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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 officers’ special delivery is just what the doctor ordered for young leukemia fighter

    LATHROP, Mo. — They say laughter is the best medicine, but when a 12-year-old Lathrop girl had to go into the hospital, she learned pretty quickly that a police SWAT team can have some healing powers as well. Brittany Kistner was diagnosed with leukemia in November. She’s in the beginning stages of two years of treatment, and last week she hit a wall and wouldn’t eat, ending up at Children’s Mercy Hospital. “I have acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It’s leukemia in my […]

  • Residents in Overland Park neighborhood feel uprooted by construction

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A neighborhood on Switzer between 91st and 95th has a huge mess on its hands. Several construction projects are going on at once. It can have it’s advantages once it’s finished, but getting there could be trying. Rebecca Hamel is like many people who live in the neighborhood, and Hamel says a major construction project has literally uprooted some of its charm. “We fell in love with the trees along the streets and in the backyard, big lot sizes, […]

  • Lawrence police officer jailed on suspicion of domestic abuse

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Lawrence police officer is spending the night in the Douglas County jail and facing some serious charges. A woman filed a report on Monday night alleging domestic violence. Early Tuesday morning, the officer was arrested. The 32-year-old officer has been with the department since August 2011. Fox 4 is not naming him until he is formally charged. Very little information is being released about the case in order to protect the victim and her identity, but the officer’s […]

  • Student-run program encourages people to embrace their individuality

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Stay weird, stay different. It’s the message that came from a passionate acceptance speech at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Graham Moore won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay, then shocked everyone when he confessed to trying to kill himself at the age of 16 because he felt weird and different. He encouraged others who feel the same way to strive for excellence, and when they achieve something like he did, to pass along his […]

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    Girlfriend speaks out about KC police officer indicted for shooting her unarmed boyfriend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A police officer who shot a man last summer now faces charges after a Jackson County grand jury decided to indict him. The officer, Jacob I. Ramsey, 31, is charged with Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action. On Friday, Ramsey appeared in court for arraignment, pleading not-guilty and waiving his right to a jury trial. A judge will hear evidence and decide his case. Sources say the charges are related to the June 2014 shooting of […]

  • Sheriff’s office teaches simple self-defense moves that can fend off attackers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to fighting off an attacker. It’s a message Clay County sheriff’s deputies are happy to share with anyone who wants to learn. Self-defense classes offered by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office are geared toward women, but some of the lessons learned are for everyone. One of the first things instructors told the women who took a recent class, the best way to get away from […]

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    Police search for gunman after KC man and his dog shot

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police scoured a south Kansas City neighborhood for a shooter on Monday night. The shooting happened at a home near Belleview Avenue and West 111th Street. One man was shot multiple times and taken to a hospital and initially listed in serious condition. The victim has since been updated to stable condition. FOX 4’s Eric Burke reports from the scene that the man came home at about 7:40 on Monday night and his dog ran out of the […]

  • Shooting stirs south KC neighborhood not known for violent crimes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s been a busy and high-profile past year for police officers in the south Kansas City. The highway shooter, five people killed in the Woodbridge subdivision and the brutal murder of 14-year-old Alexis Kane have kept investigators busy. Then on Monday night, someone shot a man in his driveway and killed his dog near Belleview Ave and W. 111th Street. The scene on Monday night was scary for neighbors, the latest in a series of violent acts that aren’t common […]

  • FAA regulations closely tailing new commerical drone technology

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Gone are the days when people flew remote control planes and helicopters for fun or sport. Thanks to advances in technology, new aircraft practically fly themselves, and with the ability to strap a camera on board, it’s becoming a booming business that the government is closely tracking. Whether you want one small enough to fit in your pocket, or one that can fly at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour and shoot picture perfect […]

  • DNA evidence left behind by suspected serial robber helps police crack case

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six weeks after a business owner was beaten and robbed at gunpoint, he’s completely healed. Franco Cupini is also relieved because a suspect is behind bars. Fifty-three-year-old Edward Thomas faces several charges for three separate robberies. One happened in July, another in August, and then finally it to Cupini’s just before Christmas. It was DNA evidence left behind at the popular Westport eatery that led to the arrest. “Thirteen years we’ve been here, never had any problems,” explained Cupini. […]

  • Woman suffers critical injuries after car rolls over embankment, lands upside down

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A car rolled down an alley and off a ledge before landing upside down, 20 feet below on Thursday night. The woman who was in the car is listed in serious condition, but is expected to live after she suffered life-threatening injuries. It happened just before 6p.m. near Truman and Hardesty. Police say the woman had just returned home and had three kids in the car. When she got them out, the car started to roll […]

  • Local store owner recalls relationship with Chris Kyle, talks about rifle used in America Sniper

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Kyle is considered the most lethal sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills. He was an expert with a rifle and when he found a gun he liked, that’s what he used. It turns out some of them were custom-made just north of the Missouri River. Kyle liked them so much that he mentioned “GA Precision” in his autobiography. “Chris was really fond of this rifle in particular, the Gladius that we made,” […]