Shirley Washington

Reporter / Anchor

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

  • A look at hate crimes in Missouri

    Posted on: 7:15 pm, April 19, 2014, by , updated on: 11:06am, April 16, 2014

    (KPLR) – The Justice Department is pursuing federal hate crime charges in the shootings at a Jewish Community Center and...
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  • The Pulse Of St. Louis: State of education in St. Louis Area

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 12:27pm, April 9, 2014

    (KPLR) – This week on “The Pulse of St. Louis”, the state of the education system in Missouri is a...
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  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Redevelopment of St. Louis

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 12:06pm, April 2, 2014

    (KPLR) – There are a lot of construction projects underway in St. Louis that are dramatically changing the landscape and...
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  • Bad allergy season expected this year

    Posted on: 6:24 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Experts say this year’s allergy season is expected to be very bad thanks to old man...
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  • St. Louis Zoo Expansion Project is underway

    Posted on: 12:01 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 12:00pm, April 1, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)– Construction crews are tearing down the Forest park hospital building on Oakland near Highway 40. They...
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  • A closer look at “Stranger Danger”

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 11:32am, March 19, 2014

    (KPLR) – There have been four cases of strangers trying to kidnap children in the St. Louis area the last...
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  • Teaching your kids the difference between good and bad strangers

    Posted on: 8:08 pm, March 19, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The recent cases of attempted child kidnappings in the St. Louis area have parents on edge...
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  • Suspect shoots out car windows in Ferguson

    Posted on: 8:21 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)– Residents woke up Monday morning and discovered someone had shot the windows out of their vehicles. Ferguson...
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  • A closer look at the heroin epidemic in the St. Louis area

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, March 15, 2014, by , updated on: 05:37pm, March 12, 2014

    (KPLR) – The heroin epidemic is running rampant across the country claiming lives at an alarming rate. People of all...
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  • Teen fighting rule against parking pickups in driveway overnight

    Posted on: 6:24 pm, March 10, 2014, by

    WILDWOOD, MO (KTVI)– A teen bought his dream car, which happens to be a 1965 Ford pickup. Now, he has...
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  • A closer look at Missouri’s foster care and adoption

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, March 8, 2014, by , updated on: 03:07pm, March 5, 2014

    (KPLR) -There are 12,000 children in foster care in Missouri. They range in age from infant to seventeen. The youngsters are...
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  • Severe winter causing school districts to extend school year

    Posted on: 8:08 pm, March 3, 2014, by

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI)– Our severe winter weather is wreaking havoc on area school district calendars. Administrators are trying to makeup...
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