Derrion Henderson joined the KTVI/KPLR team as a reporter in June 2017. Prior to working in St. Louis, Derrion worked as a Multimedia Journalist at KFVS in Cape Girardeau.

Some of the stories he covered in southeast Missouri include covering the closing of New Madrid County’s biggest aluminum employer, 2015 racial unrest on the University of Missouri – Columbia’s campus, 2016 presidential election on Washington University’s campus and 2016 Democratic election night watch party.

Derrion graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Journalism. During his time working professionally in Cape Girardeau, Derrion worked extensively with the university to help students on how to utilize their resources and maximize their college experience.

Since returning to St. Louis, Derrion has received a number of accolades. He’s been the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from both his alma-mater’s, Riverview Gardens and Special School Districts.

In June 2018, Delux Magazine honored Derrion as being a part of the Emerging 30 under 30 movers and shakers in St. Louis.

Derrion is a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a member of National Association of Black Journalist.

He is proud to be reporting back in his hometown with the station that gave his career the initial push it needed and his family who kept him motivated along the way. Derrion was an intern at FOX 2 before beginning his career in television.


Recent Articles
  • St. Louis-area Army reservists killed in Kuwait, to be laid to rest

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. –  Family members of the two army reservist killed in the line-of-duty in Kuwait will lay their loved ones to rest Thursday morning. The funeral service for Specialist Johnson will be held Thursday morning at 11 at Kutis South County Chapel on Lemay Ferry Road. Specialist Johnson will be buried with honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The 20-year-old  is remembered as being a loving son, funny, caring and kind. His family says Jackson had been in […]

  • Take a historic tour of Chase Park Plaza this spring

    ST. LOUIS – Journey back in time from the early days of The Chase Park Plaza this sring in a 90-minute historic hotel tour. Over the past 97 years, The Chase has welcomed a variety of A-list celebrities and political VIPs, from Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Sophie Tucker, and Elvis Presley. Tours take place on select Saturdays, from 10:30am to noon. To register for upcoming historic hotel tours click here:

  • St. Louis County Council approves $5M Metro funding measure

    ST. LOUIS – New security funding is on the way for Metrolink. According to our partners at the Post Dispatch, the St Louis County Council approved on March 19  to release $5 million in additional funding for Metro security. Tuesday’s night vote came hours after a meeting with bi-state officials who pledge to work on security problems. CEO of the Bi-State Development Agency, President, Taulby Roach, pleaded his case following a deadly shooting of an 18-year-old East St. Louis honor student […]

  • Teen shot and killed on East St. Louis MetroLink platform

    EAST ST. LOUIS -An 18-year-old was shot and killed Monday night at the “Fifth and Missouri” Metrolink Station in East St. Louis. According to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, the shooter and victim were both on a westbound train just before 11:00 p.m. It’s unclear if or how the suspect and the victim knew each other. Investigators know both exited the at the 5th and Missouri stop. The victim was taken to St. Louis University Hospital where he later […]

  • Nancy Pelosi headed to Ferguson as she pushes to restore government ethics

    FERGUSON, Mo. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be working with local lawmakers in Ferguson Monday.  Pelosi will join Congressman Lacy Clay for an event at the Urban League Empowerment Center. They will join with community leaders and local & state elected officials to push for final congressional approval for two bills; The “For The People Act of 2019” and “The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019″. Both landmarks bills are part of Speaker Pelosi’ push to restore ethics and transparency […]

  • Flooding along the Missouri River causing long delays for Amtrak passengers

    ST. LOUIS – Flooding along the Missouri River is causing long delays for Amtrak passengers. According to Amtrak, all the Missouri River Runner trains will be canceled Monday. The service typically travels twice daily between Missouri’s two metropolitan areas. Greg London of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that one levee broke Thursday along the Platte River, and another broke Saturday. He estimates that up to 400 houses and cabins in the area known as Hanson’s Lake are damaged, […]

  • Magic House opens new ‘STEAM Center’ exhibit

    ST. LOUIS- A new exhibit opens today at the Magic House. The STEAM Center is where you have the opportunity to experiment, create, calculate, invent and make discoveries as they participate in a variety of activities focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math! FOX2’s Derrion Henderson was live in Kirkwood with was his best “mad scientist” impersonation.

  • The UPS Store awards local nonprofit Ready Readers $10,000 worth of books

    ST. LOUIS –  Children living in underserved communities tend to have less access to early childhood education, particularly in literacy. Ready Readers is fighting to change that.  This local organization serves preschool-age children in low-income communities around the St. Louis region. They were recently named one of the 10 national recipients of The UPS Store`s $100,000 Literacy Recognition Book Giveaway initiative.

  • Check your sleeping habits during National Sleep Awareness Week

    ST. LOUIS –  It is National Sleep Awareness Week. If you regularly experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or daytime drowsiness, you may have a sleep disorder. Dr. Espiritu a Pulmonologist and Medical Director of the SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center says sleep disorders are more common than people realize. They are linked to a number of chronic health conditions, including heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, thyroid problems, arthritis, allergies, weakened immune system, GI reflux,  and hormonal fluctuations. The newly […]

  • MetroLink opens extended Central West End platform to improve safety

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Metro is rolling out new and improved platform at one of the busiest stations in town. The platform extension in the Central West End is actually the third and final phase of a $15 million project to make riding the Metro a more convenient experience for everyone. This particular improvement involves the main walkway between Central West End Metrolink station and the bus area inside an adjacent parking garage.  Along with that, there`s a new platform […]

  • Fatal stabbing closes westbound I-70 in north St. Louis County

    JENNINGS, Mo. — Westbound I-70 before Lucas and Hunt is closed after a crime happened on the highway. There is a large police presence in the area. St. Louis County Police say a woman was banging on the door of a home in the 5200 block of College Avenue at around 3:40am. When police arrived they discovered a woman who appears to be a victim of a crime. She was suffering from several stab wounds. FOX 2’s Derrion Henderson reports […]

  • One dead, family displaced after Ameren truck crashes into apartments

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – Hillsboro Apartment building owners are working to find housing for the displaced residents after an Ameren truck came crashing into the building following a fatal crash Thursday evening. The three-vehicle accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Highway 21  near the McKenzie Ridge Mobile Home in Jefferson County Thursday afternoon. The accident sent an Ameren truck crashing into a Hillsboro apartment building. It took several hours before workers were able to secure the truck and remove it from the […]

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