Kansas City Station KCTV Hiring Newsroom Staff and Adding Afternoon Newscast

By Kevin Eck 

Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV is expanding its news team.

The station is adding eight full-time positions to its newsroom. All eight positions, which include a mix of on-air talent, news production, and digital positions, are currently posted on the station’s website. Click here to see.

“Kansas City deserves a news team that can provide comprehensive coverage across our local communities no matter the time of day,” said Josh Morgan, news director at KCTV. “The addition of these eight positions, along with the incredible talent already in this building, will allow KCTV 5 to be a leader in this community for years to come.”


KCTV 5 recently announced the promotions of Bill Hurrelbrink and Carolina Cruz to co-anchor of KCTV 5 News This Morning, which airs Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 7 a.m. The station also hired meteorologist Savannah Tennyson.

“Viewers tell us every day about how important local stories and local coverage is to them,” said Curtis Miles, president and general manager of KCTV-KSMO. “We are thrilled to be adding staff and promoting local talent to help us provide the best possible content on every device.”

This fall, KCTV will add a newscast at 3:30 p.m. which will debut on Monday, September 11, directly following the debut of another new program, InvestigateTV+, a 30-minute news magazine show produced by KCTV 5’s parent company, Gray Television.