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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
  • 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 […]

  • 10th annual Whisper Walk raises money and awareness for ovarian cancer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you know the symptoms of ovarian cancer? Health experts say they’re easy to ignore. Symptoms are subtle; they only ‘whisper’ something is wrong. That’s the origin of the name for the, ‘Whisper Walk for Ovarian Cancer.’ Sunday thousands met for the 10th annual event to raise money for awareness and a cure for ovarian cancer. Terranay Teague was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just days after her 20th birthday. Like so many other women, Teague didn’t […]

  • 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 […]