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Bonita Cornute is recognized as an experienced, respected journalist, committed to making a difference.  St. Louis viewers have enjoyed her thorough and fair reporting, full time, for the past 39 years. That changed in December 2018 when she announced her retirement from FOX2-KPLR,

Cornute joined FOX 2 in 1983. She has been a General Assignment Reporter and a Consumer Affairs Reporter. This is especially gratifying to her, because lives are positively impacted by the coverage.

Prior to joining FOX 2, Cornute worked for KETC-TV, where she co-produced and co-hosted several public affairs programs. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Active in many professional organizations, she has held leadership roles in the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists and the St. Louis chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Cornute is the recipient of many awards for her outstanding work. The list includes four local Emmy Awards, the Quest Award from the National Federation of Press Women-Missouri Affiliate, the Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Association of Women Legislators, the NAACP Crisis Magazine's Role Model of the Year Award, the Shero Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Coalition of 100 Black Women, the Unity Award from Lincoln University, Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists, awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Media Award from Better Family Life, Inc. and Community Service Awards from the Walbridge Caring Communities Program The Missouri Black Expo, The University of Missouri/Columbia, The Professional Organization for Women and Matthews Dickey Boys and Girls Club.  

Cornute was the 1995-96 spokesperson for "Be There" - the motivational attendance project for the St. Louis Public Schools. Active in community organizations, Cornute works with many civic groups including the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, Community Women Against Hardship, the St. Louis Public Schools and the Matthews Dickey Boys and Girls Club. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA, The Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Center and the Amanda Murphy Hopewell Center which offers comprehensive mental health services. 

Money Mondays is about helping the community build a stronger financial future. The Money Mondays podcast show features experts from the financial, legal, health and other industries that can make an impact on building wealth.

BLUE LABOR is a special Money Mondays series. Emmy Award Winning Bonita Cornute works as the Show Host. With Baby Boomers retiring in record numbers, its important that job seekers know about available opportunities in the Skilled Trades Industry that provide high wages, health benefits and more. 

This chart shows which sectors of the trades have the most available jobs:



The Open Source held a BLUE LABOR Career Expo in an effort to educate the community about high wage job opportunities. Here are some highlights. SUBSCRIBE to this website and get new information in your inbox.