neurosurgery of st. louis The neurosurgery group recently welcomed orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Michael Reiter. A St. Louis native, Reiter attended medical school at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado. He went on to complete a fellowship on complex spine deformity surgery at Washington University at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and was selected as a 2023 Castle Connolly Rising Star.

5 on your side
The station has brought on Annie Krall as its newest general assignment multi-skilled journalist. A Chicago native, Krall comes to 5 On Your Side from Radio 890AM, where she reported local and national news. She also worked at WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and served as adjunct faculty at Columbia College Chicago and her alma mater Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.

st. louis symphony orchestra
For its 2023-2024 season, the orchestra recently welcomed eight new musicians and celebrated two promotions. The new musicians include Blaine Dodson, second horn; Jonathan Randazzo, principal trombone; Steven Franklin, principal trumpet; Peter Henderson, principal keyboard; Seul Lee, second violin; Nathan Lowry, second violin; Siyu Zhang, second violin; and Weilu Zhang, first violin. Erin Schreiber was promoted to associate concertmaster, and Hannah Ji has been named assistant concertmaster.

metro theater company
Jessie Youngblood has taken the helm as interim managing director of the theatrical company. She has a background in fundraising, having procured millions annually in development roles across St. Louis. She originally came to Metro Theater Company to serve as development director. Youngblood succeeds Joe Gfaller, who began his tenure in 2019 and is leaving to join Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

crown center for senior living
Andrew Thorp has been named executive director of the senior living organization. He succeeds Nikki Goldstein who served in the position for 23 years. Thorp has served as the executive director of the Miriam Foundation and most recently was director of student engagement at Washington University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.