Jim Kirchherr - 2017

Jim Kirchherr began his career in St. Louis television on election night, 1978, embarking on a career of video storytelling in St. Louis that spanned several decades. He spent four years as a producer/reporter for KTVI, then left the market briefly for a job at Radio Free Europe in Munich. When he returned he settled in at KETC and rose to the position of the station’s Senior Director of Content. He received numerous awards for his work there on public affairs programs and on “Living St. Louis.” He was a William Benton Fellow at the University of Chicago, where he taught broadcast journalism in the early ‘80s, and has served the local chapter of the National Association of TV Arts and Sciences in many capacities.