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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
  • Wounded WyCo deputy back home and doing well

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.  — A Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot seven times at a Kansas City, Kansas, gas station earlier this month is back home, and his family says that he’s doing well. The family of Deputy Scott Wood told FOX 4 that he walked out of the hospital under his own power on Thursday. “It’s great. I never thought we’d be at this point when it first happened, but our faith in God brought us through everything,” […]

  • Students head to Capitol to combat budget cuts for Mo. libraries

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dozens of local students are upset that Missouri libraries have taken a hit with this year’s budget cuts and plan to rally on the Capitol steps Wednesday. Students are set to board buses early Wednesday morning and head to Jefferson City to join hundreds of other student from across the state for the “Save the Mo. Libraries” rally planned for Wednesday afternoon. The student are upset that Missouri libraries will lose about $6 million with more big cuts planned […]

  • Firefighters and residents watchful over St. Joseph wildfires

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The small wildfires in St. Joseph, Mo. have been contained as of Monday morning. The St. Joseph Fire Department said heavy smoke and a few burning embers were still in the area but nothing significant. The fire started Sunday afternoon in Elwood, Kansas. The fire department said 100 acres have been destroyed so far. The Fire Department monitored hot spots Sunday and Monday, but said their biggest concern was for Monday afternoon as the temperatures rise […]

  • Huge crowds pack Bartle Hall for Planet Comicon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Huge crowds packed Bartle Hall for the final day of Planet Comicon Sunday. Hundreds of people lined up before the doors even opened for the comic books, stars, robots, and costumes. “It’s awesome because you can express yourself any way you want and it’s like-minded people who enjoy the same things you do,” said James Porrello, who drove in from Jefferson City to spend all three days at the event. Many outsiders looking in say they […]

  • Olathe Northwest to hold forum following student’s positive test for tuberculosis

    OLATHE, Kan. — Hundreds of Olathe Northwest students will be tested for tuberculosis, after a classmate tested positive. The school will hold a forum on Tuesday where health experts will talk to parents and separate fact from fiction about TB. A letter was sent home to parents last week from the Johnson County Health Department about the case, and 315 students will be tested at school starting Wednesday. TB is difficult to get, but it’s spreads through coughing and sneezing. […]

  • Teddy Bear Clinic provides an educational, uplifting appointment for kids at Children’s Mercy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Monday morning, kids who have to spend time in Children’s Mercy Hospital are participating in a fun and uplifting appointment as the Teddy Bear Clinic is now open. Fox 4’s Katie Ferrell visited the clinic and has more on how it helps patients understand their hospital stay.

  • Carjacking victim says he was forced to drive to ATMs at gunpoint

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a carjacking where a suspect took a vehicle at gunpoint in downtown KC. Police say the suspect took a victim’s vehicle and fled with two other victims inside. The carjacking took place near a bar at 9th and Washington in downtown KC according to KCPD, and one victim got out at the Millennium Super Stop at Truman & Cleveland. A store clerk told FOX 4’s Katie Ferrell that one victim told people at the gas […]

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    KCMO church burns in overnight fire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri church burned overnight Sunday. Clearwater Mission Church at 8th and Woodland Avenue is still standing, but is badly damaged on the inside. Not everything was lost. An old bible survived the fire and was found untouched in the rubble. “This bible was on top of the table, unharmed,” said Pastor Loreen Gaddy. She said it’s a sign from God. “In all the devastation, things damaged, water damage and everything the word of […]

  • Hundreds march through KC honoring 50th anniversary of historic civil rights event

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saturday marked the landmark 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama. To honor and remember the historic civil rights event hundreds marched from a Kansas City, Missouri park to the I-70 Bridge on Prospect Avenue. The symbolic route mirrored the journey those brutally beaten in Selma took as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge trying to vote. “Hey, hey, ho, ho, these poverty wages got to go,” chanted marchers. Fifty years ago thousands marched for […]

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    Three arrested but unclear if they’re connected to critical shooting of WyCo. deputy

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A deputy is listed in critical condition after being shot multiple times early Wednesday morning by armed robbers. Police said that a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy walked in to 7-Eleven off Shawnee Drive and  635 around 1 a.m. to get something after getting off work. The deputy was inside at the counter when three men walked into the convenience store. Police said they think these men were planning to rob the store and ended up shooting the off-duty deputy. It […]

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    KCMO school board will vote about demolition of Thacher Elementary

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Mo. school board will vote about tearing down Thacher Elementary Wednesday. The board has considered tearing down the building that is more than 100 years old for a while, but first granted the “Save Thacher, Save Our Schools” group several extensions to find a developer interested in redeveloping the site. The Grassroots group said it has an interested developer and could bring this building back to life. The group said they could bring […]

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    Academy Awards speech sparks debate over gender pay gap

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patricia Arquette’s used the Academy Awards stage as a political platform Sunday. Arquette’s comments brought women in the audience to their feet and caught the attention of millions of Americans. “It is our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America,” Arquette said. Gender pay equality has been on President Obama’s agenda most recently calling for a law to ensure women are paid the […]