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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.

Recent Articles
  • 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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    Crown Candy burglarized overnight

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A century-old local dining institution was burglarized overnight. Andy Karandzieff, one of the owners and operators of the famous Crown Candy Kitchen, took to social media early Tuesday to alert the public to the incident. Sadly for the 3rd time in 102 years we were burglarized @CrownCandy All is well here We will be open as usual today — Andy karandzieff (@kzieff) May 19, 2015 The burglars broke two windows and only got away with $10 […]

  • Soldier delivers healthy baby after risky brain surgery

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – An Illinois National Guard Soldier is fighting for her life after undergoing a rare brain tumor operation. Elizabeth Marek was diagnosed with gliobastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in April of 2013, when she was 24 weeks pregnant. Washington University physicians at Siteman Cancer Center made the diagnosis after studying results of an MRI. Marek had a risky brain operation while pregnant with her second child. Her daughter was born eight weeks premature, but without […]

  • Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center

    (KPLR) – The Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center has been providing much needed programs to the St. Louis community for 127 years. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn more about remarkable philanthropist Annie Malone, the services the center offers that are making a huge difference in the lives of thousands of families. You will also learn how the center’s signature parade, one of the largest in the country, became a tradition in the Gateway City. Annie Malone Children and Family Services Center– 314-531-0120 Email […]

  • New security plan enacted for downtown St. Louis events

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police are stepping up security at this weekend’s Annie Malone parade. The annual event attracts thousands of people including area dignitaries. There will be uniformed officers, officers on bikes and in plain clothes blending in with the crowd. The parade serves as a fundraiser for Annie Malone which offers services to children and families. The parade kicks off Sunday afternoon at one o’clock at Market and Twentieth Streets.

  • Suspect burst into apartment, offering money to be hidden from police

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Sheila Duckworth received quite a scare when a suspect being pursued by police burst into her north county apartment looking for a place to hide from authorities. Duckworth says the man offered her a thousand dollars to protect him from authorities, but she refused. Officers with weapons drawn entered Duckworth’s home and found him hiding in her daughter’s bed under the covers. He was taken into custody. A second suspect was arrested a block […]

  • A closer look at gun violence in the City of St. Louis

    (KPLR) – Gun violence is on the rise in St. Louis. There have been several fatal shootings the last couple of weeks. Some of the cases involve young women. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis find out what’s being done to keep you and your family safe.

  • St. Louis city finds away to hire 160 police officers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – FOX 2 News has learned a plan has been drafted that calls for creating a special fund that will only be used to hire 160 police officers over the next two years. Under the plan, money for the fund will be generated through small fee and tax increases that must be approved by voters. Three bills regarding the special police fund is expected to be presented to the Board Of Alderman this Friday.

  • Homeowner catches thief red handed

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A south county homeowner received quite a scare when he returned home from lunch Tuesday afternoon and caught a thief red handed. The homeowner didn’t hesitate to call 911. When St. Louis County Police arrived they found a man with a broken arm hiding behind a house, and his pickup parked in a neighbor’s driveway on Timothy Lane at Tesson Ferry Road filled with power tools stolen from the homeowner’s detached garage. The alleged […]

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    Body found in south St. Louis tow yard

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)  – A body was found in the 4900 block of Fyler in St. Louis Monday at around 1pm.  Homicide detectives were called to the Auto Control Tow lot. They say the body was found in the back of a van by an employee. Police say the van was towed to the lot in February 2015.  They say that there are no signs of trauma to the victim’s body.  Homicide detectives say that the incident will be […]

  • Controversy over Map Testing and Common Core Standards

    (KPLR) – Missouri students are taking their annual academic tests called “Map Test” and for the first time this year, they are taking the tests online and incorporating Common Core Standards. However, Common Core is the focus of controversy across the country. Tonight on The Pulse Of St. Louis, we take a closer look at the academic standards and the controversy surrounding them.

  • Ferguson gets federal grant money to help improve youth’s lives

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Scenes of civil unrest unfolding in Baltimore is well-known in the streets of Ferguson, have residents focusing on programs designed to move the city forward. One of those programs is being recognized by the federal government. The program is not only about fun and games on the hardwood, but providing resources so young men won’t live a hard life. Several dignitaries including The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Congressman William Lacy Clay and Ferguson city […]


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