Press releases

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.



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.















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