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.

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    Family speaks out for help to solve murder of loved one

    FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR) – As the murder rate continues to soar in the City of St. Louis; one family is hoping that someone will come forth with information that would lead to an arrest in the murder of a loved one. He was a father and a grandfather. He was a brother.  He was a son He was the city’s 155th murder of the year. But to his family he is more than just a number. He was Kerry Melton […]

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    Mayor Slay hopes attending D.C. crime symposium will help fight crime in St. louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says crime in the City of St. Louis has gotten out of hand, and he’s hoping a trip to Washington, D.C. will help reverse that tread. As of today there have been 154 homicides in the City of St. Louis. 102 of those cases are still open. In 147 cases a firearm was used. 141 of the victims are black compared to 13 white. This has prompted the mayor to head […]

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    Fox Theatre offering ghost tours

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Back by popular demand is the ghost tours at the Fabulous Fox Theater. Adventures will be given one hour-long tours of the 86-year-old theatre, and hear spine chilling stories from tour guides. Visitors will also hear first-hand accounts from paranormal investigators. The one hour tours will be given from Monday, October 5th through Wednesday, October 7th. Tickets for the tour are $35 per person and can be purchased at the Fox Theatre Box Office, by calling […]

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    The wait is over! IKEA opens in Midtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It’s the grand opening for IKEA today! The new store at Vandeventer Avenue and Forest Park is the company’s 41st store in the U.S. It’s the first in Missouri. The store officially opened at 9a.m. The first 41 adults who are 18 or older received a free three seat sofa. The next 100 adults were given a free arm chair. The first 100 children 17 years and under got a free heart-shaped soft toy. There […]

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    IKEA customers begin lining up for grand opening

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- In a little more than 48 hours the home furnishings retail giant IKEA will officially open its doors in St. Louis. Shoppers can start lining up at 9a.m. to be the first ones inside the new store. It`s because they will get free stuff! The new store located at Vandeventer Avenue and Forest Park is the company’s 41st store in the U.S. It’s the first in Missouri. The store officially opens on Wednesday, October 1st at […]

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    Body of ‘Jane Doe West Alton’ exhumed Thursday

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – St. Charles County police will be working in a cemetery this morning trying to solve a 47-year-old murder case. The body of little girl will be exhumed. They will open the little girl`s grave to retrieve DNA which detectives hope will reveal who the little girl was and then they hope that information could also lead to her killer. The girl, believed to be two and a half, was found by two fishermen in West […]

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    SLU students headed to Washington D.C. to see Pope Francis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A group of students from St. Louis University are heading to Washington D.C. to see and hopefully get a chance to meet Pope Francis. It’s the chance of a life time for nine students at St. Louis University. SLU is sending the group to Washington D.C. to watch a live broadcast of the Pope’s address to a joint session of congress, the first Pope to ever do so. Nine students were selected to receive tickets through […]

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    20 injured in Metro bus accident

    BERKELEY, MO (KPLR) – Scary moments in North County after a Metro bus collided with a semi Monday. The accident happened on Airport Road and Interstate 170.  Berkeley police and Bridgeton fire crews responded to the scene tending to some 20 injured bus riders. The injured passengers were treated at the scene and transported to the hospitals for additional treatment. The accident was cleared in an hour. No word on charges for either driver.

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    Former Horton Watkins HS student dies Truman State University

    LADUE, MO (KPLR) – Monday a former Ladue Horton Watkins high school student was found dead in his dorm room at Truman State University student . Roommates of 18-year-old William Batterson told investigators they heard him snoring when they left the room. A half hour later they found him unresponsive in his dorm room. He was pronounced dead at Northeast Regional Medical Center. A teacher at Horton Watkins High School remembers Batterson well. “Billy was so well liked by all […]

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    Brentwood Community Center evacuated for ammonia leak

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Multiple emergency crews helped contain an ammonia leak at an ice rink in Brentwood, MO. The leak started at around 11am at the Brentwood Community Center.   Firefighters say the leak was in one room in the southeast corner of the complex. A line to an ammonia tank broke while contractors were working.  The leak was confined to the one room which is designed to handle this type of leak.  There were  six city employees, 10-12 contractors and six others in the building […]

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    Professor shot and killed at Delta State University; active shooter sought

    Shooter at large after history professor killed in Mississippi college shooting Scores of local and federal law enforcement agents are scouring a Mississippi college campus after a history professor was shot to death in his office Monday. Ethan Schmidt was shot in the head while in his office at Delta State University in the city of Cleveland, according to according to Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Murray Roark. The shooter remains at large, the coroner said. And investigators in a town […]

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    New hospital complex on Grand announced by Saint Louis University & SSM Health

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Saint Louis University Hospital returns to its Catholic roots today. It`s now part of the SSM Healthcare System. Saint Louis University Hospital opened in the 1930s, thanks in part to the Sisters of Saint Mary. However, for the past 17 years, the hospital was owned an operated by Dallas-based hospital chain Tenet. It`s a for-profit publicly traded company which also operates Des Peres Hospital. The sale to Tenet was originally seen as a way to […]


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