Erika Tallan is thrilled to be a part of the Fox2 Team. She joined in January of 2016 co-anchoring the weekend evening news alongside Elliott Davis and reporting week day nights for the 9,10 and 11p.m.

As a Phoenix, Arizona native, Tallan is new to St. Louis, but not to the Midwest. After graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, she accepted her first TV news job in Lincoln, Nebraska. It wasn’t long before Kansas City came calling. Before following the Missouri River east to St. Louis, Tallan reported and anchored at KCTV in Kansas City.

While at KCTV, Tallan was awarded a Mid-America Emmy for her report, “Get Out Alive,” which was a dramatic demonstration of escaping house fires. It was a story she felt compelled to tell after a string of house fires in the Kansas City viewing area claimed the lives of small children, the elderly and family members who raced back into the smoke and flames in a desperate attempt to rescue those trapped inside.

Some other highlights include covering the Kansas City Royals’ playoff race into the World Series, and being named Missouri Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Media Person of the Year for her work raising awareness and support for childhood cancers. Most recently, Tallan was awarded two first place Kansas Association of Broadcasters plaques for enterprise reporting and coverage of a single topic news event.

Tallan looks forward to experiencing all that the Gateway City has to offer with her husband, cheering on the Cardinals (and the Royals!), becoming a hockey fan and telling your stories.

Recent Articles
  • Stray bullet hits person at assisted living facility

    ST. LOUIS – A 66-year-old man at an assisted living facility was hit by a stray bullet Tuesday afternoon, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. According to a police spokesperson, the incident occurred around 4:05 p.m. at Union Manor Residential Care, located in the 2700 block of Union Boulevard in the Kingsway West neighborhood. Police responded to a call for a shooting and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his hip. The owner of the facility, Alma […]

  • Police ask for public’s help to solve armed robbery in Central West End

    ST. LOUIS – Investigators with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released surveillance images Tuesday of two suspects wanted for robbery in the Central West End. According to police, the robbery took place July 10 around 7:45 p.m. Two suspects followed the victim for about a block from Laclede and Newstead to the corner of Forest Park and Newstead, then robbed him at gunpoint. It has many in the area on the lookout, including employees at the nearby Washington University Medical Campus. One employee […]

  • Convicted felon charged with beating woman for her purse and credit cards

    ST. LOUIS – A man is charged in St. Louis, accused of beating a woman, stealing her purse then using her credit and debit cards to purchase $1,000 in gift cards. 23-year-old Anthony Lamont Smith is charged with robbery and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card. According to court documents, the robbery happened on May 29th in the 3100 block of South Grand Avenue. Court documents say a woman was on Grand Avenue at around 12:55 a.m. […]

  • New charges in St. Charles County sex trafficking case

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 34-year-old man for allegedly having sex with a teenager in connection with a sex trafficking case. Mark Sandiha was charged Friday with statutory rape of a person less than 14-years-old, possession of controlled substance except for 35 grams or less of marijuana, and unlawful use of a weapon. Earlier in the week, St. Charles County prosecutors charged 23-year-old Shawntoi Shurn with sex trafficking of a child in […]

  • Police nab thieves who stripped copper from St. Louis Racquet Club

    ST. LOUIS – Central West End’s St. Louis Racquet Club is looking a little different these days. The domed arch over the side doorway is just a wooden skeleton. Its copper cover was stripped away and the copper on the awning to its right was cut away and curled. The suspects, Fredrick Townsend and Meiah Marshall, were each charged with stealing $25,000 or more of copper. According to charging documents filed in St. Louis, police responded to a suspicious persons […]

  • St. Louis County woman charged with sex trafficking of a 13-year-old girl

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – A St. Louis County woman is accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl to have sex with men she met online. 23-year-old Shawntoi Shurn is charged with sexual trafficking of a child. According to authorities, July 8th, Shurn and the 13-year-old victim took a ride-sharing service from the 400 block of Bluff Drive in St. Louis County to a St. Charles County hotel at 5th and Interstate 70. Once in the room, court documents say Shurn […]

  • Charges filed in St. Charles shooting

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The St. Charles prosecutors charged a man in connection to a July 5 shooting at a local apartment complex. According to court documents, Kiyren McKee drove himself, a juvenile, and three other suspects to the Villages of Bogey Hills Apartments near Zumbehl Road and Hawks Nest Drive with the intent to kill a female who stole from the juvenile. The juvenile fired shots into the car where the female victim was sitting in the back with […]

  • Odd repair to busted St. Louis vehicle taillight highlights need for more funds

    ST. LOUIS – The City of St. Louis has received criticism for a photo posted on Reddit showing a St. Louis City work truck with what appears to be a Folgers container and a Quick Trip cup taped to fix a broken taillight. St. Louis City officials said they can explain the DIY fix. “I honestly believe it was about keeping the truck on the street,” said Todd Waelterman, City Director of Operations. “The individual’s fear was, ‘Hey, if I turn […]

  • Pizza delivery man shot, remains in critical condition

    ST. LOUIS – A shooting in a south St. Louis neighborhood has left a pizza delivery man fighting for his life. According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting happened Wednesday at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday near Gustine and Potomac in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. Officers found a 31-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds at that location. He was rushed to an area hospital where he was listed in critical condition. The homicide division was […]

  • Improvements being made to Route 3 after fatal accident

    COLUMBIA, IL – Drivers passing through Columbia, Illinois this holiday weekend will see some changes along Illinois Route 3. A deadly crash that killed a mother of six in February prompted the changes. Columbia Illinois Police are working with the city and the Illinois Department of Transportation to slow traffic along Route 3 including changes to patrolling as well as on the actual roadway. Drivers will now notice newly installed rumble strips as they head into town. There are also […]

  • Stolen dog recovered, returned to St. Louis family

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 33-year-old man for allegedly stealing his neighbors’ German Shepherd from their backyard. Jessica Komrska said she noticed her 18-month-old fur-baby Charles was missing on May 11 and immediately began looking for him. She made fliers, posted on social media, reached out to shelters, and alerted her neighbors. “I was like, ‘He’s coming home, I know he’s coming home,’ and I prayed every night,” Komrska said. One of her neighbors […]

  • Department store peeper accused of recording victims with device on his shoe

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – St. Charles County prosecutors charged a 33-year-old St. Peters man with preying on unsuspecting women shopping and working in department and retail stores at Mid Rivers Mall, filming up their skirts and undressing in dressing rooms. “There were various complaints from different ladies, mostly from department stores, about a male subject that had some sort of phone recording device on his shoe,” said St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar. Court documents allege the crimes […]