KC Star names Williams AME for race and equity issues

Kansas City Star veteran journalist Mara Rose Williams has been appointed assistant managing editor for race and equity issues. Recently, she served as a news reporter. Williams joined the Star in 1998. Since then she has held various posts, including editorial writer and news reporter. Prior to joining the Star, she served as a reporter […]

KC Star exec editor Fannin resigns in wake of DUI conviction

After a June arrest on suspicion of drunk driving and two subsequent leaves of absence, Kansas City Star president and editor Mike Fannin has announced his resignation. Fannin’s June 7 arrest in Olathe, Kansas, just west of the Missouri metropolis, led to his third DUI conviction when he plead guilty in October. He was sentenced […]

KC Star VP and editorial page editor Lindenberger passes

Michael Lindenberger, vice president and editorial page editor at the Kansas City Star, has died aged 51. Previously, Lindenberger was at the Houston Chronicle, where he also won a Pulitzer Prize. During his 14 years at The Dallas Morning News he held several posts, including columnist, city hall reporter and Washington correspondent for business. A […]

Kansas City Star writer Dave Helling retires

The following excerpt was sent out: Longtime Kansas City Star writer Dave Helling will soon retire after 45 years as a journalist. Helling, a graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School and Creighton University, spent the first few decades of his career as a radio and TV reporter in Nebraska, Kansas and D.C. before returning […]

Thompson joins Kansas City Star as breaking news reporter

The Kansas City Star has hired Jenna Thompson as a breaking news reporter. Previously, Thompson was a reporter at the Lincoln Journal Star. She was an editor at literary quarterly magazine Prairie Schooner and was an assistant culture editor and culture reporter at University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s student newspaper The Daily Nebraskan. Thompson has a bachelor’s […]

Kansas City Star appoints Lindenberger VP and editorial page editor

The following excerpt was sent out: The Kansas City Star has hired Michael Lindenberger, a Pulitzer-winning journalist at the Houston Chronicle, to become the newspaper’s vice president and editorial page editor. Lindenberger, 51, replaces former opinion editor Melinda Henneberger, who recently became a columnist at The Sacramento Bee, a sister paper of The Star. “We […]

CalMatters adds reporters and editors to newsroom

CalMatters has hired two editors and three reporters courtesy of funders, donors and individual members. This announcement has posted on the site: Denise Zapata is our new deputy news editor.  Previously she was a senior editor at EdSource for eight years. As associate editor for The Center for Investigative Reporting, Denise was part of one team […]

Kansas City Star announces two promotions

The Kansas City Star has promoted Ian Cummings to the post of senior editor and Katie Moore to breaking news editor. Cummings will be coordinating the paper’s Reimagined Print efforts, working with reporters and editors in Kansas City and the Wichita Eagle. Previously, he was an editor, overseeing the Star’s breaking news coverage. He has […]

Kansas City Star makes 11 new hires

The following excerpt announcement was sent out: J.M. BANKS Banks is The Star’s new culture and identity reporter, a role envisioned to shine light on underserved communities. He grew up in Kansas City and is an alumnus of the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Most recently, he […]

KC Star taps Moore as breaking news editor

The Kansas City Star has promoted Katie Moore to the post of breaking news editor. Previously, she was a reporter on the breaking news team. Moore also works as an independent photographer and contributes to Topeka Magazine, a quarterly publication from Sunflower Publishing. Her work has also been published in The Boston Phoenix, The Committee […]