I work in the web world at FOX 4 and bring our on-air product plus a lot more right to your fingertips through online, mobile and social platforms. I joined the FOX 4 Newsroom in 2012.
While I’m originally from Arlington, Texas; Missouri has been my home for the most part since August of 2005 when I began attending the University of Missouri in Columbia. I am a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and hold both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the school.
I’ve worked in a variety of facets as a journalist, including a stint as a graphics artist for the Columbia Missourian newspaper, an online editor and writer for The Lutheran magazine in Chicago and as an assignment/web editor for KOMU-TV. My experience at KOMU led me down I-70 to Kansas City.
I enjoy bringing a compelling blend of both interesting and important stories to fox4kc.com. I particularly enjoy writing stories about crime, sports and the offbeat, wacky stories that make you chuckle.
When I’m not at my desk looking over Signal Hill, you can probably find me at a sporting event. I’m an avid Mizzou fan and still love the teams I grew up with in DFW, particularly the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars. Kansas City is a lot happier when the Chiefs and Royals are playing well, so I root for them most of the time and root for Sporting Kansas City all of the time.
I look forward to the days when the Sprint Center has a professional hockey or basketball team and still hold out hope that the Missouri/Kansas rivalry will find its way to a court or field sometime in the near future.

Recent Articles
  • Two finalists to be next KCPD chief answer public questions at forum

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The two finalists to be Kansas City’s next police chief were at a forum on Thursday night where they took questions from the public, which were considered and selected before it began. The candidates are Chief Keith Humphrey of the Norman, Oklahoma Police Department, and Major Rick Smith, who is now head of KCPD’s Central Patrol Division. The forum was held at the Downtown Police Headquarters. You can watch the entire forum below:

  • Following a flood of water rescues, firefighters save two more people from Missouri River

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters say that flash flooding from overnight storms forced them to perform about 40 water rescues on Thursday, and if those weren’t enough, rescuers were called in to two save two men stranded in the Missouri River after 8 p.m. Firefighters say a fishing boat got caught on the cables of a barge and started to sink. The men only had one life jacket between them and called 911. Firefighters were able to rescue […]

  • Driver accused of intentionally running over woman near Paola, six others charged with murder

    PAOLA, Kan. — A total of seven suspects are facing murder-related charges after a woman was hit and killed with a car Friday near Paola, the Miami County district attorney alleging that victim Heather Briggs was intentionally struck. The DA says that suspected driver Nichole Razo, 21 of Parker, Kan., was charged on Tuesday with first degree murder or second degree murder in the alternative. On Wednesday the following suspects were charged first degree murder in the commission of a […]

  • Man accused of making bomb threat at Clay County jail where he was already behind bars

    LIBERTY, Mo. — A man suspected of fleeing Clay County deputies, crashing into an SUV and flipping it at a Liberty home is now also accused of causing a bomb scare at the jail where he was in custody. A grand jury indicted Christopher T. Degenhardt, 21, for making a terrorist threat. The indictment filed on Tuesday says that Degenhardt caused false belief or fear that there was a plan to detonate bombs at the jail to cause an evacuation, […]

  • Independence police say suspicious device in neighborhood isn’t an explosive

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Investigators with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit were in the 10300 block of E. 9th Street South on Tuesday afternoon where a neighbor reported a suspicious device in his yard. Police gave an update just after 6:30 p.m. that the device isn’t an explosive and they are clearing the scene. They needed to shut down E. 9th Street south from Ash to Fairview while the investigation was completed, but the area is safe and things should return […]

  • Independence police say two people are hurt after driver smashes SUV into QuikTrip convenience store

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police and emergency crews were at the scene of an injury crash on Monday night where a driver smashed through the front of a QuikTrip store at Truman and Sterling. Independence police initially reported that four people were injured just before 9 p.m., but later said that only two people were hurt. The extent of their injuries aren’t currently known, one of the people hurt is an elderly woman. The building has obviously suffered significant structural damage. […]

  • Royals and Padres make trade with a trio of pitchers headed to KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have made a splash ahead of the trade deadline, acquiring three pitchers from the San Diego Padres: starter Trevor Cahill, reliever Ryan Buchter and closer Brandon Maurer. We have acquired pitchers Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter from the San Diego Padres. Welcome to the #Royals! pic.twitter.com/haHZt5yV2U — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 24, 2017 In return, the Royals have sent reliever Matt Strahm, starter Travis Wood and prospect Esteury Ruiz. […]

  • Kansas City Police investigating deadly shooting along Independence Avenue

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police are at the scene of a shooting on Friday night where one person is dead. Police dispatchers say investigators have roped off a crime scene at Independence Avenue and Wilson where there’s a Phillips 66 gas station, and there’s also a Price Chopper nearby. Investigators are focused on a car wash. A spokesman says that officers were called to the area at about 6:30 p.m. where they found a black male in his […]

  • One man convicted for role in deadly shooting at ‘She’s A Pistol’ sentenced to ‘Hard 25’ for murder

    OLATHE, Kan. — One of the four men who was arrested and later found guilty of killing a gun shop owner during a robbery learned his fate on Friday.  A judge sentenced Londro Patterson for the murder of Jon Bieker, he’ll serve life in prison with a minimum of 25 years behind bars before he’s eligible for parole. Police say Patterson, 22, and three others tried to rob the She’s A Pistol gun shop in Shawnee in January of 2015. […]

  • Man suspected of shooting, killing stepfather in Overland Park charged with murder

    OLATHE, Kan. — Hours after he allegedly shot and killed his stepfather in an Overland Park town home, the Johnson County district attorney charged suspect Phillip Stanley with first degree murder on Wednesday afternoon. Phillip Stanley, 32, chgd w/premeditated murder 4 death of Henry Gates early this morning. 17CR1847. 1M bond. Should b presumed innocent — Johnson County KS DA (@JohnsonCoDA) July 19, 2017 The deadly shooting happened near 93rd and Nieman Road. Overland Park police say the incident began […]

  • Collision, vehicle fire slows traffic on SB I-435 past 23rd Street

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A multi-vehicle crash and subsequent fire slowed traffic in the southbound lanes on I-435 past 23rd Street on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters had to extinguish flames from a truck that was engulfed. While one southbound lane remains closed, traffic is slowly beginning to pick up in the area. FOX 4 has heard from police that there are no serious injuries, click this link to keep an eye on traffic.

  • Crews work hard to clear crash scene after fiery wreck brings rush hour to halt on I-435

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — First responders say a fifth car was found in a fiery crash along I-435 near Corporate Woods on Monday afternoon. A significant injury and lots of flames greeted crews, and brought traffic to a standstill during rush hour. As of Monday night one person remained in critical condition. The wreck resembled last week`s deadly crash on I-70 in Bonner Springs. In both cases there were cars, semi trucks, and construction involved. The construction on I-435 proved to be […]