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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 – Keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Former State Representative Betty Thompson,  with the MLK State Celebration Committee is working to keep the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive by honoring him during an annual Black History Month celebration. Learn more about the event and about the close personal connection Thompson shared with Dr. King’s wife, Coretta Scott King. Guests: Betty Thompson, Former State Representative Sheila Powell Walker, MLK Program Assistant Meryle Mensey, Founder Throwing, and Growing Foundation

  • Fox 2’s Shirley Washington celebrates Black History month at Avery ES

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO – Avery Elementary School in Webster Groves is celebrating Black History Month with a special speaker’s series.  Shirley Washington, Fox 2 News anchor and host of The Pulse of St. Louis on KPLR News 11 visited third graders at the school Tuesday.  The students were excited, engaged and inquisitive.  Washington shared the importance of covering news in the St. Louis community and why it’s also important to be informed.  Prominent African-Americans from the St. Louis area are […]

  • Local high schoolers honored at Walgreens Expressions Challenge

    ST. LOUIS – High school students from throughout the St. Louis area were recognized for their creative talents Friday at the annual Walgreens Expressions Challenge, which encourages students to voice their opinions about important issues through visual arts, creative writing, and media arts. This year’s winners were honored with plaques for sounding off about transgender depression and cyber-bullying. Cardinals mascot Fredbird was also on hand for the event.

  • Private kidney donation event held for woman in need of a transplant

    ST. LOUIS – Friends and family gathered at the Mahler Room on Washington Avenue Monday night for a private kidney donor event in honor of Charlotte Ottley, a Market Development Strategist, praised for her years of hard work in the Bi-state area recently discovered she is in renal failure and is in dire need of a kidney donor. If you would like to be tested to see if you are a match for Ottley call the number on the flyer […]

  • Sisters have their vision restored by eSight glasses

    TROY, IL – Heather Buffey and her sister Melinda Craig arrived at their aunt’s Troy, Illinois home recently thinking they were joining family and friends for a relative’s surprise birthday party. “Mom told us it was for our cousin,” said Craig. When asked to play a game to see who could rip the Christmas paper from the boxes the fastest and keep the gift inside, the sisters jumped at the chance. It wasn’t until Craig saw the word eSight written on […]

  • St. Louis International Film Festival concludes this weekend

    ST. LOUIS – The 27th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is in full swing. The event, touted as one of the best in the world, features movies that focus on Gateway City icons and landmarks, including The Muny. The historic outdoor theater is celebrating its 100th season. See the full schedule of films at the festival The films are shown at the Missouri History Museum, the Tivoli Theater in the Delmar Loop, and other locations throughout the St. […]

  • St. Louis Black Rep gala to feature Hollywood stars

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Black Rep opened its 42nd season at the Edison Theater at Washington University in St. Louis with the hit stage production of Crowns, by Regina Taylor. The incredible toe-tapping, hand-clapping gospel musical about a group of beautiful women who wear beautiful hats (crowns) and use them to share life-changing stories with a young girl to help her find and appreciate herself and her cultural history. Now, the largest African American theater in the country is […]

  • Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholar helps students find a path to success

    ST. LOUIS – Jenifer Briones, a Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholar from Arizona recently graduated from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in film and digital media. Briones says she ran a political campaign in Phoenix after graduation. “I’m excited about creating change in my community,” smiled Briones. Boys Hope Girls Hope International, a charitable organization in St. Louis helps youngsters in the U.S., Guatemala, and Mexico realize their dreams of graduating from college. “We give them all […]

  • New ‘glasses’ allow blind woman to see her baby for the first time

    ST. LOUIS – Revolutionary eyewear has given a legally blind metro east mother an incredible gift: a chance to see her newborn baby for the first time. Twenty-three-year-old Heather Buffey gave birth to her baby girl April 5. However, she didn’t see her child’s face until three months later, when she tried on a pair of eSight glasses. Buffey broke down describing what she saw. “It was great. I was actually able to tell that her eyes are blue, which […]

  • FBI in St. Louis launches aggressive diversity agent recruitment campaign

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The FBI in St. Louis is looking for a few good men and women. The bureau has launched an aggressive diversity agent recruiting campaign.  They are targeting candidates from all walks of life. You don’t have to have a military or law enforcement background to apply. But, you must be a US citizen between 23 and 37-years of age, and a college graduate. Apply here You still have another opportunity in Missouri to attend the #FBI Diversity Agent Recruitment event. We are hosting […]

  • Learn the early warning signs of stroke

    There is growing concern about the increase in the number of young people having strokes. According to the National Stroke Association, a majority of strokes happen in people above 65 years of age. When it happens to adults between 18 and 65, it is called a young stroke. The impact is devastating and can be fatal in some cases. For more information on learning the warning signs of stroke, contact the ABC Brigade at 314-374-0038 or online at ABCBrigade.org.

  • Seniors at Metro Academic record one of the highest ACT averages in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS – A high school in the St. Louis Public School District has one of the highest ACT averages in the state. Metro Academic Classical High School seniors have an overall average score of 27.1 on the ACT, the exam colleges and universities used to determine admission. The highest score one can earn on the ACT is a 36. That impressive mark could lead to life-changing opportunities for seniors heading to college. The students attending the magnet school earned […]

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