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.
ST. LOUIS – Bitter cold temps have Crisis Nursery asking for help. As the temperatures dipped back below freezing, Crisis Nursery finds itself in a crisis of its own as more families needed winter gear and their closets were running bare. After a plea on Facebook, the donations started to trickle in. Some decided to provide a heartwarming gift that can keep someone else warm this winter. Staff say that this is a reminder that help is out there if you […]
ST. LOUIS – Thousands gathered in downtown St. Louis for the Women’s March. Organizers say this year’s theme is marching to the polls. Thousands braved the cold for the cause, wrapped up in pink gear and holding their signs high. They say their marching for a better world not only for women today but for the women of tomorrow. The crowd not only spanned generations but also gender. It’s a movement, they say can only be accomplished by coming together so […]
ST. LOUIS – We’re learning more about the impact of a big announcement from Google in a step to better protect its users. Google plans to stop third parties from using cookies. So what does that really mean and what’s a cookie? “They track from a website perspective that you visit there, your name, maybe your last name, your IP address and that’s how it’s tracked for advertisement but also at the same time it’s who is visiting that website,” […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department are investigating a homicide in an unincorporated area of south county. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, the murder occurred before 12:50 p.m. in the 7900 block of Hildesheim Avenue. Authorities found a man in his early 40s on the porch of a residence. He’d suffered an undisclosed physical injury and was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is being led by the St. Louis County Police […]
O’FALLON, MO – We’re learning more about the reasons behind false bomb threats made against multiple O’Fallon, Missouri businesses. The latest threat was made at Walmart and O’Charley’s last Wednesday. It forced employees and patrons to evacuate the buildings. “It had me running all over the neighborhood trying to figure out how to get my grandson here to work because we didn’t know what was going on at the time. We just knew they had all the entrances blocked,” said […]
ST. LOUIS – Road crews are in cleanup mode after winter weather move through our region. Overall drivers seem to be pleased with the response. But that doesn’t mean that we’re in the clear, sidewalks, parking lots and the sides of the roads are still slick. The woes of winter, we haven’t seen much of yet this year. Because the cold weather is expected to stick around through Sunday, so is all the ice and the snow.
EUREKA, MO – Before the snow and ice moved into the region, heavy rain caused some flooding. There was a soggy start to Saturday, but the rain started late Friday night and didn’t let up for several hours. All that rain had to go somewhere, it turned the Eureka baseball fields into a swamp and the rivers and creeks are on the rise. Flash flooding was also a concern out on the roads. Eureka’s Mayor says the storm system eventually caught up. The rain […]
ST. LOUIS – Three cats were rescued from a fire at an animal hospital in south St. Louis Wednesday morning. Investigators believe the fire was sparked by an attempted burglary. One of the employees said she had pulled in the parking lot in the 5300 block of Manchester Avenue but didn’t see the fire until someone from a nearby business came running up to tell her what was happening. Together, the pair ran into the business to rescue the cats. […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A person was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon while trying to rob an ATM technician outside a credit union in unincorporated St. Louis County. According to Officer Tracy Panus, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis County Police Department, police received a call for a shooting just after 1:35 p.m. in the parking lot of Vantage Credit Union in the 600 block of Greenway Chase Drive. Panus said two people approached the ATM tech while the individual […]
KIRKWOOD, MO – It was a packed house at the Kirkwood School Board meeting where the community weighed in on the multi-million dollar expansion plans being considered. This comes as the superintendent announced her support for the $70 million-dollar school improvement plan which she says would not require a tax increase. It includes: Constructing an elementary school on the Lindeman site near Dougherty Ferry, a new gym and library at Tillman, adding classroom at the high school and Nipher Middle School, […]
FENTON, MO – It’s not quite soccer season, but St. Louis FC got together for a good cause along with a big announcement. Steve Trittschuh was named the new head coach of the STLFC for the 2020 season. It’s a homecoming of sorts for the Granite city native, “I’m loving the pressure type of thing. But I feel like the team that these guys have put together is going to excite you. Get behind this team. It’s going to be an […]
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – January 1 marks the first day of legalized recreational marijuana in Illinois. Between 2,000 and 3,000 people waited in the line outside Illinois Supply & Provisions in Collinsville, many for several hours. They’re coming from across the region and over state lines. But some are worried about such a turn out they could be turned away empty-handed. “It’s hard for me to say. As we run out of a certain product, we move on to another on […]