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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
  • Authorities urge the public to play it safe with fireworks

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It’s what many look forward to most on the 4th of July, fireworks. But setting them off in your own backyard rather than going to watch a professional fireworks display, not only could cause serious injuries but could get you in trouble with the law. Melanie moon is at our new FOX2 St. Charles County bureau inside the Family Arena with the rules and regulations. There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to fireworks in […]

  • Valley Park escapes major flood damage

    VALLEY PARK, MO (KPLR) – The Meramec River crested 8.6 feet above flood stage early Monday night in Valley Park, causing only moderate flooding. The only road closed was the one to the city’s recreation park. The boat ramp and soccer and softball fields are covered with water. City officials say they’ll have to wait until the river recedes to find out if there is significant damage. By comparison, during the great flood of 1993 the Meramec crested 17 feet above the flood stage.  

  • Police say son shot mother in Wildwood murder-suicide

    WILDWOOD, MO (KTVI) – A mother and her adult son are found dead in Wildwood. Police are calling it a murder suicide. Both bodies were found shortly after 8pm Thursday at a home in the 4600 block of Fox Crest Drive. A neighbor called police when she entered the home last night and found the homeowner Janet Scherrer, 54, unresponsive. When St. Louis County Police arrived they also found the body of her 23-year-old son Eric Scherrer. Both suffered gunshot wounds. […]

  • Pregnant women over 50

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For the first time in history women older than 50 are giving birth in record numbers. Dr. Peter Ahlering, from the Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine, joined KPLR11 to talk about the medical, technological, and societal reasons for older moms. For more information on fertility treatments offered by MCRM you can visit their website mcrmfertility.com.

  • Wearing orange for gun violence awareness day

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – On the heels of Monday six shootings, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office kicked off a campaign aimed at turning the tide on violent crime. For two decades crime has declined in the U.S., but in the last few months St. Louis is among a number of cities experiencing an alarming jump in gun violence. Staff at the Circuit Attorney’s Office dressed in orange Tuesday to bring awareness to the problem. They also held up signs […]

  • Magdalene St. Louis opens residential program for women

    (KPLR) – There’s a new place in the Gateway City women who survive abuse, including prostitution, domestic violence, and sex trafficking can call home. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and other dignitaries were on hand Saturday for the grand opening of Magdalene St. Louis, a two year residential program for women. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn more about the facility and how it will help change lives.  

  • 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. […]


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