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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
  • Possible new audio evidence in the Michael Brown case

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – The FBI is examining a videotape that may contain evidence in connection with the shooting of Michael Brown. A resident of Canfield Green Apartments recorded the tape while chatting with a friend on a Glide app. The twelve second recording includes his image, his conversation and audio of a series of gunshots being fired in the background. Lopa Blumenthal, the attorney who represents the tape’s owner, believes the shots were fired when Ferguson Police Officer Darren […]

  • Koster kicks off campaign to recruit minorities into law enforcement

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster launches an initiative to recruit more minority police officers. Koster says the situation in Ferguson makes it clear how much distrust can build between the police and the community, if officers on force do not reflect the demographics of the communities they serve. Dr. David Klinger, Associate Professor of Criminology in Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri at St. Louis says hiring more officers will help, but that alone won’t […]

  • Eric Holder meets with students and elected officials about Mike Brown shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder met with FBI officials for about two hours in St. Louis. It appears he’s in town on a fact finding mission. He is meeting with everyone from students to FBI agents. Holder is investigating the shooting death of Michael Brown. Holder went straight to St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley in Ferguson when he arrived in the Gateway City. He met  privately with students who talked about everything from […]

  • Better Family Life helping Ferguson residents trapped by protest

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The crisis in Ferguson has left residents on edge, especially the elderly and the disabled. Many are afraid to leave their homes to go to doctor’s appointments and to the grocery store. Representative from Better Family Life set up a tent at Canfield Green Apartment, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson more than a week ago. Representatives are offering free  blood pressure checks, food, diapers, toiletries, and school […]

  • Exclusive: Witness claims he saw Michael Brown being shot

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A witness spoke exclusively with Fox2 News about what he saw when a Ferguson police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last Saturday at Canfield Green Apartments. The man who does not want to be identified, says Brown was not armed and had his hands in the air, as if surrendering, when the officer opened fire striking him several times. He also says Brown appeared to be quiet and shy and talked with […]

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    Investigation into Michael Brown’s death continues

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – As the crisis in Ferguson continues into its 4th day, tensions are still riding high in Ferguson. Tuesday morning a line of protesters held signs and chanted, “Justice for Michael Brown,” and in the afternoon across from the Ferguson Police Department demanding to know the truth about the shooting and the identity of the officer who shot and killed the eighteen year old Normandy High School graduate. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson says he has been […]

  • Michael Brown investigation moving forward on multiple fronts

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating the shooting at the behest of the NAACP and Governor Jay Nixon’s request. Brown was shot and killed Saturday afternoon while walking to his grandmother’s house in the 2900 block of Canfield Avenue in Ferguson. A witness walking with Brown says a Ferguson police officer approached, and using profanity, told them to get […]

  • Police shoot suspect making an escape in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Illinois State Police are investigating after East St. Louis Police shoot two people. Captain Jim Morrisey says when the officers approached a car parked at 29th and State street, the driver backed up striking two pedestrians, then drove forward hitting several vehicles, including a squad car. When he drove towards police, they opened fire. The driver and passenger were injured, both were taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver is wanted on out […]

  • Health workers going over how to protect themselves from infectious diseases

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – As two American missionaries fight the Ebola virus, a patient in a New York hospital is being tested for the virus as well. As Americans continue to learn more about the Ebola virus, healthcare workers at St. Louis University Hospital are going over how to protect themselves, patients and the community around them from highly infectious diseases. Follow Shirley Washington Facebook and Twitter: Shirley Washington on Facebook Shirley Washington on Twitter Email: shirley.washington@tvstl.com

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    Dooley and Stenger to appear on the Pulse of St. Louis

    (KTVI) – The primary candidates seeking the democratic nomination for St. Louis County Executive sat down for extended interviews for the Pulse of St. Louis Wednesday. Current county executive Charlie Dooley and Steve Stenger have been heated debate over who is the best candidate to lead St. Louis County. Both candidates talked about their credentials, economic policies and leadership for St. Louis County. You can see the entire interview with both candidates Saturday night on the Pulse of St. Louis […]

  • Is crime on the rise in the Cherokee Street area?

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Residents and business owners in the Cherokee Business District are concerned about escalating crime in their neighborhood. They say home burglaries, car thefts, and gang activity is on the rise. St. Louis police say they are aware of the problems in the community and are working with elected officials and community leaders to combat crime. Follow Shirley Washington Facebook and Twitter: Shirley Washington on Facebook Shirley Washington on Twitter Email: shirley.washington@tvstl.com

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    11-year-old among triple shooting victims

    ST. LOUIS (KT VI) – An eleven-year-old boy and two adults were shot last night during an attempted robbery near the Cherokee Business District. They were getting into a car parked in the 3400 block of Iowa when an armed man approached them with a gun. A 53-year-old man was shot in the head. The boy was shot in his arm and his mother was hit in her leg. The other woman was not hurt. All of the victims were […]