ST. LOUIS — Longtime 5 On Your Side anchor Kelly Jackson has signed a new contract with the station and will continue anchoring weekend morning newscasts.
“I’m delighted to continue working at 5 On Your Side, anchoring the weekend mornings,” said Kelly. “I feel like I have a special relationship with our viewers who watch on the weekends. I call them our ‘weekenders!’ It’s also an exciting time to be in local news and to work with this extremely talented team of journalists. I’m nearing my 20th year with 5 On Your Side and I’m proud and excited to see what’s ahead.”
Kelly originally came to 5 On Your Side in the late ‘90s, and then moved to California to anchor at a 5 On Your Side sister station for a few years. She returned to St. Louis in 2010 and has anchored the weekend morning editions of Today in St. Louis at 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. ever since.
“Kelly is a terrific talent due to her knowledge of St. Louis, poise, and ability to connect with the viewer,” said News Director Carol Fowler. “I’m very pleased that Kelly will continue anchoring our weekend morning newscasts for several years to come.”
A native of Quincy, Illinois, Kelly considers St. Louis her adopted hometown. She’s an advocate for pets, and loves being with her friends, volunteering, traveling, and discovering new things to do in St. Louis with her dog, LaRue.
About 5 On Your Side
5 On Your Side is the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri and has been a leader in local news, information, and community involvement for more than seven decades. 5 On Your Side is owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), an innovative media company that owns and operates 62 television stations in 51 markets. To learn more about 5 On Your Side, please visit KSDK.com.
For more information contact:
Alicia Elsner, 314-444-5256
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