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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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    (KPLR) – Startling statistics about kids and guns have doctors, law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations working together to help save the lives of children. Research shows between 2008 and 2013, 398 youngsters under the age of sixteen were treated for gunshot wounds at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Many of the kids were shot accidentally with guns found in their homes. Tonight, on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn what you can do […]

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    Whirlpool aids children to dress for success in Riverview Gardens School District

    (KPLR) – The Whirlpool Corporation is helping to boost attendance in the Riverview Gardens School District and helping students dress for academic success through its Care Counts Program. The appliance manufacturing giant donated washers and dryers to the district so elementary and middle school parents can wash their children’s clothes. Whirlpool made the generous donation after it commissioned a study that shows a link between attendance and clean clothes. More than 600 teachers across the country were surveyed. The results […]

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    Thanks to newlyweds and World Pediatric Project, Genesis is making a full recovery

    (KPLR) – Genesis, a 20-month-old little girl from Honduras has returned home after receiving life saving heart surgery at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. You may remember India and Eric Johnson, newlyweds from the Metro East set up an online CrowdRise account and asked their wedding guests to donate money to help pay for the child’s treatments in lieu of gifts. They visited Genesis and her mom at the Ronald McDonald House before she left the Gateway City last […]

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    (KPLR) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis is teaming up with package delivery giant UPS to help reverse the trend by offering a teen safe driving program called UPS Road Code. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn how the unique program works and how it is impacting the lives of teens.

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    St. Louisians offer opinion of debate at Washington University

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – Anchor/Reporter Shirley Washington is up close to the debate Sunday night as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head to head in the second Presidential debate being held at Washington University. Shirley will have the latest on the debate from the debate hall media platform.

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: New study on Autism targets grandmothers

    (KPLR) – Research shows one in 68 children mainly boys are diagnosed with autism, disorders of brain development that impact communication and social interaction. Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine are taking a unique approach to studying the condition. They are recruiting 500 grandmothers to participate in a study to try to get answers to tough questions about autism. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, we will learn more about autism and a major art project at Better […]

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    Boys and Girls Club receives $15K donation via Let’s Play Initiative

    A big win for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis as the club took home the grand prize of the Let’s Play Challenge in association with McDonald’s of St. Louis. The Boys and Girls Club received more than nine hundred pieces of new sports gear including, shoes, soccer balls, jump ropes, t-shirts and spikes, courtesy of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group’s Let’s Play Initiative. The club serves more than 6,500 local boys and girls. The sports gear […]

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    Washington University targeting grandmothers in autism study

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Washington University School of Medicine is recruiting 500 grandmothers to participate in an autism study. Research shows one in every 68 children is impacted by autism. Boys are more affected by the autism spectrum disorder than girls. Women who have given birth to a child with autism are eligible to participate in the study. For more information about the research and requirements to participate in the research call Washington University at 314-362-3734.

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: New Missouri law on child custody

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    20-month-old Honduran toddler to get life saving operation at Cardinal Glennon

    (KPLR) – Genesis, a 20-month-old toddler girl from Honduras is scheduled to have lifesaving surgery Wednesday at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. The precious little girl has a rare heart condition that has left her critically ill. The World Pediatric Project, a nonprofit that helps children in developing countries gain access to much needed surgeries arranged to bring Genesis and her parents to the Gateway City. A Metro East couple married last month asked their guests […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: YouthBuild

    (KPLR) – A St. Louis based program designed to help young people get an education and job skills is producing superheroes. They don’t wear masks or capes, but they are learning how to survive and thrive and help others in the process. The St. Louis YouthBuild Program is receiving high marks for helping youngsters between the ages of 16 and 24 prosper. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn more about the program that is helping millions of young […]