John Auble - 2011

John Auble came to St. Louis in 1967 to work for the old St. Louis Globe.  After newspaper work in other cities, he returned to a job at KSD-TV. In 1988 he moved to KTVI. He scored a number of high-profile exclusives including the very first interview with James Earl Ray (confessed assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), Coretta King, Rosa Parks, Olympian Wilma Rudolph, St. Louis Mafia don Mike Trupiano and Ike Turner, among others.  He is credited with helping to free Patti Stallings after she was convicted of murdering her son by feeding him antifreeze. The child actually died from a rare genetic disorder.  Among his honors are seven Emmy awards, induction into the NATAS “Silver Circle” for his lifetime achievements in the media, “Media Man of the Year” by the Missouri Police Chiefs’ Association, and others.