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Carol Daniel

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Carol Daniel

Carol A. Daniel is first and foremost a mother and wife. She and her husband Patrick are celebrating 22 years of marriage. And they are the proud and exhausted parents of two sons.

Carol began her career at the “Voice of St. Louis” in 1995 as an anchor, reporter and talk show host. She was hired when the program director was driving to Memphis with his family, heard Carol on the air at a radio station in Cape Girardeau, MO. Two weeks later, she moved to St. Louis and was working at KMOX.

The 33-year veteran of broadcasting was once a campaign organizer, a recruiter for the U.S. Census Bureau, and even worked as a substitute teacher! Carol is a gifted motivational speaker who believes in the biblical verse, “To whom much is given, much is required.”

In 2008, Carol helped launch the Emmy award-winning lifestyle television show on KMOV-TV, “Great Day St. Louis” before moving on to her next career, author! She has published her first book, “All I Ever Wanted: Relationships, Marriage, Family.”

She also is an award-winning columnist, having spent nearly ten years writing for the St. Louis American Newspaper something she hopes to return to. She has been honored twice with a National Newspaper Association award for her column, “Carol’s Journal.”

Carol has also been recognized for her work on the air and in the community by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, St. Louis Association of Black Journalists, the Monsanto YWCA. She is also a proud member of the YWCA Women’s Leader Class of 2005. She also received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission’s Distinguished Local Media award. 

Carol is a member of New Life in Christ Interdenominational Church in O’Fallon, Illinois where she along with her husband, spearheaded the couple’s ministry, “Journey to Oneness” or “J2-oh” for nearly a decade. They have two sons, 20-year-old Patrick Daniel Jr., a Junior in college majoring in computer science and 16-year-old Marcus Isiah Daniel who plans to become an attorney, a chef and an actor. 

Gilberto Pinela

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Gilberto Pinela

Multi-talented media personality - native "Boricua"  from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gilberto has worked in front of the camera for local St. Louis television since 2001. Creator, Producer and Host of the 1st foreign language talk show and the 1st public affairs talk show about the LGBTQIA community in the State of Missouri both for STLTV.  

Gilberto's experience and talents are diverse and multifaceted, he is an: Actor, Master of Ceremonies, moderator, producer, writer, director, TV talk show host and broadcaster. His efforts earned him many awards and a permanent spot in Saint Louis television history.

He has emceed large events such as the Doorways Red Gala, Mental Health Association Gala, Diversity Partnership presentation, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Gala, ZooFari, Foodoutreach, Dance St. Louis Tango night fundraiser, United Way of Greater St. Louis Victory Celebration and spoken at several prestigious occasions: National Geo-spacial Agency seminar,  Edward Jones leaders seminar, Diversity Awareness Partnership panelist, University of Missouri St. Louis presenter and MLK Keynote at FLO Valley STLCC.

Joe Marlotti

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Joe Marlotti

Joe Marlotti is an entertainment jack-of-all-trades.

With over thirty years experience as a Standup Comedian, Joe has worked comedy clubs, colleges, and cruise ships. He has headlined such notable rooms as The Funny Bone and The Improvisation. He’s opened for some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Michael Buble, Gloria Estefan and Jeff Foxworthy.

As a Master of Ceremonies, Joe has brought his comedy and improvisational skills to the corporate world - where he has performed at national conferences for the likes of AT&T, US Bank, and Anheuser-Busch/InBev.

Joe also works extensively as an Actor and Writer. He can be seen and heard in many commercials, voiceovers, and training videos.

When he’s not on the road, Joe plays guitar and sings with his blues band - The Blue Plate Specials.

He lives in St. Louis with his beautiful wife, two wonderful kids, and one ugly dog.

Kathy Ferrara

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Kathy Ferrara

"I love working in many different aspects of the industry, I have an appreciation for all of the moving parts”, says Kathy Ferrara, a twenty-seven-year industry veteran. For eighteen of those years, Ferrara has been the Master-of-Ceremonies for several Fashion Shows and Non-Profit events. Her extensive experience both in the spotlight and behind-the-scenes makes her a perfect fit for those who are looking for an MC with veritable experience, a methodical approach, and a tranquil presence.

Ferrara has the stage presence of an actress, the calming speech of a voiceover artist, and the vision of a stage director. Her ability to quickly connect with the audience while maintaining tight schedules allows her to flawlessly host any event. Year-after-year, Ferrara is invited back by Kids with Cancer, Chaminade, Visitation and the Rural Parish Worker's Show to assist in their annual events.

Avidly committed to the success of every project she commits to, Ferrara plays the role of an intermediary between the passionate creatives and the technical coordinators to provide balance for the team and promote a successful production. As the only industry she has ever worked in, Ferrara’s enthusiasm shines through her contagious smile, furnishing a valuable foundation for any events team.

Rick Horton

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Rick Horton

Rick Horton provided color commentary on all KSDK Cardinals broadcasts as well as baseball analyst for Fox Sports Midwest for the past four seasons. He provided color commentary for three previous seasons on KPLR telecasts (2004-06) and was a co-anchor on the WB11 post-game show, Extras Innings, in 2003. Horton has filled in on the Cardinals Radio Network and Cardinals television broadcasts since 1997.

A former left-handed pitcher for the Cardinals. Rick spent seven years in the Major Leagues, playing for St. Louis, Los Angeles and the Chicago White Sox. He made his Major League debut with the Cardinals in 1984 and participated in the 1985 and 1987 World Series with the Redbirds and won the Series in 1988 while with the Dodgers. Horton was both a starts and relief pitcher for the club and has one of his best years in 1987 when he went 8-3 in 67 games, pitching 125 innings with 55 strikeouts. In 1991, he spent the season as a pitching coach in the Cleveland Indians minor league system.

After retiring from his Major League playing career, Horton remained in the St. Louis area where he has been active in the Greater St. Louis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serving as the Director of the St. Louis FCA since 1993. Horton has assisted with Baseball Chapel with the Cardinals and also works with the St. Louis Rams football team in leading chapel and Bible studies. Horton, and his wife, Ann, reside in St. Louis and have two children; Jen and Drew.

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