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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
  • Vehicle crashes into Jennings business ; driver flees scene

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo –  Authorities hope to find the driver who fled the scene after crashing a vehicle into a north St. Louis County business. Early Tuesday morning a driver crashed into the Jay’s Wireless on Lewis and Clark Boulevard near Jennings Station Road. When police arrived at the scene just after 2:30 a.m. they found a large amount of damage to the front of the building and no one inside of the vehicle. It is unclear if anything […]

  • St. Louis baptist church damaged by suspicious fire

    ST. LOUIS – A fire Thursday morning heavily damaged a St. Louis baptist church. The blaze broke out around 12:45 a.m. at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Cote Brilliante Avenue near North Newstead Avenue. Firefighters who arrived minutes later found heavy flames in the rear and attic and the structure engulfed in flames. Investigators said they are working to establish the cause, but at this time, it’s authorities believe the fire is suspicious because the door to the […]

  • Steady rainfall leads to flooding concerns around metro

    Heavy rainfall on Friday led to concerns over possible flooding as areas around the St. Louis metro made special preparations to deal with rising water levels. In Kirkwood, local leaders expected parts of the Meramec River to rise over the next few days and reach minor flood stages of 30 feet and rain led to water hazards for drivers. In other parts of the metro, stormwater has started filling the River Des Peres. As of Friday morning, the water level […]

  • Police looking for suspects after overnight shooting leaves one dead in Granite City

    GRANITE CITY, IL. –   Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead in Granite City overnight. Police said they responded to a report of a shooting in the 2200 block of Benton Street a little after midnight Thursday and found a man inside suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they are actively investigating the shooting as a homicide and are searching for two suspects […]

  • Massive fire rips through auto body shop in East St. Louis

    BELLEVILLE, IL. –  Emergency lights surrounded South End Auto Repair after a fire ripped through the building just before 12:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Fire crews responded to the call at the auto body shop Dr. MR Lemons Boulevard near Bond Avenue. The fire caused seven vehicles inside to be reported as a total loss. Looking at the damage, emergency responders say they are thankful there were no injuries. The property owner spoke to FOX 2, he says he’s been in business […]

  • New year, new policy: St. Louis City, County Libraries no longer charging late fees

    ST. LOUIS – It’s been library tradition for decades that library users get charged a small fine each day for overdue materials but for St. Louis library patrons late fees are a thing of the past. Directors at both St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library will announce Tuesday, January 7  that they are eliminating late fees on late materials beginning in the new year. With this effort, patrons will receive an email reminder to return their item two […]

  • Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis vandalized over the weekend

    ST. LOUIS – Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis was vandalized Saturday night. According to the Missouri Historical Society, the vandalism was discovered Sunday morning and occurred overnight. The words “No War” and symbols were spray-painted in several locations around the outside of the building. People gathered Saturday to speak out against a war with Iran after the U.S. drone killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Friday in Baghdad. Police have been notified, but no arrest has been made.

  • Maryland Heights TIF Commission to vote on flood plan Friday

    MAYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – The city of Maryland Heights has a plan to fix flooding from run-off water. As a result of massive flooding last summer, high water closed parts of the Maryland Heights Expressway.  Officials say the city needs a system of storm pumps and levees to protect 2,000  acres. The Maryland Heights TIF Commission is scheduled to meet Friday whether to spend $151 million in tax incentives on flood plans.

  • Three overnight shootings leave one dead and two injured

    ST. LOUIS – Three separate shootings overnight kills one person and injures two more. The latest shooting happened in the 4100 block of Minnesota in the Dutchtown Neighborhood just after 2:00 a.m. early Thursday morning. Responding officers found one man dead at the scene.  The victim has not been named and no arrests have been made. Just an hour before that, police responded to the  Wells-Goodfellow Neighborhood where a woman was found shot multiple times around 1:40 a.m. on Hamilton and Lotus. […]

  • Farewell: Delmar Loop Trolley comes to an end; Sunday will be last ride

    ST. LOUIS – After a less than stellar year the Loop Trolley will be coming to a halt. This is the last weekend it will be in services – that`s in case another entity steps in to keep it on the tracks. The Loop Trolley will shut down Sunday, December 29th.  The estimated cost to keep it running is $956,000. Trolley management has asked St. Louis city and county leadership for the funds. According to our partners at The Post-Dispatch, […]

  • The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station Christmas Day grand opening

    ST. LOUIS – Christmas Day has brought the long-awaited opening of the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station. The former 19th-century railway hub has been going through a transformation. Construction began in November 2017. The $187 million family entertainment facility contains more than a million gallons of water on two floors and features more than 13,000 aquatic animals, including more than 60 sharks and rays. The aquarium brings together state-of-the-art technology, animal care, education, and conservation. As visitors enter the […]

  • Ashby Road Bridge in Olivette to close until summer 2020

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Ashby Road Bridge will close in Olivette at 9:00 am today. It will remain closed until late next summer. Last weekend crews found several problems with the 51-year-old bridge including a hole in the southbound lanes.  Each day 13,000 vehicles use the bridge which connects Page to Olive. The bridge will be closed today for safety reasons but work to replace it won’t begin until next spring.

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