Saint Louis, MO: KSDK, 1985. Presumed one of multiple copies, but with an original signature. Photograph Postcard. Format is 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches. Color photograph of Stan Stovall and Karen Foss on front. Back of postcard has the following inscription "Hi Kathy!!! Glad to have you among our viewers....Thanks for the nice note and good luck to you Karen" This inscriptions appears to be printed on the back of the post card. Karen Foss appears to have personally signed under her image on the front of the postcard. There is an canceled 14c postage and the recipients name and address. Karen Foss, born Karen Colleen Graham in Kansas City, Kansas in 1944, is an American journalist and businesswoman. She was an anchorwoman on KSDK in St. Louis, Missouri from 1979 until December 28, 2006. Foss won six Emmys, two for best anchor, named media personality of the year, and acquired the highest “Q” rating as the best-known news reader in the local market. In 2005, she was inducted into the Silver Circle by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her 25 years of journalistic excellence by the NATAS Mid-America Chapter. Before her work at KSDK, she began her television career at KCMO-TV (now KCTV), in Kansas City, Missouri. On Monday, December 18, 2006, Karen Foss announced her retirement from KSDK. Her last day on-air aired on Thursday, December 28, 2006. She has served St. Louis anchoring the news for 27 years. Foss says her research indicates that she has been the oldest woman anchoring the 10 p.m. news at any TV station in the country. "I'm very proud of that," she said. Mayor Slay officially made December 28, 2006, as "Karen Foss Day" in St. Louis. KSDK (channel 5) is a television station in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, affiliated with NBC and owned by Tegna Inc. The station's studios are located on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis, and its transmitter is located in Shrewsbury, Missouri. The station first signed on the air as KSD-TV on February 8, 1947. It was owned by the Pulitzer Publishing Company, publishers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and owners of KSD radio (550 AM, now KTRS). It was the ninth television station to sign on in the United States and the first television station in Missouri. Because of a freeze on new television station licenses imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), KSD-TV was the only television station in the St. Louis market, until WTVI (channel 54, now KTVI channel 2, a Fox affiliate) signed on in August 1953. Often known as simply "Channel 5," the station has always been an NBC affiliate, owing to KSD radio's longtime affiliation with the NBC Red Network. The station is currently the longest-tenured affiliate of any major broadcast television network. In the early 1960s, Channel 5 became the first St. Louis television station to broadcast in color. During the 1980s and 1990s, KSDK was the highest-rated NBC affiliate in the country, and it remains the most-watched NBC affiliate in the top 30 markets to this day. In 1990, KSDK dropped the Eyewitness News branding and rebranded its newscasts as NewsChannel 5; the station also began to operate on a 24-hour-a-day schedule. Condition: Very good / No DJ issued.
Keywords: Karen Foss, Photograph, News Anchor, Journalist, Publicity Photo, News Media, Broadcaster, Stan Stovall