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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 KFVS12 (CBS) 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 Bachelors of Science in Multimedia Journalism. During his time working professionally in Cape, Derrion worked extensively with the university to help students on how to utilize their resources and maximize their college experience.

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
  • Local market offers solution for growing ‘food deserts’ across St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Bananas, pears, tomatoes, you name it – since childhood, everyone’s been taught to make sure they eat their fruits and veggies. But what happens when those needed nutrients become a luxury and are too far away to buy? City Greens Market co-director Dylan Naylor calls it a “food desert.” “It one of the things that happens when you have a food system based off of profit and is not based on providing a necessary important thing for […]

  • Friday a great day for sports across St. Louis metro area

    ST. LOUIS – Thousands of people were out and about Friday to attend various sporting events from downtown St. Louis and across the river in southern Illinois. In the midst of the playoff race, the Cardinals took the field at Busch Stadium Friday afternoon to host the San Francisco Giants. Meanwhile, the Blues played its third preseason game at the Enterprise Center against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Not to be outdone, the need for speed drew large crowds out to […]

  • Loyal Shop ‘n Save customers left wondering where they’ll shop once stores are closed

    ST. LOUIS – The news of Shop n’ Save’s demise not only means one less grocery store, but it signifies something even greater for loyal south St. Louis City customers. “It’s just where everybody goes around here,” a customer said. “There’s not much of anything close.” Supervalu, Shop n Save’s parent company, announced Tuesday a deal that would sell 19 stores to Schnuck Markets. That saved a number of communities who replied on those stores for fruits and veggies. However, the […]

  • Daughter reportedly admits to killing her mother in Warrenton

    WARRENTON, MO – The details in the probable cause statement are heartbreaking as 55-year-old Marlene Wynn admitted to killing her own mother. She is being held on $500,000 cash bond. 85-year-old Mildred Brune lived in a home in the 700 block of Cambridge for some years. Authorities say behind those doors is where police found Brune dead from apparent head trauma and a large cut to her throat. It’s unclear if the two lived together. Charging documents say police immediately […]

  • Police call Warrenton woman’s death suspicious

    WARRRENTON, MO – The Warrenton Police Department is investigating the suspicious death of a woman found in a home near the intersection of Cambridge and Sherwood drives. Police say the woman’s death occurred Monday morning between 10 and 11 o`clock. According to Lieutenant Branden Weber, the homicide is being called an isolated incident and that a suspect is in custody. Residents in the subdivision are stunned by what happened in what they are calling a mostly quiet neighborhood. Police aren`t […]

  • 2-year-old struck by ice cream truck in Wentzville

    WENTZVILLE, MO – Around 4 pm Sunday afternoon a 2-year-old girl was struck and by killed by an ice truck in Wentzville. Police say the accident happened in the 4900 block of Summer Rain Drive. Paramedics performed CPR on the child as they were transporting the toddler to the hospital for treatment where she later died from her injuries. Police tell Fox 2 the child was attending a party in the front yard of a nearby home. Some of the […]

  • Matt Carpenter’s secret salsa a success as Schnucks reports sell-outs at stores

    ST. LOUIS – “It’s gotta be the salsa!” That’s what some die-hard Cards fans believe to be true and they made that belief a home run when Matt Carpenter’s salsa flew off Schnucks shelves. “Ever since Matt got hot,” said Cardinals fan Sean Glaze. “He’s been eating, we’ve been eating.” And now fans can pull up a seat at the table and eat as well. Carpenter’s infamous salsa debuted with Schnucks Thursday morning and it didn’t take long word to […]

  • Fire engine used to save lives in 9/11, has found new life in Eolia MO

    EOLIA, MO – “September 11, 2001. I remember I was sitting down to take a break and turned the television on and saw what had happened,” Eolia firefighter Mark Harry said. It’s the moment that shook America. “I was only four,” Eolia firefighter Reid LaFave said. “So, really the only thing I remember is seeing the buildings with smoke coming out of the firetrucks.” Seeing heroic men and women rushing to the path of destruction, while helpless victims tried to […]

  • Local businesses making do in lieu of Lou Fest

    ST. LOUIS – Even though LouFest was canceled, almost a dozen other smaller venues are opening their doors this weekend for an alternative event, where you’ll see some of the musicians, vendors, and comedians that were going to perform.  

  • St. Louis venues stepping up to help performers from canceled LouFest

    ST. LOUIS – Their vocals – smooth, their fingerpicking of the guitar – solid and their harmony – magical. River Kittens were all on the note as they prepared for their big gig at LouFest. “We were planning on rocking it out at three different places on Sunday,” band member Mattie Schell said. That plan to wow fans in Forest Park all came crashing down when organizers canceled the festival late Wednesday night. “We had just finished practice, like a […]

  • More questions being raised about LouFest status

    ST. LOUIS – Mainstream acts to the likes of T-Pain, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters and Anderson East are all expected to grace the stage of LouFest 2018. Some St. Louisans have been waiting all summer to be front row at one of the three musical stages. But just four days ahead of the festival, there’s still no platform. “They haven’t told us a lot either so I’m not super up on any of it,” artist Owen Ragland […]

  • Family of woman killed in murder-suicide takes in surviving son

    ST. LOUIS – “We’re just in total shock. It’s almost surreal.” Kimberly Adams’ sister-in-law, Dari Andrews, and her entire family are devastated after Adams was tragically taken away from her kids by her husband of 14 years. Police are calling it a murder-suicide. “When it comes out of nowhere,” Andrews said, “you start questioning things and thinking back to well that one time and what we’re talking about is domestic violence and a lot of people hide it from their […]