Traffic reporter Kacie McDonnell joining KSHB

Via Kacie McDonnell/FacebookSoon to join KSHB is meteorologist traffic reporter Kacie McDonnell, lately of Philadelphia’s FOX29.

She’s moving to Kansas City to join her boyfriend, Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray. I don’t know where Murray is on the depth chart, but I do know his brother recently placed first in “The Bachelor.”

A former Miss Pennsylvania, McDonnell spent the last two years at FOX29, and graduated from Villanova.


Steve Paul named Star editorial page editor

Newly minted editorial board member Steve Paul was named editor of The Star’s editorial page, the paper said.

Paul, a 39-year Star vet, replaces 38-year Star vet Miriam Pepper, who retired last month.

Paul joined the editorial board in December after serving most recently as arts editor.

Edible Kansas City seeks crowdfunding

Screen shot 2014-08-11 at 5.00.17 PMLocal foodie magazine Edible Kansas City is looking for help publishing its next four issues. On GoFundMe, editor Tracey Russell is asking fans for $50,000 to fund the next four issues.

In the summer of 2010, long-time Kansas City resident, Tracey Russell picked up an issue of Edible Seattle on her summer vacation. “I immediately knew that we needed this magazine in our community.” Edible Kansas City was established and the first issue was printed the next spring.

A part of the nation-wide network Edible Communities, eKC is a locally owned and published magazine focusing on farmers, artisans, small businesses, and all who cultivate a sustainable food system in our metro area.

The publication has been a labor of love, sustained by the contributions of local writers who believe in the cause. While the community is scooping up the magazines, eKC is faced with production costs that exceed current revenue.

The magazine’s first issue came out last summer.

h/t TKC

University Daily Kansan listed among top college newspapers by Princeton Review

The University of Kansas’ journalism school may not have been mentioned in a recent poll of top programs, but the Princeton Review holds the student newspaper in high regard.

In a list of the best college newspapers released today, the University Daily Kansan was pegged at No. 11. The Princeton Review site is behind a paywall, so I have no details as to why the UDK was picked.

Ironically, neither the Columbia Missourian nor the Maneater made the top 20. The only other Big 12 school to make the cut was West Virginia, which came in at No. 8. The Yale Daily News was named the top paper in the land.

Michelle Apon signs off at KSHB

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.