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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 – 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 […]

  • Local high schoolers honored at Walgreens Expressions Challenge

    ST. LOUIS – High school students from throughout the St. Louis area were recognized for their creative talents Friday at the annual Walgreens Expressions Challenge, which encourages students to voice their opinions about important issues through visual arts, creative writing, and media arts. This year’s winners were honored with plaques for sounding off about transgender depression and cyber-bullying. Cardinals mascot Fredbird was also on hand for the event.

  • Pulse: Expect changes soon for Metro Transit

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — If you ride Metro Transit buses in the Bi-State area expect changes soon. Metro Reimagined, Metro Transit’s plan to improve metro bus service is getting closer and closer to completion. Learn more about the proposal, the changes that will affect you and how it will impact health, safety, poverty and other issues.   Guests: Jessica Mefford Miller, Executive Director Metro Transit Missy Kelley, President & C-E-O Downtown Stl, Inc. Erica Henderson, Executive Director St. Louis Promise […]

  • Pulse – Co-working spaces helping businesses thrive

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — New co-working space is now available in Clayton for business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. ThriveCo opened its doors recently offering all kinds of resources to help people, well, thrive. Find out what it takes to run a successful business on this episode of the Pulse of St. Louis. Also, see how Project Downtown St. Louis and the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank are changing lives through community service and by offering families much-needed resources, such as […]

  • Pulse – Human trafficking in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Law enforcement agencies in Missouri have produced a public service announcement to raise awareness about human trafficking. Find out how widespread the problem is in the St. Louis region. Also find out how women are making their marks in every aspect of the professional arena. Guests: Doreen Page, Executive Director of Finding Grace Ministries Shima Rosami, President and Executive Director of Gateway Human Trafficking Tim Lohmar, St. Charles County Prosecutor Jeffrey Jensen, US Attorney for the […]

  • Pulse: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Jennings School District is poised to become the first in the state to offer Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, find out what is involved in the treatment and why the district’s superintendent welcomes the program. Guests: Dr. Joan Luby, Psychiatrist Washington University School of Medicine Gay and Frank Lorberbaum, Co-founders Building Futures Dr Art McCoy, Superintendent Jennings School District

  • The Pulse: Gun violence de-escalation program getting results

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — President Donald Trump recognized James Clark, Vice President of Community Outreach with Better Family Life during a recent visit to Kansas City. Trump applauded Clark for his efforts to save lives in the community through the non-profit’s gun violence de-escalation initiative. The de-escalation centers have proven to be a valuable resource in the community. We hear from James Clark to learn more about the initiative and others that are not only changing lives, but are saving […]

  • 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.

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