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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
  • 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 […]

  • Car thieves strike Lee’s Summit neighborhood

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Neighbors in one Lee’s Summit subdivision are locking their doors, turning on their lights, and looking out for strangers.  This after at least three people’s cars were stolen or broken into overnight in the North Shore area of Raintree Lake. When Allie Gossage woke up Friday morning, her mother in law was asking where the car went.  Turns out, they still don’t know. “Come to find out it was stolen, and it was just a really […]

  • New York Elementary School in Lawrence

    Boy seriously injured when heavy metal gate falls on him at Lawrence elementary school

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A day at a Lawrence grade school turned dangerous Thursday for an eight-year-old boy, who was seriously injured when a heavy metal fencing in a construction area at the school fell on him. The eight-year-old boy from Lawrence was taken to the playground at New York Elementary School in Lawrence by his teenaged babysitter. School officials say the entire school has been under construction for more than a year. At some point, police and witnesses say the […]

  • Catholic diocese announce series of healing prayer services for the sexually abused

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The reaction from priest sex abuse victims following the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese announcement of a series of healing prayer services, was it’s all a publicity stunt dodging the real issues, which comes too little, too late. The church says it’s just one thing they’re doing to change the way sex abuse allegations are handled. Pope Francis asked Catholics worldwide to make the next year, a year of mercy. And the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph […]

  • Seven-year-old girl gets to throw first pitch at the “K”

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A seven-year-old girl ended up being the star at the “K” on Tuesday night, and it happened before the game ever started. Isabel Einwich stood right out on the field at Kauffman Stadium and threw out the ceremonial first pitch- to her 11 year-old brother, Michael. The Ronald McDonald house in Kansas City asked Isabel to throw out the first pitch. She’s stayed there dozens of times while going to doctors’ appointments and surgeries to treat […]

  • Jailhouse recordings presumed to be Frazier Glenn Cross released of murder confessions

    OLATHE, Kan. — Chilling words, reportedly from the mouth of Frazier Glenn Cross, the man accused of shooting and killing three people at Overland Park Jewish-related centers in April 2014, are now being made public. On the recordings, cross purportedly speaks to a neo-Nazi group member from jail in Olathe. The Southern Poverty Law Center released the recordings first posted to a hate forum. In these recordings, which FOX 4 warns some may find upsetting, Cross proudly takes credit for […]

  • Eric Berry Foundation distributes backpacks in Independence.

    Kids are ready for school, thanks to the Eric Berry Foundation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of people lined up, hoping to see one of their favorite Chiefs players, Eric Berry, at a special appearance at Dick’s Sporting Goods’ back-to-school event. The store at 291 Highway and East 39th Street was packed with fans. While Berry had to remain at training camp in St. Joseph, it was the Eric Berry Foundation that also drew the crowd. Five hundred backpacks were to be given out on Thursday. They are filled with 95% of […]

  • Overland Park teen meets first responder who saved his life during cross county meet

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – A walking miracle is how many people describe 14-year-old Gage Banks.  Last September the teen was running in a cross country meet in Johnson County, when he collapsed, his heart had stopped, and in minutes, Banks could have died. Tuesday, however, he got to publicly thank the people who didn’t allow that to happen. It was a “Thank You” worth far more than any phrase could convey. “I’m very blessed that he was there, and I’m […]

  • Former LeVota intern hopes story changes culture of harassment in Jefferson City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Taylor Hirth says that she’s not going to let silence win. It’s the reason she says she’s going public with her experiences as an intern in Jefferson City working for Senator Paul LeVota. It’s been five years of silence, and now she says no more. “I hope that coming forward has given other people the courage to come forward and know that they’re gonna be supported, and know that people are going to have their backs,” […]

  • Zachary Perry,19, faces charges of aggravated criminal threat .

    Former SM West student arrested for threatening current students

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A former Shawnee Mission West High School student was arrested and faces criminal charges after allegedly making threats against current students at the Overland Park high school on Wednesday. According to Overland Park Police, 19-year-old Zachary Perry faces charges of aggravated criminal threat in connection to the incident. Authorities say that investigators found multiple guns and stacks of ammunition at Perry’s home, located just one block away from the school. Authorities say that there were several […]