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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
  • Pulse: Nonprofits making a difference in the St. Louis area

    Local non-profit organizations are doing an amazing job changing lives in the Gateway City area not just during the holiday season, but all year round.  Tonight, on The Pulse of St. Louis, we take a closer look at Grace My Feet and Emmanuel’s Hope and learn about the impact the organizations are making in the community.

  • Pulse – Blood donations and Close the Work House

    Research shows someone, somewhere in the Gateway City area is in desperate need of blood every two seconds. Tonight, on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out what you can do to help save lives.  Also, hear from organizers with the ‘Close The Work House Campaign’ who are fighting to shut it down permanently.  

  • Private kidney donation event held for woman in need of a transplant

    ST. LOUIS – Friends and family gathered at the Mahler Room on Washington Avenue Monday night for a private kidney donor event in honor of Charlotte Ottley, a Market Development Strategist, praised for her years of hard work in the Bi-state area recently discovered she is in renal failure and is in dire need of a kidney donor. If you would like to be tested to see if you are a match for Ottley call the number on the flyer […]

  • Pulse – The charities and businesses serving St. Louis

    St. Louis area businesses, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations do an incredible job serving the Gateway City area not just during the holiday season, but all year round. Find out how they are changing lives and helping families thrive.   Guests: Melissa Bode, Senior Vp Of Donor Relations, With Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Eastern Missouri Vanessa Cooksey, Senior Vice President, Community Relations Wells Fargo Advisors Angela Sandler, Co-Founder And Ceo Of Xplor Sunny Schaefer, Executive Director Operation Food Search  

  • Sisters have their vision restored by eSight glasses

    TROY, IL – Heather Buffey and her sister Melinda Craig arrived at their aunt’s Troy, Illinois home recently thinking they were joining family and friends for a relative’s surprise birthday party. “Mom told us it was for our cousin,” said Craig. When asked to play a game to see who could rip the Christmas paper from the boxes the fastest and keep the gift inside, the sisters jumped at the chance. It wasn’t until Craig saw the word eSight written on […]

  • Pulse – The desperate need for organ donations

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — There is a desperate need for organ donations in the St. Louis region. Thousands of people are on a waiting list hoping to receive a life-saving organ. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn the facts about organ donation and find out how you can help save lives. Guests: Tara Zobrist: Aftercare Coordinator Mid-America Transplant Kevin Lee: Vice President of Community Outreach Mid-America Transplant Dr. Gary Marklin: Chief Medical Officer Mid America Transplant

  • Pulse – The growing need for hospice care

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Research shows more than a million Medicare patients received hospice care for at least one day or more two years ago. The need for hospice and palliative care is growing in the St. Louis region at an incredible rate. Find out what options are available if you or someone you love needs specialized care.   Guests: Deborah Knox Burch, Chaplain Jennifer Martin, Hospice And Palliative Care Nurse Brandy Earls, Nursing Home Administrator Carlos Turner, Hospice Care […]

  • St. Louis International Film Festival concludes this weekend

    ST. LOUIS – The 27th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is in full swing. The event, touted as one of the best in the world, features movies that focus on Gateway City icons and landmarks, including The Muny. The historic outdoor theater is celebrating its 100th season. See the full schedule of films at the festival The films are shown at the Missouri History Museum, the Tivoli Theater in the Delmar Loop, and other locations throughout the St. […]

  • Pulse – What Missouri voters need to know about the midterm elections

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Missouri voters head to the polls Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to cast their ballots in the midterm elections. Learn more about the issues and what’s at stake. Also, learn more about the St. Louis International Film Festival and some Gateway City jewels featured in some amazing documentaries. Guests: Dr. Ness Sandoval, Professor of Sociology Saint Louis University Dr. Ken Warren, Professor of Political Science Saint Louis University Kathy Bratkowski, Director of The Best Of Us: 100 […]

  • Snoop Dogg shares the secrets to his remarkable success

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg shares the secrets to his remarkable success everything from performing on stage to starring in films and television shows.

  • 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 […]