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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
  • Rap mogul 50 Cent makes donation to St. Louis Area Food Bank

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Rap mogul 50 Cent was in Ferguson Tuesday to present a donation of $5,000.50 to the St. Louis Area Food Bank. The donation was in partnership with Major Brands, Beam Suntory and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. 50 Cent made the donation at the newly opened Ferguson Community Center on Smith Avenue in Ferguson, which was attended by officials from the city. The St. Louis Area Food Bank, a member of the United Way […]

  • Couple offended by receipt at Patrick’s meets with owner

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – A West Port Plaza restaurant owner wants to make sure a couple offended by one of his former servers is comfortable coming back to his business. FOX2’s April Simpson continues to follow this controversy as the owner of Patrick’s sat down face to face with the customers. Forgiveness to the owner of Patrick’s Bar and Grill in Westport after Kimberli Wilson got a receipt from a former server that rubbed Kimberli Wilson the wrong way. […]

  • Patrick’s customer won’t return following restaurants apology

    MARYLAND HEGHTS, MO (KPLR) – A waitress is fired because of the way she labeled a pair of customers on a receipt at Patrick’s in Westport Plaza. News11’s April Simpson spoke Monday to the customers and owner of Patrick’s about the incident that left both parties hurt. This is a receipt from Patrick’s Westport Grill in Westport Plaza, but take a closer look and you’ll see how the waitress labeled the customers with two words. The words written by a […]

  • St. Louis County reports 2 cases of mosquito borne illness Chikunguny

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – You’ve most likely heard of west Nile, but what about Chikungunya? Both are mosquito borne illnesses. Chikungunya is spread by daytime mosquitoes, while West Nile is spread by mosquitoes that feed at night. Heavy rains followed by hot weather are causing the mosquito population in our area to flourish. “Chikungunya is a viral illness that makes the individual who gets it feel contorted. It makes them feel there is a lot of joint pain. There can […]

  • Michael Brown’s father says Chicago exhibit of his son is disgusting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It’s labeled as a work of art; an exhibit in Chicago featuring a life size portrayal of Michael Brown after he was killed last year in Ferguson. News11’s April Simpson sat down with Michael Brown Senior in an exclusive interview you will only be on News11. The new art exhibit now on display at an art gallery in Chicago is disgusting to Michael Brown Senior. The exhibit titled confronting truths; wake up features the works of […]

  • Family rescued, cat injured in one-alarm fire

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis firefighters were on the scene of an early morning fire in north city. Firefighters say the two story home in the 2200 block of Dodier Street was occupied but everyone has been accounted for. The building partially collapsed in the fire. A cat, that was rescued from the fire, is in critical condition at an area animal hospital.

  • Kingshighway bridge closes for two years on Monday

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Kingshighway bridge, which carries more than 40,000 vehicles a day, will be closed for two years according to the Communications Director for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. In a statement, Maggie Crane said the 75-year-old bridge will be torn down and rebuilt over the next two years. The bridge will widen to 90 feet creating three wider lanes in each direction. The Federal Highway Administration and Union Pacific Railroad have funded the $21 million project. […]

  • MoDOT: I-270 repair work to begin at New Halls Ferry, New Florissant

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Drivers in north St. Louis County will likely be facing substantial delays because of road work set to start this week on two sections of Interstate 270. Beginning Wednesday at 11 p.m., the Missouri Department of Transportation will close New Florissant Road beneath I-270, between Dunn Road and Jean Drive. Crews will shut down the on and off ramps from I-270 east at New Florissant a little earlier that evening at 8 p.m. On […]

  • 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 […]


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