ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – FOX 2 is launching a weeknight 11PM newscast, beginning January 18th. The half-hour newscast will be anchored by Shirley Washington and Jasmine Huda. Meteorologist Chris Higgins will anchor weather, and Charlie Marlow will have the nightly sports wrap-up.
Washington, a native St. Louisan, is an award-winning journalist and author. She has been with FOX 2 since 2007, anchoring the FOX 2 News Weekend Edition and reporting during the week.
Huda, also an award-winning journalist, joins the FOX 2 News Team effective immediately. In addition to anchoring the 11, she will report evenings during the week.
“With the responsibility of producing over 80 hours of news content each week, it is imperative to have strong reporters and anchors,” said Spencer Koch, President/General Manager for FOX 2 & KPLR 11. He continued, “Like Shirley, Jasmine Huda more than fits both roles. She’s smart, a solid investigative reporter and a strong communicator. With these attributes, we are proud to have Jasmine join Shirley to launch FOX 2 News at 11.”
“Jasmine is the kind of winning journalist you want on your team and not working across town,” said Audrey Prywitch, VP/News Director FOX 2 & KPLR 11.
In November 2015, the station presented half-hour news specials that ran in the 11:00 p.m. time slot. The success of those specials made it clear that St. Louis news viewers were looking for a late night broadcast.
“We are finding that news viewers of all ages have very different lifestyles, but the one constant is their appetite for local news, whether it’s before sunrise or late at night,” said Koch. “With the continued shift in viewing patterns and content consumption, news viewers of websites, Facebook, and Twitter will have another option to receive all the major news stories of the day.”