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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
  • Missouri AG’s staff under investigation over Hawley Senate campaign

    ST. LOUIS –  An investigation is now launched into senate-elect Josh Hawley. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s deputy general counsel confirmed the investigation in a Thursday letter. The investigation is in response to a complaint filed by a liberal organization. The American Democracy Legal Fund says it was a misuse of taxpayer-funded resources for out-of-state political consultants to direct attorney general staff to do work that would help Hawley’s campaign. Attorney general spokeswoman Mary Compton in a statement said the […]

  • Mid America Logistics hosts donation drive for California wildfire victims

    FENTON, Mo. –  Thousands of California residents are still picking up the pieces after wildfires left many without a home and their belongings in seconds. Mid America Logistics is teaming up with Fenton-based trucking company Wise F&I to provide relief to all who have been affected by the California wildfires. They are asking for people throughout the Greater St. Louis region and the Metro East to donate non-perishable food, non-alcoholic beverages, dry goods, and healthcare products for survivors. FOX2s  Derrion Henderson was live […]

  • Three homes damaged in early morning Cahokia fire

    CAHOKIA, Ill. –  An early morning fire in Cahokia, Illinois destroyed one home and damaged two others, due in part to their close proximity. Firefighters were called just before 3:12 a.m. and found the middle home on St. Mathews Drive drive to be fully engulfed. The flames caused damage to the neighboring homes, officials said. Fire crews did tell FOX 2  that the homeowner and her children were at the hospital at the time of the fire. All residents in the neighboring homes […]

  • Investigators searching for answers after 2 bodies were found in car of missing couple

    RIVERVIEW, Mo. – St. Louis County Police are still searching for answers to the circumstances surrounding two dead bodies found inside of a car in Riverview Monday afternoon. According to police, the car matches that of a missing Olivette couple. Olivette Police Department have been searching for 47-year-old Igor Zhukov and 43-year-old Michele Laws since last November 29.  Olivette police told FOX2 that they believe this could be the missing couple. The couple was last seen near Highway 270 and Lilac, which […]

  • Webster University encourages everyone to know their HIV status with free testing

    ST. LOUIS –  Access to confidential HIV testing is essential and many people only get tested after becoming ill and symptomatic. As apart of Annual Worlds Aids Day, Webster University is teaming up with St. Louis County Health Department to offer free HIV Aids testing and counseling from noon to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 29. The screening will be held in Webster’s Browning Hall building and only take about 15 to 20 minutes. There are almost 12,000 people living with HIV in […]

  • St. Louis lawmakers to vote on tax breaks for MLS soccer stadium

    ST. LOUIS – The city`s dreams of a soccer stadium could come true, but first its dependent on a crucial vote by the Board of Aldermen committee. It is up to the committee to choose if the city will give tax breaks to the would-be owners of the soccer stadium. St. Louis Board of Aldermen will be making the decision on how much of a role they will play on bringing soccer to St. Louis Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. inside City […]

  • Settlement reached in lawsuits against Rams over St. Louis seat licenses

    ST. LOUIS – The Los Angeles Rams have settled three lawsuits connected to companies that owned seats in The Dome and loss wages when the team left St. Louis. This lawsuit dates back to when the Rams were in St. Louis. The three parties involved purchased about 46,000 personal seat licenses, better known as PSL’s, during the two decades the team played in the Show-Me State. That agreement ran through the end of 2024. However, when the Rams packed their […]

  • Catholic Supply store sexual assault, murder suspect appears in court

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The suspected gunman in the Catholic Supply store sexual assault and murder made his first court appearance Monday morning. A St. Louis County judge apprised 53-year-old Thomas Bruce of the 17 charges against him in connection with the attack. Bruce told the judge he didn’t have a lawyer and would need a public defender. He’s due back in court December 5. Prosecutors allege Bruce walked into the Catholic Supply on Manchester Road and ordered the three women inside […]

  • West County Center shoppers lining up for Black Friday deals

    DES PERES, Mo – If you haven’t left for the stores on this Black Friday, you’re already late! Some places opened on gray Thursday to entice shoppers before they sat down for Thanksgiving dinner. FOX2’s Derrion Henderson is live at West County Center in Des Peres with how some people will be taking advantage of great shopping deals. The line is forming for #FreeMoney (It’s a thing!) at West County Mall. Each person will be getting a $10 gift card, but one […]

  • Man faces 17 charges in sexual assaults, killing at Catholic Supply store

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Prosecutors have charged a 53-year-old man with killing one woman and sexually assaulting two others after herding them at gunpoint into the back room of a suburban St. Louis religious supplies shop. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch on Wednesday announced charges against Thomas Bruce of Imperial, Missouri, in Monday’s attack at a Catholic Supply store in Ballwin. Bruce’s arrest ended a two-day manhunt that frightened the region and led some schools, churches and businesses to […]

  • Police search for gunman after shooting, sexual assault at St. Louis Catholic Supply store

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The search is on to find the gunman behind a heinous act inside of a Catholic Store in west St. Louis County. The incident happened at the  Catholic Supply business on Manchester Road. The details on what happened inside that store may be graphic for some. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post Dispatch a 911 caller said,  the suspect went inside the store, ordered all of the women to undress at gunpoint, […]

  • Cardinals debut ‘victory blue’ uniforms

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Cardinals are making a big deal about a new blue jersey.  The “victory blue” road alternate jerseys are a throwback and a modern twist on the team’s iconic look.  Players will wear them during select Saturday road games starting with the 2019 season. Ozzie Smith was at Ballpark Village to introduce fans to the new uniforms. The road alternate uniform will debut on Saturday, March 30th at Milwaukee, and will be worn only on Saturday dates […]