Odds and ends: Katie Horner’s new job, awards for The Star, Ketz and Newsome

  • Former KCTV weatherlady Katie Horner has landed a new gig as a real estate agent with Wolfe-Sweeney and Associates, part of Reese Nichols. Her KCTV contract wasn’t renewed last year;
  • The Star picked up some hardware from the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Real Estate Editors (two different organizations). It’s colorful House + Home section was named best home or real estate section in all of the land. Reporters Mara Rose Williams and Glenn E. Rice won for their story “Freedom’s Distant Cry,” about black soldiers fighting for the Union during the Civil War.
  • A hat-tip to BottomLine Communications for the next item: KMBC’s Kris Ketz and KSHB’s Cynthia Newsome were admitted to National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Mid-America Chapter’s Silver Circle, which honors journalists who have made a significant impact over their careers. Other honorees include Wendall Anschutz, Jack Harry, Larry Moore, Michael Mahoney and Phil Witt.
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