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Derrion Henderson joined the KTVI/KPLR team as a reporter in June 2017. Prior to working in St. Louis, Derrion worked as a Multimedia Journalist at KFVS12 (CBS) in Cape Girardeau.

Some of the stories he covered in southeast Missouri include covering the closing of New Madrid County’s biggest aluminum employer, 2015 racial unrest on the University of Missouri – Columbia’s campus, 2016 presidential election on Washington University’s campus and 2016 Democratic election night watch party.

Derrion graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a Bachelors of Science in Multimedia Journalism. During his time working professionally in Cape, Derrion worked extensively with the university to help students on how to utilize their resources and maximize their college experience.

Derrion is a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a member of National Association of Black Journalist.

He is proud to be reporting back in his hometown with the station that gave his career the initial push it needed and his family who kept him motivated along the way. Derrion was an intern at FOX 2 before beginning his career in television.


Recent Articles
  • Forklift driver injured when sidewalk collapses in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Saturday as dozens of St. Louisans were enjoying the Rise Up Festival on Washington Avenue a sidewalk collapsed between 15th street and 18th street around 6:45 pm. Witnesses at the scene say a man was driving a forklift on the sideway when the sidewalk collapsed.  They’ve also told Fox 2 that they could see the man’s hands and feet moving in the sinkhole. First responders on the scene rescued the man and he was taken to hospital […]

  • Washington Avenue celebrates revitalization with a festival

    ST. LOUIS – Dozens of people are in downtown St. Louis 0celebrating local artists for the annual Rise Up Festival. The festival is being held on Washington Avenue to celebrating the revitalization of the area. The festival is being held between 16th street and 18th street, where painters, musicians and food is available for party goers. An added bonus to the event, is that all of the vendors are local. The event is for people of all ages, with young […]

  • Eclipse festivities underway in Festus

    FESTUS, Mo. – The Great American Eclipse isn’t until Monday, but the celebration has already begun in the St. Louis region. Dozens of people gathered at West City Park in Festus for some food, visit some vendors, and hear some live music from Retro Boogey Band. The band played classic tunes from all genres of music. Missouri Firepit has a stand in the park and is serving everything from ribs, brisket, and BBQ chicken. This is just the first of […]

  • Ferguson-Florissant superintendent takes leave of absence amid charges

    The superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District has taken a leave of absence while he deals with charges of fraud and illegal use of a credit card. And while it’s unclear right now on exactly how long that leave will be, deputy superintendent Larry Larrew will lead the district for the time being. Dr. Joseph Davis started as superintendent in Ferguson-Florissant just two years ago in July 2015. On Thursday, the school board held an emergency meeting that lasted about […]

  • IDOT and MoDOT preparing for crush of motorist expected for solar eclipse

    We`re just days away from literally hundreds of thousands of people flooding the St. Louis area to get a glimpse of the total solar eclipse. With all those drivers on the road, MoDOT and IDOT both are preparing. In Missouri, to ease up some expected traffic MoDOT is changing the amount of time stop lights will run to give drivers more time to get to their destination. MoDOT will be monitoring the amount of traffic on their cameras making sure […]

  • For the second time in less than a month, Anheuser-Busch can plant catches fire

    ARNOLD, MO – For second time this month a fire at the Metal Container Corporation in Arnold Missouri has occurred.  This fire was called in around 6 pm. Ron Harder with the Rock Community Fire Protection District tells Fox 2 that the fire has been classified as a 2-alarm fire, and that it started in a furnace. A mutual aid call has been made, asking for assistance from surrounding fire departments. Back on August 1st a 5-alarm fire broke out […]

  • Dozens of cars broken into overnight in South St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – A string of overnight vehicle break-ins in south St. Louis has owners asking for the community`s help in finding out whose behind them. Dozens of cars were hit over night in a neighborhood around 59th Street and Juniata. One owners Cadillac had its driver side window is busted out. In fact most of vehicle had their driver’s side window smashed. One resident told Fox 2 that he had returned home around 3 o`clock this morning and didn`t […]

  • Music lovers enjoy the Burbs Music & Arts Festival in Chesterfield

    CHESTERFIELD, MO – No matter if its Soul, Pop/Rock, or electronic dance music, visitors were having the time of their lives at the Burbs Music & Arts Festival in Chesterfield. There’s an ample amount of good food and cold beer.  However, there’s one thing people couldn’t get their hands on – sunshine. What’s normally temperatures in the nineties, turned out to be cooler than some people expected. “It’s kind of chilly out, but it’s been a good time,” Tracy Nishimura […]

  • Multiple people shot in Washington Park

    WASHINGTON PARK, IL – Police are investigating multiple people being shot in Washington Park.  The shootings happened on 55th street in Washington Park. Police have not released any details about the shootings,  but we do know that at least three people were shot. A Fox 2 photographer says he counted more than 40 shell casings at the scene. We don`t know how many shooters were involved, but witnesses tell Fox 2 one person involved in the shooting ran into a […]

  • Little blue signs may save lives near railroad crossings

    There are still many unanswered questions after an Amtrak train killed prominent St. Louis Attorney Melanie Adams-Swearengen on Wednesday in Macoupin County. But for now, an Illinois Railroad Safety Specialist Chip Pew wants to remind you of a sign on railroad crossings that could save your life if you get stuck. As you approach most railroad tracks, you’ll see common things like an X labeled Railroad crossing, red flashing lights and a red and white crossing arm. But what you may […]

  • Missouri Tax Free Holiday this weekend

    ST. LOUIS – It’s back-to-school shopping season, the moment when thousands of people go out to toss much needed school supplies into their carts. Pencils, pens, glue, you name it; it’s all on the list and could get expensive once you get to the checkout lane. However, like every year, Missouri Tax-Free weekend comes along and could save you a few bucks. “Probably save about $30-40 each year, but that could be more on her school clothes and shoes,” shopper […]

  • Lifeguards honored for saving woman’s life

    HAZELWOOD, MO – What started out as a hot summer day, almost turned tragic for Martha Timblim. The woman says she brought her grandson to the Hazelwood Aquatic Center for lessons. While she sat on one of the lounge chair – waiting…“I was texting my friend, who is here visiting from Connecticut what my part time job hours so she can arrange us to get together and that’s all I remember.” That’s when Travis Vancil says he and seven other […]