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
  • Police investigate shooting in Wellston

    WELLSTON, MO (KPLR) – A young man was shot in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon in Wellston, the North County Police Cooperative said. The shooting took place around 1:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Welsmar. Witnesses told investigators the victim was walking in the street when a car drove by and someone inside fired a number of shots. It’s not immediately clear if the shots came from the driver or a possible passenger in the vehicle. The victim’s name has […]

  • Volunteers from Utah church group help sandbag in Valley Park

    VALLEY PARK, MO (KPLR) – They have been sandbagging at the Summertree Spring condo complex since Sunday and will continue doing it until they build a 5-foot wall around the complex. They feel much more prepared than they did 18 months ago when the Meramec crested at 44-feet, flooding the complex with 2-feet of water. There are 48 families in the complex – 16 on the first floor. Some of the first floor residents said they aren’t taking any chances […]

  • This year’s allergy season has some feeling like they have the flu

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Allergies can turn into sinus infections. Because the allergens are so bad this year, some are even feeling like they’ve been hit by the flu. “Fatigue, body aches, sometimes a low grade fever, significant mucus that they are coughing up as well as blowing out their nose,” said Dr. Mollie Spire of Total Access Urgent Care. The experts say the warm air that arrived in late February led to early blooming and that kick started […]

  • MSD prepares for heavy rain this weekend

    With a lot of rain in the forecast this weekend MSD crews are making sure the sewers are ready to handle all of that rain. With over 160,000 street inlets and almost 10,000 miles of sewer lines to maintain, MSD crews are doing work like cleaning out debris in the sewers to prevent ponding or street flooding. Localized flooding from storms can be very costly, so MSD urges customers to know their zone and risk of flooding. MSD has also […]

  • Live wire testing starts for Delmar Loop Trolley

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – The trolley wires are now hot in University City’s Delmar Loop. Live wire testing began early Tuesday morning. Crews will be working every day from 7 am until 6 pm. The wires run a total of 2.2 miles though the Delmar Loop to DeBaliviere Avenue to the Missouri History Museum. The Trolley Project was the brainchild of long time loop business man Joe Edwards who wanted to bring a piece of history back to the […]

  • Lambert Airport gets FAA approval to seek privatization

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The City of St. Louis moves one step closer to putting its airport under private management. On Monday, the FAA approved giving St. Louis-Lambert International Airport one of 10 slots available in its airport privatization pilot program. This means the city would retain ownership of the airport and its land, but a private company would lease it. Money that comes in through leasing could be used not only to improve the airport, but the entire St. […]

  • Young cancer patient gets day out of hospital with trip to the movie theater

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – A little girl from St. Charles who has won hearts nationwide as she battles a rare type of cancer, got a break from the hospital Friday morning for a trip to the movies. With a theater to herself, the 10-year-old was treated to the newest Disney film and even dressed for the part. Keira Stout has been battling a rare form of cancer for more than two years and is currently a patient at Mercy […]

  • Caseyville lawn care company robbed

    CASEYVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Munie Greencare Professionals has been in business for more than 30 years and management said they’ve never seen anything like this before. Around 4 a.m. Thursday, an unknown number of individuals got onto the property and took off with trucks and lawn equipment, valued at around $180,000. The thieves stole four trucks and three trailers. Each trailer contained six riding lawnmowers, nine backpack leaf blowers, and 13 weed trimmers. Investigators said they’re following up on several […]

  • Arch tram rides resume Wednesday

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Rides to the top of the Gateway Arch restarted Wednesday morning after being closed for several months. Bi-State Development, which runs the Arch tram, stopped the rides in November 2016 for the installation of new tram motors. The work was done in conjunction with the Arch ground renovations. The tram rides will only run in the south leg of the Arch. Rides on the north leg are expected to resume in mid-May.

  • Pedestrian struck and killed along Goodfellow

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police are looking for a driver who left a man for dead Thursday night. A pedestrian was struck and killed shortly before midnight at Natural Bridge and Goodfellow in north St. Louis City. Investigators said a man was walking east on the southside of Natural Bridge Road when he was struck by a southbound vehicle while attempting to cross Goodfellow. Witnesses said the female driver made no attempt to stop and continued driving south […]

  • Young cancer patient forms special friendship with Blues star

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A young St. Louis girl who’s battled cancer nearly her entire life has struck up a special bond with Blues superstar Vladimir Tarasenko. Arianna Dougan and Vladimir Tarasenko first met a couple of years ago at a Hockey Fights Cancer event and since then, Ari has formed a friendship with the Blues right winger. “The first time I met him, I just immediately connected with him,” said Ari. Ari was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age […]

  • Is technology slowly taking away our ability to remember?

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – Could your smart phone be making you not so smart? Technology plays a major role in our everyday lives, and some are beginning to think it’s making us lose critical brain function. When was the last time you memorized a phone number? Or grabbed a smart phone to answer somebody’s trivia question? A growing body of research suggest that technology is affecting our memories, especially the short-term or working memory. Dr. Jason Finley, an assistant professor […]