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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
  • Clergy pray for peace in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Monday the ongoing protest over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown produced a few tense moments when gunfire was heard as members of the clergy were praying for peace. Clergy from around the St. Louis area joined protesters in a demonstration across from the Ferguson Police Department. One clergy member was arrested during the demonstration. Reporter Shirley Washington interviewed a rabbi Tuesday on what the clergy brings to the protest.

  • Department of Justice hosting meeting on Ferguson Police Department

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)  –  Representatives from the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department are holding a public meeting tonight at Saint Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. They are expected to give an update on their investigation of the Ferguson Police Department and speak privately with anyone who wants to share stories of their encounters with Ferguson police. The meeting comes on the heels of a visit to Ferguson by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder who met privately […]

  • Michael Brown memorial burned and rebuilt

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A memorial dedicated to Michael Brown burned in a fire early Tuesday morning at Canfield Green Apartments on Canfield Drive in Ferguson. Residents say it broke out between five and six o’clock at one of two memorials dedicated to Brown. The 18-year-old unarmed teen was shot and killed August 9, 2014, by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson. A Ferguson police sergeant tried unsuccessfully to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. The fire department was […]

  • Ferguson man finds pepper balls used for crowd control from riots

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Sixty-two-year-old Darrell Burgess is concerned about four red balls he found at his apartment complex located behind the burned down QuikTrip in Ferguson. Burgess believes they are rubber bullets police in riot gear fired on protesters during demonstrations after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Burgess says when two of the balls fell out of his pocket and hit the ground, they released smoke that made him sick. “It was […]

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    The story behind the rarely seen 9/11 Budweiser commercial that only aired once

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  An ad featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales aired only one time during the Super Bowl of 2002.  The horses pay tribute to the memory of the fallen of September 11th with an unforgettable, breath-taking bow. Many have never forgotten the commercial that never aired again. A-B’s creative team came up with the concept and moved heaven and earth to make the commercial. They had to get approval from members of Congress, the ad community and from […]

  • Police keep Michael Brown protesters off I-70

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Shortly before 3:20 pm Michael Brown protesters had gathered at I-70 and Hanley Road to started their promised push to shut down I-70 during Wednesday’s rush hour. Police from surrounding communities, along with St. Louis city and county officers and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were on hand to prevent any attempt to block traffic on I-70. Law enforcement officials have stated the protester had the right to protest, but not to block the […]

  • Ferguson City Council posed to enact sweeping changes

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The Ferguson City Council is meeting Tuesday for the first time since the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. The council plans to address several proposals in the wake of the shooting including establishing a Citizens Review Board to work with police and limit how much of the city’s general revenue can come from municipal court fines. Some community activists say they  are pleased with the progress, but say more needs to […]

  • Clergy and Ferguson officials meet to move city forward

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Five members of the clergy in St. Louis County, including Rabi Susan Talve, Pastor B.T. Rice and Bishop Jesse Battle met with Ferguson Administrators Monday morning to discuss ways to help the community heal in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown. The unarmed teen was shot several times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson at Canfield Green Apartments August ninth. St. Louis County Police say Brown struggled over Wilson’s gun. Witnesses say Brown had […]

  • It’s never too late to save for college

    (KTVI) – Missouri Treasurer, Clint Zweifel, is touring the state to encourage families to start saving for their children’s college education. September is college savings month. In honor of the occasion, a special contest is being held. MOST; Missouri`s 529 College Savings Plan has challenged K-5 grade students to draw a poster depicting what they want to be when the grow up. There is a big payoff to the competition. Four winners will receive contributions to MOST 529 accounts. ‘As […]

  • Edwardsville cleaning up after Monday night’s storm

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Monday night’s storm rumbled into the metro east causing quite a bit of damage. Strong gusting winds knocked down several trees in the 7400 block of Jerusalem Road in Edwardsville. One fell on a barn and another fell on the home owned by Tammy and Dave Coley. The huge oak blocked the front door. Dave Coley used a chainsaw to cut the limbs off the tree so that he and his wife could get out of […]

  • Possible new audio evidence in the Michael Brown case

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – The FBI is examining a videotape that may contain evidence in connection with the shooting of Michael Brown. A resident of Canfield Green Apartments recorded the tape while chatting with a friend on a Glide app. The twelve second recording includes his image, his conversation and audio of a series of gunshots being fired in the background. Lopa Blumenthal, the attorney who represents the tape’s owner, believes the shots were fired when Ferguson Police Officer Darren […]

  • Koster kicks off campaign to recruit minorities into law enforcement

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster launches an initiative to recruit more minority police officers. Koster says the situation in Ferguson makes it clear how much distrust can build between the police and the community, if officers on force do not reflect the demographics of the communities they serve. Dr. David Klinger, Associate Professor of Criminology in Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri at St. Louis says hiring more officers will help, but that alone won’t […]