Makenzie Koch has always called the Kansas City metro home. After being raised in Odessa, Missouri, she took her passion for storytelling and building relationships to the Missouri School of Journalism.

There, she emphasized in magazine editing and social journalism with minors in English and Theatre and worked at the Columbia Missourian for more than two years as the assistant director of community outreach.

After graduation, she took her first real-world job as a digital producer at the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah, and moved halfway across the country. The beautiful mountains, unique culture and exciting news cycle of the Beehive State kept her busy for a year.

But ultimately, Kansas City called her back. She began working as an interactive content producer at Fox 4 in November 2017 and is overjoyed to be back in city she loves. At Fox 4, she focuses on social media, digital content, copy editing and all things internet.

When she’s not working, Makenzie enjoys watching superhero movies, reading any book she can get her hands on, working out at the gym, cheering on the Mizzou Tigers and playing with her puppy.


Recent Articles
  • Convicted felon charged with murdering Northland woman, injuring man in shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 38-year-old man has been charged in the Jan. 17 murder of a Northland woman, officials say. Thomas W. Farris Jr. was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Rhonda C. Evans. Farris was also charged with first-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and two counts of armed criminal action. According to court documents, KC police were dispatched just before 11 p.m. Wednesday to a reported shooting at a home in the 3900 […]

  • Pedestrian passing by burning house in KCK helps pull injured man to safety

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Firefighters responded to a KCK house fire Thursday afternoon where a brave person passing by rushed in to save an injured man. Officials said the fire broke out around 2:22 p.m. at a home near 38th Street and Rowland Avenue. KCK Battalion Chief Morris Letcher said when firefighters arrived at the house, the passerby had already rescued the man inside the home. That man, who might have been disabled, was taken to the hospital, but information […]

  • Two Blue Springs men charged in drug robbery, fatal shooting of Blue Springs teenager

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Two men are now facing charges Tuesday in the murder of a Blue Springs teenager, according Jackson County prosecutors. Triston D. Withers, 19, and Daquan M. Tolefree, 20, have both been charged with one count of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Jack Price. Withers and Tolefree have also been charged with two counts of armed criminal action and one count of first-degree attempted robbery. Police responded to the fatal shooting around 9:30 p.m. Friday […]

  • Overland Park police to file charges against woman who made false report of assault on Indian Creek Trail

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park police say they will file charges against a woman who filed an unfounded report of assault on the Indian Creek Trail last weekend. Police said a woman reported she had been assaulted early Saturday morning on the trail near Lamar and West 103rd Street in Overland Park. The woman even reportedly provided a description of the attacker. Later Saturday evening, police said after investigating, they determined that report was unfounded. Overland Park Police spokesman John Lacy […]

  • Attorney releases statement on behalf of unnamed woman involved in affair with Missouri Gov. Greitens

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A St. Louis-area attorney has released a statement on behalf of the unnamed woman involved in the recent affair and blackmail allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. The Republican governor acknowledged Wednesday night that he’s been “unfaithful” in his marriage but denied allegations that he blackmailed the woman to stay quiet. In the statement released Friday, Knight & Simpson law firm frequently ask for privacy for the woman who St. Louis-based TV station KMOV reported had an […]

  • 22-year-old Olathe woman dies after being involved in crash then hit by another vehicle on I-35, officials say

    OLATHE, Kan. — A 22-year-old woman died Thursday in a crash on Interstate 35 in Olathe, and two people have been detained, officials say. According to Johnson County MED-ACT, the fatal crash occurred around 8 p.m. on southbound I-35 near 119th Street and involved multiple vehicles. Trooper Candice Breshears with the Kansas Highway Patrol said the fatality was actually the result of two separate crashes. First, there was a two-vehicle crash. The two occupants of the car that was hit […]

  • St. Louis circuit attorney launches investigation into Gov. Greitens following affair, blackmail allegations

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A St. Louis circuit attorney has launched an investigation to determine if Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens committed crimes linked to an affair. Kimberly M. Gardner, the circuit attorney for the city of St. Louis, said Thursday, saying she will investigate allegations that Greitens blackmailed a woman he had an affair with in 2015. Gardner released the following statement: “The serious allegations against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens are very troubling. After further consideration, I have deicded to […]

  • Blackmail allegations against Missouri Gov. Greitens lead to calls for resignation

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens  acknowledged Wednesday night that he’s been “unfaithful” in his marriage but denied allegations that he blackmailed the woman to stay quiet. On Thursday, some groups and individuals began calling for Greitens’ resignation. The Republican governor and his wife released a statement late Wednesday after the St. Louis television station KMOV reported he had a sexual relationship with his former hairdresser in 2015. The station’s report, released after Greitens gave his State of the […]

  • Overland Park man charged with premeditated murder of wife, bond set at $1 million

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park man is now facing charges in the murder of his wife, prosecutors said Wednesday. Robert Lee Harris Jr. has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the death of Tanisha Stuart-Harris. Overland Park police said Monday officers went to the couple’s home to investigate a domestic dispute. Investigators said later that day Harris called police again to report his wife missing. However, after being questioned, police said Harris confessed to being involved in his […]

  • KC Chiefs name new offensive coordinator just one day after losing Nagy to Chicago Bears

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just one day after losing Matt Nagy to the Chicago Bears, the Kansas City Chiefs have named a new offensive coordinator. The Chiefs didn’t have to go far to find the new coordinator. The team promoted Eric Bieniemy, who has served the past five seasons as the running backs coach, to the position. We have named Eric Bieniemy Offensive Coordinator. ➡️ https://t.co/9c7rqx7rBP pic.twitter.com/wsEsdKeBLN — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 9, 2018 “I’ve known Eric a long […]

  • 21-year-old man charged after crashing into Maryville bar, killing 19-year-old NWMSU student from Liberty

    MARYVILLE, Mo. — A man has been charged after police say he drove into a Maryville bar, hitting and killing a Northwest Missouri State University student. Alex Catterson, 21, now faces one count of first-degree involuntary manslaughter, according to court documents. Morgan McCoy, of Liberty, Missouri, died early Sunday after Catterson’s vehicle allegedly drove into The Palms Bar & Grill around 12:40 a.m. The 19-year-old was inside the bar and was injured in the crash. She was taken to a local […]

  • Man suspected in KCK murder who led police on high-speed chase now facing multiple charges

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Bonner Springs man who was suspected in a Kansas City, Kansas, homicide and later led police on a high-speed chase in the Northland is now facing several felony charges. In Wyandotte County, Jeremy Comstock has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of kidnapping. Comstock is the suspect in the murder of a man in KCK early Thursday near 10th and Montana. That’s where police found a man in a pickup truck […]