I love what I do, love working at FOX 4 because I’m interested in people and their stories. I especially love stories that show the human spirit– our kindness, survival skills, determination and stubbornness– all the things that motivate us and make us unique and exceptional.
I have two adult daughters. They keep me young and make me old at the same time. It’s also interesting– and sometimes frustrating– to see life through their eyes (and their Gen-Y/Millennial perspectives!)
Much has changed since I took my first television journalism job many years ago. But it’s still about you– the reader, the viewer– and telling stories that matter and supplying you with an assortment of news that you need to hear, that you’ll find interesting or compelling.
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Recent Articles
  • Everyone’s ready for the 2018 Royals Fanfest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals and their fans are looking forward to seeing each other again for the 2018 Royals FanFest presented by Commerce Bank on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 at Kansas City Convention Center’s Bartle Hall. Friday, January 26 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exclusive access for Season Ticket Members 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Open to all fans  Saturday, January 27 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Exclusive access for Season Ticket Members 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 […]

  • Ted’s Café Escondido’s Best Mexican Tacos

    Ingredients: –          6 oz. Fajita Meat (Beef or Chicken) Cooked and Seasoned to taste (Preferably cooked on an open-flame chargrill) –          2.5 oz. Fresh Chopped Onions –          1oz. Margarine –          1oz. Soy Sauce Marinade (.25oz Soy Sauce/.5oz Pineapple Juice/.25oz. Water) –          .5 oz. Freshly Chopped Cilantro –          4 Corn Tortillas Directions: Dice cooked Fajita Meat into ¼” pieces On medium high stove, Sauté meat, onions, margarine and Soy Sauce marinade in skillet for 2-3min or until onions start to caramelize. Add Cilantro and toss […]

  • Strife among leaders in the Jackson County Legislature

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Legislature held a closed session meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16 at noon to conduct ‘privileged and confidential communications between itself and the Jackson County Counselor.’ County legislator Scott Burnett introduced the special session. Following that closed session, the legislature held its regularly scheduled public meeting at 2:30 p.m. Meetings are normally held on Mondays at 2:30 p.m., but was rescheduled due to the MLK Jr. holiday. Fox 4 livestreamed the legislature’s open meeting, but […]

  • Kelly & Ryan Live Bahamas Sweepstakes

    Watch the Fox 4 Morning Show every morning…. but especially Wednesday, Jan., 17th through Friday, Jan. 19th to find out more about the Live Kelly & Ryan Atlantis Bahamas Sweepstakes. You could win a trip to watch Kelly & Ryan Live as their show is taped there! To enter, you first need to tune into the Fox 4 Morning Show at 7 a.m. for a Ryan & Kelly Live trivia question. Then, you’ll need to enter the answer in the […]

  • Charges dropped against 3 men initially accused of KCK drive-by shooting that instantly killed 10-year-old Machole Stewart

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Wyandotte County judge on Friday dismissed the case against three men charged with the murder of a 10-year-old Kansas City, Kan., girl, Machole Stewart. Stewart was  killed in a drive-by shooting on Oct. 26, 2014.  The drive-by happened outside of Machole’s home in the 1400 block of New Jersey on a Sunday evening. Police say the shooting went on for a couple of blocks with dozens of shell casings left on the street. Machole was at […]

  • Drunk driver sentenced to 6 years for I-29 crash that killed 58-year-old husband

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A drunk driver who rear-ended another car on I-29, killing the driver, has been sentenced to six years in prison.  Nicholas Sanders, 25, of Platte City, received the sentence Thursday after pleading guilty in November 2017 to involuntary manslaughter in the first degree. Sanders admitted to driving drunk and causing a crash that killed Michael Sear, 58, who was in another vehicle with his wife. They had just left KCI Airport. Troopers with the Missouri State […]

  • Paddington 2 stars reveal (sort of) their favorite book as a child

    LOS ANGELES — Entertainment reporter and film critic Shawn Edwards asked Paddington 2 stars Hugh Grant and what book their parents read to them when they were growing up. One of the Hughs gave was in rare form with all Shawn’s questions. Watch the ‘Chat with the Stars’ with Hugh Grant and Hugh Bonneville in the video player above.

  • 21-year-old convicted of killing 16-year-old as he walked home from school in Independence

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A Jackson County jury convicted Tymon Reed, 21, of second degree murder and armed criminal action for the September 2016 fatal shooting of  a 16-year-old Van Horn High School student. Investigators believe Reed of Kearney, Mo., shot Javon Reilly during a fight over marijuana.  Reilly was shot around 2:30 p.m. Monday in a driveway in the 1100 block of Home Avenue, just a few blocks from his school. Witnesses said Reed was looking for someone else. A witness told FOX 4 that […]

  • NKC officer shot in head with flare; 28-year-old man charged

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 28-year-old man is charged in Clay County with resisting arrest, armed criminal action and first degree assault after police say he threatened someone, fled from police and then struggle with an officer, resulting in injury to the officer. Police say the manager of the Quick Trip on Burlington Ave., informed them of a man making threats. The manager gave police a description of the man and provided a digital photo of the suspect. Police […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ice stalls three streetcars in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three streetcars were stuck in place Thursday morning because of the ice that formed on the overhead wires that power the streetcars. Fox 4’s Kathy Quinn was live from 3rd and Delaware, where one of them lost power. She also reported that two other streetcars were experiencing the same issues; she saw a second one stalled at 19th and Main and a third at about 14th and Main. The city says they’re trying to operate as […]

  • Named in harassment lawsuit, CEO of VisitKC resigns, saying it’s the ‘best time to move on’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ronnie Burt, President and CEO of Visit KC, announced on Thursday that he’s resigning, effective Jan. 31st. “It is with mixed emotions that I submit my resignation as your President and CEO. I have made the decision that now is the best time for me to move on and consider other opportunities. I am proud of the achievements made since 2014 with the support and hard work of the Visit KC Team,” said Burt, in a […]