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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
  • Hundreds St. Louis city residents clear outstanding warrants

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Hundreds of St. Louis residents flocked to two St. Louis city recreation centers Tuesday not to work out, but to clear up outstanding warrants. This may seem like an unlikely place to handle legal affairs, but for some people, who may be afraid of going to court, this was the location. Some 400 residents completed the program yesterday, and city officials are still tallying the numbers from Tuesday attendance. Because of the program’s success, St. Louis […]

  • Protestors visit Ferguson mayor at home, call for resignation

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A group of protestors armed with signs, some emblazoned with names of African-Americans killed by police, showed up at Ferguson Mayor James Knowles’ house Monday morning demanding he resigns from office. Knowles met with the protestors offering to sit down and talk with them about their concerns. Meanwhile, another group, which calls themselves The Ferguson Five, filed an affidavit with the City of Ferguson to start the process to recall Knowles, who wasn’t available for comment, […]

  • Police union head says officers are doing well

    (KTVI) – A representative for the St. Louis police union says law enforcement officers are breathing a sigh of relief now that a suspect wanted in connection with shooting and injuring a Webster Groves police officer and a St. Louis County police officer last week is in custody. Jeff Roorda, spokesperson for the St. Louis Police Officers Association says he spoke with one of the injured officers about the arrest of 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams and said the officer and his […]

  • Railroad warns people to stay off tracks

    ST .LOUIS (KTVI) – Union Pacific Railroad is warning the public and professional photographers not to take pictures on railroad tracks or in its rail yards. Mark Davis, a company spokesman says the practice is dangerous and can be deadly. He expressed concerns after receiving a picture of a professional photographer snapping shots of a family including a toddler on a railroad track in the company’s rail yard. You can face a citation for trespassing, if caught.

  • NTSB plans to release preliminary report on Arch medical helicopter crash

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – We could learn more about the crash of a medical helicopter near Saint Louis University Hospital within the next few days. That’s when the National Transportation Safety Board plans to issue a preliminary report. A few months later, it will release a factual and probable cause report. The Arch medical helicopter went down Friday night in the parking lot of the Tenet Care facility behind SLU hospital. The helicopter clipped the side of the building before it slammed to the ground and […]

  • Civil rights leaders hope for change in Ferguson city government

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Much of what is contained in the Department of Justice’s 100 page report is not shocking to those who’ve been on the front-lines calling for reform in Ferguson. Civil rights leaders are hoping for change starting at the top of Ferguson City government.

  • St. Louis residents complain about icy side streets

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Public Works Department is getting calls from residents complaining about slick side streets after last weekend’s snow storm. Crews usually clear major thoroughfares, secondary roads, and hills as a matter of policy. But rarely clear small streets unless there is an extenuating circumstance such as several inches of snow or long lasting freezing temperatures. The best advice is to be alert, drive slowly, and carefully, especially when approaching icy intersections.

  • Smoke detector saves family as flames rip through home

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Members of Robinson family are safe Wednesday, after a fire ripped through their home on Pennsylvania in south St. Louis. The family is safe thanks to smoke detector in the home alerting the family to a fire. Darrell Robinson told firefighters that his wife’s cousin and three children were in the house at the time of the fire. Investigators say the fire started in a front room, where children had been playing with a lighter or […]

  • Veterans facility leaves vets cold

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Veterans arriving for scheduled appointments at the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic on Manchester Road received a chilly reception in the lobby Monday morning. Saturday’s ice storm is blamed for shutting down the heating system in the front part of the building for several hours. Employees went about their day bundled up in hats, coats, gloves and scarfs. Patients dressed in winter attire were given an option to reschedule their appointments. There is no word […]

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    Loop Trolley construction to begin in March

    St. Louis, MO (KTVI)–Construction for the Loop Trolley system is set to begin in March 2015. The Loop Trolley will be 2.2 miles long making a permanent roundabout from Delmar Blvd. and DeBalivere Ave. Administrator of the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District Chris Poehler anticipates the construction of the track to begin late May 2015 on Delmar Blvd. near Kingsland. The Loop Trolley construction will be in service late 2016. The Loop Trolley will make ten stops including The Loop […]

  • Tow truck drivers busy with accidents from slick roads

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis didn’t get an awful lot of snow, but it was enough to keep tow truck drivers busy. Scott Webster with McNamara’s Towing & Transport in Ladue says drivers have been responding to three to four calls every half hour helping stranded motorists, drivers get out of their driveways, and drivers involved in accidents. He advises drivers to be extra careful on the roads, especially during inclement weather, and remember to slow down or […]

  • Local Bosnian community supports Obama’s move to deal with Islamic State

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Reaction to President Obama’s move to seek Congressional authority to declare war against ISIS has been strong and swift. Members of the Bosnian community support the move saying something must be done to stop ISIS not only because of the threat is poses to the Middle East, but to the U.S., too. Bosnian and Islamic leaders say other countries should support the effort. Three members of the Bosnian community were recently arrested and charged with supporting […]