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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
  • The 22nd annual Waldo Fall Festival celebrates local businesses

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What’s a sure sign of the changing seasons? The Waldo Fall Festival! The annual tradition brought thousands to the Kansas City neighborhood Saturday. It’s the 22nd year for the annual festival. “It’s just grown and grown ever since and it’s very much centered around families,” said Waldo business owner Becky Beck. Beck was named honorary Waldo Mayor by Kansas City Mayor Sly James. “It was really an honor,” she said. The festival began as a way […]

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    How to know if your child has the right car seat

    Do you know if your child is in the right car seat? A new study says most parents don’t. National Child Passenger Safety Week is underway. It’s a week dedicated to providing parents with valuable information to keep their children safe on the road. Kate Carr, President & CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, said it recently surveyed 1,000 parents with kids between the ages of 4-10 and found some alarming news. “We heard that seven out of 10 parents had […]

  • Construction causes morning mess at I-435 and Roe

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Drivers beware. Beginning Monday, all ramps at the I-435 and Roe Avenue interchange will close. And they won’t re-open for 35 days. Drivers will need to find a detour until October 20. The Kansas Department of Transportation says the ramps need to close for construction work to tie-in the ramp pavement to the new Roe Avenue bridge structures. This will complete the new diverging diamond interchange configuration. That means no ramp access from Roe Avenue to […]

  • Missouri Highway Patrol rescues motorists stranded in flash flooding

    NODAWAY COUNTY, Mo. — Storms rolled through northern Missouri Tuesday night. The Missouri Highway Patrol had to rescue motorists on a stretch of road near I-29 between St. Joseph and Mound City due to flood waters. Crews said rescues started around 12:45 a.m. and last until about 7 a.m. Wednesday. Rescue workers used a boat to retrieve people who were stranded on the roof of their vehicles, some for an hour. No one was seriously injured in the flooding. In […]

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    Hundreds of area firefighters climb up 110 stories in honor of 9/11 victims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Sunday morning hundreds of firefighters climbed the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. It was the fourth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Town Pavilion in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The climb is in honor and remembrance of the 343 firefighters who died trying to save others that fateful day. 343 area firefighters from 75 fire departments in seven […]

  • Johnson County Old Settlers Parade is largest in Kansas

    OLATHE, Kan. — The biggest parade in the state of Kansas is held every year in Olathe. Saturday morning the Johnson County Old Settlers Parade drew an estimated 70,000 people. The three day event features the parade, a carnival, concerts, street vendors, food and fun! Olathe resident Cheri Moore says it’s an event her family never misses. “Very much a tradition. The first weekend after labor day we always know where we’re going to be,” she said. Johnson County Old […]

  • Thieves crash into gas station in attempt to steal ATM, leave 2 businesses scrambling

    EDWARDSVILLE, Kan. — Police are investigating after someone drove a car into a convenience store in an attempt to steal the ATM in the overnight hours on Tuesday. They were not successful. Police said security cameras at the Phillips 66 in the 9700 block of Kaw Drive caught a suspect on video crashing into the store and then trying to steal the ATM. The owner, Adib Rawoot, who opened the store only three months ago, said he’s disappointed, but the […]

  • More kids in foster care than ever before due to parents’ drug use

    The number of Kansas children in state custody has reached an all time high. Children are taken from their homes and put into foster care for a number of reasons. The Kansas Department for Children and Families says the No. 1 reason children are pulled out of homes is because one parent or both are on drugs. In the past year in the kansas city area, that amounts to more than 100 kids. Top reasons kids are placed in foster care in […]

  • Kansas City neighborhood holds fourth annual wiffle ball tournament for charity

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals game Sunday wasn’t the only one that was standing room only. Every year a Kansas City neighborhood comes together to put on the Philllip Scimeca Wiffle Ball Classic. This year the tournament sold out in just minutes. It features dozens of teams and more than a hundred players with all proceeds benefitting Variety the Children’s Charity. And, it’s held in neighbors’ backyards. The tournament was started by 15-year-old Phillip Scimeca when he was just […]

  • Free public health fair draws dozens to metro church

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A free public health fair drew dozens to a Kansas City church Saturday. The event was organized by the church Bishop whose story is inspiring more than just her congregation. Bishop Saundra McFadden-Weaver is used to preaching from the bible at the Community Fellowship Church of Jesus Christ. These days she’s still preaching, but a different message. “I don’t get sick anymore. My energy lasts throughout the day. I’m not out of wind when I get […]

  • KC native actor and comedian Rob Riggle host KC SuperStar event, winner announced

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Blue Valley teen, Keith Klein, has been named Kansas City’s newest KC SuperStar! The finals for KC SuperStar were held at Johnson County Community College Sunday night. And, as finalists took the stage hoping to be the next SuperStar they were joined by a Hollywood star. The event was emceed by Overland Park native Rob Riggle. The actor and comedian is a Shawnee Mission South High School graduate who said he is a big proponent of […]

  • Olathe Fire Departments helps 100 area football players take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    OLATHE, Kan. — You’ve seen the countless videos of people pouring buckets of ice water on their heads. But, are people donating? The ALS Association says yes! The organization said Saturday that it had raised $62.5 million dollars compared to just $2.4 million dollars during the same time period last year. That’s 26 times the amount of money. And, the organization credits the boost to the continued popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Saturday morning the Olathe Northwest High School […]