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
  • Driving range at The Quarry at Crystal Springs reopens after weeks of flooding

    CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Mo. – A golf course flooded for six weeks finally gets a break. The driving range at The Quarry at Crystal Springs reopened. It is a game of precision and patience. The golfers at The Quarry at Crystal Springs are patiently waiting for floodwaters to recede. “We’ve poured our lives into this to put it into great condition and it’s so sad to see it in this state,” said Nash Haxel. Just a few weeks ago, Haxel said […]

  • New concussion clinic at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital received a grant to open a new concussion clinic that will be life changing for kids. It is the only program of its kind in the region. A place to play, grow and learn. Ranken Jordan is not your typical hospital. “It’s a unique setting. This place doesn’t feel like a hospital. So when the kids come in, they want to come to Ranken Jordan,” said Brett Moorehouse, president, and CEO […]

  • St. Louis woman launches food pantry in Carondelet alley

    ST. LOUIS – Neighbors helping neighbors. A food pantry in an alley in Carondelet is helping feed the hungry. An outdoor pantry, stocked with necessities like toiletries, women’s hygiene products, diapers, food that is ready to eat, seasonally appropriate clothing, etc. It is not something you would expect to find in an alley. Laura Gatlin said this is her way of helping others. “I know it doesn’t do that much, but it does help. I’ve had people come and tell how […]

  • Grafton and Alton back open for business for holiday weekend

    GRAFTON, Ill. – Crews are busy cleaning up following the second highest flood on record. Leaders in Grafton and Alton want everyone to know they are ready to celebrate. They are back open for business, just in time for the Fourth of July. “We’ve had a rough spring season, with summer officially launched and now in the holiday week, a lot of our communities are planning special events to kick off the travel season and welcome people back to the […]

  • Local men’s group provides resources for those with cancer

    ST. LOUIS – Are you or someone you know dealing with cancer? There are resources out there to help you and your family cope. The St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer is dedicated to making a difference. “Everyone knows someone if not their family, a friend who has dealt with cancer. A dreaded disease that affects everyone. Our goal is to help the community as they go through this horrible journey,” said Committee Men Alan Epstein. Epstein is proud to be […]

  • St. Louis Pride Parade organizers say uniformed police officers can participate

    ST. LOUIS – A huge announcement from the city and Pride St. Louis just 11 days away from the 2019 St. Louis Pride Parade – uniformed police officers will be allowed to participate in this year’s parade. This comes just 10 days after Pride St. Louis asked police to not take part in the annual gay rights parade. Last year, 300,000 people walked down the streets of St. Louis and participated in the St. Louis Pride Parade and this year […]

  • A mission of nutrition – Helping those living with cancer or HIV/AIDS

    ST. LOUIS – A local organization is doing its part in the fight against HIV/AIDS and cancer by providing meals to those who are struggling with hunger. Volunteers at Food Outreach are cooking up something good. Mike Polcyn is the executive chef at Food Outreach, where the mission is nutrition. “I prepare meals for our clients; we do about 4,000 to 5,000 meals a week, portion them and freeze them,” Polcyn said. Food Outreach has 700 volunteers and Susan Kottler […]

  • Church takes biblical approach to teaching kids carpentry

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A north St. Louis County church is taking a biblical approach to the trades and teaching kids how to pick up a hammer. Carpenters Kids Camps at Greater Pentecostal Church of God is putting kids on the right path for a successful future. Pastor Terence Coleman is teaching the basics of carpentry. “It’s giving them a future. It’s all designed to empower our young people between the ages of 8 to 12. They will know […]

  • Ameren Missouri donates 600 air conditioners to Cool Down St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Every summer, people in the community struggle to stay cool as temperatures heat up. Cool Down St. Louis is stepping up efforts to save lives during the hot summer months. Cool Down St. Louis helps those in need with utility bills. Ameren Missouri donated 600 energy efficient air conditioners to help those who struggle to stay cool. “These air conditioners save lives and there’s no debate about it,” said St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson. Wednesday is the […]

  • Korean War veteran in hospice care returns from Honor Flight to DC

    ST. LOUIS – A local veteran who is receiving hospice care is being honored for his sacrifices and achievements during the Korean War. An Honor Flight recently took him to Washington D.C. and he described it as a trip of a lifetime. Letter after letter, thanking veteran Paul Brown for serving our country. After serving in the Army, Paul joined the Navy at just 21 years old. He says he will never forget what it was like leaving home. “Looking […]

  • Saint Louis Zoo’s ‘Primate Canopy Trails’ expansion will bring you inside their world

    ST. LOUIS – A new 35,000 square foot expansion to the primate exhibit is coming to the Saint Louis Zoo but you’ll have to wait a couple years to see it. Heidi Hellmuth, Curator of Primates at the zoo, said the wait will be worth it. “These primates, they are related to us, there is something special about working with them,” she said. Hellmuth has been working with animals for more than 30 years and is excited about the Primary […]

  • Parents uneasy following Holt High School lockdown

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – A social media threat with a very specific time aimed at Holt High School students. The school was never evacuated but it was placed on lockdown. Wentzville police are investigating but parents are uneasy and think more needs to be done to keep this from happening again. “This is the fourth threat that I know about in the last two weeks,” said a mom of a freshman. She said something needs to change. She asked us not to […]

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