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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
  • Woman shot behind Dollar General in Liberty, man arrested a short distance from scene

    LIBERTY, Mo. — A woman is in the hospital and a suspected shooter is behind bars on Thursday night.  Shots were fired at a shopping center off of 291 near 152 Highway at about 5:30 p.m., the woman was struck behind a Dollar General. On Friday police said the 65-year-old victim is still in the hospital in serious condition. Her 41-year-old son is the suspected shooter, charges are pending against him. Witnesses at a nearby boutique reported hearing six to eight […]

  • Deadly motorcycle crash reported at I-435 at Truman Road

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police say that a deadly crash happened on Thursday afternoon involving a single motorcyclist Warning: Emergency vehicles SB I-435 @ Truman Rd. Left lane closed. Use caution in the area. #kctraffic #besafe pic.twitter.com/KneCIncFaa — MoDOT Kansas City (@MoDOT_KC) September 21, 2017 The northbound and southbound lanes were obstructed for close to two hours, but the scene was cleared early in the afternoon. A crash report says that the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on I-435, […]

  • Kansas City man arrested, charged with shooting and killing off-duty Lee’s Summit officer in Westport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police say while investigating a separate incident on Wednesday, they arrested a man now charged in the deadly shooting of Lee’s Summit Officer Thomas Orr at Californos in Westport in August. Sean Steward, 22, is charged with second degree murder, first degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. Court documents say that witnesses told police of the suspect’s first name and social media information about the suspect and ex-girlfriend. A witness also […]

  • Potential suspect in killing of Lee’s Summit Officer Orr arrested by KCPD

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police say while investigating a separate incident on Wednesday, they arrested someone who may be a potential suspect in the deadly shooting of Lee’s Summit Officer Thomas Orr at Californos in Westport in August. FOX 4 won’t identify this person until they’re formally charged, but the break in the case comes a month after the shooting where investigators had only a couple-dozen leads to work off of. There were around 200 people in the […]

  • Kansas City Police identify Boost Mobile worker shot and killed during robbery

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Wednesday afternoon Kansas City Police identified the man killed while trying to stop a robbery on Monday. Alejandro Castillo, 30, worked at the Boost Mobile store near Blue Ridge Boulevard and Longview Road, and confronted the armed robber before he was shot twice in the chest. A woman works at an adult daycare facility near Boost Mobile told FOX 4 that just before police showed up, she saw a man who looked suspicious. “He literally […]

  • Kareem Hunt scores twice as Chiefs hold on to beat Eagles 27-20 in home opener

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs rookie Kareem Hunt reached the end zone twice, Travis Kelce took a shovel pass 15 yards for the go-ahead touchdown and Kansas City held on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday. Kelce’s touchdown catch with 6:25 left and Hunt’s second TD scamper appeared to have put the game away. But Carson Wentz hit Nelson Agholor for an answering score with 14 seconds left, and Trey Burton jumped on the onside kick a […]

  • Store employee shot and killed during robbery at South Kansas City shopping center

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A robbery turned deadly shooting has shaken up a South Kansas City shopping center Monday afternoon in the area of Longview Road and Blue Ridge Boulevard. FOX 4’s Megan Dillard talked with the owner of the store where the shooting occurred, a Boost Mobile. He said that he had a female employee clocking out while the shooting victim was arriving to work. The owner said a man drove up, ran in with a gun, and robbed […]

  • Teenage victim in deadly crash at I-435 and 23rd Street identified; 3-year-old remains in critical condition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 16-year-old girl died Monday, less than 24-hours after she was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash near Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. A 3-year-old little girl remained in critical condition Monday. Kansas City Police identified the 16-year-old as Emely Raudales of Shawnee, Kansas, her birthday was one day before the crash. Family tells FOX 4 she went by Sami or her full middle name Samantha, she was the youngest of two. They also say that her […]

  • Teen dies, 3-year-old critically hurt in crash near 23rd St. Trafficway & I-435

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police said Monday that the teenager critically injured in a crash Sunday afternoon at E. 23rd Street Trafficway and I-435 has died. There were a total of four vehicles involved, with four people taken to the hospital, two in critical condition. The teenage female died from her injuries, and a 3-year-old girl remained in critical condition Monday. Kansas City Police say that one person is in custody related to the crash. A crash report […]

  • WATCH on Facebook Live: Chiefs vs. Eagles Pregame Special for KC’s home opener

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At approximately 10 a.m., FOX 4’s Al Wallace, Rob Collins,  Nicole DiAntonio, Joe Lauria… and more will livestream from Arrowhead Stadium, as the Chiefs Kingdom anticipates the game against the Eagles on FOX 4 at Noon. Become a follower of the FOX 4 KC Facebook page to watch the pregame show through Facebook Live and chime-in in the comments about today’s game! Click here for important information about Sunday’s Chiefs home opener.

  • K-7 reopened after deadly crash in area of W. 83rd Street

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — At least one person died in a Friday afternoon crash on K-7. The lanes near W. 83rd Street were closed for a significant amount of time on Friday night, and have since reopened. #KCMETRO Traffic Alert: K-7 southbound at 83rd street and the associated ramps are closed due to a fatality collision. — KCMetroKDOT (@KansasCityKDOT) September 15, 2017 Shawnee police say at least four vehicles were involved in the crash, the number of other people injured was […]

  • Man shot and killed at gas station along Troost

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crime scene tape surrounded the Troost Market at 80th and Troost on Wednesday night following a shooting where a man initially suffered life-threatening injuries. Police say that at about 5:45 p.m. officers responded to the scene and found the man with a gunshot wound, he was rushed to a hospital. Officers gave an update just before 8 p.m. to say that he had died. He hasn’t been identified. Police say they’ve made no arrests and have […]