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.


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    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Harris Stowe State University students and community members participated Thursday in the university’s second annual Take Back The Night campus march. The goal was to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence on college campuses across the country. Harris Stowe has also offered panel discussions about healthy relationships and intimate partner violence to educate the community about the abuse.

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    Law enforcement to host forum on gangs

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Gang Unit and The St. Louis County Police Department are hosting a forum to help steer youngsters away from gangs. The Teen H.E.L.P program is being held, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Harris Stowe State University from 6 pm-8 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the event to learn more about Social Media and Violence, Human Trafficking, Gang Violence, […]

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    Organization trying to turn around College Hill neighborhood with new housing

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Lutheran Housing Support—a not-for-profit, non-religious, faith-based organization—is building 14 new houses in the College Hill neighborhood. The homes, which list for $95,000, feature three bedrooms, two full baths, custom kitchens, and full basements. The homes have 10-year tax abatements, too. So far, three homes near Conde Street and College have been completed. The goal is to stabilize and revitalize the struggling neighborhood.

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    St. Louis alderman proposes major revitalization project for north city

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    Health professionals heading to Jefferson City to address children’s health issues

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    O’Fallon Mo woman catches IRS scammers red-handed

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI) – An O’Fallon, Missouri resident is raising awareness about an IRS tax scam. Deb Davis received seven calls over the last two days from Pennsylvania and New York. According to the fake recorded message, the IRS was suing her for taxes owed. The problem is, Davis has never been in trouble with the IRS. After returning one of the calls, Davis got the name and badge number (which she’s sure was fake) of the caller then filed […]

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    All St. Louis Public Schools holding open houses to showcase success

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    Non-profit luring small businesses to St. Louis to boost economy

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    Historic ‘Booker T. Washington Cemetery’ covered with trash and toppled tombstones

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    Battle of the bots at St. Louis Regional Robotics Competition

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    Embezzlement plot foiled in St. Louis City Assessor’s Office

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A former clerk with the St. Louis City Assessor’s Office is fired for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the city in an elaborate embezzlement scheme discovered through routine checks and balances. Investigators say 33-year-old Krystal Oliver worked in the Personal Property Division assisting taxpayers file their personal property tax returns so they could get license plates for their vehicles. Oliver is accused of canceling tax bills that had been paid by customers causing a refund […]

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    Woman from across the U.S. honored at Alice Spivey Teabags of Love lucheon

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