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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
  • Churches organize “A Day of Hope” in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – More than 40 area churches are coming together to organize “A Day of Hope,” a family friendly event in Ferguson. Bishop Larry Jones, Greater Grace Church, joined FOX2 to talk about the community building event. “A Day of Hope” will take place Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Forestwood Park located at 806 Ferguson Ave. For more information you can visit their website: convoyofhope.org/outreach/ferguson.

  • Gateway to Dreams hosts expo for women to achieve dreams

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – In the era of women “having it all,” it can be difficult knowing where to learn about the balance of dreams and family. Gateway to Dreams is hosting “Celebration of Women: Dreams and Possibilities,” a full day of speakers and opportunities for women to learn about financial planning, leadership, fitness, healthy eating, relationships, and more. The expo will take place Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Chesterfield Mall on the first floor by […]

  • Man’s best friend can find bed bugs before they bite

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – You may know dogs have a stronger sense of smell than humans, but did you know that they can track down bed bugs? Jay Everitt, Rottler Pest and Lawn Solutions, stopped by FOX 2 to share how dogs can see if you have bed bugs. For more information on Rottler Pest Control you can visit their website: rottler.com.

  • Couple offended by receipt at Patrick’s meets with owner

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – A West Port Plaza restaurant owner wants to make sure a couple offended by one of his former servers is comfortable coming back to his business. FOX2’s April Simpson continues to follow this controversy as the owner of Patrick’s sat down face to face with the customers. Forgiveness to the owner of Patrick’s Bar and Grill in Westport after Kimberli Wilson got a receipt from a former server that rubbed Kimberli Wilson the wrong way. […]

  • Patrick’s customer won’t return following restaurants apology

    MARYLAND HEGHTS, MO (KTVI) – A waitress is fired because of the way she labeled a pair of customers on a receipt at Patrick’s in Westport Plaza. FOX2’s April Simpson spoke Monday to the customers and owner of Patrick’s about the incident that left both parties hurt. This is a receipt from Patrick’s Westport Grill in Westport Plaza, but take a closer look and you’ll see how the waitress labeled the customers with two words. The words written by a […]

  • The Blender with Kevin Johnson

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis Post-Dispatch music critic and “Blender Blog” host Kevin Johnson visits FOX 2 News in the Morning to share the scoop on the upcoming concerts coming to town this summer. For more information visit stltoday.com/blender

  • St. Louis County reports 2 cases of mosquito borne illness Chikunguny

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – You’ve most likely heard of west Nile, but what about Chikungunya? Both are mosquito borne illnesses. Chikungunya is spread by daytime mosquitoes, while West Nile is spread by mosquitoes that feed at night. Heavy rains followed by hot weather are causing the mosquito population in our area to flourish. “Chikungunya is a viral illness that makes the individual who gets it feel contorted. It makes them feel there is a lot of joint pain. There can […]

  • Travel beauty essentials

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – When you’re planning a vacation it can be difficult deciding what you’re going to pack. Sonja Shin, Hello Beauty blogger, joined FOX2 to share some beauty essentials, perfect for travel. For more of Shin’s beauty tips you can visit her website: hellobeautyblog.com.

  • How to wear summer’s “it” dress

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A little black dress is a staple in every woman’s closet, but a little white dress is perfect for the summer. Sean Phillips, St. Louis in Style, shared how you can best wear this summer fashion trend. For more of Phillips’ fashion tips you can visit his website: stlouisinstyle.com.

  • Michael Brown’s father says Chicago exhibit of his son is disgusting

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It’s labeled as a work of art; an exhibit in Chicago featuring a life size portrayal of Michael Brown after he was killed last year in Ferguson. FOX2’s April Simpson sat down with Michael Brown Senior in an exclusive interview you will only be on FOX2. The new art exhibit now on display at an art gallery in Chicago is disgusting to Michael Brown Senior. The exhibit titled confronting truths; wake up features the works of […]

  • The Blender with Kevin Johnson

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s Friday and that means it’s time to go front row with St. Louis Post- Dispatch Music Critic and Blender Blog Host, Kevin Johnson. He stopped by FOX 2 News in the Morning to give the scoop on the big concerts coming to town. Concert list: Meghan Trainor, Tuesday at the Pageant, show is on, first date of the tour Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa, Tuesday, Hollywood J. Scheidegger Center for the Performing Arts, 2015-2016 season […]

  • The perfect sunglasses for summer

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Summer is the time to break out your sunglasses. St. Louis designer Mark Anthony talks about his upcoming event “Sexy Sunnies.” The event will be Saturday, August 1 from 1-4p.m. at the store located on the first floor of the Chesterfield Mall.