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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
  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Ferguson Mayor talks with Mandy Murphey about improving city’s image

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – FOX 2’s Mandy Murphey sat down with Ferguson mayor James Knowles at city hall to get his reaction to the week of violence. Knowles watched from home as looters broke into the businesses in his city. He is frustrated that police didn’t stop the looters. But Mayor Knowles understands that decision if police lives were in jeopardy. He’s been working with the businesses to clean up. Mayor Knowles says a grass roots effort is now underway […]


    Video: Timeline of robbery surveillance video purportedly showing Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Ferguson police Friday released security camera video from a market not far from the shooting seen.  According to police reports, it shows a robbery that happened just minutes before Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer.  Police requested the information after a request from News11 and other media outlets through the Sunshine Law.  They say after reviewing the video to see if anyone else should be charged, they decided to abide by […]

  • Ferguson’s mayor speaks candidly with Mandy Murphey

    (KPLR) – Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson is heartbroken his city is now in the national spotlight for the death of Michael Brown and the violence that has followed. Mayor Knowles says he has received death threats as have members of the city council, the police chief and his police officers. He wants the truth to come out about Brown’s death and justice to be served. Knowles is angry with how the national media are portraying Ferguson as a racially […]


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