Carey Wickersham reports for the weekend morning show. She loves to bring you stories that make you smile. Her favorite interviews are with children. Carey grew up in Kansas City, and she calls her weekend morning gig her “dream job.”

She began her career as a reporter and anchor in Rapid City, South Dakota. On her journey home to Kansas City, Carey also worked as an anchor and reporter at stations in Arizona and Idaho.

Carey loves to spend time with family, teach water fitness, ride bikes, read and tell stories that make a difference, especially if they involve children.

Carey is a Kansas City native. Her father Dave Wickersham was a major league baseball player. He pitched for the Kansas City Royals in 1969.
Along with her weekend reporting duties, Carey is the author of the book, The Wonder Within You, celebrating your baby’s journey from conception to birth. To see a trailer of the book and much more, visit her website at

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    ‘Small Business Saturday’ highlights local businesses during busy shopping season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saturday was “Small Business Saturday”, a day local Mom & Pop stores hope shoppers will drop during their Christmas shopping. FOX 4’s Carey Wickersham reports that local businesses went the extra mile for customers this year.

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    Chiefs tailgating community “The MOP” hosts wedding to remember

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There is a group of Chiefs’ fans who tailgate together at Arrowhead during every home game. They call themselves “The MOP” and even have their own Facebook page. That is how a couple from Atlanta found them, and made a very unusual request involving a wedding. To find out more, watch FOX 4 reporter Carey Wickersham’s special report in the video player above.

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    Missouri Town celebrates 40th Annual Fall Festival

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — This weekend Missouri Town celebrates its 40th Annual Fall Festival, and thousands of folks took a step back in time, to celebrate autumn the way they would have 150 years ago. It’s a tradition steeped in Missouri’s rich history, and in the 1850’s this is the way Missourians brought in the harvest season. “Most musicians are trained in the era.  They play dulcimer, hammer dulcimer and guitars,” said Jonathan Klusmeyer. The potato peeling starts at dawn […]

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    Stunned survivors narrowly avoid disaster during tornado at Hillsdale Lake

    MIAMI COUNTY, Kan. — Folks spent Saturday sifting through the rubble following a tornado touchdown at Hillsdale Lake on Friday night. In the midst of surveying the damage, survivors told FOX 4 they realized how close they came to losing their lives. “We went to get in our truck to get wood,” camper Judy Meyers recalled. That singular decision probably saved Judy and James Meyers’ lives. When the tornado ripped through the Scott’s Creek campground, they ran for the concrete […]

  • FOX 4 and Band of Angels’ partnership helps local family cope with loss through music

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Band of Angels and FOX 4 have partnered for the fifth year to help collect band and orchestra instruments for kids in the metro whose families couldn’t afford them. FOX 4 Carey Wickersham brings viewers a special story on the impact music is making in the life of a local family. Watch her report in the video player above.

  • Hundreds run to support brain cancer research at Head for the Cure benefit race

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — More than 5,000 people raced through the streets of Corporate Woods in support of research for brain cancer Sunday morning. Head for the Cure started 13 years ago after the founder’s brother died of brain cancer. Team Little Owl had more than 250 members there on Sunday, running in remembrance of little Allie Fisher. They were the largest team on the course. “Every year we are like, ‘there is no way we can top our team […]

  • Aspiring military pilots attend the Kansas City Air Expo-Air Show

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol had a lot to take in at the Kansas City Air Expo-Air Show on Saturday. Most of them have military aspirations. As FOX 4’s Carey Wickersham reports, recruiters love that the kids are being groomed for service so early. Watch in the video player above.

  • Mom teams up with 11-year-old daughter to be her arms and legs for triathlon

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo — Hundreds earned an evening on the couch Sunday night after completing a big challenge. About 350 people competed at the Jackson County Triathlon, and duathlon. They swam, biked and ran to the finish line in the Midwest’s oldest triathlon. One woman did all three while pushing and pulling her 11-year-old daughter. Eleven-year-old Cecilia comes from a family of athletes and her mom, Debbie Niemann, makes sure cerebral palsy doesn’t keep her sidelined. “As a parent if […]

  • Japan issues WWII surrender documents to America 70 years ago Saturday

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Seventy years ago Saturday marked the beginning of the end of World War II, and back then it was sinking in that our men and women serving in the war were finally coming home. President Harry S. Truman announced an unconditional Japanese surrender the evening of August 14th, 1945. Two atom bombs dropped in Japan changing the mind of the emperor there, and ended the war on the final front. On August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered, with the […]

  • Metro families in need line up to get back-to-school must haves

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Only a few short weeks between now and the start of school, and with so much to do to get ready, thousands of families in the metro accomplished much of it in one stop on Saturday. The best part is it was all free. United Services joined forces with St. James United Methodist to serve families in need. The church said they gave away about 5,000 socks and shirts during the event. Watch FOX 4’s Carey […]

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    Police identify two homicide victims killed at birthday party in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police have identified the two people killed at a large family gathering on the northeast side of Kansas City late Saturday night. In total five people were shot during the incident. Police said the shooting incident happened during a birthday party, outside a home at Thompson and Colorado, turning the event into a large disturbance with several witnesses. On Monday, police identified two of the five shooting victims. Antonio Hernandez, 31, and Omero Garcia, 39, were […]

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    First responders help raise money for Special Olympics

    OLATHE, Kan. – Tug of war, obstacle courses, relay races and more are all part of a big competition between first responders in the metro area. Money raised from the competition goes to Special Olympics. The opening ceremony took place early Friday morning in Olathe, Kansas. Click here to learn more about donating to the Special Olympics.