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
  • The City of St. Louis to announce plan to clear vacant lots and buildings

    ST. LOUIS –  The City of St. Louis is unveiling a new program Friday to combat the increasing challenge of abandoned properties. The new effort is called the St. Louis Blight Authority that aims to clear four city blocks of blight in the Wells Goodfellow neighborhood over three days. The goal is to completely clear and clean about 150 lots there over the next 20 days and landscaping specialists will plant flowers to beautify the remaining lots. Bill Pulte, grandson […]

  • Stay overnight in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, for a limited time on Airbnb

    ST. LOUIS –  Calling all hotdog lovers! For the first time since its creation in 1936, Oscar Mayer is allowing its fans to access the Wienermobile in ways never previously thought possible. The iconic vehicle is available for rent on Airbnb. The Wienermobile is situated in the heart of Chicago and can accommodate two guests.  Amenities include a mini-fridge stuffed with the brand’s hot dogs, as well as an outdoor space for the perfect summer grill-out. Starting July 24, you […]

  • Woman fatally stabs man who allegedly choked her inside Troy, Mo apartment

    TROY, Mo. –  The Troy Police Department are investigating a stabbing that left a man dead Tuesday night in Troy, Missouri. Officers were called to the 600 Block of Trojan Drive at 11:15 p.m. for a report of a domestic assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers could hear a female screaming and crying.  According to police, as officers approached the front door a female was seen cradling a male who had what appeared to be a stab wound to the […]

  • Ticketfest is back, grab $10 Cardinals vs Cubs tickets today

    ST. LOUIS –  Ticketfest is back! The St. Louis Cardinals and McDonald’s are teaming up to bring back an event where fans can purchase special discount tickets. Right now,  get specially priced $10 tickets to watch the Redbirds take on the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on July 30-August 1. Tickets are limited to eight per customer and will be available while supplies last. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/mcdonalds 

  • Robby Fabbri makes family recipe in the Stanley Cup with some help from the family dogs

    ST. LOUIS –  A Summer with the Champs! Over the next two months, the Stanley Cup will spend one day with every Blues player, coach, hockey operations executive,  trainer, and equipment manager. On Monday it was St. Louis forward Robby Fabbri turn with Lord Stanley Cup. Fabbri headed back to his hometown of Mississauga Ontario.  He started with a visit to his old high school and ended with stopping by THP’s Credit Valley Hospital for a special surprise visit with a […]

  • Missouri Botanical Garden says corpse flower won’t bloom after all

    ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Botanical Garden’s corpse flower is becoming a corpse of its own. The smelly corpse flower won’t be blooming after all. The garden set up a website to monitor their corpse flower ‘Octavia’ which was expected to bloom last week. Now officials say, the flower used so much energy growing, there’s nothing left to support a bloom. Even though the flower won’t bloom, the Missouri Botanical Garden plans to keep it on display over the next […]

  • 16-year-old dies after being shot in south St. Louis County

    LEMAY, Mo. – A 16-year-old boy died after being shot on Wednesday, July 10. According to authorities, the shooting happened just after 9:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Vegas Drive. When officers arrived they found 16-year-old Robert ” R.J”  Dorsey suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries a short time after arriving. Friends of the family members told  FOX 2 there was something special about […]

  • Blues fans will have a chance to buy Enterprise Center seats

    ST. LOUIS –  Here’s your chance to own a piece of history! The Enterprise Center home of the St. Louis Blues is offering fans the option to purchase Enterprise Center seats for your ultimate Blues Fan Cave! The seats will have ‘feet’ brackets and are available for pick at the end of July at the  Enterprise Center located at 1401 Clark Ave. According to the website, all seats will come as is and are sold as a pair for $750.  […]

  • Build-A-Bear releases new ‘The Lion King’ collection

    ST. LOUIS –  Build-A-Bear Workshop is making it easy to take your favorite Lion King character home with you. The toy company has released a new collection in anticipation of the live-action version of the Disney movie that hits theaters July 19. The new Build-A-Bear collection features plush animals that resemble Nala, Simba, Pumbaa, and Timon. The Lion King Build-A-Bears are available in stores and online and range from $15 to $35 in price. The King has arrived. Shop our roarin’ fun Disney’s The @disneylionking arrivals in stores […]

  • Second Festus motorcycle store burglarized in less than a month

    FESTUS, MO. – Burglars have broken into two family-owned motorcycle stores in the Festus neighborhood since last month. According to police thieves broke into the Surdyke Motorsports on Highway 61 around 3:11 a.m. Wednesday. The general manager with the store said the suspects’  stole three motorcycles worth more than $20,000 in inventory. Just last month on June 25 the Gold Star Harley-Davidson on Highway 67 was broken into where two motorcycles were stolen. The general manager says three people stole more than […]

  • Police search for drive-by shooter who opened fire outside Wellston Food Market

    WELLSTON, Mo. –   Police are searching for a suspect who injured four people in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night. According to the North County Police Cooperative, the shooting happened just before midnight at Clay’s Wellston Food Market Restaurant, the same place where Officer Michael Longsdorf was shot and killed last week. Police say that a suspect shot rounds from a crew cab pick up truck. Security video caught a car leaving the scene at a high rate of speed. The […]

  • Everything you need to know before heading to 2019 ‘Fair St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – America’s biggest birthday party, Fair St. Louis, will be held July 4- 6  at Gateway Arch National Park. Organizers are urging Fairgoers to plan ahead and arrive early. They announced a full schedule of each day’s events on Tuesday morning. As previously announced, country music singer Brett young, R&B star Keith Sweat and rock band The Flaming Lips are set to close the three nights of America’s Biggest Birthday Party with performances on the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Stage. 2019 […]

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