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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
  • 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 12, 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 […]

  • Driver rescued from vehicle after multi-vehicle crash on I-64 EB

    ST. LOUIS – One person left trapped in a car after a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 64 has been taken to a hospital Thursday morning. The crash happened at I-64 EB just west of Interstate 270. Bommaritoautomotive SkyFox Helicopter was over the scene where multiple lanes are closed and traffic is backed up for several miles in the area. The crash reconstruction team is on the scene working to piece together what happened. Information is still coming into our newsroom. […]

  • Mark Mantovani launches 2020 campaign for St. Louis County Executive

    ST. LOUIS, MO–  Democratic candidate Mark Mantovani announced Wednesday that he is running for St. Louis County Executive promising to promote diversity, innovation, collaboration, and public safety. In 2018, Incumbent Steve Stenger narrowly defeated Mark Mantovani to win the Democratic primary.  The ballot tally was so close that it fell somewhere within one percent of the vote. Steve Stenger garnered 91,487 votes while Mark Mantovani had 90,330. The Mantovani campaign issued this statement: “Our region and St. Louis County, in […]

  • ‘Masked Singer’ tour coming to St. Louis this June

    ST. LOUIS –  The Masked Singer is taking the Fox singing competition on the road with an all-new live show. Hitting more than 45 cities, The Masked Singer National Tour will be in St. Louis on Saturday, June 6 at the Stifel Theatre. The live show will feature two celebrity guest hosts, as well as one local celebrity who will be in a top-secret disguise, keeping the audience guessing until they are unmasked at the end of the night. According to […]

  • It’s official, The Rolling Stones returns to St. Louis this June

    ST. LOUIS –  Get ready for some major satisfaction Rolling Stone fans! Following last week’s speculation, The Rolling Stones officially announced they will be returning to St. Louis on June 27.  The legendary rock band will bring their “No Filter 2020 North America tour” to The Dome at America’s Center. Just last week a digital billboard popped up at The Dome at America’s Center reading “Miss You” and the iconic open mouth logo hinting that Rolling Stones may return to […]

  • Cab driver stabbed, carjacked in Jefferson County, suspect on the loose

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – Police are investigating after a cab driver was stabbed multiple times by a passenger in Jefferson County Tuesday night. According to authorities, the cab driver picked up a woman on Tesson Ferry in St. Louis County. She asked for a ride to Windermere Drive in Imperial. When they arrived near her destination at the intersection of Windermere and Ferris Court she allegedly stabbed the driver multiple times with a knife. The suspect then carjacked the driver […]

  • Man injured after vehicle opens fire on I-270, suspect flees scene

    ST LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. –  St. Louis County Police are now investigating and searching for a suspect after a shooting on Interstate 270 that leaves one man in the hospital. Police were called to the scene near Lilac Avenue and Riverview Drive around 8:46 p.m. Wednesday. According to authorities, two vehicles were traveling eastbound on I-270  when someone in one car opened fire on the other.  The 40-year-old victim in the unarmed car was struck in the upper body, then […]

  • O’Fallon, Missouri businesses evacuated after bomb threat

    UPDATE:  O’Fallon police report that both Wal-Mart and O’Charley’s have been cleared and no evidence of a bomb could be located. Both businesses are open. The investigation is ongoing. O’FALLON, Mo. –  Police say a bomb threat prompted the evacuation of the Walmart and the O’Charley’s off Highway K near Mexico Road Wednesday morning. Officials say at 10:15 a.m., and 10:20 a.m., they received a 911 call for an indication that an explosive device may be in both buildings. Both stores […]

  • Golden Globe winners 2020: See the full list

    The 77th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in television and film, were presented Sunday. The full list of winners follows below. Television: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”) Bill Hader (“Barry”) Ben Platt (“The Politician”) Paul Rudd (“Living with Yourself”) Ramy Youssef (“Ramy“) – WINNER Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”) Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous […]

  • Gunfire erupts across St. Louis on violent New Year’s Eve

    ST. LOUIS –  St. Louis is only a few hours into 2020 and already four people were fatally shot and five other people were injured in multiple shootings. Police responded to the intersection of S. Jefferson Ave. and Crittendon just before 12:30 a.m., where three people were fatally shot. One other person was shot in the leg.  The victims have not been named and no arrests have been made. That shooting was followed by another shooting in north St. Louis where […]

  • Police make arrest in 1987 cold case murder of St. Clair woman

    ST. CLAIR, Mo. – A 64-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the 1987 murder of a St. Clair, Missouri woman, authorities said Friday. Kirby King was arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail on Monday, December 23. He posted a $100,000 bond on December 24 and was released. “The (victim’s) parents were very emotional especially getting the news right before Christmas on his arrest, but very thankful and they’re looking forward to justice,” said Franklin County Sheriff […]

  • Coping with winter depression during the holiday season

    ST. LOUIS –  It’s a joyous holiday season, but when the hustle and bustle of December is over, the darkness for some really sets in. For those who suffer from winter depression, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or “SAD,” mid-winter is especially hard. The most difficult months for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder in the U.S. are usually January and February. At that time there is less sunlight and people are susceptible to daylight deprivation. The lack of sunlight causes […]

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