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
  • Firefighters say apartment where 2 children were killed in fire did not have working smoke detectors

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Two children are dead and six others were injured in an early morning apartment fire Tuesday. It was around 2:30 a.m. when the fire broke out at Colonial Gardens Apartment Complex near 88th and Broadmoor Street. The fire quickly became a two-alarm fire when responding units heard reports that people were trapped. The first units on the scene were greeted by several burn patients along with heavy smoke and fire coming from the front and back of […]

  • Aiming to make a difference, state & local leaders say stopping issues impacting our youth starts at home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  State and local leaders are teaming up to make a difference, and they’re starting with teens right here in the metro. On Thursday they met with families at the Lincoln Building, 18th and Vine,  to talk about issues affecting our youth. Some of those issues include suicide, mental illness, and physical and verbal abuse. State Representative Brandon Ellington and representatives from two programs — “GYRL” and “I Am My Brother’s Keeper” — discussed ways to help teens. They […]

  • ‘Drive for our Lives’ bus tour stops at city hall to rally for health care

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A rally outside city hall saw local leaders joining health care advocates fighting for health insurance for millions of Americans. FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell is live at 12th and Locust with more. At city hall, the national bus tour called “Drive For Our Lives” launched at the end of July. It’s traveled to over 20 states and stopped at Kansas City’s city hall at noon. Mayor Sly James and former Secretary of State Jason Kander […]

  • Driver swerves to avoid deer, crashes into KC home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City family has a major cleanup project Tuesday because a car plowed into their home overnight. The collision happened around midnight near East 96th and James A Reed Road in Kansas City. Witnesses say the driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer and crashed into the house. The vehicle ripped a hole in the side of the house and left a street sign in the driveway. The woman driving the SUV was taken to a […]

  • 12 people feeling ill after possibly coming in contact with suspicious package at IRS building

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters were called to the scene of a hazardous material situation at the IRS building Friday. According to James Garrett with the Kansas City Fire Department, about 10 people were in the mail room when a suspicious package showed up. Since 10 a.m., FOX 4 has attempted to get more answers from the fire department, Homeland Security, Kansas City, Mo., police, the FBI, and the IRS, but no one has explained what happened. FOX […]

  • More than 150 dentists donated their time and talent to make local kids smile at Kauffman Stadium

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals gave local kids a reason to smile Wednesday. The team joined forces with “Team Smile” to offer free dental care to under served children. Team Smile is a non-profit organization that started in Kansas City about ten years ago. It’s created partnerships with professional sports teams and dentists across the country to help promote the importance of dental care. More than 150 dentists volunteered their time to help more than 300 kids […]

  • From one veteran to another, the trend of paying it forward continues to help local family

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —  A local veteran payed it forward to a fellow veteran in need of a car in Overland Park Tuesday. Nicholas Tirre recently lost his job that provided him with a vehicle. The veteran says looking for a new job has been difficult because he and his wife share a car.  They put the word out about their unfortunate situation, and two days later they got word another veteran is stepping up to help. Kevin Sprague was […]

  • Hawg Jaw Que & Brew donates portion of sales to KCMO and KCK fire departments

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Where there’s smoke, there is often barbecue in Kansas City. Today a popular metro restaurant is stepping up to help firefighters. At Hawg Jaw Que & Brew, all day a percentage of money made is going to two local fire departments. The owner of the restaurant, Nick Silvio, has a special interest in keeping firefighters safe. He’s a Kansas City firefighter himself. Recent studies continue to find more links between between the toxins firefighters are exposed […]

  • Year after losing cousin to heroin overdose, Gov. Greitens takes strides to crack down on crisis

    LIBERTY, Mo. — Missouri’s top dog was in town Friday and wants to crack down on the addiction crisis. At the Clay County Courthouse Governor Eric Greitens released his plan to do that. The governor spent the afternoon visiting the drug court, talking with judges, staffers and graduates about the state’s opioid crisis. Specifically the impact drug courts have on addiction treatment and what more can be done to help. “Part of the answer for what we need to do is […]

  • Parks & Rec. closes Independence park because of flooded creek, trail

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Little Blue River overflowed because of the rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning, covering most of the Little Blue Trace Trail. The trail runs from 24-Highway to Lee’s Summit Road. It’s 14.6 miles long and more of it was underwater than above water on Thursday afternoon. Jackson County Parks and Rec. crews say they haven’t seen damage to any businesses or homes along the trail. But with the high water, it’s closed on Thursday and they’re […]

  • Johnson County firefighters hose down volunteers for HAZMAT training

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — If you think it’s hot outside, we’ve found an unusual way to cool off. Johnson County Emergency workers are taking part in a special training Wednesday afternoon, and as part of the training, they’re dousing volunteers with water. At Fire Station 72, emergency workers are completing mandatory hazmat training, specifically learning how to deal with chemical exposures. As part of the process, they’re dousing volunteers with water. The scenario: a group of people were enjoying a picnic […]

  • Tree couldn’t withstand the storm, crashes down on family’s two cars in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Among the many stories following the weekend storm in the Kansas City-area, there’s this one from Overland Park, where a huge tree was uprooted and smashed not one, but two cars, as it fell into the driveway at the home near 82nd and Lamar. The Ramirez family was inside their house at the time. They heard a noise and then watched as the massive tree fell onto their cars. “It was strong raining and I came to […]