Layoffs and buyouts have hit the newsroom at The Kansas City Star. The buyouts affected several veterans of the paper, including editorial page editor Steve Paul, on staff since 1975; op-ed columnist and editorial board member Barb Shelly, with the paper since 1984; longtime theater critic Robert Trussel, on staff since 1977; digital editor Jody Cox; and assistant sports editor Mark Zeligman.
The following staffers were laid off:
- Greg Hack, assistant business editor
- Alan Bavley, health reporter
- Brian Burnes, metro reporter
- James Fussell, features reporter
- Mary Schulte, online photo editor
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