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
  • Pictures taken at Royals’ spring training ‘photo day’ will show on Jumbotron all season long

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — Thursday was ‘photo day’ for the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz.; it’s a time when every player lines up and smiles for the camera. The pictures will be used all season long on the Jumbotron, on banners and billboards and in packs of baseball cards. On Thursday, it took a little more than an hour to move 70 people through the line. Former first baseman and now coach Mike Sweeney, pitcher Danny Duffy, catcher Drew Butera […]

  • Royals Whit Merrifield says spring training photo shoot is as close as he’ll ever get to modeling

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — Say cheese! Thursday was “photo day” for the Kansas City Royals at spring training. It’s  the day every player lines up and smiles for the camera. The pictures and videos taken will be seen on Crown Vision all season long. FOX4’s Kerri Stowell was there for the fun and caught up with Whit Merrifield. In the video above, Merrifield explained how the look the Royals choose for their photo is the look they’re expected to keep for the […]

  • Standoff with armed man ends peacefully near 10th and Monroe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A standoff near 10th and Monroe ended peacefully Wednesday. Police were dispatched around 9:30 a.m. to the home after hearing that a man inside was armed with a high-powered rifle. Several streets around the home were blocked off because of the danger associated with the standoff. Police say the standoff was related to  an alleged aggravated assault that was reported Tuesday night. A vehicle at the house matched the assault suspect’s vehicle description. The standoff ended with adults […]

  • New play equipment, renovations coming to Penguin Park in KC North

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Starting in March, Penguin Park will renovate two of its three play areas, replacing old equipment with new pieces considered more inclusive for children. However, they’re keeping all of the park’s signature animals: the giraffe, the kangaroo, the elephant and of course, the penguin. One of the new playground pieces will be a large net climber. The play areas will also be resurfaced with turf. This new equipment and turf should last another 15 to 20 years.  […]

  • Grant will help local domestic violence victims get the help they need

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Friends don’t let friends batter. That’s the message from the Kansas City Police Department. The police are teaming up with other local organizations to help fight domestic violence. FOX4’s Kerri Stowell has more with how a grant will help women and men get the help they need. It’s one of those things many people are afraid to talk about — domestic violence. Police officers want you to know, it’s okay to ask for help. Officer Kimberlee […]

  • Two teens seriously injured when car strikes tree in Prairie Village

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Two high school students were injured Wednesday morning when a white Dodge Charger they were in crashed into a tree in the front yard of a Prairie Village home. Police said the crash happened on Cherokee Drive just south of 71st Street around 10:15 a.m., leaving two of the teen passengers with critical injuries. One had been sitting in the back seat, the other was a front seat passenger. Police said the crash involved two westbound […]

  • Leaking water service line forces St. Peter’s Catholic School to dismiss students early

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A leaking water service line forced a local school to close early Monday. It happened around 7 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic School near Meyer and Holmes. At the time of the leak there was still water in some parts of the building, but as the day went on, the supply dwindled. By lunchtime there was no water in the cafeteria, which made it difficult for the school to provide lunch to students. Nearly 500 students […]

  • Women who thrive after heart disease deliver red scarves to new patients, offer counsel

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.– In the United States, 43.8 million women are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Friday, February 2nd is National Go Red Day for Women – a day designed to raise awareness about the issue of heart disease and educate women and their families on how they can protect their heart health. At Saint Luke’s Muriel I Kauffman […]

  • Healing House volunteers hard at work to transform abandoned home into place of hope for local men

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An old, abandoned house in Kansas City, Mo., is being transformed into a place for redemption. A local organization called Healing House is behind the remodel. The organization is known for helping addicts get back on their feet. Their new location will be at Independence and Cypress. Healing House currently has four women’s and four men’s homes in the metro. The fifth men’s home is opening in late February. When Healing House took over the house […]

  • Community of tiny homes will open soon at 89th and Troost to help local homeless veterans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Local homeless veterans who need help putting a roof back over their head will soon have access to a community designed for this purpose. The Veterans Community Project has spent the past two years planning and constructing a village of tiny homes at 89th and Troost, and on Monday the first veteran will move in. There will be 13 tiny houses to start — complete with running water and electricity. The group hopes to build at […]

  • KCPD still looking for clues in shooting death of 34-year-old man

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police expressed concern Thursday that a murder case from November 2017 will soon go cold if they don’t receive any more leads. John C. Jones, 34, was shot near Friday, Nov. 1 around 5 p.m. Police say after he was shot, Jones tried to drive away but crashed his car nearby at 16th and Lister. Officers who responded to the scene found Jones dead from a gunshot wound inside his overturned vehicle Witnesses told […]

  • Kansas City police to take steps to curb the violence after high number of 2017 homicides

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The number of violent crimes was at an all time high in 2017, Kansas City police say. Now, the department is taking extra steps to curb the violence. KCPD shared last year’s crime statistics with the Kansas City Council and admitted the number of homicides was “extremely high.” There were 149 murders in 2017, compared to 128 in 2016 and 110 in 2015. Most of the homicides were shootings, and the victims were mostly black men […]