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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

Recent Articles
  • Indigo children revealed

    (KPLR) – You’ve seen their likeness in the movie the Sixth Sense. They are Indigo children. They have many abilities including being able to see and speak with those who have passed on. Dr. Barbara Condron with the school of Metaphysics and author of the book “What It Means to Raise an Indigo Child” has a description of Indigo children in her book. Many times kids are diagnosed with a mental disorder if they display Indigo traits.

  • Vitiligo and how it affects the body

    Vitiligo and how it affects the body

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – There is no vaccine or cure for the disease known as vitiligo. It’s a disease that the late Michael Jackson suffered from, causing loss of skin color in botches. Vitiligo crosses all ethnic groups. Dermatologist Dr. Maude Kandula explains the disease and how it affects the body. News 11’s April Simpson talked with Jamal Abdullah about how his life has been affected by the diseases.

  • Nellyville helping young actors become stars

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A break out star from the hit reality show Nellyville is taking over the tube and also the airwaves. The show showcases St. Louis rapper and actor Nelly being a doting dad to four kids, two of his own and two from his late sister Jackie. The music on the show may be on the forefront, but the hit reality show is helping the young stars skyrocket to fame.

  • Nick Cannon to host “Ferguson Relief” Radiothon in St. Louis

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KPLR)- Radio One St. Louis and Old School 95.5 FM are teaming up with the St. Louis Regional Business Council to host a Radiothon to help the City of Ferguson. The event, scheduled for January 19th, is set to help Ferguson in its rebuilding efforts. They are hoping to raise funds for business owners affected by the civil unrest following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Award- winning Actor, and Producer/ Host of TV’s ‘America’s Got Talent,’ […]

  • Civil Rights protester recounts story behind ‘Selma’

    ST. LOUIS – The Civil Rights film Selma opens in theaters across America today. Fox 2’s April Simpson sat down with Alvery Williams, one of the 600 marchers present for an infamous moment in history known as ‘Bloody Sunday.’ The protesters assembled in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965 to journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge en route to Mongtomery. Just short of the bridge, they protesters found their way blocked by Alabama state troopers and local police, who ordered […]

  • Woman carjacked and robbed in South County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – It’s exactly what police encourage drivers to do, pull over if you’re in an accident no matter how minor. That’s what happened to a 23-year-old woman at around 11:55 Sunday night. She was driving east on Gravois just past Sappington Road when her car was bumped by another vehicle. She says a black male got out of the car with a silver handgun, ordered her to the ground, and robbed her. The woman says there […]

  • Students collect toothpaste to break Guinness world record

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Students at Parkway South High School have set a new Guinness world record. The record will also help a good cause. “About two months ago my students and I visited a local food pantry called Circle of Concern. While we were there we were able to interview them on what their needs were as a pantry in our community. They also informed us that personal hygiene products were not covered under government assistant programs. Which […]

  • Police worried over toy guns being modified into real guns

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Investigators at Illinois state police headquarters want to make sure you are aware of a case they are working right now involving toy guns being altered to fire real bullets. The weapons were discovered in December in Granite City. One was a super soaker squirt gun that still had its plastic colorful exterior. However on the inside this was no toy. The toy gun was set up to fire shot gun shells. The other gun that […]

  • Police arrest Bosnian woman for making up hate crime attack

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A Bosnian woman is in trouble after police say her account of a hate crime turned out to be false. Investigators say the woman living in south St. Louis lied when she said she was attacked by pulled from her car and attacked by three black men ten days ago. Investigators say surveillance video from a nearby video store showed she simply got out of the car and laid in the street, making up the incident. […]

  • Local modeling agency talks about its success

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – They discover the undiscovered. Jeff and Mary Clarke are the owners of Mother Model Management. In 1997 Mary discovered Jeff in what was then Northwest Plaza Mall. The two hit it off. A couple of years later the two were married. A union that started an empire discovering model turned actor Ashton Kutcher. As the founders of Mother Model, Mary sees part of her job as just that being a mother to young models. Next up […]

  • Sweetie Pies gave Tim Norman a second chance in life

    (KPLR) – Sweetie pies has become a St. Louis staple that is now spreading its wings. The man behind the brand is Tim Norman. In the words of Shakespeare, to be or not to be, for a while it seemed it was not to be for Tim. Growing up the son of one of the famed Ikettes, Robbie Montgomery, and Tim seemed to follow in the footsteps of his troubled father spending 10 and a half years behind bars for […]

  • Mr. Z.: Raising kind kids, executive functioning

    (STLMoms) – Are you raising nice kids? In view of the ongoing Ferguson story, Mr. Z joined us to discuss raising kind kids and executive functioning.  This translates to delayed gratification, emotional intelligence, resilience and the ability to handle the curve balls that life inevitably throws everyone’s way. A Harvard psychologist recently shared 5 ways to raise them to be kind. These suggestions are for value and character development. They aren’t necessarily taught in lesson format, but are observed through […]


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