nearly drowning in a St. Louis park pool.  And she owes her life to another young girl who pulled her to safety. It was exactly a week ago today at the Marquette swimming  pool in south St. Louis   nearly took the life of a little girl. It was a warm day and the pool was packed with people. The six-year-old reportedly entered the pool with an adult, […]

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    Two dead after north St. Louis execution style shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The search is on for two suspects who police say are responsible for the execution style shooting of two men. The incident happened in the 1300 block of Burd in St. Louis. Police say at around 7:15 they got a call of shots fired. When they arrived on the scene they found the bodies of two African American men in the front seat of a blue sedan. The car was parked in an alley behind a […]

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    Domestic dispute leads police to marijuana operation

    ST. ANN (KPLR) – A violent crime in St. Ann leads investigators to a completely separate crime. In what began as an investigation into a domestic disturbance call that involved gunfire, turned into a drug bust. It all began Sunday afternoon with reports of gunfire in a St. Ann neighborhood. Officers responding found an unoccupied vehicle that had been shot at 7 times.  As they began canvassing the neighborhood, knocking on doors, Chief Jimenez says when one door opened; officer’s […]

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    Officer involved in accident faces long recovery

    (KPLR) – A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy is still in the hospital after he was seriously injured in car accident while responding to call. The officer has a long road to recovery. Deputy Beattie was responding to a call with his sirens on Saturday night when his patrol car was struck on Route M. There were two people in the other vehicle, they were also injured. But Deputy Beattie’s injuries were so severe he had to be airlifted to the […]

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    TSA security line waits inevitable, DHS secretary says

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will immediately increase the use of overtime and work to quickly bring in more screening officers to help alleviate long lines at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday. But Johnson warned that longer wait times are inevitable during the busy summer travel season. “We encourage people to have the appropriate expectations when they arrive at airports,” Johnson said at a news conference at Reagan National Airport outside Washington. “Contemplate increased […]

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    St. Louis County police dispatchers experience brief communications outage

    BALLWIN, MO (KPLR) – Monday night for about an hour, St. Louis County Police dispatchers were forced to work out of their office.  A problem at dispatching center in Ballwin forced dispatcher to work out of police cruisers and use handheld radios. The problem started around 9 pm, but was resolved just after 10 pm. Dispatchers continued work with computer aided dispatching while waiting for radio communications to be restored. A spokesperson for the department said at no time was […]


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