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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
  • UPS in the doghouse with family after driver runs over beloved boxer Buckley

    AGENCY, Mo. — Buckley, a nine-year-old boxer, was on his owner’s property, surrounded by an electronic fence when he was run over and killed. It happened a week ago, and Buckley’s owners want others to know this can happen to their pets, too. The Allen family lives at the end of this long gravel driveway, and at the end of that is a circle drive. It’s where their two dogs, Buckley and Lola, were restricted to due to an underground […]

  • What’s in a name isn’t the same as what it used to be

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet?” For parents choosing their child’s name, the question, “What’s in a name?” can be a big one. But what if they choose to go the “unique” route? Some studies show that people with more difficult names can be less successful in areas like law and politics in the United States. However, a local staffing director says in 2014- […]

  • Family man’s funeral won’t be a burden thanks to anonymous donor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One week ago Fox 4 reported on the aftermath of a car crash at 42nd and Prospect that killed 31-year-old Vinod Shirley. Police say he lost control of his car,  hit a utility pole, cutting it in half, then ripped through a chain link fence before stopping in a yard. His wife and family were left trying to figure out how to pay for his funeral, until an anonymous source took care of the bill. “He was a […]

  • Parade on Prospect promotes peace, pushes for end to violence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Elephants, drummers, fancy cars, and even dancing police officers; the area near 39th and Prospect was  filled with an unusual celebration Tuesday for a once in a lifetime parade. People who live in the area say it was nice to have a real parade for once, instead of a funeral procession after the violence surrounding the busy intersection. Even before the parade started, the party atmosphere was apparent on Prospect. “Hey we’re gonna see you sing […]

  • Decision looms as to whether the Chiefs will continue to hold camp in St. Joseph

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – This is the final year the Kansas City Chiefs have a definite contract with Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph for training camp. The next five years, they’ll have to have camp in Missouri, due to a contract with the state, but not necessarily St. Joe. A lot of people visiting St. Joe for training camp told FOX 4 they wouldn’t be happy to see the Chiefs move- ever. They say they love going to […]

  • Some say prescription drug database would curb abuse; others ask, at what cost?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tracking drugs — who’s buying them and how often? It’s some information that would be readily available to pharmacies, for example, in order to curb prescription drug abuse if Missouri had a prescription drug monitoring database. However, some say it comes at too high of a price, the price of your privacy. “Right now the increase has become of epidemic proportions here in the Kansas City area,” Don Wells at the Heartland Center for Behavioral Change […]

  • Relaxing night interrupted by chimney crashing through ceiling

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Watching a movie, painting toenails, and fighting their way through a pile of debris. What was supposed to be a fun girls’ night in for a mother and her nine-year-old daughter turned into a life-changer. Still sporting the new coat of paint on her toes, nine year-old Emma is smiling despite what happened Saturday night. “My daughter was painting her toenails,” said Heather Bolander. Emma and her mom, Heather, were settled in for a movie and […]

  • KC woman’s speech about her transgender daughter goes viral

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – 240,000 views on YouTube and rapidly growing, is the number of times people have watched Debi Jackson’s speech about her transgender daughter a couple months ago during the “Listen to your Mother” program in Kansas City. The video hit the Huffington Post and was passed along to superstar Ricky Martin.  His followers showed overwhelming support for Jackson’s speech, and in the last 48 hours, her life’s been inundated with media requests and emails from strangers. Jackson […]

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    Explosive device found in Clay County

    MISSOURI CITY, Mo. – Clay County authorities responded to a report of an explosive device found near a residence in Missouri City. According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office a citizen reported finding what he believed was a small homemade explosive device near the front door of a residence in the 400 block of Main Street in Missouri City around 8:15 a.m. on Thursday. The residence is located across from River Park and also near a playground. Deputies secured the […]

  • Mom says daughter’s accident leads to humiliation at Dollar General and online

    HOLT, Mo. — Toilet training your toddler is part of parenthood, and accidents are a part of life. A mom in Holt, Mo., however, says those accidents should be handled with understanding, not public humiliation, which is what she says she got from a store employee after her daughter had an accident. Railyn doesn’t say much, she is two years old after all. But her mom, Samantha Sargent, is proud to say she’s recently potty-trained, but every now and then […]

  • Kansas City ranks high in vacant foreclosures according to website’s study

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new study from 24/7 Wall Street, a financial website, ranks Kansas City as the metro area with the fourth highest rate of abandoned foreclosures in the country. Some who lived in the most affected neighborhoods say it doesn’t bother them, while others say vacant homes are only asking for trouble. A section of Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood has seen its fair share of vacant foreclosures. The house across the street from one that Pamela Kopulos bought […]

  • Family of 9-year-old killed by amoeba urges others not to fear the water

    SPRING HILL, Kan. — Don’t be afraid to enjoy the water. That’s the message coming from the family of a little girl killed by a water-born, brain-eating amoeba. Hally Yust, 9,  from Spring Hill, Kan., died on Wednesday. Hally had been in at least four bodies of freshwater in the last one to two weeks, but her family stressed in a news conference Friday that the naegleria fowleri amoeba lives in all bodies of freshwater. While the amoeba is extremely […]