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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 Love Fund for Children. 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 teacher shortage expected to get worse if funding issues aren’t resolved

    OLATHE, Kan. — The growing teacher shortage in Kansas is only expected to get worse as school funding remains in turmoil. Olathe is one of the biggest school districts in the metro as it employs some of the largest number of teachers in the state, but new numbers say it’s getting harder to get teachers to stay. One of the reasons is money. Teachers in Kansas make nearly $9,000 less per year compared to the national average. The national average […]

  • Art professors from China and Kansas City come together to build impressive sculptures

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Artists from across the globe are in Kansas City this summer. They’re teaming up with the Kansas City Art Institute to create dozens of life-size sculptures and works of calligraphy. In the Richard J. Stern Ceramics building at the Kansas City Art Institute 7,000 pounds of clay is being transformed into masterpieces. “Everybody has their own unique style and bodies of work they’re creating,” said Assistant Professor of Foundation with the Kansas City Art Institute Misty […]

  • KCMO officially gets new city council

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saturday Kansas City officially got a new City Council. All members were sworn in at a formal ceremony at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine Jazz District. Nine of the 12 members are new. But, many are familiar faces. Of the nine new members, six are current or former attorneys. One is a former mayoral candidate. And, two are former state lawmakers. The council’s newest members said they’re ready to get to work. “You […]

  • Photo courtesy of FOX 4 photojournalist Steve Silvestri.

    Water main break in Shawnee causes drivers to take detour

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — A water main break is causing drivers in Shawnee to find a new route along their early morning commute Wednesday. The break is at 68th Terrace and Midland Drive near the Tomahawk Woods neighborhood. Mary Cawby with Water One say the water main break is a 16-inch break. Water crews were able to shut off the valve just before 8 a.m. so they could start making repairs. Cawby wasn’t sure how long it would take crews to make repairs. […]

  • Circus Arts Camp gives kids unique opportunity to learn fun, new skills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Circus Arts Camp is a unique and challenging opportunity to delve into the circus arts. Students will learn juggling, mime, clowning, hula-hooping, magic tricks and more.  The week will conclude with a circus for family and friends to show of their new skills. Kansas City Young Audiences is offering one more summer camp before school resumes. Space is still available. Musical Theater Camp 8-13 year olds August 3rd-7th Art Sampler Camp 5-7 years olds August 3rd-7th For more […]

  • Can separate sleep save your marriage?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Is your significant other keeping you up at night? More and more happy couples are sleeping apart. They said it`s the only way they can get any rest! Some even said sleeping separately saved their marriage. “I see a lot of couples who sleep separately,” said Dr. Shais Jallu, MD with St. Luke’s Hospital. Similar to millions of Americans, Vanessa Tyrell snores. As she found out during a recent sleep study…really loudly! “The sleep study technician who […]

  • Metro All-Stars

    Athletes, long-time friends share what inspires them in their sport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four metro all-star athletes all went to St Peter’s grade school and are now sports stars. FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell caught up with Conor Law, Jackson Terry, Sydney Hunter and Matt Thorman to find out what inspires them to play their sport.

  • Fan giveaway

    Salvation Army to donate more than 1,000 box fans to help those needing relief from the heat

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Starting Monday July 27th, the Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri is giving away more than 1,000 new box fans to people in need in the metro. Recently Westlake Ace Hardware  stores across the metro hosted a fan drive to benefit the Salvation Army. Kansas City area customers donated enough that the organization was able to buy the more than 1,000 new fans. Fans will be distributed by The Salvation Army throughout the summer to […]

  • Sewage has leaked into Kansas River for the 3rd time in 4 months.

    For 3rd time in four months, raw sewage leaks into Kansas River

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Raw sewage has been dumped into the Kansas River, not once, not twice, but three times in four months. It happened in Topeka and all that water flows to Kansas City. The first leak happened in April. The second leak earlier this month sent 50 million gallons of sewage into the river unnoticed before it underwent a secondary cleaning process. The third spill happened on Tuesday, July 21. In April, an Olathe city spokesman said that […]

  • In Brookside, flooding delays grocery store shoppers and causes street to buckle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Price Chopper at Brookside had to clean up flood water before it could open to customers Monday morning. They posted a sign that said the store would be ready at 9 a.m. The Price Chopper sits in a low area and with the heavy downpour, water found its way inside and posed a hazard to customers. As FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell reported on flooding in the KC area Monday morning, she was live at Price Chopper […]

  • Yoga on the Steps aims to benefit those affected by breast cancer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Most people have heard about pancake breakfast and 5K fundraisers, but what about doing yoga for a good cause? Sunday morning more than 150 people met for the third annual Yoga on the Steps at Barney Allis Plaza in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The charity benefits the organization, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and those affected by the disease. Marcia Pinkstaff, from Colorado, is a breast cancer survivor. “I went through chemotherapy, double mastectomy, radiation, three other surgeries and […]

  • Chipotle

    Chipotle Cultivate Festival hopes to change the way people think about food

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands came out for the Chipotle Cultivate Food, Ideas and Music Festival Saturday at Penn Valley Park. It’s the first time the event has been held in Kansas City. Organizers said they hope the event sparks a food movement. Teresa Poppingo, the owner of Poppy’s Ice Cream and Coffeehouse in Lee’s Summit, was one of several local vendors at the festival Saturday. Poppingo, talking of her homemade ice cream, said she only serves the best. “We […]