Tuesday, June 25, 2013

CHRIS HERNANDEZ STAYS WINNING AND MOVES TO CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE!!!



One of our favorite Kansas City newsies is now taking his game to City Hall . . .

Check it:

Former TV journalist joins City Hall communications team

City of Kansas City, Mo., City Manager Troy Schulte and Communications Director Danny Rotert have hired Chris Hernandez as deputy director of the City Communications Office, a division of the City Manager’s Office.

Hernandez will handle media relations duties, as well as manage operations of the City’s television channel, KCCG-TV, and resident engagement activities.

“We are thrilled Chris will join our communications team. His experience and passion for Kansas City will absolutely help us better serve our residents as we completely revamp our outreach, television programing, engagement and website. Chris has long been in the business of public service, and we are looking forward to bringing his unique private sector knowledge into City Hall,” said Communications Director Danny Rotert.

Residents may recognize Hernandez from his years working as the political and City Hall reporter for 41 Action News and his frequent appearances on KCPT's "Week in Review" program. Hernandez also worked for several years at Fox 4 News in Kansas City.

His broadcast news career included working in the third largest TV market in the country, at the CBS station in Chicago, WBBM-TV. Before that he reported in cities as diverse as Cleveland, Ohio and Amarillo, Texas. Chris has most recently been working as the marketing director at Unicorn Theatre in midtown Kansas City.

Hernandez actively supports many charitable and social service agencies. He serves as a board member of the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired and a Community Advisory Board member at KCPT.

He has served as honorary chairman for the 2010 and 2011 DIFFA Holidays by Design, 2006 AIDS Bicycle Challenge and the "Faces of Diabetes" public awareness campaign. He often serves as master of ceremonies at charity events and public forums, and he also sings with the Heartland Men’s Chorus.

Hernandez lives in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood with his partner. His extended family lives in Shawnee, Kan., and Lee's Summit, Mo.

It’s easy to find Chris on Facebook, or follow Chris on Twitter @NewserHernandez or on the City’s Twitter account @KCMO.

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27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

With his partner? Wife or Boyfriend?

j.gandolfini said...

brains... brains... brAINS... BRAAAAIIINNS!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Sly administration now has their token homosexual.

t.cook said...

See you at BUDDIE'S to celebrate your PROMOTION!

Anonymous said...

Oh good, now City Hall is adding another queer to the payroll. That and the jigs that are already there, can fuck up the city even worse now... If you happen to be white, male and heterosexual, you're just kinda fucked.. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Too bad @3:47 only fits 1/3 of his own requirements.

Anonymous said...

i don't care if he's gay, a eunuch, bi or hetero, i feel sorry for him. good reporter, bad PR move. his instinct will, or should, be to "report", but what he'll be asked to do at city hall will make him cringe with every half-truth or blatant spin.

Anonymous said...

Honey, he was trying to manage the unicorn theater. That's like one step above giving handys through the glory hole at Erotic City.

Guy needed the money!

Anonymous said...

Bad move.

Anonymous said...

Seriously bad move. Watch it play out.

Anonymous said...

He's a great guy, you assholes. Although he didn't ask me to say it I will anyway. Fuck off.
And of course, we hear from the straight guy who knows all about the glory holes at Erotic City.

Anonymous said...

This is a great move for Chris! He was never a real journalist anyway. He just took orders from the powers that be or whoever intimidated him. That is what Sly's administration is all about. Chris will get along very well. He will never make waves.

Anonymous said...

How come there are no bears on the city council?

Anonymous said...

Now this is how one would counter a comment. You should consider public office?

Anonymous said...

It figures the only skinny guy on tv in KC was a faggot

Anonymous said...

Playing the Jay Carney career move, huh honey?

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
How many Latinos work for Mr. Troy Schulte or the mayor? Not many is my guess. Too bad as they are a fast growing group in Kansas City.
I am pleased to see Mr. Chris Hernandez secure a position because he is nice and ethical, poor thing.

Anonymous said...

3:37, don't be silly, he's already got giles.

Anonymous said...

The clit used the Unicorn Theater to hide his unethical move to the political office that he used to cover. How many stories did he amend or stop because he knew that he was going to get this job?

Tony's Parents must be from Spain because they speak Spanish? said...

"Hernandez lives in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood with his partner."

Brookside is a neighborhood also known as "Waldo" according to a fucking moron who goes by the name of "Tony" because although he has lived here all his life.

Nevertheless, Tony is too stupid to know neighborhood names.

Anonymous said...

So much for Troy Schulte's hiring freeze.

Anonymous said...

Dat troll be busy. Mus' not have a life of his own so he be livin' vicariously.

Anonymous said...

"Marketing Director" at the Unicorn was like being the Cruise Director for the Pitch. No real job but merely a title and a "position" (not on his knees) to fill in his resume with. What now, my love?

Anonymous said...

Well this earth moving change should solve ALL the world's problems.

Chris said...

I bought a new butt plug to go with my new job at City Hall!

Anonymous said...

Deputy director of communications? Really? Why don't they hire folks to contribute to the well being of the city, like maintenance workers to fill potholes or fix waterlines. Seriously people, why not make his the 17th assistant city manager??? The other 16 do absolutely nothing.

Anonymous said...

Being a local yokel reporter in the KC media scene (which is mostly all about advertising revenue) hardly qualifies anyone to be called a "Former Journalist". He seemed like a fair reader though.