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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 KFVS12 (CBS) 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 Bachelors of Science in Multimedia Journalism. During his time working professionally in Cape, Derrion worked extensively with the university to help students on how to utilize their resources and maximize their college experience.

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
  • 52-year-old remains hospitalized following attack at Tower Grove South home

    ST. LOUIS – A 52-year-old woman is clinging to life after being found unresponsive Saturday morning in her Tower Grove South home. While neighbors are continuing to pray for the woman’s full recovery, police are working to determine when exactly this attack happened and who would do such a thing? The beating happened in the 3600 block of Juniata Street. Our news partners from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a relative found the victim unresponsive and suffering from severe […]

  • Men rescued after driving onto flooded road near Old Monroe

    O’FALLON, MO – Two men were swept away by Mississippi River flood waters and stranded Friday night along a stretch of road in rural St. Charles County. According to the O’Fallon Fire Protection District, the truck was swept away on Delbow Road near Old Monroe. A fire district spokesman said the two men in the truck were communicating with search crews. Darkness initially hampered rescuers’ efforts, but they were located safely around 10:50 p.m. Both refused medical treatment.

  • Did we skip fall? Colder temperatures finally moving in

    ELSBERRY, Mo. – The calendar says fall but some parts of the Midwest saw snow Friday. And with our chilly temperatures in the St. Louis area, some are wondering if we skipped fall and went right to winter. Fox 2’s Derrion Henderson visited Elsberry, Missouri to speak with residents as they cope with the cold and rain.

  • Family and friends hold vigil for 13-year-old who died suddenly

    ST. LOUIS – Darryl Thomas is heartbroken after his 13-year-old son, Darrell, died. And there’s been no indication why. “Maybe it’s something bigger behind this but right now I just can’t see what,” Thomas said. Tragically, the father is stuck asking himself tough questions. “Did we push him too hard? Did he even know something was wrong?” Thomas said. The dad said the two of them had just left basketball practice when Darrell started complaining about his stomach hurting. Blowing […]

  • Parent stunned after gun is discovered at Riverview Gardens High School

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – What started out as a regular school day at Riverview Gardens High School ended with this automated message being sent to parents. “Dear Riverview Gardens High school parents and guardians. Earlier today, you received an email and a phone call about a firearm being found at the high school,” the recording said. “I was shocked, like shaken,” Sydney Caldwell said. “He could’ve did anything with that gun.” Caldwell’s daughter is a student at the high […]

  • Christian Ferguson’s mother celebrates her missing son’s birthday with a candlelight vigil

    FERGUSON, MO – It`s been 15 years since Christian Ferguson’s family last saw him back in 2003. Tuesday would`ve been the missing child`s 25th birthday and with the case still open his loved ones held a candlelight vigil as they still search for answers. There`s plenty of speculation into who possibly did this, however, no arrest has been made so far. Back in 2003, the disabled Pine Lawn boy’s father called the police to report his SUV was stolen with […]

  • St. Louis police called to 2 homicides in North City

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police have been summoned to 2 homicides less than 90 minutes apart in north St. Louis. The first homicide happened in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood at 5:15 pm. Police say officers were dispatched to Martin Luther King and Hodiamont Monday evening for the fatal shooting of an African-American male found in a field. The second homicide occurred just a few short blocks from the first, in the 1400 block of Belt, where a 20-year-old African-American male […]

  • Metro East church hosts voter rally in effort to get souls to the polls

    Twelve churches, the NAACP, and United Congregation of the Metro East joined Friday evening for a common goal and that’s to get as many people to the polls as possible. As you would imagine, some praise and worship came with the mission in mind. Bishops said they can no longer stand by and allow the US political climate to take its course. That’s why they joined forces for a voter registration rally. The message remained non-partisan, but they focused on what […]

  • Local pastors meet with St. Louis city, county police chiefs

    ST. LOUIS – Homicides, carjackings, and assaults. Those are the three dilemmas plaguing St. Louis city and county. Sadly, they are dimming a light that could shine so bright. “When you talk about crime, gun violence, high unemployment that’s a common crisis,” said James Clark, vice president of Better Family Life. “So it’s time for us to understand that gives us common ground.” Better Family Life has several outreach programs in place like the gun violence de-escalation centers. But Clark says it’s going […]

  • South City mother demands answers over mice and roaches in apartment

    ST. LOUIS – Mice are causing quite the mess throughout a south city apartment complex.  One resident said she’s fed up and is demanding answers. Fox 2`s Derrion Henderson has the story.

  • SIUE dealing with racial, homophobic slurs keyed on students cars

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL – Instead of mid-terms and prepping for homecoming, racial and homophobic slurs are the talk around campus at SIUE. “We do live in a very divisive time, but I don’t think it should be something happening here on a college campus,” student Ian Perkins said. The heavy topic is taking center stage after multiple reports of inappropriate slurs being used on three separate occasions. Two happening in the parking lot of Evergreen residence hall. Campus police say in […]

  • North St. Louis church repeatedly targeted by vandals

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A historic Wells-Goodfellow church is being targeted by vandals. Copper along with pieces of a century-old organ have gone missing without a trace. This year thieves have broken into the historical church in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood eight times. That has forced Pastor Jimmy Vaughn to run his 60 member ministry out of a hotel.  The thefts keep on coming as he makes repairs. Vaughn is unsure if the effort is worth it if the cash he […]