Alvin Reid to lead the Argus
This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, June 9, 2009 - Alvin Reid will become the new editor of the St. Louis Argus.
"It's a great opportunity to work for this historic newspaper," Reid said. "It is the oldest African-American owned business in Missouri and is celebrating its 97th anniversary on June 20 with our Distinguished Citizens Luncheon on June 20 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel.
"So many great people and journalists have helped the Argus survive for almost a century and I'm honored to follow in their footsteps."
Reid plans to "energize" the venerable newspaper and says that the website will be coming back online soon. He is a St. Louis native who had been with the St. Louis American for 12 years before leaving this February.
Reid's "On the Cardinals" column will continue to appear every Monday in the St. Louis Beacon. And he can be heard on 101 ESPN on weekends.