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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
  • Authorities warn against World Series ticket fraud

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The anticipation can be exhilarating and excruciating. You want the gates to open so you can see your Kansas City Royals in the World Series, but imagine getting to the front of the line and finding out your tickets are fake. “There can be a whole lot of heartbreak getting to the game and find out you can’t get in because you got taken,” explained Sgt. Robert Rickett. Sgt. Rickett is with the Kansas City, Missouri […]

  • Platte City man accused of driving drunk through cemetery, knocking over a headstone

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A Platte City man is facing serious charges after celebrating a Royals victory Wednesday night. According to court records, the 21-year-old used the Platte City cemetery as his own personal race track. Jacob Erpelding admitted he was out drinking, celebrating the Royals win. Police and prosecutors say what he did after was worthy of criminal charges. Erpelding is in the Platte County jail thanks to an alert witness. Police say the good Samaritan called 911 about 9:30 […]

  • After rain postpones game 3 of ALCS, it’s ‘Game On!’ for Tuesday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Persistent rain on Monday forced Major League Baseball to postpone game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles. Game 3 is now scheduled for Tuesday with first pitch slated for 7:07 p.m. The game will be aired on TBS. MLB says ticketholders who expected to attend the game at Kauffman Stadium Monday night now must use their tickets on Tuesday night, with each of the other games being pushed back […]

  • In celebration of postseason success, Baltimore Avenue is changed to Royals Avenue

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On the eve of game one of the American League Championship Series, Kansas City is sending yet another strong message of support; this time from the city council. Until Thursday, there ‘was’ a Baltimore avenue, now it has a new name; Royals Avenue. They say you can’t fight city hall, but apparently it can fight for you. That’s what Councilman Dick Davis did for the Royals when he read a proclamation to ceremonially change Baltimore Avenue […]

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    Police want help to find KCK rape suspect with red devil tattoo

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are looking for a rape suspect and the lead detective is confident this isn’t the first time he’s attacked someone. Police released several pieces of information hoping the public can help identify and locate the suspect. Detective James Gunzenhauser says the victim, despite being brutally attacked, was an excellent witness and now you can help catch him. The suspect is not someone police say is scary or intimidating at first glance. “Very clean-cut, family man […]

  • Royals fever felt far and wide in the metro during team’s postseason run

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s tough to go anywhere in the metro these days and not see Royals gear. Royals fever is spreading fast, with some hoping the hometown pride gives the boys in blue a little extra boost as they head to Baltimore. Others in Prairie Village are appealing to a higher power. Leadership at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village is getting a lot of attention after changing its sign in front of the church. It reads: […]

  • Royals move on to the ALCS and ticket prices aren’t cheap

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The celebration went well into the night after the Royals swept the Angels Sunday night. The Royals are just eight wins away from a World Series title. They are feeding off the fans energy and sticking to their game plan — good pitching, great defense and speed on the basepaths. “I’ve never seen a crowd more supportive of the players than this one here, David Glass, Royals owner, said. “They’ve waited a long time for this, […]

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    Belton man charged with possession of child pornography

    BELTON, Mo. —  A 47-year-old Belton, Mo., man, who is a volunteer coach, is facing child pornography charges. Officers arrested him at his Belton, Mo. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol arrest log, troopers served an arrest warrant to Torry Rollmann at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The charge out of Cass County is possession of child pornography, a Class B felony. His profession is unknown, but FOX 4 was able to confirm Rollmann is a volunteer coach with the Belton Parks […]

  • A big week for Kansas City sports

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday night was all about the Chiefs, Tuesday the Royals, Sporting KC on Wednesday and NASCAR this weekend. But a win by the Royals would sprinkle in even more games, making this week one of the biggest the metro has ever seen. Check out the video in the player above to find out more about one of the biggest weeks in Kansas City sports history.

  • Woodbridge neighbors come together for closure after 5 community members were killed

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People came together Thursday night in a South Kansas City neighborhood to take a step towards closure. Five members of the Woodbridge community were killed during an attempted robbery earlier in September. Thursday night, neighbors had a chance to ask investigators and prosecutors questions about the case. Dozens packed under a tent just down the block. It’s the second time members of the subdivision have met since they lost several of their neighbors. The first was […]

  • First responders want people in emergencies to know that any CPR is better than none

    OLATHE, Kan. — Johnson County Med-Act tracks every cardiac arrest call. They log whether or not a bystander performed CPR, or if an AED (automatic external defibrillator) was used. Right now, it’s only 19 percent of the time compared to the national average of 32 percent. “Doing any kind of CPR is better than doing nothing,” said Johnson County Med-Act public information officer Angela Fera said. Fera says these days CPR is easier than ever. It’s all about the hands. “You […]

  • 8th grader collapses, goes into full cardiac arrest during area cross country meet

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – A middle school student collapsed during a cross country meet and had to be taken to an area hospital. On Tuesday the Blue Valley School District was holding an inter-district cross country meet for seventh and eighth grade students from nine different middle schools at Johnson County Community College. A 13-year-old male student collapsed during the meet and went into full cardiac arrest, requiring medical attention at the scene. Before paramedics arrived, a bystander began performing […]