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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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    Olathe Northwest High School student in isolation during treatment for active TB

    OLATHE, Kan. – A student at Olathe Northwest High School has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and now health officials are identifying people who had contact with the student. “Our primary strategy is to identify individuals who have had contact with the individual who has the disease to determine their risk, to do testing if that’s what’s appropriate,” said Lougene Marsh, Director of the Johnson County Health and Environment Department. Letters of information about TB were to go home with […]

  • Former WDAF colleagues recall fond memories of famed weatherman Dan Henry

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He hasn’t been on the news for 23 years, but former WDAF-TV weatherman Dan Henry is remembered today as if he just went off the air last night. Henry passed away at the age of 89 over the weekend, and on Tuesday those who worked with him every day for years at Fox 4 talked about his legacy and some of their favorite moments. Phil Witt, Cynthia Smith, and Frank Boal were back together on 810-WHB radio […]

  • Local arborist carves out a niche as a competitive tree climber

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re around Kansas City, and you see someone swinging from the trees or jumping from limb to limb, it’s likely internationally competitive tree climber Matt Starks. Starks has competed in multiple regional and local competitions over several years. This is the first time he’s advanced all the way to the international competition. He’ll compete against about five dozen other climbers from nearly 20 different countries, but Starks says his passion goes beyond climbing, as an […]

  • Mom hopeful that helpful Parents as Teachers program doesn’t get cut from Kansas budget

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  • Legislators in Kansas, Missouri hear testimony in regards to legalizing medical marijuana

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  • Olathe salon owners cut set prices, saying currency comes in different forms

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  • From humble KC roots, Tech N9ne talks about building the Strange Empire

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  • Mom hopes increased reward will turn up the heat on her son’s cold case murder

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  • Family, small town coping with loss of 3 children killed in fire

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