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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
  • Nervous fans stay positive before Chiefs win Sunday’s game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sunday’s game was a must-win for the Chiefs and they pulled it off! They’re now one step closer to a potential wildcard spot. FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell caught up with nervous fans before the game trying to stay positive.

  • Thanks to KCFD and Heart to Heart some metro kids will get their Christmas wish

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some metro kids will have presents under the tree this Christmas thanks to local firefighters. Saturday they wrapped up hundreds of gifts for children without a home. “I feel like these kids especially the ones that are moved every year from different houses they’re always wondering if Santa is going to find them and we are their Santa,” said founder Sherill Burnell, who started the present program 25 years ago. For the past two and a […]

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    Penny Pinchin’ Mom shows how to take hassle out of holiday shopping

    Christmas is nearly here! Are you stressed out about holiday shopping? Are you spending too much? A metro mom said she has the answer to taking the hassle out of the holidays. Tracie Fobes is the creator of the, “Penny Pinchin’ Mom” blog. She started the blog after managing to pay off $37,000 in a little more than two years. Now, her presence online has grown to having nearly half a million followers on her Facebook page. She said the […]

  • Community forum looks to improve relationship between KCPD and the public

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Creating a better relationship between police and the community was a topic during a community forum at a local church Sunday morning. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church near 45th and Main brought in a Kansas City, Missouri Police Major as the featured speaker. “We feel that the more dialogue that is in the community between the minority community and the white community in other words the more dialogue, the more things that can be resolved,” said […]

  • Small Business Saturday encourages shopping to stay local

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saturday, November 29 is ‘Small Business Saturday’, a day when Americans are encouraged to shop small and shop local. Started in 2010, Small Business Saturday was officially recognized by the US Senate in 2012 and grows every year. Stores in Brookside say they get a big boost during the annual shopping event. “There’s always a lot of people in the area, but then with the small business it just kind of brings an extra rush too […]

  • Army helps veterans transition to civilian jobs with new intern program

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Some metro soldiers say this Thanksgiving they’re grateful to have a job. A new program is helping soon-to-be veterans get real-world experience in their chosen profession before they ever leave the military. One of those veterans includes a Fort Leavenworth soldier currently interning with the city of Olathe IT department. Sergeant Rick Karlson is the first in the metro to take part in the Army’s Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. Active duty soldiers in their […]

  • 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.