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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.


Recent Articles
  • Some say prescription drug database would curb abuse; others ask, at what cost?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tracking drugs — who’s buying them and how often? It’s some information that would be readily available to pharmacies, for example, in order to curb prescription drug abuse if Missouri had a prescription drug monitoring database. However, some say it comes at too high of a price, the price of your privacy. “Right now the increase has become of epidemic proportions here in the Kansas City area,” Don Wells at the Heartland Center for Behavioral Change […]

  • Relaxing night interrupted by chimney crashing through ceiling

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Watching a movie, painting toenails, and fighting their way through a pile of debris. What was supposed to be a fun girls’ night in for a mother and her nine-year-old daughter turned into a life-changer. Still sporting the new coat of paint on her toes, nine year-old Emma is smiling despite what happened Saturday night. “My daughter was painting her toenails,” said Heather Bolander. Emma and her mom, Heather, were settled in for a movie and […]

  • KC woman’s speech about her transgender daughter goes viral

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – 240,000 views on YouTube and rapidly growing, is the number of times people have watched Debi Jackson’s speech about her transgender daughter a couple months ago during the “Listen to your Mother” program in Kansas City. The video hit the Huffington Post and was passed along to superstar Ricky Martin.  His followers showed overwhelming support for Jackson’s speech, and in the last 48 hours, her life’s been inundated with media requests and emails from strangers. Jackson […]

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    Explosive device found in Clay County

    MISSOURI CITY, Mo. – Clay County authorities responded to a report of an explosive device found near a residence in Missouri City. According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office a citizen reported finding what he believed was a small homemade explosive device near the front door of a residence in the 400 block of Main Street in Missouri City around 8:15 a.m. on Thursday. The residence is located across from River Park and also near a playground. Deputies secured the […]

  • Mom says daughter’s accident leads to humiliation at Dollar General and online

    HOLT, Mo. — Toilet training your toddler is part of parenthood, and accidents are a part of life. A mom in Holt, Mo., however, says those accidents should be handled with understanding, not public humiliation, which is what she says she got from a store employee after her daughter had an accident. Railyn doesn’t say much, she is two years old after all. But her mom, Samantha Sargent, is proud to say she’s recently potty-trained, but every now and then […]

  • Kansas City ranks high in vacant foreclosures according to website’s study

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new study from 24/7 Wall Street, a financial website, ranks Kansas City as the metro area with the fourth highest rate of abandoned foreclosures in the country. Some who lived in the most affected neighborhoods say it doesn’t bother them, while others say vacant homes are only asking for trouble. A section of Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood has seen its fair share of vacant foreclosures. The house across the street from one that Pamela Kopulos bought […]

  • Family of 9-year-old killed by amoeba urges others not to fear the water

    SPRING HILL, Kan. — Don’t be afraid to enjoy the water. That’s the message coming from the family of a little girl killed by a water-born, brain-eating amoeba. Hally Yust, 9,  from Spring Hill, Kan., died on Wednesday. Hally had been in at least four bodies of freshwater in the last one to two weeks, but her family stressed in a news conference Friday that the naegleria fowleri amoeba lives in all bodies of freshwater. While the amoeba is extremely […]

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    Brain-eating amoeba kills 9-year-old Johnson County girl

    MISSION, Kan. — An extremely rare brain-eating amoeba has killed a nine-year-old girl from Johnson County. Hally Yust, 9, from Spring Hill was an avid skier and died two days ago on Wednesday. The amoeba is found in fresh water. A county disease investigator tells FOX 4 that Yust had several potential exposures in fresh water in Kansas, so the actual source of infection cannot be determined.  She was taken to a hospital with meningitis-like symptoms and testing revealed the amoeba infection. It’s called […]

  • Gov. Nixon vetoes payday loans bill, saying it won’t protect borrowers from debt spiral

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 694 on Thursday, saying it was false hope for true reform of payday loan company policies. The bill would, in some cases, cap the interest rate at 35 percent for borrowers. However, on short-term loans the interest rate would skyrocket. On a 14-day loan, the interest rate would be allowed to increase to more than 900 percent if it’s stretched out over one year. The bill would also allow […]

  • GPS wristbands will help parents of children with autism keep track of where they are

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Forty-eight percent: That’s the number of children with an autism spectrum disorder who will try to elope from a safe place, according to the National Autism Association. That’s four times the rate of siblings without autism. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, the association reports accidental drowning was the cause of 91 percent deaths in children with an autism spectrum disorder. For those reasons, parents have often begged for a way to keep track of their kids […]

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    Consumer Reports advises against spray-on sunscreen for children until FDA completes study

    WESTWOOD, Kan.- Swim team night at Woodside Health and Tennis Club means a packed pool, full of kids ready to take in the late-afternoon sunshine. April Bier and lots of other parents plan to protect their kids with the same thing: spray-on sunscreen. “It’s easy, the coverage seems even,” said Bier. “The lotions which we put on our face generally takes like forever to dry and it’s cakey.” The Food and Drug Administration is looking into spray-on sunscreens, studying them […]

  • IV therapy users marvel at positives, but dietitian urges caution

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — IV nutrition therapy is not a new concept, it`s been used to help people with vitamin deficiencies for years. But it`s being brought to the masses now, even here in Kansas City. Some think it`s just another fad and a dietitian FOX 4 spoke with says there’s no research to prove its benefits, while others maintain it`s saved their life. Simon Cowell, Rihanna, Cindy Crawford, and Madonna have been rumored to be fans of a therapy seen mainly […]