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Troy Diggs is a morning news producer for FOX 4 News.

Troy wanted to work in television at the age of 4, when he would sit at a drawing table with a clip-on tie and jacket and pretend to be a television anchor. Eventually, he went to Arkansas State University, and became an overnight producer at his hometown television station in northeast Arkansas, Jonesboro’s KAIT.

In 2001, Troy moved to Wichita, Kan. – despite never having been there before the job interview. He spent three years as a producer for “Good Morning Kansas” at KAKE-TV, was nominated twice for Emmy awards, and never got used to calling it the “Ar-Kansas River”.

Troy spent about seven years working at another Kansas City television station before moving to Fox 4 in 2011. Troy hit the highway to Fox 4’s Seattle sister station, KCPQ, in December of 2013 to take up a new adventure. Depite Seattle’s great seafood and scenery, he couldn’t resist the opportunity to come back to Kansas City, and moved back in the summer of 2015.

In his spare time, Troy is an aspiring photographer (you can see his work at amnewsboy.com), regularly runs 5k races throughout the Metro, and appears in the front row of the Cauldron for Sporting Kansas City matches.
You can also catch him at various venues around town hosting pub quiz events. With what little spare time he has left over after all that, he enjoys sleep.


Recent Articles
  • One killed, 7 injured at KCK shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are trying to determine who shot 8 people during a disturbance at a KCK building.  A man in his twenties later died. The shooting happened near 16th and Minnesota just after 11:30pm on Saturday evening.  The other victims were taken to the hospital, and all should recover. No arrests have been made in the case, and none of the victims have been identified.  Chief Terry Zeigler of the KCK Police Department says he believes the […]

  • Firefighters discover body in burned home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.   — Firefighters have found a body outside of a burning home in Kansas City. They were called out to a home at 41st and Garfield just after 7:00 Saturday morning.  Firefighters found the man’s body after putting out the fire. Investigators haven’t released the victim’s name, how they died, how the fire started, or any word about possible suspects.  The house was boarded up at the time. If you can help investigators in this case, call the […]

  • Is “Black Panther” worth the hype? Popcorn Bag movie reviews!

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — One of the most highly anticipated movies in years finally hits the big screen. Shawn and Russ let us know if “Black Panther” is worth your time and money.  1) BLACK PANTHER (PG-13) Walt Disney RUSS Marvel’s superhero “Black Panther” finally gets his proper feature-length movie introduction and it’s a rousing, involving adventure. The fact that most of the folks in front of and behind the camera are black makes it all the more compelling. SHAWN “Black Panther” […]

  • Is “Wonder” wonderful? “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” ionic? Popcorn Bag home video reviews!

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — An adaptation of R. J. Palacio’s children’s novel was a big hit at the box office. Did it deserve the attention? Russ and Shawn cover the video release as well as the latest from Denzel Washington.   1) WONDER (PG) Lionsgate If you decide to see “Wonder,” the adaptation of the bestselling children’s novel, be sure to have Kleenex handy. Young Jacob Tremblay is solid as Augie, a boy born with a serious facial deformity. His parents, played by Julia Roberts and […]

  • 48-year-old man killed in late night KCK homicide

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are looking for a suspect in a weekend homicide. Officers were called to a house near North 127th Street and Walker Avenue on a reported disturbance late Saturday evening. They found a man shot in the stomach inside the residence; he was dead when police arrived. Police identified the man as 48-year-old Jarrod O’Donnell of Kansas City, Kansas. There is no suspect information at this time. If you can help solve this case, or any […]

  • As 3-month-old Kan. boy fights cancer, his church and community rallies to raise funds so he can receive needed treatment

    LECOMPTON, Kan.  – A local community is using Valentine’s Day to help a 3-month-old boy win his fight against cancer. Grit Henderson was diagnosed with stage four embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He’s currently being treated at the St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis. “Grit means persevering through difficult and tough times, fighting tenaciously, being tough,” Grit’s father, Nolan Henderson, said to Topeka’s KSNT. Dozens from across the community came together for the Valentine’s Benefit Dinner at the Stull […]

  • WATCH: Squad joins cheerleader from opposing school who was cheering alone

    CARROLL COUNTY, Mo. — There was no doubt plenty of action happening on the basketball court at the CLAA Conference Tournament, but it was what was happening on the sidelines that was really inspiring. The cheer squad from Hardin-Central noticed that another school had only one cheerleader representing her school. Luckily, the ladies from Hardin-Central had more than enough spirit to go around. FOX4 viewer Brenda Milligan sent us a video of the squad joining the lone cheerleader. She writes: […]

  • Northland crash kills one

    PLATTE COUNTY, Mo.  —  A driver is dead after a crash early Sunday morning just to the north of Kansas City International Airport. The Jeep driver crashed into a pole near NW 132nd Street and North Winan Road just before 4:00am Sunday.   A salt truck driver working in the area found the crash; the Jeep driver died at the scene. Kansas City, Missouri police have not released the victim’s name or the circumstances leading up to the crash, although roads […]

  • Safer Internet Day: Google showcases parental controls

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 77% of kids use a smartphone at least once a week, according to new statistics out by Google.  Additionally — half have a social media account by the time they’re 12, and 88% of teachers say parents aren’t doing enough to keep kids safe online. Google’s La Toya Drake talked with Fox 4’s Mark Alford about tools parents can use to manage their children’s screen time.

  • Trooper Ben: “It’s called an acceleration lane, people.”

    NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS — “It’s called an acceleration lane, people. When you get into the interstate, you got to accelerate … ” Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner’s message to drivers about the proper way to enter a highway has been seen nationwide by more than a million people. Trooper Ben says if the speed limit on the highway is 60 mph, you should be going 60 mph by the time you merge from the acceleration lane to the highway. […]

  • Is “Last Flag Flying” worth raising up? “The Square” well-rounded? “Boo 2” too much? Popcorn Bag home video reviews!

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A road movie with three great actors, a winner at the Cannes Film Festival and the latest from Tyler Perry are all new home video options. Shawn and Russ let us know what’s worth your time. 1) LAST FLAG FLYING (R) Amazon Studios RUSS “Last Flag Flying” is a respectable and well-acted drama from filmmaker Richard Linklater about three Vietnam Vets played by Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne, who go on a road trip to bury Carell’s son, […]

  • YOU can get upgrades, freebies, and discounts!

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ever see somebody else get a perk or freebie and think, “man, I wish I knew how to do that?” Fox consumer reporter Steve Noviello joined the Fox 4 Morning Show on Wednesday to talk about how to snag upgrades, freebies, and discounts. You can see more in the video above, and on Steve’s podcast.