5 On Your Side partners with Missouri History Museum for event celebrating Black History Month
The live in-person event is part of the weekly “Thursday Nights at the Museum” series and kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with happy hour in Grand Hall.
5 On Your Side to air new RACE special with teenagers sharing their stories
Hosted by 5 On Your Side anchor Kelly Jackson, teenagers are asked to share a time when they experienced racism and how it affected them.
5 On Your Side’s early evening and late newscasts come out on top during November ratings book
Year-over-year, all three newscasts have seen growth.
Nearly 45,000 pounds of food donated to Operation Food Search through 5 On Your Side & Neighbors Credit Union initiative
Twenty-two schools participated in the donation drive, with Lutheran St. Charles High School generating the most donations – 6,720 pounds.
5 On Your Side named finalist for 2023 duPont-Columbia Award
This is the second RACE special to be recognized nationally this year.
5 On Your Side wins 10 Mid-America Emmy® Awards
5 On Your Side took home 10 Mid-America Emmy® Awards this weekend, more than any other news station in the St. Louis market.
More than 20,000 pounds of food donated to Operation Food Search through 5 On Your Side & Neighbors Credit Union initiative
To date, 21,963 pounds of food have been donated by area schools, which puts “Tackle Hunger” at 55% to its goal.
5 On Your Side raises nearly a half-million dollars for local families affected by neuromuscular diseases
More than 2,000 people in the St. Louis area are helped by the MDA each year.
5 On Your Side teams up with Operation Food Search and Neighbors Credit Union to collect food donations
The “GIVE 75” campaign continues with a food drive benefiting Operation Food Search.
Bryce Moore named marketing director at 5 On Your Side
Moore most recently served as the director of lifestyle content for Gray Television.
MDA Telethon returns to Grant’s Farm and 5 On Your Side
As it does every year, all money raised during the telethon stays right here in St. Louis to help people living with neuromuscular diseases.
Cindy Preszler returns to forecast St. Louis weather ahead of station’s anniversary event
Preszler is in town to participate in the station’s 75th anniversary event “Local News. Lasting Impact.” Thursday at the Missouri History Museum.
Mary Caltrider named new host of ‘Show Me St. Louis’
Mary’s first day hosting ‘Show Me St. Louis’ is Monday, July 25.
5 On Your Side partners with Missouri History Museum for program celebrating station’s 75th anniversary
The “Local News. Lasting Impact.” program celebrates the station’s 75th anniversary.
KSDK’s Project 5 announces grants to local non-profits
Projects accepted for grant funding all benefit the local community.
Laura Barczewski hired as 5 On Your Side’s newest multi-skilled journalist
Barczewski comes to St. Louis from WPMI NBC 15 in Mobile, Alabama where she worked as a reporter and anchor.
5 On Your Side wins six Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
The Radio Television and Digital News Association Edward R. Murrow Awards honor outstanding achievements in journalism.
Mercedes Mackay hired as 5 On Your Side’s newest multi-skilled journalist
A native of Texas, Mackay earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in business from University of Missouri.
Allie Corey announces departure from 5 On Your Side, Michelle Li named ‘Today in St. Louis’ co-anchor
Li will fill Corey’s role on ‘Today in St. Louis’ weekdays from 5-7 a.m.
5 On Your Side selected as 2022 Gracie Award winner
The special RACE: Listen. Learn. Live. won in the category for News Program (TV-Local).
5 On Your Side continues partnership with area schools for PSA project
The project began more than 35 years ago.
Mark Maxwell hired as 5 On Your Side political editor
Maxwell comes to 5 On Your Side from WCIA in Springfield, Illinois, where he’s spent more than five years as the station’s capitol bureau chief.
John Cucchi promoted to director of sales at 5 On Your Side
Cucchi begins his new role immediately.
Paula Vasan hired as senior investigative reporter
Vasan comes to 5 On Your Side from sister-station WHAS11 in Louisville, Kentucky.
5 On Your Side kicks off 75th anniversary with banner show exhibit
Two sets of banners will circulate through the community in 2022.
Brent Solomon hired as 5 On Your Side’s newest anchor/reporter
He will join Kay Quinn as co-anchor of the 4 p.m. newscast and report for all shows.
