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 – Working together to stop violence

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Families who have lost loved ones to gun violence in the Gateway City area are working together to stop the violence. Learn more about The Move initiative established by Better Family Life. Also, find out how the Miriam organization is using unique programs to educate children with learning disabilities. Guests: Dr. Sue Jackson, Founding Head of Miriam Academy James Clark, VP Community Outreach Better Family Life Sharon Crossland, parent Bernita and Clint Fowler, parents

  • Pulse – The significance of organ donation

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — April is Donate Life Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about the significance of organ donation. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, meet a Gateway City area woman who gave a stranger one of the most cherished gifts of all – a kidney. Find out what you can do to help save a life. Also, learn how young entrepreneurs, some as young as five years of age are pitching business and product ideas as they […]

  • Pulse – Creating safer sports programs for St. Louis area high school athletes

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — An effort is underway to create safer sports programs for St. Louis area high school athletes. We take a closer look at the Athletica Sports Health Foundation. Also, see how The Global Impact Leadership Alliance is addressing major issues on the world stage, including healthcare, poverty and economic development. Guests: Ashley Jenkins, Certifed Athletic Trainer University City School District Brent Holtgrewe, Director of Athletic Healthcare Service Larita Rice Barnes, CEO Empowerment Of Grace Juard Barnes, Global […]

  • Pulse – Forum for frank conversations about race, religion, and politics is changing lives

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Conversations about race, religion and politics and other emotional subjects can be tough to discuss but are important to have. That is one reason Tiffany Robertson created Touchy Topics Tuesday, a forum for people to have frank conversations about, well touchy topics. Find out why Touchy Topics Tuesday creates space for understanding and is changing lives. Also, see how families are using Blueprint4SummerSTL, an incredible free app that connects them to summer camp programs and scholarship […]

  • Pulse – How to improve your financial status

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Are you trying to save much-needed cash, but don’t know where or how to start? You’re not alone. Thousands of Missourians are trying to figure out how to start a budget and improve their financial status. Marilyn Booker, Head of Morgan Stanley’s Urban Markets Group travels the country teaching financial education. Find out what you can do to improve your financial situation. Guest: Marilyn F. Booker, Head Of Morgan Stanley’s Urban Markets Group

  • Pulse – Local mayors voice concerns over ‘Better Together’ plan

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Better Together claims there are a lot of benefits in merging St. Louis City and St. Louis County. However, the non-profit’s recommendation is sharply criticized by some local mayors and community leaders. Hear some of their concerns during this program. Also, Reverend Traci Blackmon talks openly and candidly about her faith, her activism and her fight for social justice. Guests: Reverend Traci Blackmon Chris Kreymeyer, President And Ceo Beyond Housing Patrick Green, Mayor Normandy James Mcgee, […]

  • Prostate cancer study at Wash U. school of Medicine shows promise in leading to a cure

    ST. LOUIS – A landmark study in the fight against prostate cancer is producing promising results. Scientists at Washington University and Siteman Cancer Center are conducting the research which is giving new hope to patients diagnosed with the deadly disease. “Two years ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer,” said 67-year-old Bill Petersen, a loving husband, father, and grandfather. “I had no symptoms at all.” The cancer which spread to Petersen’s bladder and bones was discovered during a routine doctor […]

  • Pulse – Why the HPV vaccine recommendations have changed

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — For years doctors have recommended everyone between the ages of nine and twenty-six get the HPV vaccine. However, now the recommendation has been expanded. If you are 45-years-old or younger, you are encouraged to get vaccinated. Find out why the recommendation changed and what that means for you and your family, especially your children. Also tonight, hear from Ilsa Tolu, an immigration attorney fighting to prevent her client, a St. Louis County wife and mother from […]

  • Pulse – Changing the lives of incarcerated women

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The SoulFisher Ministries, a local non-profit in St. Louis is changing the lives of women who are incarcerated through self-esteem programs and educational courses that lead to college degrees. The goal is to help them build self-esteem, confidence and life skills that will help them be successful when they are released from prison.Meet Shawntelle Fisher, founder of The SoulFisher Ministries and learn how she turned her life around. Guests: Keishawn Cramer, Program Participant Dr. Elizabeth Perkins, […]

  • Pulse – Keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Former State Representative Betty Thompson,  with the MLK State Celebration Committee is working to keep the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive by honoring him during an annual Black History Month celebration. Learn more about the event and about the close personal connection Thompson shared with Dr. King’s wife, Coretta Scott King. Guests: Betty Thompson, Former State Representative Sheila Powell Walker, MLK Program Assistant Meryle Mensey, Founder Throwing, and Growing Foundation

  • Pulse – Better Together? A new plan to unite the area and the reaction against it

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Would St. Louis City and St. Louis County be better together? Better Together, a non-profit organization released a study this week that shows a merger between the city and county would be well, better than the way things are now.  Learn more about the study and find out why there is a swift reaction against it. Also, find out how you can get active and take better control of your health. Guests: Dr. Will Ross, MD, […]

  • Fox 2’s Shirley Washington celebrates Black History month at Avery ES

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO – Avery Elementary School in Webster Groves is celebrating Black History Month with a special speaker’s series.  Shirley Washington, Fox 2 News anchor and host of The Pulse of St. Louis on KPLR News 11 visited third graders at the school Tuesday.  The students were excited, engaged and inquisitive.  Washington shared the importance of covering news in the St. Louis community and why it’s also important to be informed.  Prominent African-Americans from the St. Louis area are […]

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