Mandy Murphey is anchor of Fox 2 news at 5 and 9 p.m. Mandy became a full time anchor of FOX 2 News in January 1993, only a year and a half after she joined KTVI FOX 2 as the Contact 2 reporter.

Mandy has been honored with 13 Emmy awards and 4 Edward R. Murrow awards. She prides herself on being an anchor who can report. In 2011, Mandy celebrated her 20th anniversary with KTVI.

She has been promoted numerous charitable organizations over the years. Mandy has served on the board of directors for Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. She is committed to helping families through the grieving process after the loss of a child to miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth.

Before joining FOX 2, Mandy worked in both radio and television. At WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky she was an anchor, consumer reporter and news producer. Mandy graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Recent Articles
  • Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop to open first St. Louis location

    MAPLEWOOD, MO (KPLR) – The first Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop will open in Maplewood tomorrow morning at 6am.  It’s located at Big Bend and Manchester and will be the first of the popular Canadian chain to open west of the Mississippi.  FOX2’s Mandy Murphey was invited inside today to get a look at last minute preparations.  There are more than 4,500 Tim Hortons locations in Canada and the United States.  The exclusive St. Louis developer Show Me Hospitality […]

  • Mindfulness approach for infertility and overall health

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The mindfulness approach is a way to improve fertility, reduce stress and improve overall health.  The technique may seem a little out there for some, but doctors say it is working, especially for couples trying to get pregnant. Women in St. Louis are attending a 4 week class led by Dr. Diane Sanford at the Mind Body Health Center in Creve Coeur.  The class is helping women by giving them a set of coping skills in […]

  • First transgender kids club in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Bruce Jenner’s decision to transition from a man into a woman has the entire country talking about what it means to be transgender.  There are lots of support groups for transgender teenagers and adults, but until now, none for children.  Children’s Hospital in St. Louis is hosting the first ever kids club for transgender children ages 5 to 12.  Children’s is the #6 hospital in the country. Some of the children don’t know their gender and […]

  • Mayor of Ferguson vows not to resign

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Mayor James Knowles sat down with FOX 2’s Mandy Murphey to discuss his future with the city of Ferguson.  He says he will not resign despite efforts to have him ousted in a recall election.  Knowles says now that the city doesn’t have a city manager, police chief, city clerk or judge it is more important than ever that he see the city through the huge changes.  He says his mission is reform and moving the […]

  • New drone rules allow for commercial use

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The FAA last week decided to allow commercial use of drones under strict guidelines.  The decision has been in the works since 2005 and still needs final approval.  Current rules for drones are to fly for recreation. If commercial you need a pilot’s license.  The new FAA rules allow for drones under 55 pounds, you must fly below 500 feet, further than 5 miles from an airport and not directly overhead of people.  You must maintain […]

  • Gov. Jay Nixon.

    Governor Nixon explains reasoning behind state of emergency

    (KPLR) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon held a telephone conference with media from across the globe tonight to discuss his reasoning behind the state of emergency executive order he issued this Monday afternoon.  Gov. Nixon says the declaration allows the National Guard to be activated in advance of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.  He said the guard will protect buildings such as fire stations and malls and act as secondary support for police.  He said St. […]

  • Head of Mo. Peace Officers Association speaks out on behalf of police

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch was known for being blunt and outspoken while in uniform and he continued with that trend when he sat down with FOX 2’s Mandy Murphey to talk about police and the unrest surrounding Ferguson. Fitch says police officers want clear cut guidelines on what the rules are for doing their jobs, not political answers but law enforcement answers what officers are and are not allowed to do.  Fitch […]

  • Ferguson Mayor plans for grand jury decision

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Mayor James Knowles talked with FOX 2 at length about how his city is preparing for the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting investigation.  Mayor Knowles believes the public’s response will be a regional issue.  He doesn’t think it’s going to be just about Ferguson or north county.  He said the threats that are out there are across the region. He expects demonstrations to break out in several places.  Clayton and downtown St. Louis […]

  • Belmar: “The safety of the people of Ferguson is my first priority”

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Despite what the grand jury returns,  St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says public safety remains his first priority for the people of Ferguson. The grand jury will determine whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting and killing Brown. Chief Belmar won’t release details about the operational plans, but says he’s planning on a very emotional response regardless of what the grand jury decides. He is going into it with basically the same […]

  • St. Louis County Police Chief talks with Mandy Murphey

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar sat down with FOX 2’s Mandy Murphey to talk about how his department and others are preparing for whatever the St. Louis County grand jury decides in the Michael Brown shooting.  The grand jury will determine whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting and killing Brown. Chief Belmar won’t release details about the operational plans, but says he’s planning on a very emotional response regardless of […]

  • Michelle Obama in Memphis

    Michelle Obama visits children at St. Jude in Memphis

    MEMPHIS, TN (KPLR) – First Lady Michelle Obama visited St. Jude children’s research hospital Wednesday. She met children battling childhood cancers and talked with them about their hopes and dreams. Mrs. Obama said she wanted to bring national attention to the hospital to promote the life saying research being done there. Her plane was about an hour and a half late due to a plane maintenance issue. But when she arrived, she met each child individually and later toured the […]

  • Hundreds attend Ferguson’s first city council meeting since Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – A long line of speakers fired passionate comments during the 1st Ferguson City Council meeting following the shooting death of Michael Brown. The Council conducted its regular business and then took public comment.  The meeting held at the Greater Grace Church on Pershall Road ended at 10 pm with some citizens still waiting to speak. The city planned on calling up speakers by name based on speaker cards filled out before the meeting.  But the plan […]


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