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Michelle Madaras joined FOX2/ KPLR11 news team in March of 2017 as a reporter and producer. Before moving to St. Louis she worked at WSIL News 3 in southern Illinois where she anchored their weekend morning show, reported and produced.

Michelle’s career began at WCIA in Champaign, Illinois. She started as an intern there in 2012, but was soon after hired to produce their morning show while she finished her journalism degree at the University of Illinois. During her time at the U of I, Michelle also had the opportunity to intern at NBC5 Chicago and write for a local newspaper that covers the Chicagoland suburbs.

When Michelle isn’t out reporting or working hard in the newsroom she enjoys yoga, golf and playing fetch with her dog Finn. Michelle is also a lifelong competitive figure skater and coaches in her spare time.


Recent Articles
  • Venture Cafe wants to grow St. Louis drone racing community

    ST. LOUIS – Venture Cafe aims to connect innovators with entrepreneurs and it has its sights set on the growing drone community in St. Louis. It hosted a “First Person View” Drone Race on Tuesday, which is a chance for enthusiasts and business leaders to get together and share ideas. “First person view flying is just using video goggles or a screen to see from the drone where it’s going and what you’re doing,” explains Armando Gallegos. He got into it by watching […]

  • Police pursuit ends with crash in West St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating a pursuit that ended in a crash in west St. Louis. The pursuit started in north St. Louis County in the 8000 block of West Florissant. Police tell Fox2 that a GameStop was robbed just before 8 pm Tuesday night.  A chase ensued into the City of St. Louis to the 5900 block of Delmar where the suspect vehicle crashed into a utility pole and dumpster. Police recovered a […]

  • Vandals tag renovated home for sale in west St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – It’s happened right before an open house scheduled for this weekend. “This neighborhood is top notch so to see this happen was an absolute shock,” said owner Bob Camenzind. He found his house in the Old Farm neighborhood in west St. Louis County covered in graffiti Sunday morning. “Everything that was new on the house they put some paint on. All the doors on the outside, the new siding, the new cedar deck, the patio, […]

  • Man dressed as Santa approaches children at bus stop in St. Ann

    ST. ANN, Mo. – The holidays have come and gone, but a bad Santa is on the prowl. St. Ann police say a man dressed as Santa Claus—complete with a fake beard—tried to lure two kids from a bus stop Thursday morning. “Definitely a bizarre situation,” said St. Ann Police Lieutenant Dan Cowsert. Around 7:45 a.m., police got a report that a man wearing a Santa costume and fake beard pulled up to the bus stop at the intersection of […]

  • Dancer says dancing has transformed his life

    ST. LOUIS – Dancing with the St. Louis Stars is in its 10th year. The gala benefits the Independence Center which cares for adults with mental illness. DeAndra Smith is a first-time dancer but he says he’s not afraid to take the big stage that’s because he says dance has helped transformed his life and he wants to help others just like him. From the moment, he first laced up his dance shoes Smith says, “It just put me into […]

  • Murder, robbery charges filed against suspect in August quadruple homicide

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Homicide detectives in north St. Louis County have a person custody in connection with a quadruple homicide from earlier this summer.  On Friday, police announced that a suspect, later identified as Ja’Vonne Dupree, 20, of the 5300 block of Arsenal Street in St. Louis, was arrested in Columbia, MO. On Saturday, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Dupree with four counts of Murder in the 1st Degree, four counts of Robbery in the […]

  • St. Louis shoppers out to score the best Black Friday deals

    ST. LOUIS – It’s Black Friday and shoppers are out in full force trying to score the best deals. The stores were crowded but manageable thanks to extra staff. Most shoppers were in good spirits. Parking was an issue at several malls. At West County Center, shoppers went store to store trying to nab the best deals. Mall representatives say this is the busiest shopping day of the entire year and the Saturday before Christmas is the second busiest. Stores […]

  • Metro Public Safety adds two new K-9 officers

    ST. LOUIS – Next time you ride the Metro buses or Metrolink you might notice more K-9 officers. The Metro Public Safety Unit is adding two new dogs, bringing the total to four for their department. “Some dogs are trained to be drug dogs. Some dogs are trained to detect explosives. And our passengers like to see the dogs as well,” says Richard Zott Chief of Public Safety for Metro Transit. He says Metro has used K-9s for the last five years and it has led to many arrests, but the dogs also help deter crime. “Lot of […]

  • Indoor-outdoor sports complex to be built in St. Peters or at Mills Mall

    ST. LOUIS – A multi-million dollar sports complex will soon call the St. Louis area home, but it’s still undecided where exactly that will be. Developers say it’s down to two locations for the new Powerplex facility. It will either be at St. Louis Mills Mall or over at a lot in St. Peters, but they want to get the input from the two communities before they make a decision. “The entertainment industry for youth sports is literally a billion-dollar […]

  • Jackpot grows to over $700K in Queen of Hearts drawing

    AVISTON, IL – Thousands of people flocked to the small town of Aviston, Illinois Wednesday night for a chance to win over $700,000. The drawing was held at the Aviston American Legion Post Wednesday night at 8 pm. It was the weekly Queen of Hearts drawing and since no one has won in 42 weeks, the jackpot is huge. Shortly after 8 pm, the King of diamonds was drawn, meaning the Queen of Hearts drawing will continue into its 43rd week with […]

  • Jackpot grows to over $700K in Queen of Hearts drawing

    AVISTON, IL – Thousands of people flocked to the small town of Aviston, Illinois Wednesday night for a chance to win over $700,000. The drawing was held at the Aviston American Legion Post Wednesday night at 8 pm. It was the weekly Queen of Hearts drawing and since no one has won in 42 weeks, the jackpot is huge. Shortly after 8 pm, the King of diamonds was drawn, meaning the Queen of Hearts drawing will continue into its 43rd […]

  • SLU celebrating big birthday with public service volunteer project

    ST. LOUIS – How do you show you care? Some say it’s how much time you share. Saint Louis University is calling everyone to join their volunteer project. “Everyone coming together when times are tough and just to work together to improve your community. I think it’s cool that everyone is doing it as a team and show it that way with the clock and everything,” said student Allison Noonan. The clock celebrates SLU’s 200th anniversary, but University President Fred Pestello said […]