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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
  • Post-Dispatch Photographer captures a town in turmoil

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – He’s in the trenches of the Ferguson protests taking pictures and capturing history. Post-Dispatch photographer David Carson gets up close and personal in a town in turmoil.

  • Christmas lights, safety with Rottler Pest Solutions

    (KTVI)- If you’re searching for inspiration when it comes to putting up your Christmas lights, maybe Rottler Pest Solutions can help. Jay Everitt with Rottler gives us some safety tips and tells us how they can help your home look perfect for the holidays.\ For additional information visit: rottler.com  

  • BBB: Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping advice

    (KTVI)- Competition for holiday dollars has pushed many retailers to offer deals before Thanksgiving or on the holiday itself. In addition to the Black Friday deals, the Monday after Thanksgiving known as Cyber Monday is also a big holiday shopping day. Chris Thetford with the Better Business Bureau gives us some holiday shopping advice. Black Friday shopping advice: Protect your personal information Check the site’s security settings and privacy policy Know the company’s refund and return policies Do not rely […]

  • Motown the Musical

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  From the Jackson Five and Diana Ross to Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, the music of Motown changed America. Now those great artists and their songs are featured in the hit show “Motown the Musical”playing now at the  Fabulous Fox Theater. Director Charles Randolph-Wright talks about the show. “Motown the Musical” is playing at the Fabulous Fox Theater tonight through November 30th

  • Mother Model Management

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It`s an evening celebrating iconic fashion moments and the international success of Mother Model Management. Both Jeff and Mary Clark are in the FOX 2 studios to talk about the fashion show. The fashion show will feature models who have walked the runways of Saint Laurent, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prade, and Calvin Klein. The creative team producing this years event is led by Tiana Gandelman. Tiana`s creative production credits include, X Factor US, X Factor […]

  • Local modeling agency talks about its success

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – They discover the undiscovered. Jeff and Mary Clarke are the owners of Mother Model Management. In 1997 Mary discovered Jeff in what was then Northwest Plaza Mall. The two hit it off. A couple of years later the two were married. A union that started an empire discovering model turned actor Ashton Kutcher. As the founders of Mother Model, Mary sees part of her job as just that being a mother to young models. Next up […]

  • ZapStrips

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Ever thought about the information you’re leaving behind when you throw away old medicine bottles? ZapStrips is a local company erasing your personal information from your old medicine bottles in efforts to prevent medical identity theft and prescription drug fraud. ZapStrips 111 West Port Plaza Drive, Ste. 600 St. Louis, Missouri 63146 www.zapstrips.com

  • Sweetie Pies gave Tim Norman a second chance in life

    (KTVI) – Sweetie pies has become a St. Louis staple that is now spreading its wings. The man behind the brand is Tim Norman. In the words of Shakespeare, to be or not to be, for a while it seemed it was not to be for Tim. Growing up the son of one of the famed Ikettes, Robbie Montgomery, and Tim seemed to follow in the footsteps of his troubled father spending 10 and a half years behind bars for […]

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    April Simpson shares her father’s Vietnam POW story

    My father Delton Simpson served as a gunner in the Vietnam War in 1969 -1970. Sadly the majority of his platoon were killed in the war. My father was taken as a POW who was later released. His physical scars were visible. His mental scars hidden, a result of PTSD. Now a disabled veteran my dad continues to fight for the well being of his fellow war veterans. Thank you all for risking your lives for all of us. April […]

  • Comedian Gary “G-Thang” Johnson to perform at Chaifezt Arena Friday

    (KTVI)- You can catch “Mike Epps & Deray Davis’s after dark tour”… At eight tonight at the Chaifetz Arena. For tickets :  Call Chaifetz box office at 314- 977- 50000 Or Ticketmaster at  1800-745-30000 Mike Epps & Deray Davis After Dark Tour 8am Tonight Chaifetz Arena 1 S. Compton Avenue (314) 977-5000 For additional information visit: ticketmaster.com    

  • Rapper Yak Boy Fresh on tour with Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony

    (KTVI)- After spending the year touring with bone thugs ‘n’ harmony… St. Louis native Yak Boy Fresh is back in town. tonight he’ll be performing with bone thugs ‘n’ harmony  at Pop’s nightclub. Yak Boy Fresh w/ Bone Thugs ~N~ Harmony 7pm Tonight Pop’s Nightclub 401 Monsanto Avenue East St. Louis, IL (618) 274-6720  

  • Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine to offer free fertility screenings

    (KTVI)- If you’re thinking about having a baby, the Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine is offering free fertility screenings this weekend. Dr. Peter Ahlering  joins us today to talk about the event. The free fertility screenings runs from 8:30a.m. until 6p.m. on Friday. They’ll also take place from 8a.m. until noon on Saturday… The Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine is located in Chesterfield. Appointments are required. For additional information visit: mcrmfertility.com or call (636) 489- 24-24.