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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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    New ‘Cancer Goggles’ help surgeons spot malignant tumors

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- New hi-tech goggles that allow doctors to see cancer cells during surgery will be tested in clinical trials at hospitals across the country. The innovative glasses, known as Cancer Goggles, were invented by Washington University professor of radiology, Dr. Samuel Achilefu. The new technology injects patients with a bio-luminescent marker that attaches to the cancer cells. A surgeon wearing the specialized goggles can see the malignant tumors glow once the near infrared light is beamed. In its beginning phase, scientists’ […]

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    School district gets high marks for participating in ad showing the dangers of heroin

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Rockwood School District is receiving high marks for helping to spread word about the deadly drug heroin. After talking with parents, Dr. Eric Knost, district duperintendent gave approval for the Lafayette High School Escadrille Team to participate in an anti-heroin commercial which aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl game. The sixty second spot was paid for by the St. Louis chapter of The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. It features an actress playing […]

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    Cuba Gooding, Sr. want Americans to get out and vote

    (KTVI) – Cuba Gooding Sr., lead singer of the 70’s hit group The Main Ingredient and father of Academy Award winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was in St. Louis Wednesday. He was using his new song called, Everybody’s Got To Vote to push voters to the polls to cast their ballots in the upcoming presidential election

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    Local Super Bowl ad aims to show the horrors of heroin

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis chapter of the National Council On Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) is set to release another anti-heroin ad that will air locally during this Sunday’s Super Bowl Game. The commercial features a cheerleader addicted to heroin and is geared towards young people. Last year, NCADA produced a highly controversial ad about a mother who found her young son after he overdosed on the drug and was sharply criticized for its shock value. While […]

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    Pastors launch online effort to keep National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Competition for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is heating up. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is going to Washington D.C. Thursday to meet with Missouri congressional leaders about the city’s proposed location for the spy agency. Meanwhile local pastors are praying that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will build its new facility in North St. Louis. In an effort to help St. Louis secure the site for the prominent spy agency, the clergy coalition has launched an online […]

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    St. Louis Public Schools to seek tax levy increase on April ballot

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For the first time in nearly twenty-five years the St. Louis Public School District is seeking an increase of $0.75 operating tax levy on the April ballot.  The Special Administrative Board of St. Louis Public School District voted Tuesday to place Proposition 1 on the April 5th ballot. If approved by the voters, the funds would be used for early childhood education, expand character and alternative education options, improve safety and security equipment and personnel, and […]

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    SLPS could receive full accreditation by next year

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For the first time since 2000, the St. Louis Public School District qualified for full accreditation. While Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams is proud of the progress, he’s not ready to celebrate. “This is a marathon not a sprint. So this is hard work every single day,” Adams said. According to the state’s annual performance report, the school district received 106.5 points, well above the 98 needed to qualify for full accreditation. But the state wants the […]

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    Cardinals’ $100,000 ‘vapor dogs’ beef up security at Busch stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Cardinals Winter Warm-Up isn’t just about baseball, it’s also about security. Man’s best friend is playing a major role in helping to sniff out danger. Thousands of fans attending the Cardinals Winter Warm-up got a chance to meet their favorite player and learn more about the four legged officers that provide extra security at Busch Stadium. Traditional bomb sniffing dogs can find explosives in stagnant places like trash cans, boxes, and suitcases. But two […]

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    MoDOT reopens Route 141 under I-44

    VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI) – Rising waters from the flooded Meramec River shutdown Highway 141 at Interstate 44 for several days. MoDOT crews have worked diligently to reopen the highway and their efforts paid off Saturday afternoon.

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    St. Charles man accused of holding his girlfriend hostage

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A St. Charles man faces charges for hogtying and holding his girlfriend hostage at gunpoint. The situation started as an argument that escalated to violence as the couple was drinking and watching Monday Night Football. The woman called St. Charles Police to her boyfriend`s house at around 11pm Monday night. When they arrived at the home in the 800 block of Elmhurst she continued to talk with officers on her boyfriend`s cell phone. She told investigators […]

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    Toddler shot and killed in north St. Louis County neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in his north St. Louis County home Monday morning. St. Louis County Police were looking for a teenager in connection with the tragedy.  The 15-year-old turned himself in to police late Monday afternoon after a four hour search. St. Louis County Police received a call about a shooting around 11:45am Monday. When they arrived at a house in the 1600 block of Emerald Creek Drive, they found that Xzavier […]

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    New grassroots initiative hopes to reduce crime in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A new initiative to help reduce violence in St. Louis is underway.  Organizers are turning to social media to raise funds to support it. The grassroots campaign is called, The St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence, better known as SIRV.  Organizers hope the urgent message posted on a gofundme account will help raise money for programs that combat violence. The video on the gofundme account sends a strong message about the violence in the city that […]