KC Star’s Vendel named KC Press Club Journalist of the Year for second year running, plus full list of Heart of America Award winners

Christine Vendel, erstwhile police reporter of The Kansas City Star, was named Journalist of the Year by the Kansas City Press Club yesterday. It’s the second year in a row Vendel has been so honored. She left The Star earlier this month.

The Star (newspaper of the year) led all news organizations with 29 awards. Springfield’s KSPR-TV (TV station of the year) won 27, KCUR (radio station of the year) took home 23 and the Jefferson City News Tribune won 22. The Cass County Democrat Missourian was named non-daily newspaper of the year.

Larry Moore was given the Joe McGuff Lifetime Achievement Award.

See all the winners here

6News: 1

Cass County Democrat Missourian: 12

Discover Vintage America: 1

Emporia Gazette: 1

Harvest Public Media; 1

Ink: 1

KAKE-TV: 2

KBEQ-FM/KCRC-FM/Fox4kc.com: 1

KBSH-TV: 1

KC Hispanic News: 6

KCTV: 1

KCUR: 23

Kirksville Daily Express: 2

KMIZ: 16

KOMU-TV: 7

KSHB: 15

KSPR-TV: 27

KTWU-TV: 1

KWCH-TV: 1

KYTV: 12

Landline: 10

Landline Now: 14

Sedalia Democrat: 15

St. Joseph News-Press: 1

The Best Times: 3

Jefferson City News Tribune: 22

Kansas City Star: 29

Lee’s Summit Journal: 10

Topeka Capital-Journal: 18

Wichita Eagle: 5

WDAF: 1

WBIW: 4

Wyandotte Daily News: 7

 

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