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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.

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    Surveillance video catches Northland package thieves in the act

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just about every day during this holiday season, someone has had a package stolen off their front porch. Kansas City, Mo., police say it’s a problem in the Northland, but they have a good clue as to who may be responsible for some of the thefts. A surveillance camera caught someone in the act. “It shows a silver Mercedes SUV pull up, a white female gets out of the passenger seat, walks up and takes the […]

  • WWI Museum proudly hosts screening of ‘Unbroken’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Triumph and resiliency. Just two of the words being used to describe the life of Louis Zamperini. If his name doesn’t sound familiar, it will soon. His story is being shared on the silver screen in the movie ‘Unbroken’. It doesn’t open until Christmas day, but Tuesday, Kansas City was home to a screening. Legendary Films, the company producing ‘Unbroken’ called and asked if they could host a screening at Kansas City’s World War I Museum. […]

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    Police chief says officer shot in face is in ‘good spirits’

    PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. — A Pleasant Valley, Mo., police officer, shot in the face during a traffic stop on Saturday, is alert and talking. No charges have been filed against the suspect, Omar Maria, but he is behind bars in the Wyandotte County jail on an unrelated federal warrant He was arrested in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday morning after a standoff with police. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting that severely injured officer Jacob Baldwin. “It’s the […]

  • Accidental text serendipitously sent to couple looking to help out during holidays

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Calling the wrong number happens all the time and can be embarrassing. But have you ever sent a text to the wrong person? It happened to a Lee’s Summit woman recently and it turned out to be one of the best mistakes she’s ever made. For two years now, ReStart volunteers Janet Smith and Ann Klockau have hosted a holiday tea for female residents. One of the highlights, giftbags given to each of the women. But […]

  • Seven injured, two seriously, in explosion at rail car repair facility near Atchison

    ATCHISON COUNTY, Kan. — An explosion inside a GBW Railcar Services facility sent metal flying and workers to hospitals on Thursday. The 911 call was placed just after 2 p.m. The Atchison County Sheriff’s Office reported a rail car that was carrying fuel, possibly gasoline, exploded and sent seven employees to hospitals. Ambulances rushed two of the most seriously injured to The University of Kansas Hospital’s burn unit where they’re expected to undergo a full battery of tests. “Right now they’re getting all of […]

  • Parkville officers make Christmas merry for a beloved resident

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Their job is to protect and serve, but a couple of members of the Parkville Police Department go above and beyond. This holiday season is no different, they made sure one of Parkville’s oldest residents was in the holiday spirit. Police officers appearing on the porch of a modest home in Parkville isn’t unexpected or unwelcome by Edwina Hughes. She’s in her upper 80’s, sharp as a tack, but doesn’t get around like she used to. So […]

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    Shawnee police sergeant placed on leave after being accused of violating protection order

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — A veteran member of the Shawnee Police Department was charged with violating a stalking order his ex-wife filed. Sergeant Bill Smith was arrested in Olathe Monday night and booked into the Johnson County jail. He was charged with violating a protection order just hours after it was placed. According to the victim’s attorney, Paul Morrison, there was ongoing contact between Smith and his ex since their divorce over the summer. He was repeatedly asked to stop contacting […]

  • Young girl confronted by stranger prompts alert in Gardner neighborhood

    GARDNER, Kan. — A 10-year-old girl is being praised for her bravery in the middle of a scary situation. Thursday, she went to check the mail and when she turned around, a man was standing right in front of her. The incident happened in the area of 171st and Osage and the entire subdivision is now on alert. “We immediately asked patrol to heighten presence in the neighborhood,” Sergeant Steve Benz with the Gardner Police Department said. But that’s not […]

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    Chiefs help kids sack Christmas gifts, ensuring a special holiday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We are just three weeks away from Christmas and the stores are getting more and more packed by the minute. Among the crowd at an Independence Walmart Thursday night were a dozen Kansas City Chiefs players helping kids from the FOX 4 Love Fund do some Christmas shopping. This is an important time of year for the Love Fund, making sure kids all across the metro have something special for Christmas. The kids shopping with the Chiefs got […]

  • Patients, doctors and nurses gather to celebrate the gift of new, healthy hearts

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s holiday party season, a time when family, friends or co-workers get together to celebrate. But at St. Luke’s Hospital, there’s a special party every year for a group of thankful patients. Every year the party gets bigger and bigger thanks to teams of doctors and nurses. Every patient at the party has one thing in common, they all received new hearts. One of them is Mike Crump. “It was pretty scary for a while there, he had […]

  • On “Giving Tuesday” Chiefs shop and share time with kids in the community

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several Kansas City Chiefs players used their day off to give back to the community for “Giving Tuesday.” They did so with heavy hearts. The Chiefs played its first game without safety Eric Berry Sunday night. He was sidelined for the season after a mass was found in his chest. Berry’s health is at the forefront of teammates’ minds, but they understand, he would want them helping out kids in Kansas City. “If you ever need anything he’ll […]

  • Olathe South assistant principal, spirit activities director arrested for suspicion of DUI

    OLATHE, Kan. — An assistant principal at Olathe South High School was a Twitter topic at the school Monday. News of her arrest last weekend and her mug shot were making the rounds. Denise Herman was pulled over at 1:34 a.m. last Sunday just about a block away from the Olathe Police Department. She was later booked into Johnson County Jail on suspicion of DUI. Herman is not only an assistant principal, she’s also the spirit activities director and oversees […]