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
  • Crews remove 5,000 pound statue from well-known KC fountain so they can begin making repairs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The city of fountains is getting an upgrade. One of the most recognized fountains will receive some much-needed renovations, and the good news — like the flowers, it should return in the spring. Fox 4’s Kerri Stowell stopped by the fountain near Emanuel Cleaver and Cleveland Friday for a peek at the work. The Kansas City Parks and Rec Department had to remove the 5,000 pound metallic sculpture  that sits at the top of the Spirit […]

  • Local man who no longer drives says thanks to new service & kind volunteer he no longer feels trapped at home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s not just a giving time of year — it’s a giving back time of year. Jewish Family Services is offering a new service to the greatest generation. It’s called “Jet Express” and it helps older adults get to where they need to go. Fox 4’s Kerri Stowell stopped by the National Catholic Reporter to learn how the public can help pay it forward. Robert Ogrin, who is a volunteer, says he wouldn’t have been able […]

  • Hundreds of local middle school girls gather to learn coding as part of Computer Science Education Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One hour –a local tech organization believes that’s all it takes to change the tech world, and it’s starting with girls in middle school. Fox 4’s Kerri Stowell stopped by DST Systems at 10th and Broadway Monday to find out what the girls are learning this week. There she found about 50 girls inside learning more about computer science coding as part of Computer Science Education Week. DST is one of a handful of corporations hosting girls […]

  • Holiday season into tax season is prime time for scammers to try & score your personal info., IRS says

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s that time of year — shopping, shopping and more shopping, but beware — while you’re socking gifts under the tree someone could be stealing your identity. Fox 4’s Kerri Stowell spoke with an IRS investigation agent who shared some tips to help you be safe in the store, on the phone and online. The agent said it’s a prime time to be a victim. The holiday shopping season is underway and soon the 2018 tax filing […]

  • Young boy found roaming streets of KC reunited with mom & grandma

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police officers are breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday afternoon after they spent several hours tracking down the guardian of a missing kid. The 3-year-old boy was found around 9 a.m. wandering outside a school at 24th and Agnes. He was reunited with his mom and grandmother at East Patrol just before noon. Darin Snapp with the Kansas City Police Department said there was a misunderstanding between relatives as to who was supposed to be watching […]

  • Police pursuit ends in crash near 42nd and Wabash with suspect vehicle on its side

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A police chase that started at 33rd and Prospect Tuesday ended in a crash near 42nd and Wabash, police say. Officers recognized the car related to a robbery and tried to pull it over, but the driver took off and went south on Prospect. While driving away the vehicle sideswiped a city bus and flipped. The two people who were in the vehicle were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The bus driver and […]

  • More than two months after a father of 3 was shot, killed along 71-Highway, his mom pleads for his killer to come forward

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Police Department needs your help solving a murder. A father of three was shot and killed in September while driving down the highway. Now officers and his family are asking the public for help. They worry the case could go cold without new leads. The deadly shooting happened on Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 4th. Kendrick Anderson, 27, was driving southbound on 71-Highway near Meyer Boulevard when someone opened fire. The shooting caused Anderson to […]

  • We spot George Brett out buying his turkey, along with hundreds of other grocery shoppers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The parking lot is packed Tuesday at McGonigle’s Market, 1307 W 79th St., as people rush there to buy their fresh, never frozen, turkey for Thanksgiving. Fox 4’s Kerri Stowell bumped into George Brett while she was there. (Watch his quick photo bomb ‘hello’ in the video above!) McGonigle’s says it will sell one turkey per square foot this week. The market is 5,600 square feet. It’s no sweat for them, though. They’ve been doing this for […]

  • Judge gives one more chance to nurse charged with sexually assaulting patients in Johnson County

    OLATHE, Kan. — A Johnson County judge on Friday reached the end of his patience with a nurse charged with sex crimes against patients and ordered Dennis Clark back in court on Monday. On Friday, Clark went before the judge and was once again expected to enter a plea to the charges. This was the third appearance in court in which he was expected to enter his plea, but changed his mind at the last minute. Clark is charged with […]

  • Crisis intervention training proving to be helpful tool for local officers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  In addition to guns, tasers and handcuffs, the Kansas City Police Department has a new tool to add to their belt. Some officers have additional training to recognize people in crisis situations. They make up the “Crisis Intervention Team.” The team is called in for situations like the one Wednesday when a man was threatened to jump from the Bond Bridge. Believe it or not 20 to 25-percent of 911 calls come from people in an emotional […]

  • Local MADD leader remembers dad, killed by drunk driver

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mothers Against Drunk Driving, also known as MADD, is spreading the message that if you drink then drive, you lose. It kicked off the ‘Tie One on for Safety’ campaign on Monday. You may begin to see more red ribbons, and it won’t just be because of the holidays. The red ribbon is a pledge to never drink and drive; always have a designated driver. MADD’s ‘Tie One on for Safety’ campaign started in 1986. It’s […]

  • Humbled by the surprise, local veteran says new service dog will help him feel comfortable when he’s alone

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As we honor our country’s veterans this Veterans Day, the U.S. Department of Veterans affairs reminds us that hundreds of thousands of service men and women are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Friends in Service of Heroes, also known as F.I.S.H., recently hosted a tribute to the troops at Worth Harley Davidson with the goal of helping veterans who battle PTSD such as Brad Jackson. “Seen and had to do a lot of things I’m not happy […]