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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
  • Chance encounter leads to return of KC man’s pawned Rolex, decades after exchange

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One day last week, Laurence Smith wasn’t expecting anything remarkable to happen, in fact, it wasn’t a great day. “My girlfriend was having car problems, so she gave me a call. I went to her, got her car going and she was following me home, and it broke down on Cleveland,” Smith explained. “I was trying to get her going again and a gentleman came out of his house to ask me if I needed any […]

  • Crime simulator puts public in officer’s shoes for moments of heart-pounding chaos

    CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – Putting the public to the test to show how police officers are trained. We’re taking you inside real-life scenarios to show you just how quickly an officer has to make a decision. The decision to shoot or not to shoot. It’s an exclusive opportunity you’ll only see here on FOX 4. An inmate gets angry during sentencing. He throws down an officer and goes for his gun. At this point, what would you do? “Really once he started […]

  • Boost in MoDOT funding hits a roadblock on final day of legislative session

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Legislation that would have boosted funding for the Missouri Department of Transportation did not get passed on the final day of the Missouri legislative session, meaning MoDOT’s funding future could encounter some bumpy roads. Several times in 2015, metro bridges have been closed for emergency repairs. On Friday, the Manchester Bridge was the scene of yet another problem. A hole in the concrete opened up in the westbound lanes, slowing traffic. “That’s why we’re doing the project is […]

  • Investigators work to determine cause of Shawnee fire while surviving victims recover at hospital

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Kansas fire marshals are investigating and trying to determine what caused a Shawnee home to burn Thursday morning. The fire claimed the lives of two-people, Ronnie Walkup and Christian Young. Christian was only three years old, and Walkup was his great-uncle. There were three other victims in the fire, two women and a man. They’re all at the University of Kansas Hospital being treated and may face a long road to recovery. A woman in her 90s […]

  • Family pleads for information in Harry Stone’s death, as reward increases

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Out for a morning run on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012, Harry Stone was ready for a day with family, but while running near the intersection of 67th and Blue Ridge Boulevard, someone shot and killed Stone. No one knows why anyone would want to hurt this family man. “As far as we know it’s a random act of violence, they did it for fun, or did it for, well we don’t know why,” said Howard Wills, […]

  • Chillicothe man thrilled to have beloved pet Capuchin monkey back home

    CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — Harley is in a bit of trouble with his owner, Billy Johnston. This trained Capuchin monkey knows he’s not supposed to run off, but just like a teenager tired of listening, he did. “You about want to cry. It’s like losing one of your children,” said Johnston. Harley was missing over the weekend, but Tuesday around 1:00 p.m., Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Mueller said he got a call that someone found Harley. “I called him and let […]

  • Lawrence furniture store owner’s farewell to city creates a stir

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A not-so-sentimental goodbye from a Lawrence business owner has residents of the city buzzing, some with agreement, others with protests and disgust. Either way, the business owner says he did what he wanted to do, speak his mind. “There’s things that you can’t say that are really harmless words. They’re just words,” said Bob Fyfe, owner of Payless Furniture. Fyfe says he’s just speaking his mind, something he’s wanted to do since the seventies when he moved […]

  • Parents proud of young daughter tackling issue that’s controversial to some, but inspiring to others

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City girl is appearing in the Op-Ed section of the New York Times’ website for the first time, at just seven years old. What she’s talking about is controversial to many, but also inspiring to many. Her parents say they couldn’t be prouder. Avery Jackson’s only seven years old, and she’s tackling a tough subject head-on. Jackson was born a boy anatomically, but by the time she was four, she was telling her parents […]


    Woman says ex-convict cut and kicked her in a Kearney church bathroom

    KEARNEY, Mo. — A woman said she went to a restroom, assuming she was alone, but when she headed toward the sink, she said a man put her hands around her shoulders and neck, and he also cut her with a knife and kicked her in the head. According to court documents, the victim said she fought back, kicking the man in the crotch. The incident happened on Monday at First United Methodist Church in Kearney. The man that the victim identified in the attack was 54-year-old […]

  • Olathe man hears screams in middle of the night, wrestles home intruder to the ground

    OLATHE, Kan. — Early Tuesday morning, an Olathe family said they were disrupted by an intruder who didn’t seem to want money. Jimmy Ebrecht said he heard something around two in the morning, so he went downstairs to check things out. He didn’t find anything. “Fell asleep on the couch like right around 2:00 or 2:15, and woke up to her screaming at 3:15 or so, and I guess there was a guy up there restraining her, and we don’t know why. […]

  • Grand jury indicts former metro karate instructor for multiple child pornography charges

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former area karate instructor faces a long list of child pornography charges, and the victim is a former student. Jered Faulkner, 36, is a Raytown man now facing four federal child porn charges following a grand jury’s indictment last week. He’s been charged with attempted production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography over the Internet, receipt of child pornography over the Internet, and possession of child pornography. According to court documents, Faulkner is accused of possessing […]

  • Metro woman and three others headed to Nepal for disaster relief

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro woman is heading out to Nepal. She is going along with three others to help people in need after the disastrous earthquake struck the area last week. Abigail Hayo is traveling with the United Aid Foundation. Hayo also works with medical missions, and she’s traveled to other countries many times bringing medicines to people who need them, but the United Aid Foundation is going with lots of purposes this week. The team of four […]