About KSDK
About KSDK
Mission Statement
We are community advocates and take pride in our commitment to inform and protect. We showcase the greatness of St. Louis and accentuate the remarkable people who live here. We celebrate St. Louis’ rich heritage, promote the present and are passionate about the future.

About Us
We are not a TV station.

We are an information center that believes in connecting with our communities across all platforms with a passion for advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism.

Day in and day out, EVERYONE at KSDK is committed to inform and protect, to showcase the greatness of St. Louis and celebrate the remarkable people who live here.

Yes, our trophy case has 70 years of journalistic hardware, but that is NOT where we hang our hat. At KSDK, we are here for something bigger than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of St. Louis. We are part of the community, and they are part of us.
We are 5 On Your Side.

If the above made you feel inspired, excited, empathetic or any emotion that motivates you do to amazing things, apply now!

KSDK History
NewsChannel 5 has a rich broadcast heritage. We were known as KSD in the early years and were pioneered by the Pulitzer publishing family. When we signed on the air in February of 1947, KSD was just the seventh television station in the entire country! We were the only television station in St. Louis for the first six years of our operation. We have been affiliated with NBC from our very beginning. We were the first station in St. Louis to broadcast in color, the first to broadcast in stereo, and the first to broadcast HD. In 2006, we were just the eighth station in the entire nation to broadcast local news and programming in High Definition. During the mid-80's, KSDK was the broadcast home for the nationally syndicated Sally Jessy Raphael show. KSDK has won hundreds of regional Emmy awards, dozens of local and national Edward R. Murrow awards and two national Emmy awards. Our community initiative, A Place to Call Home has been recognized with a national Service to America award as well as being nominated for a national Emmy. On September 5th, 1995, KSDK was purchased by Gannett, Co. Inc. and to this day, NewsChannel 5 remains part of the TEGNA family. To learn more about TEGNA, visit www.tegna.com.

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