Aprylete Russell produces unique content for KTVI and KPLR’s websites, mobile apps and social media. She highlights, breaking news, viral stories on social media, and trending topics in the St. Louis area and around the country. She started at KTVI as an intern in 2014. Earlier, Aprylete served as an On-Air Talent for Radio One St. Louis, and freelance correspondent for STLTV. A graduate of UMSL, Aprylete is a native of St. Louis.

As a digital journalist Aprylete aims to push digital innovation by cultivating new forms of storytelling, through video, and creative ways to connect with the station’s online audience. You can also see her on Facebook Live, Instagram TV and streaming to our website.

She is a mental health advocate, and big believer in giving back to the community. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and volunteers her time with several local community organizations.

Do you have a story to share? Email her at aprylete.russell@tvstl.com

Recent Articles
  • Police search for man with dementia who walked away from senior home in Creve Coeur

    CREVE COEUR, Mo.- The St. Louis County Police Department has issued an endangered silver alert for an 83-year-old man named Howard E Robinson Sr. He was last at the Autumn Fields Senior Home located at 11210 Schuetz Rd at 7:30 p.m. on September 10. Robinson is African American, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 200 pounds. He has grey hair,  brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a Cardinals baseball hat, glasses, blue shirt, and blue jeans. According to the St. […]

  • Stanley Cup makes surprise visit to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital on Labor Day

    ST. LOUIS – The Stanley Cup made a surprise visit to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, and it was certainly a welcomed visitor. St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong, the coaching staff along with their wives and families surprised patients and their families Monday morning.  They brought the Stanley Cup,  Blues rally towels and Stanley Cup Build-A-Bears to hand out. According to SSM Health spokesperson, “the Stanley-sized surprise brought smiles and even a few tears to patients and their families […]

  • Six Flags St. Louis unveils the Catwoman Whip in 2020!

    EUREKA Mo.  – St. Flags St. Louis is adding a new ride to the park’s thrill lineup in 2020! The Catwoman Whip will debut in late spring. It has two giant arms that will launch riders 16 stories into the air, spin them around in a vertical circle at 52 mph and then flip them head-over-heels before repeating the spin and flip over and over. The ride will hold 16 guests at a time, eight at each end. Guests will […]

  • Man in custody after standoff in O’Fallon Missouri

    O’ FALLON, MO –  A man who refused to come out of a house in O’Fallon Missouri was taken into custody Thursday morning. Around 4:20 a.m. O’ Fallon police responded to a service call for a man firing shots from inside of a home located in the 100 block Aviston Court.  When police arrived the man, who has not yet identified, barricaded himself with a gun inside of the home, according to officials. A woman, who authorities identify as the mother […]

  • New ‘Midwest Mystery ‘ pizza hits Casey’s General stores Sept. 1

    ST. LOUIS –  After spending the entire month of August hinting on social media the time is finally here! Casey’s General Store announced that it’s launching a new Midwest-inspired pizza, complete with pulled pork, bacon, fire-roasted corn, and Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce. The new, yet-to-be-named mystery Midwest pizza will be available to order Sunday, September 1. “Casey’s is based in the heart of the Midwest, and we really wanted to showcase this with the ingredients on our new Midwest Mystery […]

  • Change in Missouri vehicle safety inspection law takes effect Aug. 28

    ST. LOUIS – Several new Missouri laws take effect on August 28. Among them are fewer inspections for vehicles.  According to the Department of Revenue, starting Wednesday, you don’t need a vehicle inspection until your car is 10-years old or has more than 150,000 miles. Currently, vehicles are exempt from biennial safety inspection requirements for the five years following the model year. Senate Bill 89 modifies the state law. Also, processing fees related to driver licenses and vehicle title and registration transactions are […]

  • Candlelight vigil tonight in remembrance of Jurnee Thompson and other slain St. Louis children

    ST. LOUIS –  Better Family Life plans to remember all the children killed in St. Louis this year Wednesday, August 28. A vigil called “St Louis Stand Up– Remembering Jurnee and our Children” is planned for 6:00 p.m. at Herzog Elementary located in the 5800 block of Pamplin in north St. Louis. Eight-year-old Jurnee Thompson, a student at Herzog Elementary School, was one of three children killed last weekend. She died after being shot Friday night outside Harold’s Chop Suey, 1122 Union […]

  • Phone lines and emails down at Kirkwood Police Department

    KIRKWOOD, Mo.  – City officials say the Kirkwood Police Department phone lines and emails are down Monday morning due to a lightning strike. Officials advise any Kirkwood residents with an emergency to call 911 directly or for non-emergency situations, to call either 973-0957 or 973-131. The Kirkwood Police Department will notify the public once the lines are back up.

  • North County Police Co-op offers free Ring doorbell cameras to 50 residents

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The North County Police Cooperative is launching a new community subsidy program. They are teaming up with the group Beyond Housing to offer free Ring doorbell cameras to 50 residents from Vinita Park, Pine Lawn, and Wellston. The program will kick off with a launch event on Aug. 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Beyond Housing Headquarters located at 6506 Wright Way in Pine Lawn. The winners will be selected through a lottery system.

  • Metro to host first of two public hearing meetings on new service plan tonight

    ST. LOUIS – Metro will have two public hearings this week where officials will talk about a new transit plan which starts next month. According to MetroTransit, on September 30, buses are going to pull up more frequently on a majority of MetroBus routes in St. Louis County and in the City of St. Louis. The changes will provide more frequent service, faster and more direct trips, improved weekend service, and more convenient options to get to work, school and […]

  • Flash flooding shuts down highway 141 at I-44

    FENTON, Mo. – Heavy rain continues to pour Monday morning. Many streets and highways in St. Louis County are beginning to close due to flooding. Emergency crews shut down Rte. 141 at Interstate 44 in Fenton around 6:30 a.m. Due to the closure, the Rockwood School District is experiencing delays with their bus schedule. Traffic in that area being diverted off to the nearest exit. It is unknown when the lanes will reopen. Grab our app for traffic alerts here: Android – Apple […]

  • Illinois State Trooper Nick Hopkins has life-threatening injuries after East St. Louis shooting

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – An Illinois State Police officer was shot while serving a search warrant near Washington Park. Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter was over 1426 North 42nd Street and Caseyville Ave just before 5:30 a.m. Friday morning. Images from the air showed several police agencies on the scene. According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 33-year-old Nick Hopkins was struck during an exchange of gunfire at a home where he was trying to serve a […]

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