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
  • Maryland Heights TIF Commission to vote on flood plan Friday

    MAYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – The city of Maryland Heights has a plan to fix flooding from run-off water. As a result of massive flooding last summer, high water closed parts of the Maryland Heights Expressway.  Officials say the city needs a system of storm pumps and levees to protect 2,000  acres. The Maryland Heights TIF Commission is scheduled to meet Friday whether to spend $151 million in tax incentives on flood plans.

  • Three overnight shootings leave one dead and two injured

    ST. LOUIS – Three separate shootings overnight kills one person and injures two more. The latest shooting happened in the 4100 block of Minnesota in the Dutchtown Neighborhood just after 2:00 a.m. early Thursday morning. Responding officers found one man dead at the scene.  The victim has not been named and no arrests have been made. Just an hour before that, police responded to the  Wells-Goodfellow Neighborhood where a woman was found shot multiple times around 1:40 a.m. on Hamilton and Lotus. […]

  • Farewell: Delmar Loop Trolley comes to an end; Sunday will be last ride

    ST. LOUIS – After a less than stellar year the Loop Trolley will be coming to a halt. This is the last weekend it will be in services – that`s in case another entity steps in to keep it on the tracks. The Loop Trolley will shut down Sunday, December 29th.  The estimated cost to keep it running is $956,000. Trolley management has asked St. Louis city and county leadership for the funds. According to our partners at The Post-Dispatch, […]

  • Multiple Christmas shootings in St. Louis leave 7 people wounded

    ST. LOUIS –  Four separate shootings in St. Louis on Christmas have left seven people wounded. Just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call and found two adults who had been shot in legs.  About 20 minutes later, police responded to shooting about 2 miles to the east and found a man shot in the stomach before noon. Police were called to a separate shooting at a bus stop near the intersection of Jefferson and Shenandoah avenues in […]

  • The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station Christmas Day grand opening

    ST. LOUIS – Christmas Day has brought the long-awaited opening of the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station. The former 19th-century railway hub has been going through a transformation. Construction began in November 2017. The $187 million family entertainment facility contains more than a million gallons of water on two floors and features more than 13,000 aquatic animals, including more than 60 sharks and rays. The aquarium brings together state-of-the-art technology, animal care, education, and conservation. As visitors enter the […]

  • Brooklyn, Illinois officer injured after chase ends in crash

    BROOKLYN, Ill. – A Brooklyn, Illinois police officer is in the hospital after an early morning police pursuit ends in a fiery crash. The incident happened just before 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning on Route 3. According to authorities, the officer was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle when he lost control of his police cruiser and struck a pole. The pole then fell on top of the police are and caught fire. The officer was taken to the hospital and […]

  • Two young boys drown at private pond in Franklin County

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. –  Two young boys are dead after drowning in a private pond in Franklin County Sunday. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the two boys had been riding their bikes and did not return back to their home as instructed. A family member reportedly found the 8-year-old floating in the private pond in the 400 block of Walls Ford Road. First responders were called and divers then found the 7-year-old boy inside the pond as well. Both boys were […]

  • Two children die, man injured, in south St. Louis house fire

    ST. LOUIS –  Two children died after being rescued from a south St. Louis house fire Friday morning. The fire broke out at the home in the 5400 block of Michigan around 5:15 a.m. Upon arrival,  the three victims were found near the front door. Crews were able to put out the fire quickly and only encountered light smoke. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, a boy, and a girl were in cardiac arrest.  They were taken to the […]

  • Ashby Road Bridge in Olivette to close until summer 2020

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Ashby Road Bridge will close in Olivette at 9:00 am today. It will remain closed until late next summer. Last weekend crews found several problems with the 51-year-old bridge including a hole in the southbound lanes.  Each day 13,000 vehicles use the bridge which connects Page to Olive. The bridge will be closed today for safety reasons but work to replace it won’t begin until next spring.

  • County’s new members of Board of Police Commissioners will meet for first time Thursday

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Changes could be on the way for the St. Louis County Police Department.  The new female-majority board of commissioners meets for the first time Thursday. Fox 2’s Derrion Henderson reports two longstanding members were replaced.  All this comes after a jury’s $19 million verdict against the St. Louis County Police Department by a police sergeant Keith Wildhaber sued and beat the county in court claiming he was discriminated against because he is gay, and the jury agreed. […]

  • St. Louis County government employees giving 100 needy families Christmas gifts

    ST. ANN, Mo. — More than 100 families will be receiving the Christmas of a lifetime all thanks to St. Louis County government employees. FOX 2’s Derrion Henderson is with St. Louis County Executive Sam Page at the Northwest Crossings in St. Ann where the families will be receiving their items.

  • Thousands of former Rams PSL owners to get checks ranging $250 to $4,500

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — It’s payday for owners of Rams personal seat licenses when the team played here in St. Louis. Thousands of people had possession of these personal seat licenses, better known as PSL’s, when the team played here in St. Louis. The agreement for those licenses ran through the end of 2024, but when the rams headed for California, those licenses didn’t transfer to that shiny new stadium in Inglewood. A class-action lawsuit had been filed and expected […]

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