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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
  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • 8 McKinley high school student graduate with dual-degrees

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Public School District students are making history. They are the first in the district to graduate with a high school diploma and a college degree on the same night. Sixty students are enrolled in a unique program called Early College Academy. It allows juniors to take high school and college courses at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park simultaneously, free of charge. Twenty-five students graduated from the program this year, including eight from Mckinley Classical […]

  • Wife successfully donates kidney and defies odds with pregnancy

    ST. LOUIS – Josh Terrio has been fighting kidney disease ever since he was born. In 2008, his sister donated a kidney, but it failed. Josh’s health deteriorated as the disease progressed. His wife Kristi couldn’t bear to see him suffer. She was tested and proved to be a match. Kristi donated a kidney to Josh. Doctors at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital performed the transplant. Josh and Kristi relied on their faith and prayed Josh’s body would not […]

  • Members of Ugandan government visit St. Louis this week

    ST. LOUIS – Members of the Ugandan Parliament, including Jacob Oulanyah, the Deputy Speaker are visiting St. Louis. The delegation met with Mayor Lyda Krewson and members of the Board of Aldermen Black Caucus Tuesday. Representatives from the East African nation are trying to build relationships and find partners who want to conduct business in their country. “You have capital here looking for a place to go,” said Oulanyah. “Uganda is a place that requires more investments.” The group is attending […]

  • Service sorority’s founder and mission celebrated in St. Louis this weekend

    ST. LOUIS, MO- About three thousand women, members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are in St. Louis this weekend for the organization’s 84th Regional Conference. The gathering will generate more than three million dollars for the local economy which is deeply rooted in sisterhood and service. AKA sorority sisters have worked out for Heart Awareness Month, renovating parks around the world and helping to feed the hungry. This weekend the organization will honor its principal founder, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, a […]

  • Ferguson officers take teens to ‘Black Panther’ to improve relations

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A local police department is using a superhero film that’s dominating box offices globe to open the door for honest discussions with young people about serious issues facing the community. Ferguson police officers took students to see the blockbuster hit movie Black Panther. Officers Dequincy Howard and Michelle Merriwether opened their wallets and paid for the high schoolers field trip to the theater. When the movie ended conversations about preventing violence and improving community-police relations began.  

  • Isaac Bruce Foundation offering scholarships to high school graduates

    ST. LOUIS – Super Bowl Champion Isaac Bruce lives in his home state of Florida, but he still invests a lot of time and effort in the St. Louis community. The former Rams wide receiver is helping high school graduates realize their dreams of going to college. The Isaac Bruce Foundation offers college-bound students scholarships to help defray the cost of tuition and offers financial support for transportation through the foundation’s Flight 300 program.  Bruce remembers when he was accepted […]

  • St. Louis area students to take part in nationwide protest for gun control

    ST. LOUIS – An organization called Women’s March Youth Empower is calling on students, parents, teachers, and administrators to participate in the National School Walkout demonstration scheduled for March 14, 2018, one month after the fatal Florida high school shooting. It will start at 10 am in every time zone across the country and will last 17 minutes, one for each victim killed.