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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
  • gofundmesuicide

    Online fundraiser for new suicide prevention website

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death according to the Centers for Disease Control. Sonja Shin has created a GoFundMe campaign to create a website that is more user-friendly to connect those in need with the proper resources. To donate to her page you can go to GoFundMe.com/YouAreImportant.

  • Walk to Defeat ALS Saturday, June 27

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Did you participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge last summer? If so you helped the ALS Association increase their services to people with ALS and their families. Marueen Barber Hill, president and CEO of the ALS Association St. Louis regional chapter, joined FOX2 to talk about how you can help this summer. Registration for the Walk to Defeat ALS begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. this Saturday in Forest Park.

  • Person in custody in Pacific double homicide

    PACIFIC, MO (KTVI) – Two men were found stabbed to death at around 8:20 p.m. Monday night in a Pacific apartment complex. The Major Case Squad identified Aaron R. Hodges, 22, as the suspect in custody for the murders. Police said Hodges knew the victims and has admitted to stabbing them. Police identified the victims as 26-year-old Cory Dreiling and an as yet unnamed 35-year-old man. Dreiling’s mother discovered both victims in a second-floor unit at the Westmoor Place condos […]

  • Kate Upton

    Kate Upton starring in movie currently filming in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Hollywood is back in St. Louis. Another movie is being filmed at Lambert International Airport bringing more stars like Kate Upton to the Gateway to the West. “We’re lucky today to be able to host a film production the movie called The Layover. They’re in town to shoot some scenes here,” said Lambert Airport spokesman Jeff Lea. The movie is a comedy starring model and actress Kate Upton. It shows the sights and sounds of […]

  • Dellwood Domino’s shooting investigation

    DELLWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Police need your help finding a suspect who allegedly shot a man in front of his children at a Dellwood Domino’s Pizza. Workers there are now taking precautions to stay safe. A near fatal shooting happened April 27th in the parking lot of this Domino’s Pizza. The 38-year-old victim was shot multiple times when trying to buy pizza with is kids. Tequila Hines was one of the workers who ran to help the victim. “When I […]

  • Rams players aid in the effort to raise awareness about homelessness

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Monday over 250 golfers gathered at the Norwood Hills Country Club golf course to raise awareness about homelessness. The event was hosted by the St.Patrick’s Center, which has held the St. Patrick’s Center Irish Open for 31 years to help the homeless. Rams linebacker James Laurinatitis was among the golfers playing in an effort to raise awareness and money. But he wasn’t the only Rams player to be out helping the homeless. Defensive ends William Hayes […]

  • Former St. Louis Ram talks about his new book, “Grid Iron GQ”

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Brandon Williams talks about his new book Grid Iron GQ.  The former wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams now helps athletes create a lifestyle that builds financial freedom. Perfection isn't attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi — Brandon M. Williams (@Gridiron_GQ) May 31, 2015

  • Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Tulip Bulb Giveaway

    (KTVI) – Pick up a tulip bulb for your mom on Mother’s Day. The annual tulip bulb giveaway is at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 11 at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Des Peres. Shelby Bunge from the Brickman Group visited Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss the eighth consecutive year of the giveaway and what changes to expect. There will be tens of thousands of free bulbs, Tulips will be pre-bagged and given away on a […]

  • FBI seeking man for information in sex abuse case

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The FBI is asking for the publics’ help to find an identified as John Doe 29. The FBI says the man may have critical information that could help them find a young girl depicted in a series of photos being sexually abused. John Doe 29 is not being sought as a suspect, only for information on the sex abuse case. The FBI says he could be anywhere in the country and are offering this description:  John […]

  • Decomposing body found in Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are trying to figure out what happened to a person after their body was found  in Forest Park. The body was found in a very popular section of the park near Steinberg Skate rink. Homicide detectives were originally requested for a report of a deceased man found in the lake on Jefferson drive in Forest Park.  As of now, the incident is classified as a suspicious death while investigators await autopsy results. That’s a […]

  • Cardinals fans brave the rain and mud to rally for Opening Day

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Cardinals fans turned out in droves at the opening day pep rally in Kiener Plaza. The Redbirds were a success even in the rain and mud.

  • 37th annual art fair features national artists, live music and more

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – One of the area’s longest running art fairs will be happening this weekend in Queeny Park from Friday through Sunday. The 37th annual Greater St. Louis Art Association’s Art Fair will feature 130 local and national artists and categories range from printmaking to ceramics to photography and more. There will also be wine tastings, live music and activities for the kids. Admission is $5 and the proceeds will go towards the GSLAA’s Art Scholarship Fund. […]