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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 – ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to raise awareness about sexual violence

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Mark your calendar! An important event is being held in the Gateway City Thursday, September 19, 2019. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes initiative encourages men to literally walk a mile in women’s high heeled shoes. The goal is to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence against women and children. Learn about resources available to support survivors, what can be done to prevent abuse and why men are encouraged to get involved. Guests: Samantha […]

  • Terry Tillman’s family demands evidence in officer-involved shooting

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The family of Terry Tillman, 23, is demanding video evidence in an officer-involved shooting be released and the officer to be identified.  He was shot and killed by a police officer near the St. Louis Galleria Mall in Richmond Heights. “Our family is demanding to provide a copy of any and all footage of that shooting. Our family is demanding proof that he was pointing a gun,” said his sister, Rachel Jones. Tillman was killed after […]

  • The true story behind the 9/11 Budweiser commercial that only aired one time

    ST. LOUIS —  On the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks FOX 2 is looking back at some of the most powerful tributes to the victims over the years. One of those tributes was an emotional ad featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales. In the ad, the horses honor the memory of the fallen with an unforgettable, breathtaking bow. The commercial only aired one time during Super Bowl XXXVI on February 3, 2002, but many people have never forgotten it. Anheuser-Busch’s creative team came […]

  • Pulse – St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Area school students will get a unique opportunity to learn about fish, seals and other water creatures when the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station opens in December. Find out about employment opportunities and what’s being done to make sure everyone has access to one of the city’s hottest new attractions. Guests: Tami Lash Brown, Executive Director, St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station Diane Bauhof, Executive Director St. Louis Aquarium Foundation  

  • Mother pleads for public’s help in solving her son’s murder

    ST. LOUIS – More than a year and a half after her son’s burned body was found in a dumpster, Rhonda Boykin is still seeking justice for him. Human remains were discovered in a dumpster on Kossuth Avenue in January 2018. After checking dental records, St. Louis police identified the body as 29-year-old Breyon Robinson, Boykin’s youngest son. She’s spent the months since they trying to figure out why someone would kill her son. St. Louis police are still in […]

  • Pulse – St. Louis Police Chief addresses alarming number of kids shot this summer

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — An alarming number of children have been shot and killed in St. Louis this summer. One child was two years old. Only one case has been solved. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, Police Chief John Haden explains why the case was solved quickly and others have not been solved. He also defines strategies designed to protect children. Also, hear from E. Richard Webber, a senior federal court judge about his unique approach to preventing […]

  • Pulse – What elected officials in St. Louis are doing to save kids under fire

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Hearts throughout the St. Louis area are broken after another child, seven-year-old Xavier Usanga was shot and killed while playing with his siblings in his backyard. Xavier would have been in second grade. He was killed the day before school started. Gun violence has claimed the lives of several children this summer. The youngest victim was two years old. Find out what police and elected officials are doing to save precious lives. Guests: Antonio French, Founder […]

  • Pulse – Preparing for a successful school year in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — It’s hard to believe summer is almost over and students are heading back to school, but that’s the reality for thousands of students in the St. Louis Public School District. The first day of class is, Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Buses will be rolling bright and early and a network of volunteers will be on hand at bus stops throughout the district to make sure youngsters are protected and get on the right bus. Find out […]

  • Michael Brown’s mother tells her story of coping with the loss of her son, 5-years after his death

    ST. LOUIS  – Michael Brown’s mother Lezley McSpadden-Head has spent the last five years trying to cope with the loss of her son.  And in the midst of tremendous pain, she is working diligently to bring about positive change.

  • Pulse – Urban Expo Back to School and Community Festival

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Parents, if your children are heading back to school listen up. The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is preparing for its annual premier event, The Urban Expo Back to School and Community Festival, August 10th and 11th at the America’s Center. Students can get everything from free health screenings to free school supplies. Legendary recording artists Yolanda Adams, Dorinda Clark Cole, El Debarge, and others are scheduled to perform during the weekend event. Another big […]

  • Michael Brown’s mother holding rainbow gala for mothers who have lost children to violence

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Michael Brown’s mother Lezley McSpadden-Head is preparing for a major fundraising gala designed to support other mothers who have lost children. McSpadden-Head started the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons and Daughters Foundation A year after her son was shot to death by former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. The fifth annual Rainbow of Mothers Gala supports moms who have lost children through police brutality, domestic violence, illness, and other tragedies. “Just because the funeral […]

  • Pulse – Helping kids develop character through sports

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Larry Hughes Basketball Academy is changing the lives of young people throughout the St. Louis area. They have camps and programs designed to help youngsters develop character on and off the court. Hughes, an NBA legend and St. Louis native talks about the importance of supporting children and helping them accomplish their dreams. Guests: Lucy McKean, Larry Hughes Basketball Academy Participant Melanie Mckean, Parent Larry Hughes Jr., High School Athlete Larry Hughes, NBA legend and […]

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