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Eric Burke joined the FOX 4 News Team in March 2002 as a general assignment reporter. After several years on the Breaking News beat, he's back on the streets covering a little bit of everything.

His career has taken him to stations in Midland, Texas; Waco, Texas; and Evansville, Indiana.

As a huge sports fan, 11 years in Kansas City has made him a rabid Royals fan. When it comes to college basketball, he waves the wheat! RCJH KU!

Eric remarried in 2011. He has two daughters, Jordyn and Kaitlyn. He and his wife Jeanene welcomed a new baby girl, Ainsley, in August.


Recent Articles
  • KCPD’s “secret weapon” retires after helping crack countless cases

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City has seen it’s fair share of high-profile crime stories over the past 30 years. Everything from serial killers to crimes that made you cringe. Many of the suspects were caught and convicted. What you didn’t know is that there was a common denominator, a civilian employee with the police department who retired on Friday. For 34 years, Sandy Lentz walked into police headquarters with one goal: help detectives find the worst of the worst […]

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    Bullet hits Kansas City school bus with students on board; suspect in custody

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating after a gunshot hit a school bus Wednesday afternoon near 24th and Park. Two people were involved in a shootout following a fight, one in a house and one near a house at 24th and Brooklyn, when the bus was caught in the crossfire according to KCPD. Police said a bullet entered the back of the bus in between two lights and traveled from the back of the bus  over the driver’s head and out through the […]

  • Crimes of opportunity keeping KC detectives busy with Northland auto thefts

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Detectives with the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department are swamped. Since the beginning of the new year, dozens of vehicles have been stolen in the Northland. At a pace of nearly two a day, the numbers are adding up and so is the frustration level for police. “It is frustrating when you’re working on things that could be easily prevented,” said Detective Ryan Alden. Det. Alden and the rest of the property crimes detectives are up […]

  • Metro agencies monitoring Waze app as it draws criticism from police across the country

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A GPS app for your smartphone is drawing criticism from some law enforcement agencies across the United States. The biggest complaint is that it allows users to pinpoint the location of officers. The app is called Waze. It was bought by Google in 2013 for nearly $1 billion. While its main selling point is outsmarting traffic, it does give users the ability to tell others exactly where police officers are. “As technology changes we have to change […]

  • New year starts with a spike in suburban crimes on Kansas side of state line

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Kansas side of the metro has seen more than it’s normal share of violent crimes. Robberies, carjackings, murder and kidnapping lead the list, and it’s all happened in the first three weeks of 2015. “It’s just scary to think that something like that could happen,” explained Dani Degenhardt. Degenhardt hasn’t lived in Overland Park that long, but knows it has an excellent reputation. She and her roommate were surprised to see police near their apartment […]

  • Car fire provides woman escape from abductor who police hope to capture

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police need your help finding a man who abducted a woman walking to her car Tuesday  night who was only able to get away because her car caught on fire. It was a terrifying experience for the victim. Police say she’s in her early 30’s and they fear if it weren’t for the fire, her experience could have been even worse. Police are confident the suspect’s intentions were to do more than just abduct the woman. Police […]

  • KCPD’s North Patrol getting a highly-anticipated new building

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A fixture of the landscape north of the Missouri River will be changing soon. North Patrol division, or the “Bumble Bee” station, is moving to a new location. Construction on a new building is set for this fall and it can’t come soon enough for the people who work there. Built in the mid-1970’s, North Patrol has a certain retro flair to it. You’ve seen the outside, but inside the outdated space and motif is in […]

  • Grieving KCK mother incensed by scammer trying to capitalize on baby son’s murder

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It’s been two weeks since a mother lost her youngest of six children in a drive-by shooting in the 2700 block of North Early. Shooting victim JaQuail Mansaw was only seven months old. As police investigate who shot and killed JaQuail, his mother is hopeful they will also find the person using her son’s picture to solicit donations. “I hope you see his face in your dreams, like that’s just ridiculous, that breaks my heart,” Balethia […]

  • Customer notices theft device attached to Commerce bank ATM in OP

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A customer of an Overland Park bank noticed something odd on the bank’s ATM while getting cash out, and now investigators have confirmed that thieves put a skimming device on the bank’s ATM machine. Police released pictures of the men they suspect put the device on the machine. Investigators say the men installed the skimmer on the Commerce Bank cash machine at 127th and Antioch on Saturday. Police said it appears the device was in place for […]

  • Crowd comes in waves to murdered KC teen’s vigil, angered there has been no arrest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A teenager’s body was found behind a south Kansas City waterpark Sunday afternoon, and her killer has yet to be caught. Anger and sadness were among the reasons for a vigil honoring Alexis Kane. There are dozens of vigils every year for victims of homicide, but the vigil held Thursday night had a different tone. People in attendance were angry, angry that a 14-year-old was the latest to be killed and angry no one is stepping […]

  • Convicted murderer’s Hard 50 sentence appeal frustrates Overland Park victim’s family

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — It’s been nearly five-and-a-half years since an Overland Park teenager was kidnapped and brutally killed by her ex-boyfriend and two other men. Since that time, all three men have been convicted and sent to prison. But a Kansas Supreme Court ruling overturned the sentence for Dustin Hilt. Keighley Alyea disappeared from Overland Park in late September 2006. Several days later her body was found in Cass County, Mo. Her mother thought after years of trials everything was […]

  • Woman stands ground, doesn’t allow carjacker to victimize her in downtown KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City woman trusted her instincts and kept a would-be carjacker out of her car last Friday. Little did she know, he was a suspect in a bank robbery that happened just minutes before. Despite her brush with an armed gunman, the woman was back at work Monday. “I am not a victim. I was not going to let that man take anything away from me and I didn’t let him take anything from me,” explained […]