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Katie Ferrell joined FOX 4 in June of 2011. Katie anchors the FOX 4 Morning Show on the weekends and reports during the week. Katie is thrilled to be back in Missouri. She was born and raised in Strongsville, Ohio, but is no stranger to the Kansas City region. She is a proud Mizzou alumna and Tiger fan!

Prior to FOX 4, Katie spent four years at KHAS-TV in Hastings, the NBC affiliate covering Lincoln, Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney in Nebraska. There she anchored the morning and midday newscasts before becoming one of the youngest evening main anchors in the state in August of 2009. When not behind the desk, Katie was reporting. Her work in the field won her a Nebraska Broadcast Association Award in 2010. She was also an emcee and host for dozens of community events a year.

Previous to working for KHAS-TV, Katie was an anchor/reporter at the NBC affiliate station, KOMU-TV, in Columbia, Missouri. Katie anchored the Sunday newscasts and worked as a one-man band reporter, covering assignments as a photographer, reporter and editor. In 2006 Katie studied abroad working as an intern for CBS News in London. There she helped cover the Queen of England's 80th Birthday Celebration at Windsor Castle, the Da Vinci Code hearings and heated pro-Islam protests against Danish cartoons satirising the prophet Mohammed.

Katie is a University of Missouri School of Journalism graduate and has a Broadcast Journalism degree. Columbia is where Katie met her husband Danny who is a Kansas City native and Rockhurst High School alumnus. They live in Missouri with their teacup Yorkie (she's only 5 pounds full grown!) named Fergie.

Katie is active in her community with several causes close to her heart including the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program and the United Way. Katie is also passionate about empowering young women to follow their dreams and has been asked to be the keynote speaker at several events honoring female leaders. In her free time Katie enjoys traveling and adding more stamps to her passport, shopping, reading, working out, eating out and spending time with family and friends.

Recent Articles
  • Marchers push for legalized medical cannabis in Missouri and Kansas

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dozens of people marched from the Liberty Memorial to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Sunday to push for legalizing medical marijuana. They’re fighting for medical cannabis to be available in both Kansas and Missouri. Christine Bay from Lenexa helped organize the event. Her daughter, Autumn, suffers from Sodium Channelopathy, a genetic disorder, that causes her to have chronic seizures. “She is in the ICU at Children’s Mercy at least a couple times a month,” said […]

  • Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department gets a new boat, doubles fleet

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department has a new patrol boat that has a storied history. The federally decommissioned boat was used after the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy. Lt. Kelli Bailiff with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department said the addition of the boat doubles its fleet. “In 2004 of course there was the shuttle disaster unfortunately and pieces tended to spread throughout Louisiana and Texas,” she said. “This boat actually was part of the program that went […]

  • Keeping kids’ stomachs full during the summer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of Wyandotte County kids aren’t going hungry this summer thanks to a new program called Dotte Meals. Kids ages one through 18-years old can come to approximately 40 locations to get two meals a day and a snack. Meals are served at schools, community centers and even some apartment complexes, Monday through Friday through the end of July. Last year the Kansas City, Kan. Public Schools reached about 1,000 kids a day, but organizers say the […]

  • Power goes out, tree branches crack in overnight storm

    MISSION, Kan. — The storm that came through the metro area late Monday night and early Tuesday morning wiped out power to some residents and brought down tree branches. FOX 4′s Katie Ferrell and her photographer Jim Monteleone showed us one such case, at Martway and Nall in Mission. See the tree that fell in the video above.

  • Cancer survivor taking her mission of helping others to Washington

    OLATHE, Kan. — She beat cancer, and now an Olathe wife and mother of two is fighting to help others. Leesa Gabel leaves for Washington, D.C. on Monday. July 7-8 is ‘One Voice Against Cancer Lobby Day’. Gabel is representing the LIVESTRONG Foundation and her local district . There she’ll lobby lawmakers to support maintained funding of more than $5 billion for cancer research. In 2008 at the age of 36 Gabel was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, a treatable […]

  • The metro has a brand new automotive museum

    OLATHE, Kan. — Kansas City has a brand new museum. At the Kansas City Automotive Museum you’ll find dozens of vintage, classic and unique cars, which includes one that was built in the metro more than a 100 years ago. The museum opened in June after years of marketing and fundraising. Kyle Yarber is the museum’s curator and historical director. “In 2011 several car enthusiasts were talking and realized that Kansas City did not have a public auto museum that […]

  • Residents of one Liberty street suffer substantial storm damage; gigantic trees snapped by force

    LIBERTY, Mo. — A number of residents in Liberty are cleaning up an expensive mess left after Monday night’s storms; and oddly most of the substantial damage seems to be confined to one street, while others were spared. FOX 4 photojournalist Don Proctor talked to residents on Spruce St., which is east of 291 Highway and north of 152 Highway,  who were confounded by the storm’s pinpointed path, too. From what they can see, the most serious damage begins near […]

  • Church honors troops and hears from family of fallen Navy SEAL Team Six member

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — As we approach the Fourth of July we want to take time to honor our military. Adam Brown is one of the countless soldiers who have died fighting for our country. Sunday morning, the parents of the SEAL Team Six member spoke during services at Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit. Navy SEAL Chief Brown was killed fighting in Afghanistan on March 17, 2010. “He was in a point of safety and his men became under fire,” said Brown’s […]

  • Time ticking away to save school that neighbors say is crucial in redevelopment plans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Time is running out to save a school in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast neighborhood. Saturday, the group trying to save the 114-year-old Thacher Elementary met to clean up the grounds. “I’d absolutely hate to see it go,” said Dorri Partain with the, “Save Thacher, Save our Schools” organization. Since December, the group has been given three extensions to secure a developer and present a proposal to the Kansas City, Missouri School Board. The new deadline is […]

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    Healthy KC launches, seeks public input on health priorities

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What’s your prescription for making Kansas City a healthier place to live? That’s the question the city is asking. On Wednesday the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce launched a new regional health commission. Whether it’s quitting smoking, losing weight or creating a healthier work environment, Healthy KC wants your input on what your top health priorities are. Healthy KC says Missouri ranks 39th in national overall health rankings. Kansas comes in at 27th. It says […]

  • Authorities urge water safety following metro drownings

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Following recent drownings in and around the Kansas City area over the weekend, authorities are urging everyone to practice summer safety precautions. The most important measures to put into place include wearing life jackets and never swim alone. FOX 4′s Katie Ferrell has shares more summer safety tips in the video below.  

  • Kansas City’s Art of the Car Concours showcases impressive rides

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For car lovers there was no better place to be than Kansas City on Sunday. More than 200 vintage and classic cars, hot rods and others from across the country could be seen at the Kansas City Art Institute. Sunday marked the 8th annual Art of the Car Concours. On display were cars worth tens of thousands to millions of dollars. It’s a show that raises money for student scholarships at the Kansas City Art Institute. […]