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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
  • Kansas City neighborhood holds fourth annual wiffle ball tournament for charity

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals game Sunday wasn’t the only one that was standing room only. Every year a Kansas City neighborhood comes together to put on the Philllip Scimeca Wiffle Ball Classic. This year the tournament sold out in just minutes. It features dozens of teams and more than a hundred players with all proceeds benefitting Variety the Children’s Charity. And, it’s held in neighbors’ backyards. The tournament was started by 15-year-old Phillip Scimeca when he was just […]

  • Free public health fair draws dozens to metro church

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A free public health fair drew dozens to a Kansas City church Saturday. The event was organized by the church Bishop whose story is inspiring more than just her congregation. Bishop Saundra McFadden-Weaver is used to preaching from the bible at the Community Fellowship Church of Jesus Christ. These days she’s still preaching, but a different message. “I don’t get sick anymore. My energy lasts throughout the day. I’m not out of wind when I get […]

  • KC native actor and comedian Rob Riggle host KC SuperStar event, winner announced

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Blue Valley teen, Keith Klein, has been named Kansas City’s newest KC SuperStar! The finals for KC SuperStar were held at Johnson County Community College Sunday night. And, as finalists took the stage hoping to be the next SuperStar they were joined by a Hollywood star. The event was emceed by Overland Park native Rob Riggle. The actor and comedian is a Shawnee Mission South High School graduate who said he is a big proponent of […]

  • Olathe Fire Departments helps 100 area football players take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    OLATHE, Kan. — You’ve seen the countless videos of people pouring buckets of ice water on their heads. But, are people donating? The ALS Association says yes! The organization said Saturday that it had raised $62.5 million dollars compared to just $2.4 million dollars during the same time period last year. That’s 26 times the amount of money. And, the organization credits the boost to the continued popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Saturday morning the Olathe Northwest High School […]

  • Video shows the amazing way sunscreen blocks out dangerous UV rays

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you wear sunscreen everyday? A new video that has more than 10 million hits shows just how damaging the sun’s rays can be. It will make you think twice about ever leaving the house without sunscreen. The video is called, “How the Sun Sees You.” It was produced with an ultraviolet camera and shows the damage the sun causes to skin and how sunscreen blocks out bad rays. Dr. Molly Menser, DO with Sunflower Dermatology […]

  • New website helps motorists track automotive recalls, repairs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new website that helps drivers find out if their vehicle has been recalled and needs work will launch on Wednesday. In the past year alone millions of vehicles have been recalled for everything from faulty ignition switches to dangerous airbags. There’s been so many vehicles recalled it’s hard to keep track. Well, now the new website SaferCar.gov ability to check for automotive recalls. The national highway traffic safety administration is behind the free website. It […]

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    Too early for flu shots? Health Dept. says no

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Summer doesn’t officially end for a few more weeks. But some stores across the metro are already offering flu shots. Both the Health Department and Walgreens say it’s not too early to get one. The CDC says flu vaccination should begin soon after the vaccine becomes available, ideally by October. The Health Department says studies about how long flu vaccine protection lasts in your body is inconclusive. The mentality is better to be safe now than […]

  • American Red Cross says summer vacations and holidays cause blood donations to drop

    OLATHE, Kan. — Labor Day means a long weekend for millions of Americans. It also means a low blood supply for the American Red Cross. The organization said more people on vacation means fewer people donating. Shirley Lusk, a member of the congregation at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Olathe, helped organize a blood drive Sunday. She helps put on blood drives at the church every six months. “There’s such a need for blood and it’s important that we get people […]

  • Metro kids learn how to stay safe at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — From riding the bus to crossing the street we all want our kids to be safe going back to school. Saturday hundreds of metro kids learned some valuable life lessons while having fun. It was Safety Day at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead in Overland Park. Saturday kids play with and feed goats, get inside of a fire truck and sit in a Children’s Mercy medical helicopter. “School’s about to start, it’s time for kids to […]

  • Man dead, woman injured after police pursuit ends in car crash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man is dead and a woman has been hospitalized following a police pursuit that ended in a car crash. The crash happened at 45th Terrace and Pittman Road at approximately 1:25 a.m. on Wednesday. The chase started at 1:20 a.m. in Independence and ended in KC with officers pursuing a driver who was refusing to stop. The Independence Police Department says an officer was trying to stop the driver for an unspecified traffic violation in the area of […]

  • Residents escape two-alarm house fire unharmed

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — A fire burned for more than two hours early Tuesday morning at a house in the 4100 block of W. 110th Terrace. Fire crews were called at about 2:15 a.m. when a passing driver saw flames and called 911. “We received a 911 call from a motorist who saw the smoke and flames. Our first officer started this direction and from about eight blocks away could see smoke and flames showing. So we knew it was going […]

  • Students head back to school in KCMO, KCK

    KANSAS CITY — School started for students in both the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District and Kansas City Public Schools. FOX 4 was on hand as students and teachers made their way into classrooms at a brand new school in KCK and newly reopened school in KCMO. Katie Ferrell and Kim Byrnes have the reports in the videos.