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.

Do you have a story to share? Email her at aprylete.russell@tvstl.com


Recent Articles
  • Saint Louis Zoo welcomes birth of rare Somali wild ass foal

    ST. LOUIS – There are lots to celebrate at the Saint  Louis Zoo! The zoo welcomed one of its newest residents last month—a critically endangered Somali wild ass. Tobias was born on July 30 to mother Tukia, who came to St. Louis from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2005. His father, Hirizi, was also born at the Saint Louis Zoo in 2013, according to a Saint Louis Zoo press release. He can be seen with his mother and […]

  • Target launches new healthy grocery brand Good & Gather

    ST. LOUIS – Target is now more of “one-stop-shop” with the rollout of a new line of groceries.  Target announced the introduction of Good & Gather, Target’s largest owned Food & Beverage brand that will launch in-store and on Target.com for same-day delivery beginning September 15, 2019. The food and beverage brand will initially offer 650 items including everything from organic snacks to frozen meals and salad kits.  The entire line will be made without artificial flavors and sweeteners, synthetic colors or […]

  • Thousands without power after severe storms roll through the bi-state

    ST. LOUIS – Residents on both sides of the river are waking up in the dark Tuesday morning after storms knocked the power to over 15,000 customers. Outages included areas in St Charles. O’Fallon, St Charles County,, Earth City, Maryland Heights, St Ann, Breckenridge Hills, Bellefontaine Neighbors. Northwoods, near Bellerive, University City, Ladue, Huntleigh. In the Metro East most of the outages are in  Granite City, Near Edwardsville, North of Collinsville, near Maryville. Ameren reports that crews are working to […]

  • Reese’s Cream filled doughnuts now available at Krispy Kreme

    ST. LOUIS –  Krispy Kreme has announced Wednesday that they have teamed up with Reese’s to release two peanut butter and chocolate combination doughnuts. Starting August 5, Krispy Kreme stores will begin selling the Reese’s Original Filled Chocolate Lovers Doughnut and the Reese’s Original Filled Peanut Butter Lovers Doughnut. M🍩re of what you l🍩ve. Coming 8/5. pic.twitter.com/Hni7IbAjbN — Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) August 3, 2019 According to their website, The Chocolate Lovers flavor is a chocolate glazed doughnut filled with creamy Reese’s […]

  • Missing St. Charles County teen found

    UPDATE: Missing 16-year-old Evelyn L. Holt has been found. ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo.—The St. Charles County Police Department needs the public’s assistance in finding a missing 16-year-old. Evelyn  L. Holt was last seen on Thursday, August 1 around 3:00 p.m. at Mid Rivers Mall and has not returned home. She is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds, with blue hair. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts,  black tank top, and white Van shoes, […]

  • Shortage of Metro bus drivers may create long delays Wednesday

    ST. LOUIS –  Bus riders in Missouri and Illinois should be prepared to wait. Metro reports that riders may experience delays this morning due to driver shortages Wednesday. They’re warning riders that their commutes will likely be longer. Customers with questions about their buses can call Metro Transit Information (314-231-2345), text (314-207-9786) or web chat at www.metrostlouis.org 7:00am to 6:00pm today. Rider Alert: MetroBus riders may experience delays this morning due to driver shortages. Please allow extra time for your commute. Check […]

  • Gunman on the run after Fenton carjacking, injuring two, police say

    FENTON, Mo. – Police are searching for suspects after two people were shot during a carjacking in Fenton Monday morning.  According to police, the incident happened just after 3:45 a.m. outside a Phillips 66 at Gravois Bluffs and Highway 141. Just after 5:00 a.m. FOX 2 Nissan Rogue Runner was at the scene where a large police presence and crime and crime tape was seen surrounding the gas station. The St. Louis County police are urging people to avoid the area […]

  • Square Inc to move to downtown St. Louis, commits to expanding jobs

    ST. LOUIS –  The mobile credit and debit card payment app company Square Inc. plans to bring more high tech jobs to the St. Louis area. Square CEO Jack Dorsey and co-founder Jim McKelvey announced the Silicon Valley firm has signed a 15-year lease for the Post-Dispatch headquarters building downtown.  According to our partners at the St. Louis Post- Dispatch, they will be moving to 901 North 10th Street next month. The building lease would give the company space for 1,400 […]

  • Man facing murder charges after fatal carjacking leads to St. Louis County police chase

    ST. LOUIS –  Police made an arrest in the fatal carjacking after being led on a pursuit Friday morning. Joshua Harper, 20, is charged with murder, robbery, assault, armed criminal action, and resisting arrest. He is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond. According to the St. Louis County Police Department officers found a man fatally shot in the 10000 block of Valley Drive around 1:00 a.m. Friday. Authorities later confirmed the man was an apparent carjacking victim of […]

  • Woman fatally stabs man who allegedly choked her inside Troy, Mo apartment

    TROY, Mo. –  The Troy Police Department are investigating a stabbing that left a man dead Tuesday night in Troy, Missouri. Officers were called to the 600 Block of Trojan Drive at 11:15 p.m. for a report of a domestic assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers could hear a female screaming and crying.  According to police, as officers approached the front door a female was seen cradling a male who had what appeared to be a stab wound to the […]

  • Robby Fabbri makes family recipe in the Stanley Cup with some help from the family dogs

    ST. LOUIS –  A Summer with the Champs! Over the next two months, the Stanley Cup will spend one day with every Blues player, coach, hockey operations executive,  trainer, and equipment manager. On Monday it was St. Louis forward Robby Fabbri turn with Lord Stanley Cup. Fabbri headed back to his hometown of Mississauga Ontario.  He started with a visit to his old high school and ended with stopping by THP’s Credit Valley Hospital for a special surprise visit with a […]

  • 16-year-old dies after being shot in south St. Louis County

    LEMAY, Mo. – A 16-year-old boy died after being shot on Wednesday, July 10. According to authorities, the shooting happened just after 9:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Vegas Drive. When officers arrived they found 16-year-old Robert ” R.J”  Dorsey suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries a short time after arriving. Friends of the family members told  FOX 2 there was something special about […]

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