Annual Dinner 2019

With guest of honor, Domenico Montanaro, NPR's lead editor for politics & digital audience.



Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

5:30 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. Dinner

Talk Toast Taste
Sponsored by:

Join us on Thursday, May 2nd for a reception and dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. Enjoy a lively program that includes compelling conversation with Domenico Montanaro, a live auction, Golden Mic award presentations and more. Take in a Tiny Desk concert, snap a photo with our guest of honor and spend time with the staff of St. Louis Public Radio as we celebrate another year serving our community.

This event supports the mission of St. Louis Public Radio to help people become deeply informed about the issues that affect their lives, better prepared to make decisions and more engaged in our community. The critical work that the reporters, producers, and hosts of St. Louis Public Radio do every day to stand with the facts is more important than ever.

2018 Annual Dinner

Domenico Montanaro

Domenico Montanaro

Lead Editor, Politics & Digital Audience

Domenico Montanaro is NPR's lead editor for politics and digital audience. Based in Washington, D.C., he directs political coverage across the network's broadcast and digital platforms.

Before joining NPR in 2015, Montanaro served as political director and senior producer for politics and law at PBS NewsHour. There, he led domestic political and legal coverage, which included the 2014 midterm elections, the Supreme Court, and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Prior to PBS NewsHour, Montanaro was deputy political editor at NBC News, where he covered two presidential elections and reported and edited for the network's political blog, First Read. He has also worked at CBS News, ABC News, The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, and taught high school English.

Montanaro earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

A native of Queens, NY, Montanaro is a die-hard Mets fan and college basketball junkie.


Event Chairs

Pam & Andrew Schlichter

Event Committee

Madeline & Patrick Akins

Milan & Jagu Anadkat

Polly Bade

Mary & Matt Badler

Cheree Berry & Jeff York

Anne & Brad Bishop

Sara & Joseph Bosco

Sally & Thomas Cohn

Amie & Rob Corley

Chris & Tom Eschen

Martha Ferdinand

Janie & Zach Foster

Jill & Jeff Garlich

Nancy Hawes

Tricia Hendricks

Rachel & Jake Hirshberg

Peggy & Mark Holly

Linda & Michael Honigfort

Katy-Jane & Nate Johnson

Cheryl & Lawrence Katzenstein

Diane & David Katzman

Allison Kite

Chrissy & Michael Laycob

Susan & Dan Luedke

Amy & Stephen Levin

Charlotte & John Martin

Margaret McDonald

Stacy & Stuart Morse

Harvard Muhm & Judith Glick

Yohali & Kabeya Mwintshi

Libbyanne & John Nguyen

Kimberly & Ronald Norwood

Lily & David Ott

Shanti Parikh & Jason Wilson

Kimberly Rayford & Timothy Lucido

Nancy & Albert Rose

Claire Schenk

Patricia & Kenneth Schutte

Abigail & Jarrod Sharp

Cory & Tom Smallwood

Rochelle & Jonathan Smith

Martha Uhlhorn

Susanne Valdez

Josephine & Richard Weil

Ellen Ziegler


2018 Talk Toast Taste

In 2018, more than 400 guests attended St. Louis Public Radio’s annual dinner. Thanks to the event committee co-chaired by Judy Glik and Harvard Muhm, the STLPR board led by Diane Katzman, and enthusiastic fans of St. Louis Public Radio and NPR, the event raised $180,000. NPR's Weekend Edition Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro was the guest of honor.