Jonathan Shorman has been named The Kansas Metropolis Star’s new lead political reporter.
Since 2017, Shorman, 31, has lined the Kansas Legislature for The Wichita Eagle and The Star, monitoring the political figures and points that have an effect on Kansans. The Star and the Eagle are each owned by McClatchy.
In his new function, Shorman will proceed to cowl political information and personalities in Kansas, in addition to in Jefferson Metropolis, Washington, D.C., and throughout the nation. He replaces Jason Hancock, who left The Star in August.
“I’m honored to simply accept the place of lead political reporter,” Shorman stated. “I’ve treasured my time as a statehouse reporter in Topeka, however this can be a nice alternative to attract on my previous reporting expertise in each states. Kansas and Missouri residents deserve aggressive protection of elected officers and candidates and I’ll do every little thing I can to ship that.”
Earlier than becoming a member of McClatchy, he lined Kansas politics and authorities for greater than two years as a reporter on the Topeka Capital-Journal. He additionally has lined the Missouri Basic Meeting for the Springfield Information-Chief. He grew up in McPherson, Kansas, and is a graduate of the College of Kansas.
Shorman was a part of a workforce that gained the George Polk Award this yr, together with Wichita Eagle reporters Probability Swaim and Dion Lefler, for his or her investigation into how former Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell steered a wealthy contract to pals and supporters.
To achieve Shorman, e mail email@example.com or observe him on Twitter @jonshorman.