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
  • Missing St. Louis County woman’s disappearance ruled a homicide; husband in custody

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – St. Louis County Police have determined 28-year-old Jennifer Rothwell’s disappearance has been re-classified to a homicide. They describe it as now a very active criminal investigation. Authorities say the husband was arrested Thursday morning  for suspicion of murder and tampering with physical evidence.  He has not been charged with a crime at this time. Detectives with the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons unit said Rothwell has been missing since early Tuesday morning. Rothwell left her […]

  • St. Louis County police launch search for missing woman after vehicle found

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a missing 28-year-old woman. They said it seems totally out of character for the young woman not be in contact with friends or family. Detectives with the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons unit said Jennifer Rothwell has been missing since early Tuesday morning. Rothwell left her home in the 12600 block of Northwinds Drive in central St. Louis County and hasn’t returned. […]

  • Wood River police search for missing teen as cold weather moves in

    WOOD RIVER, Ill. –  The Wood River Police Department is on the lookout for a missing teenager as some of the most frigid weather sets in. According to police, 14-year-old Kristin Holst was last seen Tuesday night. Her parents contacted authorities and reported her as a runaway/endangered person. It is unclear what she was last seen wearing but police say she is 5’1″ and weighs 80 pounds. She has brown hair that is long at the top and shaved on […]

  • Harry Styles “Love On Tour” coming to Enterprise Center July 2020

    ST. LOUIS –  Harry Styles is spoiling his fans with a lengthy world tour in support of his upcoming album Fine Line.  Styles announced Wednesday,  The “Love On Tour” is coming to Enterprise Center on July 21, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 22 at 11:00 a.m. For details and tour dates click here. LOVE ON TOUR 2020. American Express and Verified Fan Presales begin Monday, November 18. Public onsales begin Friday, November 22.https://t.co/TeYOVTjP56 pic.twitter.com/1aQEBRab9Y — Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) November […]

  • Elton John announces Farewell Tour stop in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – The rock legend is coming back to St. Louis. Elton John announced Wednesday he has added St. Louis to this 2020 North America dates. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will play at the Enterprise Center on July 7, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. He first brought the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to St. Louis in October 2018. .@eltonofficial has extended the #EltonFarewellTour and added July 7 at Enterprise Center! Don’t miss the […]

  • Florissant man missing after expressing suicidal thoughts

    ST. LOUIS –  A 33-year-old Florissant, Missouri man has been missing since Tuesday after calling his wife and stating he was having suicidal thoughts, deputies say. Police say Adam Boyle left home in the 1100 block of Langholm Drive around at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and hasn’t returned. Boyle is 5’9″ and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.  Police say he may be driving a Tan 2000 […]

  • Elderly man missing since Sunday evening, leaving behind phone, wallet

    ROSEBUD, Mo.-  A 77-year-old man is considered missing and endangered after not being seen for four days and leaving behind his wallet and cell phone, deputies say. Police say Bernard F. Mahacek left home in the 3700 block of Thenhaus Road around 7:30 p.m. Sunday and hasn’t returned. Mahacek is 6′ tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has blue eyes and wears glasses. He has recently shown signs of depression after receiving a medical diagnosis according to police. It is unclear […]

  • Car smashes through Bridgeton Dollar Tree entrance

    BRIDGETON, Mo. –  Police are at the scene of a motor vehicle incident at the Dollar Tree on St. Charles Rock Road at Lindbergh. KPLR 11’s  Blair Ledet is reporting that the car drove and crashed through the entrance of a dollar store. She is working to gather more details on what caused this crash. More information will be posted as this story develops. Tune in to News 11 for the latest update. Bridgeton police are working this crash into […]

  • Missing St. Charles County man found dead in Wyoming, family says

    DARDENNE PRAIRIE, MO. –The missing St. Charles County man who police said disappeared without a trace has been found dead in Wyoming, according to his family. Caleb N. Rios, a 26-year-old  Army veteran, was discovered “deceased” on October 17. Before he was reported missing, Rios car was found in Lincoln Nebraska and he had expressed suicidal thoughts. ” It breaks our hearts tremendously to share that today we received news notifying us that Caleb was found deceased in Wyoming,” his family said in […]

  • Lane closures, debris on WB 1-70 after car collides with tractor-trailer

    ST. LOUIS –  A car and a tractor-trailer collided in downtown St. Louis Friday morning, causing three lane closures in the area. The crash took place heading WB on Interstate 70 near Madison street. The impact caused debris from the truck to end up scattered in the street. Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter was over the area where EMS and police are at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

  • Precautionary boil advisory issued for portion of Overland, St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. –   Missouri American Water announced just after 9:00 a.m. Friday that a precautionary boil water advisory was issued for a portion of St. Louis County. The area affected includes a portion of St. Louis County including parts of Overland.  The area is bordered by Midland Blvd., Ashby Rd. to the west; Page Ave. and east of Burns Ave. The boil order advisory was issued after a power interruption at our treatment plant leading to a low-pressure. […]

  • Gateway Arch offers ‘Frights and Heights’ a spooky nighttime ride to the top

    ST. LOUIS – The Gateway Arch is raising a few scares just in time for Halloween. Frights and Heights is a family-friendly event held inside the Arch museum and visitors center. Costumed history actors will roam the museum as kids collect candy and decorate a small pumpkin to take home. The event will be held on Saturday, October 26 night from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. It’s a haunted tram ride to the top of the arch complete with scary decorations and spooky […]

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