Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Joe's St. Louis

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Joe's St. Louis

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HOME COOKING * Looks like several STLers will be home for Thanksgiving weekend, according to Sirius XM radio host and Parkway Central grad Melissa Musen Gerstein.

Gerstein, who along with Denise Albert hosts "The MOMS with Denise & Melissa," recently had Sterling K. Brown as a guest. The radio show discusses various topics and also interviews celebrities.

Brown who exploded onto the television scene earlier this year when he portrayed prosecutor Christopher Darden in "The People vs. O.J. Simpson" now stars on the new NBC show "This Is Us."

Brown grew up in Olivette and graduated from Country Day high school, now MICDS.

At a live event last week for the radio show, Gerstein said she talked up Brown about all the essential STL subjects: "The Cardinals, toasted raviolis, Imo's pizza, St. Louis hospitals ..."

Wait, St. Louis hospitals?

Gerstein said Brown shared a story of meeting his wife in college and finding out they both had been born at Barnes Hospital.

The daughter of Ed and Debbi Musen of Creve Coeur, Gerstein said she would be in town later this week for some fine food and family time. She noted that Brown told her during the interview that he also would be stopping back in STL during the Thanksgiving break.

CHANGING STATION * KSDK (Channel 5) sales manager Alicia Elsner, who had been acting as the station's general manager since July, has officially been named to the top post.

Elsner, head of the station's sales department since 2009, is a native of St. Louis (Visitation) and began her media sales career at KMOX/CBS Radio. She has spent 19 years with Tegna, KSDK's parent company.

Former KSDK station boss Lynn Beall, now Tegna's executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in a statement: "She is well-respected by our employees, committed to clients' success (and) active in the St. Louis community. …

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