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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
  • Parents say 8-month-old resembles actual doll

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – A Maryland Heights couple says their 8-month-old daughter has everyone who sees her doing a double take. Jason Simon and Jade Dobbins say their infant, Jada, looks like a real baby doll. Jada has her own Instagram account @TheRealJadaDoll. Jada looks like a doll! #therealjadadoll #babymodel #reallifebabydoll #gerberbaby #picofday #brandrep #brandrepsearch A post shared by Jada Doll (@therealjadadoll) on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:16pm PDT

  • New exhibit at Missouri History Museum highlights St. Louis in civil rights fight

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An exhibit at the Missouri History Museum underscores St. Louis’ rich civil rights history and highlights significant U.S. Supreme Court cases that helped break racial barriers. The exhibit, called ‘#1 In Civil Rights: The African American Struggle in St. Louis’ also features portraits of activists created by local artists, interactive displays and actors that bring history to life. The exhibition will be on display for a year. There is no cost for admission.

  • Maryville University to open center to aid low-income students with STEM programs

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KTVI) – Helping students find STEM success in the classroom and in the workforce. Maryville University is launching an aggressive effort designed to do just that. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, aviation giant Boeing, and Scott Air Force base have all hosted STEM programs for metro area students. Maryville University is opening a center for access and achievement to help youngsters in low income school districts succeed in science, technology, engineering and math. Maryville […]

  • Couple still seeking justice for 6-year-old son gunned down

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A North Country couple is still seeking justice two years after their 6-year- old son Marcus Johnson Jr. was shot and killed while leaving O’Fallon Park, March 11, 2015. Quiana Warren Johnson and Marcus Johnson Sr. were leaving the park in their minivan with their children inside when someone opened fire. The couple believes they were ambushed because words were exchanged with an unidentified driver of another vehicle during a road rage incident in the park. […]

  • SLU doctor uses her art to raise awareness about organ donation

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A primary care physician at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital is using her passion to help raise awareness about organ donations and to help save lives. Grafica Fine Art and Custom framing, located at 7884 Big Bend in Webster Groves, is hosting a tissue and organ donation registry April 1 and April 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The business will also host an art exhibit from Dr. Chintalapati Varma.

  • Missouri lawmaker wants to improve access to cannabis oil

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One of two businesses licensed in Missouri to sell CBD oil used to treat patients with intractable epilepsy will be going out of business unless state lawmakers change the current law. Mitch Meyers, CEO of Beleaf, which grows cannabis plants to make the oil, said it cut production to about 10 percent of what it’s capable of growing. Approximately 11,000 people in the state need cards to get the oil, but only 64 have them. Neurologists […]

  • March against gun violence to take place Saturday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – “Better Family Life” is holding their annual march Saturday. It’s designed to move the community to take a stand against gun violence and to support families that have lost loved ones to crime. Angel Allen and her family are devastated by gun violence. “The pain we felt from the violence in our neighborhood hit home, not once, but twice. It is coming, and it continues to come, not just my brothers but friends of ours,” […]

  • State representative from St. Louis pushing new CBD oil legislation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – State Representative Donna Baringer of St. Louis is pushing new legislation to enhance a state law regarding CBD oil. The oil is derived from cannabis plants, but is not considered medicinal marijuana and does not cause a high. CDB oil is currently used to treat patients with intractable epilepsy. They must try three medicines without success before they can get a card from a neurologist to buy the treatment. More than 11,000 people need cards […]

  • St. Louis police receive LGBTQ sensitivity training

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – City police are working to better serve LGBTQ crime victims. Officers are now taking unique sensitivity training. Some members of the LGBTQ community think twice about calling police when they need help out of fear of how they will be treated. To improve relations, every officer on the St. Louis Police force is going through LGBTQ sensitivity training. This includes learning the proper language to help crime victims. This new training is vastly different from […]

  • Students at Harris Stowe engage with talented women making a mark in the world

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The President’s Lecture Series at Harris Stowe State University is underway. Students engaged with some remarkable women Wednesday night who are making their mark in the world. Stephanie Rawlings Blake, the former mayor of Baltimore and Presiding Secretary of the Democratic National Convention, Tara Setmayer, Republican Strategist and Michele Thornton, Senior Vice President of Black Entertainment Television made up a distinguished panel. They discussed a number of issues, including the importance of education and the future […]

  • Tickets for ‘State of Emergency’ hip hop mystery concert go on sale

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Rap fans are preparing for the annual State of Emergency concert, touted as the most anticipated event in the Midwest. Thousands of people lined up at Chaifeitz Arena in the bitter cold to buy tickets for the concert to help stop violence. The first day tickets went on sale, they were sold for only $3.14. The unbelievable price was in honor of 314 Day, a holiday in the world of hip hop. That’s not the only […]

  • Alzheimer caregivers face growing challenge in caring for loved ones

    (KTVI) – There is no question caring for a family member is difficult, especially if that family member is coping with an illness. A new study shows more than a third of caregivers taking care of loved ones battling Alzheimer’s Disease report their own health has gotten worse due to their daily responsibilities. It is a tough demanding job that can be exhausting mentally, physically and emotionally. The Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter has resources available and a helpline that […]