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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
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    KCMO school board will vote about demolition of Thacher Elementary

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Mo. school board will vote about tearing down Thacher Elementary Wednesday. The board has considered tearing down the building that is more than 100 years old for a while, but first granted the “Save Thacher, Save Our Schools” group several extensions to find a developer interested in redeveloping the site. The Grassroots group said it has an interested developer and could bring this building back to life. The group said they could bring […]

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    Academy Awards speech sparks debate over gender pay gap

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patricia Arquette’s used the Academy Awards stage as a political platform Sunday. Arquette’s comments brought women in the audience to their feet and caught the attention of millions of Americans. “It is our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America,” Arquette said. Gender pay equality has been on President Obama’s agenda most recently calling for a law to ensure women are paid the […]

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    Federal committee proposed taxing junk food to encourage healthier lifestyle

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A new report said 117 million Americans are sick because of what they’re eating. A federal committee released a massive 600 page report. The report will be used to set 2015 dietary guidelines for Americans. The report urges Americans to eat plant-based diets and proposed taxing sweets. The report claimed a change in diet can help prevent chronic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. The report is asking lawmakers to get involved.

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    Groundhouse Coffee caters to locals with open mic night and pot luck dinners

    GROUNDHOUSE, Kan. — Groundhouse Coffee in Gardner, Kan.  was voted in the top three of the “Monday Morning Grind” by FOX 4 viewers. Groundhouse Coffee offers a large space for customers and even doubles as a comedy club. Watch the video above to hear from owner Steve Hines who said he didn’t know much about coffee when opening the shop.

  • Unique showcase exhibits vintage, cost-friendly ideas for brides

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Getting married can cost a fortune! But, a unique bridal show held on Sunday proved you don’t have to go broke to have the perfect wedding. At Restoration Emporium brides came for a “Vintage Bridal Celebration” to get tips and ideas to do it on their own. “This kind of environment is a great place for them to find treasures and to find unique stuff,” said Restoration Emporium owner Chrysalyn Huff. Photographer Kia Bondurant with Kia […]

  • KCK’s new Chief of Police speaks about uniting community at public forum

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Saturday dozens of Kansas City, Kansas residents had coffee with a cop at Mount Zion Baptist Church. It was for a community forum about uniting the community with the department’s new Chief of Police. “My hope is that we continue to build relationships, continue to build trust. We’ve worked very hard over the last 20 years working with the community,” said Police Chief Terry Zeigler. KCK resident Joanne Smith said there are some things she’d like […]

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    Parents express concerns teachers in metro not required to have measles vaccine

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — As the number of confirmed measles cases continues to grow, so does the debate over whether people should be vaccinated. Parents have started asking if schools should do more to protect students from a possible outbreak in the area. “It’s one of those things you think gosh the kids all have to have it, why aren’t they applying that to the teachers,” mother Emily Gretzinger said. Teachers and school staff in Kansas and Missouri currently are not required […]

  • Boomerang Kids find appealing comforts of home following college graduation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Remember when you couldn’t wait to get out of your parents’ house? Well, times have changed. More and more college graduates are choosing to move back in with mom and dad. While one young professional told FOX 4 that she knows it may not seem cool, she also says the decision has its perks. From having more money to convenience, FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell finds out the reasons so many young adults are still living with their […]

  • Keynote speaker Michael Sam helps raise awareness for LGBT community

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former University of Missouri football Defensive End Michael Sam was in Kansas City Sunday morning. The NFL’s first openly gay player was the keynote speaker at an event promoting equality for all at The Roasterie. Sam was a standout football player in college. Now, the free agent is standing up for the LGBT community. “He’s a football player, but he’s also somebody who has been incredibly courageous and brave when he didn’t have to be and […]

  • Local church conducts free Valentine’s Day weddings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dozens of metro couples were married and renewed their vows Saturday; all at the same church! And, the love birds didn’t have to pay a thing. It’s a Valentine’s Day tradition at Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza. “Couples are coming in and they’re really… you can just absolutely feel the love in the air,” said Associate Minister Janet Nima Taylor. Over the past 15 years on Valentine’s Day Unity Temple has officiated hundreds of […]

  • Community comes together to promote re-opening of Shawnee gun store

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Monday marks one month since police said four men tried to rob a Shawnee gun store, killing one of the owners. Gun classes resumed last week at She’s A Pistol and the surviving owner, Becky Bieker, tells FOX 4 she hopes to re-open the gun store in two weeks. Sunday morning people lined up to buy memorial T-shirts in Jon Bieker’s honor. Money raised will help Becky re-open. “I’m very proud of her for wanting to keep […]

  • Olathe couple married 81 years gets honored with national award

    OLATHE, Kan. — These days marriages just don’t seem to last sometimes, with an estimated half of all marriages ending in divorce. But, that’s not the case for an Olathe couple. Dale and Alice Rockey have been married for more than 80 years. 81 to be exact. Saturday they were honored for winning a national contest. They were named the nation’s longest married couple by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. The Rockeys’ love story started more than eight decades ago in a […]