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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
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    Crown Candy burglarized overnight

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A century-old local dining institution was burglarized overnight. Andy Karandzieff, one of the owners and operators of the famous Crown Candy Kitchen, took to social media early Tuesday to alert the public to the incident. Sadly for the 3rd time in 102 years we were burglarized @CrownCandy All is well here We will be open as usual today — Andy karandzieff (@kzieff) May 19, 2015 The burglars broke two windows and only got away with $10 […]

  • Soldier delivers healthy baby after risky brain surgery to remove rare tumor

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An Illinois National Guard Soldier is fighting for her life after undergoing a rare brain tumor operation. Elizabeth Marek was diagnosed with gliobastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in April of 2013, when she was 24 weeks pregnant. Washington University physicians at Siteman Cancer Center made the diagnosis after studying results of an MRI. Marek had a risky brain operation while pregnant with her second child.Her daughter was born eight weeks premature, but without complications. […]

  • New security plan enacted for downtown St. Louis events

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police are stepping up security at this weekend’s Annie Malone parade. The annual event attracts thousands of people including area dignitaries. There will be uniformed officers, officers on bikes and in plain clothes blending in with the crowd. The parade serves as a fundraiser for Annie Malone which offers services to children and families. The parade kicks off Sunday afternoon at one o’clock at Market and Twentieth Streets.

  • Suspect burst into apartment, offering money to be hidden from police

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Sheila Duckworth received quite a scare when a suspect being pursued by police burst into her north county apartment looking for a place to hide from authorities. Duckworth says the man offered her a thousand dollars to protect him from authorities, but she refused. Officers with weapons drawn entered Duckworth’s home and found him hiding in her daughter’s bed under the covers. He was taken into custody. A second suspect was arrested a block […]

  • St. Louis city finds a way to hire 160 police officers

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – FOX 2 News has learned a plan has been drafted that calls for creating a special fund that will only be used to hire 160 police officers over the next two years. Under the plan, money for the fund will be generated through small fee and tax increases that must be approved by voters. Three bills regarding the special police fund is expected to be presented to the Board Of Alderman this Friday.

  • Homeowner catches thief red handed

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A south county homeowner received quite a scare when he returned home from lunch Tuesday afternoon and caught a thief red handed. The homeowner didn’t hesitate to call 911. When St. Louis County Police arrived they found a man with a broken arm hiding behind a house, and his pickup parked in a neighbor’s driveway on Timothy Lane at Tesson Ferry Road filled with power tools stolen from the homeowner’s detached garage. The alleged […]

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    Body found in south St. Louis tow yard

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A body was found in the 4900 block of Fyler in St. Louis Monday at around 1pm.  Homicide detectives were called to the Auto Control Tow lot. They say the body was found in the back of a van by an employee. Police say the van was towed to the lot in February 2015.  They say that there are no signs of trauma to the victim’s body.  Homicide detectives say that the incident will be […]

  • Ferguson gets federal grant money to help improve youth’s lives

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Scenes of civil unrest unfolding in Baltimore is well-known in the streets of Ferguson, have residents focusing on programs designed to move the city forward. One of those programs is being recognized by the federal government. The program is not only about fun and games on the hardwood, but providing resources so young men won’t live a hard life. Several dignitaries including The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Congressman William Lacy Clay and Ferguson city […]

  • Police investigating knife attack at a MetroLink platform

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A St. Louis woman is recovering after being attacked at the Grand MetroLink Sunday night. Police say a woman got into a verbal confrontation with a man who cut her neck with a knife. The man chased the woman down Grand. When she ran into a store, employees locked the door then called 911. Investigators say the man resisted arrest before he was taken into custody. Police recovered a knife. The man is facing assault charges. […]

  • Report: 75% of St. Louis County police departments not accredited

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A new report about policing shows, 75-percent of the police departments in the St. Louis County area are not accredited. The study was conducted by an organization called Better Together to give you an idea of how policing is done in our area. The report shows, of the sixty police departments in the St. Louis County region, only 15 are accredited by one of the two accrediting bodies: The Commission on Accreditation for Law […]

  • Record crowd for Cardinals home opener caused long lines at security gates

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Cardinals fans played a game of hurry up and wait Monday when they arrived at Busch Stadium for the team’s home opener. Some waited in long lines for more than an hour before clearing metal detectors mandated by Major League Baseball. The devices worked properly. Administrators didn’t anticipate a record setting crowd to attend the game. They promise to do better during this week’s games and apologized to fans for the delay. Fans are encouraged to […]

  • Fans test new metal detectors at Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – For the first time in history all Cardinals fans are being screened by metal detectors before entering Busch Stadium. It’s all part of a mandate implemented by Major League Baseball and it impacts all of MLB stadiums across the country. THE metal detectors are being installed at every single gate at Busch Stadium. Major League Baseball wants every fan at it’s 30 stadiums to be thoroughly scanned before entering the venues. Fans accustom to being […]