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.

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    Jennings superintendent has students and district on the path to success

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – Three years ago, the Jennings public school district nearly lost state accreditation. Tonight in the FoxFiles, Shirley Washington reports the district now qualifies for full accreditation thanks to its new superintendent. It`s rare these days to find a school superintendent working as a crossing guard. But that`s exactly how Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of the Jennings Public School District starts her day every day. For Dr. Anderson, dressed in a suit and signature tennis shoes, the […]

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    Community comes together to support family that lost 3 children to fatal fire

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis community is reaching out to the family that was burned out of their Plover Street home Sunday morning. Three young children all cousins died and the family lost all of their personal belongings. David Triggs, Senior Pastor of United Believers In Christ Ministries is collecting shoes and clothes for the family. The church is also adopting the family for Christmas. If you would like to help contact the church. The Red Cross is […]

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    Mothers of 3 children killed in fire heartbroken

    ST.LOUIS (KTVI) – The mothers of three young children killed in a house fire Sunday morning in the 4900 block of Plover are looking to each other for strength. Sarah Williams says the gas was turned off in the home and a space heater was being used in the front room where the fire started. Williams also says there were smoke detectors in the house, but they were not working properly. Williams’ son 10-month-old Sevon Hutcherson and her nieces 4-year-old […]

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    MSD crews out working to keep sewers clear to prevent flooding

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – As the rain continues for fall in the St. Louis area, the Metropolitan Sewer District work crews are working around the clock to clear clogged sewer drains to minimize flooding throughout the area.  District officials are also calling on residents to help by clearing and keep drain openings clear of debris and leaves that have fallen. Fallen leaves can block sewers and drastically reduce rains runoff and cause localized flooding of homes and neighborhoods.

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    Armed utility worker kills would-be robber

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A would-be armed robbery suspect was shot dead Monday morning while attempting to hold-up three utility workers in north county, the St. Louis County Police Department said.  The suspect has been identified as Antonio Moore, 17, of the 2700 block of North Kingshighway. According to Sgt. Brian Schellman, a county police spokesman, the incident occurred around 8:55 a.m. around the intersection of Lynncrest and Crown Point. Three contractors for ADB Utility Company were working on water lines […]

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    100 restaurants take part in Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine Out

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-It’s an effort to honor a hotel manager murdered on the job and all you have to do is eat out.  Scott Knopfel was killed during a robbery at the Drury Inn at Hampton and I- 44 in January. Knopfel’s brother and sister have joined with 100 St. Louis area restaurants for the Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine Out on Tuesday. A portion of sales, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, at those restaurants Tuesday will go to a scholarship fund in […]

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    Deer hunters asked to help in search for missing Ste. Genevieve County woman

    STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A Missouri lobbyist is making a plea to deer hunters to help find his missing wife.  She disappeared from their home more than a year ago. This weekend marks the beginning of deer hunting season with firearms, and that’s when the largest group of hunters will head out into the woods. Kerry Messer is hoping they will not only look for deer, but evidence that could lead to his wife. 52-year-old Lynn Messer disappeared […]

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    Denzel Washington addresses faith at Church of God in Christ banquet

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Two-time Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington delivered the keynote address at the Church Of God In Christ’s (COGIC) annual “We Care” Charities Banquet. More than a thousand guests attended the event Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Hotel in downtown St. Louis. Washington is a lifetime member of the Church. He spoke about his faith and the importance of being grateful. “It is impossible to be grateful and hateful at the same time,” said Washington to a […]

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    Jennings schools lead in helping homeless students succeed

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There are nearly 29,000 homeless students enrolled in public schools throughout the state of Missouri. Many school districts are struggling to meet their needs due to a lack of funding or a lack of programs. However, the Jennings Public School District is receiving high marks for providing much needed services to help students achieve academic success. There are washers and dryers and health clinics in every school. The cafeterias provide hot meals Monday through Saturday. […]

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    Denzel Washington to address at Church of God in Christ convention

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Hollywood super star Denzel Washington is scheduled to appear at the Church Of God In Christ’s (COGIC) 108th Holy Convocation underway at the America’s Center in downtown St. Louis. The Academy Award winning actor is slated to give the keynote address at the Charity Ball Saturday afternoon. It is a ticketed affair that is sold out. COGIC is known for bringing A-list celebrities to town. In addition to Washington, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Cee Cee Winans, Shirley […]

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    St. Louis religious leaders call for fires to stop, forgive church arsonist

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis religious leaders are uniting as one in an effort to stop the attacks on area churches.  Six places of worship have been burned by an arsonist over the last two weeks. They are speaking with one voice when they say the church fires must stop. Young people and religious leaders standing in solidarity, condemning attacks on churches Rev. Roderick Burton with New Northside Baptist Church said, “We won’t tolerate it. We’re not for […]

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    Investigators ask for public’s help after 6 fires at St. Louis-area churches

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Fire investigators are looking for help from the public in finding the person or persons responsible for recent fires set at several area churches. They are even offering a reward. The first fire was set on October 8, 2015 at Bethel Non-Denominational Church in Jennings, MO and there have been five fires since then. All of the fires originated at the exterior door of each church and were set at a time when the church was empty. The […]