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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
  • Students collect toothpaste to break Guinness world record

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Students at Parkway South High School have set a new Guinness world record. The record will also help a good cause. “About two months ago my students and I visited a local food pantry called Circle of Concern. While we were there we were able to interview them on what their needs were as a pantry in our community. They also informed us that personal hygiene products were not covered under government assistant programs. Which […]

  • Police worried over toy guns being modified into real guns

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Investigators at Illinois state police headquarters want to make sure you are aware of a case they are working right now involving toy guns being altered to fire real bullets. The weapons were discovered in December in Granite City. One was a super soaker squirt gun that still had its plastic colorful exterior. However on the inside this was no toy. The toy gun was set up to fire shot gun shells. The other gun that […]

  • Police arrest Bosnian woman for making up hate crime attack

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A Bosnian woman is in trouble after police say her account of a hate crime turned out to be false. Investigators say the woman living in south St. Louis lied when she said she was attacked by pulled from her car and attacked by three black men ten days ago. Investigators say surveillance video from a nearby video store showed she simply got out of the car and laid in the street, making up the incident. […]

  • My Business Monday: AieChe’ Jewelry

    (KTVI)-On my business Monday, we introduce you to the AieChe’ Jewelry Collection by Demetrius Ball. From fine custom watches to bridal sets, you’ll find everything you need or want. Website: AieChe’ Jewelry Collection

  • Dual Cases Kickstarter campaign

    (KTVI)- Are you tired of your boring cell phone case? If so, some young entrepreneurs from St. Louis may have the answer. Connor Wolk and Taylor Jay are the Co-Founders of a start-up called ‘Dual Cases.’ They joined us to talk about their product and Kickstarter campaign. For additional information visit: dualcases.com/kickstarter

  • Show Me Chanukah

    (KTVI)- Chanukah starts next Tuesday and there’s a big celebration planned in Chesterfield. Rabbi Avi Rubenfeld from Chabad of Chesterfield tells us about the Show Me Chanukah event and Menorah Prade. The program is designed to maximize awareness of the upcoming Jewish holiday. It includes 3 menorah displays, with a public celebration at each on different nights of the holiday. The displays and events aim to highlight the history and traditional observances of Chanukah. Chanukah begins after nightfall on Tuesday, […]

  • St. Louis City working on creating citizen oversight board for police

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis city is taking a step toward creating a citizen oversight board for the Police dDepartment. In the midst of chaos and violence the city of St. Louis is looking for a solution. Friday, the board of aldermen heard the first reading of a proposed bill that is designed to help. “The bill itself would create an independent body of citizens selected from the city who would be able to accept complaints about allegations […]

  • My Business Monday- $1Blingz Jewelry

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Are you looking to add more accessories to your wardrobe? If so, you’re in luck! It’s ‘My Business Monday’ at FOX 2 and Vanessa K. Robinson with $1Blingz Jewelry stopped by to tell us all about her store. She also carries handbags, watches, scarves and more! $1Blingz Jewelry is located at 737A N. Lindbergh Avenue in Florissant. For additional information visit: $1BlingzJewelry on Facebook.

  • Post-Dispatch Photographer captures a town in turmoil

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – He’s in the trenches of the Ferguson protests taking pictures and capturing history. Post-Dispatch photographer David Carson gets up close and personal in a town in turmoil.

  • Christmas lights, safety with Rottler Pest Solutions

    (KTVI)- If you’re searching for inspiration when it comes to putting up your Christmas lights, maybe Rottler Pest Solutions can help. Jay Everitt with Rottler gives us some safety tips and tells us how they can help your home look perfect for the holidays.\ For additional information visit: rottler.com  

  • BBB: Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping advice

    (KTVI)- Competition for holiday dollars has pushed many retailers to offer deals before Thanksgiving or on the holiday itself. In addition to the Black Friday deals, the Monday after Thanksgiving known as Cyber Monday is also a big holiday shopping day. Chris Thetford with the Better Business Bureau gives us some holiday shopping advice. Black Friday shopping advice: Protect your personal information Check the site’s security settings and privacy policy Know the company’s refund and return policies Do not rely […]

  • Motown the Musical

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  From the Jackson Five and Diana Ross to Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, the music of Motown changed America. Now those great artists and their songs are featured in the hit show “Motown the Musical”playing now at the  Fabulous Fox Theater. Director Charles Randolph-Wright talks about the show. “Motown the Musical” is playing at the Fabulous Fox Theater tonight through November 30th