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
  • Teen with fake gun shot attempting to rob store

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 16-year-old boy remains hospitalized in critical condition after being shot while attempting to rob a store. The teen’s gun turned out to be a fake. According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the teen walked in the Galaxy Balloon Shop at around noon pretending to be a customer. The teen walked up to the counter with merchandise but instead of pulling out his wallet, the store owner said the teen opened […]

  • Millions still under blizzard warning in Northeast

    New York City and Philadelphia have been spared the worst of a nor’easter, but the storm was walloping other parts of the region with heavy snow and high winds. Millions of people were still in the path of blizzard conditions. The storm has brought chaos to travel and daily life, with nearly 8,700 US flights canceled between Monday and Wednesday and thousands of schools closed. Connecticut banned highway travel for several hours Tuesday, and some major regional rail traffic was […]

  • Snow causes flight cancellations, delays at St. Louis Airport

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Many trying to fly out of St. Louis for spring break encountered a travel nightmare Monday as thousands of flights were cancelled across the country in anticipation of a major snow storm in the northeast. Nearly 6,000 flights have been canceled since Sunday, according to flight-tracking website Flight Aware. That number is expected to rise as airlines continue to cancel flights in anticipation of the crippling weather conditions from this late winter storm. While St. Louis […]

  • MoDOT prepping roads for weekend winter weather

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – With snow in the forecast, the Missouri Department of Transportation has already taken a proactive approach to getting ready for the predicted snowfall. Even though the forecast indicates we won’t get a lot of snow, MoDOT is not taking any chances. Their trucks hit the roads at 9 a.m. Friday to begin pre-treating the roads with salt brine. Road crews finished their pre-treating duties around 3 p.m. According to MoDOT spokeswoman Shaunda White, based […]

  • Primary winner Krewson pledges to unite Democrats together, move St. Louis forward

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Democratic mayoral primary results are in and St. Louis Alderwoman Lyda Krewson won Tuesday’s contest. Krewson won the Democratic primary over six other candidates with 32 percent of the vote. Her closest challenger was city Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who lost by just 888 votes. The primary was much closer than many predicted. And on her very first day campaigning as the Democratic nominee, Krewson is pledging to bring together what some see as a […]

  • Major Case Squad investigating Ferguson double murder

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is assisting Ferguson authorities in solving a recent double homicide. The murder occurred March 6 at the intersection of Georgia and Estelle avenues around 7 p.m. According to police, the neighborhood is normally safe and quiet; the intersection serves as school bus stop. Witnesses reported hearing 30 to 40 gunshots. The victims were driving in separate vehicles and were approached by a person or persons at the intersection. […]

  • Loop Trolley cars prepare for debut on tracks

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Major milestones for the Loop Trolley project as it gets closer to becoming a reality later this year. For the first time Thursday, Fox 2 News had a close look at the first newly refurbished trolley car. It is one of three cars that will eventually run on the trolley line from the Delmar Loop to Forest Park. For the past few months, the meticulously restored trolley cars have been undergoing testing and refurbishing at a […]

  • Lightning strike destroys roof of Chesterfield home

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – Tuesday night’s tornado destroyed dozens of homes across Perryville. But in west St. Louis County, it was a different side of Mother Nature that ruined one Chesterfield residence. Firefighters were called to a house fire at about 5 a.m. Wednesday after someone reported flames coming from the second floor of a home on Chaise Ridge road. When firefighters arrived, flames filled the entire second floor. No one was home at the time. Investigators believe a lightning […]

  • Ameren crews prepare power lines for potential severe weather

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The possibility of severe weather rolling in, Ameren Missouri is on standby and prepared to respond to customers who may experience service outages area. Ameren is working closely with the National Weather Service and their partners in Quantum Weather to stay up-to-date on the latest forecast. Quantum Weather is a statewide weather monitoring system linked to St. Louis University’s Department of Meteorology that provides predictions of severe weather hours in advance. Ameren Missouri officials said while […]

  • St. Louis mayoral candidates discuss gun violence at student forum

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Mayoral candidates came together Monday to talk about the impact of violence on children. St. Louis continues to top the list of most dangerous cities in America. The city’s violence was the top topic for the candidates with just weeks to go before St. Louis picks a new mayor. The community forum was hosted by the Northwest Law Academy’s Social Justice Council. The student body knows first hand the devastation of gun violence. In December, […]

  • What you should know before heading to Mardi Gras in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Soulard is painted in gold, green and purple Thursday for the 38th annual Mardi Gras. It is second only to New Orleans in size. The event brings in millions of dollars to the city. Tens of thousands will fill these streets on Saturday. The parade is the big highlight of the event. With 100 entries the theme this year is, “Celebrate Cinema.” Event organizers Mardi Gras Inc say 25 percent of those who attend the […]

  • ATF continues investigation at Bogey Hills Country Club

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Some of the nation’s top fire investigators continue to look into what destroyed the Bogey Hills Country Club. The ATF’s national response team got to work Tuesday morning, with half of the team interviewing firefighters and neighbors, and the other half conducting forensic tests. The fire started just before midnight Thursday, February 16, destroying the 36,000 square-foot clubhouse. The response team arrived at the request of local fire officials, not because they think the […]