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 investigate fatal shooting on South Grand in Dutchtown

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS – Police are investigating after a shooting in south St. Louis’ Dutchtown neighborhood Thursday morning. Officers were called to  Keokuk and South Grand just after 5:00 a.m. for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, emergency crews found a male victim reportedly unconscious and not breathing. Police have not released any additional information. More details will be posted as this story develops. Tune in to FOX2 for the latest update

  • Coca-Cola to release new coffee-infused drink, Coke Coffee

    ST. LOUIS – Need a little help jump-starting your morning?  Grab a coke or coffee, better yet how about both! Coca Cola is launching a new Coke Coffee. The beverage is said to be perfect for the mid-afternoon slump offering more caffeine and less sugar than a traditional can of coke. Coca-Cola isn’t new to coffee, back in 2017, the company introduced Coca-Cola Plus Coffee in Australia.  The following year, the company brought it to Asia for more tests after retooling the […]

  • Francis Howell Central High School closes after student crashes car into building

    COTTLEVILLE, Mo. –  A Francis Howell Central High School student is in police custody after driving a vehicle through the entrance of the school building early Wednesday morning. The call came in around 3:45 a.m. The district then immediately made the decision to cancel school at the facility. Francis Howell school officials via twitter said: “Due to a facility accident, school will not be held at Francis Howell Central High School today, April 24, 2019. Check your email later today […]

  • Giant dead hog dragged across highway near Forest Park; snarls traffic

    ST. LOUIS –  A large dead hog is to blame for Monday night’s traffic tie-up near Forest Park. According to our partners at the Post Dispatch, a dead pig was found in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 near Oakland Avenue around 9:00 p.m. The large animal fell from a livestock truck and was struck by a vehicle and killed. The Missouri Department of Transportation was called to the scene to remove the dead animal. The center lane of the highway reopened […]

  • Target’s car seat trade in event starts Monday

    ST. LOUIS – Starting Monday, you can trade in your child’s car seat as part of Target’s trade in event. It runs through May 4. Target will accept any used car seats, including those that are expired or damaged. In exchange, Target will give you a coupon for 20% off a new car seat, stroller, or select baby home gear. The coupons will be valid in-store and online through May 11. The program began in 2016 and has been able to […]

  • Elderly woman dies during massive mansion fire in Columbia, Illinois

    COLUMBIA, Ill. – An 86-year-old woman died early Thursday morning during a massive house fire in Columbia, Illinois. The St. Clair County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Carol Saylor, who lived in the home with her daughter and son-in-law, Joe Koppeis. Koppeis is a well-known Columbia developer and benefactor. He and his wife were away on vacation in Florida with their grandchildren when the fire began. The fire broke out in the 7000 block of Summit View Drive around […]

  • World Wide Technology announces naming rights for Gateway Motorsports Park

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. –  World WideTechnology is now the official technology partner of Gateway Motorsports Park the company announced in a press release Wednesday. The newly-renamed Gateway Motorsports Park is now known as “World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.” “With Dave Steward and World Wide Technology involved at Gateway, the sky’s the limit. We’ve come a long way and see the stage for great racing and for the fans having a great time,” said Curtis Francois, owner and president of […]

  • Missouri Black bears are coming back this spring

    ST. LOUIS – As winter settles and spring begins, The Missouri Department of Conservation is reminding outdoor recreationists and rural homeowners in southern Missouri to be ‘Bear Aware’  while enjoying all that Missouri outdoors has to offer. Resource Scientist and Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee said it is important that residents remove bear attractants from their property. ” As black bears become active in the spring, they are on a mission to find food”. With black bears be being active statewide, homeowners can […]

  • Vlasic to release pickle chips made from actual pickles

    ST. LOUIS – A new treat is on the way for pickle lovers. You may have tried pickle-flavored chips before, but now you can have the crunchy snack without the carbs ! Vlasic is releasing pickle chips made from actual pickles, the crispy wafers are thinly sliced and vacuum fried. Vlasic says the salty snack is virtually carb and calorie free. No word yet on when the chips will hit the shelves.

  • Mary J. Blige, Nas co-headline summer tour coming to St. Louis in July

    ST. LOUIS –  Hip-hop and R&B’s most legendary artists Mary J. Blige and Nas are coming to St. Louis! Fans will soon have a chance to see these two iconic artists as co-headliners for the first time this summer. The ‘Mary J. Blige and Nas Together’ tour will stop at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on July 31. There are nine cities on the tour before he hits Missouri. Most recently, Nas released the 4th of 5 Kanye West-produced projects, NASIR, […]

  • Man struck and killed by vehicle in Central West End

    CENTRAL WEST END, Mo. – A man was struck and killed overnight in the Central West End. The accident occurred at around 11:00 p.m. on Kingshighway at Maryland Plaza. Police say the pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with officials. The name of the man wasn’t immediately released. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Car crashes into Schnucks grocery store in Spanish Lake

    SPANISH LAKE, Mo. – A car crashed into the Schnucks grocery store in Sierra Vista Plaza around 5:30 a.m. Friday. At this time it is unknown what caused the crash but authorities investigating whether or not a medical situation caused the collision. The driver was taken to a local hospital. Authorities say no other injuries were reported. Both the St. Louis County Police Department and Spanish Lake Fire Department are at the scene. A building inspector will be checking the […]

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