Comings and goings in KC media


  • FOX4 has hired former KCTV anchor Matt Stewart as a morning reporter.
  • KCTV hired former KMBC sports reporter Lisa Holbrook for its Better Kansas City show; she’ll work with Kelly Jones.
  • KSHB news director Peggy Phillip is no longer with the station. (all via KCRadio)
  • Basehor Sentinel reporter Matt Erickson is the new KU reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World.
  • Anne Montemayor has joined the Basehor Sentinel as a reporter; she was previously with the Miami County Republic.



  • Lawrence Journal-World crime reporter George Diepenbrock and KU reporter Andy Hyland have left the paper; Diepenbrock moved to a marketing job in Lawrence; Hyland took a job with KU Medical Center.
  • Star TV reporter Aaron Barnhart has resigned from the paper after a lengthy illness.
  • Ink editor Jocelyn Jacobson and Star copy editor Pamela Spencer have reportedly left the paper. (KCC)
  • Star sports columnist Kent Babb has taken a job with the Washington Post.

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