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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) – 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 […]

  • State lawmakers to look at what went wrong in Ferguson

    (KPLR) – State lawmakers are holding a special meeting to find out, among other things, why the National Guard was not deployed to Ferguson in great numbers and in a timely fashion that could have prevented raging fires that destroyed dozens of businesses in Dellwood and in Ferguson the night the grand jury’s decision was announced in the Michael Brown case. Senator Jamilah Nasheed says she was appointed to the Joint Committee for Governmental Accountability Tuesday. The group is tasked with […]

  • State lawmaker appointed to committee looking into Ferguson violence

    (KPLR) – State lawmakers are holding a special meeting to find out, among other things, why the National Guard was not deployed to Ferguson in great numbers and in a timely fashion that could have prevented raging fires that destroyed dozens of businesses in Dellwood and in Ferguson the night the grand jury’s decision was announced in the Michael Brown case. Senator Jamilah Nasheed says she was appointed to the Joint Committee for Governmental Accountability Tuesday. The group is tasked […]

  • Small businesses owners in Ferguson frustrated getting help

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Some small business owners in Ferguson and Dellwood are struggling to find financial resources to help them rebuild after their businesses went up in flames more than a week ago following the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. Jeniece Andrews, owner of Hidden Treasures, secured a low interest loan after rioting and looting broke out last August following the shooting of Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Andrews says she can’t afford to […]

  • Ferguson Commission holds first meeting

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)- Monday was the first meeting of Ferguson Commission appointed by Governor Jay Nixon in October. The diverse commission is charged with coming up with recommendations to fix the underlying social economic problems faced by minorities following violence that rocked the city after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The commission’s goal is to recommend actions that will enact positive changes to Ferguson and its residents. Two of the commissions members did not attend today’s meeting, as they […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Organ Donation

    (KPLR) – More than 1,500 patients are on a waiting list for organ donations in the St. Louis area. Most of them are African American in desperate need of a life saving kidney. Tonight on The Pulse Of St. Louis what you can do to help give the gift of life. Need for minority organ donations What you can do to help organ and tissue donation Viewer comments on organ donations Panel final thoughts on organ donations Follow Shirley Washington […]

  • Nixon under fire over response to Ferguson violence

    JENNINGS, MO (KPLR) –Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited the Unified Command Wednesday talking with law enforcement officers tasked with protecting people and property in Ferguson and in the rest of the St. Louis area following a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. The governor is facing a political firestorm for not deploying a larger number of National Guard members to Ferguson before a wave of looting and rioting broke out Monday night. Dozens of businesses were destroyed or […]

  • Ferguson to address safety issues from Monday night’s violence

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)- The city of Ferguson held a news conference on Tuesday to discuss issues and concerns that have resulted from Monday night’s protests. At the conference, Mayor Knowles was joined by area community leaders and business owners to address the events resulting from the civil unrest. The press conference was held at the Ferguson Community Center located at 1050 Smith Avenue.  

  • Statue spray painted with anti-police message

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The naked statue at Compton Hill Reservoir Park was vandalized Sunday night or Monday morning. Someone spray painted FTP, an anti police message across the front of it. A few blocks away, the entrance to Flora Place was also marred with a message that also included the letters FTP. Both locations are near Shaw Avenue where an off duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a teenager last month. Investigators say the teen fired first. […]

  • Helping others this Holiday season

    (KPLR) – Thousands of people in the St. Louis area are in desperate need of basic necessities: food, clothing, and a place to call home.  As the holiday season approaches, charitable organizations such as Mers Goodwill, Operation Food Search, and The Salvation Army are stepping up efforts to make sure our neighbors have what they need to survive, not just during the giving season, but all year round. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn what you can do to help brighten the lives of others […]

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