Shirley Washington joined KTVI in April on 2007 as an anchor/reporter for FOX 2 News. Shirley anchors the weeknight editions of FOX 2 News at 10pm and 11pm. She also reports and hosts The Pulse of St. Louis.

Shirley a native St. Louisian, graduated from Roosevelt High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.

Shirley is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, having excelled as an anchor/reporter at several television stations across the country, including KDFW-TV, FOX 4 in Dallas, Texas, WAGA- TV in Atlanta, Georgia and WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shirley is also a published author. Her book “The Motherhood Club: Help, Hope and Inspiration from New Mothers for New Mothers” helps new mothers learn about various emotional, physical and psychological effects of mothering. The Motherhood Club was included in Sally Jessy Raphael’s book club, The Red Eyeglass Series.

Shirley is married and lives with her family in St. Louis. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling and spending time with her family.


Recent Articles
  • Pulse – New attractions at Union Station getting rave reviews

    St. Louis’s newest attractions are the talk of the town. The Wheel at St. Louis Union Station and The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station are garnering rave reviews. Find out what makes the venues unique and how students can get into The Aquarium free of charge. Guests: Tami Brown, Executive Director St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station Amelia Rodgers, Education Curator St. Louis Aquarium Foundation Michael Torrence, Operations Manager St. Louis Wheel.

  • There is plenty to do at Union Station after popular new attractions open

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — There’s plenty to do at St. Louis Union Station these days now that two of the most anticipated attractions are open for business, The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station and The Wheel at St. Louis Union Station. To learn more about the venues, including the price of admission and hours of operation check out Pulse Plus. Guests: Tami Brown, Executive Director St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station Amelia Rodgers, Education Curator St. Louis Aquarium Foundation Michael […]

  • Go behind the scenes with celebrity cook, author, host Rachael Ray

    NEW YORK CITY – Rachael Ray is one of the most popular celebrity cooks on television. She is beloved by fans from all walks of life, including A-list Hollywood stars. Ray, a self-taught cook with an unrelenting work ethic, made her mark by teaching fans how to cook thirty-minute meals. Over the years, her brand grew larger and larger and now touts a syndicated talk show, a national magazine, New York Times Bestselling cookbooks, a distinctive line of cookware and […]

  • Rachael Ray – America’s top celebrity cook

    NEW YORK – Rachael Ray is one of the most popular celebrity cooks on television. She is beloved by fans from all walks of life, including A-list Hollywood stars. Ray, a self-taught cook with an unrelenting work ethic made her mark by teaching fans how to cook thirty-minute meals. Over the years, her brand grew larger and larger and now touts a syndicated talk show, a national magazine, New York Times bestselling cookbooks, a distinctive line of cookware and cooking […]

  • Host of ‘Daily Mail TV’ Jesse Palmer sits down with Fox 2

    ST. LOUIS – Host of “Daily Mail TV” Jesse Palmer is busier than ever these days. To say Palmer, a former NFL quarterback, has a lot on his plate would be an understatement. In addition to his duties for “Daily Mail TV,” Palmer works as a football analyst and also hosts a show on the Food Network. If that wasn’t enough, he’s preparing to marry his girlfriend in France over the summer. Fox 2 reporter Shirley Washington traveled to New […]

  • Pulse – Home Works! Building relationships between parents and teachers

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Home Works! The Teacher Visit Program is earning high marks in the community for helping students succeed in and out of the classroom. Find out how the in-home assistance program is building relationships with parents and teachers working together to help students achieve academic success. Also on The Pulse, learn how to code through a free program called LaunchCode and secure job placement. Enroll in the program at LaunchCode.org. Guests: Karen Kalish, Founder & CEO Home […]

  • Free coding program helps launch your tech career

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — If you dream of learning how to code, LaunchCode can help launch your career in the field of technology. The non-profit organization offers courses free of charge to anyone interested in taking classes. It also offers job placement assistance with major corporations. The goal is to train people to fill thousands of vacant tech positions across the St. Louis region. Find out how you can apply to participate in the program. Guests: Jeff Mazur, Executive Director […]

  • Pulse – The link between hair dye and breast cancer

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A new study about hair treatments and breast cancer shows women who use chemical straighteners and permanent hair dyes are at greater risk of getting the disease. According to the study published in the International Journal of Cancer, permanent hair dye was associated with a 45 percent high risk of breast cancer in black women and a seven percent high risk of breast cancer in white women.  We talk with Washington University medical experts at Siteman […]

  • Pulse – Charities making the holiday season merry for local families

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Area non-profits are making a last-ditch effort to collect food, toys and other donations to help make the holiday season merry and bright for local families.  Find out how you can help. Also,  Pleasant Grove Baptist Church presents A Christmas Story. Find out how you can see the holiday classic. Guests: Rita Swiener, Founder Santa’s Helpers Becky White, United Way 100 Neediest Cases Kirsten Wild, Executive Director Operation Food Search Bishop Courtney Allan Jones, Senior Pastor […]

  • St. Louis firefighters host food drive to help the needy

    ST. LOUIS – Saturday marks the 30th year for the Captain Derek D. Martin Food Drive, which aims to make the holiday season brighter for local families. The food drive was renamed in honor of Captain Martin, who died in 2002 while attempting to rescue another fallen firefighter. The event is Saturday, December 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Firefighters Union Hall located at 1020 N. Taylor Avenue. Volunteers are needed for the event. Organizers want you […]

  • St. Louis area McDonald’s franchise owners mentoring through incredible programs

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Two prominent St. Louis area entrepreneurs are successful in business and in the community, too. Find out how Nolan Ruiz and Jimmy Williams Jr. found success as McDonald’s franchise owners and see how these remarkable leaders are mentoring young people through incredible programs. Guests Jimmy Williams Jr., President and CEO Estel Foods Inc. Nolan Ruiz, McDonald’s Franchise Owner

  • See ‘A Christmas Story’ performed at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in St. Louis presents “A Christmas Story.” You can see the holiday classic performed at the church, Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 3pm and 7pm. For ticket information visit www.pleasantgrovestl.com Proceeds benefit Youth in Technology and new all-abilities playground in the Ville neighborhood. Guest: Bishop Courtney Allan Jones, Senior Pastor Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

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