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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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    More without power after storm rolls through metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Power and Light is busy Wednesday morning restoring power to portions of the metro after strong winds and heavy rain left some places without power. Just before 5 a.m. KCP&L reported that nearly 10,000 customers were in the dark and did not have power. KCP&L also had crews on the scene  of a fallen power line near 34th and Wyandotte in Kansas City, Missouri. Just last week, more than 100,000 homes were left without […]

  • Local kids compete in 11th annual Youth Triathlon

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Triathletes are known for being tough. And in this case, really cute! Hundreds of kids biked, ran and swam in a youth triathlon Sunday morning at the Jewish Community Center in Overland park. “It’s pretty adorable when you see all these little teeny tiny bikes. The kids don’t know where they’re supposed to go. The parents are there cheering on and these kids they just come with their whole heart and just out here to have […]

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    KC super fans help those in need through Habitat for Humanity

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Saturday Kansas City Super Fans put their team spirit to the test to benefit metro families through Heartland Habitat for Humanity. Which Kansas City sports team has the best fans? Everyone has an opinion! Cats typically climb trees, but Saturday morning the Royals’ ‘Cat Suit Guys’ climbed ladders. “This started as a joke, but ultimately it’s presented a lot of opportunities to help people in need,” said Royals Super Fan Paul Long. Fans representing the […]

  • Motorcyclist dies from injuries after crashing into police van

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man from Independence has died after after crashing into to the side of a moving police van early Wednesday morning. Police said the van was heading north on Van Brunt when the motorcyclist came from West 31st and broadsided the van around 1:30 a.m. Police said the collision was so strong that it caused the van to spin. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital and immediately underwent surgery but  later died from his injuries. A friend […]

  • Streetcars on track to be completed by fall

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a year of construction, KC streetcars are almost finished. Getting around downtown has been a huge pain since work started on the streetcar line, but construction crews say the project is now more than 80 percent complete and cars could start running in a little more than three months. KS streetcar constructors say work is expected to wrap up sometime this fall and streetcars could be seen on the road for testing shortly after that. The […]

  • Lenexa summer camp explores new topics

    LENEXA, Kan. — Summer Camps are not all about sports and the outdoors anymore. A local camp in town experiments with science, art and more. FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell visited Lenexa for a sneak peek inside the STEAM Camp.

  • Area cyclists enjoy Kansas City during the Ride the Fountains Tour

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What’s the best way to see Kansas City’s fountains? By bike! More than 300 cyclists did a bike tour of dozens of the town’s beloved landmarks on Sunday, while at the same time raising money to help keep them running. After a 24 mile ride Sunday, Mitchell Williams was ready to go again for another 22. “It`s sort of a stress reliever. When I get on my bicycle I just go into another world. I can […]

  • Tons of baseball players take the field to participate in Lee’s Summit West summer baseball camp

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, nationwide interest in little league baseball is on the decline, but in Kansas City interest in the sport is growing. Baseball players at Lee’s Summit West School helped to prove the article wrong as players took over the baseball fields to work on their skills at a summer baseball camp that wrapped up Wednesday. “It really just helped me with the fundamentals, getting everything just sound” former Lee’s Summit West […]

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    Kids and Cars warns parents to look in the back seat before you lock up

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Local organizations in the metro said a simple habit can save lives this summer. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said since 1998 more than 635 children across the United States have died from heat stroke after being left in hot cars. “Think it can’t happen to you… think again!”  Kids and Cars, an organization that aims to prevent more hot car deaths, said a simple stuffed animal in the front seat when your child’s in the […]

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    Health officials search for those who could have been exposed to rare form of TB

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Doctors say a woman who contracted an extremely rare form of tuberculosis spent time in Missouri before being hospitalized. Now health officials are trying to track down anyone she may have come into contact with. Health officials haven’t said exactly where in Missouri the woman spent time before getting treatment, but did say the form of TB the woman has is very rare, deadly and difficult to treat because it is drug resistant. The search includes people in Missouri, Illinois, […]

  • Supermarkets notice increase in demand for healthy foods

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  A new study says Americans are finally eating healthier. The research study out from the Hudson Institute shows that there has been a shift in buying trends when Americans head to the grocery store. Between 2009 and 2013, Americans chose healthier and lower-calorie foods about 60 percent of the time. “So if you don’t get on the bandwagon with these products you’re actually leaving money on the table, ” Hank Cardello of the Hudson Institute.  “So it […]

  • Kansas continues to make strides towards a balanced budget

    TOPEKA, Kan. — It is unlikely that Kansas will have a balanced budget by the end of Monday. The Senate approved a budget bill late Sunday night, but that bill is now awaiting approval from the House. If the House approves the Senate plan, it means higher taxes for Kansas residents. The mayor also said the approval of the bill would also means less money for city services like police officers and firefighters. Income tax rates would stay the same for […]