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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
  • 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

  • Dangerous game making huge surge on social media

    (KTVI)– It’s a dangerous game that has been around for years. But now social media is giving this potentially deadly contest even more steam. It only takes a few seconds and in an instant your loved one is gone. This is the reality for Leslie Zalaback as I showed her how the game similar to the one that claimed her sons life is making a huge surge on Facebook. Fourteen-year-old Troy Zalaback played the choking game, but this thrill seeking […]

  • Great outfits for the pool, in the country and at a lake

    (KTVI)- Looking for the perfect outfit for a pool party or a weekend in the country or a lake? Sean Phillips, from St. Louis in Style, has a few suggestions. * Pool Parties – Orange & White * Weekend In The Country – Green & Cream * At The Lake – Blue & White * In The City – Black & Khaki To see more go to stlouisinstyle.com

  • ‘Must have’ items for your college dorm room

    (KTVI)- Thursday is the last day of July, which means students will soon be heading off to college. Frances Percich, from the St. Louis Outlet Mall, has some essential items for the dorm. To see more of these items head to stlouisoutletmall.com