Kansas City Star Lets Go Of Another Dozen Employees

Aug 1, 2016

The Kansas City Star laid off another dozen employees Monday, the latest round of cuts and buyouts at the newspaper over the last few months.

The laid-off employees included copy and web editors, several people in marketing and longtime outdoors editor Brent Frazee, a 36-year veteran of the newspaper.

The new round of reductions follows voluntary buyout offers and layoffs in March that shrank the newsroom by at least 10 employees.

Among those who accepted the buyouts in March were Steve Paul, the editorial page editor; Barbara Shelly, an editorial writer and columnist; and Robert Trussell, the paper’s theater critic.

The Star has yet to hire an editorial page editor to replace Paul.