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Abby Eden anchors the Fox 4 News Morning Show Monday through Friday from 4:30 until 9. Abby is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She’s had the news bug since she was a little girl, always watching the local and national news, studying the reporters and anchors. Abby followed her desire to be a reporter to the University of Missouri in Columbia. There, she was involved in multiple student leader organizations including the Homecoming Steering Committee, the Honor Society: Omicron Delta Kappa, and she was a Summer Welcome Leader. Abby worked at KOMU through the University of Missouri, learning every aspect of the job from photography and editing, to producing and anchoring. She also interned at a non-profit organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Her first reporting job was in Tyler, Texas. She produced and anchored the weekend news in Tyler and reported for the evening newscasts in both Tyler and Longview. While she was there, Abby covered everything from crime to hurricanes.
After three and a half years in Texas, Abby came back to the Midwest and to Fox 4. She started as a Multimedia Journalist working primarily in Lawrence, Kansas. Then she anchored the 10 p.m. news with Phil Witt for nearly six years. After getting married, Abby made the switch to the Morning show to spend more time with her new husband.
Abby’s won multiple awards for her work in journalism including a Barbara Jordan Media Award, an Emma, multiple Emmy nominations, an NLGJA award, a MORE Award, and an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award. Her passion is telling stories that can positively impact people’s lives through investigation or education.
In her spare time, Abby loves to spend time with her husband, Tyler, and their Australian Shepherd, Milo, and Hemingway cat, Dallas. Abby is a marathoner and half marathoner. You’ll often see her running or working out at lots of locally-owned gyms. She also enjoys trying new recipes and restaurants, attending local philanthropic events, and helping pageant contestants with their competitions. If she’s not in KC, she’s back in Omaha to see her entire family, including her seven nieces and nephews.

Recent Articles
  • Missouri mandating pitch counts for student athletes to help keep young hurlers out of surgery

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Baseball season is underway for student athletes in the metro — and a new regulation institutes a pitch count.  One metro doctor says he has seen a lot of young pitchers in need of surgery after overthrowing. “We`re getting more and more scientific evidence demonstrating that the number of pitches thrown especially in one game is correlated with injury,” Dr. Matthew Daggett explained. Dr. Daggett is an orthopedic surgeon- he often works with athletes with rotator […]

  • Metro patients with M.S. hope that new drug expected to get FDA approval will be a breakthrough

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s considered a breakthrough, a life-changer or even life-saver for M.S. patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve a new drug for patients with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, and patients in the metro are hopeful that it will be the breakthrough they’ve needed. “I was tired and I had lost my balance completely. I could not walk a straight line,” said Janet Herman Franklin. Janet Herman Franklin’s M.S. started off with subtle, but noticeable […]

  • Children’s Mercy program helps mom staying strong for toddler and family to be human and unwind

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Amanda Reeves’ son, Rohen, is waiting for a new heart. The 16-month-old is hooked to machines, as Amanda does whatever she can to stay strong for Rohen and his older sister. “We definitely went into survival mode,” she said. Amanda walks into Children`s Mercy Hospital day after day, pulling herself together for her family. “You don`t realize because you`re always being so strong, you walk in every day and be strong because that`s what you do as […]

  • Shawnee man who has battled colon cancer says no one should fear the screenings

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States.  It`s no longer a disease that only older Americans need to be worried about.  New studies show people under the age of 50 are being diagnosed much more frequently. In late 2013, Kurt Barbour was living his dream.  He was married to his high school sweetheart and healthy, minus a nagging feeling in his stomach. “I had a burning sensation in my stomach, lower […]

  • Children’s Mercy checklist for infants with cardiac concerns becomes a national resource

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When parents learn their infant has a heart defect, it can be overwhelmingly emotional or just overwhelming, and things can get lost in the shuffle. Children’s Mercy Hospital created a simple checklist to solve that problem — and it’s become a national resource. Ashlie and Mitchell Mason know they’re lucky to have Cohen– a healthy, smiley 4-month old. Cohen was born with a hypoplastic left heart, meaning the left side of his heart didn’t form correctly. […]

  • Parents of children who have rare diseases find strength in sharing stories and solutions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Parents of children with rare diseases say trying to find proper treatment for them can sometimes feel lonely and impossible, which is why some of these parents got together to form a support and advocacy group called RareKC. This week- they’re meeting to swap stories and solutions. “We were told she wouldn`t talk, she wouldn`t walk, she wouldn`t be able to hear or see,” Koann Brass said. Brass recalls the day she found out her now- […]

  • For families of patients with Alzheimer’s, high-tech gadgets may keep loved ones from wandering

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – It`s a disease that currently affects more than five-million people in the United States. Alzheimer`s Disease slowly steals someone`s mind and memories. According to the Alzheimer`s Association, six in 10 people with the disease will wander at some point. For family members of these patients, that statistic is terrifying, knowing that those with the disease won`t be able to find their way back. So who`s watching? And can technology be the caretaker`s helper? “Life was really good, […]

  • Metro mom grateful to survive scare with SCAD

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This February, in honor of Heart Health Month, FOX 4 is working for you to educate you about a multitude of heart issues. This one affects mainly women, many who have no traditional heart problem risk factors. It’s called SCAD- or Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, and one metro mom is fortunate enough to be alive to share her experience. May 3, 2014: Kara Burns had a health scare that could have ended her life. “I had […]

  • Heart transplant leads to true change of heart for 73-year-old KC man once told he had no hope

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We are just two days into February, which is American Heart Month. As part of Heart Month, St. Luke’s Health System is honoring a heart patient with a special seat at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. Dr. Michael Borkon met Kamal Mikhail in April 2012 at his very worst. “Consideration at that point was being given to end of life care and hospice,” Dr. Borkon said. Mikhail’s heart had failed, and most doctors had given […]

  • Blaze that killed two KCFD firefighters left another with crushing injuries he’s still recovering from

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The fire that killed two firefighters on October 12, 2015 also left living victims. Christopher Anderson was crushed by bricks that night on Independence Avenue, and although he’s alive, he’s not living the way he used to. “I started calling emergency rooms, what else can you do? I was terrified,” said Heather Anderson. Life changed for the Anderson family that October night. Christopher Anderson was fighting this fire on Independence Avenue, when his wife says he […]

  • Metro start-up shows fighters, survivors of breast cancer they’re ‘Pink-ing’ of you

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A year after stopping people in their tracks at Kansas City`s Tech Week, a metro company steps up to send a new message; one of inspiration. FOX 4’s Abby Eden has the story in the video.

  • Amid a heartbreaking month, flooded basement leaves KC man faced with another obstacle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Berdez Ketchum’s basement after dozens of hours of cleaning, was still covered in a layer of mud, with telltale water marks on the walls. All the damage caused by a massive hole torn through his basement wall. “The only thing you can do is not panic,” said Ketchum. Ketchum says he’s near his breaking point. “How much more weight do I have to carry?” said Ketchum. Ketchum’s had one of the worst months of his life. “Mr. Ketchum’s […]