Buyouts and Layoffs at Kansas City Star
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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