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April Simpson anchors FOX 2 News at 9am and 11am. She is also the anchor for KPLR News 11 at 4pm.

April feels it is an honor to be a part of both KTVI and KPLR.

Prior to those responsibilities April reported live covering breaking and daily news for FOX 2 News in the Morning. Before becoming the mid-day anchor, April anchored FOX 2 News Sunday Morning and was a general assignment reporter.

April comes to FOX 2 and KPLR 11 from KTAL -TV in Shreveport, LA, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor for the NBC affiliate. Prior to that, she was a reporter in Monroe, Louisiana.
April recently earned her Master’s degree from Webster University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas. April is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. April is also an Arkansas native. In her spare time, she loves to fish and spend time with her family.

April feels it is a blessing to be a part of the St. Louis community and dedicates her time to volunteering and mentoring in the community.

April also started a not for profit foundation called April’s Angels after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010. The foundation is designed to help people who have suffered from brain tumors and also help their families. For more information on her foundation visit http://www.aprilsangelsfoundation.com.

Recent Articles
  • Walk to Defeat ALS Saturday, June 27

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Did you participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge last summer? If so you helped the ALS Association increase their services to people with ALS and their families. Marueen Barber Hill, president and CEO of the ALS Association St. Louis regional chapter, joined NEWS 11 to talk about how you can help this summer. Registration for the Walk to Defeat ALS begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. this Saturday in Forest Park.

  • Person in custody in Pacific double homicide

    PACIFIC, MO (KPLR) – Two men were found stabbed to death at around 8:20 p.m. Monday night in a Pacific apartment complex. The Major Case Squad identified Aaron R. Hodges, 22, as the suspect in custody for the murders. Police said Hodges knew the victims and has admitted to stabbing them. Police identified the victims as 26-year-old Cory Dreiling and an as yet unnamed 35-year-old man. Dreiling’s mother discovered both victims in a second-floor unit at the Westmoor Place condos […]

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    Kate Upton starring in movie currently filming in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Hollywood is back in St. Louis. Another movie is being filmed at Lambert International Airport bringing more stars like Kate Upton to the Gateway to the West. “We’re lucky today to be able to host a film production the movie called The Layover. They’re in town to shoot some scenes here,” said Lambert Airport spokesman Jeff Lea. The movie is a comedy starring model and actress Kate Upton. It shows the sights and sounds of […]

  • Dellwood Domino’s shooting investigation

    DELLWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Police need your help finding a suspect who allegedly shot a man in front of his children at a Dellwood Domino’s Pizza. Workers there are now taking precautions to stay safe. A near fatal shooting happened April 27th in the parking lot of this Domino’s Pizza. The 38-year-old victim was shot multiple times when trying to buy pizza with is kids. Tequila Hines was one of the workers who ran to help the victim. “When I […]

  • Rams player’s aid in the effort to raise awareness about homelessness

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Monday over 250 golfers gathered at the Norwood Hills Country Club golf course to raise awareness about homelessness. The event was hosted by the St.Patrick’s Center, which has held the St. Patrick’s Center Irish Open for 31 years to help the homeless. Rams linebacker James Laurinatitis was among the golfers playing in an effort to raise awareness and money. But he wasn’t the only Rams player to be out helping the homeless. Defensive ends William Hayes […]

  • FBI seeking man for information in sex abuse case

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The FBI is asking for the publics’ help to find an identified as John Doe 29. The FBI says the man may have critical information that could help them find a young girl depicted in a series of photos being sexually abused. John Doe 29 is not being sought as a suspect, only for information on the sex abuse case. The FBI says he could be anywhere in the country and are offering this description:  John […]

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    Body found in lake inside Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Police are trying to figure out what happened to a person after their body was found  in Forest Park. The body was found in a very popular section of the park near Steinberg Skate rink. Homicide detectives were originally requested for a report of a deceased man found in the lake on Jefferson drive in Forest Park.  As of now, the incident is classified as a suspicious death while investigators await autopsy results. That’s a […]

  • Former Cardinal Curt Ford talks about being attacked at gas station

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Hateful and degrading, that’s how former St. Louis Cardinal Player Curt Ford describes what happened to him last month at this gas station in Fenton. “I get out of my car I notice he gets out looking at me screaming all this racial stuff… St. Louis County Police arrested 37-year-old James Street. He is charged with one count of 3rd degree assault motivated by discrimination. The incident has now been deemed a hate crime. “It really […]

  • Homeowner discovers burglar in her kitchen

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KPLR) – A homeowner discovers a person standing in her kitchen at 4 am Wednesday morning. The home was located on Oak Park drive. The suspect ran off and the homeowner called 911. Minutes later, officers arrived and saw a red Nissan Cube leaving the area. Police followed the vehicle, but lost it. The vehicle was later found in the area of Maryville Center and I-64.

  • Lambert airport beefing up facilities to cater private and business events

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Weddings at the airport? Absolutely. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has expanded its offerings of special event, business, and private gathering spaces with sweeping views of the airfield, expert catering services, and amenities. The newest location is Lambert’s B Concourse, which provides the perfect backdrop for large gatherings with nearly 26,000 square feet of customizable space. Rental rates are $1,500 for 5 hours on weekends, and $1,300 for 5 hours on weekdays. The Lindbergh Conference Room is […]

  • Local McDonald’s owners giving away scholarships

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KPLR) – College tuition continues to increase, but a local group of business owners is offering their help. Jimmie Williams, owner of an East St. Louis McDonald’s franchise, has joined an effort to make college dreams a reality for local students with scholarship opportunities. “We came together because education is important,” Williams said. “Opportunity and hope is important, so giving out these scholarships is important in the St. Louis area.” Local McDonald’s owners partnered with the […]

  • Blood donations needed after cold weather cancels many blood drives

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Red Cross needs your help. The beds are empty at the Red Cross on Lindell Boulevard. No donors means no blood, which in turn can be deadly. Dan Fox with the Red Cross says the weather is to blame. Just this month’s storms have forced cancellation of more than 200 blood drives. Round after round of snow and ice, and freezing temperatures have taken a toll on blood and blood platelet donations. The need is […]


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