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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
  • A closer look at domestic violence

    (KPLR) – Domestic violence is a serious issue across the country, and the St. Louis area is no exception. It’s a problem that impacts men, women, and children. The National Football League has come under harsh criticism lately for the way it has handled several high profile domestic violence cases. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis we’ll take a closer look at domestic violence, where victims can go for help, and what can be done to stop the abuse. Links and […]

  • Department of Justice hosting meeting on Ferguson Police Department

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)  –  Representatives from the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department are holding a public meeting tonight at Saint Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. They are expected to give an update on their investigation of the Ferguson Police Department and speak privately with anyone who wants to share stories of their encounters with Ferguson police. The meeting comes on the heels of a visit to Ferguson by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder who met privately […]

  • Michael Brown memorial burned and rebuilt

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – A memorial dedicated to Michael Brown burned in a fire early Tuesday morning at Canfield Green Apartments on Canfield Drive in Ferguson. Residents say it broke out between five and six o’clock at one of two memorials dedicated to Brown. The 18-year-old unarmed teen was shot and killed August 9, 2014, by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson. A Ferguson police sergeant tried unsuccessfully to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. The fire department was […]

  • Ferguson man finds pepper balls used for crowd control from riots

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Sixty-two-year-old Darrell Burgess is concerned about four red balls he found at his apartment complex located behind the burned down QuikTrip in Ferguson. Burgess believes they are rubber bullets police in riot gear fired on protesters during demonstrations after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Burgess says when two of the balls fell out of his pocket and hit the ground, they released smoke that made him sick. “It was […]

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    The Pulse of St. Louis: Entrepreneurship in St. Louis

    (KPLR) – St. Louis is getting a reputation as the place to be for entrepreneurs starting new businesses. Several start-ups have sprout up over the last couple of years in just about every industry, everything from swimwear to office furniture. Perhaps, the best known start-ups in the Gateway City area that have grown into billion dollar companies are Express Scripts and World Wide Technology Inc. If you have a great idea for a product or business, check out this edition of The […]

  • Police keep Michael Brown protesters off I-70

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Shortly before 3:20 pm Michael Brown protesters had gathered at I-70 and Hanley Road to started their promised push to shut down I-70 during Wednesday’s rush hour. Police from surrounding communities, along with St. Louis city and county officers and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were on hand to prevent any attempt to block traffic on I-70. Law enforcement officials have stated the protester had the right to protest, but not to block the […]

  • Police block Michael Brown demonstrators from shutting down I-70

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Demonstrators fail to block a major highway during rush hour in St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon. They are seeking justice for the police shooting death of Michael Brown. Police stopped the protester’s efforts to shut down I-70 They formed a line and met activists on Hanley road. Traffic was blocked on Hanley road while police met with activists. There have been over a dozen arrests at this point. Organizers of the protest have told demonstrators to move […]

  • Ferguson City Council posed to enact sweeping changes

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – The Ferguson City Council is meeting Tuesday for the first time since the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. The council plans to address several proposals in the wake of the shooting including establishing a Citizens Review Board to work with police and limit how much of the city’s general revenue can come from municipal court fines. Some community activists say they  are pleased with the progress, but say more needs to […]

  • Clergy and Ferguson officials meet to move city forward

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Five members of the clergy in St. Louis County, including Rabi Susan Talve, Pastor B.T. Rice and Bishop Jesse Battle met with Ferguson Administrators Monday morning to discuss ways to help the community heal in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown. The unarmed teen was shot several times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson at Canfield Green Apartments August ninth. St. Louis County Police say Brown struggled over Wilson’s gun. Witnesses say Brown had […]

  • The Pulse of St. Louis: Paying for college

    (KPLR) – The cost of attending college can be out of reach for thousands of high school graduates throughout the state of Missouri. However, there is a program designed to help make higher education affordable for all students in the Show-Me-State. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, we’ll take a closer look at Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan and how it can help make your child’s dream of attending college a reality. The value and planning for a college degree Webster University 100 years and […]

  • It’s never too late to save for college

    (KPLR) – Missouri Treasurer, Clint Zweifel, is touring the state to encourage families to start saving for their children’s college education. September is college savings month. In honor of the occasion, a special contest is being held. MOST; Missouri`s 529 College Savings Plan has challenged K-5 grade students to draw a poster depicting what they want to be when the grow up. There is a big payoff to the competition. Four winners will receive contributions to MOST 529 accounts. ‘As […]

  • Edwardsville cleaning up after Monday night’s storm

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Monday night’s storm rumbled into the metro east causing quite a bit of damage. Strong gusting winds knocked down several trees in the 7400 block of Jerusalem Road in Edwardsville. One fell on a barn and another fell on the home owned by Tammy and Dave Coley. The huge oak blocked the front door. Dave Coley used a chainsaw to cut the limbs off the tree so that he and his wife could get out of […]


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