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
  • Neighborhood Net looking for more volunteers to keep kids safe getting to and from school

    ST. LOUIS – Better Family Life is seeking more volunteers for its Neighborhood Net bus stop safety program. Organizers say it worked so well at the start of school they want to keep the program going through the school year. According to Better Family Life, 530 volunteers were recruited and screened during the 4-day pilot. Volunteers were at 220 bus stops in north and south city and 43 vacant homes and buildings were secured. The project aims to get students […]

  • Major League Soccer awards expansion franchise to St. Louis; announcement Tuesday

    ST. LOUIS –  The next Major League Soccer expansion franchise is coming to St. Louis and will be introduced Tuesday, August 20. The local MLS group that successfully secured a pro soccer franchise for St. Louis will hold a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to announce they will be the next expansion team in the MLS. St. Louis would become the 28th team in the league with the stadium being just north of Market Street. Along with being the 28th […]

  • MetroBus driver shortage may impact on your Monday morning commute

    ST. LOUIS – Missouri MetroBus riders may experience some delays Monday morning.  Metro reports a lot of drivers called in sick, and many are refusing to work extra assignments. Metro is using every employee they have, but it probably won’t be enough for all morning rush-hour bus trips. They’re warning riders that their commutes will likely be longer. On Friday, the agency cut back Metrolink service when several train operators called in sick. Customers with questions about their buses can […]

  • Domestic violence stabbing leaves man dead, woman injured in Fountain Park neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS –  The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an unusual domestic altercation in the Fountain Park neighborhood that left a mother in the hospital and one man dead. According to authorities, a woman was stabbed just before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Roosevelt Town Apartments on North Euclid Avenue near Delmar Boulevard. After the attack the suspect climbed to the sixth floor of the building and jumped to his death, police say. Emergency Medical Services also responded […]

  • Tuesday is election day in parts of St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS – Tuesday is a special election day in parts of St. Louis County. Voters will go to the polls to fill two St. Louis County Council vacancies and decide on proposed tax increases in four outer suburban areas. Festus residents will consider a 1-cent sales tax hike to bolster the city’s police and fire departments. Meanwhile, property tax increases are being sought in the Lincoln County Ambulance District, the Warrenton School District and Wright City Fire Protection District. […]

  • Task Force suggest every Missouri school should have armed officers

    JEFFERSON CITY —   Gov. Mike Parson released a report Wednesday suggesting every Missouri public school should employ armed protection to keep children safe from active shooters. After four months of work, a special task force headed by Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe recommended the idea as one piece of an overall plan designed to keep students safe and to help them cope with the emotional strain if something does happen. A federal panel spent much of 2018 conducting a similar review of […]

  • One dead after fire rips through Alton home

    ALTON, Ill. –  One person was killed after flames ripped through an Alton residence Wednesday morning. The fire broke out just after 5:00 a.m. at 412 Monument Ave. The name of the deceased wasn’t immediately released. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. FOX2 will update this story as new information becomes available. BREAKING – 1 person is dead after an early morning house fire in Alton. Fire chief Bernie Sebold says firefighters entered into home within 5 minutes of arrival, but couldn’t enter […]

  • St. Louis Public School District aims to keep your kids safe getting to and from school

    ST. LOUIS – Going to and from school might be the most dangerous part of your kid’s day.  The St. Louis Public School District wants to help you and your kids prepare for the new school year by providing a  ‘safe passage’ to students from PreK – 12 in high crime areas. The school district has partnered with local organizations like Better Family Life, Fathers’ Support Center and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to ensure students have an […]

  • World Bird Sanctuary Bald Eagles are training at the Family Arena

    If you ever wondered where bald eagles are trained to fly around arenas, the answer may be closer than you think. There’s a new partnership with the Eagle Flight Team and the Family Arena. Fox 2`s Derrion Henderson shows us how eagles are being taught to soar with Daniel Cone Eagle Team Lead and the Assistant Director Family Arena and our Eagle Flight Team? Clark is up and flying again after his moult. He’s ready to go! Gate 2 World Bird Sanctuary […]

  • Feds approve public disaster aid for 68 Missouri counties

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  More than half of Missouri’s counties have been approved for federal aid to fix public infrastructure and remove debris following the most recent round of flooding and tornadoes. Gov. Mike Parson announced Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved public assistance for governments and nonprofits in 68 counties affected by flooding and storms between April 29 and July 5. Preliminary assessments have identified $49 million in public costs _ mostly to state and local […]

  • Gunman on the run after Fenton carjacking, injuring two, police say

    FENTON, Mo. – Police are searching for suspects after two people were shot during a carjacking in Fenton Monday morning.  According to police, the incident happened just after 3:45 a.m. outside a Phillips 66 at Gravois Bluffs and Highway 141. Just after 5:00 a.m. FOX 2 Nissan Rogue Runner was at the scene where a large police presence and crime and crime tape was seen surrounding the gas station. The St. Louis County police are urging people to avoid the area […]

  • Intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Union Drive to remain closed for two weeks

    ST. LOUIS –  Drivers will face detours and frustration for a couple of weeks near Forest Park. City officials say it will take two weeks before crews are finished repairing a 30-inch water main break. On Sunday MSD began repair work on the sewer mains impacted by the rupture at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Union Drive. The resulting flooding impacted the Roadway, Forest Park, and Metrolink. The city’s street department will begin street restoration once and completes its […]

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