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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
  • Catch the buzz over WGN America’s “Manhattan”

    (KPLR) – WGN America’s second scripted original program Manhattan debuts this weekend. FOX2′s Melanie Moon had a chance to visit the set and interview the cast. The period drama takes place during World War II. In the 1940′s the world’s most brilliant scientist came together in Los Almos, New Mexico with the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb. To make the show as authentic as possible Manhattan is filmed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Set designers transformed an […]

  • New WGN America show “Manhattan” has St. Louis connections

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – In 1943 the world’s most brilliant scientists moved to a compound in the New Mexican desert to work on the most covert project in American history.  It was a race to build the first atomic bomb known as the Manhattan Project. David Lobbig of the Missouri History Museum says “they were very concerned that the Nazi German’s were going to beat to the use of Atomic power, that they would develop a bomb bigger than anyone else and that they […]

  • Will the second half of the year be as successful as the first?

    (KPLR) – The third quarter of the year is now underway and the first half has far exceeded expectations. So will the second half do as well? Michael Lissner from Acropolis Investment Management is here to tell us more on what’s behind those numbers and what he anticipates will happen for the remainder of the year. For more information visit: acrinv.com

  • Buying wedding gifts on a budget

    (KPLR) – The summer wedding season is in full swing.  If you’re looking to give a nice gift without breaking the bank, Justine Robinson from West County Center can help. She stops by KPLR 11 studios with a few suggestions to make your shopping experience affordable. For more information visit: Shopwestcountycenter.com    

  • Father and police officer rescue teens from raging fire

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Two St. Louis teenagers are lucky to alive thanks to their father and a police officer who pulled them from a raging house fire. The fire started on Arlington Avenue in north city in an unoccupied home and then spread to the next door home that was occupied. A set of 13-year-old twins, a girl and boy, were asleep in the basement as the house began filling with smoke, with flames racing from the back. Their […]

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    Sunday is National Fried Chicken Day!

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – With the holiday weekend, many are probably planning on having barbecue, but don’t forget that Sunday is “National Fried Chicken Day”. Ravanelli’s Restaurant is famous for its fried chicken, selling over 30,000 pounds each week, and even more during holidays. Cindy Wilson, from Ravanelli’s Restaurant, talks more about the celebration and brings into the studio some fried chicken, pies, and other sides. For more information about Ravanelli’s visit ravanellis.com

  • Fireworks may have caused north St. Louis house fire

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Fireworks may be to blame for a house fire in North St. Louis Tuesday night. Heavy fire was reported on the first and second floors of the two story building when crews arrived in the 5100 block of St. Louis Avenue. The building was vacant so firefighters took a defensive stance. No one was injured. Fire officials received numerous reports from neighbors and eyewitnesses that young people had been playing with fireworks in the area […]

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    Mississippi reopened after tow boat sinks with 10,000 gallons of fuel

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Several people were rescued from a sinking towing vessel named the “Jim Marco” in the Mississippi. The rescue occurred just North of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. The US Coast Guard reports that the ship sunk with 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Traffic on the Mississippi River has been reopened between lock and dam 27 and the Eads Bridge. Pollution responders are on scene responding with the St. Louis Fire Department. The vessel is […]


    Former daycare owner facing 10 years to life for child abuse

    (KPLR)- A former daycare owner is locked up in  the St. Charles County jail facing felony charges from the death of a child in 2009. In September it will be five years since the death of 18-month-old Mason Breach.  The child was rushed to the hospital shortly after his mother dropped him off at the daycare. He died 24 hours later. On Monday, June 30th, 2014, Lisa West, who ran the in-home daycare in Wentzville, MO, was in court trying […]

  • Tropical Vacations: How to avoid stress with Dr. Sonny Saggar

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) -  Summer means fun in the sun, but if you’re planning a trip to the tropics, you’ll need to pack an ounce of prevention in order to stay safe.  Dr. Sonny Saggar, Medical Director of Saint Louis Urgent Care, and practicing emergency physician, stops by with Melanie Moon to give healthy tips on avoiding stress before your trip. For more information visit: St. Louis Urgent Care  

  • City to demolish dozens of buildings for redevelopment

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Monday afternoon Mayor Slay and city officials announced a plan to demolish more than two dozen buildings in the City of St. Louis. The hope is that removing the dangerous buildings will stabilize neighborhoods, spur development and curb crime. The first buildings to be demolished will be 26 vacant buildings near Ranken Technical College. Ranken has committed nearly $10 million to redevelop the neighborhood, purchase 200 lots and to constructing new homes with its carpentry students.

  • Stars in Edwardsville shooting “Miracle Dog” movie

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLRI) – The story of an abused dog nursed back to health in St. Louis is now going to be a movie. Shooting is underway in Edwardsville. A young St. Louis woman adopted the dog and then wrote a children’s book that became a bestseller. Cindy Willingbrock helped write the screenplay for Marshall the “Miracle Dog” movie. Filming began on Main street on Monday. The actors involved include American Pie’s Shannon Elizabeth and Gossip Girls’ Matt Settle. The […]