KC Star hires Vockrodt as business reporter
Steve Vockrodt has been hired as a business reporter for the Kansas City Star.
He will start next week.
For the past three years, Vockrodt has been a reporter at The Pitch, the alternative newspaper in Kansas City. While there, he has written investigative news stories, including ones on capital punishment in Missouri, the circumstances of an officer-involved shooting in a Kansas suburb and financial mismanagement of school district in Kansas City.
He previously worked at the Kansas City Business Journal from June 2007 to March 2013, first as a legal affairs reporter and then as a real estate and economic development reporter.
On the legal affairs beat, Vockrodt covered everything from the business of law firms, such as mergers, trends, financial performances and general business activities of some of the most important and oftentimes opaque companies in town to civil and criminal lawsuits, real estate foreclosures, Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and mediation decisions.
He is a 2005 graduate of the University of Kansas.