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 people die in Kansas City house fire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Fire Department put out a fire on Monday afternoon at a home in the 400 block of Colorado Avenue, and reports that two people died. The home is located a couple of blocks south of Budd Park. The fire department confirmed the two deaths, but details about how the fire started weren’t immediately released. Firefighters went to the scene at about 3:30 p.m. Investigators told FOX 4’s Shannon O’Brien that a man and woman […]

  • Lee’s Summit man charged in crash that injured pregnant woman, caused baby’s death

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors charged a Lee’s Summit man on Monday with multiple felonies stemming from a weekend crash at 350 Highway and Raytown Road where a pregnant woman was hurt and her unborn child died. Jonathan Michael Marquardt, 26, faces DWI — death to another person, DWI — physical injury to another person and leaving the scene of an accident. Court documents say that Raytown police responded to a hit-and-run where a victim said that the driver of a […]

  • Top basketball recruit Michael Porter Jr. announces commitment to Mizzou on Twitter

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Top-ranked basketball recruit Michael Porter Jr., announced his commitment to the University of Missouri on Friday afternoon, quickly closing his recruitment shortly after he reopened it earlier this week. He was released from his National Letter of Intent to play for the Washington Huskies on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/vvCrOc2zVT — Michael Porter Jr. (@TheMPJ1) March 24, 2017 pic.twitter.com/YGWlxeKzC1 — Michael Porter Jr. (@TheMPJ1) March 24, 2017 Porter Jr., is a consensus 5-star small forward. Rivals pegs him as the top […]

  • Sheriff’s office says riot at Johnson County, Mo., jail has been resolved

    CENTERVIEW, Mo. — A riot in a pod at the Johnson County, Mo., jail drew a response from officers in multiple jurisdictions on Thursday night. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says it requested assistance from neighboring counties and the Missouri Highway Patrol to help control the riot. Shortly after midnight, the sheriff’s office said the riot was contained, and neither staff nor inmates were injured. No official word has been given about what started the riot. The sheriff’s office says it […]

  • Motorcyclist dies following collision with SUV in Independence

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police are investigating a deadly crash between a motorcycle and SUV that happened on Thursday night. In a news release, police say at about 6:45 p.m., the motorcyclist was headed west on Wilson Road and struck a Ford Explorer turning left onto Kentucky Avenue. The male rider was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries. The SUV driver wasn’t hurt. Police haven’t released the victim’s name yet, and say the crash is under investigation.

  • Dad of young brothers killed in Kansas City crash on St. Patrick’s Day charged with involuntary manslaughter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Wednesday Jackson County prosecutors charged the dad of two boys killed in a crash on St. Patrick’s Day with involuntary manslaughter in addition to numerous other charges. Brian Moyer, 41, is under arrest, and facing two manslaughter counts, endangering the welfare of child, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while suspended. Ten-year-old Brian Moyer and 6-year-old Dustin Moyer were killed in the Friday crash at 12th and Ewing. Their older brother told FOX […]

  • Investigators say Overland Park fire was caused by an accident, not arson

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –- Fire officials say an accident caused a massive fire that began Monday afternoon at the construction site for City Place apartments and spread to a nearby neighborhood. BREAKING: Cause of #CityPlaceFire accidental. Welding work ignited wood material. NOT arson. Per @OPFDMedia — John Holt (@JohnHoltNews) March 21, 2017 FOX 4 uncovered evidence on Tuesday that we believe shows how the fire started. These pictures may mark the moment the fire started and reveal the cause of […]

  • Former Lee’s Summit Chinese teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Chinese teacher finds himself behind bars instead of inside of a high school classroom. Zhiyang Ji taught at Lee’s Summit North, but is in jail Wednesday night, facing charges of having a sexual relationship with a student. Ji is the only Chinese teacher at the Lee’s Summit School District. He is 25, and his alleged victim is younger than 17. Police say what started out as a tutoring situation quickly became inappropriate, and a crime. […]

  • University of Missouri hires Cuonzo Martin to be next men’s basketball coach

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — On the same day that he stepped down as the head basketball coach at the University of California, Cuonzo Martin has accepted an offer to be the next coach at the University of Missouri. The deal is reportedly for seven years. Welcome to the #Mizzou Basketball Family, @CuonzoMartin, the 19th head coach in school history!#MIZ #ShowMe 🐯🏀 pic.twitter.com/nDygRg3K4l — Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouHoops) March 15, 2017 Martin is coming off of a 21-13 season at Cal, which was good […]

  • Jury finds Harrisonville man guilty of animal abuse for dragging horse to death

    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — A 74-year-old man found guilty of animal abuse for dragging a horse behind his truck and killing it has been sentenced to serve time behind bars, but he is appealing his sentence. Court records show that a jury concluded Roy V. Hammond was guilty of the misdemeanor count filed for a crime that happened in spring of 2016. On the afternoon of March 29, a Cass County sheriff’s deputy responded to the area of East Orient Cemetery Road on […]

  • Missing woman Michelle DeLaGarza’s body found in Daviess County, investigators suspect suicide

    DAVIESS COUNTY, Mo. — Liberty police say a woman reported missing from its city and Overland Park was found dead in her car in rural Daviess County on Sunday. A news release says that no foul is play is suspected in Michelle DeLaGarza’s death, and the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department is investigating this case as an apparent suicide. DeLaGarza’s family previously spoke with FOX 4 at the beginning of March when she had been missing for about 10 days. She was […]

  • Missing woman Toni Anderson’s car pulled from Missouri River, as well as an unidentified body

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Police pulled the car of a missing woman out of the Missouri River on Friday night, nearly two months after she disappeared. Police confirmed that the car belongs to 20-year-old Toni Anderson, but there are still many questions surrounding Friday evening’s discovery, where an unidentified female body was also found. TONI ANDERSON’S CAR JUST PULLED FROM RIVER: pic.twitter.com/zcfE0xUkzR — Megan Brilley (@meganbrilley) March 11, 2017 FOX 4’s crews at the scene saw the Ford Focus get towed, […]