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St. Louis-based freelance photojournalist Randall Hyman has won a $40,000 grant from the Alicia Patterson Foundation for his project “High Stakes at High Latitudes: Climate Change in the Norwegian Arctic.” Hyman’s project will focus on the effects of climate change on commercial fishing, technology and adaptation to environmental damage. Hyman’s work has appeared in Smithsonian, GEO, Wildlife Conservation National Wildlifeand British Heritage.


On Jan. 12, Emily Rau replaced Claire Kellett as co-anchor of “News 4 This Morning” on KMOV-TV.  Kellett moved to the CBS affiliate’s “Great Day in St. Louis,” an hour-long weekday morning lifestyle and entertainment talk show.

Rau has been at the station since 2012. She joined Andre Hepkins at the anchor desk weekdays from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m.

Kellett replaced Virginia Kerr who left to start a business and a faith-based Christian television show.


St. Louis-based FleishmanHillard named Stefan Gerard as the firm’s global strategic integration lead. In addition to this role, he will lead the New York office’s brand marketing group. Gerard, a senior vice president and senior partner, has helped lead the agency’s strategic integration practice in the Americas since joining the firm in 2010. Gerard was president and co-founder of brand engagement firm Gen Art and was director of marketing and content strategy for iFUSE, as well as a planning director at advertising shops Y&R NY and Deutsch LA.

He replaced John McNeel who left Fleishman to be chief executive of Charleston, S.C.-based marketing and advertising firm in/PACT.


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