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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
  • How government shutdown could affect area national parks, monuments

    ST. LOUIS – If Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill can’t make up their minds on a spending bill, the gates at the Arch will remain locked for a while. The last tram rides went up at 5:15 p.m. Friday and there were some out-of-town riders thankful they made it in time. “I turned to my friend and said, ‘I’m glad we picked today to come because it might not be open tomorrow’ with the government possibly shutting down at […]

  • Six-year-old recounts armed carjacking with grandmother

    ST. LOUIS – “They called my grandma a b-word or something. Told her to move and that they were taking the car,” Jaycie said. Six-year-old Jaycie is still shaken up after a traumatizing carjacking Thursday morning while her grandmother was about to take her to school. “I was trying to get in the car to go to school and then these guys just come home and tried to take the car and put a gun to my grandmothers,” she said. […]

  • South City residents seem willing to go along with new police chief’s crime plan

    ST. LOUIS – “You can’t do it overnight there’s no way. This didn’t happen overnight so it’s going to take a while,” south city resident Lewis Roeder said. South city residents like Roeder are hoping for a new day in the city of St. Louis as he and others wait to see what changes Police chief John Hayden will bring. “He’s basically starting with a clean slate and I think he’s got good support from people on the north side,” […]

  • Return of wintry weather could cause headaches for drivers

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Old Man Winter is roaring back into the St. Louis Metro Area.  Snow is expected to accumulate from 1 to 2 inches in the Metro Area by Monday morning. MoDOT and IDOT will have crews out salting roads and clearing snow and ice where needed. Some road may be slick, or have ice on the surface that’s causing accidents in suburban and rural areas Sunday night. While some workers are facing challenging commute Monday morning, some […]

  • Dozens march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King in Webster Groves

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO – The Webster Groves community came together Sunday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior with a march through the community.

  • Civil Rights icon Frankie Muse Freeman remembered for making a difference

    ST. LOUIS – An icon, civil rights activist and ground-breaking lawyer – that’s who Frankie Muse Freeman was and will always be remembered by. Freeman lived for 101-years, but it’s the fortitude she showed through those years that will forever live on. “From the beginning, I believed in the value of all people and I’ve tried to work for that for all of my life,” Freeman said. Freeman, throughout her life, became ever vigilante in breaking the status quo. As […]

  • Festus police investigate theft at resale shop

    FESTUS, Mo. – Despite signs saying “you’re on camera,” two bold bandits had no worries walking into a thrift store in Festus with no intentions of buying anything. “I just opened this shop in October and it’s very upsetting to see people steal from small businesses,” store owner Kaila Behr said. She’s stunned how two women entered her store to steal high-priced designer handbags. “They took approximately $300 in retail items in my shop,” Behr said. Luckily, she got it […]

  • Reactions to Greitens’ admission of affair, allegations of blackmail

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “If these allegations are true, it would constitute a resignation,” State Rep. Michael Butler said. “If these allegations are true, it would constitute some criminal action. If these allegations are true, this is just the tip of the iceberg.” Democratic Caucus Chair Michael Butler is just one of many lawmakers calling for an investigation regarding the allegations against Governor Eric Greitens. Moments after delivering the State of the State Address, the governor and his wife Sheena […]

  • Shooting on Shop n Save parking lot leaves police puzzled

    MOLINE ACRES, MO – There are more questions than answers tonight as Moline Acres police continue to investigate a puzzling shooting that happened in a Shop ‘n Save parking lot. When police arrived, we’re told they found a blue Chevy SS with gunshots in the windshield with no one inside. Chief Gregory Moore says he doesn’t know of any victims or suspects at this time. If you know any information in connection with this shooting, you are asked to contact […]

  • Warmer than expected temperatures keep most roads ice free

    ST. LOUIS – “I think St. Louis got lucky, parts of the state seen way worst weather than we did.” Assistant district engineer Mark Croarkin said. St. Louisans should be counting their blessings tonight. That’s what Mark Croarkin with MoDOT says after warmer weather during the day melted the chances of having icy roads. “We had a little bubble around St. Louis, but the sun just came up for a little while and that extra five or six degrees made […]

  • St. Louisans stock up ahead of Sunday’s winter storm

    ST. LOUIS – As we await the next round of the bitter cold and icy roads, some St. Louisans are preparing early and stocking up on the essentials. Zach Boner is the manager is Ace Hardware store in Maryland Heights. “Ice scrappers are the main thing, salt, ice melt,” Boner said. The manager said when the wintry weather moves in, supplies move out and customers start asking more questions. “They ask what’s better for ice,” he said. “Like rock salt, […]

  • Parents upset they weren’t notified of water main breaks affecting St. Charles schools

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – “You just sent an email home to parents yesterday warning parents not to send sick kids to schools and today they can’t wash their hands,” mom Missy Hevert said. Hevert said two things went through her mind when she received a text Friday morning from her daughter, telling her that she couldn’t use the restroom at St. Charles West High School because there was no water. “My first thought was my poor daughter has to go […]