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 – 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 […]

  • Pulse – Healthcare industry concerned over doctor shortage

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — What if you need to go to the doctor, but you have to wait weeks or months before you can get an appointment. That could happen, as there is a growing concern in the healthcare industry about a shortage of doctors. Find out how you and your family could be impacted by the critical shortage. Guest: Kathy Jordan, Founder & CEO, Jordan Search Consultants

  • Pulse – Helping men turn their lives around and become better fathers

    While many fathers in the St. Louis area are thriving others are struggling with astronomical challenges everything from incarceration to joblessness. Some are also fighting to gain custody of their children or to become co-parents. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out how Fathers United To Raise awareness and Fathers’ Support Center are helping dads turn their lives around and find success parenting and in other aspects of their personal lives. Guests: Chester Deanes Jr., president and CEO […]

  • 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

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