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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
  • Good Samaritan and detective’s efforts end with return of lost savings bonds

    CLAY COUNTY, Mo. — The saying “finders keepers, losers weepers” doesn’t apply to a Clay County woman. When she found a huge stash of savings bonds, she tried to find the owner. A few weeks later, and with the help from a Clay County detective, the bonds are back in the hands of the rightful owner. “I was really shocked and then we he told me the story about how someone bought one of my books and found it in […]

  • UMKC students work to promote positive dialogue following Ferguson unrest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Almost three weeks after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., concerns still linger. Classes just resumed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and for some it was the first time they’ve seen their fellow students who are from the St. Louis area. Students gathered Thursday night on campus for a rally to promote peace and awareness. There are many students at the school who are worried about their friends and family in St. […]

  • Tow truck drivers light up Berkley Riverfront Park in honor of Blake Gresham

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tow truck drivers work around the clock, and often end up helping people on the side of a highway. Two years ago, one of them was hit and killed while helping a stranded motorist. Wednesday night, dozens of drivers gathered at Berkley Riverfront Park to pay tribute to Blake Gresham and raise awareness. Gresham was 18 years old. He was on the Kit Bond Bridge helping a stranded motorist when a truck fatally sideswiped him. Wednesday […]

  • Little machine spurring big changes in high school hallways

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Gone are the days of tracking tardies for some high school teachers. Technology is doing it for them. With the new school year just underway, word is out in the hallways – don’t be late. Blue Valley Northwest and Southwest both have the Tardy Tracker, and it’s coming soon to Blue Valley North. The teachers love it! The students? Not so much. It’s just as small as a credit card machine, but it has made some […]

  • Family and friends gather to pay respects to Ottawa teen shot by police

    OTTAWA, Kan. — A store parking lot in Ottawa turned into a makeshift memorial for a teen shot by police. Friends and family gathered Monday night to remember 18-year-old Joseph Jennings. An officer shot and killed him Saturday night. Initial reports say police were called to the Orscheln parking lot for a man waving a gun. Family and friends are now frustrated, angry and sad. They say Jennings didn’t have to die. While they wait for answers, all they can […]

  • August heat wave cooled for woman in need by Bishop Sullivan Center program

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A triple-digit heat index is hard for anyone to deal with. Combine being older and heart problems with the oppressive heat and it can quickly become dangerous. This latest heat wave has been difficult for Sue Hixson, but thankfully her hospice social worker recognized the need and reached out for help. Her central air went out a couple of months ago, at first it wasn’t a problem. “We had that wonderful cool weather, so I didn’t […]

  • Coaches focused on safety as much as preparation in practice as heat peaks at dangerous levels

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The heat and humidity can be brutal just walking to and from your car, let alone working out for long periods of time. That’s why coaches all across the metro keep an eye on their student athletes. Blue Valley Northwest in Overland Park delayed the start of its Thursday afternoon football practice because of the heat. Blue Valley School District, just like every district in the metro, has a heat protocol to follow. Depending on temperature and the […]

  • Blue Springs marching band conducts Ice Bucket Challenge in grand fashion

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — If you’re going to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, you might as well pick a hot day! The Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment Marching Band took it one step further and decided to have everyone participate at the same time. Go big or go home, this marching band went beyond big. They quite possibly could hold the unofficial record for the most simultaneous bucket dumps. In order to have all 320 band members ready […]

  • Increased patrols expected after rash of car burglaries at Overland Park hotels

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — If you live or work in Overland Park, expect to see more police officers in the area of I-435 and Metcalf. More than three dozen car break-ins happened overnight Tuesday at seven different hotels. Police believe it was the work of one or two people and they could be driving a red Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix. A car fitting that description was seen in at least two hotel parking lots overnight. The majority of the cars […]

  • Sprint announces sweeping changes in getting back to the basics

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Say goodbye to Sprint’s ‘Framily’ plan. Starting this Friday, Overland Park based Sprint says it is getting back to the basics and getting back in the cell phone game. The announcement was made by new CEO, Marcelo Claure. On the Sprint campus Monday, the company served notice to competitors that it intends to double them up in more ways than one. Sprint has been a part of the metro for years and wants to continue. In […]

  • Police checkpoint targets drivers with revoked or suspended licenses

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some police in Kansas City, Mo., spent much of Wednesday evening looking for drivers who had suspended or revoked licenses. FOX 4’s Eric Burke was at a police checkpoint where hundreds of drivers were stopped and their licenses were inspected.

  • Royals fans flock to the ‘K’ Tuesday night

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals fans are proving, they will support a winning team. After an eight-game winning streak vaulted the Royals into first place Monday night, fans made plans or changed their plans to head to the K on Tuesday. The Oakland Athletics ended up beating the Royals 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning streak. FOX 4’s Eric Burke was at the Truman Sports Complex where he spoke to fans.