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Shirley Washington joined KTVI in April on 2007 as an anchor/reporter for FOX 2 News. Shirley anchors FOX 2 News Weekend edition and also reports weekdays for FOX 2 News.

Shirley is a native St. Louisan and a graduate of Roosevelt High School. Go Rough Riders! Shirley graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.

Prior to KTVI, Shirley was a manager in the public relations department at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Shirley is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, having excelled as an anchor/reporter at KDFW-TV, FOX 4 in Dallas, Texas for more than 7 years. Previous to FOX 4, Shirley worked at WAGA- TV in Atlanta, Georgia and WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shirley is a published author. Her book “The Motherhood Club: Help, Hope and Inspiration from New Mothers for New Mothers” helps new mothers learn about various emotional, physical and psychological effects of mothering. Shirley’s book was included in Sally Jessy Raphael’s book club, The Red Eyeglass Series.

Shirley is married and lives with her family in St. Louis. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling and spending time with her family.


Recent Articles
  • U CITY in bloom aims to show the city’s diversity

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – Drive down Olive Boulevard in University City and you will notice something amazing is happening. A three mile stretch of the Boulevard between McKnight and Sutter is beginning to resemble an art gallery with artists using utility boxes as a canvass of choice to paint pictures that reflect their idea of diversity. U City in Bloom, a local nonprofit commissioned ten artists to paint ten utility boxes along Olive unify the community and beautify the street […]

  • Science teachers discuss ways to educate students about eclipse

    ST. LOUIS – Middle school science teachers in the St. Louis Public School District are playing the role of students. They are learning all they can about the Total Solar Eclipse so they can explain the incredible celestial spectacle to their young scholars. Teachers from schools throughout the district met at McKinley Middle School this week to study and do experiments so they can be prepared to explain the once in a lifetime event to their students without hesitation. There’s […]

  • St. Louis Surge to celebrate 2017 season with fans at Ballpark Village

    CLAYTON, MO – The St. Louis Surge are moving full speed ahead after playing in the Women’s Blue-Chip Basketball League National Championship Tournament Sunday at Fontbonne University.  The Surge vying for their second consecutive national title had fans on the edge of their seats. The winning title came down to two shots. The Surge fell short.  The missed shots lead to the Georgia Soul claiming victory by a score of 63-64.  The Surge lost the big game, but won the […]

  • Robbie Montgomery, Rep. Lacy Clay honored at Urban League Conference black-tie gala

    ST. LOUIS – Downtown bars and restaurants are seeing plenty of foot traffic, as it is another busy night on the streets of St. Louis. Inside America’s Center, a large gala for the National Urban League Conference. The black-tie event is one of the highlights of the national conference. It’s an upscale, elegant affair with a purpose – to honor people from across the country who have achieved remarkable success and who are serving the community in positive ways. Two prominent […]

  • St. Louis women return from once-in-a-lifetime trip to Israel

    ST. LOUIS – Eighteen St. Louis-area mothers just returned from the trip of a lifetime and are now planning to use the experience to help change lives in their communities. The women traveled to Israel as part of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project. The organization, founded nine years ago, has helped more than 10,000 women from 26 countries make the trip.

  • Spreading The Love Youth Singers perform at the Missouri History Museum

    ST. LOUIS – Spreading The Love Youth Singers put on quite a show at the Missouri History Museum Wednesday night.  A group of 20 youngsters from the St. Louis area showcased their reality through songs and poetry to coincide with the #1 in Civil Rights exhibit on display at the museum. The finale included the unveiling of a campaigned called “UnGun: Putting down your weapon choosing to spread love. The group’s performance was presented by Show Me Arts Academy founded […]

  • Youth from across the U.S. to attend Urban League’s Youth Leadership Summit

    ST. LOUIS – More than 300 young people from across the country are in St. Louis to attend the Urban League’s Youth Leadership Summit.  They packed Graham Chapel at Washington University Tuesday where Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League delivered an inspiring message about using cell phones and technology as tools of empowerment. The five-day Leadership Summit is part of the 2017 Urban League National Conference, which gets underway at the America’s Center in downtown St. […]

  • Lacy Clay Center for Children’s Health grand opening

    ST. LOUIS – The Lacy Clay Center for Children’s Health helps children struggling with emotional, mental and behavioral health issues. The center is a 6 million dollar health facility that offers various programs designed to help children heal. They provide a warm, kid friendly environment adorned with uplifting art. Many community members and dignitaries were on hand for the facility’s grand opening. The Lacy Clay Center for Children’s Health is located at 56-47 Delmar and provides services to children, ages […]

  • National Urban League Conference comes to St. Louis next week

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis is preparing to host one of the largest conventions of the year. More than 20,000 people are expected to arrive in the Gateway City next week to attend the 2017 National Urban League Conference at the America’s Center. The civil rights and social service organization, in partnership with Salvation Army, will open the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center during the convention on the site of the QuikTrip that burned down during the civil unrest that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • New procedure brings hope to those needing aortic valve replacement

    There’s new hope for high risk patients diagnosed with aortic stenosis, a condition that constricts the aortic valve in the heart preventing blood from flowing throughout the body. Instead of performing open heart surgery to fix the problem, heart surgeons at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital can also perform a procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR, which allows doctors to go through the leg to replace a bad aortic valve with a new one. Studies show the […]

  • Wash U. researchers design computer games to help children with hearing loss

    ST. LOUIS – Researchers at Washington University have come up with a unique way to help children with hearing loss. They created a new computer game software program as part of a study sponsored by the National Institute of Health. The program includes all sorts of games, including memory and listening games that help children ages six through 12 sharpen their listening, voice recognition, and lip reading skills. The goal is to help children communicate more effectively with people who […]

  • STL women’s pro basketball team continues quest for three-peat

    It’s touted as a must see event this weekend. The St. Louis Surge professional women’s basketball team is taking on its biggest rival of the season – the Midwest Flyers. The two teams will go head to head battling to claim the number one spot in the nation Saturday evening at 7:05 p.m. at Washington University’s Field House. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at the box office. The Surge has won three regional championships and two national […]