After a decade on the St. Louis airwaves, Melanie Moon is officially an old-timer — not that anyone is going to confuse her with John Auble any time soon. Still, Moon has been around the block, so to speak, and St. Louis news junkies are the better for it. As she demonstrates every night during KPLR-TV (Channel 11)'s poorly scheduled 7 p.m. newscast, you don't need to have the best news team or the best time slot to have the best local news program. What you do need is Melanie Moon, a woman who has earned her stripes as an authoritative voice on the people and issues that shape St. Louis news.
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