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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
  • Job Corps students paint for peace

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Students at the St. Louis Job Corps are doing their part to stop the violence in the city. They painted a mural of peace at the intersection of Goodfellow and Stratford. It depicts several messages including, “Stop The Violence” and “Better Family Life” in bright bold letters on front of the foundation of the old Goodfellow Bridge. The side of the structure is painted with various trades offered at the St. Louis Job Corps Center. The […]

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    Jamyla Bolden funeral information released; reward increased

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The visitation and funeral for a nine-year-old killed last week in a drive-by shooting will take place this Friday and Saturday. Jamyla Bolden was shot Tuesday evening in her home in the 9200 block of Ellison Drive. She was lying on her mother’s bed, doing her homework. Bolden’s mother suffered a gunshot wound to the leg as well. Visitation services will be held at Layne Renaissance Chapel on West Florissant Avenue on Friday from 3 p.m. […]

  • Cardinals offer to aid Tuskegee Airman robbed twice in North St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police have recovered the car stolen from a former Tuskegee Airman Sunday morning moments after he was robbed in the Central West End. The World War II veteran was a member of the first African-American aviators to serve in the U. S. Armed Forces. He was going to visit his daughter when the crimes occurred back to back. First he was robbed of money. When he followed the robber, he lost track of him […]

  • St. Louis Fire Department looking to hire around 50 firefighters

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Fire Department is looking for a few brave men and women to join its elite force. The department is short about 43 firefighters. It plans to hire about 50. Several recruits are undergoing physical fitness tests to determine whether they are fit to join the department. They have a little more than six minutes to complete an obstacle course that includes, lowering and raising a ladder, carrying a hose up a flight of […]

  • A mother’s pain in losing a son to heroin, leads to opening a youth center

    WARRENTON, MO (KTVI) – A Warren County mother who lost her teenage son to heroin hopes the new youth center she opened will help save lives. Kelli Sheldon Clodfelter opened Jordan’s Place, which is named after her son in Warrenton. The youth center, which offers recreation activities and programs to steer youngsters away from drugs and alcohol is designed to be a safe youngsters can call their own. Jordan’s Place is opened Monday through Friday after school. The hours for […]

  • Driver punched before breaking line of protesters blocking I-70

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – 63 protesters are facing charges for shutting down Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Bridge. They set up barricades then stood in the middle of the highway bringing traffic to a complete stop during Monday evening’s rush hour. Police say the driver of an SUV was sucker punched as she guided her vehicle through the crowd. One protester is seen on video provided by Bommarito Automotive Sky Fox kicking the SUV causing about five thousand dollars […]

  • Clergy reacts to Sunday night’s violence in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Pastors are praying for peace in Ferguson after violence erupted in the City Sunday night during peaceful protests marking one year since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Shots were fired leaving several people injured. Community and religious leaders who have started jobs training, educational and mentoring programs say they were not surprised but clearly disappointed by the violence. They say they are not going to let the incident prevent them from accomplishing their goals.  

  • County Police Captain engages Jennings residents in community walk

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police went door-to-door in Jennings Tuesday talking with residents about their concerns. The “Walk and Talk” initiative was implemented four years ago when the county took over police services in the community. Carl Watt is concerned about litter and speeding on Halls Ferry Road and crime. Captain Jeff Fuesting is leading the charge. He says police answers all of the residents questions and encourage them to get involved in the programs the city […]

  • U.S. men’s soccer team to play qualifying round in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – At a downtown press conference Monday, it was announced that the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team would play a third round qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup in St. Louis at Busch Stadium. The game will be held on November 13, 2015. The match will be against the winner of the St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Aruba. The U.S. was given a bye in the first three rounds of qualifying along with the other […]

  • Man with history of molesting women arrested, case may be related to St. Louis County sexual assault

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-On Tuesday morning, a person of interest was taken into custody in connection with the case of the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Mehlville, MO, early Saturday. The girl told police that she had been sexually assaulted in her bedroom and in front of her brothers by a man that had followed her and her mother out of a south St. Louis County grocery store the day before. https://twitter.com/stlcountypd/status/623469309860319233 The specifics on the Mehlville […]

  • Police look to the public to help capture suspected sexual predator

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – It is a heartbreaking case that has police working around the clock and a small community devastated and on the edge. Police released these surveillance pictures of the man they believe molested the little girl after they got a description of him from her. The child told authorities she became uncomfortable when the strange man seemed to brush up against her twice Friday afternoon inside a Shop ‘n’ Save grocery store on Lemay Ferry […]

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    Good Samaritans rescue two women from Cahokia house fire

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – A former Marine and three other men broke windows to rescue two women trapped in a burning home Wednesday.  The home is located 900 block of St. Patrick blvd in Cahokia. Firefighters received the call at around 8:40am. They also rescued 1 of 2 cats that were inside. The women were treated on the scene by paramedics and are expected to be okay. The cause of the fire is under investigation.