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Holly Edgell's Biography

Proud to say I've been a journalist since 1990--starting at my college newspaper, moving into TV news as a producer, then into teaching journalism before heading back to the newsroom. In 2010, I joined the digital realm as a regional editor for Patch, and now I'm Community Editor at WCPO in Cincinnati. My job combines hyper local journalism and social media engagement--both within the context of a hybrid ...

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Nuns on the Bus take message about Ryan budget on the road in Missouri | National Catholic Report...

Nuns on the Bus take message about Ryan budget on the road in Missouri | National Catholic Report...

The Butlers did it: Illinois retirees revealed as winners of $218M share of Mega Millions jackpot

The Butlers did it: Illinois retirees revealed as winners of $218M share of Mega Millions jackpot

What was your first job as a journalist?

College newspaper. We actually got paid! Michigan State University.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! Learned the ropes in a required college course.

How is social media changing news?

We have unprecedented ways of connecting with the audience, for engagement, story ideas, finding sources. You name it.

We're back! Second session of #KCSafeOnline for parents scheduled for May

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Apps, texting and social media represent new ways for your kids to connect. They can also be a dangerous minefield that is not easy to navigate. On April 15, Christa Dubill of 41 Action News and our partners hosted a free forum at Johnson Community College to help parents better understand the status quo and protect their kids.

RIP Anne Tkach: I hardly knew you, but now I know you were amazing

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — Here's how I knew Anne Tkach: As Adam Hesed's girlfriend, who came with him to family gatherings throughout the year: Thanksgiving, birthdays, Christmas. She was warm and kind, but we never really had a deep conversation; now I wish we had. It's a little complicated: Adam Hesed is a member of my sister-in-law Emily Edgell's...

#KCSafeOnline forum arms Kansas City parents to protect their kids from online dangers

kshb.com — OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Sometimes the best things about our digital world manifest in real life--or IRL, in cyber speak. On April 15, Hudson Auditorium at Johnson County Community College was the setting for a free forum about online safety.

Where in Kansas City to take a first date? National data shows people pick not-so-romantic spots

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The thrill is gone people. Or is it? As reported by the Huffington Post, "the dating app Clover analyzed data from 200,000 of its users to determine the most popular first date destinations. Starbucks took the top spot, while Chipotle, Panera Bread and The Cheesecake Factory all made the top five."

KC Safe Online: Christa Dubill organizes and hosts a free forum about kids and online dangers

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Apps, texting and social media represent new ways for your kids to connect. They can also be a dangerous minefield that is not easy to navigate. Christa Dubill of 41 Action News and our partners are hosting a free event that we hope will help you better understand the status quo and arm you to protect your kids.

As Jews in Kansas City and worldwide celebrate Passover, 6 things to know about the holiday

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jews in Kansas City and around the world will begin to mark Passover at sundown on Friday, April 3. Known as Pesach in Hebrew, the holiday commemorates the Israelites' escape from Egyptian slavery. Families will gather for the seder, a ritual service and ceremonial dinner.

Get your gear: The Royals Majestic Team Store has hats, jerseys, boots and... a snow board

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sure, there are the traditional blue and white items, but why stop with hats and t-shirts? The Majestic Team Store offers a wide range of ways to show your Royals pride--literally from head to toe. And, for bobble-head lovers, the Bobble of the Month action starts April 1 (no fooling).

7 trivia questions to test your knowledge of Royals greats, history and... Sluggerrr

I found my roots in Strawberry Hill, a Kansas City (Kansas) neighborhood

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — Alvin George Edgell (my father) was born in Kansas City, Kansas on Feb. 3, 1924. His mother and father, childless in their thirties, may have been surprised by his arrival! Neither of my grandparents were from the area. Emma Edgell (nee Blahnik) was a fairly intrepid young woman, moving from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...

First comes Valentine's Day, then comes divorce court? March is prime time for splitting up

wxyz.com — KANSAS CITY - Thinking about divorce this month? You're not the only one. The legal information website FindLaw.com says Internet searches for divorce peak in March. FindLaw.com and Westlaw, the leading legal research database, also analyzed divorce filings across the U.S. between 2008 and 2011.
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Apr 23, 2015

Resignations After Election of Black Mayor Put Missouri Hamlet in Spotlight mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/…

Apr 22, 2015

RT @41ActionNews: REGISTER: Join @christadubill for #KCSafeOnline 2, a free forum to help parents navigate kids' apps, online life eventbrite.com/e/kcsafeonline…

Apr 22, 2015

RT @TODAYshow: The Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit Cuba en route to U.S. in September. pic.twitter.com/ivJXAvmQSJ

Apr 22, 2015

RT @41ActionNews: Army veteran opens up Downtown Coffee House in Shawnee to help veterans: bit.ly/1QiGIQu pic.twitter.com/g1f9vXXVXI



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