• Follow me on:

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
  • Parkville says disease concerns at dog park are unfounded

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — The city of Parkville is telling dog owners not to take stock in recent social media rumors regarding Platte Landing Park’s dog park. The rumor is warning people to be careful because it claims two dogs have died from a rare disease after going there. The disease is called dysautonomia, and it’s almost always fatal. But the cause is unknown, so doctors don’t know how to prevent it. However, it’s usually found in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, […]

  • Parents remember son as a hero, anticipate meeting little girl he helped save

    ROELAND PARK, Kan. – In February 2013, Tracie and Kevin Baker suffered the unimaginable loss of their happy, sweet 17-month-old son, Logan. Through organ donation, however, Logan’s life continues. This weekend, the Bakers will once again reunite with at least a piece of their son. Flipping through memories, pictures of Logan’s big blue eyes and infectious smile, it’s a bittersweet process for his parents. “We knew Logan’s life would be short, but we didn’t know it’d be that short. It […]

  • Climbing costs of raising a child put a pinch on parents

    STILWELL, Kan. – The cost of raising kids is going up. It costs nearly a quarter of a million dollars to take a child born in 2013 from birth to age 18, according to stats from the United States Department of Agriculture. That’s up two percent from a year before. But the costs vary depending on where and how you raise your kids. According to the U.S.D.A., for parents living in the urban Northeast, they can expect to pay at least […]

  • Pesky armadillos popping up in Missouri and ambling towards KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A creature usually only seen in areas south of the metro is scurrying into our area, bringing an ancient disease and pesky problems with it. So Fox 4 found out what to do if you meet an armadillo on the road, in your backyard, or on your dinner plate. They’re scaly, hairy, and overall look like a prop from a Jurassic Park movie. But armadillos, especially in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, are very much alive and […]

  • GlutenFreeWheatFree

    Gluten free labels must now meet FDA requirements

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Imagine eating foods over and over again that you believe are safe, only to find out they could be slowly killing you. It’s a fear for the estimated three million people in the United States with celiac disease until now. It was more than one year ago when the Food and Drug Administration defined what kinds of food can actually be labeled as gluten free. As of today foods that claim to be gluten free must meet […]

  • 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 […]