The St. Louis Press Club held a cocktail reception for their upcoming Media Persons of the Year award on Thursday, May 23rd 2019 at Saks Fifth Avenue in Plaza Frontenac where Ruth's Chris Steak House provided complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Many media persons were in attendance from various media outlets in the St. Louis region. Several were recognized at the event including Sarah Bryan Miller, Spencer Koch, Ron Elz, Carol Daniel and Dan Farrell. Others also to be recognized at the awards gala are Barry Petersen, Dave Murray and Bob Cohn. The upcoming awards gala raises funds for scholarships in the fields of journalism and communications, it also benefits the media archives at the St. Louis Public Library, the St. Louis Press Club programs and enterprise journalism fellowships.