Longtime biz reporter Mark Davis leaving KC Star via buyout
Longtime business reporter Mark Davis has accepted McClatchy’s buyout offer and is leaving the Kansas City Star, reports Hearne Christopher of KC Confidential.
Christopher writes, “The most notable journalist preparing to walk the plank: Mark Davis.
“In recent years the venerable reporter has ridden point on major business news stories about iconic Kansas City companies like Sprint, AMC and Hallmark.
“Davis has reportedly opted to take the 55-and-older, Star bucks farewell cash and run.
“Leaving relative newbie Steve Vockrodt – a refugee of the Kansas City Business Journal and Pitch – to help ride herd over what passes for local business news.
“Once upon a time there were no fewer than a dozen reporters and editors who rallied around the newspaper’s so-called business desk.”
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