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 Today in St. Louis with Jennifer Blome. Besides anchoring, Art served as managing editor and twice was executive producer of the morning newscast. He most recently co-anchored the 4 p.m. newscast alongside Kay Quinn and Scott Connell and co-hosted a radio show on KTRS with Blome. Before joining 5 On Your Side, Art worked in the sports department of KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City for a little over two years.
Art’s current responsibilities as interim news director include recruiting and employee mentoring and training.
“I have a lot of history with this news organization and I benefited and learned from a variety of roles,” said Art. “It’s a tremendous honor to be news director at KSDK, even on an interim basis. It has historical significance at a time when many organizations recognize the value and importance of diversity in key leadership and decision-making positions.”
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 is a native of St. Charles, Missouri and earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 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.