Barrett Tryon joined the FOX 4 News team in December 2012. You can see him weeknights on FOX 4 News at 9 and 10.

He began his broadcasting career in the early 80s, although not many people saw those first newscasts live from his parents’ back porch in Sarasota, Fla.

Fast forward a few years, and Barrett attended college at Drake University in Des Moines, while also working for KCCI-TV. He would later work at CBS News and Fox News Channel, both in New York City, a brief stint in Los Angeles chasing around celebrities, followed by a few years in the Rockies at KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs.

He was lucky enough to win an Emmy for “Best Newscast” and was voted “Best Twitterer” for 3 years in a row in Colorado Springs by readers of the Colorado Springs Independent and Colorado Springs Gazette. Luckily, he found a job in TV news that pays him to tweet.

He’s interested in your story ideas, especially if it involves trending stories, tech or if you’ve got breaking news to share. Send him a tweet (by using the link below his photo.)

When he’s not online, which is never, he’s probably chasing around his two pups, Cooper & Bentley, googling “Barrett Tryon” or combing his hair.

Recent Articles
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    TRUMANN, Ark. — An Arkansas man awoke Monday morning to a horrific scene — his dog eating one of his testicles. The man is paralyzed and told police he didn’t have “feeling from the waist down,” KAIT-TV reported. According to a police report, the man had a “burning pain” in his mid-section. The man told police he sleeps in the nude and noticed his dog was between his legs. He also noticed the dog had blood on its muzzle and […]

  • Police: Fetus found in trash truck was premature birth

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office said a baby’s body found Monday morning by sanitation workers is that of a fetus approximately 29 to 34 weeks old. “It is believed this was a premature home birth,” police said, adding it was a boy. The race of the baby cannot be determined, the medical examiner said. The fetus was found in the 2800 block of Campbell after sanitation workers told authorities they noticed a baby’s arm sticking […]

  • Macklemore concert in Power and Light

    Capacity crowd fills downtown KC for Macklemore concert

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crowds packed Kansas City’s Power & Light District Monday evening for a free concert by Macklemore. The venue was packed at capacity with an estimated 10,000 people listening to the performance. But, there were also plenty of people who could not get in, despite having a ticket. At least 12,000 tickets were handed out for Monday’s event, which is 2,000 more than the venue could hold. Some fans who spoke to FOX 4 said they didn’t […]

  • Links we mentioned: what your handwriting says about you

    What does your handwriting say about you? A new study claims to show more than 5,000 personality traits reflected from your handwriting. Writing very small letters means you’re shy and withdrawn. Large letters mean you love life and attention. If your words slant right, you are open to new experiences. Slant to the left and you probably keep to yourself. Straight up and down indicates a person is logical and practical, according to the study. To read more about it […]

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    Ark. girl battles brain-eating parasite

    A 12-year-old girl in Arkansas is in critical condition after being infected by a rare but deadly brain-eating parasite, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kali Hardig was admitted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital about eight days ago, according to a hospital spokesperson. Her infection was caused by a microscopic amoeba called Naegleria fowleri, which enters the body through the nose and travels to the brain. It’s usually found in people who have been swimming in warm freshwater. […]

  • Woman arrested in green paint incident at D.C. monument

    Police in the nation’s capital arrested a woman Monday in connection with the splattering of paint in two locations inside the National Cathedral, a spokesman at the department said. The arrest came after splashes of paint turned up on other landmarks in the nation’s capital, including the Lincoln Memorial. Officials said it was not clear whether the paint discovered Monday at the National Cathedral and on a statue outside the Smithsonian Castle was related to the incident last week at […]

  • Tropical Storm Flossie

    Tropical Storm Flossie nears Hawaii

    Weakened but still bearing the promise of torrential rain, Tropical Storm Flossie spun slowly toward Hawaii on Monday. As much as 15 inches of rain was forecast, along with winds of 50 mph and the threat of flash floods and mudslides, according to the National Weather Service. While forecasters say the storm is running into conditions that appear to be weakening it, tropical storm warnings were up across much of the Hawaiian Islands, including Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kaui and Lanai. […]

  • Cory Monteith

    Lea Michele breaks silence on Cory Monteith’s death

    The last time Lea Michele’s Twitter followers saw an update from the “Glee” star was on July 13, when the unthinkable happened. The 26-year-old’s on- and off-screen boyfriend, Cory Monteith, was found dead at 31. In the days since, Michele’s co-stars have one by one expressed their grief over losing Monteith. On July 29, Michele broke her silence and joined the chorus with a statement of her own. “Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous […]

  • Boy, 6, dies after he’s struck by car in Belton

    BELTON, Mo. – A six-year-old boy died from his critical injuries Sunday at a Kansas City hospital after he was hit by a car Saturday evening in Belton. It happened around 8 p.m. in the area of 58 Highway and Cherry Hill Road in Belton. A family friend identified the boy as six-year-old James Daniel. According to Cynthia Carreon, Daniel had been at her family’s home for a birthday party. “They were getting ready to leave and he just ran […]

  • UPDATE: 38 killed in Italy bus crash

    A bus returning pilgrims from a weekend visit to a Catholic shrine went off a bridge in southern Italy on Sunday, leaving at least 38 dead, including some children, officials said. Roughly 40 passengers were on the bus when it was traveling east of Naples in Avellino province, according to the Italian news agency ANSA. Eleven people were hospitalized in serious condition, Luca Cari, a fire spokesman, told CNN. Fire brigade commander Alessio Barbarulo said 38 have been reported dead […]

  • 5 dead in Pa. helicopter crash

    Five people, including a child, died when their helicopter crashed in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, that county’s coroner said. Three men and one woman also died, said coroner Tom Kukuchka. Authorities were still attempting to contact next of kin. Holly Baker, with the Federal Aviation Administration, said the helicopter was reported missing with five people on board Saturday. It departed from Greater Binghamton Airport in New York and was headed to Jake Arner Memorial Airport in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. The wreckage of […]

  • Man shot, killed by KC officers ID’d

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo., police shot and killed a suspect in connection to an overnight theft. He has been identified by police as 24-year-old Ryan L. Stokes. Police were called to the area of 13th and Grand around 3 a.m. Sunday. When officers found Stokes, he ran off. When officers were able to catch up with him, he showed a gun to officers. “When he failed to drop it after being ordered to do so by an […]