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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

Recent Articles
  • The first Ask April of 2015

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- April Simpson answers your burning questions on the 2015 edition of Ask April. Curious viewers wanted to know everything about her recover, love life, and even her stand on medical marijuana. You asked, and April answered.

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    Indigo children of St. Louis claim they can talk to the dead

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – They claim to see the unseen and talk to loved ones who have passed on. They are Indigo children and they’re living right here in St. Louis and Jerseyville. Nathan Parks, his mom Jodie, and his little sister Hailey are all Indigos. “My first experience was when I was about 6 years old. I saw an angel floating above.” said Jodie Parks “We had poltergeist activity things flying all over the house a shadow man […]

  • Vitiligo and how it affects the body

    Vitiligo and how it affects the body

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There is no vaccine or cure for the disease known as vitiligo. It’s a disease that the late Michael Jackson suffered from, causing loss of skin color in botches. Vitiligo crosses all ethnic groups. Dermatologist Dr. Maude Kandula explains the disease and how it affects the body. FOX 2’s April Simpson talked with Jamal Abdullah about how his life has been affected by the diseases.

  • Nellyville helping young actors become stars

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A break out star from the hit reality show Nellyville is taking over the tube and also the airwaves. The show showcases St. Louis rapper and actor Nelly being a doting dad to four kids, two of his own and two from his late sister Jackie. The music on the show may be on the forefront, but the hit reality show is helping the young stars skyrocket to fame.

  • ‘Cinderella Project’ seeks new, used prom dressed for re-use

    Helping prom dreams come true for local high school students. That’s the idea behind the “Cinderella Project.” Justine Robinson visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to explain the program and talk about where people can drop off their new or gently used prom dresses.

  • Protecting your shoulders while weight training

    In this week’s edition of ‘Train with Mike Wayne,’ we’re talking about protecting our shoulders from injury when lifting weights. If you’d like to train with Mike Wayne, just head to

  • Francis Howell votes to pass cuts to staff

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – Cuts are coming to classrooms of the Francis Howell District. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Francis Howell school board voted unanimously last night to reduce the staff by about 80 employees by the next school year. About half of those getting cut will be teachers. Most of the jobs being cut could occur by attrition, as employees retire or leave for other jobs. Francis Howell is dealing with a $22 million budget shortfall […]

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    Free presentation reveals best spots to see eagles

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – If you want to see eagles soar, there is a free presentation today on the best places in the area to watch them. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will discuss the American bald eagles and its presence in the Alton Bluff Region. The department will also share the best location to spot eagles. The presentation runs from 2-3 p.m. at Senior Services Plus on North Rodgers Ave, in Alton.

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    IDOT looks to reopen two ferries

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is hoping to reopen two ferries on the Illinois River today. The ice on the river has forced the closure of the Brussels and Kampsville Ferries for more than two weeks. The closures will be in effect until the river conditions improve. Since the closures, drivers have been using the Hardin Bridge as a detour.

  • ‘Cinderella’ at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One of the most beloved fairy tales comes to life on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is a Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of “The Sound of Music.” Two stars of the show, Paige Faure and Andy Jones, visit Fox 2 News in the Morning to promote the show. For ticketing information, call MetroTix at 314-534-1111.

  • Nick Cannon hosts “Ferguson Relief” radiothon

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI)- Radio One St. Louis and Old School 95.5 FM teamed up with the St. Louis Regional Business Council to host a radiothon to help raise money for small businesses in Ferguson and surrounding areas. The funds will go to help business owners  affected by the civil unrest following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Award-winning singer, actor, and producer/ host of TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” Nick Cannon, hosted the fundraiser. Cannon and  other celebrities and leaders […]

  • St. Louis’ Best Bridal Show this weekend

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – If you’re looking for good deals as you plan your wedding, then you’ll want to make sure you attend St. Louis’ Best Bridal Show this weekend at the St. Charles Convention Center and Priscilla Visintine is here to tell us more. The St. Louis’ Best Bridal Show runs from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday at the St. Charles Convention Center. For more information, head to