5 On Your Side partners with Red Cross to raise money for tornado victims
The fundraiser begins at 4:30 a.m. Thursday and will last 24 hours.
Kay Quinn honored by the St. Louis Press Club as a 2021 Media Person of the Year
The honor recognizes distinguished journalists in the St. Louis area whose exemplary performance established standards of professional conduct and accomplishments.
Travis Cummings hired as 5 On Your Side’s newest multi-skilled journalist
Cummings’ first day at 5 On Your Side will be Dec. 13.
Sara Machi promoted to weekend morning co-anchor
Machi came to 5 On Your Side in 2019 and has more than 10 years of experience.
NBC’s Lester Holt to anchor ‘Nightly News’ live from St. Louis Tuesday
The visit has been in the works since late September.
Holden Kurwicki joins 5 On Your Side as a multi-skilled journalist
He’s a versatile journalist, covering both news and sports throughout his career.
New multi-skilled journalist headed to 5 On Your Side
Baker comes from 5 On Your Side sister-station 13WMAZ in Macon, Georgia.
5 On Your Side hires new journalist to serve as MSJ/co-anchor of Sunday morning newscast
Stallworth comes from 5 On Your Side sister-station WZDX News Fox54 in Huntsville, Alabama.
5 On Your Side wins seven Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
The Murrows are widely considered the most prestigious awards given in local television.
Henson becomes co-anchor of Saturday TISL; Yates anchors early Sunday evening sports
St. Louis natives Rhyan Henson and Hanna Yates take on anchoring roles.
5 On Your Side continues partnership with area schools for PSA project
The completed PSA was placed into rotation on 5 On Your Side Sunday, March 14.
Watch: TV and radio media partners to host virtual St. Louis Mayoral Primary Debate
All four candidates for the Mayoral Primary will participate in the Zoom-style debate.
Art Holliday named news director at 5 On Your Side
Holliday came to 5 On Your Side in 1979 and is the station’s longest-serving journalist.
5 On Your Side names new Director of Digital Content
Stegen is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, and comes from 5 On Your Side’s sister-station KPNX, where she helped launch 12news.com from scratch.
5 On Your Side Weather named most accurate by independent rating service for fourth consecutive year
Chief Meteorologist Scott Connell says the WeatheRate certification is an honor due to the trickiness of forecasting weather in St. Louis.
5 On Your Side to air second special focused on race
The new locally produced special will be a virtual conversation with seven women and moderated by 5 On Your Side’s Kelly Jackson.
Anchor/reporter Michelle Li joins 5 On Your Side
Li is a Missouri native and comes from 5 On Your Side’s sister-station in Seattle, KING.
5 On Your Side hires veteran journalists as new creative director, morning content manager
Two former KSDK employees re-join the station in leadership roles.
TEGNA Foundation and 5 On Your Side’s Project 5 to award $15,000 to help three St. Louis-area nonprofit organizations
The St. Louis-area grants address pressing needs in underserved communities.
Veteran anchor Art Holliday named interim news director at 5 On Your Side
Holliday will leave his 4 p.m. anchor duties and his morning radio show on KTRS to devote his energy to this new full-time role.
Veteran 5 On Your Side journalist Ryan Dean returns to on-air role
Dean will get back to his roots as a multi-skilled journalist Monday through Friday and serve as Savannah Louie’s co-anchor for the 10 a.m. newscast.
Ahmad Hicks inducted into BGCSTL Alumni Hall of Honor
Over the years, the Club became Ahmad’s second home.
5 On Your Side earns 39 Mid-America Emmy® nominations
Winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony Saturday, Nov. 21.
Mike Bush, Anne Allred to host annual MDA telethon
The telethon raises money for people living with neuromuscular diseases in St. Louis. They’re some of the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
5 On Your Side to air special about race from the perspective of Black athletes
Hosted by 5 On Your Side’s Art Holliday, Rene Knott, Ahmad Hicks, Frank Cusumano, RACE: Listen. Learn. Live. features group discussion from notable names in sports.
5 On Your Side, St. Louis American enter content-sharing partnership
Beginning August 1, 5 On Your Side and The St. Louis American will share each other’s content online, on-air, and in print.