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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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Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • Southwest Airlines has change of heart when it comes to future of KCI airport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A change of heart for Southwest Airlines on the future of KCI.  It comes more than a year and a half after an advisory board endorsed a single-terminal plan. The representatives from Southwest Airlines made the recommendation for a one-terminal airport to the City Council Tuesday. According to the airline, research shows it’ll be less expensive to completely reconstruct KCI, rather than remodel it. Tuesday’s message is much different than one in January of 2014. At […]

  • KC costume designer still passionate about his creations after a half-century of work

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local costume designer has been creating characters from the outside for hundreds of professional productions from Kansas City to Canada for over 50 years—and he’s still excited about seeing his creations come to life on the stage. FOX 4’s Abby Eden is Working for You with more on Vincent Scassellati, who is also helping a new generation of costume designers bring their creations to life as well.

  • Family of slain Independence man looking for justice

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The family of a man shot and killed in Independence this week is searching for answers in his violent death. Arthur Ratliff, a 41-year-old father of nine, was shot and killed around 4:00 A.M. on Wednesday morning near 30th Terrace and Lee’s Summit Road. Ratliff was transported to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries, but he later died. Police arrested a suspect shortly after the shooting and recovered a hand gun at the scene. […]

  • Dog found dead by dumpster

    SPCA offering $1,000 reward for information in death of pit bull

    KANSAS CITY , Mo. – Officials at the Great Plains SPCA say that if they only knew, they could have done something to possibly save the life of a pit bull mix they’ve named “Justice.” Now, they are offering a reward for information leading to a conviction in what they’re calling a case of animal abuse. Officials say that they were told a dog was dead by a dumpster by a south Kansas City townhome complex. According to the SPCA […]

  • 130,000 KCP&L customers lose power in just one storm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mother Nature’s latest punch was lights out, literally.  Utility crews were still working Wednesday night trying to get the power back on. As they work in this heat, they’re feeling the heat as the hours of extra work mount. Once again, parts of the Kansas City metro suffered storm damage Wednesday. At this point, there are only a few hundred KCP&L customers without power, but after all the damage done so far this summer, even a […]

  • Metro women prepare to act as support team for Badwater runner Tony Clark

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At times during our Kansas City heat wave it’s felt like being in the desert, that happens to also have humidity.  In short, it’s so hot outside, who could fathom running around in the middle of it? A group of metro women can and do, but they’re not doing it for themselves.  They’re doing it to help a veteran who runs to help all veterans and thank them for all of their sacrifices. “It sounds crazy […]

  • Olathe man charged with aggravated assault after firing shots near crowded softball fields

    OLATHE, Kan. – An Olathe man is charged with aggravated assault after police say he shot a gun near crowded softball fields. It happened at the Olathe Girls Softball Association fields at 151st and Pflumm Saturday afternoon. Police say people reported hearing two shots fired. Police arrested 61 year-old Richard Hastings. Dan Eakin, who’s been in charge of the fields for decades, says people who were at softball games that day were shaken up. “Just to hear something like that, […]

  • Leavenworth VA hospital cancels surgeries due to bat infestation

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – Bats have made themselves at home in one section of the surgical floor at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth, and it’s created a scheduling mess for patients. About sixteen patients had to reschedule surgeries because of the bat infestation, but the spokesperson for the hospital says there’s no need to worry about bats ever being inside the surgery rooms. Public Affairs Officer Jim Gleisberg says the bats were discovered in the changing rooms of the surgery area. […]