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
  • Newest KC police recruits revive old tradition to honor fallen officers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One hundred and nineteen. That’s how many Kansas City, Missouri police officers have been killed in the line of duty since 1874. On Tuesday, the department’s newest recruits are honoring those officers who’ve gone before them. At KCPD headquarters, a memorial statue sits in front of the building. The statue has the names of the 119 officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. On Tuesday, the police academy’s recruits revived a tradition to pay tribute to the […]

  • KU and MCC announce new partnership to drastically reduce cost of higher education

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It will now be easier and a lot cheaper for local teens to get a college degree from KU. The University of Kansas announced a new partnership with Metropolitan Community College Monday. Officials from both schools say this agreement will provide a better way for Kansas City residents to get a college degree. Currently, if you go to one of the five Metropolitan Community College campuses in the metro, you can go to class for two […]

  • NourishKC creates fine dining experience to celebrate one million meals served

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Having enough to eat is something many of us take for granted. But there are people right here in our communities who won’t be eating today. That’s where the Kansas City Community Kitchen is stepping up to help. It wants to make sure everyone has a hot meal, no questions asked. FOX4’s Kerri Stowell was at 7th and Paseo to see how the kitchen is celebrating a milestone. At the Kansas City Community Kitchen, NourishKC served its […]

  • KCK police officer volunteers to clean graffiti off John Brown statue

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — An iconic KCK statue defaced by vandals is getting a facelift. The statue of abolitionist John Brown was vandalized on Sunday. On Wednesday, volunteers stepped up to clean it. This statue has been a part of the Quindaro neighborhood for more than 100 years. It was vandalized some time on Sunday. The vandal (or vandals) wrote a racist slur and Nazi symbols on it, along with the words “Hail Satan.” John Brown was a well-known anti-slavery leader […]

  • Wonderscope Children’s Museum breaks ground on new home at Red Bridge Shopping Center

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Wonderscope Children’s Museum has been a popular destination for families in the metro, and soon they’ll have a new home for families to visit. Groundbreaking for the new museum going in at the Red Bridge Shopping Center, East Red Bridge and Holmes roads, happened Monday. The museum is moving from Shawnee to south Kansas City and they expect most of the 70,000 plus folks who visit each year to come with it. They believe the […]

  • KC Zoo will soon feature play area for kids who have special needs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Zoo is close to opening a new nature play area for kids who have special needs. This new exploration play area is under construction in the Africa exhibit near the safari landing stage . When it’s complete, approximately the beginning of May, it will be the first of its kind at any zoo in the country. It’s designed to allow kids of all abilities to play alongside one another. The surface will also […]

  • Lincoln Prep students march to City Hall on day of nationwide school walkouts

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — About 100 students left class at Lincoln Prep High School and walked to City Hall hoping to catch the attention of city leaders. FOX4’s Kerri Stowell went to City Hall to hear the message students have for local officials. The kids stood on the front steps yelling “student lives matter.” Any student who wanted to take part in the national walkout was allowed to do so. They stood in front of the school on the front […]

  • National K9 Veterans Day honors dogs who serve

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday is National K9 Veterans Day! It’s a day to recognize and say thank you to all dogs that protect and serve. That includes K9s working with the Kansas City Police Department. The K9 unit is one outfit officers love to join. Once they’re here, they don’t leave. KCPD has more than a dozen K9s spread throughout the department. FOX4’s Kerri Stowell met up with one unit that has 12 dogs. Four of them are bomb […]

  • With tears running down their cheeks, people wait silently on I-49 overpass for slain officer’s body to pass by

    CLINTON, Mo. — Supporters and mourners gathered along highways and overpasses on Friday to honor Officer Ryan Morton as his body was transported back to Clinton, Mo., from the Jackson County medical examiner’s office. FOX4 had several crews at various locations along the procession route, as the SUV hearse carrying Morton’s body traveled down 71-Highway to Interstate-49 and then onto Highway 7 surrounded and followed by police cars and motorcycles. FOX4’s Kerri Stowell talked to people waiting on the 140th […]

  • 2 arrested for shooting at officers, search for 3rd suspect underway near 25th and Poplar

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two people accused of leading police on a chase and firing shots at officers Tuesday have been taken into custody, but the search for a third continues. Police say it was around 11 a.m., when officers patrolling the area near 27th and Oakley noticed the suspects shooting into a home. Officers pursued the suspects, but the suspects opened fire on police. Officers shot back. Kansas City police eventually chased the suspects to Blue Valley Park, 24th and […]

  • Former Olathe South teacher gets probation, must register as sex offender for misconduct with 16-year-old student

    OLATHE, Kan. — Three years. That’s how long a former teacher and coach will be on probation for having sex with a 16-year-old girl. Michael Jasiczek learned his fate Monday afternoon. In court, Jasiczek stood next to his lawyer and apologized for his actions, saying he’s guilty and has sinned. He then listened to the judge read his sentence. Jasiczek will be on probation for three years. He’ll also spend the next 10 days in jail as part of what’s […]

  • UMKC receives huge grant for research-and-development project to aid national security

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Leaders at University of Missouri-Kansas City announced Friday that they have some unique plans for the largest non-health research grant in the school’s history. The school plans to split $7.2 million among several departments to research drones. The school will also receive a $7.7 million contract to help develop technologies to reduce national security threats. While there are many pros to using a drone such as easy aerial pictures or package delivery, there are still some cons. […]