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
  • Two more measles cases reported in students from Liberty schools

    LIBERTY, Mo. — Two more students at Liberty schools have confirmed cases of the measles, health officials say. On Tuesday, Liberty Public Schools sent a letter to parents at the two schools involved about the new cases. One student from South Valley Middle School and one student from Liberty North High School were recently diagnosed with the disease. The school district said Clay County health officials do not think there was any measles exposure to parents, students, staff or guests at […]

  • Kansas City police find missing 50-year-old man

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say a missing 50-year-old man has been found safe. Joseph “Joe” Weston was reported missing Monday after his family went a week without hearing from him. They became concerned because Weston is a diabetic, has PTSD and high blood pressure. The 50-year-old was riding a gray mountain bike, heading home from the Plaza.

  • Multi-vehicle crash closes multiple lanes of EB, WB I-70 in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A multi-vehicle crash has closed multiple lanes of Interstate 70 in both directions Monday afternoon in Kansas City. The two left lanes of eastbound traffic just past Brooklyn are closed, and the two left lanes of westbound traffic just past Prospect are closed Monday. Officials did not yet have any information about possible injuries. FOX4 will update this story as more information is confirmed.

  • Pedestrian hit by semi near Bond Bridge; 2 lanes of southbound I-35 closed

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A pedestrian was hit by a semitrailer Friday night on southbound Interstate 35 near the Bond Bridge. Two southbound lanes of the interstate near Levee Road are closed as of 9:45 p.m. while emergency crews respond to the scene. Officials are encouraging drivers to take an alternate route. Information on injuries or the cause of the crash were not immediately available. FOX4 will update as more information is confirmed.

  • Gov. Greitens facing 2 more felony charges after AG finds evidence of criminal activity in charity

    ST. LOUIS — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is now facing two more felony charges Friday after the Missouri Attorney General announced he found evidence of criminal activity in the governor’s charity. On Friday, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner charged Greitens with two counts of felony tampering with computer data after finding probable cause that the Republican governor violated Missouri law. Officials have issued a summons for Greitens’ arrest, meaning they will coordinate a time for him to turn himself […]

  • KCK school resource officer accused of sexual contact with 3 minors booked in jail

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A KCK school resource officer accused of having sexual contact with three students is now in custody, officials say. Michael English Sr., 57, has been charged with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties after prosecutors say he engaged in lewd fondling or touching with three children who were 14 years or older but younger than 16. On Friday, English was taken into police custody and booked into the Wyandotte County Jail. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree said, […]

  • 2 new measles exposure locations released after more cases confirmed in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Health officials have released two new exposure locations after two more cases of the measles were confirmed in Kansas City earlier this week. On Wednesday, a Kansas City Health Department spokesperson confirmed the two new cases, bringing the city’s total to four cases. A Liberty School District spokesperson said one of the new cases stems from a student at a Liberty elementary school who lives in KC. Parents in the district received a letter Wednesday saying, “At this […]

  • Two 16-year-olds charged 15-year-old’s murder in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two 16-year-olds have been charged Thursday in the death of a 15-year-old who was found fatally shot Monday near Truman Road and Hardesty Avenue. A Jackson County court spokesperson said one teen was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree assault. The other teen has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree assault. Both teens are in custody. Their names have not been released because they are minors. The teens are charged in […]

  • KCK school resource officer charged for alleged sexual contact with 3 minors

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A KCK school resource officer has been charged Thursday after allegedly having sexual contact with three minors, Wyandotte County prosecutors say. Michael English Sr., 57, has been charged with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties after prosecutors say he engaged in lewd fondling or touching with three children who were 14 years or older but younger than 16. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree said, on March 21, KCK police got a phone call concerning one of the […]

  • KC’s iconic Western Auto sign to soon be repaired and lit up again

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The lights will be returning to an iconic part of the Kansas City skyline soon. The Western Auto sign south of downtown has been dark for most of the last two years. The cost to maintain it and keep it lit falls on the building’s owner. But the condo association for the building said it will begin repairs soon so the sign can once again be lit. There’s no word yet on when the sign will […]

  • 2 new measles cases reported in Kansas City, health officials say

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two new measles cases in Kansas City, Missouri, have been reported, health officials say. A Kansas City Health Department spokesperson confirmed the two new cases, bringing the city’s total to four cases. The department said it will release more details about the two new cases, including new exposure locations, on Thursday. A Liberty School District spokesperson said one of the new Kansas City cases stems from a student at a Liberty elementary school who lives in […]

  • Missouri Gov. Greitens files request for restraining order against Attorney General Hawley

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has filed a request for a temporary restraining order against Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. The restraining order request, if granted by a judge, would prohibit Hawley from continuing his investigation into the Republican governor. The document also requests that a judge appoint a special prosecutor, independent of the Attorney General’s Office, for any further investigations related to Greitens. The governor’s request argues that urging Greitens to resign from office has compromised […]