Chris Condon - 2013
Chris Condon joined KSD-TV in 1961 to anchor the station’s 10-minute news broadcast and stayed for 23 years. The Fordham University graduate had served in the Army Signal Corps and Armed Forces Radio in World War II, and had worked in Kansas City television prior to coming to St. Louis. Those initial 10-minute broadcasts, which included weather, were produced with one camera team shooting on film, and Condon as expected to do most of the reporting and writing, as well as anchoring the broadcast.
Throughout his career at Channel 5, Condon became known for his take-no-prisoners interviewing style and no-nonsense presentation, which he said was inspired by pre-war broadcasts of Raymond Gram Swing and Elmer Davis.