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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.


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    Wash. Univ. School of Medicine receives research grant to fight sickle cell

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There’s new hope for people living with sickle cell disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have received a $4.3 million grant to conduct research on the inherited blood disorder. The study will focus on improving the quality of life for teens and young adults living with the inherited blood disorder. It will also help patients transition from pediatric to adult care and break barriers that prevent them from getting much needed treatment, and allow […]

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    Beautyful Waves provides support for those who have aged out of Foster Care

    ST. LOIUIS (KTVI) – Research shows about 20,000 children age out of foster care each year. Many lack basic life skills needed to survive in the real world. Beautyful Waves, a local non-profit is on a mission to give young girls a safe place to live and the guidance and support they need to not only survive, but thrive. The organization has programs in place designed to meet the transitional needs of each participant based on their personal skill set. […]

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    Washington University researchers make autism breakthrough for high risk infants

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A new study about infants and autism is giving families new hope. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and elsewhere have made a major discovery about high risk infants who have siblings with the mental disorder. “We’ve shown using brain MRI in the first year of life that we can predict which infants who are at high risk will eventually receive a diagnosis of autism by looking at changes on the brain scan between […]

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    Serving as spiritual leader to our nation’s lawmakers

    Dr. Barry Black, the first African-American Chaplain to the U.S. Senate, has a front row seat to political history unfolding in Washington D.C. Black, a retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, served as naval Chief of Chaplains before being elected spiritual leader to our nation’s lawmakers. Black said Republican, Democratic, and Independent senators meet every week on Capitol Hill for a prayer breakfast and hold hands while praying together amid contentious issues. Chaplain Black said our legislators “harness […]

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    Nonprofit is changing lives in the Normandy School District

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Beyond Housing is making major strides changing lives and communities. The local nonprofit is repairing homes within the 24 municipalities served by the Normandy Schools Collaborative through its Homeowners Repair Program. Residents are eligible to get everything from electrical to plumbing work done free of charge, but they must fill out an application and meet certain requirements to participate in the program. For example, homeowners must have a specific income, must have homeowners […]

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    Normandy district hoping to inspire students with showing of ‘Hidden Figures’

    Fighting to regain state accreditation; the Normandy Schools Collaborative has been struggling for Years, but appears to be turning things around. District leaders are using every opportunity, including a hit film, to help make the grade. The movie ‘Hidden Figures’ tells the inspiring story of three African-American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA. The remarkable women, affectionately called “human computers” broke racial and gender barriers when they launched astronaut John Glenn into orbit February 20, 1962. Glenn was the […]

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    Students feel inspired after seeing “Hidden Figures” at Pagedale theatre

    PAGEDALE, MO (KTVI) – Third and fourth grade students from Jefferson Elementary climbed aboard their school buses and went on a special field trip to the 24:1 Cinema in Pagedale to see Hidden Figures. The blockbuster movie tells the inspiring story of three African American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA. The remarkable women, affectionately called “human computers” broke racial and gender barriers when they launched astronaut John Glenn into orbit February 20, 1962. Glenn was the first American to […]

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    Local ministry taking kids on virtual tour of Madagascar

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Lutheran Hour Ministries is taking students from the St. Louis area on a virtual trip to Madagascar to learn more about students who live in the island nation. The goal is to teach them about the geography, culture and the people, particularly the children. The hope is the youngsters will realize they have more in common than not. You can watch video from the week-long tour on YouTube or the organization’s website.

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    SLU study focuses on parental public discipline

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Have you ever seen a parent strike their child in public and instead of intervening, you looked the other way or simply walked away? Later on, as the scene played over and over in your mind, you wished you had done something or said something to stop the abuse. The truth is most of us don’t know how to handle those heart breaking situations. That’s one reason Saint Louis University is training bystanders to take action […]

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    2 local hospitals to take measures to aid in the battle against sex trafficking

    (KTVI) – Two local hospitals are working to save young victims from the dangerous sex trade prevalent in the Gateway City area. Research shows St. Louis ranks among the top 20 cities in the country for sex trafficking. Pimps use the internet and empty promises of fame and stardom to recruit girls and boys into the multi-billion-dollar industry that forces them into prostitution. Most of the victims are girls 12-years-old and in some cases, much younger. SSM Saint Louis University […]

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    St. Louis Public Schools looks to build on success, after winning full accreditation

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One week after regaining state accreditation, the St. Louis Public School District is devising plans to build on its success. Dr. Kelvin Adams, District Superintendent says the goal is to make sure students are reading on level, taking advanced courses and competing in academic competitions. The district also wants to implement a Robotics Program and a STEM Program, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It took the district nine years, nine months and nineteen […]

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    Barack Obama’s nostalgic goodbye

    Eight years ago, Barack Obama inspired Americans to embrace political change with the mantra “yes we can.” He bade them farewell Tuesday after a historic, tumultuous presidency with the words “yes we did.” Obama revived the spirit and idealism of his 2008 campaign in a nostalgic, sometimes emotional final address to the nation from his hometown of Chicago, 10 days before he cedes power to Donald Trump, his antithesis in personality and politics. The President stood unbowed and unapologetic after […]