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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Group offering fireworks-free July 4th celebration for veterans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While many people equate Independence Day with cookouts, time on the water and fireworks, some veterans say the day can be a frightening one for some of their own. “Definitely explosions, especially the ones you’re not expecting, for me I still get the shakes,” said Johnathan Duncan, a veteran who spent 18 months in Iraq and ten years overall with the Kansas Army National Guard. Duncan says the effects of those months caught up with him. “Leaving a war zone, […]

  • Family of young brain-eating amoeba victim keeping daughter’s spirit alive by giving

    SPRING HILL, Kan. – July 9th will mark one year since 9-year-old Hally Yust died from a rarely-contracted brain eating amoeba. And the last year has been difficult, to say the least, for her family—but they’re starting to feel like they know how to carry on Hally’s legacy. In her nine short years on earth, Hally Yust made the most of every minute. “She just had so much energy, she could run and run, and she mostly beat me at […]

  • Dog-walking program helping kids regain mobility

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s one of Maria Ornelas’s favorite days of the year—dog walking day at Hospital Hill Park. “Everybody just makes you feel welcome here,” said Ornelas, who often chooses a collies for her companion but really any dog will do. Her mom says it’s one of her daughter’s favorite hobbies to walk in the company of a four-legged friend. “She loves it. She loves dogs,” said Jeanette Ornelas. But not long ago, simply walking at all was […]

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    Tornadoes cause damage throughout the metro

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, a funnel cloud was reported in the area of Unity Village moving southeast through the center of the city. The City activated all of the weather sirens and advised citizens to take cover. The funnel touched down in the area near Douglas St. and Tudor Rd. around Lee’s Summit North High School and the Lee’s Summit Police Department facility. A second funnel was later reported near M-150 Highway and Ward Road. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iZqWkD9w30&feature=youtu.be […]

  • Police investigate death of young Overland Park mother found shot inside car in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In the middle of the day Tuesday, Kansas City, Kansas police found a woman shot to death in an area of their city they say is rarely the scene of a crime, let alone a homicide. On Tuesday, police identified the woman as 22-year-old Kelsey Ewonus, of Overland Park, Kansas. Police say they got a call shortly after 1:30 in the afternoon to check out a blue car that’d been sitting on the street.  Inside they […]

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    The law of the land: Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is a right in all 50 states

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. The 5-4 same-sex marriage ruling had Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority, with the four liberal justices. Each of the […]

  • Family determined to keep domestic violence from being silent issue by sharing their story

    GARDNER, Kan. —  In fewer than a thousand words, a few pictures tell the story of a happily ever after: love, marriage, children. Much like the pictures in a scrapbook: a life, reading like a fairytale, but in the moments not pictured, life was very different. “The last thing that us three heard our mom say, is she screamed ‘kids’ at the top of her lungs, then he put the tape over her mouth,” Josh Rhodes said. Sarah, Josh, and Gaby […]

  • Metro mom says son who drowned wasn’t just her child, but also her friend

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Curtis Miller was more than his single mothers’ youngest son. “He was my friend. We lived here just the two of us. We’d go to dinner together, we’d watch movies together,” said Diana Miller, Curtis’ mother. The 22 year-old was spending his first-ever paid vacation with his friends and their family in Arkansas. On Wednesday they all went swimming in the Buffalo River. “They went swimming, the river was only five feet, no issues, they could touch bottom, […]

  • Gypsy Blancharde (left) and Nicholas Godejohn (right) are currently in the Waukesha County Correctional Facility, and await extradition to Missouri for the alleged murder of Dee Dee Blancharde, who was Gypsy's mom.

    Investigators uncover a web of deception in Springfield murder investigation that has metro connection

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A bizarre case of murder, deception, and possible fraud has some ties to Kansas City. A Springfield, Mo., woman and her boyfriend are charged with first-degree murder in the death of her mother. Court documents show that Nicholas Godejohn and Gypsy Blancharde admitted being involved in “Dee Dee” Blancharde’s death. Dee Dee was found stabbed to death on June 14 in her Springfield, Mo., home, and her daughter Gypsy was originally declared missing. A Facebook post eventually […]

  • Motivational metro runner racing towards a world record

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — A metro man who ran his first 5K in March is running toward a new goal, and he hopes it’s one that will put him in the record books. What makes this story incredible is he once weighed 625 pounds, and now he’s facing a new challenge. It’s been three short months since FOX 4 introduced you to Derek Mitchell. At that time, he was 570 pounds, but now he’s about 80 pounds lighter. Mitchell’s knocked out a lot […]

  • Kansas Senate passes bill to raise taxes; now onto Governor Brownback

    TOPEKA, Kan. —  Kansas legislators approved a plan Friday afternoon that raises taxes in order to erase the deficit and avoid deep spending cuts. The Senate voted 21-19 Friday to approve a bill raising the sales tax to 6.5 percent from 6.15 percent. The House passed it 63-45 early Friday morning, and it goes next to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The tax plan aimed at closing Kansas’ budget shortfall faced an uncertain vote in the Senate. Republican Sen. Steve Abrams from Arkansas City […]

  • Overland Park pools adjust to technology with precautionary policy regarding photography

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Summer-like temperatures have lots of folks diving into swimming pools. So some pools have extra precautions in place to protect the young, including strict photo policies. It’s about safety, according to the director of Overland Park pools. At public pools in Overland Park, you are required to fill out a log if an employee sees you snapping pictures or recording video with a camera or phone. The policy isn’t due to any major event at pools, […]