St. Louis, MO — November 27, 2017 — Jim Kirchherr, senior director of content, Nine Network, was inducted into the 2018 class of the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame. Since joining the Nine Network in 1991, Kirchherr has overseen production of local broadcasts and digital content, documentaries, public affairs specials, and town halls. As a producer, host and writer, he has won 26 regional Emmy® Awards.
His most recent regional Emmy was in the feature segment category for his work on a program featuring a Washington University laboratory studying the abilities of swarms of cyborg locusts to use their antennae to sniff out explosives.
“This is a well-deserved honor. Jim has become one of the most recognizable producers in St. Louis. He has a deep regard for the citizens of our region and his specials on the history of St. Louis are beloved,” says Jack Galmiche, president and CEO, Nine Network of Public Media.
Recent specials Kirchherr has produced and/or hosted include Homeland: Immigration in America, Works in Progress, Ferguson: A Special Report, 2016 Voters’ Guide, Show-Me Innovation, and the history series Decades: St. Louis in the 20th Century. He is one of three creators/producers of the Nine Network’s flagship program, Living St. Louis, airing weekly on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. on Nine PBS.
Before joining KETC, Kirchherr was a reporter at KTVI and was senior news editor for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany from 1987 to 1991. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Urbana and was a 1983 William Benton Fellow in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Chicago.
About the Nine Network of Public Media
The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS KIDS), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and multiple websites accessible at nineNet.org. Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of igniting the spirit of possibility.