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
  • MetroBus driver shortage may impact on your Monday morning commute

    ST. LOUIS – Missouri MetroBus riders may experience some delays Monday morning.  Metro reports a lot of drivers called in sick, and many are refusing to work extra assignments. Metro is using every employee they have, but it probably won’t be enough for all morning rush-hour bus trips. They’re warning riders that their commutes will likely be longer. On Friday, the agency cut back Metrolink service when several train operators called in sick. Customers with questions about their buses can […]

  • Domestic violence stabbing leaves man dead, woman injured in Fountain Park neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS –  The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an unusual domestic altercation in the Fountain Park neighborhood that left a mother in the hospital and one man dead. According to authorities, a 22- year-old woman was stabbed just before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Roosevelt Town Apartments on North Euclid Avenue near Delmar Boulevard. After the attack the suspect climbed to the sixth floor of the building and jumped to his death, police say. Emergency Medical Services […]

  • Person shot near North Hanley MetroLink station

    ST. LOUIS – Police are investigating after one person was shot Monday night near the North Hanley Metrolink Station. The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. on Dragonwyck Drive near North Hanley Road. Details about the shooting are scarce as investigators searched for evidence outside a nearby apartment building. The shooting victim was taken to the hospital; no word on their condition. Investigators have no suspects or motive. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Tuesday is election day in parts of St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS – Tuesday is a special election day in parts of St. Louis County. Voters will go to the polls to fill two St. Louis County Council vacancies and decide on proposed tax increases in four outer suburban areas. Festus residents will consider a 1-cent sales tax hike to bolster the city’s police and fire departments. Meanwhile, property tax increases are being sought in the Lincoln County Ambulance District, the Warrenton School District and Wright City Fire Protection District. […]

  • Task Force suggest every Missouri school should have armed officers

    JEFFERSON CITY —   Gov. Mike Parson released a report Wednesday suggesting every Missouri public school should employ armed protection to keep children safe from active shooters. After four months of work, a special task force headed by Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe recommended the idea as one piece of an overall plan designed to keep students safe and to help them cope with the emotional strain if something does happen. A federal panel spent much of 2018 conducting a similar review of […]

  • Feds approve public disaster aid for 68 Missouri counties

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  More than half of Missouri’s counties have been approved for federal aid to fix public infrastructure and remove debris following the most recent round of flooding and tornadoes. Missourians from any county may visit any recovery center. Before visiting a recovery center, residents are asked to register online at or call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Follow recovery updates in Missouri on Twitter @MOSEMA_ and @FEMARegion7 Disaster Recovery Centers in St. Charles and Lincoln counties to provide one-on-one […]

  • Gunman on the run after Fenton carjacking, injuring two, police say

    FENTON, Mo. – Police are searching for suspects after two people were shot during a carjacking in Fenton Monday morning.  According to police, the incident happened just after 3:45 a.m. outside a Phillips 66 at Gravois Bluffs and Highway 141. Just after 5:00 a.m. FOX 2 Nissan Rogue Runner was at the scene where a large police presence and crime and crime tape was seen surrounding the gas station. Police say, the suspects went behind the business and shortly after, gunshots […]

  • Blues host movie premiere at Stifel Theatre Sunday evening

    ST. LOUIS – The Blues are hosting a 2019 Stanley Cup Champions movie premiere Sunday evening at the Stifel Theatre. The movie will take fans on an exclusive look at the journey it took going from last to in the fast lane. There will also be a round table discussion with players and broadcasters prior to the movie starting. It all gets underway Sunday at 5 p.m. inside of Stifel Theatre. For fans who can’t make it out to this […]

  • 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 […]

  • Public visitation, funeral service set for 21-year-old Ally Kostial

    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – A public visitation and funeral service will be held for Ally Kostial, a Lindbergh High School graduate police say was murdered by a fellow Ole Miss student. Visitation will be held Friday, July 26 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Concordia Kirkwood Lutheran Church at 505 S. Kirkwood Rd. St. Louis, MO 63122 followed by the funeral service on Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 a. m. A deputy from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department on routine […]

  • Community to take part in “Young Lives Matter” youth peace rally to end gun violence

    ST. LOUIS – From St. Louis City to St. Louis County and across the river to the Metro East, a total of 14 children have died as a result of gun violence since May. Nine of those homicides happened in the city of St Louis, 3 in the Metro East, and 2 in St. Louis County. Many of the homicides remain unsolved. In response to the murders of more than a dozen area children in our area, Better Family Life […]

  • Missouri House committee to hold hearing on racial profiling in police traffic stops

    CLAYTON, Mo. – A Missouri House committee is scheduled to meet in Clayton Wednesday to examine the issue of racial profiling. State Rep. Shamed Dogan and his Special Committee on Criminal Justice will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Louis County Council Chambers. According to Dogan,  the committee will focus its fact-finding 2018 Vehicle Stops Report in June that showed African American drivers in Missouri are 91 percent more likely to be pulled over by police than white […]

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