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Karli Ritter joined FOX 4 in March of 2007 and now forecasts for FOX 4 News from 4:30-9:00 a.m.

Karli's passion for weather started at a young age while she was growing up in central Florida. In between the afternoon thunderstorms, she would often track every hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean on her own personal tracking map. Then she saw a waterspout in the Florida Keys...she was hooked!

Her passion led her from central Florida to the panhandle, where studied at Florida State University. While there, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. During her time at FSU, her involvement with a student-run weather show started her on the path to becoming a television meteorologist. After graduation, she worked in Sarasota, Fla, and Montgomery, Ala.

Since moving to Kansas City, Karli has become involved with Girls on the Run, serving as a head coach since 2008, March of Dimes Bikers for Babies and the FOX 4 Love Fund. She also earned her Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal in November 2007 from the American Meteorological Society. Karli also enjoys storm chasing and goes out to chase severe weather any chance she can.

When she's not in the FOX 4 Weather Center, Karli enjoys traveling, cooking, fishing, running (three marathons and counting!), spending time on a boat just about anywhere and playing or watching any sport.

Karli and her husband, Chris, are so happy to call this part of the country home. They live in Kansas City with their two dogs, Luci Lu and Kona.


Recent Articles
  • cooking

    FOX 4’s Cooking with Karli recipes

    Chicken Spiedini Ingredients: Four 6oz boneless skinless chicken breast halves ¾ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup Amogia Sauce (recipe follows) Directions: 1. Place chicken breasts between sheets of plastic film; pound chicken gently with a meat tenderizing mallet until very thin, about 1/4 inch thick. 2. In a mixing bowl, combine bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. 3. In shallow dish, combine olive oil and melted butter. 4. Dip chicken into […]

  • Training Tip: It’s Race Week!

    Race director, Beth Salinger, stopped by the Fox 4 studio to talk about what you need to know for race week.  For more information on the Hospital Hill Run, or to volunteer for race day, visit their website: http://www.hospitalhillrun.com

  • Training Tip: Dealing with the Heat

    This week we talk to Margaret E Gibson, MD from UMKC School of Medicine.  She discusses how to handle the heat while running.  For more information on the Hospital Hill Run, or to volunteer for raceday, visit their website: http://www.hospitalhillrun.com

  • Training Tip Tuesday: Overcoming the Hill

    In this week’s training tip, Dina Myers, Wayne Hobbleman and Karen Raymer discuss tips to overcome the hills and hitting the wall.  For more information on the Hospital Hill Run, visit their website: http://www.hospitalhillrun.com

  • Training Tip Tuesday: Eating the Right Foods

    Nancy Treu talks about the proper foods to eat leading up to the Hospital Hill run. For more information on the Hospital Hill Run, visit their website: http://www.hospitalhillrun.com

  • Training Tip Tuesday: Proper Stretching

    This week’s training tip is about the proper ways to stretch pre and post run.  Dr. Iodice has some tips for the right things to do to prevent injury.  For more information on the Hospital Hill Run, visit their website: http://www.hospitalhillrun.com

  • Weather Shadow on the Green Screen!

    Jacob Kaplan stopped by the station to job shadow Karli Ritter.  He showed how comfortable he is on live TV and his first time in front of the green screen!

  • Training Tip Tuesday: King of the Hill

    Beth Salinger shares the news about a few changes to the last hill of this year’s Hospital Hill Run.  For more information on the Hospital Hill Run, visit their website: http://www.hospitalhillrun.com

  • Training Tip Tuesday: Mental Aspects of the Race

    Mark Curp, a past winner of the Hospital Hill, talks about ways to succeed in the Hospital Hill Run.

  • Frugal and Fabulous: 3D Wall Art

    Stacy Widmar is back and showing us how to make 3D wall art on a budget!

  • Training Tip Tuesday: Get Kids Moving

    Gavin Dunn talks about pacing the kids running the 5k and why your child should run this year.  For more info or to register go to http://www.hospitalhillrun.com

  • Training Tip Tuesday: Long run tips

    Courtney Foster of Kansas City Track Club talks about how to get through those long runs and logging miles.  For more information on the Hospital Hill Run, visit their website: http://www.hospitalhillrun.com