Shawndrea Thomas

Reporter / Anchor

Shawndrea Thomas is a reporter for KTVI's FOX 2 News and KPLR's News 11. She comes to St. Louis from Central Florida's News 13, where she was the weekday morning traffic reporter. Shawndrea holds two Bachelors Degrees from Arizona State University in Broadcast Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies. Prior to working in Orlando, she was a reporter at WSYX/WTTE Columbus, Ohio and reporter/anchor at KWES in Midland, Texas. While in Ohio, she covered a wide range of stories including the "Streets of Speed" franchise where she exposed bad drivers and brought attention to chronic speeding, in order to make neighborhoods safer. Other major stories upon which she reported were a breaking news story about a student who threatened to blow up a high school, an in-depth report on a fire that destroyed Grandview's historic districts. In addition, she covered traffic issues and severe weather (including a record-breaking 21-inch snowfall.) Relentless in getting answers and results, Shawndrea also broke major stories and landed an exclusive interview with a whistleblower in a West Texas State school scandal. She spent her spare time hosting an R & B radio show.

Professionally, Shawndrea is living her dream, and she wants to help other journalism students realize theirs. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Recent Articles

  • Two teens attacked mob style on Washington Avenue

    Posted on: 9:50 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– There are a growing number of fight clubs involving teenagers throughout the city. But two victims...
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  • Locals deal with tax return countdown

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    (KTVI)– Tax day is winding down and while many were ready, others had to make the last minute rush. When...
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  • Family praying for Jewish Community Center victims on Passover

    Posted on: 10:11 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)– As Passover starts, so is the process of mourning for a community hit with a tragic hate...
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  • Salem to air on WGN America

    Posted on: 7:37 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 09:17am, April 14, 2014

    SHEREVEPORT, LA (KPLR) – You’ve seen the promos for weeks, the Salem witch trials are revived in 2014 as WGN...
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  • Boston Marathoner running to support Unlimited Play

    Posted on: 11:07 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 08:38pm, April 12, 2014

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) -A Boston Marathon runner from the St. Louis area is running for a cause. Unlimited Play is...
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  • Outrage after student’s nose broken by sucker-punch

    Posted on: 10:45 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It’s been a rough week for Ariel Kilpatrick. The 8th grader says last Thursday a...
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  • University City helping businesses on Olive look better

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI)– University City just announced a new pilot program that would match what owners spend to make...
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  • St. Charles attempted abduction victim looks similar to missing girl

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, March 26, 2014, by

    ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI)– It was just after 7 p.m. Monday at a Target parking lot near Highway 94 and...
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  • Frustrated renter allowed to break lease after Fox 2 report

    Posted on: 9:48 pm, March 18, 2014, by

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)– Marquita McIntyre is packing up and moving out her Jennings home on Sapphire Avenue. On Monday, Fox...
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  • Mother says landlord has her family living in substandard conditions

    Posted on: 7:44 am, March 18, 2014, by

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)– Marquita McIntyre says it`s been a rough 17 days in her new Jennings home on Sapphire Avenue. ...
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  • Volunteers clean-up around local rivers and lakes

    Posted on: 7:09 pm, March 15, 2014, by , updated on: 07:07pm, March 15, 2014

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – On Saturday hundreds of volunteers spent their day cleaning up the rivers and creeks along...
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  • Production company creates documentary to fight heroin epidemic

    Posted on: 10:32 pm, March 12, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– It`s a documentary about heroin use in St. Louis. “Anatomy of An Overdose” director Sean Trani...
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