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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
  • County Police Captain engages Jennings residents in community walk

    JENNINGS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County Police went door-to-door in Jennings Tuesday talking with residents about their concerns. The “Walk and Talk” initiative was implemented four years ago when the county took over police services in the community. Carl Watt is concerned about litter and speeding on Halls Ferry Road and crime. Captain Jeff Fuesting is leading the charge. He says police answers all of the residents questions and encourage them to get involved in the programs the city […]

  • U.S. men’s soccer team to play qualifying round in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – At a downtown press conference Monday, it was announced that the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team would play a third round qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup in St. Louis at Busch Stadium. The game will be held on November 13, 2015. The match will be against the winner of the St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Aruba. The U.S. was given a bye in the first three rounds of qualifying along with the other […]

  • New community effort launched to stem violence in St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A new initiative aimed at reducing violent crime in St. Louis is underway. It’s called “Mission Save“. Mission denotes a long term commitment. SAVE stands for ‘Strike Against Violence Early. The collaborative effort includes the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, St. Louis city and county police along with area prosecutors.  One of the goals is to offer criminals resources that could help turn their lives around. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn how Mission Save can impact your neighborhood. Pulse […]

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    Man with history of molesting women arrested, case may be related to St. Louis County sexual assault

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A person of interest was taken into custody Tuesday morning in connection with the case of the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Mehlville over the weekend. The girl told police that she had been sexually assaulted in her bedroom and in front of her brothers by a man that had followed her and her mother out of a south St. Louis County grocery store the day before. The specifics on the Mehlville […]

  • Police look to the public to help capture suspected sexual predator

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – It is a heartbreaking case that has police working around the clock and a small community devastated and on the edge. Police released these surveillance pictures of the man they believe molested the little girl after they got a description of him from her. The child told authorities she became uncomfortable when the strange man seemed to brush up against her twice Friday afternoon inside a Shop ‘n’ Save grocery store on Lemay Ferry […]

  • Siteman Center and Wash U medical school ranked among the top cancer research facilities

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine (Siteman) in St. Louis has received the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  The NCI recently honored Siteman with an “exceptional” rating for its leadership, ground breaking research, and innovations. The distinction means Siteman is now ranked among the best facilities in the country for cancer research.  Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn how Siteman earned the highest federal recognition […]

  • First public single-sex school for girls in Missouri set to open this August

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis will soon be home to the first single-sex, public, charter school in the state that will focus on STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls is scheduled to open, August 17, 2015. The school, located at 1901 N. Kingshighway Boulevard is enrolling girls in the sixth and seventh grades on a first come first served basis. Tonight, on The Pulse of St. Louis, we’ll take a closer look at Hawthorn, its curriculum, and […]

  • Teen entrepreneurs making their mark on the world of business

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis area is proving to be the perfect place for teen entrepreneurs who are making their marks in the competitive business world. Some of the amazing youngsters learned how to start a business before they learned how to start a car and they are thriving. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis we’ll take you to a special camp at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club designed to help teens launch their startups and show you how […]

  • Good Samaritans rescue two women from Cahokia house fire

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – A former Marine and three other men broke windows to rescue two women trapped in a burning home Wednesday.  The home is located 900 block of St. Patrick blvd in Cahokia. Firefighters received the call at around 8:40am. They also rescued 1 of 2 cats that were inside. The women were treated on the scene by paramedics and are expected to be okay. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

  • Teens share business success at entrepreneur camp

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis area teenagers are making their marks in the world of business by launching their own successful companies. Jaylen Bledsoe, a 17-year-old senior at Hazelwood West launched his IT company when he was twelve. Bledsoe’s company has grown over the years to include social media. Television personality Steve Harvey and American Idol contestant Jordan Sparks are two of his many clients. Bledsoe is sharing the secrets to his success with students at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and […]

  • Floodwaters starting to recede in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Winfield residents spent Monday cleaning up after major flood waters caused by heavy rains rushed into homes and businesses. A team of agencies, including The Salvation Army, Red Cross, and Humane Society is providing resources at Winfield Elementary School. The Lincoln County Health Department is also offering free tetanus shots to flood victims and first responders at the location. Donations are being collected at Winfield City Hall. Drywall, paint, water, cleaning supplies, and food are […]

  • What steps should a business owner and homeowner take in flood zone

    (KPLR) – St. Louis area rivers are starting to recede after overflowing their banks this week due to heavy rains. Residents and business owners in some river cities were hit hard by flooding. Up to seventy businesses and homes in the McCausland area of the Gateway City were also flooded, but it wasn’t because of the nearby Des Peres River spilling into basements, but rather a problem with the sewer system. The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District claims responsibility for the problem and is working […]


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