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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) – Now that the presidential election is over and a new administration will be moving into the White House next year, many Missourians enrolled in Obamacare are wondering what do in light of threats to repeal some or all of the Affordable Care Act. Experts are encouraging people who plan to enroll or re-enroll to do so as the health insurance is not going away next year. Researchers with Washington University School of Medicine have developed a website designed […]

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    Washington University launches website to help sign-up for health plans

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Better Family Life to renovate 100 homes in St. Louis city

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Organ Donors

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    St. Louis Artworks receives youth award from First Lady

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: St. Louis International Film Festival

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    Top democrats gathering in St. Louis for election results

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Bridge Bread helping to end homelessness

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