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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
  • Lee’s Summit teenager shot to death, police investigate

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Police are investigating a homicide in the 900 block of NE Bristol Drive in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Police were called to the home around 10 a.m. Thursday. Police say the 17-year-old male victim was shot and killed while standing in the front door of his home. Investigators say around 10 a.m. Thursday morning the young victim got shot once in the chest and died. On Thursday night detectives were still looking for the person who shot […]

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum pres.: Magic in the air with KC so close to World Series title

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We all know what a special place the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is and what it means to baseball. However, there are many people who still don’t, but the Royals’ postseason run is helping change that “It’s been an amazing run, man. I mean, it’s been beyond our wildest dreams,” museum president Bob Kendrick said. Kendrick spoke as a fan of baseball and an expert on baseball history in Kansas City, something the Negro Leagues is […]

  • Fans may find a bargain for World Series Game 6 tickets, not so for Game 7

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The World Series Game 5 loss stung, but it appears it’s worn off for those wanting to see the Kansas City Royals tie up the series in Game 6. If you fall in that category, act fast, Game 6 tickets are much cheaper than they were Sunday. The ups and downs of this series has been a big reason why ticket prices have been all over the place, and local ticket brokers have been slammed almost […]

  • As the Royals keep rolling, superstitious fans do their part to ensure victory

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Professional athletes are known to have some superstitions. During the Royals’ run through the playoffs, some fans have picked up their own. At Kelly’s Westport Inn FOX 4 spoke with several fans who do or don’t do things when the Royals are on a roll.

  • Like a seasoned veteran, young baseball fan knows everything about the Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fans packed into entertainment districts like Westport and Power and Light on Friday night to watch the Royals, but one fan was not, because he’s nowhere near old enough to be in a bar. But don’t let Lucas Dame’s age fool you. He’s a couple of months short of his fourth birthday, but can drop knowledge about the Boys in Blue well beyond his years. His stack of baseball cards are in plastic because most of […]

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Pembroke Hill girls tennis

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two girls tennis teams from the metro won state championships last weekend. Shawnee Mission East won its fourth straight title, and our FOX 4 Hy-Vee Team of the Week won its first since 2005. Jason Lamb has the full report about Pembroke Hill girls tennis in the video.

  • Fan says World Series experience was tarnished by phony ticket, deceitful scalper

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For many Royals fans, this trip to the World Series is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so when something goes wrong, it will never be forgotten. The biggest disappointment being heard is about fans buying fake tickets. Tim Hoskins and a group of friends were excited to go to game 1 together, but they needed one more ticket. They decided to wait until they got close to the ballpark to find one and it turned […]

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    Finnegan is the only Royal to play in two World Series this year

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals are full of budding superstars and this postseason is giving them a national stage to shine on, but it also has some up and comers who are stepping up as well. When you think of Royals rookies, Terrance Gore and his lightning quick speed likely comes up first. But there’s a pitcher in the bullpen who will be part of this team for years to come and he’s already been part of two world […]

  • KCK rapper hopes anthem will help Royals “Take the Crown”

    KANSAS CITY — A KCK rap artist is hoping his song will be the Royals anthem for the World Series run. Kevin London, aka K Town, presents “Take The Crown.”

  • 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 […]