Tom O’Neal’s first TV job was behind the cameras at KCMO in Kansas City. After college graduation from UMKC, he worked as a news anchor at KFVS in Cape Girardeau, moving to KSD-TV two years later. He was at Channel 5 for 15 years, followed by 25 years at KTVI. Tom received national awards for his medical reporting and was named 2016 Media Personality of the Year by the St. Louis Press Club. He retired in 2015 after an on-air run of 41 years on St. Louis TV.