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Derrion Henderson joined the KTVI/KPLR team as a reporter in June 2017. Prior to working in St. Louis, Derrion worked as a Multimedia Journalist at KFVS12 (CBS) in Cape Girardeau.

Some of the stories he covered in southeast Missouri include covering the closing of New Madrid County’s biggest aluminum employer, 2015 racial unrest on the University of Missouri – Columbia’s campus, 2016 presidential election on Washington University’s campus and 2016 Democratic election night watch party.

Derrion graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a Bachelors of Science in Multimedia Journalism. During his time working professionally in Cape, Derrion worked extensively with the university to help students on how to utilize their resources and maximize their college experience.

Derrion is a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a member of National Association of Black Journalist.

He is proud to be reporting back in his hometown with the station that gave his career the initial push it needed and his family who kept him motivated along the way. Derrion was an intern at FOX 2 before beginning his career in television.

Recent Articles
  • Carjacking leads to high-speed chase in Metro East

    BELLEVILLE, IL – Two men are in custody after Bellville police say they carjacked a Walmart shopper at gunpoint and led police on a chase. The carjacking happened the Belleville Walmart located on Green Mount Commons Drive. Captain John Moody with the Belleville Police Department said the carjacking happened around 630 Saturday evening. He says the men approached the victim and stole their silver Honda and drove away. That`s when a Belleville police officer spotted the car in St. Clair […]

  • High school marching bands compete for championship at The Dome

    ST. LOUIS – Saturday thousands were at the The Dome in downtown St. Louis to cheer on their favorite Marching Band. The competition featured high school bands from Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Texas, Minnesota, Kentucky, Colorado and South Dakota.  All of the bands were competing in the Music for All’s Bands of American St. Louis Super Regional Championship.  Of the 64 bands at the competition, 14 will be chosen for the finals that will determine the champion.  

  • Manhunt continues in Ellington after elderly people shot

    ELLINGTON, Mo. – The search continues for two men accused of shooting three elderly people. One of the victims, a 72-year-old woman, died from her injuries. The shooting happened inside a home on Highway 106, about five miles from Ellington, Missouri in Reynolds County. Sgt. Jeff Kinder with the Missouri State Highway Patrol wouldn’t discuss whether the victims and suspects are connected in any way. “Given the limited amount of information we have, they could be anywhere, so we just […]

  • Police departments honor Wood River K-9 Officer laid to rest

    WOOD RIVER, IL – The Wood River Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own Wednesday.   Wednesday evening officers from across the St. Louis Metro Area attended a ceremony in honor of K-9 Officer Degen. After 8 years of service to the department, K-9 Officer Degen was laid to rest today after a battle with cancer.  The canine was given an honor guard procession to Hawthorne Animal Hospital in Glen Carbon Illinois where the officer was put […]

  • Dick Gregory’s life and legacy honored on Washington Univeristy’s campus

    CLAYTON, MO – It’s been almost two months since the devastating loss of African-American civil rights activist and author, Dick Gregory. The St. Louis native and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brother was a known staple at the height of the civil rights movement – standing alongside fellow fraternity brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gregory’s legacy continues to live on today and its now being honored in a two-part series on Washington University’s campus. “This guy has been out doing […]

  • Generous strangers help man after truck stolen while visiting sick son

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Thieves stole a man’s work truck and tools while he was visiting his sick son at the hospital. Many of you have stepped forward, wanting to help. From the moment Michael Trower’s story aired on Thursday, I’ve been getting emails upon emails from people all over trying to lend a helping hand. The outreach even led to a dealership giving the father a new car. “I’m just overwhelmed, I got a lot of friends and support, especially […]

  • Thieves steal dad’s truck while he’s at hospital with sick teen

    ST. LOUIS – A man’s truck is targeted by thieves while he’s caring for his sick kid in the hospital. “Not another thing,” Michael Trower said. “I have enough problems, I have enough stress. It’s just been really rough year.” For the past 10 months, Trower says his family’s been in and out of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital while his 13-year-old son, Braden, battles Crohn’s and colitis disease. “All year since January, month here, six weeks there, lot of time […]

  • Heroin related overdose 911 calls, becoming ‘common’ in Metro Area

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Fire Captain Garon Mosby says overdose calls are happening more than the average person would think and it’s not just coming from one area of the city. “12 overdoses, primarily heroin, but 12 overdoses per day.” That’s the number of times Mobsy said his first responders must pack up their materials and head out to overdose calls daily. Just this morning, a woman was found dead in a vacant lot in North St. Louis.  Investigators […]

  • Area leaders to meet over making regional bid for Amazon headquarters

    ST. LOUIS – As the deadline nears for proposals to be submitted for Amazon’s second headquarters location, St. Louis area leaders are looking to finalize a regional bid for the much-prized company and up to 50,000 jobs that will come the project. Leaders seem to have zeroed in on the site just north of downtown St. Louis off Broadway that was going to be the new home of the St. Louis Rams along the St. Louis Riverfront in a failed […]

  • Knife-wielding man dies after being tased in Dogtown restaurant

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis police department is investigating the death of man in Dogtown. According to police, officers were summoned to the Tamm Avenue Grill in Dogtown around 10:20 am Saturday morning.  Once on scene officers were confronted by a man in is 60’s with a butcher knife. Police say the man had forced his way into the business and threatened employees with a butcher knife. Officers ordered the man to drop the knife several times but the […]

  • Protestors expected during Belleville’s gun and knife show 

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The Egyptian Collectors Association Gun and Knife show doesn’t start until Saturday, October 7, but organizers said protestors were already outside earlier Friday during set up. “I’ve heard they were going to protest,” vendor Lloyd Bernard said. “Which that is their right.” Benard said he understands. After all, this particular show is coming during a time when emotions are high, but he welcomes all opinions. “As long as it’s peaceful and they don’t bother the customers coming […]

  • Protesters march outside St. Louis police union in south city

    ST. LOUIS – Marchers took their message of protest against the justice system to the Hampton Village Plaza in south St. Louis on Thursday. “The people united, will never be divided!” protestors chanted. This protest, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was rescheduled as many protestors were still locked up following the I-64 shutdown on Tuesday. Over 100 protestors marched the streets of south St. Louis: young and old, politicians and clergy. “I thought everything went beautiful,” Reverend Renita Marie Green said. […]