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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
  • City residents speak out about hot spot policing

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Residents who live in the 5th Ward say they are happy St. Louis Police kicked off a “Hot Spot” policing initiative in their neighborhood. They say they hear gunfire nearly every night and it often ends with someone losing their life. One mother says the community is so dangerous; she can’t let her young children play outside. A window in her car was recently shot out in front of their home. Turning the neighborhood around is […]

  • Learn more about School Choice

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – January 25-31, 2015 is National School Choice Week, an opportunity to raise awareness about various programs available as alternatives to public schools. School Choice gives parents the right to send their children to any school they want – public or private – and use public money to do it. School Choice is a hot button issue that has captured the attention of lawmakers from the federal to local level and will likely be a topic of debate during the 2016 presidential election […]

  • Police worried over guns stolen from Rural King

    SWANSEA, IL (KPLR) – Two bold burglars caught on camera stealing firearms from Rural King in Swansea, Illinois. The pair smashed the window in the front door and went inside the farm and home store stealing several handguns. They were in the building less than a minute before getting away with a bag full of firearms. The store manager believes the duo cased the place before breaking in because they knew exactly where to go and what to get. Agents […]

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    Jackie Joyner Kersee Center celebrates 20th year

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KPLR) – The Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. Numerous events are planned leading up to a major fundraising gala. The foundation recently received a grant from a major corporation to start a “STEM” program to teach children science, technology, engineering, and math. It will support other educational initiatives at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center designed to help 3,000 kids become well-rounded scholars and athletes. Website: http://jjkfoundation.org/ Follow Shirley Washington Facebook and […]

  • Could parking meters be part of Lafayette Square in the near future?

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Treasurer’s Office commissioned a study which examined the city’s parking system and provided recommendations on a wealth of issues, including placement of parking meters. Residents in the Lafayette Square Historical District are concerned they will be installed in their neighborhood. People News 11 spoke with don’t want the machines. Business owners fear they will drive customers away. A fear that could be realized as some diners at popular restaurants say they will eat […]

  • East St. Louis wrestling club looking to replace stolen equipment before state championship

    UPDATE: Since News 11 reported the East St. Louis Wrestling Club having equipment stolen this past Sunday, various organizations, businesses and John Beal Roofing have offered the club financial support and/or equipment for the wrestlers to continue preparing for the state championship tournament in Chicago next weekend. COLLINSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – The East St. Louis Wrestling Club pulled off a major victory Sunday when it placed third in a divisional meet in Edwardsville which qualified the 22-member team to compete […]

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    Area high school students honored for leadership in teen health advocacy

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Congratulations are in order for some St. Louis area high school students recognized this week for their leadership in teen health advocacy. News 11 News Anchor Shirley Washington emceed the event at the Missouri History Museum where the students received awards for their efforts. Please see the following press released for more information about the program and the honorees. Distinguished Leaders from the Community Recognize High School Students for their Leadership in Teen Health Advocacy ST. […]

  • Time for high school seniors to plan for college

    (KPLR) – High school seniors throughout the St. Louis area are preparing for life after high school. Many students are planning to attend college. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a two year, four year, or technical college. The goal is to help youngsters make the best decision for them and then offer assistance as they embark upon their life changing journey. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, what seniors should be doing to firm up their college plans, what resources are […]

  • The rush is on to get Holiday gifts delivered for Christmas

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Tuesday is the last day for the U.S. Postal Service to ship packages to friends and loved ones across the miles in time for Christmas. That’s because today is the last day for priority express mail, which guarantees packages will reach their destinations by the holiday. The postal service was so busy over the weekend it set a delivery record. It shipped six millions packages Sunday. That’s up significantly compared to the same time last […]

  • Beware of Holiday scams

    (KPLR) – Scam artists are busy ruining the Holiday season for thousands of Missouri residents. They are hacking bank accounts and retailers’ computer systems getting consumers’ personal financial information, and stealing their gift cards. Some are even pretending to work for utility companies to defraud customers of their hard-earned cash. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, you’ll learn some of the most popular scams and how not to become a victim, keeping the bah hum bug out of your life. Ameren Illinois Customer […]

  • Ferguson Commission members discuss issues facing them

    (KPLR) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced the creation of the Ferguson Commission last October. The sixteen member group is charged through executive order to do three things: to offer specific recommendations for making this region a stronger, fairer place for everyone to live, to tap the expertise needed to address the concerns identified by the commission from poverty and education to governance and law enforcement, and to conduct a thorough, wide-ranging and unflinching study of the social and economic conditions underscored by […]

  • More Brown grand jury evidence released

    (KPLR) – More grand jury evidence from the Michael Brown case was been released Monday night. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullouch says the documents contain eight interviews with federal investigators, police dispatch audio that has already been heard by the public and the federal autopsy report. In a review of the documents by News112 and reports from the Associated Press, the interviews released tonight are material that was duplicated in the grand jury document release on November 24th. Those […]

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