Tom O’Neal, veteran St. Louis news reporter and anchor with 41 years of experience as a broadcast journalist (nearly all of them here in St. Louis), joined FOX 2 in 1990. Currently he co-anchors FOX 2 News at 5 and FOX 2 News at 9 Monday through Friday.

Formerly with KSDK-TV, Tom has won several national, state and local awards for outstanding reporting in the fields of medicine and education including three Emmy Awards. He is also a member of the prestigious Silver Circle, a group of professionals recognized for 25-plus years of contributions to St. Louis television and the community.

Tom works with the boards of several area charity organizations, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. His 17-year old son, Brandon, died of leukemia. He’s also closely involved with Basket of Hope, a charity for children diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Tom is a big sports fan and in his spare time enjoys working out, riding motorcycles, playing golf, and reading.

A native Missourian, Tom graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.A. in speech.


Recent Articles
  • FOX Files: Rising Sports Star Struck Down By Concussion

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Doctors say 90 percent of people who suffer a concussion make a full recovery within 7-10 days. For the other ten percent, the recovery can be slow and agonizing. John Hogan, 22, falls into the latter category. He’s battled symptoms for two years. John Hogan grew up wanting to play pro baseball and he was enjoying success as he reached for his dream. Hogan had a great career at Vianney High School, starred on the […]

  • FOX Files – Growing New Fingers With Medical Powder

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It was September, 2010. Manuel Herrera was checking under the hood of a truck when he got his hand caught in a belt. It ripped off the ends of three fingers. He says he was in shock when he pulled out his hand and realized the damage. A co-worker found his fingertips and Manuel was rushed to St. Louis University Hospital. Dr. Bruce Kraemer, a plastic surgeon checked out the injury. The ends of the […]

  • Are You A Candidate For Weight Loss Procedures?

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)– Last night, we told you about the Caldwell family on the FOX Files. After a life-long battle with obesity, Mike and Shelly Caldwell and their son Mike, have lost a combined total of 432 pounds through bariatric or weight loss surgery and they are still losing.   Dad has lost 183 pounds with gastric bypass. Both mom and son Mike had a newer procedure called the “sleeve.” Mom has lost 96 pounds, Mike 153, both plan to […]

  • Weight Loss Family

    MANCHESTER, MO. (KPLR) – Obesity was a big problem literally and figuratively for a Manchester family. Dad, Mike Caldwell battled his weight all his life. He eventually reached 444 pounds. His wife, Shelly was overweight as a child. As she got older and had kids, the pounds piled on until she reached 415 pounds. Their 19-year old son, Mike remembers being overweight in kindergarten and it got worse as he went through school. Finally, he tipped the scale at 485 […]

  • FOX Files: New Treatment For Blood Cancers

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KPLR) – Doctors may have another weapon in their battle against leukemia. It’s a drug called Plerixafor. Plerixafor was originally intended to be a treatment for HIV. It didn’t work. But doctors found it was effective in stimulating healthy stem cells to move out of the bone marrow into the blood stream.  There, they could be collected more easily to use for stem cell transplants to treat Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma. Researchers at Washington University wanted […]

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