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Shirley Washington joined KTVI in April on 2007 as an anchor/reporter for FOX 2 News. Shirley anchors the weeknight editions of FOX 2 News at 10pm and 11pm. She also reports and hosts The Pulse of St. Louis.

Shirley a native St. Louisian, graduated from Roosevelt High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.

Shirley is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, having excelled as an anchor/reporter at several television stations across the country, including KDFW-TV, FOX 4 in Dallas, Texas, WAGA- TV in Atlanta, Georgia and WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shirley is also a published author. Her book “The Motherhood Club: Help, Hope and Inspiration from New Mothers for New Mothers” helps new mothers learn about various emotional, physical and psychological effects of mothering. The Motherhood Club was included in Sally Jessy Raphael’s book club, The Red Eyeglass Series.

Shirley is married and lives with her family in St. Louis. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling and spending time with her family.


Recent Articles
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholar helps students find a path to success

    ST. LOUIS – Jenifer Briones, a Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholar from Arizona recently graduated from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in film and digital media. Briones says she ran a political campaign in Phoenix after graduation. “I’m excited about creating change in my community,” smiled Briones. Boys Hope Girls Hope International, a charitable organization in St. Louis helps youngsters in the U.S., Guatemala, and Mexico realize their dreams of graduating from college. “We give them all […]

  • Pulse: St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s plan for reducing crime

    ST. LOUIS, MO — It’s been nearly two years since Kimberly Gardner was elected St. Louis Circuit Attorney by a wide margin. Since that time, Gardner has been applauded and sharply criticized for decisions she’s made. Learn about Gardner’s policies and plans for reducing crime in the Gateway City. Also, find out how Boys Hope Girls Hope is working to help young people realize their dreams of getting a college education. Guests:   Kimberly Gardner, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jenifer […]

  • Pulse: Why Missouri judges are helping students to learn their rights

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern Division Docket was recently held at Fort Zumwalt West High School instead of at the courthouse to teach students about the judiciary system and the U.S. Constitution through some unique programs. Find out why judges are leaving the bench to make sure young people throughout the state know their rights. Guests: Lisa Page, Chief Judge Missouri Court Of Appeals Eastern District Christine Bertelson, Director Of Communications For The 21St Judicial […]

  • Pulse – Building a Teen Center of Excellence in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis is building a Teen Center of Excellence in Ferguson. The 12.4 million dollar structure will be a state of the art facility that will offer various programs designed to help children reach their full potential. Find out when the center will open and the impact it will make on the community. Guests: Mary Bonacorsi, Boys And Girls Club of Greater St. Louis Board Chair Indigo Sams, Vice […]

  • Pulse: ‘Project Compassion’ is changing lives

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Rachel Jackson, Founder and Executive Director of Project Compassion is making a huge difference in the lives of people who have no place to call home in her metro-east community through valuable resources. She is also helping to empower young girls and young women through various self-esteem boosting programs.  Find out how Jackson and her non-profit organization is changing lives. Guests: Lailla Burrage, Girlsz On Purpose participant Armani Mimbes, Girlzs On Purpose participant Egypt Nettles, Girlzs […]

  • Captain Ron Johnson discusses new book, ’13 Days in Ferguson’

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, there was turmoil and protesting in the streets of Ferguson. Captain Ron Johnson with the Missouri Highway Patrol was tasked with helping to return peace to the suburban community.  Captain Johnson talks about his new book entitled, 13 Days in Ferguson and how his experience changed his community and his life. We also hear from experts with tips to help students returning to school have a successful […]

  • Pulse – Wesley Bell pulls off one of the biggest upsets in Missouri political history

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Ferguson City Councilman Wesley Bell pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Missouri political history when he won the Democratic Primary Tuesday, August 7, 2018 defeating St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch by a landslide. Learn how Bell’s grassroots campaign led him to victory. And find out how Better Family Life’s Operation Clean Sweep and amnesty initiatives are changing lives.   Guests: Wesely Bell James Clark, Better Family Life Emeka Jackson Hicks, Mayor East St. […]

  • Pulse – Candidates discuss race for St. Louis County Executive

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Missouri voters head to the polls, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, to decide which candidates will face off in the November General Election. One of the most hotly contested races in the St. Louis area is the race for the Democratic nomination for St. Louis County Executive. Incumbent Steve Stenger is facing challenger Mark Mantovani. Hear from both candidates and learn more about their visions and platforms. Guests: Steve Stenger, incumbent St. Louis County Executive Mark Mantovani, […]

  • Number St. Louis African-American baby deaths growing at alarming rate

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The number of African American babies dying during the first year of life is growing at an alarming rate in the St. Louis area. In fact, research shows the death rate is three and a half times higher than white babies and higher than in some developing countries. Find out what Generate Health is doing to save the lives of moms and babies. Guests: Mia Daugherty, Flourish St. Louis Rebeccah Bennett, Incoming Board Chair Generate Health […]

  • Pulse: Importance of diversity and inclusion in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Washington University in St. Louis demands an apology from the Clayton Police Department after ten African American, in-coming, first year students are falsely accused of leaving an IHOP restaurant without paying for their meals. The students were escorted back to the restaurant under heavy police presence after several showed officers receipts proving they were not involved in a dine and dash incident. Upon arriving at the restaurant, the manager told police the students paid for their […]

  • Sisters raising money for revolutionary eyewear

    ST. LOUIS – Revolutionary eyewear has given a legally blind metro east mother an incredible gift: a chance to see her newborn baby for the first time. Twenty-three-year-old Heather Buffey gave birth to her baby girl April 5. However, she didn’t see her child’s face until three months later, when she tried on a pair of eSight glasses. Buffey broke down describing what she saw. “It was great. I was actually able to tell that her eyes are blue, which […]

  • Pulse: ArchCity Defenders

    ST. LOUIS, MO — ArchCity Defenders, a non-profit civil rights firm in St. Louis has filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of poor people and minorities, including police brutality, ‘debtors’ prisons and ‘pay to play’ cash bail systems. Learn more about a new guide ArchCity Defenders released to help people navigate the legal system. Guests: Blake Strode, Executive Director ArchCity Defenders Sima Atri, Staff Attorney ArchCity Defenders Qiana Williams, Paralegal ArchCity Defenders