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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
  • A big week for Kansas City sports

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday night was all about the Chiefs, Tuesday the Royals, Sporting KC on Wednesday and NASCAR this weekend. But a win by the Royals would sprinkle in even more games, making this week one of the biggest the metro has ever seen. Check out the video in the player above to find out more about one of the biggest weeks in Kansas City sports history.

  • Woodbridge neighbors come together for closure after 5 community members were killed

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People came together Thursday night in a South Kansas City neighborhood to take a step towards closure. Five members of the Woodbridge community were killed during an attempted robbery earlier in September. Thursday night, neighbors had a chance to ask investigators and prosecutors questions about the case. Dozens packed under a tent just down the block. It’s the second time members of the subdivision have met since they lost several of their neighbors. The first was […]

  • First responders want people in emergencies to know that any CPR is better than none

    OLATHE, Kan. — Johnson County Med-Act tracks every cardiac arrest call. They log whether or not a bystander performed CPR, or if an AED (automatic external defibrillator) was used. Right now, it’s only 19 percent of the time compared to the national average of 32 percent. “Doing any kind of CPR is better than doing nothing,” said Johnson County Med-Act public information officer Angela Fera said. Fera says these days CPR is easier than ever. It’s all about the hands. “You […]

  • 8th grader collapses, goes into full cardiac arrest during area cross country meet

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – A middle school student collapsed during a cross country meet and had to be taken to an area hospital. On Tuesday the Blue Valley School District was holding an inter-district cross country meet for seventh and eighth grade students from nine different middle schools at Johnson County Community College. A 13-year-old male student collapsed during the meet and went into full cardiac arrest, requiring medical attention at the scene. Before paramedics arrived, a bystander began performing […]

  • Traveling ‘Venom’ team player gets a souvenir snake bite in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  – A Branson, Missouri family has a crazy story to tell when they get home. They were in town for a soccer tournament and ended up staying a couple extra days with their son in the hospital. Ten-year-old Carlton Epps was between soccer games when he tripped and fell.  He landed on a copperhead. Carlton is responding well and is chomping at the bit to get out of Children’s Mercy Hospital. His parents say he’s handled the […]

  • Eyes of the baseball world focused on big series between KC and Detroit

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals are inching closer to ending a 29-year playoff drought. With a week-and-a-half left in the regular season, this weekend’s series with the Detroit Tigers is the biggest this town has seen in decades. “First time I’ve been here since general admission was in the outfield,” proclaimed Juston Jennings. For Jennings, that’s more than a decade. But he’s back and on the playoff bandwagon. “Kansas City’s going to show up we’re going to kick […]

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    KS Supreme Court orders Chad Taylor’s name off U.S. Senate ballot

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor’s name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate. The court’s decision Thursday leaves Democrats without a nominee, potentially making it easier for independent candidate Greg Orman to defeat three-term Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. The GOP has counted on Roberts winning re-election on Nov. 4 as they seek to recapture […]

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    South KC neighbors report strong gas smell then feel explosion

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters and emergency crews responded to a house explosion on Wednesday night in the area of 113th and Ruskin. The Kansas City Fire Department said the home is located in the 7700 block of East 113th Street. One person in a neighboring home suffered minor injuries from cuts and burns, and three houses were damaged, one a complete loss according to FOX 4’s Eric Burke who was at the scene. No one was in the home that exploded […]

  • Man sentenced to two years of probation in metro stalking case

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. – A plea agreement has brought a metro stalking case to an end. A judge sentenced 19-year-old Eric Kaplan to 24 months felony probation. He faced drug and stalking charges for wearing a ski mask and following an Overland Park woman as she left a grocery store last May. She called police and when they found Kaplan, they found that ski mask, a knife, lubrication and drugs. That woman, who asked FOX 4 not to use her name, […]

  • Witness to fatal crash recalls suspect’s demeanor, emotional scene in his front yard

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A 17-year-old faces two felonies, one count of DUI involuntary manslaughter and one count of DUI aggravated battery. The charges come six weeks after Kevin Moroney and his girlfriend, Maureen Hogg, were both hit by a car in front of Moroney’s home near 84th and Tomahawk in Overland Park. The suspect is 17 and hasn’t been charged as an adult, yet, so FOX 4 has chosen not to name him. But a witness and neighbor of Moroney’s […]

  • FBI looking into Independence police tasing of 17-year-old in critical condition

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An Independence teenager is in critical condition after an altercation with a police officer. Bryce Masters, 17, was pulled over Sunday afternoon – a short time later he was rushed to the hospital. The time period between the initial stop and the ambulance arriving is what Independence police and the FBI are now looking into. A woman who lives in the area of Southside and Main recorded a portion of the car stop in question. Masters was […]

  • Retired Marine among those honored before Royals game on 9/11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A retired Marine injured in combat no longer has to worry about making house payments. Retired Staff Sergeant Herbert Ochoa was given a mortgage free home. It was awarded to him during the Kansas City Royals game Thursday night in front of thousands of people. The Royals and all of Major League Baseball took time to remember 9/11 before Thursday’s games. Three people were selected to represent the first responders and military, all of whom were essential […]