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City of St. Louis

Former reporter, Matt Murphy, has joined the staff of Jim Shrewsbury, vice-president of the St. Louis Board of Alderman. Murphy is replacing Administrative Assistant Darryl Piggee who has joined the office of U.S. Representative William "Lacy" Clay Jr.

Murphy began his reporting career in St. Louis at KMOX radio. In 1996 he joined KTRS. Most recently, he worked as a reporter/editor for the Suburban Journals newspapers.

KSDK (Channel 5)

Al Wiman joins HealthBeat reporter Kay Quinn on Channel 5. Wiman signed a contract agreement with Channel 5 last November, but has not been seen on-air due to a non-compete contractual clause with his former employer. This past year he has been producing stories behind the scenes.

Leisa Zigman, general assignment reporter and part-time anchor, has signed a new contract with the station. Prior to joining the station, Zigman worked as a co-anchor at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida.

KTVI (Channel 2)

Audrey Prywitch has been named assistant news director. She has been executive producer of news at KMOV (Channel 4) for the past two years. Prywitch also held the position of producer at television stations in Cincinnati and San Diego.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Shawn Rimerman has been named director of benefits and employee services.

UPN Network

Gregg Filandrinos, former general manager of KDNL-TV (Channel 30) joined Roberts Broadcasting Co. as general manager for the company's WHSL-TV (Channel 46).

Washington University

Michele Ryan and Repps Hudson have been named coordinators of the Communications and Journalism program at University College of Washington University.

Media Awards

Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists

Cleora Hughes, feature writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Art Holliday, anchor, reporter and managing editor of "Today in St. Louis" at KSDK-TV (Channel 5), will be inducted into the group's Hall of Fame at its 21st Excellence Awards Program, Nov. 10 at Washington University's Simon Hall in the Olin School of Business, 5 p.m. (For information call 865-1364 or 340-8220).

Missouri Press Association

The St. Louis Business Journal received eight awards in the Missouri Press Association (MPA) 2001 Better Newspaper Contest. Graphics Editor James Macanufo won first place for Best Front page; first place for Best Information Graphics; second place in Best Information Graphics; and third place for Best Newspaper Design. Photographer Brian Cassidy won second place for Best Photo Illustration and honorable mention for Best Photo Illustration. The paper won honorable mention for Best Special Section.

The St. Louis American won 14 awards in the MPA Contest. First place awards include: Best Sports Page, Best Special Section, and Best News Photo. Second place awards include: Best Newspaper Design, Best Coverage of Religion, and Best Business Coverage. The American received a third place for Best Editorial Page, and honorable mention awards for Best Front Page and General Excellence.

Photojournalist Wiley Price received the Best News Photo award and the American received the Best Sports Page award.

The paper's Awards Banquet Commemorative Tabloid was named Best Special Section.

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis

Greg Gibson, program promotion and development coordinator for St. Louis County Department of Human Services, was appointed to the board of directors of the Club.

The St. Louis American

The paper won the National Newspaper Association first place award for Excellence in Typography.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Bob Cohen, editor, was inducted into the University City High School Hall of Fame. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism Excellence from the American Jewish Press Association.


Adamson, Inc.

AnneMarie Greene has been hired as account executive in the sales promotions division; John Temporiti Jr. as assistant account executive in public relations, and Christy Wright as media supervisor.

Greene was formerly employed by The MBC Group as an account manager for health care accounts. Temporiti was previously employed as executive assistant to former St. Louis Mayor Clarence Harmon. Wright was previously employed at Kupper Parker Communications as media supervisor. Her responsibilities included supervision and workload coordination in the St. Louis Media Department.

Falk Harrison Creative

Valerie P. Tirella has joined the firm as art director. Most recently, she was a designer with Landor Associates in New York.

Candy Zimmer was promoted to art director. She joined the firm as assistant art director in 1999.

O'Connor & Partners

Chon Tomlin-Rice as joined the agency as an account executive.

The Vandiver Group

Mack A. Bradley has been promoted to vice president. He joined the firm in 1996 and has worked on projects in North America and Europe.

Ad/PR Awards

Creative Producers Group

The agency has been named a Bronze Winner in the TAM Awards competition for a video for the TomorrowToday campaign of the St. Louis Jewish Federation.

Falk Harrison Creative

The 2000 annual report for FBL Financial Group, Inc., designed by the agency, received a 2001 Nicholson Award as "Best in Industry" in its insurance/life category.

The 2000 annual report of Argosy Gaming Company, designed and written by the agency, was recognized by the gaming industry as the Best Annual Report Overall and Best Annual Report: Small or Mid Cap Companies.

Grizzell & Co.

The agency was selected as a winner in the thirty-first annual Creativity 31 awards competition for works in graphic communications.

SSM Health Care

The hospital received the Show-Me Excellence awards for a video highlighting its work presented by the Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (MAHPRM).
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