Larry E. Moore

Describe your TV station and what makes it interesting. Our station is a major ABC affiliate and most of the news that flows out of the Mid-West to the network comes through our facilities and personnel. For news, we consistently rank as the highest rated news viewership in the entire nation for ABC stations. Our … Continued

Toni Messina

What do you do? I have served as the public communications director for the City of Columbia (Mo.) since May 2006. I retired from Missouri state government after almost 30 years in all three branches. Prior to state government service, I worked for a non-profit council of governments and an insurance company. How did you … Continued

Mark Maassen

What do you do in your role as assistant executive director of the Missouri Press Association? The Missouri Press Association is a trade association of Missouri newspapers. We have about 270 member newspapers and represent these newspapers’ interests in Jefferson City during the state legislative session. Our job is to lobby for Sunshine Law, Freedom … Continued

Robert Lewis

Give us a summary of your career. I was hired by the Topeka (Kan.) State Journal upon graduation in 1951 to replace a reporter who had been called by the U.S. Navy to the Korean War. After I was on the job, his orders were revoked. So, I then found employment as a reporter/photographer for … Continued

Lillian Kuras

What do you do? I work at United Way 2-1-1 on the database. How did you get your job? I started on the overnight shift at United Way 2-1-1 as an information and referral specialist making social service referrals. What is the best professional lesson learned at the J-School? That great research is what backs … Continued

Art Holliday

Describe your television station and what makes it interesting. KSDK has been my professional home for more than 33 years. During much of that time, KSDK has been the top-rated station in St. Louis. Some of the station’s success is due to its history. KSDK was the first TV station in St. Louis, and the … Continued

Glenn Hensley

What do you do? I am the retired editor of Farm & Power Equipment for National Farm & Power Equipment Dealers Association. I also served as editor of Gateway Heritage quarterly journal for the State of Missouri Historical Society. I also wrote articles for Popular Mechanics. How did you get your job? A suggestion that I … Continued

Lansing Hecker

What do you do? After graduation and until the end of the Vietnam War, I saw the world as a line officer in the U.S. Navy. For the next 20 years, I enjoyed a career with advertising agencies in St. Louis (Gardner, DMB&B) and Chicago (FCB). Later, I joined a management consulting firm, which was … Continued

Eloise Hatfield

What types of work have you done throughout your career and what do you enjoy the most? My first full-time job after graduating from Mizzou was working as a writer and editor for Campus Crusade for Christ at their former headquarters in San Bernardino, Calif. As a member of the publications department, I wrote articles … Continued

Gene Hartley

Describe your television station and what makes it an interesting place to work. It’s the top-rated news station in Springfield and has been for most of its 50 years. Employees tend to stay quite a while; they care about each other and doing quality work, as well as offering good community service. Best professional lesson … Continued