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
  • Tractor trailer fire causes major delays on westbound I-270 near Riverview

    ST. LOUIS – All lanes of westbound I-270 were closed Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer fire. According to authorities, the fire started around 6:40 a.m., just before Riverview. Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX flew over the scene where the lanes were closed. Traffic could be seen backed up all the way to westbound I-255. Emergency responders have put out the fire. Tow trucks are on the scene working to clear the truck off the road. MoDOT says the estimated clearance time of […]

  • Missouri enforce Wednesday deadline to suggest marijuana rules

    ST. LOUIS – Time is running out to weigh in on rules and regulations for Medical Marijuana in Missouri. The “Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services” is asking the public for their suggestions.  The draft of rules is online available for the public to read and submit feedback but the deadline to do so is Wednesday, May 15. The rules will be finalized by June 4 and business hopefuls can also start filling out applications on that day. DSS also announced Friday […]

  • NYPD rescues 83-year-old man sinking in Staten Island marsh

    NEW YORK CITY — NYPD officers rescued an 83-year-old man stuck in a marsh Thursday. The man was headed to Staten Island University Hospital for a doctor’s appointment and missed his bus, so he decided to walk and take a shortcut through a marsh. He used to walk there as a child. While walking, the man got tired, disoriented and stuck. He was able to call 911 as he sunk in in the mud, police said. Officers on a police helicopter found […]

  • Starbucks’ newly released color-changing cups already selling out

    ST. LOUIS – Coffee fans are going crazy over a new Starbucks product! This week, the coffee chain quietly began selling a set of five, color-changing tumblers at stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. The cups are temperature sensitive so when filled with a cold drink, they transform into ombre shades. Rose: light pink to coral red Citron: yellow to emerald green Sky: light blue to cobalt blue Apricot: light orange to tangerine Arctic: teal to raspberry pink A pack […]

  • Kenny Chesney fans cheer as injured Mizzou Basketball player steals the show in impromptu duet

    OLUMBIA, Mo –  Mizzou Women’s Basketball player Akira Levy might have missed the remainder of the season, due to a torn ACL, meniscus in her right knee but she didn’t miss her moment to shine. The Missouri freshman was pulled up on stage to perform “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” with Kenny Chesney at his Columbia, Missouri concert at the Mizzou Arena on Thursday night. The injured guard was given the microphone to perform the track with Chesney, who stopped […]

  • 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 […]

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