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
  • Delmar Loop Trolley to shut down Dec. 29, future of service uncertain, for now

    ST. LOUIS – The Loop Trolley is expected to shut down by the end of the year putting a halt to the more than $50 million dollar project. According to our partners at The Post-Dispatch, County Exec Sam Page said at one point he didn`t want to see the project fail but didn`t want to waste money. Loop Trolley backers went to St. Louis City and County for near $1 million dollars to keep it operating for the end of this […]

  • MLS group may need millions in state tax credits for new St. Louis soccer stadium

    ST. LOUIS – The Major League Soccer ownership group and St. Louis are betting on state tax credits and another $15 million to help assist with the construction of the massive stadium, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Missouri Development Finance Board will meet on Tuesday for a special session that could vote on the tax credits.  Along with the $15 million in tax credits expected to be discussed, a second application is expected for another $15 million next month […]

  • Travelers head out of Lambert International for Thanksgiving holiday weekend

    ST. LOUIS – The Thanksgiving holiday travel is in full swing and there was no shortage of passengers at Lambert International Airport on Wednesday morning. According to Lambert officials, there is a 3-percent increase in the number of departing passengers from November 22 to December 2. Offical’s have seen an increase in the number of passengers flying through this airport from last year. If you are traveling be mindful that security checkpoints could see more than 208,000 passengers that’s a […]

  • Students to hold vigil for California school shooting victim from Missouri

    ELLISVILLE, Mo. — A vigil is planned for one of the victims of the southern California school shooting with connections to the Rockwood School District. Gracie Muehlberger attended Fairway Elementary School in Wildwood. That was before she moved to California.  She is one of the two students that died when a 16-year-old shooter opened fire inside a school last week. Her family launched a GoFundMe campaign that raised more than $100,000. Her friends in Ellisville are holding a candlelight vigil […]

  • Calverton Park shooting leaves one dead, one injured

    CALVERTON PARK, Mo. – The Major Case Squad was activated overnight following a deadly shooting in Calverton Park. The shooting happened just before 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Elbring Drive south of North Florissant Road. Details regarding the shooting or possible victims have not been released. Anyone who might have seen or heard something or has information about the case is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-615-5000. More details will be posted […]

  • Catholic Supply suspect may be linked to another murder that a man was executed for

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Just one day before the one year anniversary of the Catholic supply store murder, Thomas Bruce is potentially involved in another case in Tennessee. The family of the Sedley Alley, the man who had been executed in the murder of 19-year-old Marine Suzanne Collins is hoping DNA could be what exonerates him and their asking a judge to order it. Alley had been executed in 2006 in Tennessee after spending decades on death row. Now some 30 […]

  • St. Louis County man now faces a murder charge after his wife went missing

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – St. Louis County prosecutors charged the husband of a missing woman Friday with second-degree murder in connection with her disappearance. Beau Rothwell, 28, was charged Thursday with tampering with evidence. St. Louis County police are investigating the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Rothwell, as a homicide, although her body hasn’t been found. According to law enforcement, a second-degree charge is generally issued for an intentional murder that lacks premeditation. Court papers show Beau was charged with […]

  • St. Louis County man makes first court appearance after wife goes missing

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – FOX 2’s Derrion Henderson was at Rothwell’s first court appearance at 9:00am.  Rothwell sat up straight, face-forward, the entire proceeding. He only spoke saying he had been in St. Louis since 2013 or 2014, when the judge asked. He quickly waved goodbye to the three people who showed up for him in court today. A judge said that he must hand over his passport and have no contact with the victim’s family.   He has a $500,000 cash-only […]

  • Missing St. Louis County woman’s disappearance ruled a homicide; husband in custody

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – St. Louis County Police have determined 28-year-old Jennifer Rothwell’s disappearance has been re-classified to a homicide. They describe it as now a very active criminal investigation. Authorities say the husband was arrested Thursday morning  for suspicion of murder and tampering with physical evidence.  He has not been charged with a crime at this time. Detectives with the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons unit said Rothwell has been missing since early Tuesday morning. Rothwell left her […]

  • Yadier Molina reportedly plans to keep playing with the Cards, possibly through 2022

    ST. LOUIS – Yadier Molina has plans to play past his current contract with The St. Louis Cardinals. According to our partners at the Post-Dispatch, when Molina’s contract that expires at the end of 2020 he potentially wants to extend it for another one or two years. The team learned the catcher`s wishes through his agent during a team meeting on Tuesday.  Molina, his agent, and the Cardinals are expected to continue talks on his desires to stay with the team […]

  • With holidays approaching, Circle of Concern food pantry seeks more donations

    VALLEY PARK, Mo.  – As we inch closer and closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas people prepare their kitchens to enjoy the tastiest of fares, but many people have enough. This time of year marks a critical time for food banks and pantries and one local food pantry is calling for the public to help with donations.  The Circle Of Concern serves approximately 2,000 individuals monthly and more than 1,200 households annually. Each day, they feed families from the food pantry, share financial […]

  • MoDOT statewide winter weather drill set for Wednesday and Thursday

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation is stocking salt and testing equipment to be ready for the arrival of winter weather. To prepare, MoDOT is testing its winter equipment and getting its snow battle plan ready this week. This Wednesday and Thursday, MoDOT crews all around the St. Louis region and the state will make sure they’re ready for winter weather by doing the winter operations drill. Workers around the state will test their vehicle equipment, […]

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