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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
  • Report: 75% of St. Louis County police departments not accredited

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A new report about policing shows, 75-percent of the police departments in the St. Louis County area are not accredited. The study was conducted by an organization called Better Together to give you an idea of how policing is done in our area. The report shows, of the sixty police departments in the St. Louis County region, only 15 are accredited by one of the two accrediting bodies: The Commission on Accreditation for Law […]

  • Record crowd for Cardinals home opener caused long lines at security gates

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Cardinals fans played a game of hurry up and wait Monday when they arrived at Busch Stadium for the team’s home opener. Some waited in long lines for more than an hour before clearing metal detectors mandated by Major League Baseball. The devices worked properly. Administrators didn’t anticipate a record setting crowd to attend the game. They promise to do better during this week’s games and apologized to fans for the delay. Fans are encouraged to […]

  • Fans test new metal detectors at Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – For the first time in history all Cardinals fans are being screened by metal detectors before entering Busch Stadium. It’s all part of a mandate implemented by Major League Baseball and it impacts all of MLB stadiums across the country. THE metal detectors are being installed at every single gate at Busch Stadium. Major League Baseball wants every fan at it’s 30 stadiums to be thoroughly scanned before entering the venues. Fans accustom to being […]

  • Meeting the newly elected members of Ferguson city council

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Ferguson voters went to the polls in record numbers Tuesday night following months of turmoil and unrest after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. Approximately 30 percent of registered voters cast their ballots, electing three new council members. Ella Jones now represents Ward 1. Former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher represents Ward 2. And Wesley Bell represents Ward 3, the community where Brown was killed. There were dramatic increases in voter turnout across […]

  • Severe storms bring flash flooding, abundant hail to St. Louis region

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Strong to severe thunderstorms brought large hail and pouring rain to much of the St. Louis region Tuesday morning.  As the storms moved in,  viewers reported golf ball sized hail around Warrenton and Augusta. Then the hail became extensive, blanketing the ground in quarter to half-dollar size ice pellets in west St. Louis County. The torrential rains fell fast and heavy, dropping one to two inches of rain in less than 30 minutes in many […]

  • Missing election signs cause political uproar in Moline Acres

    MOLINE ACRES, MO (KTVI) – A squabble over campaign signs reaches a boiling point in the race for mayor in Moline Acres. Opponent Janice Jones accuses current mayor Michele DeShay of stealing her political placards from her supporters’ front yards. City workers removed Jones’ signs from three locations near 367 and Chambers Road. Mayor DeShay says the move had nothing to do with politics, but rather city and county ordinances that state where election signs can and cannot be placed. […]

  • Teens destroy kitchen while trying to make homemade donuts

    ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) – Two St. Peters sisters are lucky to be alive after a fire and explosion at their home. When firefighters arrived at the house in the 400 block of Quiet Drive at about 10pm Thursday night, they discovered a thirteen-year-old girl and her fourteen-year-old sister had been trying to cook donuts on the kitchen stove. Investigators say the older teen filled a pot with vegetable oil and turned it on. When it started to boil, she […]

  • Hundreds St. Louis city residents clear outstanding warrants

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Hundreds of St. Louis residents flocked to two St. Louis city recreation centers Tuesday not to work out, but to clear up outstanding warrants. This may seem like an unlikely place to handle legal affairs, but for some people, who may be afraid of going to court, this was the location. Some 400 residents completed the program yesterday, and city officials are still tallying the numbers from Tuesday attendance. Because of the program’s success, St. Louis […]

  • Protestors visit Ferguson mayor at home, call for resignation

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A group of protestors armed with signs, some emblazoned with names of African-Americans killed by police, showed up at Ferguson Mayor James Knowles’ house Monday morning demanding he resigns from office. Knowles met with the protestors offering to sit down and talk with them about their concerns. Meanwhile, another group, which calls themselves The Ferguson Five, filed an affidavit with the City of Ferguson to start the process to recall Knowles, who wasn’t available for comment, […]

  • Police union head says officers are doing well

    (KTVI) – A representative for the St. Louis police union says law enforcement officers are breathing a sigh of relief now that a suspect wanted in connection with shooting and injuring a Webster Groves police officer and a St. Louis County police officer last week is in custody. Jeff Roorda, spokesperson for the St. Louis Police Officers Association says he spoke with one of the injured officers about the arrest of 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams and said the officer and his […]

  • Railroad warns people to stay off tracks

    ST .LOUIS (KTVI) – Union Pacific Railroad is warning the public and professional photographers not to take pictures on railroad tracks or in its rail yards. Mark Davis, a company spokesman says the practice is dangerous and can be deadly. He expressed concerns after receiving a picture of a professional photographer snapping shots of a family including a toddler on a railroad track in the company’s rail yard. You can face a citation for trespassing, if caught.

  • NTSB plans to release preliminary report on Arch medical helicopter crash

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – We could learn more about the crash of a medical helicopter near Saint Louis University Hospital within the next few days. That’s when the National Transportation Safety Board plans to issue a preliminary report. A few months later, it will release a factual and probable cause report. The Arch medical helicopter went down Friday night in the parking lot of the Tenet Care facility behind SLU hospital. The helicopter clipped the side of the building before it slammed to the ground and […]