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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


Recent Articles
  • Woman desperately seeking return of family’s nativity scene stolen from her car

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Monday morning, Alex Chamberlain walked outside to get a prized possession from her car- her family’s nativity scene. She noticed immediately that her driver’s side window was smashed. “The only thing missing was my nativity scene. It was in my front seat, it was in a big tote,” she said. Chamberlain treasured the nativity scene for years. “To me it’s worth a lot. It’s been in our family 25 years, older than me, my mom finally said […]

  • Keith Angell (r) was identified as the man shot by authorities during arrest in Overland Park on Wednesday afternoon. His father Gerald Angell says he's tried to help his son, but says he's 'wayward.'

    Dad of man shot by U.S. Marshals in Overland Park, says son is ‘listening to the world’

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The suspect in Wednesday afternoon’s shooting in Overland Park remained in critical condition on Thursday after he was shot by authorities attempting to arrest him. A U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Team was attempting to arrest Keith D. Angell at 105th and Metcalf when he was shot in the face. Witnesses say they heard tires screeching about a block away from the scene and then heard frightening gunfire. “We thought it was somebody pounding on the cement […]

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    Hundreds of smiles line the faces of kids excited to meet Santa

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For 20 years, kids in Kansas City have been getting toys and meeting Santa thanks to the Twelfth Street Heritage Corporation and other community partners. They’ve handed out more than 17,000 toys in two decades, and Wednesday night it happened again. Hundreds of kids lined up with their parents in the freezing cold for this pre-Thanksgiving tradition at 12th and Brooklyn. The night is about more than presents and Santa. It’s a night to make memories and meet […]

  • Christmas in the Park plays host to cyclists and provides backdrop for a surprise

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Trip the Lights Fantastic is a new event just for bicyclists. Cyclists can get a sneak peek of Christmas in the Park before it opens. More than 500 people showed up to ride the four-mile course through Christmas in the Park. Trip the Lights Fantastic was supposed to get started in 2013, but bad weather prevented it, so this year organizers were relieved the weather cooperated. “We had no idea how many people would come out, […]

  • Constantly defying odds, teenage amputee continues to flourish

    PLEASANT HILL, Mo. – Kassidy Reed is a freshman on the cheerleading squad at Pleasant Hill High School. She’s known as a go-getter, a hard worker, and an amputee. “I mean you don’t normally see a teenage girl with a fake leg,” Kassidy said. Kassidy’s always been one to beat tough odds. She was born underweight and very sick from a birth mom who was hooked on drugs. “She had drug addictions and a couple other medical issues that really […]

  • FOX 4 investigation finds Missouri lags behind in surveying hospice facilities

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Last year alone more than 1.5 million people in the United States needed hospice care, but when it comes to choosing which facility someone you love spends their final moments in, how do you know you’re choosing the right one? A FOX 4 investigation found out you can’t count on the state of Missouri to ensure your loved ones are safe in their most vulnerable moments. For more than 53 years, Stella Kartsonis’ husband, Ernie, made her laugh. […]

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    Dog loses both eyes after he’s thrown from KC apartment balcony, left for dead

    11/13/2014 Update: Roadrunner the dog is eating, drinking and doing normal “dog” things, according to his foster family. Additionally, a company is in the process of donating a “halo” that he can wear so he won’t bump into things now that he’s lost his sight. Investigators are still looking into the case. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Roadrunner, apparently chronically abused throughout his life, lost both of his eyes, but is now recovering in a Kansas City-area foster home. KC Pet […]

  • Uncertainty looms for students that use Missouri A+ scholarships

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Students at community colleges in Missouri may need to find a new way to pay their tuition. The Missouri A-Plus Scholarship Program could see some budget cuts, but just how deep those cuts will be is still uncertain. Earlier this year it was announced that funding for the scholarship program could be cut so drastically that students would have to find alternate funding for up to four credit hours. However, last week, Governor Jay Nixon released […]

  • Strange text messages lead hairstylist to believe she was tangled up in tricky business

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Dozens of hairstylists in Overland Park are wondering if they’re the target of a would-be scam after they all received similar bizarre text messages. Cori Liebnitz got some strange text messages from a woman who said her name was “Melissa” several days ago. She says “Melissa” asked to have six women get their hair colored blonde before November 15th. According to texts, “Melissa” said there’d be a driver dropping the ladies off two at a time. Cori […]

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    Citing unreliable evidence, Jackson Co. prosecutor dismisses charge in twisted murder case

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Jackson County prosecutors announced Friday that they are dropping all charges against Micah Moore, 25, once accused in the bizarre murder case of Bethany Ann Deaton, 27, who was found dead in the backseat of a van on Oct. 30, 2012, at Longview Lake. “My office concluded that we could not ethically continue to pursue the case given the current evidence against Micah Moore,” Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker stated. “The duty of the prosecutor is to seek […]

  • Kansas City Symphony to perform National Anthem before World Series Game 6

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tuesday night the Kansas City Royals will continue their moment in the spotlight on the biggest stage of their baseball careers in the World Series. Members of the Kansas City Symphony will join them as performers of the National Anthem before Game 6. Perhaps many don’t think symphony and baseball seem like a natural pairing, but the musicians are thrilled to get the chance to perform our National Anthem to open for perhaps the biggest Royals […]

  • Firefighters rush to extinguish blaze at KC icons Hotel Savoy and Savoy Grill

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City landmark was surrounded by fire trucks Thursday afternoon, as smoke and fire damaged much of the lower levels at Hotel Savoy and the Savoy Grill. People who call the building home were lucky enough to escape alive, but they’re still not sure how soon they’ll be able to call the historic icon home again. Smoke billowed from the windows, as Kansas Citians nearby stopped in their tracks to see a piece of the […]