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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
  • “Angel Baked Cookies” provides a safe place for students after school

    (KTVI)- “Angel Baked Cookies” is an organization that’s dedicated to providing a safe, productive place for St. Louis high school students to go after school. The Program’s Executive Director, Father Gary Meier and Marshall McGee, talk about how the idea started, what the students do there, how long the program has been open, and where to buy the cookies! “Angel Baked Cookies” is located on 2425 Fall Avenue in St. Louis, MO 63113. To learn more about the programs and […]

  • It’s National Ice Cream month!

    (KTVI)- July is “National Ice Cream Month” and on a hot day a couple of cold scoops might be just what you need. Amber Westerson, from the Chesterfield Mall, has a few suggestions on how to celebrate.

  • Meet the St. Louis Surge owner

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis has a long history with professional basketball, dating back 1955 with the St. Louis Hawks. But what you may not know is that St. Louis has a semi-pro women’s basketball team. FOX 2′s April Simpson introduces us to the 26-year-old owner and general manager of the St. Louis Surge. Follow April Simpson on Facebook and Twitter: April Simpson on Facebook April Simpson on Twitter Email: april.simpson@tvstl.com

  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee talks growing up in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– In the sports world, she’s a living legend.  To many in the St. Louis area, she is known simply as JJK. Fox 2`s April Simpson sat down with Jackie Joyner-Kersee as she talks about growing up in East St. Louis, her Olympic medals and why she chose to stay in her home town.

  • United Steaks of America

    (KTVI) – It looks like it should be a great weekend to fire up the grill and cook up some steaks. Lauren Spellmeyer from Chesterfield Mall stops by with all kinds of  grill accessories to rubs, sauces, cookbooks and more. For more information visit: chesterfield-mall.com

  • Wedding gifts on a budget

    (KTVI)- The summer wedding season is in full swing. Justine Robinson, from the West County Center, gives some nice ideas if you’re on a budget. To see more visit ShopWestCountyCenter.com  

  • Transform your hair with Celebrity Hair Depot

    (KTVI)-  Kendra Christian, from Celebrity Hair Depot, talks with April about their products and services they offer. The Celebrity Hair Depot is located at 2172 North Waterford Drive, Suite A, in Florissant, MO. To contact the Celebrity Hair Depot call 314-942-9000 or visit celebrityhairdepot.com

  • How to avoid injury during workouts

    (KTVI)- Personal trainer Mike Wayne talks with April about how you can avoid injuries during workouts. To contact Mike Wayne: Website: trainwithmikewayne.com Facebook: Train With Mike Wayne Gmail: personaltrainermikewayne@gmail.com

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    Exercise linked to higher GPA

    (KTVI)-  College students who want to improve their grades can put down the books and get some exercise. A researcher at Michigan State University says students, in their first two years of school, had higher GPA’s when they got to the gym on a regular basis. Also, they were less likely to drop out of school. The study says students that feel connected to a community or organization tend to do better in new environments.

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    Tire Rack hosts event that teaches new drivers tips and tricks of the road

    (KTVI)-  New drivers got street survival skills behind the wheel at the Family Arena, in St. Charles, this weekend. The event, sponsored by Tire Rack, is a hands-on driving experience to teach students how to handle the limits of their car. The drivers also learn how to anticipate moves by other motorists, so they make better decisions on the road. The class is $75 and will be back in St. Charles next month.    

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    Kiss to play nine shows in Las Vegas

    (KTVI)- If you’re going to rock and roll all night and party all day, there’s no better place to do it then see Kiss at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The legendary rock bank will play a nine date residency at the Hard Rock Hotel. The band, fronted by Gene Simmons, is expected to play “The Joint” starting on November 5th. Tickets are schedule to go on sale Friday and start at $50.

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    Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract sold for $1 million

    (KTVI)- Saturday, July 12th, marked the 100th Anniversary of the debut of Babe Ruth. His 1918 contract with the Boston Redsox was among the items auctioned in Baltimore this weekend. He signed with the Sox for $5,000. The document sold at the auction for more than a million dollars, which makes it the highest price ever paid for a sports contract. Several other items from the Hall of Famer were sold at the auction.