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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
  • March against gun violence to take place Saturday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – “Better Family Life” is holding their annual march Saturday. It’s designed to move the community to take a stand against gun violence and to support families that have lost loved ones to crime. Angel Allen and her family are devastated by gun violence. “The pain we felt from the violence in our neighborhood hit home, not once, but twice. It is coming, and it continues to come, not just my brothers but friends of ours,” […]

  • State representative from St. Louis pushing new CBD oil legislation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – State Representative Donna Baringer of St. Louis is pushing new legislation to enhance a state law regarding CBD oil. The oil is derived from cannabis plants, but is not considered medicinal marijuana and does not cause a high. CDB oil is currently used to treat patients with intractable epilepsy. They must try three medicines without success before they can get a card from a neurologist to buy the treatment. More than 11,000 people need cards […]

  • St. Louis police receive LGBTQ sensitivity training

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – City police are working to better serve LGBTQ crime victims. Officers are now taking unique sensitivity training. Some members of the LGBTQ community think twice about calling police when they need help out of fear of how they will be treated. To improve relations, every officer on the St. Louis Police force is going through LGBTQ sensitivity training. This includes learning the proper language to help crime victims. This new training is vastly different from […]

  • Students at Harris Stowe engage with talented women making a mark in the world

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The President’s Lecture Series at Harris Stowe State University is underway. Students engaged with some remarkable women Wednesday night who are making their mark in the world. Stephanie Rawlings Blake, the former mayor of Baltimore and Presiding Secretary of the Democratic National Convention, Tara Setmayer, Republican Strategist and Michele Thornton, Senior Vice President of Black Entertainment Television made up a distinguished panel. They discussed a number of issues, including the importance of education and the future […]

  • Tickets for ‘State of Emergency’ hip hop mystery concert go on sale

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Rap fans are preparing for the annual State of Emergency concert, touted as the most anticipated event in the Midwest. Thousands of people lined up at Chaifeitz Arena in the bitter cold to buy tickets for the concert to help stop violence. The first day tickets went on sale, they were sold for only $3.14. The unbelievable price was in honor of 314 Day, a holiday in the world of hip hop. That’s not the only […]

  • Alzheimer caregivers face growing challenge in caring for loved ones

    (KTVI) – There is no question caring for a family member is difficult, especially if that family member is coping with an illness. A new study shows more than a third of caregivers taking care of loved ones battling Alzheimer’s Disease report their own health has gotten worse due to their daily responsibilities. It is a tough demanding job that can be exhausting mentally, physically and emotionally. The Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter has resources available and a helpline that […]

  • Washington Park Cemetery photo exhibit at Sheldon Art Galleries

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A special exhibit called, ‘Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place,’ opens Friday at the Sheldon Art Galleries. An opening reception is being held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. However, the galleries are open until 9 p.m. Family members who have loved ones buried at the historic cemetery are encouraged to email pictures of their loved one to be placed on a memorial wall. Photographs can be emailed to Paula Lincoln.  Please include […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]