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 – Music video producer partners with Mothers Against Drunk Driving

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A Metro-East producer’s music video about the dangers of impaired driving has gone viral on social media. Nick Alsup produced the video in honor of his best friend, Doug Landers who was killed by a drunk driver. Landers’s mom Deborah Nazari applauds the video for its powerful message and content. Learn how Nazari is working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Illinois to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. Guests: Deborah Nazari, Doug Landers’ […]

  • The powerful local anti-drunk driving video that’s going viral

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A Metro-East mom is working to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving after her son was killed by a drunk driver. Find out how Deborah Nazari is joining forces with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Illinois to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving. Also, see a powerful anti-drunk driving video that has gone viral on social media.   Guests: Deborah Nazari, Doug Landers’ Mom Kristie Hosea, Victims Services Specialist with Mothers […]

  • Trauma surgeon seeks to save lives with ‘Stop The Bleed’ classes

    ST. LOUIS – Question. Would you know what to do if someone was seriously injured and bleeding? The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut and alarming gun violence in St. Louis, Missouri is what drives Dr. Laurie Punch, a Washington University trauma surgeon at Barnes Jewish Hospital to teach a lifesaving class called ‘Stop The Bleed’. About 6,000 people in the St. Louis area have taken the course. Participants learn how to use life-saving techniques to […]

  • Pulse: The effort to right a wrong for a Creve Coeur African-American family

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — In the 1950’s, the city of Creve Coeur condemned the home of Dr. Howard Venable, a prominent African American ophthalmologist to prevent him and his family from moving into the community. The land Dr. Venable’s home was built on was turned into Beirne Park and his home was turned into the park’s country club. Now there’s an effort to right the wrong that happened to Dr. Venable and his wife, Katie decades ago. Learn more about […]

  • 90 St. Louis area role models needed for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri is in a race against time to recruit 90 men in 90 days to be positive role models for young boys in the St. Louis area. Hundreds of boys between the ages of seven and seventeen are on a waiting list hoping to get a Big Brother. Big Brothers have to be at least 18-years-old and complete a background check before being matched with a Little Brother. For more […]

  • Pulse – The inaugural STL Startup Week

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The inaugural STL Startup Week gets underway in the Gateway City, November 1, 2019, and runs through the 9th. The event is designed to celebrate the success of small business owners, startups and entrepreneurs and is being held at Innovation Hall in Cortex, located at 4240 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Find out what resources are available. Also on The Pulse, legendary singer Denise Thimes is raising awareness about pancreatic cancer. Find out how you […]

  • Legendary singer Denise Thimes is preparing to mark a major life event

    Correction: A previous version of this story had the incorrect concert date. It has been fixed. ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Legendary singer Denise Thimes is preparing to mark a major event in her personal life – the celebration of the 15th annual Mildred Thimes Foundation Benefit Concert. The event pays tribute to Thimes’s mom who died as a result of pancreatic cancer and raises funds for pancreatic cancer research. Thimes, a St. Louis native, says she can’t think of a better […]

  • Pulse – The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is preparing to open its new Teen Center of Excellence to the public. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently for the 12.4-million dollar facility, touted as the first of its kind in the county that caters to young people with unique programs. Find out what resources are available and when the center opens its doors to the community providing a safe healthy environment for young people. Guests: […]

  • Pulse: Childhood trauma and toxic stress

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 2019 International Parents As Teachers conference gets underway in St. Louis, Monday, October 14th and runs through Thursday, October 17th. More than 1,300 early childhood professionals will be in town for the sold-out event. One of the many workshops will focus on childhood trauma and toxic stress. Find out how the organization works to reduce dangerous stress that impacts moms, dads, and children. Guests: Constance Gully, President and CEO Parents as Teachers. Dr. Kenneth Haller, […]

  • Pulse – Helping breast cancer survivors to heal and thrive

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Several non-profits in the Gateway City area are providing unique resources to patients to help them heal and thrive. We’ll learn about a new organization called Pink Ribbon Girls and find out how members are working in the community to improve the lives of breast cancer survivors. We’ll also hear from Latasha Fox, owner, and operator of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Florissant. Fox shares her secrets to success and how […]

  • Pulse – Gun violence and learning how to spot toxic stress

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Missouri Governor Mike Parson unveiled his plan to help fight crime in the St. Louis area. Some of the most vulnerable victims are children. They are impacted by gun violence at an alarming rate in the Gateway City area. Research shows kids who witness shootings or know someone who has been shot suffer psychological and emotional trauma that impact every aspect of their lives. Learn signs the and symptoms of trauma and toxic stress and how […]

  • Pulse – ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to raise awareness about sexual violence

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Mark your calendar! An important event is being held in the Gateway City Thursday, September 19, 2019. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes initiative encourages men to literally walk a mile in women’s high heeled shoes. The goal is to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence against women and children. Learn about resources available to support survivors, what can be done to prevent abuse and why men are encouraged to get involved. Guests: Samantha […]

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