Sad news to report to start this week, Kansas City reporter Tom Bogdon passed away over the weekend. I recently had a chat his friend and KC Tribune partner Beth Brubaker.
“He kept rallying back in these past weeks and we were all really hopeful,” she said. “There was some talk that we might have been able to take him home for Christmas.”
Ultimately, Bogdon succumbed to lung cancer. Ever the community reporter, Brubaker notes that only last week Tom was calling and checking on stories that the weekly online paper would be running.
Bogdon had worked on The KC Tribune for more approximately 2 years. Before the local journalist had spent several years working at The Kansas City Star and KC View.
While funeral arrangements are now being planned there is a hope that Bogdon’s “dream” will remain intact and Brubaker maintains that KC Tribune hopes to keep on publishing.