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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
  • Local cancer doctor discusses next steps in President Carter’s fight

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Showing an incredible amount of optimism for a 90-year-old man facing cancer, former president Jimmy Carter detailed his health situation while addressing reporters Thursday from the Carter Center in Atlanta. The former president announced he has melanoma and that it has spread to his liver and brain. Carter said he’ll begin radiation treatments to stop the disease from spreading. Dr. Lynn Cornelius, a dermatologist at Washington University specializing in melanoma, said Carter will likely receive a […]

  • McDonald’s gives 24 outstanding students scholarships

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – McDonald’s St. Louis and Metro East are teaming up to help 24 outstanding students dream of going to college become a reality. Local owners of McDonald’s Wednesday gave out $72,000 of scholarships to the students. In recognitions of the student achievements McDonald’s is hosting events in the Ferguson area despite the current unrest in the North St. Louis community. Each of the college bound students is receiving a $3,000 scholarship in addition to laptop computers. Jimmy […]

  • Beauty tips to beat the summer heat

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Although we’re receiving a break this week, the August heat usually causes us to sweat profusely. If you’ve ever worried about your makeup sweating off have no fear! Sonja Shin, Hello Beauty, stopped by FOX2 to share some of her beauty picks to help you beat the heat. For more of Shins tips you can visit her blog: hellobeautyblog.com.

  • Several Granite City students die before school year starts

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – There will be more on their minds than their classes when students in the Granite City school district return to school this month. Two current students and two former students have died in the past two and a half months. Senior Abbey McElroy was killed in a car accident. Incoming freshman Toney Grahm died June 17th after collapsing during a voluntary preseason football practice. 2014 graduate Zachary Boland died in a forklift accident on June […]

  • The Blender with Kevin Johnson

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s Friday and that mean’s it’s time to go “front row” with St. Louis Post- Dispatch music critic and Blender Blog host Kevin Johnson for scoop on the big concerts coming to town. Chris Brown- Thursday night canceled, Scottrade Center Twenty One Pilots- Oct. 31, Chaifetz Arena, sold out Patti Labelle- Oct 10, Peabody Opera House, Cedric the Entertainer and friends, benefit for SSM health  st. Mary’s hospital Mastisyahu- Oct. 23, Sheldon Concert Hall Ruben Studdard- […]

  • Tax free weekend starts Friday

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) Tax free weekend is back! Sean Phillips, St. Louis in Style, stopped by FOX2 with some items for back to school needs. The following purchases can be tax free: Clothing: any article have a taxable value of $100 or less School supplies: cannot exceed $50 per purchase Computer software: must be $350 or less Personal computers: cannot be more than $3,500 Computer peripheral devices: cannot be more than $3,500 Tax free weekend runs Friday through Sunday.

  • BBB cautions consumers from using discount bankruptcy service

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to avoid Critique Services, a discount bankruptcy service. The BBB has received complaints that the company has mishandled paperwork, lengthy filing delays and poor customer service. To read the full release you can visit the BBB’s website: bbb.org/stlouis.

  • 15th annual Community Cuts for Kids takes place this weekend

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For the past 15 years, Craig Blac has volunteered his services to provide school supplies and confidence for kids in the form of a hair cut for families in need. Community Cuts for Kids will be at the Lessie Bates Family Development Center on State Street in East St. Louis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and the O’Fallon Park Rec Complex YMCA on West Florisant in St. Louis from 2 p.m. to 6 […]

  • Gov. Nixon gets update on effort to help the Normandy and Riverview Gardens School Districts

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in North St. Louis County Tuesday to receive an update on the progress of the The St. Louis Regional Collaborative for Education Excellence for the Normandy and Riverview School Districts. With school only weeks away from starting in the Normandy and Riverview Gardens School District, district leaders say they are ready. In a meeting today the St. Louis Regional Collaborative for Educational Excellence updated Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on […]

  • The Blender with Kevin Johnson

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s Friday and that mean’s it’s time to go “front row” with Post- Dispatch music critic and Blender Blog host Kevin Johnson for scoop on the big concerts coming to town. K. Michelle, Fox Theatre, canceled Gary Clark Jr., Feb. 28, the Pageant Rick Springfield, Oct. 1, River City Back 2 School Fest with Rich Homie Quan, Sept. 27, Scottrade Chance the Rapper, Oct. 13, the Pageant Joey Bada$$, Oct. 18, the Ready Room Festival of […]

  • The Humane Society needs your help

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Humane Society is at CAT-pacity! There are many cats and kittens that are looking to be adopted at all three area shelters. For a limited time you can adopt a cat for $10 and a kitten for $50, rabies tag included. To prevent overpopulation the Humane Society wants to remind you of the importance of having all furry friends neutered or spayed. To find a shelter near you, you can visit their website: hsmo.org.

  • Summer skincare regiments

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The heat can do a number on your skin. To help protect it FOX2’s beauty expert Sonja Shin shared the best ways to care for your skin this summer. For more of Sonja’s tips you can visit her website: hellobeautyblog.com.