Keith Gunther - 2007

Keith Gunther began his broadcast career immediately after graduating from St. Louis University in 1940. After a short stint in New York and four years in the Navy, he moved to St. Louis to help put KSD-TV, the nation’s first post-war television station, on the air. He worked there as program buyer, production manager, public affairs director, and producer before being promoted to Program Manager, later becoming VP of Program Development for the Pulitzer stations. Gunther was a founding member of the St. Louis branch of NATAS, which later presented him with its Governor’s Award. He also received a national Emmy for the documentary “Operation Challenge.”