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
  • Cardinals take on Washington Nationals for NLCS games 1 and 2

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium this weekend for NLCS games 1 and 2. The first pitch for NLCS Game 1 will take place at 7:08 p.m. on Friday. According to StubHub the official partner of the St. Louis Cardinals,  5,000 tickets are still available as of 8:00 a.m. Friday morning. If you still want to party but don’t necessarily feel like buying a ticket? Join FOX 2 and KPLR […]

  • Birthday memorial for missing, murdered Christian Ferguson

    PINE LAWN, Mo. -A memorial has been set up Pine Lawn for the would-be 26-year-old Christian Ferguson.  Christian went missing 16 years ago. On June 11, Dawan Ferguson Christians’ father left his home in Pine Lawn with Christian, and Christian was never seen again. Police later found the vehicle but there was no sign of Christian. St. Louis County prosecutors on Thursday charged 46-year-old Ferguson with first-degree murder. According to court documents, Dawan Ferguson killed his son by basically not giving him […]

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital kick off flu season with free flu shots to the community

    ST. LOUIS –  Starting October 7 for the 16th consecutive year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital will provide free seasonal flu shots to the St. Louis community. According to doctors, the single best way for families to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.  Last year, Barnes-Jewish flu shot clinics vaccinated more than 20,000 people alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with flu-related complications each year. The flu, or influenza, is […]

  • Excitement builds for Ballpark Village watch party, Braves-Cardinals playoff series

    ST. LOUIS –  Starting two hours before every game, we’ve got the bases covered!  Kasey Washausen during away games and Todd Thomas at home with giveaways, games, and pure entertainment inside FOX Sports Midwest Live! T-shirt giveaways, prizes, and more all under one roof! The Cardinals will start Miles Mikolas on Thursday while the Braves are expected to counter with Dallas Keuchel. The Braves are 50-31 in home games. The Atlanta pitching staff averages 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings, Max […]

  • Police: Four people wounded in St. Louis Riverfront shooting

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis police are searching for a suspect in an late night shooting along the riverfront that left two men hospitalized. When officers arrived, they found a 23-year-old man just after 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard and Poplar Street suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim told investigators he was standing on Leonor K. Sullivan with three other men when two cars approached and fired gunshots into the crowd. All […]

  • Firefighters respond to fully involved house fire in West St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Firefighters battled a house fire in the West End neighborhood Wednesday morning. The fire was reported around 5:00 a.m at Branch and Hodiamont. The home was fully involved and sustained heavy damage, according to firefighters on the scene. No injuries have been reported at this time. Firefighters are working to figure out what started the fire.

  • 77-year-old woman pistol whipped and robbed while sitting in car

    ST. LOUIS, Mo.  Police are looking for a man they say robbed and pistol-whipped a 77-year-old woman while she was sitting in her car. The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning along Louisiana Avenue at Osceola street in South City. According to the police, the woman was sitting in a car with a man, when the suspected robber who has not yet been identified approached the driver’s side of the car and demanded she open the door and give up […]

  • Cards beat Cubs 9-0 to become National League Central Division Champs

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Cardinals played the Cubs at Busch Stadium in St. Louis Sunday afternoon. St. Louis beat Chicago 9-0 to become the National League Central Division Champions.  This is the first time the Cards have claimed this title since 2015. The Cardinals will play the Braves in Atlanta this Thursday in game one of the National League Division Series. The second-place Milwaukee Brewers will play at Washington in the National League wild-card game on Tuesday night. The […]

  • Woman found dead inside Belleville home – Person of interest in custody

    ELLEVILLE, Ill. — There is a large police presence at a home in the 3900 block of South Park in Belleville, Illinois.  News 11 reporter Derrion Henderson says that they found a woman dead in a home after performing a welfare check at around 7:00am.  The death is being investigated as a homicide. Authorities say a person of interest was inside of the home and answered the door for authorities. He is in custody.  Police say that they’re not searching […]

  • Authorities investigating overnight crime, as Congressman calls for gun reform

    ST. LOUIS – Another violent night in St. Louis just hours before a Missouri lawmaker Congressman Lacy Clay addresses the issue of crime in front of congress Thursday, September 26. One man was shot at the Circle K Convenience Store in Ferguson Thursday morning.  People in the area tell FOX 2 they heard gunshots and asked the clerk to call the police. Upon arrival, police found the victim suffering from several gunshot wounds and large shell casings. He was taken […]

  • Fire crews fight 3-alarm industrial blaze at Anheuser Busch metal container facility

    ARNOLD, Mo. –   Several crews worked to put out a large industrial fire in Arnold Wednesday morning. The fire sent a huge billow of smoke into the sky. The call came in at about 3:00 a.m. for a structure fire off of Tenbrook Industrial Court when a worker noticed fire inside machinery. The building is a Metal Container Corporation facility that creates Anheuser-Busch cans. Fire crews said it took them about two hours to put out the fire. Fire Chief Jeff Broombaugh […]

  • Up-And-Coming East St. Louis rapper Cold Kase gunned down outside gas station

    EAST ST. LOUIS –  A well known up-and-coming local rapper was gunned down an the streets of  East St. Louis Monday night. Cedric Gooden, who went by the stage name Cold Kase, was in the parking lot of the Gas Mart on State Street at 83rd Street around 9:50 p.m. when an unidentified gunman opened fire. Gooden, 25, was shot and died at the scene. Details surrounding the shooting are scarce as the East St. Louis police called in the […]

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