This year, St. Louis turns 250, and in recognition the February News at Noon panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Missouri History Museum, will examine the region’s contributions to the media industry. Panel members include:
- Johnny Rabbitt (Ron Elz), a radio broadcaster in St. Louis since 1954.
- Pat Gauen, assistant Metro editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and a former reporter and managing editor for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
- Steve DeBellis, former publisher and editor for the St. Louis Inquirer who now publishes a Globe-Democrat free paper that recounts historic events.
- Charles Klotzer, founder of the Gateway Journalism Review, which began as the St. Louis Journalism Review more than 40 years ago.
The free event begins at noon Thursday, Feb. 13, in the AT&T Room on the lower level of the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard, on the north edge of Forest Park at DeBaliviere Boulevard. Networking starts at 11:30 a.m. Guests are invited to bring a lunch or purchase one from Bixby’s Restaurant on the museum’s upper level.