Valerie Schremp Hahn


Valerie Schremp Hahn is a south St. Louis County native who started her published writing career at age 15 as an Opinion Shaper columnist for the Suburban Journals. She is now an associate editor for the Catholic Health Association of the United States. In between, she spent 26 years as a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, writing about education, courts, crime, historic and cultural events and venues, and anything else she could get away with. Her freelance work has been published in the Post-Dispatch and The New York Times. 

Valerie lives in Shaw with her husband Andy, their teen son and daughter, and their dog June.

She’s a sucker for a campy roadside attraction, a crazy but true story, and loves to hear what makes people tick.


A Cornerstone of Culture

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis celebrates 20 years of art and growth in the Grand Center Arts District.

Getting a Close Up

An upcoming movie about St. Louis native John O’Leary, a burn survivor turned motivational speaker and author, is the first…

Friendship, Faith and Futures

Pastors Ken and Beverly Jenkins opened community development hub R&R Marketplace in Dellwood with the aim to change lives.


Arkadin Cinema & Bar opens up worlds in the Bevo neighborhood, where owners Sarah Baraba and Keith Watson share a…