Person of the Week

Kansas City's Morning News
February 15, 2019 - 10:50 am
Kansas City, MO - Peter Newman is a certified public accountant who has hosted Moneyline on KMBZ for more than 30 years. Peter was born in Vienna, Austria in 1938, not too long after the Nazis took over. He and his family are Jewish. Peter and his parents fled Austria for Yugoslavia. They then fled...
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KMBZ News Staff
February 08, 2019 - 8:28 am
Kansas City, MO - The name of Bruce R. Watkins is found across Kansas City - the stretch of Highway 71, the Bruce R. Watkins Heritage Center and Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel. "He was the first African-American elected to citywide office, City Council," said his son, Bruce R. Watkins Jr. "Before...
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Kansas City's Morning News
January 25, 2019 - 9:02 am
When KCPD Sgt. Kristy Goodin is not patrolling the streets around East Patrol, she spends time working security and acting as a goodwill ambassador at the Kansas City Zoo. Goodin talks about the chimps almost as if they were her children. She has developed a strong bond in four years of working at...
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E.J. Becker
January 18, 2019 - 8:59 am
This guy knows how to tailgate! Tailgating with a Chiefs Super fan
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E.J. Becker
January 16, 2019 - 11:45 am
Kansas City, MO - Little Jack Palmer was not expected to survive. But on his first birthday, parents Tiffany and Chuck Palmer are celebrating the son they call their miracle baby. Recently, the family joined E.J. & Ellen in studio during Kansas City's Morning News. About halfway through Tiffany...
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Kansas City's Morning News
June 08, 2018 - 9:01 am
Since he was born, doctors have known Jack Palmer would need a heart-lung transplant to survive. In late May, Jack, who is four months old, received the potentially life-saving procedure. Listen to this inspring update to his story here. Kansas City's Morning News June 08, 2018 - 12:30 pm Baby Jack...
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Kansas City's Morning News
June 01, 2018 - 5:56 am
When a group of young military men known as the Mercury 7 were among the most admired and best-known people in America, there was another team working just as hard, with almost none of the recognition. Sarah Ratley of Kansas City was on that team, known as the Mercury 13, the subject of a...
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Kansas City's Morning News
April 27, 2018 - 6:45 am
Anyone who has visited the Kansas City Zoo in the past six years has probably met E.J. and Ellen's Person of the Week, Bruce Turrell, the zoo's greeter. "I've probably talked to people from 40 different countries by now, every state in the union probably," said Bruce, the first and last person most...
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Kansas City's Morning News
April 20, 2018 - 6:58 am
Children's Mercy Prom Last Friday night's inaugural prom at Children's Mercy Hospital was a big success, according to the organizers and the young patients who took part. The hospital's special events staff realized that kids who are dealing with diseases often cannot make it to their regular...
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Kansas City's Morning News
April 13, 2018 - 6:53 am
A hospital is not exactly where one expects to find a prom. Yet on Friday April 13th, teens will be dressed to the nines at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for the first ever Children's Mercy Prom. Trista Williams is in charge of special events and it was her idea to plan the hospital's...
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