Krista Klaus, who has been a broadcast and business print journalist for several years in Tampa and Kansas City, has joined the new KMBZ Business Channel as the Mid-day host of its new “Kansas City Power Lunch.”
The show, originally scheduled to start Monday (3/5), will now debut April 2.
Klaus will replace veteran KC radio icon Mike Shanin, who was originally slated to host the new show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on AM 1660 (formerly Radio Bach).
Shanin will continue to do morning business reports on sister Entercom station KMBZ.
Most recently the associate editor for special projects at the Kansas City Business Journal, Klaus spent 15 years as a broadcast reporter and anchor, working at WFLA-TV (NBC) in Tampa, FL., and KMBC and KCTV in Kansas City.
“The level of business credibility cannot be matched by anyone other than Krista and her local business expertise”, said Jack Landreth, Program Director of the KMBZ brand of stations.
“Her ability to connect with our local business leaders is just another way that the KMBZ Business Channel will successfully super-serve this niche format.”
Klaus graduated from Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism and has a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.
A native Kansas Citian, she and her husband of 19 years, Scott, are the parents of four children.