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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
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Tulip Bulb Giveaway

    (KTVI) – Pick up a tulip bulb for your mom on Mother’s Day. The annual tulip bulb giveaway is at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 11 at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Des Peres. Shelby Bunge from the Brickman Group visited Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss the eighth consecutive year of the giveaway and what changes to expect. There will be tens of thousands of free bulbs, Tulips will be pre-bagged and given away on a […]

  • FBI seeking man for information in sex abuse case

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The FBI is asking for the publics’ help to find an identified as John Doe 29. The FBI says the man may have critical information that could help them find a young girl depicted in a series of photos being sexually abused. John Doe 29 is not being sought as a suspect, only for information on the sex abuse case. The FBI says he could be anywhere in the country and are offering this description:  John […]

  • Decomposing body found in Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are trying to figure out what happened to a person after their body was found  in Forest Park. The body was found in a very popular section of the park near Steinberg Skate rink. Homicide detectives were originally requested for a report of a deceased man found in the lake on Jefferson drive in Forest Park.  As of now, the incident is classified as a suspicious death while investigators await autopsy results. That’s a […]

  • Cardinals fans brave the rain and mud to rally for Opening Day

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Cardinals fans turned out in droves at the opening day pep rally in Kiener Plaza. The Redbirds were a success even in the rain and mud.

  • 37th annual art fair features national artists, live music and more

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – One of the area’s longest running art fairs will be happening this weekend in Queeny Park from Friday through Sunday. The 37th annual Greater St. Louis Art Association’s Art Fair will feature 130 local and national artists and categories range from printmaking to ceramics to photography and more. There will also be wine tastings, live music and activities for the kids. Admission is $5 and the proceeds will go towards the GSLAA’s Art Scholarship Fund. […]

  • Former Cardinal Curt Ford talks about being attacked at gas station

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Hateful and degrading, that’s how former St. Louis Cardinal Player Curt Ford describes what happened to him last month at this gas station in Fenton. “I get out of my car I notice he gets out looking at me screaming all this racial stuff… St. Louis County Police arrested 37-year-old James Street. He is charged with one count of 3rd degree assault motivated by discrimination. The incident has now been deemed a hate crime. “It really […]

  • Blender with Kevin Johnson

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Another Friday means another visit from St. Louis Post-Dispatch music critic and Blender Blog host, Kevin Johnson, who talks about the upcoming shows and events in St. Louis

  • Homeowner discovers burglar in her kitchen

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – A homeowner discovers a person standing in her kitchen at 4 am Wednesday morning. The home was located on Oak Park drive. The suspect ran off and the homeowner called 911. Minutes later, officers arrived and saw a red Nissan Cube leaving the area. Police followed the vehicle, but lost it. The vehicle was later found in the area of Maryville Center and I-64.

  • Lambert airport beefing up facilities to cater private and business events

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Weddings at the airport? Absolutely. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has expanded its offerings of special event, business, and private gathering spaces with sweeping views of the airfield, expert catering services, and amenities. The newest location is Lambert’s B Concourse, which provides the perfect backdrop for large gatherings with nearly 26,000 square feet of customizable space. Rental rates are $1,500 for 5 hours on weekends, and $1,300 for 5 hours on weekdays. The Lindbergh Conference Room is […]

  • Local McDonald’s owners giving away scholarships

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – College tuition continues to increase, but a local group of business owners is offering their help. Jimmie Williams, owner of an East St. Louis McDonald’s franchise, has joined an effort to make college dreams a reality for local students with scholarship opportunities. “We came together because education is important,” Williams said. “Opportunity and hope is important, so giving out these scholarships is important in the St. Louis area.” Local McDonald’s owners partnered with the […]

  • Front Row with Kevin Johnson

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – It’s Friday again and that means it’s time to go “Front Row” with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s music critic and author of the Blender Blog, Kevin Johnson, who gives the scoop on the big concerts coming to town.

  • JGE Retro releases new mixtape in the Delmar Loop

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – The musical duo JGE Retro is having a mixtape release party and concert today at the Pageant in the Delmar Loop. The event is free and will be filmed for BET’s reality TV show, Nellyville. Doors will open at 7 p.m. JGE Retro talk about their new mixtape, Transition Day, as well as their event.