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 – The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is preparing to open its new Teen Center of Excellence to the public. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently for the 12.4-million dollar facility, touted as the first of its kind in the county that caters to young people with unique programs. Find out what resources are available and when the center opens its doors to the community providing a safe healthy environment for young people.   […]

  • Pulse: Childhood trauma and toxic stress

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 2019 International Parents As Teachers conference gets underway in St. Louis, Monday, October 14th and runs through Thursday, October 17th. More than 1,300 early childhood professionals will be in town for the sold-out event. One of the many workshops will focus on childhood trauma and toxic stress. Find out how the organization works to reduce dangerous stress that impacts moms, dads, and children. Guests: Constance Gully, President and CEO Parents as Teachers. Dr. Kenneth Haller, […]

  • Pulse – Helping breast cancer survivors to heal and thrive

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Several non-profits in the Gateway City area are providing unique resources to patients to help them heal and thrive. We’ll learn about a new organization called Pink Ribbon Girls and find out how members are working in the community to improve the lives of breast cancer survivors. We’ll also hear from Latasha Fox, owner, and operator of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Florissant. Fox shares her secrets to success and how […]

  • Pulse – Gun violence and learning how to spot toxic stress

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Missouri Governor Mike Parson unveiled his plan to help fight crime in the St. Louis area. Some of the most vulnerable victims are children. They are impacted by gun violence at an alarming rate in the Gateway City area. Research shows kids who witness shootings or know someone who has been shot suffer psychological and emotional trauma that impact every aspect of their lives. Learn signs the and symptoms of trauma and toxic stress and how […]

  • 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 […]

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