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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
  • Metro organization gives individuals with special needs ability to ski

    WESTON, Mo. — A metro organization is helping people with all types of disabilities learn to ski. The nonprofit pairs volunteers with anyone with special needs; those who are blind, have autism or use a wheelchair. Sean Gilbert, 20, uses a wheelchair. He can’t walk and he’ll never be able to run. But, on the slopes he’s as fast as everybody else. “When he is skiing it’s the only time he gets to experience speed where he’s under control and […]

  • Family resource center gets revamped thanks to metro donors

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Imagine cooking for hundreds of people in your own kitchen. Things would get kind of cramped! That’s exactly what a metro charity does every week. But, thanks to some generous donors in the metro it’s finally able to expand. Every week the True Light Family Resource Center at 31st and Charlotte in Kansas City, Missouri serves meals to hundreds of men, women and children. “This is the best meal maybe, maybe the only meal for some […]

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    Protests planned for Martin Luther King Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — Kansas City Police said they intend to closely monitor Martin Luther King Jr Day protests, marches and rallies that are planned to take place Monday. The protesters will use the protest as an opportunity to highlight the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Some protesters here in metro said they intend to be arrested for civil disobedience according to police chief Darryl Forte. A four mile march is planned to begin at the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist […]

  • Mayor Sly James addresses race relations in the Kansas City metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Could what happen in Ferguson, Missouri happen here? On Sunday morning Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James talked about race relations in the metro at a local church. He said Kansas Citians are doing a good job but said we can do better. “It doesn’t take much to start a fire one match and a can of gasoline can start something and we never know who’s got the match or where the gasoline may be so […]

  • Shawnee time capsule opened after 25 years underground

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — What do you remember most from the 90’s? This week the City of Shawnee unearthed a time capsule buried 25 years ago. The city revealed the mystery contents in a special ceremony Saturday. The time capsule was buried in front of City Hall on January 13, 1990. “They left a message for us here in 2015 that it should be re-opened and revealed to the citizens of Shawnee of 2015 to find out what was in it,”  […]

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    Tax Tips to keep crooks from claiming your money

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you wait until the last minute to file your taxes? A FBI Agent said don’t procrastinate this year. He said the later you file the more your tax return is at risk. Jeff Lanza warned of a scam that has crooks claiming your refund check. He said because of massive cuts this year it’s a scam the IRS is less likely to be able to stop. It’s called identity theft refund fraud. With just your name and social […]

  • Reverend says he’s intended target of metro church’s vulgar vandalism

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Vandals spray painted vulgar messages on the outside of a Kansas City, Kan., church over the weekend, and the pastor says he was the intended target. Police responded to Strangers Rest Baptist Church, 2052 N. 5th St.,  to take pictures and file a report.  The pastor of the church says he’s been targeted and harassed before and believes he know who is responsible for the vandalism. “It’s street language directed toward me and I am angered, […]

  • Community raises thousands for injured football player, eagerly awaits his return home

    OLATHE, Kan. — On Saturday thousands of dollars were raised for Olathe East football player James McGinnis. The high school senior has been getting treatment at a Nebraska hospital since September after suffering a traumatic brain injury during a game. His family tells FOX 4 he could be released from the hospital as early as February. Saturday hundreds met at Olathe East for a pancake breakfast to help pay for James’ expensive rehabilitation at a Lincoln, Nebraska hospital. His father […]

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    Ways to recycle Christmas trees and holiday lights

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From Christmas trees and old lights to used wrapping paper, we generate a lot of trash over the holidays! Did you know you can recycle some of that waste? It won’t cost you a thing. The EPA said Americans buy 33 million live Christmas trees a year. Ray Cole told us it’s important to he and his wife that theirs doesn’t end up in the landfill after the holidays. “It’s kind of our little contest that […]

  • Shawnee All-Electric House takes you back to the 1950’s

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Do you remember what Christmas was like as a kid? For one more week you can go back in time at Kansas City’s All-Electric House in Shawnee, Kansas. There you’ll be transported to Christmas in the 1950’s! The house is located at the Johnson County Museum. Amanda Gunderman, who gives tours year round, said it’s a home that hasn’t changed much since the 1950’s. “You come in and it smells like 1954 or you even have people […]

  • Mother Nature puts holiday travel plans in jeopardy

    From snow in Colorado and Chicago to tornadoes in the southeast, millions of Americans are wondering how their holiday travel plans are going to pan out. FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell reports from Kansas City International Airport.    

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    YMCA celebrates the holidays with a community breakfast

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Christmas is still a few days away, but hundreds of metro kids had breakfast with Santa Saturday. The free community Christmas celebration drew more than 500 people to the Linwood Family YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri. “I honestly didn’t expect it to be this big of a turnout so just coming out and seeing the community actually come together is amazing,” said mom Elishia Daughtry who came with her son. Guests got to eat breakfast and […]