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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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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Getting help for mental illness

    (KPLR) – Statistics show one in seventeen adults has a chronic mental illness that requires ongoing treatment. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis we take a closer look at mental illness and where people affected can go to get much needed treatment. We will also showcase, A Call for Help, an organization that is working to assist people, including those with mental challenges overcome hardships. How Call For Help Is Helping Women And Children Other Services Offered By Call For Help Viewer […]

  • Delmar Loop to get new apartments, diner and grocery store

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Delmar Loop is getting a new grocery store, a new 24-hour diner, and new loft apartments. Washington University has invested 80-million-dollars to build four new buildings to house its students. The lower levels of the retail/housing development will feature a grocery store and diner. The apartments called, The Lofts at Washington University are scheduled to open August 7, 2014, just in time for the start of the new fall season. The grocery store and diner […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: The cost of government in St. Louis City & County

    (KPLR) – A new study conducted by Better Together compared the budgets of St. Louis, Missouri to Louisville, Kentucky and Indianapolis, Indiana and discovered St. Louis overpaid for municipal services by at least $750 million a year. Results show the per capital cost to fund municipal services in St. Louis City and County is $1,918.93, compared to $1,328.40 in Indianapolis. What do these numbers mean to you and your family? Find out on The Pulse Of St. Louis. Results Of […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Labor force of the future

    (KPLR) – Studies show the middle class in Missouri and across the country is shrinking and is at risk of being eliminated, if more students don’t enroll in technical schools and learn much-needed trades. Tonight on The Pulse Of St. Louis we will take a closer look at the issue and share the number one jobs in demand in Missouri and across the nation. Technical Jobs America Needs Salaries For Technical Jobs Viewer Email Final Panel Thoughts On Jobs For […]

  • Arch construction project delayed for flooding

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A threat of flooding is impacting construction on the “City Arch River” project. Crews are working on the  water wall  along Leonore K. Sullivan until the end of the week.  That’s when the Mississippi river is expected to crest at 32.5 feet. Work from the Poplar Street Bridge to the river boat area will come to a halt at that time.

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Safe Driving

    (KPLR) – Deborah Weinstein hopes drivers will be extra careful behind the wheel this holiday weekend and not drink and drive. Her son, David was killed by a drunk driver three days before his 30th birthday. Law enforcement officers will be out in force looking for drunk drivers on highways and roadways. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn how Weinstein is working to raise awareness about drunk driving and how drowsy driving is just as dangerous. Drowsy Driving […]

  • Ameren and Operation Food Search to help low income families

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Utility bills will soar with the temperatures this summer and Ameren Missouri along with Operation Food Search are teaming up to help low income families save on electricity bills. Follow Shirley Washington Facebook and Twitter: Shirley Washington on Facebook Shirley Washington on Twitter Email: shirley.washington@tvstl.com

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Amendment 7

    (KPLR) – Taxes in the Show Me State will be going up  if a proposal is approved. Missouri voters head to the polls Tuesday, August 5, 2014, to vote on Amendment 7, a measure that calls for a three-quarter cents sales tax increase to pay for road and bridge improvements. On The Pulse of St. Louis, how the measure could impact you and your family. Amendment 7 Ballot Issue Viewer Comments On Amendment 7 Final Thoughts On Amendment Follow Shirley […]

  • The Pulse Of St. Louis: Revitalization of St. Louis

    (KPLR) – St. Louis is tearing down 26 vacant buildings in north St. Louis City near Ranken Technical College to make way for new development. City leaders say getting rid of the structures will help reduce crime and improve the quality of life for residents. They also say the buildings have been condemned and none is historic. Tonight on The Pulse Of St. Louis find out what the future holds for the area. Ranken Technical College support for revitalization How […]

  • Major Case Squad investigating teen’s murder, family devastated

    BELLEFOUNTAINE NEIGHBORS, MO (KPLR) -Major Case Squad detectives are tracking several leads in connection with the murder of a Bellefontaine Neighbors teenager found dead in his home. The crime that has left friends and family members devastated. By all accounts, friends and neighbors say Antoine Hall, 19, was a nice young, a man with a bright future, and didn’t deserve to die in such a violent manner. Police were called to a home in the 1200 block of Laire in […]

  • South county residents mobilize against cell phone tower

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – South county residents are collecting signatures on a petition in an effort to prevent a 100 foot cell phone tower from being erected in their neighborhood near Bauer Road. The site for the proposed tower backs up to Michael Marino’s property along Bauer Road. “I’m beyond angry. This is catastrophic not just for me because I’m the closest, but for everybody in the surrounding area,” said Marino. AT&T wants to build the tower on […]

  • The Pulse Of St. Louis: America’s changing healthcare system

    (KPLR) – The healthcare system in the U.S. is changing at a rapid rate. It is highly complex and confusing and leaves many people seeking insurance and medical treatment at wits end. Tonight on The Pulse Of St. Louis we’ll show you how to navigate a challenging system and gain access to the care you need. How big is healthcare in the United States Healthcare systems in other countries, compared to U.S. Viewer comments on U.S. Healthcare System Final thoughts […]