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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
  • 1985 Royals bat boy remembers ‘ornery’ dugout

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals fans have waited since 1985 for this day — the day the boys in blue take the field for Game One of the World Series. Major Eric Winebrenner has also been waiting for this day. During the Royals’ last World Series appearance, Winebrenner was the team’s  bat boy. He reminisced with FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell Tuesday morning, saying he remembers how ornery the team could be. Winebrenner said it was like having a bunch of […]

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    Plaza to welcome new luxury apartments

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nearly 180 luxury apartments are coming to the south Plaza area. And that’s not the only thing. Plans also include new restaurants and offices. The new apartment complex will open next spring. A new wine bar opened over the weekend, and a Whole Foods may also call the area home. The 51 main apartments bring a much needed new influx of living options to the Plaza. Developers say the new luxury living option will be the […]

  • Lee’s Summit first responders train for massive disasters

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — For the first time ever Sunday the Lee’s Summit Police Department allowed cameras at its Mass Casualty Training Exercise. It’s an annual event that lets the Lee’s Summit Police and Fire Departments work together to be better prepared for the worst. The training exercise took place on the campus of Summit Technology at 777 NW Blue Parkway. The scenario?  A person with a gun and explosives inside the campus of Summit Technology, and multiple people and […]

  • Area school gets brand new playground thanks to national contest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A local elementary school will be getting a playground makeover after recently winning a big prize. Recess will never be the same for kids at Gordon Parks Elementary Charter School in Kansas City, Missouri. It won a national contest this summer. Saturday thanks to the $20,000 prize it broke ground on a state of the art playground. “Today I’m feeling excited,” said nine-year-old student Makenzie. Until now recess hasn’t been much at the school. Students had […]

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    Area church talks Royals baseball and the bible Sunday

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Have you seen the funny sign put up by a local church? The one that reads: “Thou shalt not steal, unless you are Billy Butler.” Well now it’s getting a lot of national attention. During Sunday services pastors at the Prairie Village church talked about baseball and the bible. You expect to hear a lot about god and the bible in church on a Sunday. This Sunday at Asbury United Methodist Church near West 75th and […]

  • Local soccer complex wears pink for breast cancer awareness

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Did you know breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall? That’s according to the Susan G. Komen organization. Saturday thousands of girl soccer players wore pink to help kick out the deadly disease. Even the soccer balls, flags and some referee jerseys were pink. “I think people when they see pink and they see that pink ribbon they think oh breast cancer and I think that symbol’s […]

  • Volunteers lend a helping hand for home improvements

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of volunteers gave their time Saturday to be a good neighbor to those in need. Armed with ladders and paintbrushes on Kansas City’s east side and hammers and nails in the Northland, hundreds of volunteers descended on neighborhoods across the metro to give struggling families a home makeover. “It makes me feel like I hit the lottery,” said Valerie Clark. Fifty Honeywell volunteers with Rebuilding America, a national non-profit that gives low income homeowners critical […]

  • Road trip to see the Royals play Angels won’t be a frugal excursion

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you want to see the Kansas City Royals continue its playoff run in California in person, it’s going to cost you, so how much are you willing to pay to see the Royals play in Los Angeles? FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell crunched the numbers and has the answers in the video.

  • Kansas City painted royal blue as fans eagerly anticipate playoff game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We all know about Red Friday, so consider this day Blue Tuesday! Kansas City is painting the town royal blue in honor of the Royals’ playoff run! The Royals are also hosting “Take the Crown Day” at The Country Club Plaza. Starting at 7:30 a.m.at the JC Nichols Fountain you’ll find Sluggerr, KC Crew members, and there will be face painters, stilt walkers and tons of free giveaways including T-shirts and other Royals gear. On Monday […]

  • Community celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Repertory Theatre is celebrating 50 years! Saturday hundreds came out for a free block party on the UMKC Campus to commemorate the milestone. “Kansas City Repertory Theatre is a world class professional theatre based in Kansas City, Missouri,” said Executive Director Angela Gieras. Founded in 1964 by UMKC Theatre Professor Dr. Patricia McIlrath it now puts on eight plays a year with paid actors, singers and students. “She wanted her students to be […]

  • 89th annual American Royal Parade

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a Kansas City fall tradition; the American Royal! Saturday morning thousands came out for the American Royal’s 89th annual parade. Four thousand people marched in the parade including active duty military, veterans from every conflict, boy scouts, marching bands and others. The parade kicks off two months of events including the World Series of Barbeque next week. FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell brings you the sights and the sounds from downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the video […]

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    Man sought in connection to officer shooting incident apprehended

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Monday the man wanted for questioning in connection to a shooting incident involving a uniformed police officer has been apprehended. Police released a photo of the man asking for the public to call 911 if they knew him. Two hours later police said the man pictured here was taken into custody peacefully. Police were searching for a man who fired at a uniformed police officer after the officer interrupted a […]