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.
(Ed. note: Please be advised this story contains some graphic information.) ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – DNA evidence has led St. Charles County investigators to make an arrest in a 25-year-old child murder case. On Wednesday, the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged 61-year-old Earl Webster Cox for the 1993 murder of Angie Housman. Last fall, investigators discovered DNA on a piece of evidence and sent it to a lab for analysis. The DNA matched Cox, a previously convicted […]
ST. ANN, Mo. – One of the area’s most horrific child murders could be close to being solved. Fox 2/News 11 has learned police have a DNA match to a suspect in the Angie Housman murder case from more than a quarter-century ago. In November 1993, St. Louisans feared a child killer was on the loose after 9-year-old Angie Housman was abducted after getting off her school bus in St. Ann. Her body was discovered tied to a tree in […]
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis’ version of the Tony Awards took center stage at the Fox Theatre Sunday night. The St. Louis area high school musical awards were announced to honor the very best actors, actresses and musical productions this past school year. Fox 2’s Mandy Murphey was the host.
CLAYTON, Mo. – One of our area’s first medical marijuana clinics is opening next month in Clayton, across from the Galleria. At present, they are already booked solid with patients for June. Canna Therapy MD will open on June 18. The two women who are opening the clinic are currently ER doctors in Colorado. They became trained in medical cannabis after seeing what highly addictive opiates were doing their patients. They witnessed overdoses and saw young people dying from the […]
ST. LOUIS – A Polaris study of 32,000 cases of human trafficking in 2017 found massage parlors accounted for 2,929 of those cases. Human trafficking is often not what most people think. Girls aren’t being kidnapped. They are coming to the United States from other countries and being forced to work at illicit massage parlors. The raid on Jupiter, Florida massage parlors brought the issue to light when Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft along with many others was charged for receiving […]
ST. LOUIS – Saturday we kick off Variety Week in St Louis. It is a week of events that celebrate and raise money for the children in our area with special needs. It started with the Runway Lights Fashion Show today. Hundreds of men and women attended the fashion show and luncheon at Union Station downtown. The audience heard from Variety families who have directly benefited from the money raised at the fashion show. One of the programs is TherHappy Kids […]
ST. LOUIS, MO – A solemn goodbye to two U.S. Army Reservists from the St. Louis area who were laid to rest Thursday. Both soldiers are being remembered as heroes who had caring hearts and put others first. Sergeant Holli Bolinski and Specialist Jackson Johnson died March 5, 2019, in a non-combat related incident in Kuwait. They were on a routine mission when a civilian water truck ran a stop sign and t-boned the side of the SUV the soldiers […]
HAZELWOOD, Mo. – Fifty-one-year-old Harvey Harris of Hazelwood saw our story on Sean Mulroney and his Obesity Revolution movement. Harris weighs more than 500 pounds. He was trapped in his apartment. The only time he had left his home over the last 14 years was in an ambulance to visit the hospital. Harvey sent Mandy Murphey a Facebook message saying he didn’t want to die. He said he wanted help but didn’t know how to reach Mulroney. Fox 2 went […]
ST. LOUIS – A Wood River man says our story on one man’s weight loss journey saved his life. One year ago, we profiled Sean Mulroney, who weighed almost 700 pounds. He dedicated his life to helping other people who are morbidly obese. Our original story has more than 9 million views. It went viral and lives have changed as a result. Sean has now lost more than 100 pounds and 60 inches throughout his body. His journey led to […]
ST. ANN, MO – In a Fox 2 exclusive, St. Ann police release video of what the chief calls one of the craziest police chases he’s ever seen. The pursuit it ended with a crash that had Good Samaritans pulling the injured officer from the wreckage. Tonight, that officer talked exclusively with Fox 2’s Mandy Murphy about what he went through. This is exclusive dash camera video from Sunday’s police chase that started in St. Ann and stretched into Illinois […]
ST. LOUIS – Tearing down the old and planning for the future. That was the focus of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s news conference Thursday as she looks back on the accomplishments of 2018. Krewson touted the city’s success; among them: $8 billion in projects currently underway and $1.2 billion in construction permits. One of the main focuses over the past year was the demolition of vacant properties. “We have demolished 313 buildings compared to 149 in 2017, so more […]
ST. LOUIS – On Friday, Fox 2/KPLR 11 says goodbye and happy retirement to one of the pillars of our news station – Bonita Cornute. Bonita has been reporting and hosting programs on KTVI since 1983. Most recently, she worked as the station’s community affairs reporter, profiling the organizations in our area making a difference in the lives of children and adults. Bonita produces, shoots, writes, and edits stories about groups like BackStoppers and Variety The Children’s Charity. She got […]