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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
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]