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Shirley Washington joined KTVI in April on 2007 as an anchor/reporter for FOX 2 News. Shirley anchors the weeknight editions of FOX 2 News at 10pm and 11pm. She also reports and hosts The Pulse of St. Louis.

Shirley a native St. Louisian, graduated from Roosevelt High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.

Shirley is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, having excelled as an anchor/reporter at several television stations across the country, including KDFW-TV, FOX 4 in Dallas, Texas, WAGA- TV in Atlanta, Georgia and WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shirley is also 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. The Motherhood Club 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
  • Seniors at Metro Academic record one of the highest ACT averages in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS – A high school in the St. Louis Public School District has one of the highest ACT averages in the state. Metro Academic Classical High School seniors have an overall average score of 27.1 on the ACT, the exam colleges and universities used to determine admission. The highest score one can earn on the ACT is a 36. That impressive mark could lead to life-changing opportunities for seniors heading to college. The students attending the magnet school earned nearly […]

  • Pulse – New St. Louis project is getting people talking about opioid crisis

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (St. Louis Chapter) has launched a new initiative called, TalkAboutItSTL. It’s designed to get you talking about the opioid crisis that is gripping the St. Louis region and claiming lives.  Also, find out how more than three hundred language interpreters are helping refugees and immigrants settle in the St. Louis area. Guests: Lina Chavez-Hauser Nichole Dawsey, Executive Director NCADA Eduardo Vero, Executive Director of LAMP, Language Access Multicultural People […]

  • 8 McKinley high school student graduate with dual-degrees

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Public School District students are making history. They are the first in the district to graduate with a high school diploma and a college degree on the same night. Sixty students are enrolled in a unique program called Early College Academy. It allows juniors to take high school and college courses at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park simultaneously, free of charge. Twenty-five students graduated from the program this year, including eight from Mckinley Classical […]

  • Pulse – National Stroke Awareness Month

    ST. LOUIS, MO — May is National Stroke Awareness month. Research shows about 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke every year. Someone dies from stroke every four minutes. Find out what causes stroke and how to prevent it. Also, learn about a new conference that focuses on the emotional and physical wellness of black women. Guests: Janie Dowell, Stroke Survivor Leena Reudin, Stroke Survivor John Kindschuh, Stroke Survivor Dr. Abhay Humar, Assistant Professor of Neurology Tiffany Sidney, Licensed […]

  • Pulse – St. Louis sets record for restaurant openings

    St. Louis set a record in March for the number of new restaurants that opened in the Gateway City area. Find out how good eats help a city grow by leaps and bounds. Also, hear from former State Representative Betty Thompson as she discusses her new memoir, Rising Above The Battle Scars. Guests: Betty Thompson, Author/Former State Representative George Mahe, Dining Editor St. Louis Magazine Marie-Anne Velasco, Executive Chef/Partner Nudo House Stl Qui Tran, Owner Nudo House Stl And Mai […]

  • Kidney transplant recipient defies the odds and father’s child

    ST. LOUIS – Josh Terrio has been fighting kidney disease ever since he was born. In 2008, his sister donated a kidney, but it failed. Josh’s health deteriorated as the disease progressed. His wife Kristi couldn’t bear to see him suffer. She was tested and proved to be a match. Kristi donated a kidney to Josh. Doctors at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital performed the transplant. Josh and Kristi relied on their faith and prayed Josh’s body would not […]

  • Members of Ugandan government visit St. Louis this week

    ST. LOUIS – Members of the Ugandan Parliament, including Jacob Oulanyah, the Deputy Speaker are visiting St. Louis. The delegation met with Mayor Lyda Krewson and members of the Board of Aldermen Black Caucus Tuesday. Representatives from the East African nation are trying to build relationships and find partners who want to conduct business in their country. “You have capital here looking for a place to go,” said Oulanyah. “Uganda is a place that requires more investments.” The group is attending […]

  • The Pulse – ‘Black Panther’ movie breaking records and bringing people together

    https://youtu.be/1B-hzV1R5eY ST. LOUIS, MO — The blockbuster hit movie Black Panther is breaking all sorts of records in the film industry. It is the number one movie in the world raking in more than a billion dollars. We take a closer look at Black Panther and its significance on many levels. We will also hear concerns raised about the movie. Guests: Officer Michelle  Merriwether, Ferguson Police Department Officer Dequincy Howard, Ferguson Police Department Delrish Moss, Ferguson Police Chief Reverend Traci Blackmon, senior pastor of Christ the King United […]

  • Isaac Bruce Foundation offering scholarships to high school graduates

    ST. LOUIS – Super Bowl Champion Isaac Bruce lives in his home state of Florida, but he still invests a lot of time and effort in the St. Louis community. The former Rams wide receiver is helping high school graduates realize their dreams of going to college. The Isaac Bruce Foundation offers college-bound students scholarships to help defray the cost of tuition and offers financial support for transportation through the foundation’s Flight 300 program.  Bruce remembers when he was accepted […]

  • St. Louis area students to take part in nationwide protest for gun control

    ST. LOUIS – An organization called Women’s March Youth Empower is calling on students, parents, teachers, and administrators to participate in the National School Walkout demonstration scheduled for March 14, 2018, one month after the fatal Florida high school shooting. It will start at 10 am in every time zone across the country and will last 17 minutes, one for each victim killed.

  • High school students to host benefit for discount prom dresses

    ST. LOUIS – Three St. Louis area high school students are hosting Queen Scene Prom and Pageant Fundraiser, a resale event benefiting Miss America`s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program and Children`s Miracle Network. Resale vendors will offer discounts on designer gowns, cocktail dresses and more. Shopper admission is $5.00, which includes five raffle entries.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th 2 pm-6 pm and Sunday, March 11th 1 pm-5 pm at Karma Studio, 3006 N. Lindbergh, St. Ann, MO.

  • ‘Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission’ at the St. Louis Science Center

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The St. Louis Science Center has secured a rare special exhibit that is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission will be on display, April 14, 2018, and run through, September 3, 2018. The St. Louis Science Center is the only museum in the mid-west to host the traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Learn more about the exhibit and how the mission impacted space exploration. Also, hear from […]