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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
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    Pavilion collapse in Tower Grove Park injures worker

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A construction worker in his 60’s was rushed to a local hospital Tuesday morning after the roof of a park pavilion collapsed in Tower Grove Park. The accident happened near the intersection of South Grand and Magnolia. A tweet from St. Louis firefighters said the worker was injured but not trapped. The man was replacing a joist in the pavilion roof when he fell 15-feet to the ground. The roof then collapsed and fell on […]

  • City residents speak out about hot spot policing

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Residents who live in the 5th Ward say they are happy St. Louis Police kicked off a “Hot Spot” policing initiative in their neighborhood. They say they hear gunfire nearly every night and it often ends with someone losing their life. One mother says the community is so dangerous; she can’t let her young children play outside. A window in her car was recently shot out in front of their home. Turning the neighborhood around is […]

  • Police worried over guns stolen from Rural King

    SWANSEA, IL (KTVI) – Two bold burglars caught on camera stealing firearms from Rural King in Swansea, Illinois. The pair smashed the window in the front door and went inside the farm and home store stealing several handguns. They were in the building less than a minute before getting away with a bag full of firearms. The store manager believes the duo cased the place before breaking in because they knew exactly where to go and what to get. Agents […]

  • Could parking meters be part of Lafayette Square in the near future?

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Treasurer’s Office commissioned a study which examined the city’s parking system and provided recommendations on a wealth of issues, including placement of parking meters. Residents in the Lafayette Square Historical District are concerned they will be installed in their neighborhood. People FOX 2 spoke with don’t want the machines. Business owners fear they will drive customers away. A fear that could be realized as some diners at popular restaurants say they will eat […]

  • East St. Louis wrestling club looking to replace stolen equipment before state championship

    UPDATE: Since FOX 2 reported the East St. Louis Wrestling Club having equipment stolen this past Sunday, various organizations, businesses and John Beal Roofing have offered the club financial support and/or equipment for the wrestlers to continue preparing for the state championship tournament in Chicago next weekend. COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The East St. Louis Wrestling Club pulled off a major victory Sunday when it placed third in a divisional meet in Edwardsville which qualified the 22-member team to compete […]

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    Area high school students honored for leadership in teen health advocacy

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Congratulations are in order for some St. Louis area high school students recognized this week for their leadership in teen health advocacy. FOX 2 News Anchor Shirley Washington emceed the event at the Missouri History Museum where the students received awards for their efforts. Please see the following press released for more information about the program and the honorees. Distinguished Leaders from the Community Recognize High School Students for their Leadership in Teen Health Advocacy ST. […]

  • The rush is on to get Holiday gifts delivered for Christmas

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Tuesday is the last day for the U.S. Postal Service to ship packages to friends and loved ones across the miles in time for Christmas. That’s because today is the last day for priority express mail, which guarantees packages will reach their destinations by the holiday. The postal service was so busy over the weekend it set a delivery record. It shipped six millions packages Sunday. That’s up significantly compared to the same time last […]

  • Ferguson commission drafts first recommendation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – After two contentious meetings, the Ferguson Commission has drafted its first recommendation following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson .  The Commission’s proposal targets municipal courts. “Our first recommendation is right now, immediately for the municipalities that are abusing their authority as it relates to all of these warrants and fines. Now is the time right now to stop,” said Commissioner Becky James Hatter. The Commission has until, September […]

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    More Ferguson grand jury documents released

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The prosecutor who oversaw the Ferguson police shooting inquiry has released additional grand jury documents after not including a law enforcement interview with a key witness in the initial public release of evidence. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch made the additional information public Monday evening, without explanation. The new material includes transcripts of eight federal interviews of possible witnesses to Michael Brown’s shooting death in early August. Those transcripts and the other new material […]

  • State lawmaker appointed to committee looking into Ferguson violence

    (KTVI) – State lawmakers are holding a special meeting to find out, among other things, why the National Guard was not deployed to Ferguson in great numbers and in a timely fashion that could have prevented raging fires that destroyed dozens of businesses in Dellwood and in Ferguson the night the grand jury’s decision was announced in the Michael Brown case. Senator Jamilah Nasheed says she was appointed to the Joint Committee for Governmental Accountability Tuesday. The group is tasked […]

  • Small businesses owners in Ferguson frustrated getting help

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Some small business owners in Ferguson and Dellwood are struggling to find financial resources to help them rebuild after their businesses went up in flames more than a week ago following the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. Jeniece Andrews, owner of Hidden Treasures, secured a low interest loan after rioting and looting broke out last August following the shooting of Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Andrews says she can’t afford to […]

  • Ferguson Commission holds first meeting

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Monday was the first meeting of Ferguson Commission appointed by Governor Jay Nixon in October. The diverse commission is charged with coming up with recommendations to fix the underlying social economic problems faced by minorities following violence that rocked the city after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The commission’s goal is to recommend actions that will enact positive changes to Ferguson and its residents. Two of the commissions members did not attend today’s meeting, as they […]