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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
  • Soulard homeowner chased into his house by gun-wielding individual

    ST. LOUIS – A Soulard resident’s return home came with quite the unwelcoming surprise when an unknown gunman tried to make his way inside. “There’s a part of me that’s still in shock,” said the homeowner, who wants to remain anonymous. The homeowner caught the intense encounter all on his surveillance video. The man in the video said he was headed to work earlier this week when he realized he forgot something and came back home. “As I unlocked the […]

  • Pilot walks away as ultra-light aircraft crashes in Illinois

    MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – A pilot managed to walk away unscathed after his ultra-light aircraft crashed in an open field Thursday night in Madison County. Illinois State Police said the pilot had been flying from Greenville, Illinois and was approximately 300 feet in the air before crashing. The engine failed and the pilot came down gliding over open land and stopped just before a cornfield. The aircraft landed completely upside down, landing the pilot on his head. Since this was […]

  • Accident shuts down I-70 in Montgomery County MO

    NEAR HIGH HILL, MO – An accident on I-70 near High Hill Missouri has shut down both directions of the interstate at mile marker 181.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident involved 2 semi-tractor trailers and a third vehicle in the westbound lanes of I-70. One of the trucks briefly caught fire, spilling some fuel into a nearby ditch.  Smoke from the crash could be seen for miles. Traffic is backed up for nearly 7 miles in both […]

  • SSM doctor concerned over Salmonella outbreak in Perry County

    ST. LOUIS – It seems like every week, if not every day, there`s an alert to return or stop eating something in your fridge. However, this latest alert comes from one of the world`s most popular fast-food chains. You might want to think twice before choosing a healthier item like salad at McDonald’s. Tuesday the Center for Disease Control is reporting that more than 400 people have become ill due to a parasite linked to the fast-food chain`s salads. Earlier […]

  • Man rescues 9-year-old boy from Lumiere Place Hotel pool

    ST. LOUIS – A 9-year-old boy remains in ICU Monday night after nearly drowning in a pool at the Lumiere Hotel. A Good Samaritan that sprang into action and tried to save the child is speaking out. Fox 2’s Derrion Henderson spoke with the woman today. The mom actually returned to the hotel today to pick up her dress that got completely ruined during the rescue. She tells me she`ll do it all over again if that means saving the […]

  • Video shows moment Wentzville officers save man’s life during heart attack

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – The moment of life and death shows ever so clear in each chest compression of CPR and in the amount of force being used in a bodycam video. Memories are vague for Don Findley – he’s the man being resuscitated on camera. “It was just a regular day,” Findley said. “I was on my way to the house and I was out.” All Findley said he remembers is driving home on Highway 61. “I don’t remember until […]

  • PGA golfer Tony Finau takes time to visit and speak to congregation at Lake St. Louis church

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO – 110 of the World’s top golfers are in St. Louis this week getting ready to play Thursday the PGA Championship Golf tournament. And while they’re in town, some are taking part in activities all over the Metro Area. One golfer spoke at a Lake St. Louis church Wednesday night. Number 10 Tony Finau shared how much faith and his family play in his performance on the golf course. Fina spoke at the Church of Jesus […]

  • Hawley brings Senate campaign to St. Charles, challenges McCaskill to debate

    ST. CHARLES, MO – The stage is set for the November election. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won the Republican primary Tuesday night for the U.S. Senate. On the Democratic side, incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill cruised to victory over her challengers. Many people were unsure if Josh Hawley was serious about that debate stage with hay bales and podiums, well I can tell it`s definitely a thing. Hawley spoke with his supporters in St. Charles Wednesday pointing out why he […]

  • St. Louis organization offering free rides to polls

    ST. LOUIS – You hear the same saying every election cycle – get out and vote. In some cases, voters turn out in large numbers while other times numbers are low. Adequate transportation is sometimes a factor. That’s where Keith Robinson and A. Phillip Randolph Institute is stepping in to help. “We looking for to turn out a record number of folks even though it’s a primary, we’re looking to turn out as many people as we possibly can,” Robinson […]

  • MoDOT closes I-70 westbound on-ramp at TR Hughes

    O’FALLON, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the westbound entrance to Interstate 70 at T.R. Hughes Friday afternoon ahead of a year-and-a-half-long project. The ramp at T.R. Hughes will be closed until at least the end of this year and will reopen in a relocated place for drivers. Until then, drivers will have to come down East Terra Lane to enter the highway westbound. MoDOT said they decided to close the ramp due to safety concerns for the […]

  • New officers sworn in as members of St. Louis police force

    ST. LOUIS – It’s no secret the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department struggles to recruit officers. The same rings true for many police departments across the US as well. However, high school law enforcement teacher Clarence Hines says he’s seen an increase in the number of young people being more open to their calling. At present, the city’s police department has dozens of open officer positions. But with the raising of their right hand and the reading of the oath […]

  • Biddle House changes its day-to-day operational plans

    ST. LOUIS – The views outside of the Biddle House shelter is normally always the same. Dozens of homeless men trying to find a place to lay their heads and waiting for a bite to eat. It’s that reality, Deputy Director of Human Services, Valerie Russell, says the city will be changing. “The individuals that came in for those meals often just came in for those meals, ran in and out of the facility,” Russell said. An Ohio-based company, Homefull, will […]