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
  • Two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputies shot in downtown KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. —  Sources are telling FOX4 that two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputies were shot Friday morning in downtown Kansas City, Kan., not far from the courthouse and sheriff’s office. FOX4 is waiting to learn their conditions. Sources say one has critical injuries. The shootings happened during a transport from the court annex back to the jail, the source added. FOX4 has learned the suspect was also shot, and all were taken to hospitals. FOX4 has a crew at […]

  • Bear or bare? Mix 93.3’s Steve Serrano helps test BAKBlade 2.0 shaver on hairy backs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you want to strut your stuff at the pool this summer but need to get rid of unruly back hair first, there’s a product that promises to help. But does it actually work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell and Mix 93.3’s Steve Serrano — with a little help from family — tried it before you buy it. See the results for yourself in the video above. “I’m not hairy, but I have the perfect person: my brother-in-law,” […]

  • Businesses & vehicles in Independence under water after heavy rain

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — More than a dozen cars and a few businesses are under water in Independence, Mo., after heavy rains moved through Friday morning. Some of the worst flooding happened along 24-Highway near Northern. It resulted in more than 20 cars, a gas station, a title loan company, a car wash and a liquor store under water. The owner of the liquor store told FOX4  this is the fifth time her business has flooded in the past three years. She […]

  • KCFD breaks ground on new fire station in the Northland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday was a big day for the Kansas City Fire Department and city officials. They broke ground on a new Northland fire station. Northland Fire Station 15 will be located at I-435 and Highway 291. “The community deeply supports this much-needed Fire Station 15 in the northeast corner of District 1, and it has been long in coming,” First District Councilmember Heather Hall said. “I am grateful we are moving this project forward into construction. It […]

  • Try it: Rust-Oleum Wipe New ReColor promises to restore outdoor furniture in just a swipe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The official start of summer is about a month away, and just in time, there’s a product that promises to restore color to your outdoor furniture in just a swipe. But does it actually work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell and Aaron Carreno from 99.7 The Point tried it before you buy it. Carreno brings color to your afternoon, every afternoon as a deejay. Now it’s time to see if he can bring some of that color to […]

  • MoDOT & KC ATA team up to offer Northland drivers alternative route into downtown KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Northland drivers who don’t want to battle traffic once the southbound lanes of the Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge shut down Saturday, should consider taking the bus. MoDOT is teaming up with KC ATA to make the run across the bridge a little easier during the construction. Two RideKC bus routes that cross the bridge will get priority Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 a.m. The “Boardwalk KCI” and “Ward Parkway” routes will be allowed to pass […]

  • Home Depot volunteers surprise local Vietnam veteran with home repairs

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A local Vietnam veteran who served as an Army military policeman got quite the surprise Wednesday. Home Depot volunteers spent the day transforming Alfred Jones and his wife’s home into a place that makes it easier for them to take care of a live-in elderly parent. The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Hope-Builders to make the Jones’ home more accessible. That included new doors and a new garage door. They also replaced windows, fans and put on a […]

  • Beauty or bust? Hot 103 Jamz DJs test ‘3 Second Brow’ and ‘3 Second Lash’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you want fuller eyebrows and longer lashes without breaking the bank? There are products promising just that in only 3 seconds! So FOX4 went to Hot 103 Jamz and asked Shay Moore and Brian Shynin from “The Morning Grind with Shay and Shyne” to be our testers for the latest installment of “Try It Before You Buy It.” Shay’s tackled the “3 Second Brow” and “3 Second Lash,” and Brian promised to give her his […]

  • Local DJ Kelly Urich puts the ‘Flippin Fantastic’ pancake maker to the test

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you love making pancakes at home, but hate the mess? There’s a product that promises to fix all that. It’s called “Flippin Fantastic.” FOX4’s Kerri Stowell and local radio D.J. Kelly Urich try it before you buy it. Urich has graced Kansas City’s airwaves for nearly 29 years. When Urich isn’t busy deejaying for 94.9 KCMO, he’s busy playing husband to Hillary and dad to two girls. “I do all the cooking around the house. […]

  • 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 […]