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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.

Recent Articles
  • Recruiting minority law enforcement officers

    (KPLR) – The crisis in Ferguson has sparked numerous conversations about everything from the importance of healthy relations between the police and the community to officers wearing body cameras to record their every move from the beginning of an encounter to the end. What lessons should be learned and how will they impact you and your family? Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis we take a closer look in an attempt to find out. Police Use Of Body Cameras Lessons Learned From Ferguson Crisis African-American Experience And […]

  • Possible new audio evidence in the Michael Brown case

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR) – The FBI is examining a videotape that may contain evidence in connection with the shooting of Michael Brown. A resident of Canfield Green Apartments recorded the tape while chatting with a friend on a Glide app. The twelve second recording includes his image, his conversation and audio of a series of gunshots being fired in the background. Lopa Blumenthal, the attorney who represents the tape’s owner, believes the shots were fired when Ferguson Police Officer Darren […]

  • Koster kicks off campaign to recruit minorities into law enforcement

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster launches an initiative to recruit more minority police officers. Koster says the situation in Ferguson makes it clear how much distrust can build between the police and the community, if officers on force do not reflect the demographics of the communities they serve. Dr. David Klinger, Associate Professor of Criminology in Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri at St. Louis says hiring more officers will help, but that alone won’t […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: How will Ferguson move forward?

    (KPLR) – The Ferguson-Florissant School District’s 2014-2015 school year is scheduled to begin Monday. It was postponed twice after turmoil erupted following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Several churches and agencies are providing students with much needed resources to help them cope with the tragedy and help them have a successful school year. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, we will discuss how the community is trying to heal and move […]

  • Eric Holder meets with students and elected officials about Mike Brown shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) –  U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder met with FBI officials for about two hours in St. Louis. It appears he’s in town on a fact finding mission. He is meeting with everyone from students to FBI agents. Holder is investigating the shooting death of Michael Brown. Holder went straight to St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley in Ferguson when he arrived in the Gateway City. He met  privately with students who talked about everything from […]

  • Ferguson-Florissant teachers helping kids catch up despite cancelled classes

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – The Ferguson Florissant School District has cancelled classes for the rest of the week. The start of the new school year was scheduled to begin last Thursday, but was postponed because of the turmoil in Ferguson. Now, the district has postponed the new school year again. Meantime, teachers are holding classes at Ferguson Public Library. Students are learning everything from reading, writing, and math to how to do science experiments and create art. In fact, Cassie […]

  • Better Family Life helping Ferguson residents trapped by protest

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – The crisis in Ferguson has left residents on edge, especially the elderly and the disabled. Many are afraid to leave their homes to go to doctor’s appointments and to the grocery store. Representative from Better Family Life set up a tent at Canfield Green Apartment, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson more than a week ago. Representatives are offering free  blood pressure checks, food, diapers, toiletries, and school […]

  • Witness claims he saw Michael Brown being shot

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A witness spoke exclusively with Fox2 News about what he saw when a Ferguson police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last Saturday at Canfield Green Apartments. The man who does not want to be identified, says Brown was not armed and had his hands in the air, as if surrendering, when the officer opened fire striking him several times. He also says Brown appeared to be quiet and shy and talked with […]

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    Investigation into Michael Brown’s death continues

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – As the crisis in Ferguson continues into its 4th day, tensions are still riding high in Ferguson. Tuesday morning a line of protesters held signs and chanted, “Justice for Michael Brown,” and in the afternoon across from the Ferguson Police Department demanding to know the truth about the shooting and the identity of the officer who shot and killed the eighteen year old Normandy High School graduate. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson says he has been […]

  • Michael Brown investigation moving forward on multiple fronts

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating the shooting at the behest of the NAACP and Governor Jay Nixon’s request. Brown was shot and killed Saturday afternoon while walking to his grandmother’s house in the 2900 block of Canfield Avenue in Ferguson. A witness walking with Brown says a Ferguson police officer approached, and using profanity, told them to get […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: What is Ebola?

    (KPLR) – People throughout the St. Louis area are expressing concern about the Ebola virus possibly spreading to the U.S. now that two Americans are being treated for the near fatal disease at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, we will take a closer look at Ebola, a deadly virus that has affected more than seventeen hundred people in West Africa. Of that number, more than nine hundred have died. Experts say it […]

  • Police shoot murder suspect making an escape in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Illinois State Police are investigating after East St. Louis Police shoot two people. Captain Jim Morrisey says when the officers approached a car parked at 29th and State street, the driver backed up striking two pedestrians, then drove forward hitting several vehicles, including a squad car. When he drove towards police, they opened fire. The driver and passenger were injured, both were taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver is wanted on out […]


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