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April Simpson anchors FOX 2 News at 9am and 11am. She is also the anchor for KPLR News 11 at 4pm.

April feels it is an honor to be a part of both KTVI and KPLR.

Prior to those responsibilities April reported live covering breaking and daily news for FOX 2 News in the Morning. Before becoming the mid-day anchor, April anchored FOX 2 News Sunday Morning and was a general assignment reporter.

April comes to FOX 2 and KPLR 11 from KTAL -TV in Shreveport, LA, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor for the NBC affiliate. Prior to that, she was a reporter in Monroe, Louisiana.
April recently earned her Master’s degree from Webster University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas. April is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. April is also an Arkansas native. In her spare time, she loves to fish and spend time with her family.

April feels it is a blessing to be a part of the St. Louis community and dedicates her time to volunteering and mentoring in the community.

April also started a not for profit foundation called April’s Angels after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010. The foundation is designed to help people who have suffered from brain tumors and also help their families. For more information on her foundation visit http://www.aprilsangelsfoundation.com.


Recent Articles
  • Blender with Kevin Johnson

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Another Friday means another visit from St. Louis Post-Dispatch music critic and Blender Blog host, Kevin Johnson, who talks about the upcoming shows and events in St. Louis

  • Homeowner discovers burglar in her kitchen

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – A homeowner discovers a person standing in her kitchen at 4 am Wednesday morning. The home was located on Oak Park drive. The suspect ran off and the homeowner called 911. Minutes later, officers arrived and saw a red Nissan Cube leaving the area. Police followed the vehicle, but lost it. The vehicle was later found in the area of Maryville Center and I-64.

  • Lambert airport beefing up facilities to cater private and business events

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Weddings at the airport? Absolutely. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has expanded its offerings of special event, business, and private gathering spaces with sweeping views of the airfield, expert catering services, and amenities. The newest location is Lambert’s B Concourse, which provides the perfect backdrop for large gatherings with nearly 26,000 square feet of customizable space. Rental rates are $1,500 for 5 hours on weekends, and $1,300 for 5 hours on weekdays. The Lindbergh Conference Room is […]

  • Local McDonald’s owners giving away scholarships

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – College tuition continues to increase, but a local group of business owners is offering their help. Jimmie Williams, owner of an East St. Louis McDonald’s franchise, has joined an effort to make college dreams a reality for local students with scholarship opportunities. “We came together because education is important,” Williams said. “Opportunity and hope is important, so giving out these scholarships is important in the St. Louis area.” Local McDonald’s owners partnered with the […]

  • Front Row with Kevin Johnson

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – It’s Friday again and that means it’s time to go “Front Row” with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s music critic and author of the Blender Blog, Kevin Johnson, who gives the scoop on the big concerts coming to town.

  • JGE Retro releases new mixtape in the Delmar Loop

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – The musical duo JGE Retro is having a mixtape release party and concert today at the Pageant in the Delmar Loop. The event is free and will be filmed for BET’s reality TV show, Nellyville. Doors will open at 7 p.m. JGE Retro talk about their new mixtape, Transition Day, as well as their event.  

  • 314 Day in St. Louis

    (KTVI) – This Friday is 314 Day, created by Young Dip and inspired by St. Louis. He explains to April Simpson his vision was to create unity throughout the city and have a day where we celebrate our culture. Part of the proceeds from all the events go to help feed the homeless this Sunday throughout the city, as we give back to help move forward.

  • Ravanelli’s to honor all pies for National Pi Day

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Saturday is National Pi Day, a celebration of the mathematical equation, not the dessert. Cindy Wilson with Ravanelli’s will show how the restaurant will honor pies at all locations in Illinois. To find out more information on Ravanelli’s, you can head to their website.    

  • What to consider before hiring a contractor

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – The weather is warming up and many of you may be considering doing some home remodeling this spring. If so, Christ Thetford from the Better Business Bureau is here to remind you to consider a few things before hiring a contractor. For more information on the Better Business Bureau, you can head to their website.     

  • Blood donations needed after cold weather cancels many blood drives

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Red Cross needs your help. The beds are empty at the Red Cross on Lindell Boulevard. No donors means no blood, which in turn can be deadly. Dan Fox with the Red Cross says the weather is to blame. Just this month’s storms have forced cancellation of more than 200 blood drives. Round after round of snow and ice, and freezing temperatures have taken a toll on blood and blood platelet donations. The need is […]

  • Medical device can help relieve pain of Sinusitis

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – When spring comes along, many people suffer from colds and allergies, which they may feel lasts for an eternity. Chronic sinusitis affects 1-in-7 adults and suffer intense facial and nasal congestion, loss of smell and taste, headache, fatigue and even depression. Now a new medical device available in the St. Louis area can help those suffering with sinusitis. Dr. Steven West of Sound Health St. Louis explains more on the breakthrough device. For additional information […]

  • Could jobless rate drop mean higher interest rates?

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – The jobless rate for the month of February fell to more than a six-and-a-half year low to 5.5 percent, according to the recent job numbers. Economists are speculating about a possible interest spike in June due to the jobless rate drop. Peter Lazurus with Acropolis Management breaks down the situation.