Karli Ritter


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

  • Training Tip: It’s Race Week!

    Posted on: 9:59 am, May 29, 2013, by

    Race director, Beth Salinger, stopped by the Fox 4 studio to talk about what you need to know for race...
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  • Training Tip: Dealing with the Heat

    Posted on: 5:52 am, May 24, 2013, by

    This week we talk to Margaret E Gibson, MD from UMKC School of Medicine.  She discusses how to handle the...
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  • Training Tip Tuesday: Overcoming the Hill

    Posted on: 8:44 am, May 14, 2013, by

    In this week’s training tip, Dina Myers, Wayne Hobbleman and Karen Raymer discuss tips to overcome the hills and hitting...
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  • Training Tip Tuesday: Eating the Right Foods

    Posted on: 8:42 am, May 7, 2013, by , updated on: 08:58am, May 7, 2013

    Nancy Treu talks about the proper foods to eat leading up to the Hospital Hill run. For more information on...
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  • Training Tip Tuesday: Proper Stretching

    Posted on: 9:00 am, April 30, 2013, by , updated on: 10:56am, April 30, 2013

    This week’s training tip is about the proper ways to stretch pre and post run.  Dr. Iodice has some tips...
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  • Weather Shadow on the Green Screen!

    Posted on: 9:02 am, April 25, 2013, by

    Jacob Kaplan stopped by the station to job shadow Karli Ritter.  He showed how comfortable he is on live TV...
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  • Training Tip Tuesday: King of the Hill

    Posted on: 8:49 am, April 23, 2013, by , updated on: 10:41am, April 23, 2013

    Beth Salinger shares the news about a few changes to the last hill of this year’s Hospital Hill Run.  For...
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  • Training Tip Tuesday: Mental Aspects of the Race

    Posted on: 6:53 am, April 17, 2013, by

    Mark Curp, a past winner of the Hospital Hill, talks about ways to succeed in the Hospital Hill Run.
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  • Frugal and Fabulous: 3D Wall Art

    Posted on: 5:23 am, April 10, 2013, by , updated on: 08:41am, April 10, 2013

    Stacy Widmar is back and showing us how to make 3D wall art on a budget!
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  • Training Tip Tuesday: Get Kids Moving

    Posted on: 8:58 am, April 9, 2013, by

    Gavin Dunn talks about pacing the kids running the 5k and why your child should run this year.  For more...
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  • Training Tip Tuesday: Long run tips

    Posted on: 7:39 am, April 3, 2013, by

    Courtney Foster of Kansas City Track Club talks about how to get through those long runs and logging miles.  For...
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  • Training Tip Tuesday: Run for a Reason

    Posted on: 10:14 am, March 26, 2013, by , updated on: 11:05am, March 26, 2013

    Amy Owen of Infant and Toddler Services of Johnson County talks about why it’s important to run for a reason.
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