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
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    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis is home to world-class health care, higher education, museums, parks, sports teams and more. Most importantly St. Louis is home to over 3 million people who live, work and raise families in the St. Louis community. The Civic Progress/Regional Business Council and members of the civic business will announce the new funding that coming to assist organizations in rebuilding the St. Louis communities Tuesday, June 18.

  • 5-year-old shot near Midtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – A 5-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital in critical condition late Thursday night after being shot in the chest. According to St. Louis police, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. near the intersection of Grand and Lindell boulevards. The child was riding in a car at the time of the shooting, police said. No other information was released on the shooting.

  • St. Louis family mourns 3-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting

    ST. LOUIS – A vigil is held for a three-year-old girl shot and killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in south St. Louis. The family of three-year-old Kennedi Powell gathered at the shooting location on the Michigan Avenue near Mount Pleasant Street. Police say someone in a white car fired at two adults and five children hitting the two children; a six-year-old girl was shot in the back. Kennedi’s family says she was the youngest of four children.Investigators are canvassing […]

  • Levee breach in Hardin, Illinois is relieving pressure on St. Louis Riverfront

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  • Mississippi River at Winfield cresting at 38.6 feet, threatening levees

    WINDFIELD, Mo. –  More rain in the forecast keeps adding to the flooding and pushing the Mississippi River crest higher. The river is expected to crest in Winfield sometime Tuesday at 38.6 feet, 12 feet above flood stage. That’s within one foot of the highest levels recorded at Winfield by the National Weather Service since it began documenting floods in the 1700s, and the great flood of ’93.

  • West Alton homes flood as floodwater tops levees

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  • Portage Des Sioux, West Alton evacuations continue as floods worsen

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Officials in northern St. Charles County are warning residents the Mississippi River will overtop already saturated and strained levees in the coming days. Officials conducted a controlled release of the Mississippi River in West Alton on Monday, May 27 to relieve some of the pressure on the levee. The new crest predictions forced the Rivers Point Fire Protection District to evacuate its fire station in West Alton. Chief Rick Pender is pointing to the instability of […]

  • MoDOT closes Dorsett Bridge over Lindbergh for 3 months

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  • Missouri River to crest in St. Charles

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  • Violent tornado that hit Missouri’s capital ‘felt like an earthquake’

    A tornado smashed into the Missouri capital as people slept Wednesday night, ripping buildings apart and leaving destruction that the city was only beginning to comprehend as daylight broke Thursday morning. The destruction in Jefferson City came toward the end of a string of strong storms and suspected tornadoes that swept through parts of Missouri on Wednesday. At least three people were killed in a daylight storm in Golden City, more than 150 miles southwest of the capital. In Jefferson […]

  • Strong winds, soaked ground cause trees to fall over in Fairview Heights after storm

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS- Storms Tuesday evening caused tree damage an after well-saturated grounds in combination with wind gusts near 40 mph pounded the area.

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