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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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    CoderGirl is accepting applications to learn computer code for tech jobs

    (KTVI) – LaunchCode, a local nonprofit recognized by the Obama Administration for its model training people for careers in the tech industry started accepting applications Monday for CoderGirl.  CoderGirl is a free program for women of all ages and from all walks of life to learn how to code, or learn program languages to get computers to do specific things. If you don’t have a computer, don’t fret, one will be provided for you. Once you’ve completed the one year […]

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    Washington University launches website to help sign-up for health plans

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There’s a new way to re-enroll in the affordable care act for health insurance next year. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have developed a website designed to make signing up through health-care-dot-gov simple and easy to do. If you`ve been to healthcare.gov to find health coverage that`s right for you, you probably wondered whether the market place was actually right. The sheer number of health plans available baffled many Missourians struggling to make a […]

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    Boy Scout collect over 2 million food items for annual food drive

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scouts are making a big difference in the lives of families in need this holiday season. Cub and Boy Scouts collected nearly 2.2 million canned goods and non-perishable food items during their 32nd annual Scouting for Food Drive, their community service event. The sponsor of this year’s food drive, MERS Missouri Goodwill, is accepting canned good donations through this Saturday.

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    St. Louis public schools offer free pre-kindergarten for 3-5 year-olds

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Parents don’t have to pay to enroll their little ones into the pre-K program in the St. Louis Public School District. Youngsters 3-5 years of age are taught core subjects, including reading, writing and math to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. Information about the early childhood education program is available to parents at back to school events. Now labor, education and community leaders are hosting a forum on Saturday, November 19 at the Communications […]

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    St. Louis Artworks receives youth award from First Lady

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – First Lady Michelle Obama recognized St. Louis Artworks on Thursday with the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. It is the highest honor for a program of its kind bestowed by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. The nonprofit, located near the Delmar Loop, uses art to help students ages 14-19 attain life skills through various art disciplines, including visual arts, theater and photography. Approximately 3,000 have participated in the after school and weekend […]

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    Custody battle over frozen embryos not expected to stop after appeals court ruling

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Missouri Court of Appeals reached a major decision in a highly emotional case about two frozen embryos. They are embryos a divorced couple has been fighting over for years. Jalesia McQueen and her ex-husband, Justin Gadberry have two boys via in vitro fertilization. However, they’re fighting a legal battle in court over what to do with two remaining frozen embryos. McQueen wants more children, but her ex-husband does not. In a 2-1 decision, the court […]

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    Early deliveries on the rise in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine are conducting a study to determine whether a disruption in expectant mom’s sleep patterns, meals or work schedules is causing them to deliver their babies early. Statistics show the pre-term birth rate in some parts of St. Louis is a whopping 15 to 20 percent. Babies born before nine months can face lifelong health issues, including chronic lung disease and congenital heart issues. Researchers are looking for women to […]

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    Barnes Jewish nurse balances patient care with her own cancer battle

    Janet Jones, the lead nurse in the Stem Cell Transplantation and Leukemia Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital, is an inspiration to her cancer patients. When Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer after finding a lump in her left breast, she had chemotherapy and surgery to remove both of her breast then returned to work as soon as possible to care for her patients. “You do what you can for them. You’re there for them, but what’s funny is they’re there […]

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    Top democrats gathering in St. Louis for election results

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Democrats have gather Tuesday night at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel to watch election results. Gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster will be huddling with fellow democrats after casting his vote in Jefferson City Tuesday. Shirley Washington will have the latest news from the watch party tonight.

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    Kerry Messer speaks out about his missing wife’s remains being found

    (KTVI) – Kerry Messer, a prominent Missouri Lobbyist is on a fact-finding mission hoping to learn exactly how his wife, 52-year-old Lynn Messer died. Her body was found last Tuesday about mile from their home in a wooded area on their St. Genevieve County farm. Lynn Messer was reported missing July of 2014. Kerry Messer says his wife had hip replacement surgery and about a month before she went missing.  Her doctor told her nothing could be done about her […]

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    Daughter gives 72-year-old mom kidney to save her life

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Stacy Jiles didn’t hesitate to donate a kidney to her 72-year-old mom Janet Horton. Because of sheer admiration, Jiles followed her mother’s footsteps and became a nurse. When she was down battling kidney disease unconditional love forced Jiles to step up. Jiles, 46, penned a special letter to her mom after tests proved she was a perfect match. She also presented her with a matching bracelet adorned with a green ribbon in honor of organ […]

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    UPS partners with Boy’s and Girl’s Club to promote safe driving for teens

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – UPS, the world’s largest package delivery service is teaming up with boys’ and girls’ Clubs across the country steering teens towards safe driving. The company set up a driving simulator at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis to teach youngsters the consequences of distracted driving. Texting, talking on cell phones and interacting with passengers while driving are the top distractions for young people behind the wheel. Research shows traffic crashes are the leading cause […]