Jennifer’s broadcasting career spans four decades in news.
She became the first morning news anchor in St. Louis, when KSDK launched Today in St. Louis in the early 1980s. For 22 years, Jennifer co-anchored the morning news with Art Holliday.
After leaving KSDK in 2014, Jennifer worked as Director of Humane Education at the APA of Missouri. She and her group of volunteers visited area schools, teaching children empathy, kindness and responsible pet guardianship. Jennifer started a Prison Art Program where offenders at three Missouri prisons created pet portraits to raise money for homeless animals.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV-Film from Bowling Green State University and her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University. Jennifer had a private therapy practice for five years.
She adopted her dog, Pollyanna, from the APA over five years ago and the two live in St. Louis County.
Art’s broadcasting career spans four decades in news and sports, including 38 years at KSDK. And now radio with KTRS every weekday from 10am to Noon as he is reunited with Jennifer Blome.
He came to 5 On Your Side in 1979 and worked as a sportscaster until 1989 when he began a 22-year stint co-anchoring with Jennifer Blome on Today in St. Louis. Besides anchoring, Art served as managing editor and twice was executive producer of the morning newscast. Before joining 5 On Your Side, Art worked in the sports department of KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City for two-plus years.
Art’s broadcasting work has been recognized with numerous awards, including three sportscasting Emmys in 1985, 1988, and 1989. In 2001, Art was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists. In 2003 the University of Missouri-Columbia selected him for its prestigious Faculty-Alumni Award. In 2009, Art was inducted into the St. Louis Media Foundation Television Hall of Fame.
He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his interests include tennis, photography, and documentary filmmaking. He’s currently working on “Johnnie Be Good,” a music documentary about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pianist Johnnie Johnson.
Art is married and has an one daughter.
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· 8 corn or flour tortillas
· vegetable oil
· 4 fish fillets (4-6 ounce each) (tilapia or mahi-mahi or swordfish)
· Salt and pepper
Heat one tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet. When the pan is hot, fry the tortillas until crisp on both sides. Remove to a plate and cover and keep warm. Wipe out the cast-iron skillet, then heat on high. Add more oil. Season the fish with salt and pepper and place in a hot skillet for about 1-2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate. Cut each fillet in half. To assemble, place a dab of sauce on each tortilla circle. Top with a piece of fish and a spoonful of salsa.
For the chipotle-lime mayonnaise sauce:
· 1 egg yolk
· zest and juice of one lime
· 1/2 cup vegetable oil
· 1/2 cup sour cream
· 1 chipotle pepper, minced
· salt and pepper to taste
· 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Mix together the egg yolk and lime. While whisking, slowly pour in the oil. Fold in the sour cream, chipotle, cumin and season with salt and pepper to taste.
For the mango salsa:
· 1 mango
· ½ cup minced red onion
· 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and minced
· 1/2 cup washed, dried, and chopped cilantro
· 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
· 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
· salt and pepper
Use a mango splitter, seed the mango, then peel and cut into small dice. In a bowl, combine the mangoes, red onion, jalapenos, cilantro, lime, and orange juice. Mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
Equipment Needed: cast-iron skillet, fish spatula, whisk, citrus press, mango splitter
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