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Abby Eden co-anchors the 10 p.m. news with Phil Witt. Abby joined FOX 4 in December of 2010 as a Video journalist. She comes back to the Midwest from Tyler, Texas. She spent nearly three and a half years there enjoying the warm winters and working as an anchor and reporter for the FOX and NBC affiliates. She was also an anchor for the NBC station in Baton Rouge during her time in Texas, as her station was sort of a "news hub" for many other cities.

While working in Texas, Abby got to experience two hurricanes- Gustav and Alex. She traveled hundreds of miles into the storm while everyone else was evacuating. Abby won several awards for her work in the hurricanes and beyond. She was nominated for a regional Emmy for "Best General Assignment Reporter," she won an EMMA for best feature, a Barbara Jordan Media Award from the Texas Governor's office for her work on stories regarding people with disabilities, and several other honorable mentions from the EMMA and Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Associations.

Abby is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She moved from the Cornhusker State to Columbia, Missouri to attend the University of Missouri. Abby graduated with a bachelor's degree in Radio/Television Journalism, minoring in Spanish. While in school, she studied abroad in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also worked at KOMU, an NBC affiliate, as an anchor and reporter.

Abby is a dedicated runner, a television buff, a cookie and pizza connoisseur, an avid pageant watcher (former participant), and a mystery/horror book fanatic. When she's not at work, she's probably running around (literally), visiting her family, or enjoying one of the many restaurants Kansas City has to offer.

When she's at work, Abby's always looking for her next story. If you have one, be it heartwarming, terrifying, exciting, let her know by sending an email to abigail.eden@wdaftv4.com.

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Recent Articles
  • FOX 4 investigation finds Missouri lags behind in surveying hospice facilities

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Last year alone more than 1.5 million people in the United States needed hospice care, but when it comes to choosing which facility someone you love spends their final moments in, how do you know you’re choosing the right one? A FOX 4 investigation found out you can’t count on the state of Missouri to ensure your loved ones are safe in their most vulnerable moments. For more than 53 years, Stella Kartsonis’ husband, Ernie, made her laugh. […]

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    Dog loses both eyes after he’s thrown from KC apartment balcony, left for dead

    11/13/2014 Update: Roadrunner the dog is eating, drinking and doing normal “dog” things, according to his foster family. Additionally, a company is in the process of donating a “halo” that he can wear so he won’t bump into things now that he’s lost his sight. Investigators are still looking into the case. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Roadrunner, apparently chronically abused throughout his life, lost both of his eyes, but is now recovering in a Kansas City-area foster home. KC Pet […]

  • Uncertainty looms for students that use Missouri A+ scholarships

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Students at community colleges in Missouri may need to find a new way to pay their tuition. The Missouri A-Plus Scholarship Program could see some budget cuts, but just how deep those cuts will be is still uncertain. Earlier this year it was announced that funding for the scholarship program could be cut so drastically that students would have to find alternate funding for up to four credit hours. However, last week, Governor Jay Nixon released […]

  • Strange text messages lead hairstylist to believe she was tangled up in tricky business

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    Citing unreliable evidence, Jackson Co. prosecutor dismisses charge in twisted murder case

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Jackson County prosecutors announced Friday that they are dropping all charges against Micah Moore, 25, once accused in the bizarre murder case of Bethany Ann Deaton, 27, who was found dead in the backseat of a van on Oct. 30, 2012, at Longview Lake. “My office concluded that we could not ethically continue to pursue the case given the current evidence against Micah Moore,” Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker stated. “The duty of the prosecutor is to seek […]

  • Kansas City Symphony to perform National Anthem before World Series Game 6

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tuesday night the Kansas City Royals will continue their moment in the spotlight on the biggest stage of their baseball careers in the World Series. Members of the Kansas City Symphony will join them as performers of the National Anthem before Game 6. Perhaps many don’t think symphony and baseball seem like a natural pairing, but the musicians are thrilled to get the chance to perform our National Anthem to open for perhaps the biggest Royals […]

  • Firefighters rush to extinguish blaze at KC icons Hotel Savoy and Savoy Grill

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City landmark was surrounded by fire trucks Thursday afternoon, as smoke and fire damaged much of the lower levels at Hotel Savoy and the Savoy Grill. People who call the building home were lucky enough to escape alive, but they’re still not sure how soon they’ll be able to call the historic icon home again. Smoke billowed from the windows, as Kansas Citians nearby stopped in their tracks to see a piece of the […]

  • Fan refurbishes I-70 Royals baseball emblem out of his own pocket

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  • Family relives murder of realtor, killed in 1990

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  • Former KC haunted house worker alleges she was raped on the job

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  • Kansas boxer with Olympic aspirations has life cut short by accident

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A nationally ranked boxer is dead after a Wichita industrial accident in which a 6-ton tank shifted unexpectedly and fell on him while he was sandblasting it. The Wichita Eagle reported that 22-year-old Tony Losey was under a tarp outside Boardman working on the tank when it fell onto him Tuesday afternoon. Wichita police say Losey was a subcontractor at the steel plate fabricator. Losey also was a well-known amateur boxer who planned to pursue an […]

  • Woman charged in connection to murder-for-hire plot

    MARYVILLE, Mo. — A Maryville, Missouri woman is in federal custody after the US Attorney’s office charged her with trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend’s wife and make it look like a messy drug deal. But thanks to help from a source and some undercover investigating, everyone escaped alive. A Facebook message, a forbidden romance, and a deal to kill the other woman; it all sounds like a made for TV movie, but according to court documents; it […]