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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
  • Dangerous game making huge surge on social media

    (KTVI)– It’s a dangerous game that has been around for years. But now social media is giving this potentially deadly contest even more steam. It only takes a few seconds and in an instant your loved one is gone. This is the reality for Leslie Zalaback as I showed her how the game similar to the one that claimed her sons life is making a huge surge on Facebook. Fourteen-year-old Troy Zalaback played the choking game, but this thrill seeking […]

  • Theo Peoples talks about his time with the Temptations and Four Tops

    (KPLR) – His songs tell a story, the words filled with truth as they flow from the mouth of Theo Peoples, the only singer to have been a member of the legendary Temptations and the iconic Four Tops. The son of a st. Louis preacher got his start in his father`s church as a piano player. From there at the age of 22 the University City graduate quit his job as a concrete finisher to pursue music full time. Then […]

  • Meet the St. Louis Surge owner

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis has a long history with professional basketball, dating back 1955 with the St. Louis Hawks. But what you may not know is that St. Louis has a semi-pro women’s basketball team. News 11’s April Simpson introduces us to the 26-year-old owner and general manager of the St. Louis Surge. Follow April Simpson on Facebook and Twitter: April Simpson on Facebook April Simpson on Twitter Email: april.simpson@tvstl.com

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    Tire Rack hosts event that teaches new drivers tips and tricks of the road

    (KPLR) –  New drivers got street survival skills behind the wheel at the Family Arena, in St. Charles, this weekend. The event, sponsored by Tire Rack, is a hands-on driving experience to teach students how to handle the limits of their car. The drivers also learn how to anticipate moves by other motorists, so they make better decisions on the road. The class is $75 and will be back in St. Charles next month.    

  • Profile: Entertainment reporter Kevin Johnson

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – You may not know his name, but most likely you have read Kevin Johnson’s music reviews in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His honest and insightful approach is appreciated by many. News11`s April Simpson sat down the music critic as he explains his love for music and what happens when some disagree with his reviews. Follow April Simpson on Facebook and Twitter: April Simpson on Facebook April Simpson on Twitter Email: april.simpson@tvstl.com

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    50 Cent talks about new Starz show “Power”

    (KPLR) – He’s a well-known rapper who’s taken on some acting roles.  But now,  Curtis “Fifty Cent” Jackson is starring in his own show.  It’s called “Powe,” and he talks about it with his co-star Omair Hardwick. And remember that horrible  ‘first pitch’ Fifty threw out before the Mets game?  He talks about why it went so bad!    

  • Local wrestlers do battle trying to reach stardom

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Blood, sweat, and tears run synonymous with the American Viking and Dirty Jake Dirden. Two wrestlers who you may not be familiar with now, but they`re hoping you will soon. FOX2`s April Simpson shows how these local wrestlers and others are fighting their way to the top. Follow April Simpson on Facebook and Twitter: April Simpson on Facebook April Simpson on Twitter Email: april.simpson@tvstl.com

  • Ira DeWitt making name in music world

    (KTVI)– In St. Louis, the DeWitt name is synonymous with Cardinal`s baseball. But Ira DeWitt wants to be known for more than just being the wife of the Cards President Bill DeWitt III. Fox 2`s April Simpson sat down with the doctor turned music label owner as she talks about her first love and it isn`t baseball.

  • The new faces of hip hop in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– For many, change is good. For several local hip hop artists and rappers, change is what’s making them famous. They’re stepping out of the shadows of local superstars like Nelly and Chingy to show you what’s new in the Lou. Fox 2’s April Simpson shows you the new faces of hip hop in St. Louis.

  • Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Tulip Bulb Giveaway

    (KPLR) – Pick up a tulip bulb for your mom on Mother’s Day. The annual tulip bulb giveaway is at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 11 at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Des Peres. Shelby Bunge from the Brickman Group told April Simpson about the 8th consecutive year of the giveaway and what changes to expect. There will be tens of thousands of free bulbs, Tulips will be pre-bagged and given away on a first come first serve basis […]

  • Jared Cook hosts Celebrity Golf Scramble

    (KPLR) – How would you like to hit the linx with a celebrity? St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook told April Simpson about his upcoming celebrity golf scramble. Jared Cook’s Celebrity Golf Scramble is Tuesday, May 20 at the Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. For more information, call 615-535-3140 or visit, click here for the flyer.

  • Alvin Ailey American Dancers discuss partnership on and off the stage

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It’s one of the most popular and iconic dance companies in the world. The Alvin Ailey Dance Company has changed the face of American dance since 1958 with their breathtaking moves. The elegant and athletic dancers have performed for 23 million people in 71 countries on 6 continents. Their mission: To promote the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and preserve the American modern dance tradition. Their flawless efforts remain timeless. Alvin Ailey American Dance […]

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