Art Holliday's broadcasting career spans four decades in news and sports, including 38 years at KSDK. Currently, he is a reporter for 5 On Your Side and anchors the Friday 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.
He came to 5 On Your Side in 1979 and worked as a sportscaster until 1989 when he began a 22-year stint co-anchoring with Jennifer Blome on Today in St. Louis. Besides anchoring, Art served as managing editor and twice was executive producer of the morning newscast. Before joining 5 On Your Side, Art worked in the sports department of KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City for two-plus years.
Art’s broadcasting work has been recognized with numerous awards, including three sportscasting Emmys in 1985, 1988, and 1989. In 2001, Art was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists. In 2002, the National Alliance on Mental Health presented Art its annual Media Award, and the following year the University of Missouri-Columbia selected him for its prestigious Faculty-Alumni Award. In 2009, Art was inducted into the St. Louis Media Foundation Television Hall of Fame.
He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his interests include tennis, photography, and documentary filmmaking. His first documentary "Before They Fall Off The Cliff" was accepted to multiple film festivals, and is being used by the Crisis Intervention Team of St. Louis County to train police officers on how to de-escalate encounters with citizens who have a mental illness. He's currently working on "Johnnie Be Good," a music documentary about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pianist Johnnie Johnson.
Art is married and has an adult daughter.
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