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
  • Violence continues overnight in St. Louis: 10 Shot, 1 Killed in 24 Hours

    ST. LOUIS – It’s been a violent 24 hours in St. Louis with at least 10 people shot; at one of those victims died. The first shooting happened just before 2 a.m. on Page and Newstead. Then around 12:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon a man in his 40’s was shot in the abdomen on Darby Street in north St. Louis. He went to a friend’s house in St. Louis County for help. He is in critical condition. A short time later […]

  • Sesame Street to debut on US postal stamps

    ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that they will be honoring “one of the most influential and beloved children’s television shows” with a limited series of stamps. There will be 16 Sesame Street muppets to choose from including favorites Big Bird, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Elmo. “For the last 50 years, it has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world,” said officals.  Two other series […]

  • Saint Louis University announces developer for Grand and Chouteau site

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis University announced they have selected a real estate/development firm to develop the 14-acre property Wednesday morning. According to  Saint Louis University , Cullinan Properties Limited plans to build an 850,000 square-foot mixed-use development on the site at Grand and Chouteau. “We look forward to developing something that will make both SLU and St. Louisans proud,”  Cullinan Properties, Partner and CEO Christopher M. West said in a company news release. The site will include retail shopping, […]

  • Missing man found after St. Louis County police ask for public’s help

    UPDATE: Police say Andre Walker was found Tuesday. ST. LOUIS – An endangered person advisory has been issued for a missing 27-year-old.  St. Louis County police say Andre Walker hasn’t been seen since he left his home on foot in the 4600 block of Behlmann Farms on Monday, March 11.  It is not clear why he left the house at 7:30 p.m. Police say that Walker is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, and suffers from seizures and a traumatic […]

  • 4 injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-270 at Bellefontaine

    ST. LOUIS – At least four people have been injured in a  multi-vehicle crash on I-270 at Bellefontaine Friday morning. Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX Helicopter flew over the scene where crews are working on extricating the driver. A portion of the eastbound lanes remains closed. Traffic being diverted onto the Bellefontaine exit ramp. Tune in to FOX2 for the latest update One of the cars involved in the accident at 270 and Bellefontaine Rd. Everyone walked away with only minor injuries. […]

  • Yelp names St. Louis among the top US destinations for foodies

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis has been known for its baseball, beer and the famous Arch but, now, the Gateway City is also ranking high among food enthusiasts. Tuesday, Yelp released a list of the “Top U.S. Destinations for Food Lovers” and St. Louis snatched the No. 2 spot, landing on a list among cities well-known for their cuisines such as Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Honolulu. The 2019 list was ranked by Yelp data scientists who compared cities’ new […]

  • Crews respond to two-story building fire in North St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS –  St. Louis firefighters responded to a fire at a two-story building in North St. Louis Monday morning. Crews were dispatched to the fire on Ashland Avenue at Paris. Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX flew over the scene where heavy smoke was seen coming from the first and second floor. No word on the cause of the fire. FOX2 will update this story as new information becomes available.   Ashland & Paris – Two story brick dwelling; heavy #fire on […]

  • Alleged kidnapping leads to multi-state police pursuit, shootout with police; 2 dead

    ST.LOUIS – An overnight police pursuit crossed state lines, went for well over an hour and ended with two people dead. According to Illinois State Police, the pursuit began just after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 50 near Highway 47 in Jefferson City.  39-year-old Leslie K. Austin allegedly kidnapped a 33-year-old woman and her child from a Jefferson City apartment complex. The pursuit traveled through St. Louis County and City then traveled northbound on I-55 crossing the Poplar Street Bridge into Illinois at […]

  • Police warn residents of FedEX impersonator accused of stealing hefty priced cellphones

    COLUMBIA, Ill. – Police are warning people about a man who is thought to be impersonating a  FedEx driver all over Columbia. Authorities said two residents, one in the 700 block of West St. Louis Avenue and the other in the 100 block of Ritter Road, had Verizon cell phones delivered to their homes and billed to their names. Both residents said they did not order the phones and called Verizon to inform them. Verizon then gave them shipping instructions to send the phones back. […]

  • Police chase ends with arrest, suspect’s vehicle in ditch

    CENTERVILLE, Ill. –  A suspect is in custody after a police chase ended with the driver’s vehicle going into a ditch in Centerville Monday morning. Bommarito Automotive SkyFox Helicopter was over the scene where the St. Clair County Police Department and the Belleville Police Department comb the area. The chase ended at Illinois Route 157 westbound near Illinois 15. According to reports, the suspects’ SUV went into a ditch, the suspect then fled from the car and was captured at the […]

  • Diesel spills from tractor-trailer on I-270 at Dorsett, stalled morning traffic

    ST. LOUIS –  Northbound Interstate 270  will be closed for much of the morning after a serious car crash Friday morning. According to the Maryland Heights Police Departement, a  tractor-trailer struck the rear end of a stalled pick up truck that was in the right lane of traffic. The tractor-trailer then went through concrete barriers and ended up in the backyards of some residences. The police department also said the crash has resulted in some diesel fuel being on the highway. […]

  • Nursing home employee post bond after being charged with possession of meth

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO –  46-year-old Angela Gebert, of Troy, MO  has been charged with possession of a controlled substance in Lincoln County. The charges stem from a tip of alleged prescription medication theft by a nurse at the Troy Manor Nursing Home. Gebert gave permission for Investigators from the Lincoln County Narcotics Unit to search her vehicle.  During the search, they found a mico baggie with methamphetamine inside of the car. According to authorities, when confronted, Gebert said the baggie did […]

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