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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
  • Woman dies after fiery O’Fallon, Missouri crash

    O’FALLON, Mo. – Skid marks, broken road signage, and burned grass show the remnants of a fatal fiery crash that happened on Highway 79 near the entrance ramp to I-70 early Monday morning. A FOX 2 viewer who tried to save the person inside sent in this video. The crash happened on Highway 79 at Salt Lick Road at around 12:30am. She recalls a driver going extremely fast, driving southbound on 79, and quickly losing control of the car striking a […]

  • Uber bans drivers from broadcasting recordings of riders

    ST. LOUIS – Attention all UBER riders – you will not have to worry about being secretly recorded. The company changed its policy about drivers setting up cameras and live-streaming some high-profile rides went viral. This is great news for a ton of people who will be UBERing to Friday night’s Blues hockey game and probably would prefer their night out on the town to be broadcast to the world. Speaking of hockey, that seems to be the straw that broke […]

  • Worker struck by a hit and run driver on I-70

    ST. LOUIS – A  contractor working on a construction project was struck by a driver while installing a new guardrail on I-70 overnight. The accident happened just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday.  MoDOT is currently doing overnight work on 70 just east of 170 near North Hanley Road. According to authorities, the driver of the vehicle took off. FOX 2 is being told the worker was not seriously injured. Keep your eyes on the roads for crews in the daytime and overnight, hitting […]

  • 3 suspects charged in deadly University City shooting

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – One brother is dead, the other brother charged with murder after a planned assault went wrong in University City. Two other people have also been charged with murder. The deadly shooting occurred Sunday afternoon. Fox 2/News 11 has been told one woman had plans on taking 3 males to her husband`s home to assault and rob him, but that didn`t go as intended when the homeowner turned a gun on them. 25-year-old Jasmine Kimbrough, 18-year-old Davion […]

  • Retired St. Louis Police Sergeant Ralph Harper laid to rest Friday

    ST. LOUIS –  Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2 for retired St. Louis Police Sergeant Ralph Harper. At the time Police Chief John Hayden spoke highly of Sergeant Ralph Harper’s 35 years of service. All combined Harper`s family has more than 200 years` worth of law enforcement experience. The 67-year-old retired sergeant tragically loss his life Monday, October 29 during an attempted robbery in the 3100 block of Lackland near Tower Grove Park. Two teenage males, ages 15 […]

  • Newly renovated Soldiers Memorial Military Museum set to reopen November 3

    ST. LOUIS – Soldier Memorial Military Museum will soon be reopening its doors after a two-year $30 million renovations. The facility closed in 2015 when the Missouri Historical Society took over the property and started repairs. The museum is ADA compliant with accessible ramps, power-assist automatic doors, and family-assist restrooms. Inside, visitors will be able to see new exhibits highlighting the country’s military history in addition to that of woman and minorities. The facility is also ready for hot summer months as […]

  • Authorities look for suspect in deadly drive by shooting

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County Police say this is still an active investigation, so they’re not releasing a lot of details on a homicide in North County. Police were called to the 10000 block of Lilac Avenue for a shooting around 5:00 p.m. Sunday. That’s where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was taken to the hospital, where he later died. As to how this happened, all police are saying is that the man had […]

  • 200 families forced to move as Wellston housing deteriorates without funds for repairs

    WELLSTON, Mo – Hundreds of residents living in Wellston Housing authority are told they’ll have to find a new place to stay. That notice came after two meeting held on Wednesday, October 24. Bottom line, residents with homes in Wellston Housing Authority were told they would have to leave because there’s no money for repairs. In a closed Wednesday meeting, Wellston Housing Authority told people living in roughly 200 units that quite frankly the government agency is running out of […]

  • Owners of radioactive West Lake Landfill sue drug company for help with cleanup cost

    BRIDGETON, Mo –  Owners of the West Lake Landfill wants a drug manufacturer to pay its part of the $205 million dollar mess left behind here at this landfill decades ago. The drug manufacturer named in the suit is Mallinckrodt Chemical Works. According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, this company processed uranium at its factory in the north side of downtown St. Louis that was used to make the first nuclear weapons. Those weapons were used in U.S. […]

  • Metro planning on cutting slow bus routes after public input sessions

    ST. LOUIS, MO —Metro wants the public’s input before making major changes to bus routes. Some slower stops will be getting cut and replaced with vans or cars more suitable for that particular route. Before any changes are made Metro wants to hear from the people who it will affect the most, the riders. There are more than a dozen informational sessions already set up to hear the public`s opinion. Metro planners will be on hand at the Ballas Transit […]

  • Eureka High School friendship program gives select students a memorable Friday Night Lights experience

    EUREKA, Mo. – It’s the moment they’ve all been waiting to witness. Friday night football on Eureka High School’s turf, but there’s no area school opponent. “Just the pure smiles on their faces is unlike something I’ve ever seen,” Eureka football player Shane Lockwood said. It’s called Friday Night Lights. In this one moment, students with all type of disabilities get their chance to be in the spotlight. “They come out and support us all the time and we don’t […]

  • Florida man winds up in St. Louis following Hurricane Michael, determined to help others back home

    DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. – Hurricane Michael’s destruction in Panama City, Florida speaks for itself. Homes completely flatten, boats scattered, and a place thousands of people once called home utterly unrecognizable. Many Floridians fled while some stayed around to tough out the relentless weather. Phillip Peterson had lived in Panama City for 8 years and evacuated to Biloxi, Mississippi when authorities saw the dangers ahead. “We were riding it out, then it hit, and it was just incredibly insane what happened,” […]