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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
  • St. Louis to Selma

    (KPLR) – The movie Selma didn’t win an Oscar for best picture, but it inspired conversations about the Civil Rights movement and the fight for voting rights. For some, it also raised the question is Ferguson the new Selma? Tonight on The Pulse, our guests will answer the question.

  • Smoke detector saves family as flames rip through home

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Members of Robinson family are safe Wednesday, after a fire ripped through their home on Pennsylvania in south St. Louis. The family is safe thanks to smoke detector in the home alerting the family to a fire. Darrell Robinson told firefighters that his wife’s cousin and three children were in the house at the time of the fire. Investigators say the fire started in a front room, where children had been playing with a lighter or […]

  • Veterans facility leaves vets cold

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Veterans arriving for scheduled appointments at the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic on Manchester Road received a chilly reception in the lobby Monday morning. Saturday’s ice storm is blamed for shutting down the heating system in the front part of the building for several hours. Employees went about their day bundled up in hats, coats, gloves and scarfs. Patients dressed in winter attire were given an option to reschedule their appointments. There is no word […]

  • A closer look at fire safety

    (KPLR) – The start of the New Year has left many Missouri families with heavy hearts as they mourn the loss of loved ones killed in house fires. So far, ten people have died in fires, including children and senior citizens. Fire officials say in many cases, there were no working smoke detectors in the homes. On The Pulse of St. Louis, we take a closer look at how the St. Louis Fire Department and the Red Cross are teaming up to reverse […]

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    Loop Trolley construction to begin in March

    St. Louis, MO (KPLR)–Construction for the Loop Trolley system is set to begin in March 2015. The Loop Trolley will be 2.2 miles long making a permanent roundabout from Delmar Blvd. and DeBalivere Ave. Administrator of the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District Chris Poehler anticipates the construction of the track to begin late May 2015 on Delmar Blvd. near Kingsland. The Loop Trolley construction will be in service late 2016. The Loop Trolley will make ten stops including The Loop […]

  • Tow truck drivers busy with accidents from slick roads

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis didn’t get an awful lot of snow, but it was enough to keep tow truck drivers busy. Scott Webster with McNamara’s Towing & Transport in Ladue says drivers have been responding to three to four calls every half hour helping stranded motorists, drivers get out of their driveways, and drivers involved in accidents. He advises drivers to be extra careful on the roads, especially during inclement weather, and remember to slow down or […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: A closer look at the Islamic State

    (KPLR) – President Obama asked Congress for authority to declare war again on Islamic State Wednesday, triggering a wave of reaction from members of the Bosnian community in the St. Louis area. More than 70,000 Bosnians live here, the largest population outside of Europe. Three members of the Bosnian community in the Gateway City area were recently arrested and charged with supporting ISIS. Two appeared in federal court Wednesday to answer to the charges. Tonight on The Pulse of St. […]

  • Local Bosnian community supports Obama’s move to deal with Islamic State

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Reaction to President Obama’s move to seek Congressional authority to declare war against ISIS has been strong and swift. Members of the Bosnian community support the move saying something must be done to stop ISIS not only because of the threat is poses to the Middle East, but to the U.S., too. Bosnian and Islamic leaders say other countries should support the effort. Three members of the Bosnian community were recently arrested and charged with supporting […]

  • Mail delivery halted at apartment complex over security issue

    ALTON, IL (KPLR) – Residents who live at the Mather Street Apartment complex in Alton, Illinois are frustrated because the U.S. Postal Service stopped delivering their mail. The service came to a halt more than a week ago after a tenant allegedly threatened a mail carrier and used racial slurs. A spokesperson for the postal service says the safety of their works is top priority and steps are being take with the apartment manager to resolve the situation. Meantime, residents […]

  • Bosnian community leaders discuss terror arrest

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Bosnian religious and business leaders are speaking out against terrorism and individuals who support terrorists. Their denouncement comes after six Bosnians living in the U.S., including three in the St. Louis area were arrested and charged with supporting the terrorist group ISIS. All of the suspects were taken into custody after Federal agents found evidence of what was allegedly happening on PayPal and Facebook. Two of the suspects are scheduled to appear in federal court in […]

  • How entrepreneurs are breathing life into St. Louis

    (KPLR) – St. Louis is making a huge mark in the business world by producing a wealth of successful entrepreneurs. Who are these entrepreneurs starting and selling thriving businesses? Many of the entrepreneurs are young college students studying at area universities. They are creating everything from apps to mobile hi-tech classrooms. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out what you need to do to turn your idea or concept into a successful business. Follow Shirley Washington Facebook and Twitter: Shirley Washington on Facebook […]

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    Police looking for 8 suspects in S&K PX Liquor looting

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)- The St. Louis County Police Department needs the public’s help locating eight men who burglarized and looted a convenience store the night of the Ferguson grand jury announcement. The suspects were caught on camera burglarizing and looting the S&K PX Liquor Store located at 7313 West Florissant Avenue on November 24, 2014. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the St. Louis County Police Department or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.


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