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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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    YouthBuild Superhero saving lives in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Youngsters in the St. Louis YouthBuild Program are developing and honing their super powers. You see, the 17-to-24 year-olds are Superheroes. They attend classes to earn their high school diploma and learn a construction skill by day while getting paid in the process. However, every Friday night they attend a mentoring session to become superheroes charged with doing what superheroes do, save lives. The students don’t stand in front of speeding trains or leap from tall […]

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    Better Family Life Annual PeaceFest this weekend in Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The Better Family Life Annual PeaceFest kicks off Saturday, August 27th at the Central Fields in Forest Park. The festival, designed to end violence and promote peace and safety features a 5K run/1 mile walk, live music, vendors, food, and a health fair. Activities get underway at eight in the morning and end at eight in the evening. PeaceFest is free and open to the public. Families from throughout the St. Louis area are encouraged to attend.

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    Newlyweds helping to save critically ill child from Honduras

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-A Metro East couple who asked their wedding guests to help save the life of a critically ill child from Honduras in lieu of gifts got a chance to meet the twenty month old little girl named Genesis this week at the Ronald McDonald House. Genesis is in dire need of heart surgery. India and Eric Johnson and their children visited with the toddler and her parents Wednesday evening to wish them well. The couple started an […]

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    Newlyweds ask wedding guests to help critically ill toddler in lieu of gifts

    MARYVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Maryville, Illinois newlyweds are making a big difference in the life of a critically ill little girl from Honduras named Genesis by raising funds for her lifesaving heart surgery, but it’s not a traditional fundraiser. India and Eric Johnson took a cruise to the Bahamas and were married August 9 on a white, sandy beach. In lieu of wedding gifts, the couple has asked friends and family to donate money to World Pediatric Project (WPP), a […]

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    St. Louis public schools beef up security

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Public School Districts is beefing up security. The district purchased new hand held metal detectors, two way radios, computer monitors and plans to upgrade its surveillance camera system. The new system should to make it possible to see what is happening at its schools in real time without delay. The district is not only buying hi-tech equipment, it is also adding counselors and social workers in every school to address the needs […]

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    Prison to Prosperity program is making an impact on young offenders

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A pilot program St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay introduced last year appears to be having a profound impact. It is called From Prison to Prosperity (P2P) and is designed to offer much needed resources like jobs, education, mentors and social services to inmates being released from the corrections system in an effort to prevent them from returning to a life of crime. More than one hundred people between the ages of 17 and 24 are involved […]

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    St. Louis Public School security train for active shooter situation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Preparing for a worst case scenario. The St. Louis Public School District’s security team trained for an active shooter situation. THe intense exercise is designed to help keep students safe. The St. Louis Public School District held the active shooter training to teach its security team how to respond if an armed intruder enters one of its schools. About 130 security officers participated in the exercise which also included a lesson on its safety model: […]

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    Significant changes have taken place in Ferguson since Michael Brown’s death

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Significant changes have taken place in Ferguson since former police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, Jr., two years ago today. The city has new African-American leadership, including the police chief, city manager and three council members. The council passed an ordinance to establish a civilian review board to monitor police. Sweeping reforms of municipal court have resulted in thousands of warrants being lifted and a new judge being installed. New businesses have opened […]

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    Opportunities to clear your misdemeanor warrants this month

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Better Family Life is hosting its annual Amnesty and Legal Expo this month, which gives residents a chance to start over by getting their misdemeanor warrants for traffic violations, outstanding child support, and other small infractions lifted. The first event will be held Saturday, August 6, at St. Louis Community College at the Meramec campus. The next opportunity happens Thursday, August 11, at the Florissant campus. Saturday, August 13 marks the final event, which will be […]

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    How Michael Brown Sr. helps community in wake of his son’s death

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The Michael Brown Foundation Chosen for Change is preparing for the second annual Michael Brown Jr. memorial weekend. Several events are scheduled to honor Brown, who was fatally shot by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, August 9, 2014. The weekend begins Friday afternoon with a reception. See the list of events below: August 5th • 4:00 p.m. – Memorial Weekend Kickoff Reception • 6:30 p.m. – Youth Speak Truth: Responding to Radicalized Violence in America […]

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    Students given free haircuts for back to school event

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – Gary Winfield, owner of G-Revae’z Salon Studio recruited fifteen fellow barbers to volunteer their time offering free haircuts to students at Ferguson Middle School Monday during a back to school registration event. The Barbers for Boys initiative is designed to help the youngster’s look and feel their best on the first day of school. The young men are also members of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis. Students who attended the registration event also […]

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    Murals to adorn vacant buildings along Page Boulevard

    (KTVI) – Turning blight into beauty, students from the St. Louis Job Corps Center picked up life sized boards from Better Family Life’s headquarters to draw pictures of successful people from the St. Louis area that inspire others to do great things. The portraits will be added to the prestigious collection of dignitaries posted in windows of abandoned buildings on Page Boulevard between Skinker and Kingshighway.