Again, Newsroom Changes Roil Kansas City’s KCTV

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Kansas City Star

Kansas City’s CBS affiliate has not lacked for drama in recent years, either on its prime-time shows or inside its newsroom.

Now KCTV-5 is undergoing a top-to-bottom makeover under new general manager Bobby Totsch. In recent months, he has upended the stations investigative unit, blown out the morning anchor team, revised station policy for interrupting TV shows to carry severe storm coverage and revived the in-house sports department that was eliminated in 2003.


Some of these changes are driven by economics and ratings. Some, to be quite honest, are the prerogatives of being the new boss and putting ones own stamp on the station. More…