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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
  • Sew St. Louis Salon: “5 simple hairstyles done in under 5 minutes”

    (KTVI)- We all want to look good. But some days you just don’t have the time to spend on getting ready. Kendra Christian from the Sew St. Louis Salon stopped by to show us “5 simple hairstyles you can do in under 5 minutes.” The 5 hairstyles include: 1) Hairline Braid/Side Braid 2) Bump Ponytail 3) Bun 4) Side-swept ponytail 5) Wear a Hat! Sew St. Louis Salon is located at 2172 North Waterford Drive in Florissant. You can call […]

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    “Sync or Swim” R & B Tribute this weekend

    (KTVI) – KUT-NUP Productions presents as Old School Blast Featuring “Sync or Swim”, an R & B Tribute Show. Where: The Ambassador Concert Center 9800 Halls Ferry Road St. Louis, MO 63136 (314) 869-9090 Date: Saturday, October 25th Time: Doors open at 7:00pm-until, tickets are $15 (includes the live show, dinner and the after party). For more information: Visit our website to purchase tickets for more information at: http://www.kutnupproductions.com.

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    Show Me Kicks back again

    (KTVI) – The Show Me Kicks Expo is the biggest buy, sale, and trade sneaker event in the history of Saint Louis. The event takes place November 1, 2014 at Union Station. For information on becoming a vendor, sponsorship, or general admission please email info@showmekicks.com or  visit http://www.ShowMeKicks.com.

  • Comedian Guy Torre hosts FOX 2 News at 9 a.m.

    (KTVI) – Comedian Guy Torre spent the morning with April Simpson in the FOX 2 Studios.

  • “Operation Christmas Child” National Collection Week

    (KTVI)-  The Christmas season is approaching and that makes for happy times for children who are expecting Christmas gifts.   But there are some kids who don’t get anything for Christmas. Julie Northrip  with Operation Christmas Child is trying to change that and you can help. Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week is November 17-24.  The items collected will be packed into boxes and sent to children in need. Some of the items include: tell each person that they have to […]

  • Alexa Curtis – A Life int he Fashion Lane

    (KTVI) – She’s a teen fashion blogger and she’s making a statement.  Alexa Curtis stopped by FOX 2 to show off some of the latest styles and how you can have fashion for less. http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.com  

  • MTV’s “Are You The One?”

    (KTVI) – In the most ambitious dating experiment ever attempted, 10 single women were selected and put through an extensive matchmaking process to find 10 single guys who are their perfect match. Now all 20 are living together in Puerto Rico trying to figure out who is their match and if they do, they’ll split the largest cash prize in MTV history – ONE MILLION DOLLARS. But this season….there`s a twist. An 11th girl will join the house as a […]

  • Top educational apps from Verizon Wireless

    (KPLR)- With summer in the rear-view mirror and children back in the swing of school, it’s time to showcase a handful of helpful apps that can keep them engaged and learning. Verizon spokesperson Shawn Fields stopped by to share their top educational apps for kids. Educational apps and utilities, such as the Verizon Wireless Educational Tools, play an increasingly important role in furthering students` learning and enhancing their coursework. Shawn also gave us a list of Top Picks to help […]

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    Touhill: “In the Red and Brown Water”

    (KTVI) – In the mood for the theatre?  Head over to UMSL to see “In the Red and Brown Water”  It’s presented by the UMSL Fine Arts & Communications division. Combing Yoruba and African-American culture, In the Red and Brown Water tells the story of Oya, a promising track star.  As a girl, she must choose between her dreams and caring for her ailing mother.  As a woman, she must choose between the man she lives with and the one […]

  • Taste of Benton Park

    (KTVI) – Taste of Benton Park is this weekend and it showcases some of the restaurants in the Benton Park area. Thirteen local restaurants are participating.  It all takes place Saturday, October 4 from 1 pm to 6 pm at the corner of Arsenal and Jefferson.

  • Curtis Young sets up office in East St. Louis

    (KTVI) – If you’re talented, there’s a place you can go right here in the Midwest to have your talent heard. Curtis Young, owner of “Forever Young Entertainment” and the “Show ‘Em What You Got Foundation” is calling on artists to join his development program. Young, the son of famed rapper Dr. Dre, and Clint Collins at Studio 618 Entertainment are focused on helping the youth find their voice. He talked about the program and how you can get involved.

  • Klingons and the ARCHON Convention

    (KTVI) – The Klingons are coming! And they’ll be at the 38th legendary ARCHON Science Fiction Convention. It’s happening October 3 -5 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill.