Kathy Quinn is an Emmy award-winning journalist born and raised in Kansas City. She reports every morning on FOX 4’s number one morning show. Quinn also produces a weekly franchise called “Pay It Forward” where she surprises viewers with $300.00.
Watch her video bio here: http://bit.ly/xgMm2q

During her career, Kathy has been a radio news anchor and on-air personality, a television reporter and morning TV news anchor, as well as hosting TV shows including a public affairs and TV talk show. Kathy feels lucky to be working in her hometown. She feels that people here trust her and that contributes to her many “exclusive” interviews and stories she’s reported on.

Since Kathy’s background is Mexican and Irish, she has close connections with the community in her hometown. Since she is bilingual, it has been advantageous during her reports. During a house fire in the east bottoms, the victims were brothers who spoke no English. Quinn not only had the report on first, she was able to translate for the fire investigator on the scene.

Kathy got her start in broadcasting at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where she double-majored in communication studies and history, and minored in women’s studies. Her family is so embedded in the community that they were awarded the “2005 Legacy Award” at UMKC. In 1997, she achieved a career highlight, winning an Emmy Award for a news series called “A Child’s Prayer.” Kathy detailed the trip of local doctors, including her brother, as they traveled to the Dominican Republic to repair cleft lips and cleft palates on children.

Kathy was also nominated for a second Emmy for her live reports during one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the U.S., here in Kansas City. She received her first Emmy Award for a Children’s Series, “Be Cool, Be Smart”, which portrayed dangerous situations and ways to avoid them.

Kathy hosts KC Forum on Sunday mornings on KC 102 and Q104, that was awarded a 2006 Society of Professional Journalists honorable mention and a 2014 International “Crime Stoppers” award.
But radio is no stranger to Kathy who also worked at several stations in Dublin, Ireland including Radio Nova, while attending a year of college at the University College in Dublin.

On a dare Kathy auditioned for a part in a Merchant-Ivory film shot here in Kansas City, and she got the part of “Paquita” in “Mr. & Mrs. Bridge” with Paul Newman. She also acted in another Kansas City film with Ray Liotta, “Article 99”.

When she’s not reporting the news Kathy volunteers her time as an auctioneer, career speaker and reporter for the FOX 4 Love Fund for Children.

Kathy’s husband and children work together in several family businesses including Celtic band, THE ELDERS, http://www.eldersmusic.com, Ian, her husband is the lead singer while their son, Kian, is the drummer. Andreina and Kaitlin with public relations for the band as well as working for the family art gallery, “Off the Floor Woodwork” at 71st and Wornall in Kansas City. Ian, Kian and Andreina create the wood wall art for http://www.offthefloorwoodwork.com, while Kaitlin keeps them organized with social media.

Since Kathy’s family owned one of the first Mexican restaurants in Kansas City, called “Las Palmas”, she also loves to make chicken tacos and Spanish rice for her family. Kathy also has a fourth child, her Chihuahua, Packy, who made his TV debut on FOX 4’s weekend morning show when Quinn filled in as anchor, and he also loves her chicken tacos.


Recent Articles
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    Woman allegedly pulls out gun, shoots man in stomach during argument

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man sustained serious injuries Friday morning during a shooting in the Old Northeast. Police say the shooting occurred just after 4 a.m. near 8th Street and Van Brunt Boulevard. According to investigators, a man and a woman were arguing when the woman pulled out a handgun and shot the man in the stomach. Police did not comment on the relationship between the man and the woman. The man was taken to the hospital to be […]

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    KC businesses close doors, protesters march on city hall on ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Restaurants and other businesses across the country will be closing their doors Thursday in support of a “Day Without Immigrants,” a national grassroots movement seeking to protest President Trump’s immigration reforms and highlight the contributions of the immigrant community in the United States. News of the protest has spread quickly through word of mouth and social media posts under the hashtag #ADayWithoutImmigrants, which call for participants to skip work and school, close businesses and avoid making […]

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    “You rock”: Local veteran is all smiles after he receives surprise Valentine’s Day card

