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
  • Delmar Loop Trolley to shut down Dec. 29, future of service uncertain, for now

    ST. LOUIS – The Loop Trolley is expected to shut down by the end of the year putting a halt to the more than $50 million dollar project. According to our partners at The Post-Dispatch, County Exec Sam Page said at one point he didn`t want to see the project fail but didn`t want to waste money. Loop Trolley backers went to St. Louis City and County for near $1 million dollars to keep it operating for the end of […]

  • Police investigate house fire 24-hours after deadly shooting in north St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. –  Just 24 hours after a deadly shooting inside a home on Dennis Drive near Chambers Road, in an unincorporated part of the county; that home went up in flames. Firefighters were called to the home in the 9800 block of Dennis Drive early Thursday morning for a report of a fire. The caller reported heavy black smoke coming from the home. The fire was brought under control just before 6:00 a.m., with the St. Louis […]

  • Homicide investigators called after woman fatally shot in north St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – There is a large police presence on Dennis Drive near Chambers in unincorporated north St. Louis County. FOX 2 reporter Derrion Henderson says that he has reached out to the St. Louis County Police Department to learn more about the situation. Police tell FOX 2 that officers are investigating a homicide. A woman is dead following a shooting. There is no word on any suspects in this case. We’ll update as soon as it becomes […]

  • St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station opens on Christmas Day

    The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will soon open its doors in the heart of downtown St. Louis.  The new attraction will be open for visitors on December 25, 2019. The former 19th-century railway hub known as Union Station has been going through a transformation.   It is being converted from a shopping mall into an aquatic attraction called the St. Louis Aquarium. Construction began in November 2017. The $187 million family entertainment facility will have more than 1 million […]

  • MLS group may need millions in state tax credits for new St. Louis soccer stadium

    ST. LOUIS – The Major League Soccer ownership group and St. Louis are betting on state tax credits and another $15 million to help assist with the construction of the massive stadium, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Missouri Development Finance Board will meet on Tuesday for a special session that could vote on the tax credits.  Along with the $15 million in tax credits expected to be discussed, a second application is expected for another $15 million next month […]

  • Shoppers chasing down Black Friday Deals at West County Mall

    DES PERES, Mo. – Malls opened their doors Thursday night for lines of shoppers eager for deals ahead of the holidays. While stores have remained open around-the-clock in the past, this year West County Center opened around 5:00 a.m. on Friday, when Black Friday deals kick in. FOX 2’s  Derrion Henderson braved the crowds to bring the latest.

  • Brass Rail restaurant to deliver 10,000 free Thanksgiving meals to local families in need

    ST. LOUIS – A local restaurant is whipping up more than 10,000 Thanksgiving meals to deliver to families in need. The Brass Rail and volunteers started cooking the Sunday before Thanksgiving and worked around the clock to ensure anyone wishing to receive a dinner can do so Thursday. Each made-from-scratch meal includes turkey, ham, and all the trimmings, and cookies. Last year, restaurant owner Scott Ellinger added a winter clothes donation to the delivery and is looking forward to doing […]

  • Travelers head out of Lambert International for Thanksgiving holiday weekend

    ST. LOUIS – The Thanksgiving holiday travel is in full swing and there was no shortage of passengers at Lambert International Airport on Wednesday morning. According to Lambert officials, there is a 3-percent increase in the number of departing passengers from November 22 to December 2. Offical’s have seen an increase in the number of passengers flying through this airport from last year. If you are traveling be mindful that security checkpoints could see more than 208,000 passengers that’s a […]

  • NGA set to break ground on $1.7 billion north St. Louis campus

    ST. LOUIS – A billion-dollar construction is expected to begin soon for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in historic north St. Louis. This the largest federal government investment in St. Louis history with the price tag ranging around $1.7 billion dollars to complete. The site began logistics this fall but the major construction will get underway starting early 2020.  The 97-acre site is expected to be completed by 2023, while the operational campus is expected to be completed in 2025. The […]

  • Gingerbread Village now on display at The Chase Park Plaza

    ST. LOUIS –  Using more than 1,500 eggs this year`s Gingerbread Village features 19 buildings including Central West End landmarks, Forest Park, and a 6-foot-tall gingerbread Gateway Arch. Josh House, Executive Pastry Chef at The Chase Park Plaza talks about ingredients used to create the Gingerbread Village and more.  The Gingerbread Village will be up all day every day in The Chase`s lobby until January 1.

  • Motions hearing today for St.Louis lawsuit over Rams relocation

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis lawsuit against Stan Kroenke, the National Football League, and the Los Angeles Rams will continue in court Monday in downtown St. Louis. Rams lawyers want to compel the former Mayor Francis Slay chief of staff, Jeff Rainford, to turn over some unknown documents. Meanwhile, the lawyers representing St. Louis city, county, and the dome authority would like to compel Kroenke, Rams and NFL to answer for discovery or in other words making both parties aware […]

  • Rams must turn over phone records in case involving departure from St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court is telling the billionaire owner of the Rams and the entire NFL to hand over phone records. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that four phone companies are now court-ordered to turn over eight years of cellphone records. This includes records from everyone from late Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill to Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. This is all to look into the backdoor dealing that potentially happened prior to the Rams departure […]

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