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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
  • New initiative aims to make Prospect Corridor safer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Prospect Avenue corridor has been long considered one of Kansas City, Missouri’s most dangerous neighborhoods. But a new initiative is working to make the neighborhood safer for everybody. The new public safety project is a partnership between the No Violence Alliance, the Kansas City Missouri Police Department and other neighborhood groups working to reduce the crime, drugs and prostitution the East Side neighborhood so dangerous for many residents. “There’s some hot spots in the area […]

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    Celebrate Earth Day by getting involved

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s Earth Day! A Day dedicated to helping protect the planet. There are several ways you can get involved right here in the metro. Below are a list of events. Take Back Earth Day Rally and Lobby Day State Capitol, Jefferson City 2 p.m., Capitol Rotunda The Thomas Hart Benton Group Sierra Club and 350KC http://greenabilitymagazine.com/green-events/take-back-earth-day-rally-and-lobby-day/ Tree Planting, Heartland Tree Alliance 9 a.m. – Noon Westside Neighborhood, along Southwest Boulevard https://www.bridgingthegap.org/calendar/ Earth Day E-Recycling Event Sprint […]

  • Lee’s Summit police detective battles rare flesh-eating bacteria

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Lee’s Summit police detective is fighting for his life Monday after being diagnosed with a rare flesh-eating bacteria, according to Josh’s Story listed on Caring Bridge. The story said that Josh Ward, 34, went to the emergency room three times over the past week to try to determine the cause of severe pain and when doctors realized he had necrotizing fasciitis, which is a serious bacterial skin infection that spreads quickly around the body’s soft tissue,  he […]

  • Secret storm shelter works to ensure that cell phones work in storms

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. —  As severe weather season rolls in, the Verizon Wireless Mobile Switching Center or “The Switch” is working to ensure your cell phone still works in an emergency. The high-tech building is meant to sustain everything from tornadoes and earthquakes to fire and flooding. Due to security reasons FOX 4 can’t reveal where the Mobile Switching Center is located, but we can say that it’s here in the metro on the Kansas side and switches and routes millions […]

  • Thousands of kids pack the K for Scout Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Did you know The Royals’ Jeremy Guthrie is an Eagle Scout? Sunday was the 6th annual Scout Day at the K for the Royals game against the Oakland A’s. Over 14,500 Scouts and their families got discounted tickets to watch the game and go on the field. And, FOX 4’s own John Holt was honored with a special Scout Award. Scout Day at “The K” is one of the biggest scouting events in the country. Scout Leader […]

  • Fire destroys historic KCMO home, injures 2 firefighters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas City Missouri firefighters were injured while battling a fire at an historic mansion on Saturday. The early-morning fire near 37th and Madison in the Roanoke neighborhood destroyed the 100-year-old Jarboe Mansion. Fire officials say that the firefighters sustained minor injuries after falling when a staircase inside the home collapsed. One female resident of the home was taken to an area hospital after she was trapped by fire and smoke on the second floor. Her injuries […]

  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art adds four monumental sculptures to lawn

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art added a few pieces of art to its landscape Tuesday. Four monumental sculptures, The Four Seasons, were installed on the South lawn. The sculptures were assembled by five individuals who were a part of the team that helped artist Philip Hass create the sculptures. The 15-foot-tall sculptures were originally created in Great Britain. Crews will use a crane, forklift and cherry picker to help assemble the sculptures. Construction on the sculptures […]

  • Kansas City’s iconic fountains to be turned back on

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fountains all around Kansas City will be turned back on Tuesday as part of Fountain Day. As part of the celebration, 48 of Kansas City’s public fountains will be turned back on. Kansas City’s first fountains were built as a water source for people, horses, birds and dogs to drink out of. The first city built fountain was at 15th and Paseo in 1899. Unfortunately, the fountain was destroyed in 1941. Many of Kansas City’s fountains […]

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    Thousands expected to gather and remember those killed in JCC tragedy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the shootings at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom. Thousands are expected to gather for a Peace Walk Monday evening. There’s also a memorial mass and bench dedication. Below there is a list of the full schedule of events. Monday, April 13th Memorial Mass 8:15 a.m. St. Peter’s Parish KCMO Balloon release following service at 9:15 a.m. Bench Dedication 2:30 p.m. Blue Valley High School In memory of Reat Underwood […]

  • Waitress celebrating half-century serving up burgers, memories

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Judy Eddingfield has had just one job in her entire life—but if you really love what you’re doing, then why change? Eddingfield this week celebrated her 50th anniversary as a waitress at Winstead’s on the Country Club Plaza. She’s been there so long that she remembers when you could get an entire meal for under a dollar. “Could get a fry, a single, a fry and a coke for 65 cents,” said Eddingfield, who started working […]

  • More students and staff members to be tested for TB at Olathe Northwest

    OLATHE, Kan. — Additional students and staff members at Olathe Northwest High School will be tested for tuberculosis Wednesday. Last week, 75 more individuals were identified as possibly having contact with the infected student and as a precaution, they will be tested. Those to be tested will join 300 other students and staff members who have already been tested for tuberculosis. The push for testing for tuberculosis came after a student tested positive for active tuberculosis. Since then, 27 other cases […]

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    Metro woman launches ‘Seven Days’ campaign to encourage diversity and tolerance

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  —  A metro woman who lost her son and father in the shootings outside the Jewish Community Center is trying to turn her great loss into something gained — for our world. Seven Days, a week long campaign for diversity and tolerance, launches Tuesday called “Seven Days.” The goal of “Seven Days” is to promote understanding among all among races, religion and cultures and encourage kindness. Thousands of shirts will be sold starting Monday, the one year anniversary of […]