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Shirley Washington joined KTVI in April on 2007 as an anchor/reporter for FOX 2 News. Shirley anchors the weeknight editions of FOX 2 News at 10pm and 11pm. She also reports and hosts The Pulse of St. Louis.

Shirley a native St. Louisian, graduated from Roosevelt High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.

Shirley is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, having excelled as an anchor/reporter at several television stations across the country, including KDFW-TV, FOX 4 in Dallas, Texas, WAGA- TV in Atlanta, Georgia and WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shirley is also 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. The Motherhood Club 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
  • St. Louis public school grad wins prestigious Presidential Scholarship

    ST. LOUIS – Elizabeth Maya received the surprise of a lifetime when she attended an assembly at her school Thursday. Representatives from Maryville University presented Maya with a check for $144,632. More than 550 students, including Maya, competed for various scholarships at Maryville a few weeks ago, but Maya was honored with the Presidential Scholarship. It not only covers tuition but room and board, too. Prospective students had to have a 3.75 GPA or a score of 27 on the […]

  • Expectant mothers get help to beat opioid addiction at WISH Center

    ST. LOUIS – The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in the St. Louis area and it’s impacting expectant moms and their babies. Mothers-to-be are seeking help to get off prescription pain pills, heroin, and other opioids at the Women and Infant Substance Help Center, better known as the Wish Center at SSM Health at St. Mary’s Hospital, in partnership with SLUCare. Doctors wean pregnant women off drugs through behavioral and medical treatments, including methadone. According to the clinic, 85-percent […]

  • Art exhibit documents African-American experience in St. Louis region

    ST. LOUIS – Portfolio’s “All Colors” Visual Arts Invitational and Juried Exhibition debuts in St. Louis Saturday. The exhibit features masterpieces by more than 60 national and local artists, including William Burton Jr. The All Colors exhibit is designed to educate and enhance the African-American culture and experience in the Gateway City region. The first annual exhibit is on display at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, located at 12 North Jackson Avenue in Clayton, Missouri. The show runs through the […]

  • Pastor who marched with MLK invites public to march on Monday

    ST. LOUIS – Reverend Darryl Gray, a social activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is calling on St. Louis area church leaders to get more involved with efforts to help make the city a better place for everyone. “The church has to become again the headlight and not the taillight. We’ve got to stop coming last. We’ve got to stop showing up late,” Gray said. The reverend is inviting the public to attend the Reclaim MLK Day […]

  • St. Louis Board of Aldermen sets clean energy benchmarks

    St. Louis is in a race against time  to transition to 100 percent clean energy. The clock started ticking after the board of aldermen voted unanimously to pass a resolution calling for action.  Lewis Reed, President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen sponsored resolution 124 which calls for the Gateway City to transition to one hundred percent clean energy. A movement that seemed to gain momentum after President Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Climate Agreement. It requires […]

  • How will Trump’s travel ban affect refugees coming to St. Louis?

    ST. LOUIS – The Gateway City has long been a gateway for refugees fleeing their respective countries around the world. However, Anna Crosslin, president and CEO of the International Institute, says the number of refugees moving to St. Louis is dropping dramatically due to the Trump Administration’s travel ban. “This last year just finished at the end of September, we were down 640 refugees total. Next year, we’re projecting fewer than 400 arrivals,” she said. Crosslin said the downward trend […]

  • ‘Toe Tag Monologues’ shows young people dangers of making bad choices

    ST. LOUIS – A stage play designed to help save the lives of young people debuts in St. Louis Friday at the annual National Council of Teachers of English conference, which got underway Thursday at the America’s Center. The play, entitled ‘The Toe Tag Monologues,’ was written by R. Byron Stringer, a former Las Vegas D.A.R.E. Police officer. Stringer took true stories he saw on the streets of Vegas involving children and incorporated them into a powerful stage production. ‘Toe […]

  • Turning Alopecia Areata from stigma to strength

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Kalika Blake 37, was diagnosed with alopecia areata when she was nine. The disease causes the body’s autoimmune system to attack the hair follicles, making hair fall out on the scalp and other parts of the body. Because of her condition, Blake says she was targeted by bullies in school. “There was a lot of pointing and laughing,” said Kalika Blake. With support from friends and family, Blake managed to survive. “What I had to do every […]

  • Female pilots find success flying military jets at Scott Air Force Base

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Women at Scott Air Force Base are making their mark in the military, enduring intense training to become pilots. There are 81 active flyers in the 375th Operations Group at Scott. Eight are women, including Major Mallory Nordquist from Rhode Island, and First Lieutenant Alicia Canetta from Florissant, Missouri. Canetta flies distinguished dignitaries in and out of the military across the country in C-21 Learjets. When asked what advice she would give young girls […]

  • Documentary covers local teen mother’s journey to finish high school

    ST. LOUIS – A compelling story about a St. Louis mother hits the silver screen after getting rave reviews at film festivals around the world. The young mom hopes her experience will inspire others here at home. ‘For Ahkeem’ is an emotionally-charged documentary about the life of Daje Shelton while coming of age amid a movement as she settles into motherhood while working to finish high school. Previous story: St. Louis-based documentary premieres Oct. 12 at 24:1 Cinema

  • The lifesaving treatment that saved a bicyclist’s life

    ST. LOUIS, MO — When Mike Dailey had a terrible accident while riding down a steep hill with friends last year, doctors didn’t think he would make it. Dailey, an avid cyclist who always wore protective headwear, had a fractured skull (even though he was wearing a helmet), lung damage, broken ribs and other severe injuries. His cardiac surgeon tried everything to save Dailey and was about to give up until he tried a new procedure. On this Pulse of […]

  • St. Louis city, county police chiefs discuss response to protests

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Facing mounting criticism with how police officers have dealt with demonstrators and protestors over the last two weeks, the chiefs of the St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County police departments sat down with members of the media to discuss the issue. Chiefs Lawrence O’Toole and Jon Belmar said they’re looking to not only defend their officers’ actions, but explain to the public what many across the country have already seen on social media.