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Salute to Veteran patients is a way to honor veterans for their service, and FOX 4 had the opportunity to tag along to surprise a local veteran with a special Valentine’s Day card on Wednesday. The special event is being held at Kansas City’s VA Medical Center. The salute is held annually, the week of Valentine’s Day, to honor Veterans; to increase community awareness of the Veterans Health Administration’s role in providing comprehensive medical care to […]

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    For less than $1,000 you can purchase a home on KC’s southeast side

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City wants to show a little love on Valentine’s Day to homes on the southeast side of the city. Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. homes at 5111 Wabash and 5732 Wabash will be available for the public to tour as part of the Heart of KC open house. The two homes and 50 others will be up for sale for $999; however, the houses need a lot of work. The Land Bank warns buyers […]

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    Mission to show love to one woman has students with special needs spreading cheer all over KC

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Students at Shawnee Mission North High School who have special needs are spreading some special love this Valentine’s Day. The students started out by making Valentine’s Day cards for the victim of a car crash, but the love has spread out even more. Angela Holtgraves teaches students with special needs how to better understand cues in social settings, but Holtgraves tells Fox 4 she actually learned something special from her students’ cues for Valentine’s Day this year. […]

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    Body found in ditch near Holt, Mo.

    LATHROP, Mo. — Police continue to investigate after human remains were found in a ditch near Holt, Mo. As of Monday morning, a major portion of Southeast Cannonball Road is taped off and blocked off as the investigation continues. When FOX 4’s Kathy Quinn first arrived on the scene, a deputy said investigators would return at daylight. Police have not yet said if the remains are of a man or a woman. “That’s all going to be determined later by the forensics examiners,” […]

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    Tour a tiny home or a container home at the KC Remodel and Garden Show

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Remodel and Garden Show runs from Feb. 10-12 at the American Royal Center. A popular trend at the show will be tiny homes or container homes. FOX 4’s Kathy Quinn takes you inside of the container homes in the video above. Click here for tickets.  

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    KCMO police find man in mid-20s dead in street near 23rd and Drury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating after a man was found dead in the street early Friday morning. Officer Darin Snapp with the Kansas City Police Department say officers were dispatched to 23rd and Drury around 2:30 a.m. in regard to a person down in the street. Responding officers found a man in his mid 20s dead from an apparent gunshot wound. That victim was identified on Monday as 23-year-old Michael C. Day. Rosilyn Temple with Mothers in […]

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    Veteran said he was asked to leave post office at Union Station because he didn’t have his service dog’s ID

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A veteran who served his country in Vietnam plans to protest outside Union Station Thursday to remind the community about the Americans with Disabilities Act after a clerk at the post office refused to allow his service dog inside. Michael Poland tells FOX 4 he was asked to leave the post office because he couldn’t prove his dog was a service dog. He says he walked into the post office to mail a letter Wednesday, and the clerk told […]

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    Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence heads to Topeka for 14th annual Advocacy Day

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence is headed to Topeka Wednesday for their 14th annual Advocacy Day at the capitol. More than two dozen organizations affiliated with the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence will meet with lawmakers, and their goal is keep lawmakers aware of what they do and how lawmakers can help. Every year these organizations, including groups such as Safe Home respond to thousands of hotline calls. Just last year there were […]

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    Car crashes into daycare bus near 85th and Troost, one child with minor injury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A daycare bus crashed near 85th and Troost Monday morning, but authorities are only calling the crash a fender bender. The bus was making a left to head east on 85th from Troost to the Emmanuel Family and Child Development center when a vehicle crashed into the rear of the bus. There were 12 children, ranging from infants to 10 years old, on the bus at the time of the crash. One child had a cut mouth, but […]

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    Cerner opens seventh campus in the metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of new employees will clock in for the very first time at Cerner’s new campus Monday morning. After years of planning, Cerner’s “Innovations” campus is ready to open its doors. The campus, near 87th and Hillcrest,  is Cerner’s seventh campus in the metro area. Their headquarters is based in North Kansas City. When complete the 4.7 million square foot campus will have 10 buildings and hold 16,000 employees. Monday’s phase is the first of five over the […]