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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    Fatal fire in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A house Fire in East St Louis claimed the life of a 55-year-old man Wednesday night.  His twin brother escaped the blaze with burns to his hands.  He was treated at the scene by EMS.  The fire chief says the twin who died was disabled and used a wheelchair. The fire broke out around 8 pm in a two-story home in the 1800 block of Central.  The house appears to be a total loss. Fire […]

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    U.S. Senate votes to transfer West Lake Landfill clean-up to Army Corp of Engineers

    BRIDGETON, MO (KPLR) – Residents who live near West Lake Landfill are celebrating a huge decision by the U.S. Senate. Tuesday the senate transferred authority of West Lake from the EPA to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its cleanup program. Families living near the landfill have long expressed frustration over the delay to clean up the site. One Bridgeton mother says she will sleep easier tonight. Dawn Chapman/Bridgeton mom: “It’s been a lot of tears, a lot of […]

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    7-year-old shot in South St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis city police are investigating the shooting of a 7-year-old male child in the 3900 block of South Grand.  Police say the child suffered a graze wound to his buttocks while inside an apartment. An investigation revealed that a male resident in the apartment building was handling a handgun when it discharged. Police say the man appeared to be intoxicated, and lived in a downstairs apartment. The bullet that struck the child traveled through the […]

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    Hancock and Kelley: Iowa Caucus results

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – FOX 2 team coverage of the Iowa Caucuses includes analysis from our political experts Hancock and Kelley. They have been monitoring the developments all night and have their take on the night’s winner and losers.

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    Hockey coach now facing federal sex crime charges

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A St. Louis County inline hockey coach charged with more than a dozen sex crimes involving boys is facing a number of new charges, this time in federal court. Ian Mackie, 39, is facing four new charges. And because they involve the use of a cellphone and computer, the federal government is involved. The federal grand jury’s indictment was made public Thursday. Mackie, a Ballwin native, faces two charges of online enticement of a minor, […]

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    Thief caught on video taking wheels from auto dealership

    TROY, MO (KPLR) –   The search is on Wednesday night for a thief who hit a car dealership in Lincoln County and made off with thousands of dollars in stolen property.  He thought he was getting off Scott free but his brazen crime was captured on a surveillance camera. Owners of The Behlmann Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealership showed up for work this morning and found a very unpleasant sight.  Two of their vehicles were on cinder blocks and some […]

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    SIU-E police may have solved theft of expensive electronics

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – SIU-E Police believe they have the person responsible for stealing thousands of dollars worth of valuable electronics from  university classrooms.  The problem is they could be in the hands of some innocent eBay buyers. Months after a number of pricey tablets were stolen from the engineering department at SIU-E some creative sleuthing by the campus police lead them to the thief. In early August about 10 touchscreen tablets were taken from the engineering building. Another four […]

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    Three suspects wanted for murder on West Florissant

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Three suspects are wanted in connection with Saturday’s murder at the Northway Market in the 5500 block of West Florissant. The suspects and their vehicles were caught on surveillance video. Police describe one of the suspects as an armed black male, 25-40 years old. He was wearing a dark leather jacket with a fur lining, blue “Blues” hat, a blue sweatshirt and had multiple rings on his left fingers. The two black females in the […]

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    Weather forces Archdiocese to cancel trip to annual Right to Life March in D.C.

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Severe weather headed for the East Coast forces the St. Louis Archdiocese to cancel its annual trip to Washington, D.C. for the Right to Life March. The march is scheduled each year around January 22nd, the anniversary of the 1973 Roe versus Wade decision that legalized abortion. The march for life is the largest pro-life gathering in the U.S. And despite a massive storm gearing up to hit the nation’s capital, the march will go on […]

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    St. Louis trying blue salt to keep roads clear

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – With the first winter storm of the year hitting the St. Louis area, the St. Louis Streets Department is trying something new to melt snow and ice. Blue salt, a new chemical called Iceband.  It has magnesium chloride in it that increases the effectiveness of the salt to negative 10 to negative 15 degrees. The city is testing the after the snow storm two years ago that dumped 8 to 10 inches of snow over the […]

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    Assisted living center gets portable heaters until boiler is fixed

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – The owners of a state licensed residential facility serving disabled veterans are working to repair a broken boiler. In the meantime, forced air heaters are being used to keep the University City facility warm. Monday several people identifying themselves as residents at the Arbor Health Center contacted FOX2 to complain that there was no heat in the living areas at the facility. But on Tuesday a visit to Arbor Health showed window units called PTAKS […]

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    Afternoons on 11: Tools For Teachers

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- The KPLR 11  Tools For Teacher program aims to show our appreciation for the local teachers who go the extra mile in the St. Louis region. Recipients of our monthly award receive $500 from Weber Chevrolet.  Our winners represent the greater teacher community, public and private schools, grade schools, middle and high schools, across all subject matters and sports, who work to help students succeed through education. To nominate a deserving teacher, go to the Tools for Teachers page on KPLR 11.com. Website:  KidSmart—Tools for […]

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