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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    EUREKA, MO (KTVI)-The Hispanic-Latino population in the Show-Me-State is growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, it increased 79% in just ten years.    That’s one reason a unique school is opening its doors in Eureka, MO  to help  bridge the communications gap. Sarah Urban is a 2010 graduate of Eureka High School and a certified Spanish teacher. She is about to open Sarah’s Spanish School on June 1, 2016.  The school will offer non-traditional Spanish classes for people of all ages. While the U.S. Census shows California, Texas, and Florida have the largest Hispanic-Latino populations […]

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    Civil rights leader John Lewis delivers emotional commencement speech at Washington University

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Washington University honored iconic civil rights leader John Lewis during Friday’s commencement ceremony. The tribute seems especially fitting since today marks 55-years since Lewis and other Freedom Riders were brutally beaten by segregationists at a bus station in Montgomery, Alabama. Civil rights pioneer John Lewis delivered an emotional commencement speech at Washington University. Lewis and hundreds of people fighting for the right to vote were attacked by Alabama State troopers while trying to cross the […]

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    Recruiting the next generation of minority firefighters

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF) and Fire Institute for Racial Equality retirees kicked of their Tri-Regional Spring Conference Thursday at the Marriott St. Louis West Hotel with a recruitment event at the St. Louis Fire Department Headquarters. Seventh graders from Gateway Middle School looked on with great interest as firefighters demonstrated firefighting techniques. The theme of this year’s conference is “Leadership on Diversity, Recruitment and Retention.” James Hill, President of the IABPFF, said […]

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    Dozens of cemeteries in the Metro East left abandoned

    CENTREVILLE, IL (KTVI) – They are supposed to be clean, well-kept and maintained. However, dozens of cemeteries in the metro east, including historic ones have been abandoned. Weeds, brush and grass have taken over the sacred burial grounds. With more than 12,000 graves, Booker T. Washington Cemetery in Centreville, Illinois is one of the oldest and largest in the country. Veterans, children, dignitaries and former slaves are buried there, but like others it is left in ruins. When the owners […]

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    Grandparents running into roadblocks in effort to adopt grandson

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    Single mother with the help of others, turns life around

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Jeannetta Maclin is pulling her life together thanks to help from a group of strangers. Maclin was facing a felony child endangerment charge after St. Louis firefighters rescued her two young sons from their burning apartment on Clara Avenue last February after she left them home alone when she went to work at her low wage job. Maclin who once lived in her car with her boys ages five and two was trying to pay her […]

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    MADD walk-run events this weekend

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – It’s been five years since Deborah Weinstine’s son, David, was killed by a drunk driver devastating her family. Since that time, Weinstine has become an advocate against drunk driving; hosting annual walks to raise funds and awareness. Weinstein spent Friday preparing for the fourth annual Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash events, being held Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at Creve Coeur Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Tremayne Pavillion. There’s a $25 […]

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    Monitoring fire hydrants across St. Louis

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    Senator McCaskill discusses battling breast cancer

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    Annette Slack files wrongful termination suit against St. Louis County

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    Take Back the Night march at Harris Stowe

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Harris Stowe State University students and community members participated Thursday in the university’s second annual Take Back The Night campus march. The goal was to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence on college campuses across the country. Harris Stowe has also offered panel discussions about healthy relationships and intimate partner violence to educate the community about the abuse.

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    Law enforcement to host forum on gangs

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Gang Unit and The St. Louis County Police Department are hosting a forum to help steer youngsters away from gangs. The Teen H.E.L.P program is being held, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Harris Stowe State University from 6 pm-8 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the event to learn more about Social Media and Violence, Human Trafficking, Gang Violence, […]