ST. LOUIS — A new multi-skilled journalist joined the 5 On Your Side team Monday. Courtney Budelman will report for 5 On Your Side’s magazine show, Show Me St. Louis, which airs weekdays at 10 a.m.

Courtney has wide-ranging broadcast experience throughout the Massachusetts area, and most recently worked as a freelance journalist for various clients.

“I’m so happy to join a team that’s this friendly, warm, and talented. I already feel like I’ve worked with them for years,” said Courtney. “I’m looking forward to being out in the streets doing what I consider to be the best job in TV: meeting interesting people, highlighting hidden gems, and showing viewers what’s going on in and around St. Louis. Oh, and eating. Lots and lots of eating.”

“Courtney is a smart, funny, and quick-witted person. We’ve bonded over our love for food,” said Show Me St. Louis host Dana Dean. “We can’t wait to introduce Courtney to gooey butter cake, Imo’s Pizza, and so much more! We’re excited to show her all the things that make this city so special.”

Before working as a freelancer, Courtney worked at TV stations in Marlborough, Boston, Fall River, and Wareham, Massachusetts; a radio station in Fairhaven, Massachusetts; and WPRI in Providence, Rhode Island.

Courtney earned undergraduate degrees in English and French from Harvard University and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.

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