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Former FOX 2 reporter Mikala McGhee’s unique journey from television to pageants

ST. LOUIS – Former FOX 2 sports reporter Mikala McGhee left tv about a month ago and has already won a crown!

she won Miss Missouri USA Sunday night. She represented St. Louis in the statewide pageant. She is now advancing to the Miss USA pageant where she will represent the entire state of Missouri.

“It was such an unexpected trip. I loved FOX 2. I love you. I love our viewers. I love our team and it was really hard to have to take this step, but I really cared about it as if it aligned with my values ​​and where I see myself in my life and what I want to do. So I had to give myself a chance and luckily it paid off,” McGhee said.

At some point she wants to get back into television. Her ultimate goal is to become a game show host.

A St. Louis native, she began as an intern at KTVI/KPLR in 2019 and was hired as a reporter in February 2020. In March 2022, she decided to fully prepare for the Miss Missouri USA 2022 pageant. She says she plans to pursue a career in media and broadcasting in the future.

In 2016, she graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Public Relations. She then went to Florida Gulf Coast University, where she received her master’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in law and administration.

Mikala played Division I basketball throughout her college career. She won an A-Sun Conference championship with the Eagles and appeared in the 2016-2017 NCAA Women’s Tournament. Mikala grew up in Bridgeton and attended Pattonville High School. Her excellence in the classroom and as a three-sport varsity athlete earned her much notoriety and success. She was named the St. Louis Cardinals Sportswoman of the Year two years in a row, in addition to first-team honors from every state and every metro in basketball and football.

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Nate Jones

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