April Simpson

Anchor / Reporter

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

  • New device offers relief for more than allergies

    Posted on: 5:19 pm, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 05:42pm, April 18, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – This Spring season is turning out to be a nightmare for allergy sufferers. One local...
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  • Afternoons on 11: Creator of Hungry Girl

    Posted on: 4:20 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 01:19pm, April 14, 2014

    (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, a one-time media executive, who has also held positions at Nickelodeon and Warner...
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  • Afternoons on 11: Music Therapy

    Posted on: 5:56 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 11:45am, March 31, 2014

    (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, music can be a powerful motivator and impact on people’s lives. Today April...
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  • Afternoons on 11: Local Rapper rebuilds life

    Posted on: 6:04 pm, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 03:29pm, March 24, 2014

    (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, meet Koran Bolden, Bolden is a former national recording artist who signed a...
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  • Afternoons On 11: World Down Syndrome Day

    Posted on: 7:06 pm, March 21, 2014, by

    (KPLR)– Today is an incredible day that’s celebrated across the world. March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. Joining us...
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  • Afternoons on 11: Beating Heroin addiction

    Posted on: 5:18 pm, March 10, 2014, by , updated on: 12:26pm, March 10, 2014

    (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, a spike in heroin deaths across the United States hits home in the...
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  • Afternoons On 11: Uniting Cultures

    Posted on: 7:34 pm, March 7, 2014, by , updated on: 07:45pm, March 7, 2014

    (KPLR)– We’re shining the spotlight on a local organization doing tremendous work in the community: uniting cultures.  Soccer is an...
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  • Is reality TV in St. Louis good for the area’s image

    Posted on: 5:07 pm, March 6, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Rumors are swirling that with a Real Housewives Franchise or a Love and Hip Hop...
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  • Afternoons on 11: Sex Trafficking

    Posted on: 6:32 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 01:15pm, March 3, 2014

    (KPLR) – In Monday’s Afternoons on 11, it’s a topic that’s rarely discussed, but yet it’s picking up steam in...
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  • Afternoons on 11: Miss Robbie of “Sweetie Pies”

    Posted on: 5:48 pm, December 9, 2013, by , updated on: 11:27am, December 9, 2013

    (KPLR) – They’re the popular St. Louis family we invite into our homes for dinner. Monday Miss Robbie of “Sweetie...
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  • Does the price of your Christmas gift matter?

    Posted on: 5:17 pm, December 5, 2013, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – In this edition of He Said, She Said we debate Christmas gifts for you mate....
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  • How to stop emotional eating

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, December 2, 2013, by , updated on: 01:33pm, December 2, 2013

    (KPLR) – After a bad breakup, when you’re battling depression, the loss of a loved one, or you’re just lonely;...
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