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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
  • St. Louis aldermen discuss minimum wage bill for the city

    (KPLR) – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is voting on the controversial minimum wage bill, Friday, August 28, 2015, at City Hall. A special session was called after the Board failed to take action on the issue before going on vacation. Supporters of the bill say a pay raise is desperately needed for families struggling to make ends meet. Opponents say a pay hike will force small businesses out of business. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, we’ll talk […]

  • Job Corps students paint for peace

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Students at the St. Louis Job Corps are doing their part to stop the violence in the city. They painted a mural of peace at the intersection of Goodfellow and Stratford. It depicts several messages including, “Stop The Violence” and “Better Family Life” in bright bold letters on front of the foundation of the old Goodfellow Bridge. The side of the structure is painted with various trades offered at the St. Louis Job Corps Center. The […]

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    Jamyla Bolden funeral information released; reward increased

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – The visitation and funeral for a nine-year-old killed last week in a drive-by shooting will take place this Friday and Saturday. Jamyla Bolden was shot Tuesday evening in her home in the 9200 block of Ellison Drive. She was lying on her mother’s bed, doing her homework. Bolden’s mother suffered a gunshot wound to the leg as well. Visitation services will be held at Layne Renaissance Chapel on West Florissant Avenue on Friday from 3 p.m. […]

  • Better Family Life to sponsor PeaceFest in Forest Park

    (KPLR) – Better Family Life is preparing for its annual PeaceFest event, Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Forest Park starting at eight o’clock in the morning. This year’s theme “Getting Back to Basics: Faith, Family, Neighborhood” is focusing on improving the lives of residents in the community. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out what the organization is doing to help stop violence and save lives. To learn more about the event, click on PeaceFest.

  • Cardinals offer to aid Tuskegee Airman robbed twice in North St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police have recovered the car stolen from a former Tuskegee Airman Sunday morning moments after he was robbed in the Central West End. The World War II veteran was a member of the first African-American aviators to serve in the U. S. Armed Forces. He was going to visit his daughter when the crimes occurred back to back. First he was robbed of money. When he followed the robber, he lost track of him […]

  • St. Louis Fire Department looking to hire around 50 firefighters

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Fire Department is looking for a few brave men and women to join its elite force. The department is short about 43 firefighters. It plans to hire about 50. Several recruits are undergoing physical fitness tests to determine whether they are fit to join the department. They have a little more than six minutes to complete an obstacle course that includes, lowering and raising a ladder, carrying a hose up a flight of […]

  • Heroin use growing at an alarming rate in St. Louis metro area

    (KPLR) – The heroin epidemic is growing at an alarming rate in the St. Louis area. The fatal drug is claiming the lives of an overwhelming number of teenagers. A new nonprofit agency called Jordan’s Place recently opened in Warrenton to give teens a safe place to hang out and to help them steer clear of drugs and alcohol. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, we’ll learn about and an aggressive effort to get heroin off the streets and how you can help keep your children […]

  • A mother’s pain in losing a son to heroin, leads to opening a youth center

    WARRENTON, MO (KPLR) – A Warren County mother who lost her teenage son to heroin hopes the new youth center she opened will help save lives. Kelli Sheldon Clodfelter opened Jordan’s Place, which is named after her son in Warrenton. The youth center, which offers recreation activities and programs to steer youngsters away from drugs and alcohol is designed to be a safe youngsters can call their own. Jordan’s Place is opened Monday through Friday after school. The hours for […]

  • Driver that broke through protest line on I-70 was assaulted

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – 63 protesters are facing charges for shutting down Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Bridge. They set up barricades then stood in the middle of the highway bringing traffic to a complete stop during Monday evening’s rush hour. Police say the driver of an SUV was sucker punched as she guided her vehicle through the crowd. One protester is seen on video provided by Bommarito Automotive Sky Fox kicking the SUV causing about five thousand dollars […]

  • Clergy reacts to Sunday night’s violence in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Pastors are praying for peace in Ferguson after violence erupted in the City Sunday night during peaceful protests marking one year since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Shots were fired leaving several people injured. Community and religious leaders who have started jobs training, educational and mentoring programs say they were not surprised but clearly disappointed by the violence. They say they are not going to let the incident prevent them from accomplishing their goals.

  • Ferguson: One year after the Michael Brown shooting

    (KPLR) – It’s been one year since former Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in the Canfield Green Apartment complex. The incident prompted weeks of protests and unrest and raised awareness about critical issues facing the city, including poor police and community relations, economic disparities, and a municipal court system that preyed on the poor. While there is a new municipal court judge, a new interim police chief, and a new interim city manager, many say more changes are needed. […]

  • What you need to know to prepare your child for school

    (KPLR) – It won’t be long before the bell rings signaling the start of a new school year. Thousands of students in the St. Louis Public School District return to class, August 17, 2015. Educators and administrators are preparing curriculum’s designed to help youngsters lead and learn. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out what you need to know to prepare your child for the first day of school and a successful year.


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