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 NEWSY.com 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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  • Sullivan woman missing for 6 months, reward increasing for information

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