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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
  • Martin Luther King III key notes Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis MLK tribute

    ST. LOUIS – Big names in the St. Louis region will be making their way to St. Louis University campus to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. The event will take place on Thursday, January 17  at the Busch Student Center and begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Dr. King’s son Martin Luther King III will serve as the events keynote speaker. Several community leaders will also be […]

  • UPDATE: Missing 11-year-old girl found safe, St. Louis police say

    ST. LOUIS – A missing fifth-grader has been located and is safe, St. Louis police said. Authorities said 11-year-old Mia Conway was last seen at the Jack In The Box at Grand and Bates, just shortly after she left home around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 14. Officer Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, said Conway had been found. Additional information was not provided. According to family members, Conway had left home before but only for […]

  • Catholic Supply suspect charged in earlier sexual assault case

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – New charges have surfaced against Thomas Bruce the man accused in the Catholic Supply Store shooting last November. He is in connection with a sexual assault of an elderly woman in Hillsboro. According to court documents, the 77-year-old victim recognized Bruce once he was arrested and surprisingly what he did inside of the store resembles almost directly what happened to her. The victim says Bruce showed up in a 2017 Kia, knocked on her home door claiming […]

  • Recent Vatterott campus closure, leaves former students and faculty fighting for belongings

    BERKLEY, Mo.  The woes with Vatterott continue for students and staff at the Berkeley campus who are unable to get back inside to get their personal belongings. The students tell FOX 2 supplies worth thousands of dollars are still left inside, one student says she even has a car in the school`s garage. Meanwhile, teachers say it`s the same story for them. Vatterott closed its door nationwide December 17 with no advance notice.  In a letter, they informed students and staff […]

  • Early morning blaze rips through St. Charles townhome

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. –  A St. Charles family of four is recovering after a fire tore through their townhome Friday morning. The fire broke out at the Heatherton Condos in the 1700 block of Florine Blvd. just before 3:00 a.m. Investigators believe the fire started on the first floor and quickly spread,  firefighters, prevented the blaze from spreading to nearby townhomes. Neighbors tell FOX 2 they three sounds that resembled firecrackers followed by a white flash of light. The family was rescued with […]

  • Police seeking persons of interest in Mack Bar and Grill robbery attempt

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS – A popular south St. Louis bar and grill was robbed late Wednesday night. Witnesses tell FOX 2 three people held up the Mack Bar and Grill just after 10:00 p.m. on Macklind Avenue. The suspects walked inside the bar with their face covered and fired a few shots, luckily no one was injured. It is unclear at this time what the suspects made off with, but it is has left the community on edge. We are told police […]

  • Prosecutor Bell unveils plan to fight opioid abuse

    ST. LOUIS – Opioid abuse is an epidemic that is plaguing the entire United States and it’s something many are trying to combat and newly elected  St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell is set to announce his plans to deal with the opioid crisis at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Bell wants to offer treatment instead of filing charges; he calls it The Bell Plan. The idea is to expand diversion programs for non-violent offenders who have an addiction or mental health issues. This is […]

  • Murdered St. Charles family-of-four laid to rest Monday

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Four members of the St. Charles Family tragically killed just before the New Year will be laid to rest Monday, January 7. 36-year-old Kate Kasten along with her two children 8-year-old Zoe, 10-year-old Jonathan and her mother 61-year-old Jane will all be memorialized one last time at St. John Lutheran Church on Manchester Road in Ellisville at 10:00a.m. Family members remember Kate Kasten as being a loving spirit that drew family and friends to her in droves. She […]

  • Black Jack residents concerned after spike in gun violence 

    BLACKJACK, Mo. – Blackjack residents` concerns are simple. They want to be able to live in their homes without the fear of bullets flying inside for a situation that has nothing to do with them. A Blackjack pastor`s home is the target of gunfire on multiple occasions, but police say he and his wife are not the intended targets. On at least five instances a home in the Wild Ridge Subdivision have been the target of gun violence. The first […]

  • St. Louis Zoo sales tax collection on hold

    ST. LOUIS –  Prop Z passed overwhelming in November’s election, but it’s a Missouri state law that is holding up exactly when and if city and county residents will ever see this on their tax bills. Prop Z is a one-eighth of 1 percent sales tax increase for the beloved St. Louis Zoo.  The tax hike would generate nearly $20 million in extra money to go towards a breeding facility and park in St. Louis County. This sounded like a […]

  • New head of Bi-State Development pledges to ride MetroLink everyday to work

    ST. LOUIS – The saying goes, “if you want to walk the walk, you have to the talk the talk.” In Taulby Roach’s case, he plans on doing just that as he takes over as president and CEO of the Bi-State Development Agency. From the Skinker Metro station to 8th and Pine, Roach plans to scan his ticket and ride the MetroLink to his downtown office every day. “The opportunity is to expose and get more customer engagement for the […]

  • Bi-State’s new CEO rides Metrolink on first day of work

    ST. LOUIS – Taulby Roach begins his first day at work Wednesday, January 2  and will be riding the Metrolink to Bi-State’s headquarters downtown. He will be greeting passengers and introducing himself. The public is invited to join him at 7:30 a.m. on the Blue Line Train from the skinker Metrolink station. Roach succeeds John Nations who led the organization since 2010. His key goal is to improve security for MetroLink passengers