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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
  • 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.

  • Teen hits and kills Overland Park father of four, 52, while he was standing outside

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park teen could be facing some serious charges after a late night accident killed a man and critically injured his girlfriend. RELATED: Overland Park man, 52, killed when teen driver crashes into parked car, pedestrians Police aren’t releasing any information about the teen, but FOX 4’s Eric Burke was able to find out who he is and discovered a criminal past. FOX 4 isn’t releasing the name of the teen, unless and until he’s charged. […]

  • Pastor praises quick thinking staff for safely evacuating partially collapsed church

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A partial collapse of a church in Kansas City’s Old Northeast sent dozens scrambling Thursday morning, including 44 children. At about 10:30 a.m., a large portion on the back of Rios De Agua Viva church collapsed, but quick thinking staff members jumped into action and nobody was hurt. Pastor Hermino Leal was fighting back tears when talking about the way his staff reacted in a dangerous situation. “I’m very proud of my staff, they take very […]

  • Chiefs talk about kicking off the preseason; get Arrowhead parking info here

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Parking at Arrowhead Stadium will be a little different for the club’s first preseason game on Thursday, August 7, and if you aren’t prepared, it could throw you for a loop, so to speak. On Wednesday, the Chiefs announced enhancements to the parking operation. The news release said the changes come “after a significant, encompassing review of traffic and parking issues facing fans on gameday.” The changes include: All traffic will flow in a counter-clockwise direction […]

  • Amendment to Roeland Park’s anti-discrimination ordinance passes in second vote

    ROELAND PARK, Kan. — Two weeks after voting down an amendment to its anti-discrimination ordinance, the Roeland Park City Council did an about-face and passed the amendment in a re-vote Monday night. Some called the passage stunning; others potentially precedent setting. The amendment to the anti-discrimination ordinance passed by a 5-4 margin, with Roeland Park Mayor Joel Marquardt casting a tie-breaking vote. “I think it’s showing we are a progressive city, that we care about all of our residents,” said […]

  • Woman finds valuable treasure inside used book, seeks help returning to owner

    LIBERTY, Mo. — You hear stories from time to time about people finding hidden treasures after a trip to a thrift store. A Clay County woman never imagined it would happen too her, but it did. It was a significant find, 18 $100 savings bonds worth an estimated $1,400. The woman who found them asked to be identified by only her first name, Paula. She tried to find the rightful owner, but struck out. And she wants your help. Paula […]

  • Man without arms or hands throws out 1st pitch at Kauffman, his 22nd MLB ballpark

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  An inspiring man threw a strike of a first pitch at the Kansas City Royals game Thursday night, despite the fact he doesn’t have arms or hands. Tom Willis wants you to know that no matter the circumstances, you can do anything you put your mind to.  In fact, with his appearance at Kauffman Stadium, he has now thrown the first pitch at 22 major league stadiums. “I hope through my example kids will realize if this guy […]

  • Woman says dinner with President Obama gave her a fresh perspective

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Obama’s whirlwind trip to Kansas City was packed with a speech about the economy and several side trips. One of those excursions included the president having dinner with four people who had written to him. “I don’t think it’s hit me, I’ve had everybody I’ve known since 3rd grad calling me,” explained Valerie McCaw. McCaw has become an instant celebrity of sorts, and it all started with an email she received a couple of weeks ago. […]