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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
  • 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.  

  • Teens share business success at entrepreneur camp

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis area teenagers are making their marks in the world of business by launching their own successful companies. Jaylen Bledsoe, a 17-year-old senior at Hazelwood West launched his IT company when he was twelve. Bledsoe’s company has grown over the years to include social media. Television personality Steve Harvey and American Idol contestant Jordan Sparks are two of his many clients. Bledsoe is sharing the secrets to his success with students at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and […]

  • Floodwaters starting to recede in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Winfield residents spent Monday cleaning up after major flood waters caused by heavy rains rushed into homes and businesses. A team of agencies, including The Salvation Army, Red Cross, and Humane Society is providing resources at Winfield Elementary School. The Lincoln County Health Department is also offering free tetanus shots to flood victims and first responders at the location. Donations are being collected at Winfield City Hall. Drywall, paint, water, cleaning supplies, and food are […]

  • House attacked in barrage of over 70 bullets

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A north city house was attacked by a barrage of gunfire overnight with frightened family members inside, including young children. Police collected at least 78 shell casings from the street in front of the house in the five-thousand block of Maple near Kingshighway. One neighbor says there was much gunfire, it sounded like a war in Iraq. No one was hurt and no arrests have been made. A family member declined an on camera interview, but […]

  • MSD assisting homeowners with flood damage

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has hired Woodard Cleaning and Restoration to help clean up to seventy homes and businesses impacted by flooding in a neighborhood near McCausland and Southwest. They were damaged when MSD’s sewer system failed to prevent water from backing up into their basements during heavy rain storms last Friday. A command center is set up in the neighborhood offering information to flood victims. Crews are going door-to-door helping families impacted by […]

  • MSD offers scholarships to minority students

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville have formed a partnership to support and fund two minority scholarships for the Environmental Resource Training Center. The scholarships will offer the students access to working for MSD in maintaining and training in drinking water and waste treatment. The scholarship will provide $3,500 toward each candidate’s tuition and fees to attend the Environmental Resource Training Center program in Water Quality Control Operations in 2015-2016. […]

  • Hacker convention details vulnerabilities on the internet

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – More than 500 ethical computer hackers are in St. Charles attending ShowMeCon, a major regional hacking convention underway at Ameristar Casino and Resort. Those attending the conference are learning about the latest tools cyber criminals are using online to steal your personal information including, medical records, credit card numbers, and passwords. They are also learning what to do to help prevent becoming a victim of a cyber attack. The conference wraps up Tuesday.

  • Group seeking to recall Ferguson mayor to present petition

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Ferguson mayor James Knowles could be fighting to keep his job. An organization called Ground Level Support, says it has collected about 2,200 signatures on a petition calling for removing Knowles from office. The organization wants to oust Knowles because of findings in a Department of Justice report, which shows Ferguson city leaders, municipal court system and police discriminated against African Americans on a regular basis. The group plans to present the petition to the city […]