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Shirley Washington joined KTVI in April on 2007 as an anchor/reporter for FOX 2 News. Shirley anchors the weeknight editions of FOX 2 News at 10pm and 11pm. She also reports and hosts The Pulse of St. Louis.

Shirley a native St. Louisian, graduated from Roosevelt High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.

Shirley is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, having excelled as an anchor/reporter at several television stations across the country, including KDFW-TV, FOX 4 in Dallas, Texas, WAGA- TV in Atlanta, Georgia and WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shirley is also 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. The Motherhood Club 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
  • Members of Ugandan government visit St. Louis this week

    ST. LOUIS – Members of the Ugandan Parliament, including Jacob Oulanyah, the Deputy Speaker are visiting St. Louis. The delegation met with Mayor Lyda Krewson and members of the Board of Aldermen Black Caucus Tuesday. Representatives from the East African nation are trying to build relationships and find partners who want to conduct business in their country. “You have capital here looking for a place to go,” said Oulanyah. “Uganda is a place that requires more investments.” The group is attending […]

  • Service sorority’s founder and mission celebrated in St. Louis this weekend

    ST. LOUIS, MO- About three thousand women, members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are in St. Louis this weekend for the organization’s 84th Regional Conference. The gathering will generate more than three million dollars for the local economy which is deeply rooted in sisterhood and service. AKA sorority sisters have worked out for Heart Awareness Month, renovating parks around the world and helping to feed the hungry. This weekend the organization will honor its principal founder, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, a […]

  • Ferguson officers take teens to ‘Black Panther’ to improve relations

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A local police department is using a superhero film that’s dominating box offices globe to open the door for honest discussions with young people about serious issues facing the community. Ferguson police officers took students to see the blockbuster hit movie Black Panther. Officers Dequincy Howard and Michelle Merriwether opened their wallets and paid for the high schoolers field trip to the theater. When the movie ended conversations about preventing violence and improving community-police relations began.  

  • Isaac Bruce Foundation offering scholarships to high school graduates

    ST. LOUIS – Super Bowl Champion Isaac Bruce lives in his home state of Florida, but he still invests a lot of time and effort in the St. Louis community. The former Rams wide receiver is helping high school graduates realize their dreams of going to college. The Isaac Bruce Foundation offers college-bound students scholarships to help defray the cost of tuition and offers financial support for transportation through the foundation’s Flight 300 program.  Bruce remembers when he was accepted […]

  • St. Louis area students to take part in nationwide protest for gun control

    ST. LOUIS – An organization called Women’s March Youth Empower is calling on students, parents, teachers, and administrators to participate in the National School Walkout demonstration scheduled for March 14, 2018, one month after the fatal Florida high school shooting. It will start at 10 am in every time zone across the country and will last 17 minutes, one for each victim killed.

  • High school students to host benefit for discount prom dresses

    ST. LOUIS – Three St. Louis area high school students are hosting Queen Scene Prom and Pageant Fundraiser, a resale event benefiting Miss America`s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program and Children`s Miracle Network. Resale vendors will offer discounts on designer gowns, cocktail dresses and more. Shopper admission is $5.00, which includes five raffle entries.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th 2 pm-6 pm and Sunday, March 11th 1 pm-5 pm at Karma Studio, 3006 N. Lindbergh, St. Ann, MO.

  • Webster University to host 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO – Webster University is hosting its 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  There will be frank conversations about several topics including, race, hate crimes and gender in the media.  Dr. Donald Suggs, Publisher and Executive Editor of the St. Louis American Newspaper is scheduled to deliver the keynote address Wednesday morning at nine o’clock.  The event is free and open to the public.

  • Super Bowl Champion Carey Davis’s foundation offers programs to help children reach their full potential

    Super Bowl Champion Carey Davis is helping children become champions on and off the field.  The Carey Davis Foundation offers various programs to middle school youngsters notably football, mentoring and leadership training.  Davis, an St. Louis native played football for the Pittsburgh Steelers when the team won Super Bowl 43.  After the impressive fullback retired, he returned home to help kids reach their full potential.  To learn more about the programs check out the foundation’s website.

  • Area students talk about school safety and gun violence

    The recent gun violence has a lot of students asking, ‘Are we safe at school’? Fox 2 took a closer look at that issue, On Fox 2 News at 6 Monday, Sandy Miller, and Shirley Washington sat down with over a dozen students from our area to have a frank and honest conversation about their experiences and thoughts on school safety and gun violence.

  • St. Louis public school grad wins prestigious Presidential Scholarship

    ST. LOUIS – Elizabeth Maya received the surprise of a lifetime when she attended an assembly at her school Thursday. Representatives from Maryville University presented Maya with a check for $144,632. More than 550 students, including Maya, competed for various scholarships at Maryville a few weeks ago, but Maya was honored with the Presidential Scholarship. It not only covers tuition but room and board, too. Prospective students had to have a 3.75 GPA or a score of 27 on the […]

  • Expectant mothers get help to beat opioid addiction at WISH Center

    ST. LOUIS – The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in the St. Louis area and it’s impacting expectant moms and their babies. Mothers-to-be are seeking help to get off prescription pain pills, heroin, and other opioids at the Women and Infant Substance Help Center, better known as the Wish Center at SSM Health at St. Mary’s Hospital, in partnership with SLUCare. Doctors wean pregnant women off drugs through behavioral and medical treatments, including methadone. According to the clinic, 85-percent […]

  • Art exhibit documents African-American experience in St. Louis region

    ST. LOUIS – Portfolio’s “All Colors” Visual Arts Invitational and Juried Exhibition debuts in St. Louis Saturday. The exhibit features masterpieces by more than 60 national and local artists, including William Burton Jr. The All Colors exhibit is designed to educate and enhance the African-American culture and experience in the Gateway City region. The first annual exhibit is on display at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, located at 12 North Jackson Avenue in Clayton, Missouri. The show runs through the […]