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
  • 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 […]

  • Kellogg launches “All together” cereal in support of Spirit Day

    ST. LOUIS – In support of Spirit Day, Kellogg’s has teamed up with GLAAD to launch a special edition “All Together” cereal that features 6 mini cereal boxes inside one larger box. Kellogg says the “All Together” box is to “celebrate the belief that we all belong together”. The box features Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops, Rice Krispies, Frosted Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran, and Corn Flakes. All Together Cereal is available while supplies last for a limited time on Thursday, Oct. 17 for […]

  • STL From Above: Stunning drone pilot becomes Instagram sensation

    ST. LOUIS – Justin Barr also know online as @StlFromAbove is a wedding photographer and drone pilot based right here in the greater St. Louis area. Back in  2017 he added aerial drone equipment to his camera kit only hoping to improve his very usual wedding photos. But little did Justin know the power behind social media. Surprisingly Justin has only been on Instagram for 2 years and yet he has quickly become one of the most respected, followed and liked drone […]

  • The Believe Project inspires students to fall in love with reading while increasing diversity in children’s books

    ST. LOUIS – Books have the ability to teach us, give us new perspectives, and help shape our lives. But a lack of diversity has inspired one St. Louis man to make a change. Statics show that approximately 70% of all black third-graders in the Metropolitan St. Louis area failed the state-mandated reading assessment last year. Julius Anthony the founder and president of St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature believes the Belive Project can change that number and inspire children […]

  • Missing Missouri teen believed to be with older man with violent criminal history

    EDMUNDSON, Mo. – The Edmundson Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenage girl who is believed to be with a violent 26-year-old man. Gabrielle S. Yonko, 16, and Christopher Johnson were last seen on Monday, September 23 at the home of Gabrielle uncle in the 9800 block Treadway Lane near St. Louis Lambert International Airport, according to the police department. Authorities say Johnson took the teen in his vehicle and left the residence just […]

  • Police search for man with dementia who walked away from senior home in Creve Coeur

    CREVE COEUR, Mo.- The St. Louis County Police Department has issued an endangered silver alert for an 83-year-old man named Howard E Robinson Sr. He was last at the Autumn Fields Senior Home located at 11210 Schuetz Rd at 7:30 p.m. on September 10. Robinson is African American, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 200 pounds. He has grey hair,  brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a Cardinals baseball hat, glasses, blue shirt, and blue jeans. According to the St. […]

  • Stanley Cup makes surprise visit to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital on Labor Day

    ST. LOUIS – The Stanley Cup made a surprise visit to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, and it was certainly a welcomed visitor. St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong, the coaching staff along with their wives and families surprised patients and their families Monday morning.  They brought the Stanley Cup,  Blues rally towels and Stanley Cup Build-A-Bears to hand out. According to SSM Health spokesperson, “the Stanley-sized surprise brought smiles and even a few tears to patients and their families […]

  • Six Flags St. Louis unveils the Catwoman Whip in 2020!

    EUREKA Mo.  – St. Flags St. Louis is adding a new ride to the park’s thrill lineup in 2020! The Catwoman Whip will debut in late spring. It has two giant arms that will launch riders 16 stories into the air, spin them around in a vertical circle at 52 mph and then flip them head-over-heels before repeating the spin and flip over and over. The ride will hold 16 guests at a time, eight at each end. Guests will […]

  • Man in custody after standoff in O’Fallon Missouri

    O’ FALLON, MO –  A man who refused to come out of a house in O’Fallon Missouri was taken into custody Thursday morning. Around 4:20 a.m. O’ Fallon police responded to a service call for a man firing shots from inside of a home located in the 100 block Aviston Court.  When police arrived the man, who has not yet identified, barricaded himself with a gun inside of the home, according to officials. A woman, who authorities identify as the mother […]

  • New ‘Midwest Mystery ‘ pizza hits Casey’s General stores Sept. 1

    ST. LOUIS –  After spending the entire month of August hinting on social media the time is finally here! Casey’s General Store announced that it’s launching a new Midwest-inspired pizza, complete with pulled pork, bacon, fire-roasted corn, and Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce. The new, yet-to-be-named mystery Midwest pizza will be available to order Sunday, September 1. “Casey’s is based in the heart of the Midwest, and we really wanted to showcase this with the ingredients on our new Midwest Mystery […]

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