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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
  • 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.

  • Educating teachers, parents, and students about asthma dangers

    New research shows St. Louis has the highest asthma rate in the state. At least six children die from the disease each year. And it’s the number one reason students in the St. Louis Public School District miss classes. That’s one reason the district is working with the American Lung Association to educate teachers, students, and parents about the condition. Through its Partners for Asthma Action program, the American Lung Association teaches children how to take their medicine properly and ways to reduce asthma […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Arch Grants

    Entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area are getting much-needed funds from Arch Grants, a local non-profit organization that’s on a mission to help boost the economy in the St. Louis region by providing $50,000 equity free grants to small business owners. Tonight, on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out what they have to do to secure the much-needed cash. Also learn how older adults are training to prevent becoming victims of cyber-crimes.

  • Training people to avoid becoming victims of cybercrime

    Cybercrimes are growing at an alarming rate. Criminals are using technology to steal everything from your personal information to your life savings. While everyone is a target, one group of people have more to lose than others. That’s one reason AT&T and the Oasis Institute are working together to offer a series of new tech training to prevent them from becoming easy prey for online predators. The courses focus on preventing older adults from becoming victims of cybercrimes, including phishing.

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: St. Louis area women talk about once in a lifetime trip to Israel

    Eighteen moms from the St. Louis area are bursting at the seams with excitement after returning home from a once in a lifetime trip to Israel. Tonight, on The Pulse of St Louis, find out why they made the remarkable journey and how their lives were transformed by their experiences. Also, learn the secrets of success from three local entrepreneurs who realized their dreams of owning a small business.

  • New routine for parents as school year gets underway — testing their teens for drugs

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – A new school year is underway for thousands of high school students in the St. Louis area.  For many parents, getting their teens randomly tested for drugs is part of their back to school routine. The opioid crisis in Missouri has many parents worried and rightly so.  The drugs are claiming young lives. “We probably get 20 kids a month that are getting tested by their parents. Sometimes they are pleasantly surprised by the results.  Other times […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Promise Christian Academy

    Thousands of St. Louis area students are returning to class kicking off a new school year. Promise Christian Academy, a school for children with special needs started, too. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis learn about the programs that blend academics and therapies designed to help youngsters thrive. Also, find out how the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery helps families in need of emergency resources.  

  • Town and Country school provides occupational therapy for special needs students

    A one of its kind school in the St. Louis area—Promise Christian Academy in Town and Country—is a private, faith-based school that takes a therapeutic approach to special education, with specific programs designed to meet all of its students’ individual needs. Promise Christian Academy has 30 special needs students, ages 5 through 21, with diagnoses ranging from autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, anxiety, and even ADHD. Each child receives a minimum of 40 minutes of occupational therapy per day. And while Promise Academy is a […]

  • U CITY in bloom aims to show the city’s diversity

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – Drive down Olive Boulevard in University City and you will notice something amazing is happening. A three mile stretch of the Boulevard between McKnight and Sutter is beginning to resemble an art gallery with artists using utility boxes as a canvass of choice to paint pictures that reflect their idea of diversity. U City in Bloom, a local nonprofit commissioned ten artists to paint ten utility boxes along Olive unify the community and beautify the street […]