Charly Arnolt joined the FOX 4 team as a morning reporter in November 2011.

Before packing her bags to head to Kansas City, Charly worked as a freelance reporter at FOX 59 in her hometown of Indianapolis. Prior to that, she worked as a multimedia journalist at WSAZ, the NBC affiliate in Charleston-Huntington, WV.

Charly graduated summa cum laude from American University in Washington, DC where, along with broadcast journalism, she studied Spanish and criminal justice.

She enjoys traveling, shopping, playing sports, and is attempting to learn how to cook!

As a Midwest native, Charly is thrilled to call Kansas City her new home!

If you have any story ideas (or a recipe you think she should try!) please email Charly at

Recent Articles
  • Woman remembered for spontaneous charm and contagious smile

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – A week after getting news of her death, Michelle Russell’s friends and family came together to remember the 19-year-old. Police said they believe Russell was shot outside of a Motel 6 in the Northland on the night of November 21 and her body was discovered in an abandoned car the following afternoon in Independence. During Russell’s visitation on Friday, close friends said they want only to think of the best of times, even though the pain hurts more […]

  • Gay couple adds fifth child to their uniquely blended family

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — One metro couple is celebrating Thanksgiving after adopting a five-year old son, but at the same time are forced to face the prejudices that come as a result of being gay parents. Joe Beck spends a lot of time in family court trying to find foster children permanent homes, but last Friday, his time in front of the judge was personal. “I was very nervous sitting in the courtroom. I was concerned I was going to say […]

  • Healthy eating initiative in full swing for Jackson County’s corner stores

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An initiative to bring healthier food options to Kansas City, Missouri’s urban core is in full swing. On Saturday members from the Kansas City Health Department were at the Indiana Market convenience store off 36th and Indiana offering free healthy samples to raise awareness about the program. Since late spring, Indiana Market has begun stocking their shelves with some healthy food choices, as an alternative to the traditional convenience store foods it sells. Dannica James, one […]

  • Lawrence man served as an altar boy at JFK’s funeral

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — President John F. Kennedy’s funeral took places 50 years ago, just days after he was assassinated in Dallas, and a metro man remembers it as if it just happened yesterday. Reaumur Donnally, Jr. served as an altar boy 50 years ago at JFK’s funeral. “I was only a 12-year-old boy. I didn’t understand a lot of things, but I could really feel the love and the dignity and the reverence for what was taking place and it […]

  • Early Black Friday start times get mixed reviews

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence Shopping Center is joining the likes of major retailers, such as Target, Best Buy and Walmart, which are starting their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day. In past years, the mall has opened at midnight to kick off Black Friday, but this year people will be able to start shopping beginning at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The decision is being met with some resistance. “I’m not really for it,” Keri Borcher, shopper, said. “I think […]

  • Prayer vigil held for Kansas City man shot in his home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Friends and family of 40-year old Jonathon Cruz gathered Saturday afternoon to share memories and beg for justice for their slain loved one. Cruz was shot to death Thursday afternoon in his home off 77th Street near The Paseo. The vigil was held at the crime scene. Cruz was referred to as a father, a brother, a friend, and a top-of-the-line musician who went by the name Ace Duce. “My brother was an artist, my brother […]

  • St. Joseph woman charged with endangering the welfare of child

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — A St. Joseph woman is behind bars after police say she neglected an infant. Megan Wright has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child under the age of 10 months old. According to the probable cause statement, St. Joseph police say an infant living in a home off Ridgeway and West Cliff Street was found extremely malnourished. Police said Wright did not seek medical treatment for the baby, which had to be hospitalized. Court […]

  • Congress to pass EpiPen legislation for schools

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The deaths of two students in Virginia and Illinois from severe food allergies has prompted Congress to pass legislation which aims to save lives. President Obama signed a bill which gives incentives to schools to stockpile emergency medication for students who have life-threatening allergic reactions. This medication is epinephrine and is often found inside of an EpiPen, a device used in the event of a severe allergic reaction. The legislation asks school to keep them on […]

  • Atheist group informed its help is unneeded for Thanksgiving outreach

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Rescue Mission (KCRM) usually asks for all the help it can get to run its programs, but this Thanksgiving, the homeless shelter is turning down a certain group of volunteers based on their religious affiliation. For the past two years, the Kansas City Atheists Coalition (KCAC) has volunteered with the KCRM, an outwardly Christian organization, to deliver meals on Thanksgiving. So Joshua Hyde, the coalition’s president, was surprised to learn their help wasn’t […]

  • War exhibit provides help for KC homeless

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For Veteran’s Day weekend, a touring exhibit honoring troops from Kansas and Missouri who died in Afghanistan and Iraq came to a close and served as a giveaway for people in need. On Sunday, the American Friends Service Committee, along with the Veterans for Peace of Kansas City and the Artists Helping the Homeless Organization, gave away boots and shoes inside Mill Creek Park that were part of their war exhibit to anyone in need who […]

  • News of the typhoon hits close to home

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — News of the typhoon hit close to home for one team member at WDAF. The wife of a Fox 4 photographer happens to be from one of the areas in the Philippines hit the hardest by the heavy storm. She hasn’t heard from several of her family members since the storm hit, and so far her efforts to contact them have failed. Suyen Silvestri has called the past 24 hours, torture. She has 12 family […]

  • Parents accuse substitute teacher of assaulting their son

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The parents of an East Antioch Elementary student are pressing charges against a substitute teacher after hearing their son’s story of how she assaulted him in class. “Yesterday, on Thursday, my son comes in the same as everyday, except he’s crying,” said 11-year old Payton Jackson’s mother, Angela. “I asked him, ‘What is the matter?’ And he said that a teacher had grabbed him.” When Payton took off his jacket, his mother said she saw this […]