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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
  • Nixon under fire over response to Ferguson violence

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) –Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited the Unified Command Wednesday talking with law enforcement officers tasked with protecting people and property in Ferguson and in the rest of the St. Louis area following a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. The governor is facing a political firestorm for not deploying a larger number of National Guard members to Ferguson before a wave of looting and rioting broke out Monday night. Dozens of businesses were destroyed or […]

  • Ferguson to address safety issues from Monday night’s violence

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- The city of Ferguson held a news conference on Tuesday to discuss issues and concerns that have resulted from Monday night’s protests. At the conference, Mayor Knowles was joined by area community leaders and business owners to address the events resulting from the civil unrest. The press conference was held at the Ferguson Community Center located at 1050 Smith Avenue.  

  • Statue spray painted with anti-police message

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The naked statue at Compton Hill Reservoir Park was vandalized Sunday night or Monday morning. Someone spray painted FTP, an anti police message across the front of it. A few blocks away, the entrance to Flora Place was also marred with a message that also included the letters FTP. Both locations are near Shaw Avenue where an off duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a teenager last month. Investigators say the teen fired first. […]

  • North County Catholic high school offering tuition break

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Trinity Catholic High School in North County is reducing the cost of tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. Any freshman that enrolls at Trinity Catholic will receive a two thousand dollar discount off the nine thousand dollar cost of tuition and fees, if they complete the application process by February 19, 2015. There are 27 catholic high schools in the St. Louis area. Trinity Catholic High School is located at 1720 Redman Road. The […]

  • Plans to link north and south St. Louis County stall

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A coalition is working to expand the light rail system in the St. Louis area. The group, which helped to defeat Amendment 7, the three-quarter cents sales tax referendum, wants a rail line built to connect north county and south county. Members say they want to do something positive because they believe in good transportation for the region and expanding the rail line will help provide jobs and boost the economy. The project has been talked about for […]

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    St. Louis’ top officers talk about preparing for Brown grand jury reaction

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and St. Louis Metropolitan Chief Sam Dotson sat down to talk to Fox 2’s Shirley Washington to discuss public safety for the St. Louis area when the St. Louis County grand jury brings back a decision on the Michael Brown shooting case. The top area law enforcement team say they are a unified command. The say criminal activity will not be tolerated. […]

  • Copwatch opens office in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Copwatch, a national organization that uses video cameras to record and document police activity opened an office in Ferguson Monday. David Whitt, head of the local chapter of Copwatch says the goal is to help prevent police brutality and to teach people their rights when stopped by law enforcement officers. After completing the class, participants are given video cameras to record police activity.  Copwatch shares office space with another grassroots organization called, Hands Up United. The […]

  • Church of God in Christ holds convention in St. Louis for 5th straight year

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For the 5th consecutive year the 6 million strong Church of God in Christ Church is holding its annual convention in St. Louis at the America’s Center. The city is rolling out the red carpet for the organization, as they are expected to spend around $15 million dollars in the St. Louis metro area.

  • State senator had loaded gun at time of arrest, police suspected intoxication

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) Missouri state senator Jamilah Nasheed is out of jail after being arrested during protests in Ferguson Monday night. Senator Nasheed says she wanted to get arrested to send a strong message to protesters. When she was taken into custody, police say they smelled alcohol on her breath and found a loaded gun in her possession. Nasheed, and 22-year old Jelfonte Nelson were protesting in the middle of the street Monday night across from the Ferguson police department. […]

  • No significant change in Ferguson home sales after demonstrations

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Some residents in Ferguson are putting their homes on the market. Not because of racial issues and protests that, at times, turned violent after the August ninth shooting of Michael Brown, but because of life changes. Jeannie Boettcher has lived in Ferguson more than 70-years. She says there are two houses on the market in her neighborhood. “It’s a case of people dying and or being in a nursing home you know,” said Boettcher. If […]

  • Clergy pray for peace in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Monday the ongoing protest over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown produced a few tense moments when gunfire was heard as members of the clergy were praying for peace. Clergy from around the St. Louis area joined protesters in a demonstration across from the Ferguson Police Department. One clergy member was arrested during the demonstration. Reporter Shirley Washington interviewed a rabbi Tuesday on what the clergy brings to the protest.

  • Department of Justice hosting meeting on Ferguson Police Department

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)  –  Representatives from the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department are holding a public meeting tonight at Saint Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. They are expected to give an update on their investigation of the Ferguson Police Department and speak privately with anyone who wants to share stories of their encounters with Ferguson police. The meeting comes on the heels of a visit to Ferguson by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder who met privately […]