Meteorologist Michelle Apon has predicted her last weather pattern – at least in Kansas City. Today was her last broadcast on KSHB.
She’s moving to Sacramento, with her fiance, former KSHB producer Derek Schnell.
Also, congratulations to FOX4 executive producer, Mike Lewis, who is retiring after 36 years.
KSHB’s consumer affairs reporting Ketih King is hanging up the mic, the station said today.
It’s the second high-profile departure from the station this month. Mark Clegg called it quits for a PR gig in Houston; meteorologist Michelle Apon is also leaving.
Mizzou has topped another list of the best j-schools in the country, this one by College Magazine.
Why’s Mizzou number one? CM explains:
Missouri’s excellence runs far deeper than its awards, which include first place in broadcast news and second place overall in the 2014 Hearst Awards. The journalism program features 30 subdivisions and cool foci like Convergence Journalism, which interweaves multiple journalism disciplines into one specialization. One of the school’s major initiatives, the “Missouri method,” gives students hands-on experience in professional media. In fact, students’ first core course takes place in one of the on-campus newsrooms. Another attraction is the “Missouri mafia,” the school’s extensive alumni network. Many job opportunities target only Missouri graduates, and the school’s alums network creatively. “When grads leave Mizzou, they tend to post on Facebook or email when they have job opportunities,” junior convergence journalism major Sarah Darby said. It never hurts to have the mafia on your side.
When President Obama visits Kansas City tomorrow, he’ll have dinner with a number of area residents who have written him letters. KC native and press secretary Josh Earnest called them – and filmed their reactions.
Miriam Pepper, a 38-year veteran of The Kansas City Star, and the paper’s editorial page editor, is retiring.
She’ll be replaced on an interim basis by columnist Barb Shelly.