The Unitarian Universalist Association elected the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, a former Kirkwood resident, as its ninth president. A Kirkwood High graduate, the 43-year-old Frederick-Gray is the first woman elected to lead the liberal religious group, which includes about 1,000 congregations and 200,000 people in the U.S. She is the daughter of Gary and Patricia Gray of Kirkwood.
That new face on KMOV (Channel 4) news belongs to Venton Blandin, a general assignment reporter who started at the station on Monday. A Chicago native, Blandin comes to our fair burg from Birmingham, Ala., where he worked as a reporter for three years.
Sad news for longtime fans of the KTVI (Channel 2) morning and midday shows, as word has gotten back to STL that Lynn Cousins died earlier this month. Cousins worked at the station in the early 2000s, serving as a reporter on the morning show with Randi Naughton and John Pertzborn and co-anchoring the noon news with Kevin Steincross. "She was as sweet and charming as a person could be, and her smile was just so infectious," Naughton said. Cousins died July 1 at her home in New York.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".