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
  • Man facing murder charges after fatal carjacking leads to St. Louis County police chase

    ST. LOUIS –  Police made an arrest in the fatal carjacking after being led on a pursuit Friday morning. Joshua Harper, 20, is charged with murder, robbery, assault, armed criminal action, and resisting arrest. He is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond. According to the St. Louis County Police Department, officers found a man fatally shot in the 10000 block of Valley Drive around 1:00 a.m. Friday. Authorities later confirmed the man was an apparent carjacking victim of a […]

  • Carjacker leads police on high speed chase across north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS –  Police made an arrest in the fatal carjacking after being led on a high-speed pursuit Friday morning. According to St. Louis County Police Department officers found a man fatally shot in the 10000 block of Valley Drive around 1:00 a.m. Friday. Authorities later confirmed the man was an apparent carjacking victim of a blue Pontiac sedan. Officers spotted the carjacked vehicle hours later, leading to the pursuit. Video from Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX showed where the blue Pontiac […]

  • Build-A-Bear’s new Shark Week collection is here for the summer

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis-based Build-A-Bear diving head-first into Shark Week July 28 until August 4. The toy retailer hoping to make a splash with its new line of stuffed shark toys and educate you on the mysterious creature ruling the oceans. The chain is teaming up with the Discovery Channel for a special collection devoted to one of television’s most popular weeks. You can now create your own tiger or whale shark with the option to add beach accessories and clothing. […]

  • Peak Resorts owner of Hidden Valley has been sold

    WILDWOOD, Mo. – Hidden Valley Resort is being sold. Peak Resorts, headquartered in Wildwood announced Monday it is merging with Vail Resorts Incorporated for $11 per share. According to a press release, both companies have approved the deal, valued at about $264 million. Vail Resorts will take over peak resorts 17 ski resorts including Wildwood. Shareholders must still approve the sale. The transaction, if approved, is expected to close this fall.

  • Flash flooding leaves a portion of downtown Eureka underwater

    EUREKA, Mo. – The workweek begins with a threat of flash flooding and severe thunderstorms. In Eureka, Flash flooding has closed several roads near Central Avenue and Main Street.  The Eureka Fire Department also confirmed at least one vehicle is stuck in the water on W. Main Street. Some cars and businesses along Central Avenue are surrounded by water. Emergency crews are in the area blocking streets to make sure drivers stay safe and don’t try to pass through flooded […]

  • 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 […]

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