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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
  • Ferguson commission drafts first recommendation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – After two contentious meetings, the Ferguson Commission has drafted its first recommendation following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson .  The Commission’s proposal targets municipal courts. “Our first recommendation is right now, immediately for the municipalities that are abusing their authority as it relates to all of these warrants and fines. Now is the time right now to stop,” said Commissioner Becky James Hatter. The Commission has until, September […]

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    More Ferguson grand jury documents released

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The prosecutor who oversaw the Ferguson police shooting inquiry has released additional grand jury documents after not including a law enforcement interview with a key witness in the initial public release of evidence. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch made the additional information public Monday evening, without explanation. The new material includes transcripts of eight federal interviews of possible witnesses to Michael Brown’s shooting death in early August. Those transcripts and the other new material […]

  • State lawmaker appointed to committee looking into Ferguson violence

    (KTVI) – State lawmakers are holding a special meeting to find out, among other things, why the National Guard was not deployed to Ferguson in great numbers and in a timely fashion that could have prevented raging fires that destroyed dozens of businesses in Dellwood and in Ferguson the night the grand jury’s decision was announced in the Michael Brown case. Senator Jamilah Nasheed says she was appointed to the Joint Committee for Governmental Accountability Tuesday. The group is tasked […]

  • Small businesses owners in Ferguson frustrated getting help

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Some small business owners in Ferguson and Dellwood are struggling to find financial resources to help them rebuild after their businesses went up in flames more than a week ago following the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. Jeniece Andrews, owner of Hidden Treasures, secured a low interest loan after rioting and looting broke out last August following the shooting of Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Andrews says she can’t afford to […]

  • Ferguson Commission holds first meeting

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Monday was the first meeting of Ferguson Commission appointed by Governor Jay Nixon in October. The diverse commission is charged with coming up with recommendations to fix the underlying social economic problems faced by minorities following violence that rocked the city after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The commission’s goal is to recommend actions that will enact positive changes to Ferguson and its residents. Two of the commissions members did not attend today’s meeting, as they […]

  • Nixon under fire over response to Ferguson violence

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) –Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited the Unified Command Wednesday talking with law enforcement officers tasked with protecting people and property in Ferguson and in the rest of the St. Louis area following a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. The governor is facing a political firestorm for not deploying a larger number of National Guard members to Ferguson before a wave of looting and rioting broke out Monday night. Dozens of businesses were destroyed or […]

  • Ferguson to address safety issues from Monday night’s violence

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- The city of Ferguson held a news conference on Tuesday to discuss issues and concerns that have resulted from Monday night’s protests. At the conference, Mayor Knowles was joined by area community leaders and business owners to address the events resulting from the civil unrest. The press conference was held at the Ferguson Community Center located at 1050 Smith Avenue.  

  • Statue spray painted with anti-police message

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The naked statue at Compton Hill Reservoir Park was vandalized Sunday night or Monday morning. Someone spray painted FTP, an anti police message across the front of it. A few blocks away, the entrance to Flora Place was also marred with a message that also included the letters FTP. Both locations are near Shaw Avenue where an off duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a teenager last month. Investigators say the teen fired first. […]

  • North County Catholic high school offering tuition break

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Trinity Catholic High School in North County is reducing the cost of tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. Any freshman that enrolls at Trinity Catholic will receive a two thousand dollar discount off the nine thousand dollar cost of tuition and fees, if they complete the application process by February 19, 2015. There are 27 catholic high schools in the St. Louis area. Trinity Catholic High School is located at 1720 Redman Road. The […]

  • Plans to link north and south St. Louis County stall

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A coalition is working to expand the light rail system in the St. Louis area. The group, which helped to defeat Amendment 7, the three-quarter cents sales tax referendum, wants a rail line built to connect north county and south county. Members say they want to do something positive because they believe in good transportation for the region and expanding the rail line will help provide jobs and boost the economy. The project has been talked about for […]

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    St. Louis’ top officers talk about preparing for Brown grand jury reaction

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and St. Louis Metropolitan Chief Sam Dotson sat down to talk to Fox 2’s Shirley Washington to discuss public safety for the St. Louis area when the St. Louis County grand jury brings back a decision on the Michael Brown shooting case. The top area law enforcement team say they are a unified command. The say criminal activity will not be tolerated. […]

  • Copwatch opens office in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Copwatch, a national organization that uses video cameras to record and document police activity opened an office in Ferguson Monday. David Whitt, head of the local chapter of Copwatch says the goal is to help prevent police brutality and to teach people their rights when stopped by law enforcement officers. After completing the class, participants are given video cameras to record police activity.  Copwatch shares office space with another grassroots organization called, Hands Up United. The […]