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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
  • Bridal shop owner prides herself on ‘American made’ dresses

    ST. LOUIS – Nagwa Abgelghfour, owner of the Wedding Gallery bridal shop, is on a mission to boost pride in America, one gorgeous dress at a time. When she opened her bridal salon a few years ago, Abgelghfour knew most wedding gowns sold in the U.S. were made in China, but she did not want that to be the case for her shop. She embarked on an aggressive mission to make wedding dresses in her factory right here in the country […]

  • Operation Clean Sweep kicks off this weekend in JeffVanderLou neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS – Operation Clean Sweep kicks off in the JeffVanderLou neighborhood this weekend. James Clark, with Better Family Life unveiled plans during a news conference Tuesday that calls for cleaning up the community riddled with abandoned buildings. Members of various organizations will be on hand to help with the effort, including the St. Louis Forestry Department. Crews will cut down trees, remove debris from vacant lots and supply dumpsters. Volunteers are needed and are encouraged to meet at 2728 […]

  • Understanding the dangers of ‘dry drowning’

    Francisco Delgado, a father from Houston, Texas, devastated by the loss of his four-year-old son Frankie Delgado, somehow managed to push through his grief to share how a rare condition called dry drowning claimed the life of his sweet little boy. When Frankie went swimming during a family vacation in Texas, a wave pushed him down and his head went underwater. Family members say Frankie became ill the next day, complaining of stomach issues and he had diarrhea. One week […]

  • Bikers Ride for Peace event this Saturday

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Better Family Life is preparing for its second annual Bikers Ride for Peace event, which is designed to raise awareness about gun violence in St. Louis. There have been at least 10 fatal shootings in the Gateway City, including a 13-year-old boy this month alone. More than 200 motorcycle riders from throughout the region, including Chicago, Kansas City, and Indianapolis, are expected to roll into town. The procession will roar through city and county streets for […]

  • St. Louis County Police using boxing program to interact with area children

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Children throughout the Gateway City area are learning how to box through the St. Louis County Police Department’s PAL Program (PAL). The mission of PAL, which stands for Police Athletic League is to give youngsters ages six through sixteen something constructive to do while at the same time help to improve relations between the police and the community. There are several programs available through PAL, including swimming, cultural and academic enrichment. PAL pays insurance, […]

  • Operation Food Search to provide meals to children this summer

    (KTVI) – Operation Food Search is teaming up with the St. Louis Public Library to provide lunches to children this summer at select locations. Starting June 5 through August 11, seven library branches will offer a nutritious lunch along with activities for kids from 12:00-1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Meals will be available free of charge for children 18 and under. Each Thursday, families will be given a bag of food for the weekend. Kids will get pizza as a special treat […]

  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s crimefighting plan includes school visits to encourage students

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has launched an aggressive campaign to help combat crime. Gardner is working with local and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, to get violent offenders off the streets. She is also visiting schools encouraging students to get an education and avoid a life of crime. Gardner says improving relations between the community and the Circuit Attorney’s Office is also a top priority because she wants crime victims and witnesses […]

  • Giving voice, opportunity to would-be minority filmmakers

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Do you want to become a filmmaker, but don’t know where to start? A local non-profit called Continuity can help. The St. Louis-based organization is launching its first Annual Media Training Program this August. The goal is increase the number of minorities in media production. Participants will learn everything from how to produce a film from conception to completion. The 36-week course is free of charge and participants will be paid throughout the entire course. When […]

  • Free school supplies for underprivileged students

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The local nonprofit KidSmart is on a mission to help St. Louis area students reach their full potential by providing them with free school supplies. About 3,000 teachers volunteer at its Hazelwood store in exchange for an opportunity to shop for whatever their students need, free of charge. They get up to $1,000 a month in supplies including: backpacks, pencils, notebooks, and markers. Some 90,000 children live in poverty in St. Louis city and county. KidSmart […]

  • From prison to society: Concordance Academy to help newly released inmates

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Concordance Academy of Leadership plans to help 250 inmates released from prison this year. The local non-profit is the first of its kind that offers participants a holistic approach to success which includes assistance with housing, jobs, health and wellness and education. Research shows 77 percent of former prisoners return to prison on a national level three to five years after being released. The academy’s goal is to reduce the return rate and reduce crime in […]

  • Better Family Life presents its first micro loan to local entrepreneur

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A St. Louis entrepreneur is presented with some much needed funds to start a new business. Better Family Life‘s Business Development Center presented its first ever micro loan Wednesday to Le’Quita Watson, a graduate of the non-profit’s Entrepreneur Support and Training program. Watson received a $2,500 loan from Carrollton Bank to start Faith Walks, an inspirational socks and apparel company. She is starting the business with her two daughters.  

  • Aphasia treatment – Helping people to communicate after debilitating illness

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It’s a medical condition you’ve probably never heard about, yet research shows 180,000 people in this country are diagnosed with it every year. It’s called Aphasia, a communications impairment brought on by a stroke that can leave patients with slurred speech or no speech at all. Most stroke patients who have Aphasia will probably never regain 100 percent of their speech, but they can learn how to communicate effectively through writing, signing, or gesturing. The ABC […]