More layoffs in the Kansas City Star newsroom

A reliable source tells The Pitch that five newsroom personnel were laid off at the Kansas City Star on Monday.

Among the five was Greg Hack, an assistant business editor at the Star. Also departing:

• Brian Burnes, reporter covering eastern Jackson County.
• Alan Bavely, healthcare reporter.
• Jim Fussell, features writer.
• Mary Schulte, online photo editor.

The Pitch
 reached out to Star publisher Tony Berg for comment, but has not heard back. We will update this post if we do.

This story follows on one we posted last week about various newsroom employees who took buyouts at the daily paper. What we wrote Friday applies here, too. There’s not much left to be said.

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