FBI Brings "Silver Bullet" to St. Louis, Offers Day's Corniest Sound Bite, Hires KSDK Reporter Rebecca Wu


Um, where to begin? We here at Daily RFT are getting bombarded today with announcements from the St. Louis branch of the FBI.

For starters, the agency reports that it's bringing its "Silver Bullet" to St. Louis for the All-Star Game.

What is the FBI's Silver Bullet? Why it's a 30-pack of ice cold Coors Light. Duh!

No seriously, the Silver Bullet is a "highly specialized mobile command center" used to respond to catastrophes and pre-planned special events, such as Hurricane Katrina, the G-8 Summit and Super Bowl. The Bullet will be on display today in front of the Soldier's Memorial downtown. John Gillies -- director of the St. Louis FBI -- used the arrival of the specialized RV to throw out today's most tortured baseball sound bite. 

Say Gillies: "This command center gives the FBI the ability to communicate with anyone, anytime using secure lines. Our pre-event planning has prepared us for any curveballs that are thrown our way. It is all a part of what the FBI does to protect you from terrorist attacks and other security threats so the fans can sit back and enjoy the game."

In related news the agency today also announced that it's hired KSDK (Channel 5) reporter Rebecca Wu as its new public affairs specialist.

Rebecca Wu
  • Rebecca Wu
Wu has spent the past six years as a reporter and weekend morning anchor at KSDK. She grew up in San Francisco and graduated from U.C. Berkeley. Wu is also a past recipient of RFT's coveted "Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Female)" honor.

"We look forward to enhancing the FBI's relationship with the news media with the help of Ms. Wu's expertise," says Gillies. "It is important for people in this community to have a better understanding of what the FBI does and how we serve and protect them."

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