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Shirley Washington joined KTVI in April on 2007 as an anchor/reporter for FOX 2 News. Shirley anchors FOX 2 News Weekend edition and also reports weekdays for FOX 2 News.

Shirley is a native St. Louisan and a graduate of Roosevelt High School. Go Rough Riders! Shirley graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.

Prior to KTVI, Shirley was a manager in the public relations department at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Shirley is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, having excelled as an anchor/reporter at KDFW-TV, FOX 4 in Dallas, Texas for more than 7 years. Previous to FOX 4, Shirley worked at WAGA- TV in Atlanta, Georgia and WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shirley is a published author. Her book “The Motherhood Club: Help, Hope and Inspiration from New Mothers for New Mothers” helps new mothers learn about various emotional, physical and psychological effects of mothering. Shirley’s book was included in Sally Jessy Raphael’s book club, The Red Eyeglass Series.

Shirley is married and lives with her family in St. Louis. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling and spending time with her family.

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Gun violence in St. Louis and MetroLink rift between St. Louis city and county

    (KPLR) – A St. Louis organization is working to save the lives of children at risk of being injured or killed by accidental shootings. Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice is giving away free cable gun locks. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out what you can do to keep your little ones safe. Also learn more about the rift between St. Louis city and county over whether to expand the MetroLink services.

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    Hidden Treasures reopens in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – A grand opening sign attached to the front of Hidden Treasures in Ferguson tells a remarkable story of resilience. The store, which sells furniture, jewelry, antiques, clothes and art, was torched, February 2014, following the announcement of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. Thanks to donations through a Gofundme account, a grant and a low interest loan the store’s owner, Jeniece Andrews was able to reopen the family business she loves. The Little […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Efforts to curb crime in the City of St. Louis

    (KPLR) – An escalation in violent crime has St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson stepping up efforts to combat it. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, what is being done to keep you and your family safe.

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    Better Family Life set to launch aggressive plan to fight crime

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Better Family Life is launching an aggressive effort to help fight crime in the Gateway City area. It’s hosting the St. Louis Metropolitan Area Gun Violence Summit, Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 10 am to 12 noon.  Representatives from local law enforcement, juvenile court and others are attending the event. The public is also invited to attend the meeting, which is being held at the Better Family Life Cultural, Educational and Business Center located at 5415 […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Prescription Monitoring

    (KPLR) – Tonight Shirley Washington host a panel discussion on prescription monitoring in the St. Louis area and state of Missouri.

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    Lambert airport officials hope travelers will appreciate art collection

    (KPLR) – Lambert St. Louis International Airport is amassing an impressive collection of contemporary art that is capturing the attention of the 35,000 travelers that pass through the airport on a daily basis. There are panoramic pictures from the prominent Sievers Collection, which depicts St. Louis during the early 20th century. A new collection of two dimensional photographs that showcase the City’s unique architecture by St. Louis based photographer Ken Kenchel. There is also an art gallery at Lambert that […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Congressman John Lewis

    (KPLR) – Washington University paid tribute to Congressman John Lewis during the graduation ceremony for the class of 2016. The university honored the iconic Civil Rights leader with the Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree for being one of the most inspirational and influential leaders of all time. Lewis led several protests in Selma, Alabama which lead to some of the most significant pieces of legislation in the history of America. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn what […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: The plight of Jeannetta Maclin

    (KPLR) – A recent case involving a St. Louis mother arrested after firefighters rescued her two young sons left home alone when she went to work underscores the challenges single working moms and dads face every day. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis learn more about the case and the resources available to help parents having a hard time making ends me.

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    Dozens of cemeteries in the Metro East left abandoned

    CENTREVILLE, IL (KPLR) – They are supposed to be clean, well-kept and maintained. However, dozens of cemeteries in the metro east, including historic ones have been abandoned. Weeds, brush and grass have taken over the sacred burial grounds. With more than 12,000 graves, Booker T. Washington Cemetery in Centreville, Illinois is one of the oldest and largest in the country. Veterans, children, dignitaries and former slaves are buried there, but like others it is left in ruins. When the owners […]

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    Grandparents running into roadblocks in effort to adopt grandson

    (KPLR) – A St. Louis couple is fighting to adopt their biological grandson. However, they’re running into roadblocks with the state because of outstanding traffic warrants. James and Hilda Norwood have been slapped with dozens of arrest warrants for traffic violations and one for failure to pay for trash services. While there are state laws that prevent convicted felons from adopting children, the Norwood’s are not felons, but they are bogged down with arrest warrants that carry hefty bonds they […]

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    Single mother with the help of others, turns life around

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Jeannetta Maclin is pulling her life together thanks to help from a group of strangers. Maclin was facing a felony child endangerment charge after St. Louis firefighters rescued her two young sons from their burning apartment on Clara Avenue last February after she left them home alone when she went to work at her low wage job. Maclin who once lived in her car with her boys ages five and two was trying to pay her […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill talks about having breast cancer

    (KPLR) – When Senator Claire McCaskill announced she had breast cancer last February on Tumblr, a social media website, she was overwhelmed by the outpouring support she received from family, friends, constituents and strangers. The lump in her breast was discovered during a regular mammogram. McCaskill was treated at the renowned Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. She returned to work in Washington D.C. after receiving three weeks of radiation treatments,  which were covered by the health insurance she pays […]


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