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
  • Pulse – RetailNext is a local competition to find a big hit with consumers

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Do you have a great idea for the next big thing in retail? You know, something hip, cool, snazzy and so unique it is sure to be a mega-hit with consumers. If you have a winning concept, get ready to compete. The Meadows at Lake St. Louis has kicked off “RetailNext” a competition designed to find The Next Big Thing in Retail. The winner will receive, among other things, free rent for up to a year […]

  • Pulse – Life-changing programs for students

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Area students are experiencing life-changing programs that are teaching lessons that will stick with them forever. The Jennings School District is partnering with law enforcement to offer a camp that creates a path to careers in law enforcement. The Show Me Costa Rica Project, founded by Samantha Lurie, Dean of Students at Vashon High School offers students an opportunity to raise funds then take a trip of a lifetime to the Central American country. Learn more […]

  • Pulse – Wesley Bell opens up about first 6 months as St. Louis County Prosecutor

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — It’s been six months since Wesley Bell was sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor. During that time, Bell, the first African American to secure to position has established several new policies. Learn about the changes that have been made in the county prosecutor’s office and how they could impact you and your family. Also, learn about a new political training program designed to help candidates running for office. Guests: Wesley Bell, St. Louis County Prosecutor […]

  • Pulse – This football foundation has an incredible college placement record

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A unique youth sports organization called Explosion West Sports Foundation is about a lot more than football. They have an incredible college placement record. See how the group helps young athletes realize their dreams of going to college. Also, find out how a social worker is helping to save the lives of people struggling with opioid use.

  • The Pulse – St. Louis #1 for women-owned small businesses

    A new study shows St. Louis ranks number one for women-owned small businesses which generate up to 500 million dollars. Find out what makes the Gateway City a great place for them to thrive. Also on The Pulse, see what’s being done to preserve the historic Mullanphy Emigrant Home. Guests: Simone Faure, Co-Owner La Patisserie Chouquette Lisa Frumhoff, with Redkey Realty Nolan Sharkey, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group

  • Pulse – STL Summit showcases region’s $240 billion healthcare industry

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 2019 Global-STLHealth Innovation Summit held at Washington University in St. Louis showcases the region’s $240 billion dollar healthcare industry for digital health companies around the world. Find out why the Gateway City is a great place for businesses to secure opportunities and lucrative deals. Guests: Amanda Purnell, Innovation Specialist, VA St. Louis Healthcare System Vijay Chauhan, GlobalSTL Lead Philip Payne, Director Institute for Informatics at Washington University in St. Louis David Yavin, President, North America […]

  • Pulse – Why the St. Louis Surge is about a lot more than basketball

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Basketball fans are excited about The St. Louis Surge taking to the hardwood for another season. The women’s professional basketball team, which has won five regional championships and two national championships plays at Washington University. Hear why Khalia Collier, Founder and General Manager of the St. Louis Surge says the team is about a lot more than basketball. Also, hear from the stars of The Black Rep’s hit production, Nina Simone: Four Women and why the […]

  • Pulse – Children thrive when they learn to read by the 3rd grade

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Research shows children thrive in the classroom and later in life when they learn how to read, especially by third grade. Learn how a local nonprofit is encouraging African American children to read by providing them with books that feature images people who look like them. Also, find out how Challenge Unlimited is helping people with all disabilities secure jobs. Guests: Alex Stallings, Community Engagement Manager for early childhood education with the Nine Network of Public […]

  • OR nurses use blue wraps to fashion mats for the homeless

    FENTON Mo. – Operating room nurses and staff members at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton are giving back to their community in a unique way. “We all need help,” said Lesley Nikirk, director of Surgical Services. The group meets at the hospital once a month to sew mats for the homeless. “It will bring them comfort,” said Tiffani Murphy, an OR Analytics Coordinator. The team doesn’t buy material from a fabric store. They make the mats out of […]

  • Pulse – Stroke warning signs and prevention

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Research shows African American men are more likely to have a stroke than any other group of men in the United States. The startling information has The ABC Brigade sounding an alarm. The local nonprofit raises awareness about stroke and offers support to stroke survivors and their families. Learn the warning signs of stroke and what you can do to prevent it. Guests: Kathy Howard, Founder of the ABC Brigade Steven Tate, Stroke Survivor Dr. Alexandre […]

  • Hazel Erby leaves St. Louis County Council, takes job in Sam Page administration

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Hazel Erby, the vice chair of the St. Louis County Council, is stepping down. The longest standing member of the county council resigned Thursday to become the director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in St. Louis County Executive Sam Page’s administration. Page and Erby were often at odds on the county council but managed to work together, especially when suspicions were raised about former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s pay-to-play scheme. Page recognized Erby at the […]

  • Pulse – What happens after Missouri returns local control to St. Louis Public Schools

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — After twelve years, the Missouri State Board of Education is returning control of the St. Louis Public School District to the Elected School Board effective July 1, 2019. The district has made remarkable strides over the years, including regaining full accreditation. Hear from Dr. Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of the St. Louis Public School District and find out what to expect for students, parents and teachers moving forward. Guest: Dr. Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of the St. Louis Public […]

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