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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
  • Firefighters knock down Kansas City house fire Monday morning

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters knocked down a house fire Monday morning near 43rd Terrace and Elmwood in Kansas City, Mo. No injuries were reported, but the home is expected to be a total loss. A woman at the scene spoke with FOX 4′s Katie Ferrell and said the home belonged to her aunt, who wasn’t home at the time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

  • Enterprise banks invite you to shred your documents this Saturday

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Ever wonder what to do with all those old bank statements, tax, investment and other personal documents? You can shred them all for free this weekend. It’s part of International Fraud Awareness Week, which began Nov. 16. On Saturday, Nov. 22, you can shred all your unneeded and data-sensitive documents from 9 a.m. until noon in at Enterprise banks in Overland Park, Olathe and Kansas City, Kan. Destroying the information is one of the best ways […]

  • Chiefs’ fans brave bitter cold temps to support their team

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The weather was anything but warm for Sunday’s Chiefs’ game. But, it didn’t keep hard-core fans away. Thousands braved the bitter cold temperatures to tailgate. As FOX 4′s Katie Ferrell found out fans have some unique ways of staying warm! Watch her report in the video player above.

  • Area YMCA hosts free kidney screenings

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — November marks National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know diabetes is one of the biggest risk factors for kidney disease? Saturday dozens of people got screened for kidney disease for free. One man drove for more than four hours to be there! The National Kidney Foundation said one in ten Americans has kidney disease. Carl Glanzman from Columbus, Nebraska said he doesn’t want to be one of them. “I beat one disease. I’m going to make […]

  • Doctor cautions against foods with seemingly “healthy” labels

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Do you think you’re eating healthy? A local doctor says a lot of the health food we eat is actually junk food in disguise, and she says it’s making us sick and fat. Every time we go grocery shopping we’re bombarded with claims like “doctor recommended” or “made with real vegetables” and it can leave your head spinning. How can you tell the real health food from the fakes? Anna Cook is in her 60′s and […]

  • Tips to detoxifying your home

    Could the products you’re using — from your cleaning supplies to personal care products — be making you sick? An area doctor says yes. FOX 4′s Katie Ferrell spoke with a woman who has tips on how to detoxify your home. Visit HealthyHomeCompany.com and ToxicTestKC@gmail.com for more information.        

  • Cerner to break ground at old Bannister Mall site in south Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s the biggest economic development project in Missouri history. On Wednesday Cerner breaks ground on its new campus at the old Bannister Mall site in south Kansas City. Cerner is making a $4.45 billion investment with its ‘Trails Campus Project.’ It’s expected to create up to 16,000 jobs over the next 10 years. The Kansas City Missouri City Council approved more than a billion dollars in tax incentives for the development this summer. The company says […]

  • Tips for winterizing your home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As temperatures drop, it’s time to get your home ready for winter. As it gets colder our home bills tend to go up. There’s a non-profit group in the metro that’s dedicated to helping you save money. It’s called Efficiency First Kansas City. It’s a local chapter of a national non-profit. They’ll come to your home and do an energy audit. They’ll give you tips on how to make your home more energy efficient. We’re talking […]

  • Electric bills expected to rise by 12 percent in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Could you afford to pay 10 to 12 percent more for electricity? That’s how much your bills are expected to go up pending an EPA ruling. New EPA rules are expected to go into effect in June of 2016 following a one year comment period that ends next month. It will cost plants billions to comply, which means some of the cost will be passed to you. Prices are expected to rise by 10 percent in Kansas and […]

  • Doctor warns of dangerous chemicals found in popular cosmetics

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ladies, could your makeup be toxic? One Kansas City doctor has a warning for you. She says our cosmetics have more than a thousand ingredients banned in other countries. Naturopathic doctor Dr. Jody Krukowski with The University of Kansas Hospital says if you’ve looked inside your makeup bag lately, what’s lurking inside is anything but pretty. “It’s not pretty! Definitely not pretty,” Dr. Krukowski said. Dr. Krukowski says hundreds of products on store shelves, from your […]

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    If you live in Kansas, your vote could decide could who controls the senate next year. It’s a race the entire country is watching. Republicans need just six seats to control the senate when the new congress convenes in January. The tight race between senator Pat Roberts and Greg Orman has the rest of the country watching and waiting. The senate race is just one of the big races drawing voters to the polls. Republican Governor Sam Brownback is also […]

  • Kansas City sports fans hope to carry Royals momentum to the Chiefs playoff season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a good time to be a sports fan in Kansas City. Chiefs fans say they’re hoping to ride the momentum of the Royals’ World Series run all the way to the playoffs. FOX 4′s Katie Ferrell caught up with tailgaters before Sunday’s game. Watch her special report in the video player above.