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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
  • New routine for parents as school year gets underway — testing their teens for drugs

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – A new school year is underway for thousands of high school students in the St. Louis area.  For many parents, getting their teens randomly tested for drugs is part of their back to school routine. The opioid crisis in Missouri has many parents worried and rightly so.  The drugs are claiming young lives. “We probably get 20 kids a month that are getting tested by their parents. Sometimes they are pleasantly surprised by the results.  Other times […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Promise Christian Academy

    Thousands of St. Louis area students are returning to class kicking off a new school year. Promise Christian Academy, a school for children with special needs started, too. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis learn about the programs that blend academics and therapies designed to help youngsters thrive. Also, find out how the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery helps families in need of emergency resources.  

  • Town and Country school provides occupational therapy for special needs students

    A one of its kind school in the St. Louis area—Promise Christian Academy in Town and Country—is a private, faith-based school that takes a therapeutic approach to special education, with specific programs designed to meet all of its students’ individual needs. Promise Christian Academy has 30 special needs students, ages 5 through 21, with diagnoses ranging from autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, anxiety, and even ADHD. Each child receives a minimum of 40 minutes of occupational therapy per day. And while Promise Academy is a […]

  • U CITY in bloom aims to show the city’s diversity

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – Drive down Olive Boulevard in University City and you will notice something amazing is happening. A three mile stretch of the Boulevard between McKnight and Sutter is beginning to resemble an art gallery with artists using utility boxes as a canvass of choice to paint pictures that reflect their idea of diversity. U City in Bloom, a local nonprofit commissioned ten artists to paint ten utility boxes along Olive unify the community and beautify the street […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis – The Great American Eclipse and Health Facility Week

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Gateway City area is preparing for one of the biggest events in science history – the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out what you can expect to see during the incredible celestial spectacle. And learn what area health facilities are doing to help people, including children with behavioral issues.

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Great American Solar Eclipse

    The Gateway City area is preparing for one of the biggest events in science history – the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Tonight, on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out what you can expect to see during the incredible celestial spectacle. And learn what area health facilities are doing to help people, including children with behavioral issues.

  • St. Louis Surge to celebrate 2017 season with fans at Ballpark Village

    CLAYTON, MO – The St. Louis Surge are moving full speed ahead after playing in the Women’s Blue-Chip Basketball League National Championship Tournament Sunday at Fontbonne University.  The Surge vying for their second consecutive national title had fans on the edge of their seats. The winning title came down to two shots. The Surge fell short.  The missed shots lead to the Georgia Soul claiming victory by a score of 63-64.  The Surge lost the big game, but won the […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Maryville University STEM Program

    Maryville University is doing something incredible to help children gain access to a STEM education – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The university opened the prestigious Center for Access and Achievement in the School of Education. The goal is to equip student’s pre-k through 12th grades with the tools they need to be successful in the fields of technology.

  • Spreading The Love Youth Singers perform at the Missouri History Museum

    ST. LOUIS – Spreading The Love Youth Singers put on quite a show at the Missouri History Museum Wednesday night.  A group of 20 youngsters from the St. Louis area showcased their reality through songs and poetry to coincide with the #1 in Civil Rights exhibit on display at the museum. The finale included the unveiling of a campaigned called “UnGun: Putting down your weapon choosing to spread love. The group’s performance was presented by Show Me Arts Academy founded […]

  • Youth from across the U.S. to attend Urban League’s Youth Leadership Summit

    ST. LOUIS – More than 300 young people from across the country are in St. Louis to attend the Urban League’s Youth Leadership Summit.  They packed Graham Chapel at Washington University Tuesday where Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League delivered an inspiring message about using cell phones and technology as tools of empowerment. The five-day Leadership Summit is part of the 2017 Urban League National Conference, which gets underway at the America’s Center in downtown St. […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: National Urban League Conference

    St. Louis is preparing to host one of the biggest events of the year – the 2017 National Urban League Conference. It kicks off at the America’s Center downtown, Wednesday July 26, 2017 and runs through, Saturday, July 29, 2017. The conference is free and open to the public. Tonight, on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn what the social service and civil rights organization is doing to empower the community.

  • Lacy Clay Center for Children’s Health grand opening

    ST. LOUIS – The Lacy Clay Center for Children’s Health helps children struggling with emotional, mental and behavioral health issues. The center is a 6 million dollar health facility that offers various programs designed to help children heal. They provide a warm, kid friendly environment adorned with uplifting art. Many community members and dignitaries were on hand for the facility’s grand opening. The Lacy Clay Center for Children’s Health is located at 56-47 Delmar and provides services to children, ages […]