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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
  • New parking signs aim to keep reserved spots open for those who need them

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are some new parking signs popping up in the metro. The driving force behind them is a little girl. She hopes hearing her story will make a difference for other kids like her. FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell was live at Shoal Creek Elementary school with more. Catie is a Variety KC kid, and the inspiration behind the effort. The Liberty School District is the latest organization to post the new parking signs. They’re designed to […]

  • Avid bike riders rejoice as crews put final touches on bike lanes in downtown KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a grand day on Grand, Friday. The city is celebrating some improvements along one of the busiest boulevards downtown. New bike lanes now stretch from the River Market to 20th Street. This project has been in the works since 2011 and finally wrapped up Friday morning. About three weeks ago crews started striping new the lanes from the River Market to 20th Street. Sity leaders helped paint the final bike symbol on the pavement to […]

  • Local organization Christmas in October pairs thousands of volunteers with homeowners who need help making repairs

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It may only be October, but some local folks are already celebrating Christmas. At 17th and Quindaro, a local non-profit organization “Christmas in October” stepped up Thursday up to help those in need. The organization’s goal is to match volunteers with homeowners who could use a helping hand. The much-needed work always happens the second week or weekend of the month. This year nearly 7,000 volunteers will repair nearly 300 homes. All are owned by low-income, […]

  • Mo. Gov. Eric Greitens stops at RoKC to chat with owner in his quest to create more job opportunities for veterans

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Governor Eric Greitens made a stop in the metro Wednesday at a small business owned by a veteran. Gov. Greitens chose to visit RoKC, a rock climbing gym in North Kansas City, because he said he wants to create more opportunities for veterans to start their own businesses. The gym, which sits at Howell Street and 15th Avenue, is owned by Andrew Potter and his brother, Frank.  Potter came up with the idea for the […]

  • Mo. Senator Claire McCaskill visits KC to host townhall ahead of stop in Maryville

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. —  A Missouri State Senator visited Kansas City Tuesday to speak out about a number of issues. From the war on terror and tax cuts to next year’s election, Senator Claire McCaskill addressed a crowd of people at Truman Memorial Building. McCaskill has hosted more than 40 public meetings throughout the state so far this year. At each meeting people who attend had the opportunity to ask questions. Tuesday’s hot topics included President Trump’s stance on border security, DACA and affordable […]

  • Some area high schools are moving up Friday night football game times to beat the storm

    OLATHE, Kan. — Rain moving through the metro is putting a damper on high school football games Friday. A number of districts are changing the start times to avoid what mother nature has in store. At the College Boulevard Activity Complex Shawnee Mission East will play Olathe East an hour an a half earlier than originally planned. The game was originally supposed to start at 7 p.m., but the schools decided to move it up to 5:30 p.m. If for some […]

  • Truck loaded with supplies to help those impacted by last month’s devastating earthquake in Mexico departs metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Mexico is still recovering from the devastating earthquake that struck last month, and more help is on the way from the metro. A truck full of supplies left Kansas City around 11 a.m. Thursday. Fox 4’s Kerri Stowell stopped by the Westside Can Center at 21st and Jefferson to learn more about what they’re doing to help Mexico. The center says they recently teamed up with Reyes Media Group and Woodland Public Charity to start a campaign […]

  • Police department asks city to approve 21 more 911 dispatchers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Police Department wants to expand its force, and on Wednesday,  department leaders are speaking before a city committee about the 911 communications unit. Capt. Darrel Bergquist says staffing is a concern. As of October 1, dispatchers have answered more than 900,000 911 calls. That’s 12,000 more calls than the same time last year. Currently, there are 78 people in the 911/dispatch communications unit. Nearly all of those employees work overtime. The department is […]

  • Ahead of Monday’s big game, employees at Game Time Graphics are busy producing Kareem Hunt gear

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Monday is a big day at Arrowhead Stadium and the Chiefs are getting ready to take on the Washington Redskins. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and all eyes will be on rookie Kareem Hunt. The Chiefs’ running back exploded on the scene this season and fans are taking notice. Fox 4’s Kerri Stowell traveled to Independence ahead of the big game for a look at some new gear the young player just licensed. Equipped with his […]

  • Thousands of local students take field trip to American Royal Rodeo to learn about agriculture

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. —  It’s been a busy week at Hale Arena. The American Royal has hosted more than 5,000 kids  from all over the metro to give them a closer look at all things agriculture. From miniature donkeys and rodeo entertainers to learning more about where their food comes from, the kids had more than 40 exhibits to check out. There were exotic animals, heavy machinery and experts answering questions. The American Royal’s mission is to help promote agriculture education […]

  • Police arrest man they believe was holding women against their will in Overland Park condo

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A brief standoff Thursday, followed by the search for a man suspected of holding two adult women against their will in Overland Park, finally ended in an arrest Thursday afternoon. At 11:30 a.m., law enforcement ended their standoff near 95th  and Nall at the Chalet Condominiums after determining no one was inside the condo they had surrounded. They had been on the scene since a little after 9 a.m. Law enforcement on the scene told FOX […]

  • Local first responders share stories after returning from storm-ravaged Texas

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Lone Star state is still drying out after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the coast. The hurricane hit in late August. While people there continue to make progress with cleanup, local first responders are sharing stories about their time there. At city hall, the Kansas City Fire Department shared a presentation with a city council committee about their time in Texas. Nearly two dozen firefighters from KCFD and the Central Jackson County Fire District headed south after Hurricane […]