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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
  • Federal report shows radioactive waste linked to causing cancer in North County creek

    HAZELWOOD, MO – St. Cin Park in Hazelwood may look fun and welcoming to some, but even being just 50 feet away, Gerard Oscko, says his grandchildren are not allowed to play there. “When they come over, they don’t go in the park because it’s just a few steps from our front porch,” Oscko said. Oscko points to radioactive waste from Coldwater Creek as being his biggest factor in keeping his grandchildren away. The homeowner of more than 35 years […]

  • Owner of “Gus Gus Fun Bus” struck in downtown St. Louis following attempted robbery

    ST. LOUIS – Molly Jones has been on an emotional rollercoaster after getting word her dad, Gus Gus Fun Bus Owner Mike Arnold, had been hit by a car in downtown St. Louis.   “This guy could’ve killed my dad and we’re all worried that he might not make it,” Jones said, “Definitely very hard that somebody purposely ran him down and could’ve ended his life.”   St. Louis police say two people, including Arnold, were hit sometime during an […]

  • Parkland students hold gun violence town hall meeting at Cardinal Ritter

    ST. LOUIS – Sunday students from Parkland Florida mass school shooting stopped in St. Louis for a town hall meeting to address gun violence. The meeting was held at Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School in west St. Louis. The town hall included David Hogg, the young man whose been one of the leaders of the movement following the Parkland shooting.  Hogg was one of the panelist at the town hall meeting that in other students from Parkland and St. […]

  • Community holds vigil for slain mother of 3

    ST. LOUIS – It’s been a week of tears, togetherness, and tenacity for the family of Porsha Owens. The mother of three’s tragic death touched the hearts of people not only locally, but nationally as well. “It’s been hard,” her sister, Zakiya King, said. “It’s been real hard because the kids ask for their momma.” Owens’ life ended suddenly when a 19-year-old shot the mom in front of her children while trying to steal her car. “I’m kind of lost […]

  • Human remains found along Hwy 61 in Lincoln County

    TROY, Mo. – The search for a missing 55-year-old man may have come to an end, but it’s not the conclusion police and his loved one had hoped. On Thursday morning, a passerby discovered a badly decomposed body alongside a ditch in Lincoln County. Police could not confirm if this was the body of Archie Weaver, who went missing June 8, but suspect this could be him. “When we went through his pockets to try to find any identification and in his wallet, […]

  • Businesses on Laclede’s Landing hope $20M renovation will bring back crowds

    ST. LOUIS – Though the Laclede’s Landing is brimming with a ton of rich St. Louis history and culture, there’s been a long time since it’s been bustling with crowds of people. “When I was in college I used to hang out at Ballpark Village, used to hang out on Washington Avenue, but I never came to the landing,” Charles Anderson said. Those times will hopefully soon be over as $20-million-dollars of new developments are planned to be pumped in […]

  • Family races against time to find missing father

    WENTZVILLE, MO – The search is on for Archie Weaver whose been missing since last Friday. Family members say they last saw the 55-year-old man after he left his brother’s apartment and decided to walk home. “Saturday morning, I got into his apartment,” his daughter Loni Herbst said. “Just to make sure he was okay and he was not in his apartment.” Herbst says her father suffers from dementia and sometimes becomes disoriented. That’s why his disappearance has her on […]

  • Family devastated by mother of 3 gunned down in north St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Porsha Owens family and friends are trying to make sense of this. The mom worked hard, took care of the children, bought nice things for herself and yet ended up being the victim of senseless violence. “It’s a blank,” her mom Yvette King said. “I’m angry, disbelief, I’m hurt.” It’s hard for King to hold together her emotions knowing her 28-year-old daughter Porsha Owens’ tragically lost her life in front of her kids. “I’m really […]

  • Jefferson County avoids government shutdown

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – In just a 20-minute meeting, the council made the changes that needed to be made to prevent a government shutdown. However, that did little to ease the drama that erupted from this situation. Within two days, Jefferson County auditor and a counselor turned in their resignation letters in relation to budget issues. The auditor alleged the dilemma put him in an unethical and illegal position. Some are calling it politics, while others say it would’ve been a […]

  • Children still recovering after being struck by car

    ST. LOUIS – Five months after receiving a call that threw her into a panic, LaShonda Adams is still trying to come to grips on five of her relatives being hit at the intersection of Nola Avenue and Hanley Road. At that time, two of her children walked away with minor bruises, while one had to be treated for a serious brain injury. “It’s been stressful, something like a nightmare,” Adams said. Eventually, Adams’ 11-year-old son, Josiah, got better and […]

  • University City residents send a letter to MO Attorney General’s office citing sunshine law violations

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – There are mixed feeling and high tensions as University City continues its plan to bring in a big box retail store near Olive and Interstate 170. “This development is needed! It is a good thing and has the potential to be a game-changer,” Rod Jennings said. Though former 3rd ward councilman Rod Jennings believes this will bring a new life to one of the city’s most-challenged neighborhood, he tells me this would predominately affect the city’s African-American […]

  • Homeowner comes home to chaos, witnesses 2 men shot to death

    BERKELEY, MO – Chaos, that’s what Sandrel Armstrong tells me she arrived home to this Tuesday afternoon on Graybirch Drive. In an effort to put an end to it, she bared witness to something she couldn’t imagine. “I don’t even know where to start! All I can do is say I don’t know what is going on,” Armstrong said. Shattered glass and a broken heart is all Armstrong is left with after witnessing two men being shot right before her […]