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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
  • Missouri one of 21 states monitoring measles outbreak

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring a measles outbreak in 21 states. The CDC says more than 100 people are reported to have the virus. The majority of those sick were not vaccinated. Kids typically get the first shot at one and get a second shot before entering kindergarten, but if you`re not sure of your immunization status, doctors say you can get a booster shot at any age. Both Missouri and Illinois […]

  • Two women found dead in St. Louis home; hazardous gas detected

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Two sisters were found dead in a north St. Louis home Tuesday morning and first responders suspect a hazardous gas may be responsible. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, the incident occurred in the 3100 block of Whittier Street, that’s in the Greater Ville neighborhood. The women were not identified but said to be in their mid-50s. They were discovered by a boyfriend. One of the women was on the bed, while the other was located […]

  • Massive tear down and clean-up effort at Bellerive following PGA Championship

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – The 100th PGA Championship is now in the books, but just because it’s over doesn’t mean there’s still not a lot more to do. Piece by piece, the PGA is packing up its bags. Mike DeCola, the general chairman of the PGA Championship, says he wants to have the grounds cleared within the next six weeks. “That’s the plan, we’ll see how we do,” he says. The deconstruction process has already started. Jake Terrell and […]

  • Fans and PGA hail championship tournament a success

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO – The 100th PGA Championship is winding to a close at Bellerive Country Club. It`s been a long week for fans at the PGA Championship, but many say this is their favorite week of the year. Fox 2 spoke with people who’ve come from all over just to be here in St. Louis. Hundreds of thousands have come throughout the week, despite a few rainy days; bringing with them their spending dollars to boost the local […]

  • Bodies of missing swimmers pulled from Meramec River at Castlewood State Park

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A day out on the water in Castlewood State Park took a dangerous turn that had emergency responders looking for two people who went underwater and didn’t resurface. First responders got the call around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon from the park. Bystanders say 3 people were struggling in the Meramec River. Rescue crews say bystanders were able to pull one person out of the water, but two others did not come back up. Crews used […]

  • Local race fans can see new IndyCar design changes at Bommarito Automotive Group 500

    MADISON, Ill. – IndyCar is putting a new, open-wheel design to the test this season. You’ll be able to see it up close and in person this summer at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 “It’s kind of got a historical feel to it kind of like what IndyCar used to look like, but it’s very forward thinking with all the latest and greatest electronics,” said Jay Frye, president of competition operations at IndyCar. Frye said his team worked on the […]

  • Excitement builds on eve of PGA Championship at Bellerive

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – It’s the last day of practice for the PGA championship and players are hustling to get in their rounds After yesterday’s rains. I’m surprised at how many people are here it’s really great that everybody is supporting it,” Pam Myrick, a fan from Evansville, IN. People from all over the world are making their way to PGA Championship, especially Missourians who are showing their pride in being this year’s host by coming out in full force to […]

  • Weather leaves golf fans stuck waiting at Bellerive

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – The weather was an issue for fans heading to Bellerive Country Club ahead of the PGA Championship. Traffic proved miserable for those trying to reach the golf course, with some folks stuck in traffic for hours as rain delayed both buses and pre-tournament play. With more rain headed our way, we’ll see how much more practice the players will be able to get in over the next couple of days. The course has a drainage […]

  • Understanding your transportation options to and from the PGA Championship

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – If you plan on heading out to the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, you’ll need to take a shuttle whether you plan to self-park or utilize a ride-sharing service. There are two separate lots. If you plan to drive yourself, you’ll need to park over by the old Chrysler plant in Fenton off of 141. There is a security checkpoint you’ll have to pass through before taking a shuttle to the course. If you […]

  • Child among those wounded in north St. Louis shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO- Police are on scene late Sunday night at the intersection of Goodfellow and Natural Bridge, investigating a double shooting that counts an eight year-old  child as one of the victims. It happened just before 8:00 pm in north St. Louis. Investigators say two men, one armed with an assault rifle and  the other with a handgun, fired several shots at the Gulf gas station off of Goodfellow and Natural Bridge in north St. Louis. A 19-year-old man who […]

  • Bicyclist injured in crash, police officer coming to help also in collision

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Both a bicyclist and a St. Louis police officer are injured in two connected crashes on Natural Bridge Sunday afternoon. According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a bike and a car collided at Natural Bridge Avenue and Harris Avenue around 3:00pm. The bike rider was taken to a hospital in critical condition with head and neck injuries. While responding to that crash, a police SUV collided with Chevy Impala. Two men in the Impala were taken to […]

  • Missouri American Water lifts boil order for portion of northern St. Louis County

    Update: On Sunday evening (August 5, 2018), Missouri American Water lifted the precautionary boil water advisory issued Saturday for a portion of north St. Louis County in the St. Ann and Overland communities.  Water quality tests confirm the water is safe for consumption. More information: www.missouriamwater.com. – Original Story –  ST. LOUIS, MO – Missouri American Water is issuing a precautionary boil advisory for a portion of St. Louis County near St Ann and Overland. There are an estimated 15,000 impacted customers. […]