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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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    ‘Lock It For Love’ campaign preaching responsible gun ownership

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Some of the youngest victims of gun violence can barely talk, but they manage to find guns in hiding places in their homes and wind up injuring or killing themselves. “Roughly once a week, a child three years-old or younger gets a hold of a gun and shoots either themselves or someone else,” said Lise Bernstein, president of Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice. The group is giving away cable gun locks at community events in […]

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    Hidden Treasures reopens in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A grand opening sign attached to the front of Hidden Treasures in Ferguson tells a remarkable story of resilience. The store, which sells furniture, jewelry, antiques, clothes and art, was torched, February 2014, following the announcement of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. Thanks to donations through a Gofundme account, a grant and a low interest loan the store’s owner, Jeniece Andrews was able to reopen the family business she loves. The Little […]

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    Beyond the Walls Mural Project

    ST. LOUIS, MO- Christopher Green is working on a special portrait of the chairman and co-founder of worldwide technology David Steward and his wife Thelma. The painting is part of a major initiative called, “Beyond the Walls Mural Project.” He believes this is something for people in the community to really observe and be curious as to who Steward is, especially the youngsters who don’t know. The images are on display in a crime ridden community, desperate to change its […]

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    ‘Beyond the Walls Mural Project’ hopes to brighten blighted community

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Better Family Life has launched an aggressive effort to turn a blighted community into a safe, beautiful place by using paint and canvass. Christopher Green is working on a special portrait of the chairman and co-founder of Worldwide Technology David Steward and his wife Thelma. The painting is part of a major initiative called, “Beyond the Walls Mural Project.” Drive down Page boulevard between Skinker and Kingshighway and you’ll see the likeness of some of St. […]

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    St. Louis athletes heading to the 2016 Transplant Games

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Going for the gold! Twenty-three young transplant recipients from the St. Louis area and 100 support members are heading to Cleveland, Ohio to participate in the 2016 Transplant Games. The Special Olympics style event is designed to raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation. The event starts Friday and runs through next Wednesday. More than 1,000 athletes are participating in the games.

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    Better Family Life set to launch aggressive plan to fight crime

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Better Family Life is launching an aggressive effort to help fight crime in the Gateway City area. It’s hosting the St. Louis Metropolitan Area Gun Violence Summit, Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 10 am to 12 noon.  Representatives from local law enforcement, juvenile court and others are attending the event. The public is also invited to attend the meeting, which is being held at the Better Family Life Cultural, Educational and Business Center located at 5415 […]

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    Lambert airport officials hope travelers will appreciate art collection

    (KTVI) – Lambert St. Louis International Airport is amassing an impressive collection of contemporary art that is capturing the attention of the 35,000 travelers that pass through the airport on a daily basis. There are panoramic pictures from the prominent Sievers Collection, which depicts St. Louis during the early 20th century. A new collection of two dimensional photographs that showcase the City’s unique architecture by St. Louis based photographer Ken Kenchel. There is also an art gallery at Lambert that […]

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    Mobile farmers market in north city ‘food deserts’

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A bus is helping to break barriers by delivering much needed staples to poor communities in St. Louis that are dealing with health and hunger issues. The St. Louis Metro Market Bus is a non-profit mobile farmers market. It stops in the Jeff Vanderlou neighborhood at the corner of Martin Luther King and Compton every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until noon. Starting June 1, it will also stop at Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 1 […]

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    Hispanic population increasing across St. Louis region

    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 […]