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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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  • Good Samaritans rescue two women from Cahokia house fire

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – A former Marine and three other men broke windows to rescue two women trapped in a burning home Wednesday.  The home is located 900 block of St. Patrick blvd in Cahokia. Firefighters received the call at around 8:40am. They also rescued 1 of 2 cats that were inside. The women were treated on the scene by paramedics and are expected to be okay. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

  • Teens share business success at entrepreneur camp

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis area teenagers are making their marks in the world of business by launching their own successful companies. Jaylen Bledsoe, a 17-year-old senior at Hazelwood West launched his IT company when he was twelve. Bledsoe’s company has grown over the years to include social media. Television personality Steve Harvey and American Idol contestant Jordan Sparks are two of his many clients. Bledsoe is sharing the secrets to his success with students at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and […]

  • Floodwaters starting to recede in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Winfield residents spent Monday cleaning up after major flood waters caused by heavy rains rushed into homes and businesses. A team of agencies, including The Salvation Army, Red Cross, and Humane Society is providing resources at Winfield Elementary School. The Lincoln County Health Department is also offering free tetanus shots to flood victims and first responders at the location. Donations are being collected at Winfield City Hall. Drywall, paint, water, cleaning supplies, and food are […]

  • What steps should a business owner and homeowner take in flood zone

    (KPLR) – St. Louis area rivers are starting to recede after overflowing their banks this week due to heavy rains. Residents and business owners in some river cities were hit hard by flooding. Up to seventy businesses and homes in the McCausland area of the Gateway City were also flooded, but it wasn’t because of the nearby Des Peres River spilling into basements, but rather a problem with the sewer system. The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District claims responsibility for the problem and is working […]

  • House attacked in barrage of over 70 bullets

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A north city house was attacked by a barrage of gunfire overnight with frightened family members inside, including young children. Police collected at least 78 shell casings from the street in front of the house in the five-thousand block of Maple near Kingshighway. One neighbor says there was much gunfire, it sounded like a war in Iraq. No one was hurt and no arrests have been made. A family member declined an on camera interview, but […]

  • MSD assisting homeowners with flood damage

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has hired Woodard Cleaning and Restoration to help clean up to seventy homes and businesses impacted by flooding in a neighborhood near McCausland and Southwest. They were damaged when MSD’s sewer system failed to prevent water from backing up into their basements during heavy rain storms last Friday. A command center is set up in the neighborhood offering information to flood victims. Crews are going door-to-door helping families impacted by […]

  • Cybercrime: Who’s at risk

    (KPLR) – Cybercrime is a growing problem around the world and the Gateway City area is no exception. Hackers are targeting everything from computers to cell phones stealing valuable information. Showmecon, a hacking conference designed to help educate the public about the latest threats and targets was held this week at Ameristar in St. Charles. Tonight, we take a closer look at the latest threats and targets, who’s at risk of being hacked, and what you can do to help protect your personal […]

  • MSD offers scholarships to minority students

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville have formed a partnership to support and fund two minority scholarships for the Environmental Resource Training Center. The scholarships will offer the students access to working for MSD in maintaining and training in drinking water and waste treatment. The scholarship will provide $3,500 toward each candidate’s tuition and fees to attend the Environmental Resource Training Center program in Water Quality Control Operations in 2015-2016. […]

  • Hacker convention details vulnerabilities on the internet

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – More than 500 ethical computer hackers are in St. Charles attending ShowMeCon, a major regional hacking convention underway at Ameristar Casino and Resort. Those attending the conference are learning about the latest tools cyber criminals are using online to steal your personal information including, medical records, credit card numbers, and passwords. They are also learning what to do to help prevent becoming a victim of a cyber attack. The conference wraps up Tuesday.

  • Focus on violence against women

    (KPLR) – Sedalia, Missouri police released pictures of a sound proof box where a young mother was held captive by her ex-boyfriend for months. Sandra Sutton managed to escape, but James Horn Jr. Tracked Sutton down and killed her and her seventeen-year-old son. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn more about violence against women and how to prevent it.

  • Group seeking to recall Ferguson mayor to present petition

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Ferguson mayor James Knowles could be fighting to keep his job. An organization called Ground Level Support, says it has collected about 2,200 signatures on a petition calling for removing Knowles from office. The organization wants to oust Knowles because of findings in a Department of Justice report, which shows Ferguson city leaders, municipal court system and police discriminated against African Americans on a regular basis. The group plans to present the petition to the city […]

  • Summer programs to help children learn, be active and have fun

    (KPLR) – It won’t be long before students in the St. Louis area are out of school for the summer. Many parents are wondering what to do to ensure their youngsters are active, engaged in learning, and having fun. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, we’ll tell you about some remarkable organizations in the community that are offering exciting summer programs designed with your children in mind.

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