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


Recent Articles
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    Blessed with their first girl, parents say Royals’ World Series run was the charm they needed

    LOUISBURG, Kan. — The Royals’ 2014 World Series run was the lucky charm for one local family who had been praying for a little girl. Born on July 24th, it’s believed little Everly Royal Pemberton was conceived after game six of last year’s World Series. Now she’s set up for a life of being truly “For-Everly Royal.” With every crack of the bat, each base stolen, and pop fly caught, Kansas City rejoiced for the Royals’ success. The excitement was […]

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    KC bus riders grateful to avoid serious injuries when tire blows on trip from Philadelphia

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Several people from the Kansas City area were taken to the hospital on Monday after the bus that was taking them to Kansas City from Philadelphia got into a wreck. People who were riding behind the bus say the tire blew when the bus was in the center lane on the road about 40 miles outside of Indianapolis. It swerved, narrowly missing a semi-truck, went up and down two embankments and grazed a tree. The bus driver […]

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    350 parishioners from the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph travel to see the Pope

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pope Francis makes his first visit to the United States and local Catholics don’t want to miss their chance to be a part of history. About 350 parishioners from the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph boarded buses.  They’re on their way to witness the Pope address the world meeting of families. There was a quiet excitement at diocese headquarters Wednesday evening as people waited with their bags packed to leave for the trip […]

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    Metro family finds two-headed snake on their property

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The old saying goes: “two heads are better than one,” but what if the two heads are on the body of a snake?  Well, you might change your tune.  However, one Kansas City family is enjoying the rare discovery. The Simpson family wanted to move out to the country so their three kids could experience the wonders of nature. “That’s why we moved out here, that’s one of the reasons we moved out here,” said Azure […]

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    Family and friends react to mother’s death following gun battle, fatal crash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Friends of a Kansas City family of eight are deeply hurting following a gun battle and car crash that killed the mother of that family and sent her husband and six children to the hospital. Police say the people in two vehicles exchanged gunfire near 9th and Hardesty shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators say just after that shootout, one of the drivers in one of the cars broadsided and flipped the Tahoe carrying the Gonzales […]

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    Woman shells out thousands of dollars after suffering medical emergency while traveling

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What was supposed to be a fun girls’ trip turned into a trip two women will never forget, and it wasn’t for the beach and sunsets; an unexpected medical emergency meant more time was spent in the hospital trying to figure out how to save a life rather than relaxing in paradise. Jennifer Dierks, and her friend Rikki were in Cabo. The two best friends had been planning the trip for a year for Rikki’s 50th […]

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    Ministry offers a rare night out for parents of and kids with special needs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Parenting a child with special needs often comes with additional challenges. That’s why once every other month, parents of children with special needs get a chance to have a night off, while their kids get a night to feel like everyone else. On Friday, some well-known characters added star power to the night, with a ‘Star Wars’ theme. The night is provided by Soar, which stands for Special opportunities, abilities and relationships. The program was started […]

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    Hundreds turn out to ask Gov. Brownback to stop transfer of Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Fort Leavenworth

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. –  Hundreds of people packed into a Leavenworth Community Center Thursday for the opportunity to tell Governor Sam Brownback how they feel about the possibility of Guantanamo Bay prisoners being transferred to Fort Leavenworth. Robert Katzenberger is an Army dad who says his son, Jeremy, fought and died for safety on American soil.  Just five weeks before he was killed in action, he called his father. “He said, ‘Dad, we’re fighting these terrorists over here so that you […]

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    Friends honor Lee’s Summit teen by adopting stretch of road where he spent his last moments

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Last April, a Lee’s Summit West High School junior’s vehicle went out of control and crashed into a field; he later died. His friends described him as someone they’ll never forget, and now the street where he spent his last moments will forever be remembered for Caleb Gotway. The only thing you can hear on Hook Road on a warm summer afternoon is the occasional passing car and a strong breeze, but what you see on […]

  • Alex Gordon from Lincoln, Neb. drawing big crowds in Omaha during rehab

    OMAHA, Neb. — Alex Gordon is in rehabilitation in Omaha, and drawing bigger crowds for the Omaha Storm Chasers. While the outfielder is working hard to return to Kauffman, fans in Nebraska, where Gordon is considered a ‘native son’ are happy that he’s home. Werner Park has been selling out, and a lot of people in Omaha will tell you that the Royals’ success has been the Storm Chasers’ success, but it’s Alex Gordon who has provided an added excitement to nights […]

  • Board of Education meeting discuses funding for KCK Public Schools

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Serving more with less was the main topic at the Board of Education meeting for Kansas City, Kan. schools. On Monday, the board found out the district will get a little over $400,000 if the district student population increases by about 500 students. However, district officials say they asked for more than two million dollars to deal with the increasing enrollment at Kansas City, Kan. schools. District officials say $400,000 isn’t enough for 500 more students, and if the […]

  • Task force to investigate excessive force allegations at Jackson Co. Detention Ctr.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County executives and members of a task force have been asked to investigation allegations that employees at the Jackson County Detention Center have used excessive force on inmates there. The alleged incidents occurred over the past several months. Four citizen volunteers will comprise the task force, asked to investigate at least four reports of excessive force by guards. The acting jail director says an inmate alleged he was hurt very badly by officers inside the Jackson […]