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Shirley Washington joined KTVI in April on 2007 as an anchor/reporter for FOX 2 News. Shirley anchors the weeknight editions of FOX 2 News at 10pm and 11pm. She also reports and hosts The Pulse of St. Louis.

Shirley a native St. Louisian, graduated from Roosevelt High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.

Shirley is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, having excelled as an anchor/reporter at several television stations across the country, including KDFW-TV, FOX 4 in Dallas, Texas, WAGA- TV in Atlanta, Georgia and WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shirley is also 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. The Motherhood Club 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
  • How will Trump’s travel ban affect refugees coming to St. Louis?

    ST. LOUIS – The Gateway City has long been a gateway for refugees fleeing their respective countries around the world. However, Anna Crosslin, president and CEO of the International Institute, says the number of refugees moving to St. Louis is dropping dramatically due to the Trump Administration’s travel ban. “This last year just finished at the end of September, we were down 640 refugees total. Next year, we’re projecting fewer than 400 arrivals,” she said. Crosslin said the downward trend […]

  • The Pulse: Washington University research into brain development and local Rhodes Scholars

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Researchers at Washington University are conducting a study that focuses on brain development and anxiety disorders, including social anxiety. Learn about what scientists are doing to develop treatments to help children impacted by the conditions. Two Washington University students have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. Jasmine Brown, a biology major with a specialization in neuroscience, and Camille Borders, a history major, are among 32 students from across the country chosen to receive one of the most prestigious […]

  • The Pulse – Local organizations changing lives this holiday season

    St. Louis is rich with non-profits and charities that help residents in the community not only thrive and survive during the holiday season, but all year round. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn more about four standout organizations that are changing lives. Also, hear how radio plays a major role helping to spread word about these organizations. ​Guests: Deborah Ahmed, executive director of Better Family Life Cultural Educational and Business Center Matt Dace, senior vice president of the […]

  • ‘Toe Tag Monologues’ shows young people dangers of making bad choices

    ST. LOUIS – A stage play designed to help save the lives of young people debuts in St. Louis Friday at the annual National Council of Teachers of English conference, which got underway Thursday at the America’s Center. The play, entitled ‘The Toe Tag Monologues,’ was written by R. Byron Stringer, a former Las Vegas D.A.R.E. Police officer. Stringer took true stories he saw on the streets of Vegas involving children and incorporated them into a powerful stage production. ‘Toe […]

  • Turning Alopecia Areata from stigma to strength

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Kalika Blake 37, was diagnosed with alopecia areata when she was nine. The disease causes the body’s autoimmune system to attack the hair follicles, making hair fall out on the scalp and other parts of the body. Because of her condition, Blake says she was targeted by bullies in school. “There was a lot of pointing and laughing,” said Kalika Blake. With support from friends and family, Blake managed to survive. “What I had to do every […]

  • The Pulse – Agencies providing services to veterans & the decline of refugees moving to St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Aviation giant Boeing gives millions of dollars worth of grants to non-profits across the nation that cater to the needs of men and women in the military, veterans and their families.  Learn more about the agencies that provide much needed resources to those who serve and those who have served our country. The second part of The Pulse of St. Louis examines why there is a decline in the number of immigrants and refugees moving to […]

  • Female pilots find success flying military jets at Scott Air Force Base

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Women at Scott Air Force Base are making their mark in the military, enduring intense training to become pilots. There are 81 active flyers in the 375th Operations Group at Scott. Eight are women, including Major Mallory Nordquist from Rhode Island, and First Lieutenant Alicia Canetta from Florissant, Missouri. Canetta flies distinguished dignitaries in and out of the military across the country in C-21 Learjets. When asked what advice she would give young girls […]

  • The Pulse: Making a difference in the lives of St. Louis children

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Some of the most effective organizations in the St. Louis area are working diligently to make a difference in the lives of children helping them reach their full potential. Meet representatives from three entities and learn how they are working together to help to save lives. Guests: Dr. Alice Prince, Executive Director For The St. Louis Agency On Training And Employment Heath Norton, Owner Of The Title Boxing Club In Rock Hill Lucas Rouggly, Founder Of Love […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis – Exploring a city and county merger

    St. Louis city and county residents are attending town hall meetings to figure out what the Gateway City area would look like if the city and county merged. The City-County Governance Task Force is hosting the meetings in locations throughout the county.  Find out why supporters say the merger would be advantageous for the region and why critics have grave concerns about the proposal.

  • Documentary covers local teen mother’s journey to finish high school

    ST. LOUIS – A compelling story about a St. Louis mother hits the silver screen after getting rave reviews at film festivals around the world. The young mom hopes her experience will inspire others here at home. ‘For Ahkeem’ is an emotionally-charged documentary about the life of Daje Shelton while coming of age amid a movement as she settles into motherhood while working to finish high school.

  • The lifesaving treatment that saved a bicyclist’s life

    ST. LOUIS, MO — When Mike Dailey had a terrible accident while riding down a steep hill with friends last year, doctors didn’t think he would make it. Dailey, an avid cyclist who always wore protective headwear, had a fractured skull (even though he was wearing a helmet), lung damage, broken ribs and other severe injuries. His cardiac surgeon tried everything to save Dailey and was about to give up until he tried a new procedure. On this Pulse of St. […]

  • St. Louis city, county police chiefs discuss response to protests

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Facing mounting criticism with how police officers have dealt with demonstrators and protestors over the last two weeks, the chiefs of the St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County police departments sat down with members of the media to discuss the issue. Chiefs Lawrence O’Toole and Jon Belmar said they’re looking to not only defend their officers’ actions, but explain to the public what many across the country have already seen on social media.