Derrion Henderson joined the KTVI/KPLR team as a reporter in June 2017. Prior to working in St. Louis, Derrion worked as a Multimedia Journalist at KFVS in Cape Girardeau.

Some of the stories he covered in southeast Missouri include covering the closing of New Madrid County’s biggest aluminum employer, 2015 racial unrest on the University of Missouri – Columbia’s campus, 2016 presidential election on Washington University’s campus and 2016 Democratic election night watch party.

Derrion graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Journalism. During his time working professionally in Cape Girardeau, Derrion worked extensively with the university to help students on how to utilize their resources and maximize their college experience.

Since returning to St. Louis, Derrion has received a number of accolades. He’s been the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from both his alma-mater’s, Riverview Gardens and Special School Districts.

In June 2018, Delux Magazine honored Derrion as being a part of the Emerging 30 under 30 movers and shakers in St. Louis.

Derrion is a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a member of National Association of Black Journalist.

He is proud to be reporting back in his hometown with the station that gave his career the initial push it needed and his family who kept him motivated along the way. Derrion was an intern at FOX 2 before beginning his career in television.


Recent Articles
  • Nancy Pelosi headed to Ferguson Monday for event with local lawmakers

    FERGUSON, Mo. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be working with local lawmakers in Ferguson Monday.  Pelosi will join Congressman Lacy Clay for an event at the Urban League Empowerment Center. They will join with community leaders and local & state elected officials to push for final congressional approval for two bills; The “For The People Act of 2019” and “The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019″. Both landmarks bills are part of Speaker Pelosi’s push to for ethics and government […]

  • Flooding along the Missouri River causing long delays for Amtrak passengers

    ST. LOUIS – Flooding along the Missouri River is causing long delays for Amtrak passengers. According to Amtrak, all the Missouri River Runner trains will be canceled Monday. The service typically travels twice daily between Missouri’s two metropolitan areas. Greg London of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that one levee broke Thursday along the Platte River, and another broke Saturday. He estimates that up to 400 houses and cabins in the area known as Hanson’s Lake are damaged, […]

  • Magic House opens new ‘STEAM Center’ exhibit

    ST. LOUIS- A new exhibit opens today at the Magic House. The STEAM Center is where you have the opportunity to experiment, create, calculate, invent and make discoveries as they participate in a variety of activities focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math! FOX2’s Derrion Henderson was live in Kirkwood with was his best “mad scientist” impersonation.  

  • The UPS Store awards local nonprofit Ready Readers $10,000 worth of books

    ST. LOUIS –  Children living in underserved communities tend to have less access to early childhood education, particularly in literacy. Ready Readers is fighting to change that.  This local organization serves preschool-age children in low-income communities around the St. Louis region. They were recently named one of the 10 national recipients of The UPS Store`s $100,000 Literacy Recognition Book Giveaway initiative.

  • Lambert Airport cancels flights to Denver due to powerful blizzard

    ST. LOUIS –   As heavy snow moves through Denver hundreds of flight have been canceled.  Flight delays are coming out of Lambert Airport Wednesday morning. As of 5:32 a.m. Monday, 939  flights have been delayed, according to FlightAware. Eight flights have been canceled out of  St. Louis into Denver. Lambert Internation Airport advises travelers to check with their airline to confirm their flight’s status. We're preparing for several inches of snow and strong winds at DEN tomorrow. Ahead of the […]

  • Check your sleeping habits during National Sleep Awareness Week

    ST. LOUIS –  It is National Sleep Awareness Week. If you regularly experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or daytime drowsiness, you may have a sleep disorder. Dr. Espiritu a Pulmonologist and Medical Director of the SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center says sleep disorders are more common than people realize. They are linked to a number of chronic health conditions, including heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, thyroid problems, arthritis, allergies, weakened immune system, GI reflux,  and hormonal fluctuations. The newly […]

  • MetroLink opens extended Central West End platform to improve safety

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Metro is rolling out new and improved platform at one of the busiest stations in town. The platform extension in the Central West End is actually the third and final phase of a $15 million project to make riding the Metro a more convenient experience for everyone. This particular improvement involves the main walkway between Central West End Metrolink station and the bus area inside an adjacent parking garage.  Along with that, there`s a new platform […]

  • One dead, family displaced after Ameren truck crashes into apartments

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – Hillsboro Apartment building owners are working to find housing for the displaced residents after an Ameren truck came crashing into the building following a fatal crash Thursday evening. The three-vehicle accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Highway 21  near the McKenzie Ridge Mobile Home in Jefferson County Thursday afternoon. The accident sent an Ameren truck crashing into a Hillsboro apartment building. It took several hours before workers were able to secure the truck and remove it from the […]

  • Arch Madness returns to Enterprise Center Mar. 7-10

    ST. LOUIS – Arch Madness returns to the Enterprise Center Thursday -March 10. FOX 2’s Derrion Henderson was live inside Enterprise Center where the top teams in the Missouri Valley Conference prepare to compete. The Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament features the men’s basketball teams of each of the Missouri Valley Conference member universities. 🏀He's got moves 🏀@DerrionLH getting ready for #ArchMadness this weekend @Enterprise_Cntr @FOX2now @RandiNaughton @PERTZFOX @kimhudsontv pic.twitter.com/lUQyd82WUv — Producer Peggy (@producer_peggy) March 7, 2019

  • Town and County police seek help identifying person of interest in invasion of privacy case

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo – Authorities have released surveillance images of the man they consider persons of interest in a recent invasion of privacy case. The incident happened February 27 at the Target Retail store in the 1000 block of Town and Country Crossing Dr. A woman tells FOX 2 she caught a man reaching over her dressing room door holding a cell phone. She said she immediately asked, “did someone just take a picture of me?” The woman said […]

  • Missouri Botanical Garden invites volunteers to help remove invasive bush honeysuckle

    ST. LOUIS -Bush Honeysuckle has been found guilty of being an extraordinarily invasive plant that is taking over the woodlands and drives some people crazy. It causes damage to the biodiversity of our forests – “forests” being one of our crops – and to our native plants and biodiversity. For more information click here:

  • Reed defeats Nasheed in race for BOA President

    ST. LOUIS –Lewis Reed defeated three challengers Tuesday night in the primary race for City of St. Louis Board of Alderman President. The win gives Reed his fourth term as President of the Board of Alderman. The hotly contested race pitted Democratic hopefuls Jamilah Nasheed and 15th Ward Alderman Megan Green against Reed. The issues debated during the campaign were the proposal for a city-county merger, St. Louis Lambert International Airport privatization, and the spike in crime in the city. […]

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