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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    Prime Jewelers robbed at St. Louis Outlet Mall

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Shortly after 8 pm Prime Jewelers at the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood was robbed.  Police say three male suspects used pepper spray on a store employee. Paramedics were called to the scene to treat the injured store employee. The suspect fled store with an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry. The Hazelwood Police Department is investigating the armed robbery.

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    Vigil for Herculaneum High School football player who died on family cruise

    HERCULANEUM, MO (KPLR) – The Herculaneum High School community came together Friday night for a vigil remembering the life of a student who left a lasting impression on the student body. Austin Ray passed away May 31 on a Disney cruise to Alaska with his family. His parents said he simply stopped breathing. Ray was born with a rare genetic metabolic condition that damaged his kidneys, liver, muscles, eyes and central nervous system. Despite the young man’s failing body, his spirit […]

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    9-year-old who pulled near drowning victim to safety is honored

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A six-year-old girl makes a full recovery a week after nearly drowning in a St. Louis park pool.  And she owes her life to another young girl who pulled her to safety. It was exactly a week ago today at the Marquette swimming  pool in south St. Louis   nearly took the life of a little girl. It was a warm day and the pool was packed with people. The six-year-old reportedly entered the pool with an adult, […]

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    Two dead after north St. Louis execution style shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The search is on for two suspects who police say are responsible for the execution style shooting of two men. The incident happened in the 1300 block of Burd in St. Louis. Police say at around 7:15 they got a call of shots fired. When they arrived on the scene they found the bodies of two African American men in the front seat of a blue sedan. The car was parked in an alley behind a […]

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    Domestic dispute leads police to marijuana operation

    ST. ANN (KPLR) – A violent crime in St. Ann leads investigators to a completely separate crime. In what began as an investigation into a domestic disturbance call that involved gunfire, turned into a drug bust. It all began Sunday afternoon with reports of gunfire in a St. Ann neighborhood. Officers responding found an unoccupied vehicle that had been shot at 7 times.  As they began canvassing the neighborhood, knocking on doors, Chief Jimenez says when one door opened; officer’s […]

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    Officer involved in accident faces long recovery

    (KPLR) – A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy is still in the hospital after he was seriously injured in car accident while responding to call. The officer has a long road to recovery. Deputy Beattie was responding to a call with his sirens on Saturday night when his patrol car was struck on Route M. There were two people in the other vehicle, they were also injured. But Deputy Beattie’s injuries were so severe he had to be airlifted to the […]

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    TSA security line waits inevitable, DHS secretary says

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will immediately increase the use of overtime and work to quickly bring in more screening officers to help alleviate long lines at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday. But Johnson warned that longer wait times are inevitable during the busy summer travel season. “We encourage people to have the appropriate expectations when they arrive at airports,” Johnson said at a news conference at Reagan National Airport outside Washington. “Contemplate increased […]

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    St. Louis County police dispatchers experience brief communications outage

    BALLWIN, MO (KPLR) – Monday night for about an hour, St. Louis County Police dispatchers were forced to work out of their office.  A problem at dispatching center in Ballwin forced dispatcher to work out of police cruisers and use handheld radios. The problem started around 9 pm, but was resolved just after 10 pm. Dispatchers continued work with computer aided dispatching while waiting for radio communications to be restored. A spokesperson for the department said at no time was […]

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    Powerhouse members frustrated over gyms sudden closure

    (KPLR) – A gym in Shrewsbury that closed its doors for good Monday night has left its members high and dry. The Powerhouse, a 24 hour gym, locked up its door last night shortly after 9 pm. Some members were working out when someone working for the owner came in to lock everyone out. Members were given no information on getting their money back on their memberships.  Most paid an upfront fee of $217 for a year membership. Some area […]

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    Sudden closing of gym leaves customers in a lurch

    SHREWSBURY, MO (KPLR) – Members of the Powerhouse Gym in Shrewsbury showed up Monday night for a workout to find out that their 24 hour gym had closed. With little notice the gym shut down for good shortly after 9 pm.  Those who got to the gym before it closed were given no information about how to get a refund back on their membership.  Monthly dues are $20 but most members pay a onetime fee of $217 dollars a year.  […]

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    Political expert calls Cruz/Fiorina “unorthodox and desperate”

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A major announcement from Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as he names Carly Fiorina his VP running mate. There is just one problem; he hasn’t secured the nomination and won no primaries last night. Fiorina, a former CE0 of Hewlett Packard dropped out of the race for the White House following the New Hampshire Primary. SLU Law professor Joel Goldstein calls this “an unorthodox and desperate move by someone with few options left. Not since 1936 […]

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    World War II and Korean War veterans return from DC honor flight

    LAMBERT-ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KPLR) – A passenger jet carrying some very precious cargo landed late Tuesday night at Lambert Airport.  The Southwest flight was transporting 20 World War II and Korean War veterans from the St. Louis Area.  It was all the work of Greater St. Louis Honor Flights. The veterans flew out before dawn Tuesday for Washington D.C.  While there they visited their war monuments and met with Missouri politicians.  The fact that there were so many World […]


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