Jennifer Blome joined NewsChannel 5 in December of 1979 as weathercaster/ environmental reporter. She co-anchors, “NewsChannel 5’s Today In St. Louis,” program with Art Holliday, Newschannel 5 Today At Ten and NewsChannel 5 at Noon. During her tenure at KSDK, Blome has produced several cover story series. The myriad of topics range from single motherhood, kids caught in the middle of divorce and women in Missouri prisons to breast cancer prevention and mental illness. Blome was the first reporter allowed to videotape a series inside the Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center, formerly known as Malcolm-Bliss. NewsChannel 5 remains the only station in town committed to segments on mental health.
NewsChannel 5 at Noon program has provided Blome the opportunity to interview entertainers and newsmakers including Jerry Lewis, Paloma Picasso, Nolan Ryan, Rosalyn Carter, and one of her favorites, Captain Kangaroo. Blome is an animal lover and has reported on animal hoarding, holistic veterinarians, and animals as healers. In 1997, Sammy’s Stars became a regular feature on Today in St. Louis. People with pets enjoy seeing them on Sammy’s Stars and now our web page, ksdk.com. And Blome adopted three strays, Jake, Joey and Roy from a Sammy Stars adoption segment. Because of Blome’s work with animal issues, the Humane Society of Missouri presented her with an award in 2002 and 2003. For her outstanding work on behalf of families in the state of Missouri, Blome was presented with the Media Award from the state’s Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in April 1996. The Eastern Missouri Psychiatric Society presented Blome with a Media Award in 1999 and 2000. The Mental Health Association of St. Louis honored her with a Media Award in 1999 and 2000.