Please welcome Kevin Collison to the Shawnee Mission Post!

Attention readers! You’ll likely notice a couple of changes here at the ol’ Shawnee Mission Post starting next week. And here they are:

Kevin Collison
Kevin Collison
  • First and foremost, we’re immensely excited to welcome Kevin Collison to our editorial staff. For those of you who don’t know him already, Kevin is a Prairie Village resident with a long and distinguished career in newspaper reporting. He received his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and has amassed three decades working for major metro papers, including a long stint with the Kansas City Star. He’s also been recognized with one of the industry’s top honors. In 1996, while working for the Buffalo News in New York, Collison earned the George K. Polk Award for Local Reporting. Kevin will be bringing his investigative talents and expertise in redevelopment issues to the Shawnee Mission Post starting Tuesday. And it’s difficult to overstate how thrilled we are to have him on board.
  • Secondly, you’ll likely start seeing a good deal less of my name on the site in the coming weeks. Kevin will be splitting the northeast Johnson County beats with Dan as I focus on getting our second site, the Blue Valley Post, up and running. Which is to say, if you have story ideas that you’d like us to consider for the Shawnee Mission Post, pass them along to Kevin (kcollison@shawneemissionpost.com) or Dan (dblom@shanweemissionpost.com). And if you have story ideas that might be better suited for the Blue Valley area, hit me up at jsenter@bluevalleypost.com.