Saturday, May 24, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STAR ACE CRIME REPORTER CHRISTINE VENDEL LEAVES THE LOCAL DEAD TREE MEDIA JUNE 6TH!!!



This could be the most tragic bit of Kansas City Star news we've ever reported FIRST here on TKC.

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KANSAS CITY STAR ACE CRIME REPORTER CHRISTINE VENDEL CALLS IT QUITS IN KANSAS CITY AND MOVES TO ANOTHER TOWN WITH HER HUBBY!!!



Get it straight . . . This is an AWARD WINNING TOP CALIBER JOURNALIST leaving the local biz and putting The Kansas City Star behind the game when it comes to local crime resources.

LOCAL NEWS AFICIONADOS WANTED EVERYBODY TO SEE THIS ONE . . . CHECK THE MEMO INTERCEPTED BY THE FINEST TKC READERS

Colleagues:

I'm sorry to announce that June 6 will be Christine Vendel's last day at The Star. She's heading to Pennsylvania where she and her kids will rejoin her husband, Casey, who moved a few months ago to start a new job. Christine has landed a news reporting position in the Harrisburg area, and I'll leave it to her to share the details once she's able.

An intrepid police reporter, Christine's work has bolstered The Star for 21 years. Her accomplishments include an impressive record of breaking news scoops, touching victim profiles and hard-hitting investigative projects (last year's medical examiner project is just the latest example). Her legacy here is the enterprise stories she's been able to tell even as she was first with news day in and day out. Being a watchdog has been a priority for Christine, and it has been a tremendous service to our readers.

Please join us in wishing Christine and her family all the best in the Keystone State.

We'll be working to fill the KC police job as quickly as possible. Strong skills in breaking news, source development and watchdog/enterprise reporting will be essential. If you're interested, please contact me by Wednesday, June 4.
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20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Last print reporter in KC, please turn out the lights.

Anonymous said...

Smart lady no doubt the up and coming exodus from CK's rapidly disintegrating Urban Core will be substantial.

Anonymous said...

That's one way to curb the reporting on the horrific KCMO homicide problem.
Now the only information about murders will be coming from Alonzo, Aim4Peace flacks, and Forte's tweets.
Mission accomplished!

Blaz Tavers, local gadfly said...

Maybe Jena'nae can step up, you know...tell us what Pharrell songs murder victims' families are using to cope.

Anonymous said...

Jena'nae can't be bothered to get into the office before 10. Ever. Hair app'ts, nails, peddies, massage, waxes, etc...

Anonymous said...

shame on The Star for letting her go

Anonymous said...

So Sad

Anonymous said...

kc star = kc shopper

just advertisements now.

Anonymous said...

Just take a moment to look at the Oregonian's website....a city roughly the same size of KC. One paper looks like a high school class project and the other a real newspaper. Guess which is which.

Anonymous said...

Great news story..Tony's ahead of the game..

Seems that this Gil Crockran thing was a crime that not just hit him but thousands of KC homeowners. Why didn't the local media report this..

The last time a news article was in the Star was Paul Weske report years back on sub-prime loans...

Saw Gils mortgage docs at Jackson Cty deeds. It was fraud alright. The guys house in KCMO at the same address showing him living in St. Louis.

This John Allinder as trustee. Allinders associated with Farmers Bank, Ameriquest Mortgage & some more questionable lenders that screwed homeowners.

The Star should do a story on this Gil mortgage and the incompetence of the judges who shuttled this fraud thru the courts .....Lots of folks milk ain't clean here...

The judges, foreclosure attorneys Benjamin Struby, and his partners in Leawood office for Millsap & Singer. If AlJezerra news breaks this story..Oh Boy

Lots of mortgage fraud crime resulted in several banks beaning picked clean..Hillcrest bank was no exception. Shame his house foreclosed on by fraud and the crooks get by scott free.

There's no way this should stand. and he be evicted for discovering this fraud and $1.3 million allegedly embezzled by folks involved with his loan.

Anonymous said...

Oh that is not good.

Anonymous said...

This will be an easy position to fill. Just look for someone who never really investigates anything and just echos what he/she is spoon fed by the PR folks downtown

Gil Crockran said...

Please leave me alone.

big old swinging balls said...

bet she could fit my big ol nutsack in that huge mouth of hers and give a good tongue washing!

Anonymous said...

She was not a reporter for the Star, she was a reporter for KCPD. She just repeated what KCPD what wanted you to hear.

Anonymous said...

@400

POS

and your mom is calling.

Anonymous said...

Someone call the Polar Bear.....that bigot can break a story.

Anonymous said...

As one who has criticized the KC Falling Star often for the likes of Fael Abracadabra, Lewis DoGood, J. Osterizer, Baba Shyly, etc., I have nothing bad to say about Ms. Vendel.

I wish her well, and hope she's salvaged something ....anything ...from any McClatchy stock she's held.


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Anonymous said...

PS: She had a great ass.

Anonymous said...

Reporter Vendel was a good reporter. Good luck and best wishes.