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Mychaela Bruner joined the Fox 2 team in February of 2019.

Mychaela’s television career began in Paducah, KY where she was the morning anchor and reporter at WPSD Local 6. Mychaela is an award-winning journalist. She won awards for best solo-journalist, as well as best writing and feature reporting. In 2013, Mychaela had the opportunity to continue her education at the Poynter Institute, learning from some of the best in the business and furthering her knowledge about reporting and anchoring. During her time at WPSD-TV, she’s reported on several major stories that impacted the area: Keith Griffith’s murder trial, which was later picked up by ‘Dateline NBC,’ the 20th anniversary of the Heath High School, and anchoring hours of wall-to-wall coverage during the Marshall County High School shooting, which won an Edward Murrow award.

Before WPSD Local 6, Mychaela worked as an anchor and reporter at KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, MO. During those four years, Mychaela learned to write, edit and shoot her own stories. When she wasn’t reporting on breaking news and setting up her own live shots, she co-anchored and helped produce the weekday evening newscasts.

Mychaela was born and raised in Mascoutah, Illinois. She graduated from Mascoutah Community High School and then headed to Columbia, Missouri where she attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned a broadcast journalism degree. Go Tigers!

During Mychaela’s junior year of college she worked as an anchor and reporter for and KBIA-FM. She then landed an internship with WTVF-TV in Nashville, TN.

In her spare time, she wants to be outdoors and cherishes spending time with family and friends. Mychaela and her husband, James are huge St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fans!

Recent Articles
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    ST. LOUIS – Iran’s missile attack on Tuesday escalated fear of a new war in the Middle East. US-Iranian tensions also serve as a reminder that those serving our country might be feeling lonely while in harm’s way. A group of local women is making sure those soldiers know people at home care about them. Mary Miller and Amy Kidwell are putting together boxes filled with heartfelt items. “Peanuts, granola bars, and lots of different Valentine candy to make it […]

  • Two beauty stores burglarized in less than 24 hours

    MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – Two beauty stores burglarized in less than 24 hours in the St. Louis and Maplewood area. The first happened on Sunday with two males burglarized A&A Beauty Supply on S. Jefferson Road. In both burglaries, the suspects used a rock or brick to shatter the front door. Just before 1:00 a.m., Maplewood police responded to Nu Fashion Beauty off Manchester Road. When police arrived, they discovered the suspects had broken the glass in the front door to […]

  • Thousands of ‘pot pardons’ in Illinois as marijuana laws change for 2020

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  • Charitable foundation and SLU coach team up to play Santa for underserved children

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  • Local woman spreads cheer with hand-knit winter gear donations

    OAKVILLE, Mo. – A local woman is spreading cheer through winter gear. Eighty-five-year-old Rose Hall is on a mission to give back to her community and help those who are going without. Rose Hall has been crocheting for 60 years. “I think I have a calling. The Lord has said, ‘Do it,’ and I’ve done it so far,” she said. Hall said it is more of an obsession than a hobby. “It’s keeping my mind going. I’m doing something. I […]

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  • Inspired Kirkwood 5-year-old takes on mission to help the homeless

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  • Sullivan woman missing for 6 months, reward increasing for information

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  • Stanley Cup pays visits to students, teachers in Jennings School District

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – It is arguably the most famous trophy in sports and today, students in the Jennings School District, got the chance to see the Stanley Cup up close. “To see the excitement that’s still has carried over from June 12. We can come into a school, we can go out in the community to almost any group and the energy and, really, the joy that you feel from our team’s championship is quite exceptional,” said St. […]

  • What Missourians, Illinoisans will need to obtain Real ID-compliant license

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