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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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    St. Louis experiencing construction boom worth more that $1billion

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – For the first time in a long time, the city of St. Louis has more than $1 billion dollars worth of added construction value. New construction and renovation projects are popping up all over town. The Gateway City is collecting more than $11 million dollars in permit fees due to the building boom. And there is more growth to come when construction on the new headquarters for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency gets underway.

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    Youths hope art will bring light, faith and hope to the Ferguson area

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – If you drive on West Florissant between Solway and Dellwood Park, don’t be surprised to find a work of art on the traffic signal boxes dotting the street. Young people from Strength and Honor and Girls Inc mentoring programs are painting the signal boxes to signal hope in the Ferguson community. The boxes house the electrical equipment that controls the signal lights. They are painted with tree branches, birds and positive words like […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Black and Blue, a play about race, policing and the community

    (KPLR) – A local company called Gitana Productions produced a riveting play entitled, Black and Blue, which explores complex relationships between African-Americans and police. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn how the play is helping to bridge the gap between police and the Gateway City and encouraging residents to talk openly and candidly about race, policing and improving the community.

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Local and statewide education challenges, successes

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Students are on summer vacation; however administrators are hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year. The St. Louis Public School District and the Jennings Public School Districts are working on new initiatives to help ensure students continue to thrive.  On The Pulse of St. Louis, learn what is in store for your children when they return to the classroom. Our guests are: Dr. Art Mccoy – Superintendent, Jennings Public School District Dr. Paula Knight – Assistant […]

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    St. Louis Public Schools appear on track for accreditation

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Summer school ended last week for students in the St. Louis Public School District. Now administrators are planning to spend millions of dollars that will soon pour into the district, thanks to a successful campaign to boost property taxes. The tax levy voters approved last April will help meet the needs of students in the St. Louis Public School District. The district plans to use the $28 million generated by the 75-cent tax hike to hire […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: United Community Action Network

    (KPLR) – St. Louis County Police are working with representatives from various community agencies to help better relations in the community through an organization called the United Community Action Network. The group was formed June of last year and has had a dozen meetings in an effort to address the needs of the community. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out about resources available to help your 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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