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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
  • Uber, Kansas City Council reach compromise to keep ridesharing service rolling

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two weeks ago, Uber threatened to leave the Kansas City area. The company was upset over licensing fees that the city ordered it to pay, as well as fees that would be imposed on its drivers. The city fired back, saying that Uber is a business and needed to be regulated, just like every other business in the community. Speed ahead two weeks to Thursday’s council meeting, and it’s a much different story. Uber and members of […]

  • Independence woman cautions others after smashing close call

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – It was a close call, but one that shockingly didn’t turn out worse, considering a woman’s windshield was all that stopped a hammer from crashing through her car. Now the mom wants to warn others to consider the risks when you don’t properly secure something in the back of your vehicle. Michelle Gillmore ran an errand with her children in the car. She was on her way back home on southbound Interstate 435 near Winner Road when she […]

  • Olathe gun store burglary, and thieves next step concern ATF

    OLATHE, Kan. – Surveillance photos from cameras inside OMB Guns show two people who appear to be men breaking into the store’s front door and grabbing what they can. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms says the thieves got out with numerous firearms, and that’s worrisome. “Our big concern in a situation like this is the number of guns that the thieves got their hands on very quickly and were able to get out of there in no time at […]

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    MoDOT closes ramp bridge from EB I-70 to SB I-35 for emergency repairs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation announced an emergency repair closure on Tuesday afternoon that will impact drivers who commute on eastbound Interstate 70 to southbound Interstate 35. Crews have temporarily closed the ramp bridge until further notice following an inspection that revealed significant deterioration to the bridge’s structure. Engineers say it’s a good thing inspectors discovered a problem when they did. It doesn’t happen often, but when a bridge fails, the results are terrifying and often […]

  • Luxury high-rise One Light’s success in securing residents leads to plans for Two Light

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The One Light Tower won’t even open until this fall, but already the leasing is going well enough that Cordish announced a new tower called Two Light just a few blocks away. The buildings will be similar in size, with Two Light being slightly larger. It will be located in what is currently a parking lot at Truman and Walnut. The project will cost about $105 million and it will have about 300 apartments. There are […]

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    Dog has life-saving surgery, returned to family right before an owner’s deployment

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Zac Mote is used to his dog, Colt, getting into a little mischief, and eating things he’s not supposed to. “Mainly paper towels,” said Zac. But this time, Colt, the puppy who’s a year-and-a-half old, ate something that nearly killed him, an orange toy. Colt vomited for a couple of days, and by the third day, Colt’s owner, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Kelvin Mote said the dog was nearly dead. They came to Blue Pearl in […]

  • Thief tampered with computer in attempt to take advantage of trusting 80-year-old man

    KEARNEY, Mo. — Terri Stevenson worries about her dad. He’s 80 years old and is very trusting. She found out earlier this week he’d been receiving numerous calls from strange numbers asking for money, but her dad didn’t fall for that. Then she says the situation got stranger on Tuesday when a man arrived at her dad’s door. “With kind of the promise of letting my dad’s computer run faster, and that’s something that my dad is always kind of […]

  • Wayside Waifs takes in 50 animals from Louisiana to give them a second chance at a good life

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A special delivery from the Bayou State gives 50 dogs and cats a second chance at life, a home, and a forever family. Wednesday, Wayside Waifs welcomed the animals into its facility to get them ready for adoption into metro-area homes. The quiet arrival of a colorful truck began an organized frenzy of puppy kisses, tail wags, and a few frightened eyes as 50 dogs and cats were introduced to their new temporary home at Wayside Waifs. The animals were delivered […]

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    Woman says she’s lost trust in KC, heartbroken by the way her dead dog was dumped

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4’s special investigation into KCMO’s animal control, and the lack of prosecution for animal cruelty cases also opened up more information into the case of illegal dumping by city employees. The employees were accused of dumping dead dogs on a property in Kansas City North, and one of those dogs’ owners is disappointed those employees didn’t face a harsher punishment. Cheryle Gentry still misses her pit bull, diamond, even nearly a year-and-a-half after she died. […]

  • Young boy says man in Tonganoxie tried to lure him into truck with a puppy

    TONGANOXIE, Kan. – Police in Tonganoxie are asking for more information after a young boy said a man tried luring him into a truck by saying he had a puppy with him. Neighbors say they don’t like the idea of a possible prowler on the loose. Monday afternoon around 3:15, a middle schooler walking home from school says a man in a pick-up asked if he wanted a puppy. It was at the intersection of 12th and Delaware- in this family-filled […]

  • 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 […]