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
  • Winter Storm weakens, but refreezing on roads remains a concern

    TOWN AND COUNTY, Mo. –  Although snow turned to rain across much of the region Thursday, it will return Friday afternoon morning. The Missouri Department of Transportation made good progress on plowing and treating roads throughout the night. Interstates and primary routes are in clear to minor condition, which means they are mostly clear with isolated slick spots. Bob Becker, MoDOT district maintenance engineer says refreezing is a concern tonight and into tomorrow as any wet roads will become icy as […]

  • Watch out for slick spots on roads; black ice possible

    ST. LOUIS – Expect recurring slick spots through the morning rush hour Thursday. Fox 2’s reporter Derrion reports the roads may look just wet but may be deceiving. Ice on the camera for the Clark Bridge just for good measure #stlwx #stltraffic – if you are coming out of the Riverbend please use extreme caution. Not heard if @BethaltoSchools @AHS_Redbirds @13easd @OilerAthletics or @RHS_Shells have called off yet. — Chain of Rocks/I-270 (@chainofrocks270) January 23, 2020

  • Vehicle crashes into Jennings business ; driver flees scene

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo –  Authorities hope to find the driver who fled the scene after crashing a vehicle into a north St. Louis County business. Early Tuesday morning a driver crashed into the Jay’s Wireless on Lewis and Clark Boulevard near Jennings Station Road. When police arrived at the scene just after 2:30 a.m. they found a large amount of damage to the front of the building and no one inside of the vehicle. It is unclear if anything […]

  • St. Louis area Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Today we recognize the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  There are several events happening in St. Louis and the Metro-East. One event that always draws a crowd is the civic ceremony at the Old Courthouse in downtown St . Louis. The program will have speakers, musicians, and performers. From there, participants will go on the annual Freedom March at 10:00am. They will march from the Old Courthouse to the Leonard Missionary Baptist […]

  • MoDOT prepares for icy travel conditions Friday

    TOWN AND COUNTY, Mo. – As wintry weather makes its way in, MoDOT is packing in the salt brine to keep the roads clear. Fox 2 reporter Derrion Henderson was in Town and Country with how MoDOT is preparing.

  • St. Louis baptist church damaged by suspicious fire

    ST. LOUIS – A fire Thursday morning heavily damaged a St. Louis baptist church. The blaze broke out around 12:45 a.m. at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Cote Brilliante Avenue near North Newstead Avenue. Firefighters who arrived minutes later found heavy flames in the rear and attic and the structure engulfed in flames. Investigators said they are working to establish the cause, but at this time, it’s authorities believe the fire is suspicious because the door to the […]

  • Madison County prosecutors seek federal death penalty in high-profile murder cases

    MADISON COUNTY, Mo. –  The US attorney’s office in Southern Illinois is looking into whether recent metro-east murders could qualify for the federal death penalty. However, the U.S. Attorney is clear that process, if done, would take quite a bit of work. Illinois lawmakers abolished the state’s death penalty in 2011. Madison County state’s attorney Tom Gibbons wants to see if he could seek the federal death penalty in at least two cases. Timothy Banowetz from Wentzville is charged in […]

  • Steady rainfall leads to flooding concerns around metro

    Heavy rainfall on Friday led to concerns over possible flooding as areas around the St. Louis metro made special preparations to deal with rising water levels. In Kirkwood, local leaders expected parts of the Meramec River to rise over the next few days and reach minor flood stages of 30 feet and rain led to water hazards for drivers. In other parts of the metro, stormwater has started filling the River Des Peres. As of Friday morning, the water level […]

  • Police looking for suspects after overnight shooting leaves one dead in Granite City

    GRANITE CITY, IL. –   Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead in Granite City overnight. Police said they responded to a report of a shooting in the 2200 block of Benton Street a little after midnight Thursday and found a man inside suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they are actively investigating the shooting as a homicide and are searching for two suspects […]

  • Massive fire rips through auto body shop in East St. Louis

    BELLEVILLE, IL. –  Emergency lights surrounded South End Auto Repair after a fire ripped through the building just before 12:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Fire crews responded to the call at the auto body shop Dr. MR Lemons Boulevard near Bond Avenue. The fire caused seven vehicles inside to be reported as a total loss. Looking at the damage, emergency responders say they are thankful there were no injuries. The property owner spoke to FOX 2, he says he’s been in business […]

  • New year, new policy: St. Louis City, County Libraries no longer charging late fees

    ST. LOUIS – It’s been library tradition for decades that library users get charged a small fine each day for overdue materials but for St. Louis library patrons late fees are a thing of the past. Directors at both St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library will announce Tuesday, January 7  that they are eliminating late fees on late materials beginning in the new year. With this effort, patrons will receive an email reminder to return their item two […]

  • Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis vandalized over the weekend

    ST. LOUIS – Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis was vandalized Saturday night. According to the Missouri Historical Society, the vandalism was discovered Sunday morning and occurred overnight. The words “No War” and symbols were spray-painted in several locations around the outside of the building. People gathered Saturday to speak out against a war with Iran after the U.S. drone killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Friday in Baghdad. Police have been notified, but no arrest has been made. […]

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