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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 81-year-old man found alive

    Missing 81-year-old man.  Vernon August Bowers has been found. He was found off Hog Hollow by railroad track. Police say Bowers has been transported to a hospital. CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – Police are looking for a missing 81-year-old man.  Vernon August Bowers was last seen on Tuesday at around 7:30am in the hallway of Garden View nursing home.  A nurse found the window open in the room where he escaped. He is diagnosed with dementia and has trouble speaking. Bowers […]

  • St. Louis police cadets graduate from academy

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Gun violence in the city has not kept young men and woman from signing up for the St. Louis Police Academy. Nearly three dozen police recruits officially became city officers Thursday night at the Chase Park Plaza in the Central West End. It has been a tough few months for officers in the region and around the nation. A number of high-profile incidents have led to demonstrations against police officers and heavy criticism of law enforcement […]

  • Couple reflects on being ushers for the Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – When fans flock to Busch Stadium it is, to see the players. They are our heroes, the ones who get us on our feet. But standing far from the dugout is a husband and wife team who get little praise despite years of service with the Cardinals.  Linda and Bob Funk are Ushers.  They say they do it not for the team but the fans. “My first game was in 1947 so I`m a great Cardinals` […]

  • St. Louis Board of Aldermen passes police oversight bill

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Board of Alderman passed a vote Monday to create a civilian oversight board to investigate complaints against the police department.  The bill was introduced four months ago following the unrest in Ferguson. Under the proposed bill, the seven person oversight board would have authority to investigate police misconduct, research and assess police policies and procedures and make recommendations. Some alderman say the bill is useless because the board wouldn’t have subpoena power.   But the bill’s sponsor […]

  • 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. […]

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