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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
  • Captain Ron Johnson discusses new book, ’13 Days in Ferguson’

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, there was turmoil and protesting in the streets of Ferguson. Captain Ron Johnson with the Missouri Highway Patrol was tasked with helping to return peace to the suburban community.  Captain Johnson talks about his new book entitled, 13 Days in Ferguson and how his experience changed his community and his life. We also hear from experts with tips to help students returning to school have a successful […]

  • Pulse – Wesley Bell pulls off one of the biggest upsets in Missouri political history

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Ferguson City Councilman Wesley Bell pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Missouri political history when he won the Democratic Primary Tuesday, August 7, 2018 defeating St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch by a landslide. Learn how Bell’s grassroots campaign led him to victory. And find out how Better Family Life’s Operation Clean Sweep and amnesty initiatives are changing lives.   Guests: Wesely Bell James Clark, Better Family Life Emeka Jackson Hicks, Mayor East St. […]

  • Pulse – Candidates discuss race for St. Louis County Executive

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Missouri voters head to the polls, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, to decide which candidates will face off in the November General Election. One of the most hotly contested races in the St. Louis area is the race for the Democratic nomination for St. Louis County Executive. Incumbent Steve Stenger is facing challenger Mark Mantovani. Hear from both candidates and learn more about their visions and platforms. Guests: Steve Stenger, incumbent St. Louis County Executive Mark Mantovani, […]

  • Number St. Louis African-American baby deaths growing at alarming rate

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The number of African American babies dying during the first year of life is growing at an alarming rate in the St. Louis area. In fact, research shows the death rate is three and a half times higher than white babies and higher than in some developing countries. Find out what Generate Health is doing to save the lives of moms and babies. Guests: Mia Daugherty, Flourish St. Louis Rebeccah Bennett, Incoming Board Chair Generate Health […]

  • Pulse: Importance of diversity and inclusion in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Washington University in St. Louis demands an apology from the Clayton Police Department after ten African American, in-coming, first year students are falsely accused of leaving an IHOP restaurant without paying for their meals. The students were escorted back to the restaurant under heavy police presence after several showed officers receipts proving they were not involved in a dine and dash incident. Upon arriving at the restaurant, the manager told police the students paid for their […]

  • Sisters raising money for revolutionary eyewear

    ST. LOUIS – Revolutionary eyewear has given a legally blind metro east mother an incredible gift: a chance to see her newborn baby for the first time. Twenty-three-year-old Heather Buffey gave birth to her baby girl April 5. However, she didn’t see her child’s face until three months later, when she tried on a pair of eSight glasses. Buffey broke down describing what she saw. “It was great. I was actually able to tell that her eyes are blue, which […]

  • Pulse: ArchCity Defenders

    ST. LOUIS, MO — ArchCity Defenders, a non-profit civil rights firm in St. Louis has filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of poor people and minorities, including police brutality, ‘debtors’ prisons and ‘pay to play’ cash bail systems. Learn more about a new guide ArchCity Defenders released to help people navigate the legal system. Guests: Blake Strode, Executive Director ArchCity Defenders Sima Atri, Staff Attorney ArchCity Defenders Qiana Williams, Paralegal ArchCity Defenders

  • Pulse: Portion of Page Avenue makes amazing positive transformation

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The 6700 block of Page Avenue has gone through a huge transformation. A movie theater, coffee shop, bank, grocery store and two senior living facilities now dot the street creating big buzz and a strong sense of pride in the community. Find out how Chris Kreymeyer, President and CEO of Beyond Housing is working with various city leaders to bring new development to the community. Also, find out how Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis is […]

  • Learn the early warning signs of stroke

    There is growing concern about the increase in the number of young people having strokes. According to the National Stroke Association, a majority of strokes happen in people above 65 years of age. When it happens to adults between 18 and 65, it is called a young stroke. The impact is devastating and can be fatal in some cases. For more information on learning the warning signs of stroke, contact the ABC Brigade at 314-374-0038 or online at ABCBrigade.org.

  • Pulse – Music education is an important to society

    Just about everyone enjoys music in some form or fashion. It is a language all its all. Students throughout Missouri are learning or have learned to speak it through singing or playing an instrument or several. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis we talk with retired band director Stan Coleman about the impact music has on students and why music training is an important curriculum to offer in school.

  • Seniors at Metro Academic record one of the highest ACT averages in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS – A high school in the St. Louis Public School District has one of the highest ACT averages in the state. Metro Academic Classical High School seniors have an overall average score of 27.1 on the ACT, the exam colleges and universities used to determine admission. The highest score one can earn on the ACT is a 36. That impressive mark could lead to life-changing opportunities for seniors heading to college. The students attending the magnet school earned nearly […]

  • Pulse – New St. Louis project is getting people talking about opioid crisis

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (St. Louis Chapter) has launched a new initiative called, TalkAboutItSTL. It’s designed to get you talking about the opioid crisis that is gripping the St. Louis region and claiming lives.  Also, find out how more than three hundred language interpreters are helping refugees and immigrants settle in the St. Louis area. Guests: Lina Chavez-Hauser Nichole Dawsey, Executive Director NCADA Eduardo Vero, Executive Director of LAMP, Language Access Multicultural People […]