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Aprylete Russell produces unique content for KTVI and KPLR’s websites, mobile apps and social media. She highlights, breaking news, viral stories on social media, and trending topics in the St. Louis area and around the country. She started at KTVI as an intern in 2014. Earlier, Aprylete served as an On-Air Talent for Radio One St. Louis, and freelance correspondent for STLTV. A graduate of UMSL, Aprylete is a native of St. Louis.

As a digital journalist Aprylete aims to push digital innovation by cultivating new forms of storytelling, through video, and creative ways to connect with the station’s online audience. You can also see her on Facebook Live, Instagram TV and streaming to our website.

She is a mental health advocate, and big believer in giving back to the community. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and volunteers her time with several local community organizations.

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Recent Articles
  • Firehouse offers free subs Thursday if your name is Amanda, Carlos or Christopher

    ST. LOUIS – Firehouse Subs has continued its Name Day promotion with a whole new list of three names. According to the restaurant chains website, if your name is Amanda, Carlos or Christopher, you will get a free medium sub with any purchase on Thursday, December 12 at any U.S. Firehouse Subs. One catch, you do have to show a photo ID to prove you are who you say you are. More names will be drawn on Friday, December 13.

  • Fox 2’s Elliott Davis act of kindness gets homeless mother, disabled son off the street Thanksgiving night

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Fox 2’s Elliot Davis act of kindness helped a homeless woman and her disabled son stay warm during the holiday weekend. Michell Brass who had been at the bus stop across from St. Louis City Hall expressed that temporary housing and financial resources are not available during her time of need in the city of St. Louis. Davis booked the motel room Thanksgiving night after realizing how life-threatening the cold temperatures would be for the St. […]

  • Local children rehearse for performance with Moscow Ballet in Great Russian Nutcracker

    ST. LOUIS – Moscow Ballet company brings The Great Russian Nutcracker to St. Louis Thursday, November 21 at the Fabulous Fox Theater. Each year the Moscow Ballet gives local dancers the opportunity to audition, rehearse and perform alongside Russian trained dancers through their unique “Dance with Us” program. Back in September, the children auditioned at the SkyStone Conservatory of the Arts dance studio located in the heart of Webster Grovers.  The chosen auditionee rehearsed for 6 to 8 weeks prior to […]

  • Missing St. Louis County woman’s disappearance ruled a homicide; husband in custody

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – St. Louis County Police have determined 28-year-old Jennifer Rothwell’s disappearance  has been re-classified to a homicide. They describe it as now a very active criminal investigation. Authorities say the husband was arrested Thursday morning for suspicion of murder and tampering with physical evidence.  He has not been charged with a crime at this time. Detectives with the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons unit said Rothwell has been missing since early Tuesday morning. Rothwell left her […]

  • St. Louis welcomes Zac Brown Band to the Enterprise Center next spring

    ST. LOUIS – Award-winning country music group Zac Brown Band is coming to St. Louis next year during their The Owl Tour.  The popular country music band will perform at the Enterprise Center on March 22, 2020. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 22 at 12:00 p.m. on For more ticket deals and concert dates, visit the Zac Brown Band website. JUST ANNOUNCED: @zacbrownband added NEW DATES to The Owl Tour and they're coming to Enterprise Center on March […]

  • Harry Styles “Love On Tour” coming to Enterprise Center July 2020

    ST. LOUIS –  Harry Styles is spoiling his fans with a lengthy world tour in support of his upcoming album Fine Line.  Styles announced Wednesday,  The “Love On Tour” is coming to Enterprise Center on July 21, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 22 at 11:00 a.m. For details and tour dates click here. LOVE ON TOUR 2020. American Express and Verified Fan Presales begin Monday, November 18. Public onsales begin Friday, November 22. — Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) […]

  • St. Louis County police launch search for missing woman after vehicle found

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a missing 28-year-old woman. They said it seems totally out of character for the young woman not be in contact with friends or family. Detectives with the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons unit said Jennifer Rothwell has been missing since early Tuesday morning. Rothwell left her home in the 12600 block of Northwinds Drive in central St. Louis County and hasn’t returned. […]

  • Elton John announces Farewell Tour stop in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – The rock legend is coming back to St. Louis. Elton John announced Wednesday he has added St. Louis to this 2020 North America dates. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will play at the Enterprise Center on July 7, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. He first brought the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to St. Louis in October 2018. .@eltonofficial has extended the #EltonFarewellTour and added July 7 at Enterprise Center! […]

  • Journey coming to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in June 2020

    ST. LOUIS – Journey returns to St. Louis with The Pretenders on Friday, June 26 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre! The legendary rock band is best known for its hits “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Open Arms,” “Wheel In The Sky,” and “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).” Tickets go on sale Friday, November 8. Prices range from $35 – $149.50, and lawn four-packs are available. FOX 2 will giveaway VIP tickets the week of November 4 – […]

  • Vacant house fire spreads to neighboring home in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS –  Fire crews were called to a vacant house fire in  East St. Louis around 6:10 a.m. Friday morning. The fire happened on 2018 Marke Street in East St. Louis. East St. Louis Fire Chief says the fire started in the back of a vacant house and spread to another home. We are told a man and a woman live in the home with their daughter, along with their daughter’s five small children. The family says they […]

  • Precautionary boil advisory for portion of Overland, St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. –   Missouri American Water announced just after 9:00 a.m. Friday that a precautionary boil water advisory was issued for a portion of St. Louis County. The area affected includes a portion of St. Louis County including parts of Overland.  The area is bordered by Midland Blvd., Ashby Rd. to the west; Page Ave. and east of Burns Ave. The boil order advisory was issued after a power interruption at our treatment plant leading to a low-pressure. […]

  • STL From Above: Stunning drone pilot becomes Instagram sensation

    ST. LOUIS – Justin Barr also know online as @StlFromAbove is a wedding photographer and drone pilot based right here in the greater St. Louis area. Back in  2017 he added aerial drone equipment to his camera kit only hoping to improve his very usual wedding photos. But little did Justin know the power behind social media. Surprisingly Justin has only been on Instagram for 2 years and yet he has quickly become one of the most respected, followed and […]

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