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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
  • Social experiment leaves parents asking if their children are safe around strangers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — How often do you tell your kids not to talk to strangers? Below is a video that’s already been viewed more than 7 million times. It shows just how easy it can be for strangers to lure children away. The Missouri Chip Program, that stands for Child Identification Program, said it proves just how important it is to constantly remind and educate children about stranger danger. You can get your child enrolled in the Missouri Chip […]

  • Bike safety tips for drivers and bikers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With summer right around the corner, it’s a good time to learn bicycle safety tips. Last year six people died in the metro from accidents that involved cars and bikes. FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell spoke with Steve White of KC Metro Bike Club for tips that both bikers and drivers can follow.

  • Clay County town watching flood waters rise yet again

    MOSBY, Mo. — More rain means more problems for residents of Mosby, Missouri, just one week after high water forced the many of the town’s 200 residents to evacuate. On Sunday morning, several streets in the Clay County town northeast of the metro were impassable due to high water. Mosby resident Thomas Sullivan spent his morning on flood watch, observing the Fishing River rise. “Every time it starts raining you wonder how much you’re going to get,” said Sullivan. Sullivan […]

  • Thousands gather at Liberty Memorial to view traveling Vietnam Wall

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Over the Memorial Day Weekend the nation honors those who paid the ultimate price for our country. On Saturday, thousands came to the Liberty Memorial to see the traveling Vietnam Wall, which is incscribed with the names of the nearly 60,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War. US Navy Corpsman Max Moore told FOX 4 that he didn’t recognize any of the names on this wall. But, he knew so many of them. “I think I […]

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    Government: Four cancer charities used money on lavish lifestyles instead of helping patients

    WASHINGTON D.C. — For five years, several members of a family collected donations in the name of cancer research and charity programs, but used the money instead for a lavish lifestyle, the Federal Trade Commission says. The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint about the alleged fraud on behalf of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, saying that almost nothing was spent to help actual cancer patients. “In some instances instead of providing cancer patients with much needed support, […]

  • Overland Park mom creates award-winning photography business

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Local mom Adrienne Maples has been featured on the cover of magazines, in newspapers and on many people’s walls. Maples has been using her photography talents to run her own award-wining photography company Adrienne Maples Photostudios. The studio is located in downtown Overland Park. Maples will be hosting a class July 25 and 31 called “Camera How!? For Moms Photography.” To learn more about Maples and her photography watch the video above then click here to […]

  • FOX 4 Daycation: Travel across the Flint Hills of Kansas to Wichita

    WICHITA, Kan. — In addition to an Aviation Museum, a good basketball team and ground that is sacred to Native Americans, Wichita is also home to a beautiful botanical garden. FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell visited Wichita to get an inside look into the botanical garden and reveal something no one has ever seen before. Wichita, which is nearly 200 miles southwest of Kansas City, offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Watch the videos below to see more.

  • Doctors warn of stroke symptoms in an effort to help prevent long-term brain damage

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — May is stroke awareness month and many medical professionals want to warn women that the warning signs of a stroke are different in a woman than they are in a man, according to a new study. The study revealed that because any women are unaware of the differences, they are often unaware of how to identify a stroke. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, but many are unaware of warning signs and symptoms […]

  • Flooding forces Mosby residents from homes

    MOSBY, Mo. — Virtually the entire town of Mosby, Missouri was under water on Sunday after strong storms late Saturday and early Sunday morning brought the Fishing River out of its banks, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate from their homes. Flood water turned streets into rivers and woods into lakes Sunday, and all Seth Laudie could do was wait. He says his cousin, Steven Laudie, was trapped inside his home with his wife and four children. “You wish you […]

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    One dead after car travels off road, strikes tree in Independence

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence Police are investigating an accident that left one person dead early Monday morning. The accident took place near 18th Terrace and Holke Road. Police said they heard reports of the accident just after 2:50 a.m. Police said the driver was traveling northbound on Holke Road when his vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle traveled through a field and then crashed into a tree. Police said the driver was transported to the hospital to be treated for what they believed […]

  • Block party aims to get more people vital health screenings

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas City, Kansas Health Fair and block party Saturday at New Bethel Church on Saturday aimed to get more people the vital checkups that could save their lives.. Hundreds of people gathered for a 5k walk and run, followed by access to free health screenings like breast exams and heart tests. Steve Hentzen is an advocate for prostate cancer screenings. He said he didn’t always take care of his health. “I took mine for granted, […]

  • Could ‘sprayable sleep’ be the answer to a more restful evening?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Are you one of the millions of Americans who can’t sleep at night? What if you didn’t have to pop a pill to get a good night’s rest? A new product going on sale in June says sweet dreams could be just a few sprays away. In the video player, FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell investigates if “sprayable sleep” really works.