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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.

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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 […]

  • Attorney discusses Tracy Morgan, Walmart lawsuit

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Comedian Tracy Morgan was nearly killed in a highway accident that landed him in a coma. Last year, while returning from a show in New Jersey, his van was hit by a Walmart truck. Doctors say it’s a miracle Morgan survived. A friend who was riding with him did not survive. Of course there are many legal aspects to this case. Attorney Gonzalo Fernandez joined us on KPLR 11 with his perspective. For more information visit: […]

  • Local cancer doctor discusses next steps in President Carter’s fight

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Showing an incredible amount of optimism for a 90-year-old man facing cancer, former president Jimmy Carter detailed his health situation while addressing reporters Thursday from the Carter Center in Atlanta. The former president announced he has melanoma and that it has spread to his liver and brain. Carter said he’ll begin radiation treatments to stop the disease from spreading. Dr. Lynn Cornelius, a dermatologist at Washington University specializing in melanoma, said Carter will likely receive a […]

  • McDonald’s gives 24 outstanding students scholarships

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – McDonald’s St. Louis and Metro East are teaming up to help 24 outstanding students dream of going to college become a reality. Local owners of McDonald’s Wednesday gave out $72,000 of scholarships to the students. In recognitions of the student achievements McDonald’s is hosting events in the Ferguson area despite the current unrest in the North St. Louis community. Each of the college bound students is receiving a $3,000 scholarship in addition to laptop computers. Jimmy […]

  • Several Granite City students die before school year starts

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – There will be more on their minds than their classes when students in the Granite City school district return to school this month. Two current students and two former students have died in the past two and a half months. Senior Abbey McElroy was killed in a car accident. Incoming freshman Toney Grahm died June 17th after collapsing during a voluntary preseason football practice. 2014 graduate Zachary Boland died in a forklift accident on June […]

  • 15th annual Community Cuts for Kids takes place this weekend

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- For the past 15 years, Craig Blac has volunteered his services to provide school supplies and confidence for kids in the form of a hair cut for families in need. Community Cuts for Kids will be at the Lessie Bates Family Development Center on State Street in East St. Louis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and the O’Fallon Park Rec Complex YMCA on West Florisant in St. Louis from 2 p.m. to 6 […]

  • Gov. Nixon gets update on effort to help the Normandy and Riverview Gardens School Districts

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in North St. Louis County Tuesday to receive an update on the progress of the The St. Louis Regional Collaborative for Education Excellence for the Normandy and Riverview School Districts. With school only weeks away from starting in the Normandy and Riverview Gardens School District, district leaders say they are ready. In a meeting today the St. Louis Regional Collaborative for Educational Excellence updated Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on […]

  • 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 […]


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