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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
  • Man charged with DWI after striking, killing motorcyclist with vehicle

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – As the remnants of the crash remain, questions still linger on why 20-year-old Jacob Kaiser’s life had to end so soon. “He was one of the greatest people I’ve known,” his friend Tanner Rapplann. “He was very, very active in our car community.” That could explain why Kaiser decided to pull out his motorcycle and hit the road on Wednesday afternoon. However, his friends and family didn’t expect that to be his last ride. “I’ve […]

  • Road crews to start wearing halo lights on safety helmets

    ST. LOUIS – Time and time again during road construction drivers are told the same thing. Slow down, put your phones away and pay attention. “The forewarning signs that are posted when you enter into a work zone and all the lights that are on our vehicles,” Kurt Costello with Concrete Strategies said. But somehow last year, 16 people were killed in work zone crashes on state and local routes. “It is alarming when you see vehicles travel past you […]

  • Adam Wainright treats Kentucky school shooting victims to Cardinals baseball game

    ST. LOUIS – It could be the energy from the crowd or the crack of a baseball hitting the bat. However, for Brian and Teresa Cope, a return to Busch Stadium is walking back into a second home. “We’ve watched wonderful ballgames and Cardinal players,” Teresa Cope said. “We’ve just had the best memories here.” Months after losing their son, 15-year-old Preston in Benton, Kentucky’s school shooting. “We’re taking it one day at a time,” Cope said. “As a family, we’re […]

  • Metro hopes app will increase security on buses and trains

    ST. LOUIS – Getting help will only be one hold away from getting the help you need if you are in danger on a Metro bus or train. Safetrek is what the app is call and it’s available in all app stores. The instructions are pretty simple, you open app on your cell phone, hold your thumb on the safe button. Once you release it and the app will send your username, emergency information, and location to local police. This […]

  • Man shoots wife and kills self in Arnold parking lot shooting

    ARNOLD, Mo. – Arnold police are investigating  what they’re calling  an attempted murder-suicide. It happened in the  parking lot of a popular shopping center on a busy Friday night. Authorities were called  to  the parking  lot of the Ross Dress for Less store at the Arnold Commons Shopping Center where investigators say a man shot his estranged wife in front of their three children and then shot and killed himself. Police  say it all unfolded around 6:30 Friday night when officers responded to the shopping […]

  • People across the region honor Dr. King’s legacy 50-years after his assassination

    ST.  LOUIS – While thousands headed to Memphis to remember Dr. King, others decided to stay right here in the St. Louis area to remember the civil rights leader. 39 times, that’s how many times the bell rang outside of Missouri History Museum. Each tone in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life, and legacy. “For me, it was very personal,”, organizer Shakia Gullette said. “I’m 35 and just to hear the bell ring 39 times and to know I […]

  • Couple feel like prisoners in their own home, after burglary

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO -Jessica Schober says she checked her doors twice making sure they were locked before heading south, but when she and her husband came back home they were in for a surprise. “We were anxious to get in bed, tired from the drive and then my heart sank,” she said. After kicking their feet up in the sandy beaches in Florida, Jessica Schober and her husband returned home to find someone had kicked in their door. “I came […]

  • Stray bullets fired into home, force young mother to pack up and leave

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Night after night, Mikala says she hears gunshots outside of her window, but this time the bullets started coming inside her home. “They shoot out here all the time,” she said. Standing in her doorway, MiKala thinks back on the months she’s spent living in East St. Louis public housing and how at any moment that gunfire could erupt. “It’s children out here and they seem to don’t care about that,” she said. Those stray bullets […]

  • Burglar targets Maryland Heights neighborhood for overnight break-ins

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Garth Ahner was in Florida enjoying the cool breeze and Cardinals spring training, but back in his home, burglars were doing some spring cleaning. “I have no idea what’s going on,” Ahner said. “I really don’t. It’s bad.” Ahner said he’s at a loss for words and understanding after burglars made their way into his home and stole his money and some other valuables, all while his daughter and mother were sleeping inside. “Apparently, the back […]

  • Hillsboro police in hot water over Facebook post on ballot measure

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – Hillsboro Mayor Joe Phillips says the Facebook posting was simply an honest mistake, posted by someone who didn’t have an idea of election rules. The post on the Hillsboro Police Department’s Facebook page is causing some confusion. They seemingly come off as harmless – promoting a ballot issue in Tuesday’s election. But in reality, it could land the department in hot water. “You got to watch what you put on social media,” Hillsboro voter Mike Wattle said. The […]

  • Police chief promises that guns from raffle will not fall into the wrong hands

    FREDERICKTOWN, MO – “We don’t even know if we’ll break even,” Police Chief Eric Hovic said. “But what’s popular area, it’s gun and fishing.” For $30 bucks a piece, Police chief Eric Hovis says Fredericktown Fire and Police community coalition will be hosting what they’re calling a calendar gun raffle. “I understand the gun debate in our nation is out there,” he said. “But we have an avid group of competitor shooters that follow us, that train with us.” Those […]

  • New walkway to Arch Grounds to be opened Monday

    ST. LOUIS – A new path will be opening to the Gateway Arch. On March 26 at noon, fencing will be coming down at the Luther Ely Smith Square making it the first time in Gateway Arch history that visitors will be able to access the Arch and Riverfront without a street being in their way. What better way to open the park than to allow local youth to do the honors of being the first to crossover to the […]