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Shawndrea Thomas is the co-anchor of the 11am news on FOX 2 and 12pm news on KPLR. She also reports for KTVI’s FOX 2 News and KPLR’s News 11. Thomas comes to St. Louis from Central Florida’s News 13, where she was the weekday morning traffic reporter.

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.

Shawndrea holds two Bachelors Degrees from Arizona State University in Broadcast Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies. 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.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: shawndrea.thomas@tvstl.com


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    Body found during search for missing East St. Louis woman

    EAST. ST. LOUIS, IL (KPLR) – A tragic end to a missing persons search that started in East St. Louis and ended in Washington Park. It has been a long 48 hours for the family of Portia Adams. Now they’re looking for answers about what happened to their loved one. Emotions were high as a family’s worst fears come true. The search for Portia Adams, 43, of East St. Louis came to a tragic end on Wednesday afternoon. This after […]

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    Persons of interest wanted in Denny’s robbery, shooting in Fenton

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    Man gunned down on SB I-55 at Arsenal

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    Innocent woman may have been killed in St. Louis County retaliation shooting

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    Berkeley family in pain over not knowing what’s happened to loved one

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    Giving up Black Friday shopping to thank county police

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    Renowned cowboy and saddle maker resides in Overland

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    Police investigate burglary at Boathouse in Forest Park

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    Teen charged with fleeing scene of crash, leaving injured friend alone

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    Minor problems with voting in St. Louis city

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – As voting continues in the City of St. Louis, Mayor Francis Slay tweeted to Tuesday that he would like to see a 100 percent turnout. There have been a few problems with some voting machines not working and the lack of lines t help the elderly and disabled to vote.

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    Alton police investigating home invasion on Lindenwood Blvd.

    ALTON, IL (KPLR) – Tuesday around 1:30 pm Alton police were called to the 300 block of Lindenwood Boulevard.  That’s where a woman was held up at gunpoint by a man wearing a surgical mask who broke into the home. He was demanding to know about a bedroom belonging to the victim’s brother. At some point the woman was able to escape and run out the backdoor to Eunice Elementary School.  The suspect also fled. According to police the suspects […]

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    Police stress safety for trick or treaters

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