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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
  • KCMO passes budget, but police say more money needed for force to keep up with expenses

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The City Council in Kansas City, Mo., passed a budget for the upcoming year on Thursday, and a couple dozen police officers were at the meeting to show they were interested in hearing more about the budget. According to city spokesman, Chris Hernandez, the police department asked for $19 million more than they got last year in the budget. Hernandez says the city council gave the department $3 million more. However, the president of the Fraternal Order […]

  • Trio of WWII veterans share their war stories at Kansas City Public Library

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three members of the Greatest Generation spoke about their experience serving during World War II on Wednesday at the Kansas City Public Library on the Plaza. Henry Bloch from H&R Bloch, lawyer Ed Matheny, and Bill Dunn, Sr. from JE Dunn Construction all served in WWII. They shared their stories from the war. Matheny said his service in the war made it easier to handle difficult things during the rest of his life, and Bloch said […]

  • Metro woman went through same process as Jolie to reduce cancer risk

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Actress Angelina Jolie took another drastic step to reduce her chances of getting cancer. Jolie had doctors remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes after a blood test revealed a possible sign of cancer. She wrote about her decision in an op-ed piece for the New York Times. Two years ago, Jolie had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer. One metro woman knows all about Jolie’s tough decision because she’s done it herself. […]

  • Clergy group delivers wage petition, but scoffs at lawsuit inquiries involving Bishop Tony Caldwell

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The fight to raise the minimum wage was taken to City Hall on Monday. Some clergy members from metro churches and community activists hand-delivered a petition to raise the minimum wage for Kansas City workers. But the interview turned when FOX 4’s Abby Eden asked about an attorney general lawsuit involving Brandon Miller and Bishop Tony Caldwell for running a scam involving house-flipping. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard Jr., said he and others were ready to turn […]

  • Stars align for a memorable astronomical trifecta

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People often say the “stars align” when a beautiful or magical event happens: Falling in love, winning the lottery, or just a perfect night out. And on Friday: one star, one moon, and one planet aligned to make a memorable day in astronomy. “It really brings to light to a lot of us, in a sense how insignificant we are to the universe,” said Joseph Wright from the Astronomical Society of Kansas City. First, the solar […]

  • State Rep. from Liberty files bill to align Missouri hospice inspections with federal regulations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday, Representative Nick King, a Republican from Liberty, filed a bill to bring Missouri hospice inspections in line with the federal regulations, which require hospice facilities be inspected once every three years. If passed, Missouri hospice inspection requirements will mirror federal regulations, going from once per year to once every three years. The hope is that the state will be able to actually get to each facility every three years, so the Health and Senior Services […]

  • Woman’s quick thinking fends off would-be carjacker in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A 61-year-old mother and grandmother in Overland Park was just starting her day, on her way to work, when she says someone tried to steal her car at gun point. At 5:30 on Tuesday morning, it was dark and quiet, before most people were awake. This woman, who doesn’t want to be identified, was in her car and ready to go to work. She noticed a van pull up on the street behind her driveway and […]

  • Two in hospital with life-threatening injuries following two unrelated KCMO standoffs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two people have life-threatening injuries following two unrelated standoffs that happened about a block apart on Monday afternoon. The first was at 41st and Troost and the second was around 42nd and Forest. The first standoff started when police say they were checking on someone who lived near 41st and Troost. FOX 4 was told the man inside was wanted for questioning in a shooting that happened over the weekend. After several hours, that man surrendered, […]

  • Blue Springs man warning about tax scam from number claiming to be IRS

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A Blue Springs man was checking his phone when he came across a message from the IRS that sparked some worry. Dave Ireland said the message was a machine call from a strange number that pretended to be the IRS. Ireland said the number threatened the IRS planned to sue him. “You know I’m a little nervous about it, thinking this can’t be true,” he said. Ireland told his wife about the message and she suggested he call […]

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    Kansas City to participate in program educating people on high-tech jobs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A big announcement at the White House Monday puts Kansas City among 21 cities in the country participating in a tech program that educates people on high-tech jobs and gets them into the workforce fast. And business leaders said this could put Kansas City on the tech map. On Monday, President Obama was joined by Mayor Sly James and other city leaders from across the country for the National League of Cities. During that program, he announced […]

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    315 students at Olathe Northwest High School to be tested for TB

    OLATHE, Kan. – A student at Olathe Northwest High School has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and now health officials deemed it necessary that 315 students be tested for the disease. “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 […]

  • 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 […]