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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
  • Jim Edmonds: My dream life faded fast

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The lights are dark at Busch Stadium Thursday night, as Cardinals fans hope the lights will be on in October. Former player Jim Edmonds remembers World Series play. Fox 2’s April Simpson sat down with Edmonds who says his dream life faded fast.

  • Celebrity Name Game show comes to FOX 2 this Fall

    (KTVI) – A hilarious new game show is coming to FOX 2.  It’s called, “Celebrity Name Game” and combines the best of pop culture with the best of comedy. It’s hosted by Emmy-nominated funnyman Craig Ferguson.  He joined us live on FOX 2 News to talk about the upcoming show.  You can see the show beginning Monday, Sept. 22 at 11:35 p.m.  

  • Fashion that flatters your body type

    (KTVI) – As you start to stock your closet with new fall fashions, be sure to play up your shape and select pieces that are most flattering for your body type. Sean Phillips from St Louis In Style.com talks about the best pieces to wear for your body type.

  • Kenrick’s can cover your Labor Day festivities

    (KTVI) – What are you doing this Labor Day weekend? Anyone in the family willing to take on a pig roast? If not, Kenrick`s Catering has you covered. Mike the “Meat Man” and Steve Weinmann show just what you can look forward to. Kenrick`s Meats & Catering 4324 Weber Road 314-631-2440 Kenricks.com

  • Choosing the right hair color

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Kendra Christian of Sew St. Louis Salon talks about the nuances of coloring your hair. Sew St. Louis Salon is located at 2172 N. Waterford Drive in Florissant. You can reach them at 314-942-9000.

  • JCC Used Book Sale!

    (KTVI) – Thousands of books will be available for sales at the next JCC Used Book Sale.  It’s returning to the Staenberg Family Complex.  You can find paperback for the winter months ahead or explore new genres at a fraction of the price of larger retail outlets. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Roswell and Wilma Messing Cultural Arts and Education Department. The event is happening: SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 – THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 SUNDAY – ADMISSION IS $10 – SALE […]

  • Ron and Kandy Isley talk life behind the music

    (KTVI) – He’s a legend in the music industry with a successful career that spans decades.   To this day, music icon Ron Isley continues to churn out hit after hit. FOX 2’s April Simpson sat down with Ron and his wife Kandy in their home for an exclusive look behind the music.

  • Celebrities wearing questionable outfits

    (KTVI)- Kim and April do a segment called “They wore That?’. They talk about the questionable outfits from Rihanna, Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez and Bethany Frankel.

  • whoisthatkid

    Who is that kid?

    (KTVI)- Kim, Kevin and April play “Who is this kid” during the 9 a.m. news.

  • “14th Annual Community Cuts for Kids” this weekend

    (KTVI)- It’s back to school time. During these tough times not every student’s family is able to afford a new haircut for the start of classes. Former St. Louis radio personality, Craig Blac, is making it possible to do so. Blac talks about the “Community Cuts for Kids” program, what inspired him to start the program, who provides the haircuts and more. The “14th Annual Community Cuts for Kids” will be held in two locations this weekend. From 10:00 a.m. […]

  • Celebrity waiters night at Bravo! Cucina Italiana Thursday

    (KTVI)- How would you like to rub elbows with some local celebrities and help a good cause at the same time? That is exactly what’s happening with the “Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s 24th Annual Celebrity Waiters Night”. Val Joyner, from the Crisis Nursery, along with Chris Hardy and chef Brittney Kirn from Bravo! Cucina Italiana, talk about the event. Bravo! Cucina Italiana is joined by J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood and McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood. The “Saint Louis Crisis […]

  • Personal trainer Mike Wayne talks super grains

    (KTVI)- It’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time to train with Mike Wayne. April talks with Mike about super grains. These include brown rice and quinoa. To contact Mike Wayne visit his website at trainwithmikewayne.com or my email at personaltrainermikewayne@gmail.com