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
  • Arch and zoo seek public’s help to stay as one of the top attractions in the nation

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis has many treasures known worldwide.  Some would argue a couple of the most iconic ones are the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis Zoo, which consistently ranks as one of the tops in the nation. But to keep these sites special, officials are asking for your help. On Monday at the Arch grounds, there is a cleanup planned. It’s part of National Parks Week and Earth Day. Organizers are asking for some volunteers to help […]

  • Police: Man killed in Spanish Lake, victim’s car missing

    SPANISH LAKE, MO – St. Louis County Police are investigating a homicide in north St. Louis County in the Spanish Lake area. Police tell Fox 2/News 11 that officers were called to the 900 block of Burgos Street around 11:40 am Saturday morning for a welfare check.  Upon arrival, officers entered the home and discovered an adult male deceased from physical injury. Further investigation of the residence found the victim’s vehicle missing. The missing vehicle is a black four-door 2017 […]

  • Police identify body found near Normandy High School

    NORMANDY, Mo. – A body was discovered Friday morning in a wooded area near Normandy High School and St. Peters Cemetery. The call came in about the body just after 7:00 a.m. The body of Ronnal Gentry Jr. was located on North Market Street, which is known to be a dumping ground for trash and furniture. Police said Gentry died of a drug overdose. Investigators believe his body was placed there.

  • Ballwin man dies after crashing into pond in Town and Country

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – A deadly single-car accident in Town and Country left one man dead and the vehicle submerged in a retention pond. Police have not yet released the name of the driver but said he was a middle-aged man from Ballwin. “It was not what I expected to wake up to this morning. I found out that somebody had passed away and the retention pond in our neighborhood. I feel very sorry for the family,” said resident […]

  • Blues fans excited over home playoff game

    ST. LOUIS – For the Blues first home playoff game against the Jets fans were riled up. They got to party beforehand with a blues band that played inside the Enterprise Center. A familiar face made a special appearance; Brett Hull talked about how St. Louis has some of the best fans in all of hockey. Fans got a few free giveaways like an O’Riley rally towel and LED wristbands that flashed along with the music. They say the dazzling display […]

  • Artist and businesses on Cherokee Street aim to be in the forefront of social change

    ST. LOUIS – A local art studio is hosting a public exhibition on Cherokee Street and it’s brought art into the outdoors. Counter Public will be on display for the next three months. “I think the questions on Cherokee Street are the questions for the region as a whole. It’s where four neighborhoods come together, and we have to work together,” said Counter Public organizer James McAnally. He says that’s what makes Cherokee Street the perfect backdrop for this public […]

  • Plea deal reached in Show-Me’s murder trial

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Prosecutors and defense attorneys reached an agreement Friday in the case of a fatal shooting inside a local Show-Me’s Restaurant and Sports Bar. Attorneys for Neal Myers agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the death of Scott Beary. The judge sentenced Myers to five years in prison as a result. Defense attorneys said it’s likely Myers will spend anywhere from six months to two years in prison since he’s already served more than a year. […]

  • Wesley Bell holds town hall to discuss first 100 days as STL County Prosecutor

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell has been in office 100 days and he took the chance to address the community Thursday night to discuss what he’s done so far and what he wants to do going forward. Bell said throughout the county, he’s heard the same message from people; they want to be treated fairly and they want to know their voices are heard. Since he took over, Bell said he’s been working to […]

  • Two recent fatal accidents have motorcyclist calling for driver awareness

    KIRKWOOD, MO – Warmer temperatures have more people taking their motorcycles out for a spin, but it’s been a dangerous week after two riders have died in crashes. Missouri’s motorcycle community is mourning the loss of two of their own. Phillip Bruno with Doc’s Harley Davidson knew one of them personally, “Our hearts go out to the families and friends.” Two fatal motorcycle accidents within the span of a week is a stark reminder of how dangerous the road can […]

  • Two recent fatal accidents have motorcyclist calling for driver awareness

    KIRKWOOD, MO – Warmer temperatures have more people taking their motorcycles out for a spin, but it’s been a dangerous week after two riders have died in crashes. Missouri’s motorcycle community is mourning the loss of two of their own. Phillip Bruno with Doc’s Harley Davidson knew one of them personally, “Our hearts go out to the families and friends.” Two fatal motorcycle accidents within the span of a week is a stark reminder of how dangerous the road can […]

  • St. Louis alderman calls for the National Guard to help quell the violence in North City

    ST. LOUIS – The warmer temperatures have come with more violence on St. Louis streets. Now, a St. Louis Alderman is calling for the National Guard. “I’m trying to do the best I can to save my people from getting shot, to save these children from getting shot. Do you know how many kids get to come out here and play? You can go to all of our parks right now and you’ll probably see just a few kids because […]

  • Warm spring day draws people outdoors

    ST. LOUIS – The return of spring has business blooming all over town everyone from retailers to restaurants are shaking off the cold winter blues. Fox 2/News 11’s Michelle Madaras has the story.

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