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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
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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 […]

  • ‘I’m just a mom,’ Good Samaritan talks about helping Cpl. Jason Harwood in final moments

    TOPEKA, Kan. — As Topeka police prepare to say goodbye to one of their own, a good Samaritan and her son are still trying to process what happened last Sunday. Gina Barron-Jaramillo and her son Dominic were at Corporal Jason Harwood’s side moments after he was shot during a traffic stop. The mother and son were driving home after a family dinner. They saw a police car on the side of the road and wondered what was going on. As they […]

  • Topeka Police Dept. mourning loss of another friend, colleague

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Two men are in custody, one for allegedly shooting and killing a Topeka police officer, another for allegedly helping him escape. Corporal Jason Harwood, a decorated 15-year veteran, was killed Sunday during a traffic stop. He leaves behind a wife and two children. Late Sunday afternoon, Harwood stopped a car in east Topeka, and in the middle of the stop, he was shot. Authorities said the blueish-greenish passenger car then drove away. According to Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones, […]

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    KCMO Police identify Friday night homicide victim

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have identified the victim of a homicide which took place near 118th Street and Food Lane in Kansas City, Mo. on Friday night. Police said Sherrill D. Collins, 45, died as a result of a gunshot wound. Police said they responded to a shots-fired call around 7 p.m. Friday. When they arrived at the scene they located Collins who was suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at the scene. Police said a man was […]

  • JCCC lockdown lifted after prolonged search for reportedly armed woman

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A lockdown triggered by reports of a suspicious armed woman at Johnson County Community College on Thursday was lifted just after 7 p.m. The college says the threat is no longer considered credible and classes will go on as scheduled on Friday. The lockdown was ordered for five campus buildings at 3:40 p.m. and a full campus lockdown was ordered at 4:30 p.m. People were later released from campus buildings one-by-one and all cars leaving were searched by police. Though police […]

  • Triple homicide in area of Wornall and Blue Ridge.

    Suspect in Motel 6 assaults arrested, link to triple homicide still being investigated

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the early morning hours on Wednesday police arrested a suspicious person walking in the area of I-29 and NW 72nd Street in Kansas City Mo. The 34-year-old man is suspected of assaulting three people at a Motel 6 near I-29 and Barry Road. At the time of his arrest police discovered a weapon. Police said he matches the description of a suspect in a triple homicide that occurred in south Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon. […]

  • 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. […]