Kerri Stowell is an Emmy-nominated Traffic Reporter/Producer, News Reporter at Fox 4 News in Kansas City, Missouri. Kerri moved to Kansas City in August 2010. Since then, she’s reported live from breaking news and covered numerous community events. Her favorite stories include showcasing WGN America’s first original scripted series Salem, spending a weeklong journey with the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew, and learning how to skydive with the U.S. Army Golden Knights. Kerri is a regular guest speaker at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Park University and Johnson County Community College. She also volunteers her special events emceeing skills for local organizations, including St. Mary’s Hospital’s Butterfly Ball and Child Abuse Prevention Association’s Black & Orange Bash. The Pitch (alternative newspaper) named Kerri Kansas City’s 2nd Best Local TV News Personality in 2012.

Before coming to WDAF-TV, Kerri was a Weekend Anchor at KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska. While covering Warren Buffett’s annual shareholders’ meeting, Kerri was one of the international journalists selected to sit down for a one-on-one interview with the American business magnate and philanthropist. Prior to joining KMTV, Kerri worked at KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. During her time there, Kerri was touched, both professionally and personally, by the impact of flying with the 185th Air Refueling Wing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and providing up-to-the-minute battle-state coverage during a very heated presidential election – including an interview with Elizabeth Edwards.

Kerri graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a degree in Communications, emphasis in Media Studies. During her time at UMKC, Kerri earned internships at KSHB-TV in Kansas City and KSNT-TV in Topeka, Kansas, as well as an independent cable operation in Olathe, Kansas.

Off camera, Kerri enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling the globe and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

Recent Articles
  • Blue Springs family mourns loss of three dogs who died when their house went up in flames

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A Blue Springs family is picking up the pieces of what’s left of their home after an emotional day. It was around 5:30 a.m. Friday when a fire sparked, burned their home and claimed the lives of their three dogs. Neighbors say the flames were so intense that they woke them up. Jonell Craig lives next door and shared the following pictures with FOX 4: Flames could be seen shooting out of the back of the […]

  • In memory of dads who lost their lives to violent crimes, local group hits streets to educate men about crime prevention

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Instead of partaking in baseball games and backyard barbecues, a local group is honoring dads in a different way this Father’s Day. The group is hitting the streets to educate men about crime prevention. They started their day Thursday at Leon’s Thriftway near 39th and Kensington passing out small gifts and literature on everything from conflict resolution to how to find a job. They then moved on to two grocery stores. The group consists of a handful of […]

  • Local man who served in Army for 23 years has a new place to call home

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A local Army veteran and his family got a big surprise Tuesday. Sgt. Oscar Smith, his wife and five children were overcome with emotion when they were handed the keys to a new Lee’s Summit home. Sgt. Smith then led his family through the front door. The family says they’re thrilled to make the house a home. Sgt. Smith joined the Army in 1994 and served for 23 years. He spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan. The […]

  • South Kansas City Alliance to host open meeting to address trail safety

    The Kansas City Police Department needs your help. Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered four men on or near a local walking trail. The interim police chief is updating the public on the case. The latest victim was Mike Darby, the owner of Coach’s Bar and Grill. All four men were killed on or near the Indian Creek Trail in the past nine months. Police are investigating to see if the murders are connected. Monday, the South Kansas […]

  • Blue Springs Police Department literally rolls out two new crime fighting tools

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — The Blue Springs Police Department rolled out a new unit Friday. The motorcycle unit is ready to hit the streets, and officers say the bikes have been a long time coming as Blue Springs has grown over the years. The city is finally big enough to support a motorcycle unit. The unit consists of two officers — Bill Ely and Chris Myers, who have more than 80 hours of intensive training. Several studies show citizens feel more comfortable […]

  • Bass Pro donates thousands of rods and reels to encourage kids to put down smartphones, enjoy the outdoors

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Hundreds of local kids will get to experience what it’s like to go fishing this summer thanks to a big donation from Bass Pro Shops. The company donated more than 40,000 rods and reels to kids to kick off a nationwide effort in the U.S. and Canada called “Gone Fishing,” which challenges kids to put down their digital devices and discover the great outdoors. Locally the donations will go to the Salvation Army’s Three Trails Camp and Retreat […]

  • Fans flock to KC Steak Company for chance to meet Eric Hosmer

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — As Father’s Day quickly approaches, a Royals favorite and All-Star Game MVP stepped up to the plate Wednesday to help fans cover their bases when it comes to dad. Fans lined up starting at 5 a.m. at the Kansas City Steak Company retail store in Kansas City, Kan., for a chance to meet Eric Hosmer and get his autograph. One fan told FOX 4 she drove all the way from Tennessee for the event. The steak […]

  • Boulevard breaks ground on new facility here in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local favorite is brewing some major news. Boulevard Brewing Company is expanding. The brewery broke ground on the multi-million dollar expansion at 25th and Southwest Boulevard, adjacent to the brewery, Tuesday morning. When finished the single-story structure will be 24,000 square-feet. The expansion will house a canning line designed to fill 350 12-ounce cans per minute. So soon — all Boulevard beers — bottles and cans — will be made in Kansas City. “We do […]

  • KC man will spend life behind bars for killing 6-yr-old girl named Angel moments after she bought bubblegum

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local man found guilty in the death of a little girl learned his fate Friday. The judge sentenced Howard Chase IV, 19, to life behind bars. Chase was convicted in the death of Angel Hooper in April. Hooper was just six-years old when she was shot and killed outside of a Kansas City 7-Eleven in October of 2014. She had gone inside the store at East 107th and Blue Ridge with her dad to buy some […]

  • New 12-field soccer complex in KCK already booked through fall

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The Wyandotte Sporting Fields, a new soccer complex in Kansas City, Kan., was unveiled Thursday afternoon. The 52-acre complex features 12 fields and is located on North 90th Street between State Avenue and Parallel Parkway, less than three miles from Children’s Mercy Park where Sporting KC plays their home matches. Sporting KC and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County look forward to the profound commercial and economic impact the complex will have in the area. “I think […]

  • WyCo. youth center looking better and brighter than ever before thanks to big donation from paint company

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — More than 30 volunteers were on hand Wednesday to give a Wyandotte County youth center a colorful facelift. PPG Paints picked State Street Project Building to benefit from its “Colorful Communities” program. The goal of the program is to bring color and vitality to communities around the world. The State Street Project provides a safe environment for youth — a place where they can receive mentoring and workforce skills. The historic building where the center operates […]

  • Five Research Med Ctr. patients who survived strokes, amputations, brain injuries say thank you

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Five trauma patients whose lives were saved by paramedics and the medical staff at Research Medical Center, 2316 E. Meyer Blvd., were reunited with them Thursday morning to say thank you. Kayla Lagud Kayla was in a minor car accident on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2016. She was headed home after spending the afternoon with her grandma and friends. She stopped at a red light when another car bumped hers. She got out of her […]