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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
  • Delmar Loop to get new apartments, diner and grocery store

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Delmar Loop is getting a new grocery store, a new 24-hour diner, and new loft apartments. Washington University has invested 80-million-dollars to build four new buildings to house its students. The lower levels of the retail/housing development will feature a grocery store and diner. The apartments called, The Lofts at Washington University are scheduled to open August 7, 2014, just in time for the start of the new fall season. The grocery store and diner […]

  • Blue collar labor industry could disappear

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– There’s concern the middle class could disappear in Missouri if more students don’t enroll in technical schools. Omar Brown is working on a degree in electrical automation technology at Ranken Technical College. Brown knows the lessons learned practicing on state of the art equipment will make the difference between life and death on the job. He also knows what he was told about the salary range for opportunities in his field when he enrolled in the […]

  • Arch construction project delayed for flooding

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A threat of flooding is impacting construction on the “City Arch River” project. Crews are working on the  water wall  along Leonore K. Sullivan until the end of the week.  That’s when the Mississippi river is expected to crest at 32.5 feet. Work from the Poplar Street Bridge to the river boat area will come to a halt at that time.

  • Ameren & Operation Food Search team up to help the poor

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Ameren and Operation Food Search have teamed up for the “Actions Energy Program.” Sunny Schaefer of Operation Food Search says, “They are going to our network of food pantries for distribution to low income people.” It has provided one million lights to about 250 agencies across the state. The aim of the program is to help low income families reduce their electric bills. Lori Kalmer from Ameren Missouri says, “Of your electric bill, 11% of […]

  • Major Case Squad investigating teen’s murder, family devastated

    BELLEFOUNTAINE NEIGHBORS, MO (KTVI) -Major Case Squad detectives are tracking several leads in connection with the murder of a Bellefontaine Neighbors teenager found dead in his home. The crime that has left friends and family members devastated. By all accounts, friends and neighbors say Antoine Hall, 19, was a nice young, man with a bright future, and didn’t deserve to die in such a violent manner. Police were called to a home in the 1200 block of Laire in Bellefontaine […]

  • South county residents mobilize against cell phone tower

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – South county residents are collecting signatures on a petition in an effort to prevent a 100 foot cell phone tower from being erected in their neighborhood near Bauer Road. The site for the proposed tower backs up to Michael Marino’s property along Bauer Road. “I’m beyond angry. This is catastrophic not just for me because I’m the closest, but for everybody in the surrounding area,” said Marino. AT&T wants to build the tower on […]

  • Habitat for Humanity kicks off building blitz

    SPANISH LAKE, MO (KTVI) – Habitat for Humanity St. Louis kicked off a building blitz Monday constructing five houses in five days in Spanish Lake. It is the first time the agency has broken ground in the community giving first time homeowners a sense of hope, stability, and choice. The four bedroom homes will be ready for occupancy by Thanksgiving. Earlier this year, the organization built its 350tieth house. It will finish 27 more homes by the end of the […]

  • Some upset after police check IDs at North St. Louis parks

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis alderman wants rangers assigned to parks to combat crime. Some residents were upset when they arrived at the park on Sunday and were turned away by police enforcing the city’s cruising ordinance. The move made demands called for in a petition to take on a greater sense of urgency. “The petition clearly states we want two full time park rangers assigned to O’Fallon Park and Fairground Park.” said 21st Ward Alderman Antonio […]

  • Owner trying to figure out what’s shocking her dog

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI)– An O’Fallon, Missouri resident is trying to solve a mystery. Her dogs are being shocked in and around her home and she’s trying to figure out why. The pet owner says she’s conducted research online, has considered every possibility and has come to one conclusion that may be causing the problem. Mandy Wissman believes the water meter reading device in her front yard is shocking her dogs. The animals wear collars that work with an invisible fence […]

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    One person shot in Madison, IL, suspects flee into Missouri

    MADISON, IL (KTVI)–One person was shot in Madison, IL, Monday afternoon and the suspects managed to elude police. It all began around 2:00pm, when Madison, IL Police Chief Christopher Burns answered call for shots fired. He arrived on the scene at 3rd and Washington in Madison, IL and saw the victim on the sidewalk. The chief put the victim in his police car and drove him the Gateway Regional Hospital. The chief says the man was shot several times and […]

  • Move to St. Louis puts man at top of kidney transplant list

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There is a huge disparity in the U.S. when it comes to organ transplants. How soon you get one depends partly on where you live. Experts say Missouri is one of the best states in the country for organ transplants. Marlon Sanders agrees. The 40-year-old actor and Ladue High School graduate was on a waiting list for kidney donations more than three years while living in Los Angeles; a city with an average wait time of […]

  • Police: Twin’s SUV strikes and kills brother after basketball game

    FLORISSANT, MO (AP) – A St. Louis County man is dead after being struck by an SUV driven by his twin brother following a dispute during a pickup basketball game. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24-year-old Marlon Horton died Sunday night in Florissant. The brothers and two other men were playing basketball at a middle school when a fight broke out. Police say Horton’s brother got into his Chevy Tahoe and drove toward the fight, honking his horn, in […]