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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
  • Francis Howell votes to pass cuts to staff

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – Cuts are coming to classrooms of the Francis Howell District. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Francis Howell school board voted unanimously last night to reduce the staff by about 80 employees by the next school year. About half of those getting cut will be teachers. Most of the jobs being cut could occur by attrition, as employees retire or leave for other jobs. Francis Howell is dealing with a $22 million budget shortfall […]

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    Free presentation reveals best spots to see eagles

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – If you want to see eagles soar, there is a free presentation today on the best places in the area to watch them. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will discuss the American bald eagles and its presence in the Alton Bluff Region. The department will also share the best location to spot eagles. The presentation runs from 2-3 p.m. at Senior Services Plus on North Rodgers Ave, in Alton.

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    IDOT looks to reopen two ferries

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is hoping to reopen two ferries on the Illinois River today. The ice on the river has forced the closure of the Brussels and Kampsville Ferries for more than two weeks. The closures will be in effect until the river conditions improve. Since the closures, drivers have been using the Hardin Bridge as a detour.

  • ‘Cinderella’ at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One of the most beloved fairy tales comes to life on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is a Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of “The Sound of Music.” Two stars of the show, Paige Faure and Andy Jones, visit Fox 2 News in the Morning to promote the show. For ticketing information, call MetroTix at 314-534-1111.

  • Nick Cannon hosts “Ferguson Relief” radiothon

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI)- Radio One St. Louis and Old School 95.5 FM teamed up with the St. Louis Regional Business Council to host a radiothon to help raise money for small businesses in Ferguson and surrounding areas. The funds will go to help business owners  affected by the civil unrest following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Award-winning singer, actor, and producer/ host of TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” Nick Cannon, hosted the fundraiser. Cannon and  other celebrities and leaders […]

  • St. Louis’ Best Bridal Show this weekend

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – If you’re looking for good deals as you plan your wedding, then you’ll want to make sure you attend St. Louis’ Best Bridal Show this weekend at the St. Charles Convention Center and Priscilla Visintine is here to tell us more. The St. Louis’ Best Bridal Show runs from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday at the St. Charles Convention Center. For more information, head to StLouisBestBridal.com.

  • Grandmother ‘Nezzie’ cooks up delicious Jamaican eats

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – While she doesn’t operate a traditional restaurant, grandma ‘Nezzie’ is a caterer and author specializing in Jamaican cuisine. The 83-year-old recently published ‘Nezzie’s Jamaican Cuisine,” a labor of love she’s been working on since 1982. The book not only features her recipes, but Jamaican history as well. Nezzie talks with April Simpson about some of her favorite dishes on this week’s My Business Monday.

  • Civil Rights protester recounts story behind ‘Selma’

    ST. LOUIS – The Civil Rights film Selma opens in theaters across America today. Fox 2’s April Simpson sat down with Alvery Williams, one of the 600 marchers present for an infamous moment in history known as ‘Bloody Sunday.’ The protesters assembled in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965 to journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge en route to Mongtomery. Just short of the bridge, they protesters found their way blocked by Alabama state troopers and local police, who ordered […]

  • Woman robbed of car after accident in St. Louis County

    FENTON, Mo. (AP) _ St. Louis County police are investigating after a woman was robbed of her car after it was struck from behind by another vehicle. Authorities say the crime on Sunday was similar to one that occurred Dec. 26 in Kirkwood. The latest carjacking was in south St. Louis County. Police say the 23-year-old victim’s car was struck from behind by a car with four men inside. Police spokesman Brian Schellman says that when the woman got out, […]

  • Mark Anthony Collections- Christmas gift ideas

    (KTVI)- Mark Anthony stopped by to give us some amazing Christmas gift ideas! For additional information visit: mark-anthonys-collections.com  

  • Students collect toothpaste to break Guinness world record

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Students at Parkway South High School have set a new Guinness world record. The record will also help a good cause. “About two months ago my students and I visited a local food pantry called Circle of Concern. While we were there we were able to interview them on what their needs were as a pantry in our community. They also informed us that personal hygiene products were not covered under government assistant programs. Which […]

  • Police worried over toy guns being modified into real guns

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Investigators at Illinois state police headquarters want to make sure you are aware of a case they are working right now involving toy guns being altered to fire real bullets. The weapons were discovered in December in Granite City. One was a super soaker squirt gun that still had its plastic colorful exterior. However on the inside this was no toy. The toy gun was set up to fire shot gun shells. The other gun that […]