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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
  • 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.  

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    Pink Event at St. Louis Premium Outlet

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – October is the breast cancer awareness month, and St. Louis Premium Outlets is teaming up with Susan G. Komen to support breast cancer awareness, outreach, research, and treatment programs in its local community through the annual October Pink Event. During the month of October, shoppers can visit the on-site Information Center to donate $10 to benefit Komen and then enjoy a rewarding day of shopping at the Premium Outlets® Pink Event. Pink is the color […]

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    L’Ecole Culinare: Pumpkin Soup

    (KTVI) – There are so many things you can do with a pumpkin. Chef Shuman from L’Ecole Culinare showed us how to make Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Creme Fraiche and toasted pumpkin seeds  soup. They’re  celebrating Oktoberfest with an open house on Friday, October 17, from 4-7 p.m. The next class starts on 11/3.  

  • Former 800lb Missouri man’s Facebook workout videos inspire the nation

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – Their motto is get up, get out, and do something and that motto seems to be working they are Team Larry. This three member pack of pals centers around 39 year old Larry Evans, a once 800 pound man, now down to 587 pounds.  No gimmicks, no surgeries, no fad diets all natural and all for one purpose, a chance at a normal life. Larry says his two year weight loss journey has been filled with […]

  • Cancer patient beating the odds

    (KTVI) – It’s a story of hope, north St. Louis County nurse is given six months to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Now it’s the simple things in life that now make April White happy. The former nurse and mother of three can be seen by some as a walking miracle. April was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which had spread to her liver and lymph nodes; doctors gave her six months to live, a time line that she […]

  • A conversation with Michael McMillan on serving St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – He has been on the front lines of the protests in Ferguson and April Simpson talked exclusively with Urban League President Michael McMillan about growing up in St. Louis and what led him to seek a career in community service. Follow April Simpson on Facebook and Twitter: April Simpson on Facebook April Simpson on Twitter Email: april.simpson@tvstl.com