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
  • FOX 4 Forecast: Back To Sunshine!

    Click here for FOX 4 Interactive Radar Quieter weather will return…along with sunshine for your Thursday! You can check out the next threat for storms in the updated Long Ranger….right here: FOX 4 meteorologists Mike Thompson, Joe Lauria, Karli Ritter, and Michelle Bogowith will keep you apprised of any severe and dangerous weather in our area. Look for their reports on your television, on our app, and on our Facebook page. Sign up to have the forecast emailed to you […]

  • WATCH: Video of Overland Park I-435 semi crash shows moment of impact, explosion, fire

    Check out today's crash on I-435. Thankfully the driver received only minor injuries. pic.twitter.com/aWZ0Whz7Ux — Frank Donchez (@OPPD_Chief) August 16, 2017   OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — In a video tweet Wednesday afternoon, Frank Donchez, Overland Park police chief, showed the close-call a semi driver had after slamming into a traffic barrier on westbound I-435 and Antioch Wednesday morning. In the video above, you can see the truck hit the barrier that separates US 69 highway exit and westbound I-435. The […]

  • I-435 WB closed until 10 a.m. Thursday from Antioch to Quivira after semi crash, fire

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A driver was trapped in a burning semi on westbound I-435 and Antioch Wednesday morning. Initially it was reported that firefighters pulled the driver from the truck, but FOX 4 has since heard that a passerby quickly responded and helped the injured driver from the cab. KDOT tells FOX 4 that the westbound lanes of the interstate will be closed until 10 a.m., Thursday, from Antioch to Quivira.  Drivers normally using this route Thursday morning will […]

  • Use #fox4gameface on social media and enter our high school sports photo contest

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Here we come! FOX 4 is on the move this high school football season, ready to visit your school and follow the action on the field. We look forward to highlighting the fun and competition of Friday nights! We know you take plenty of pictures while you’re at the game…. and we want your best shots! Grab your phone or camera and snap those selfies of you in your game face! Show you school spirit […]

  • Fox 4 Game Face Photo Sweepstakes 2017

    Fox 4 Game Face Photo Sweepstakes 2017 Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.  ALL FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AND TRUTHFULLY. FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AND PROVIDE TRUTHFUL AND PERTINENT INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES. DISQUALIFICATION IS IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF WDAF. WDAF will conduct the Fox 4 Game Face Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) in accordance with these Official Rules (“Rules”).  Participation in the […]

  • Remembering Henry Jr. and Alexis, the two children, ages 5 & 3 killed in Overland Park apt. fire

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Two children died in a fire in Overland Park early Tuesday morning. Their names, according to a GoFundMe account set up for the family, are Henry Jr. and Alexis, ages five and three. Henry Jr. was about to start kindergarten, his grandmother told FOX 4’s Robert Townsend. The family says relatives set up the GoFundMe account seeking $30,000 to help the family.  As of Tuesday afternoon, almost $2,000 had been raised. The account says: The Mendoza-Carter […]

  • Pres. Trump: ‘I think there is blame on both sides’

    MANHATTAN — President Donald Trump, in a staggering, impromptu press conference in New York on Tuesday, blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend on both sides of the conflict — equating the white supremacists on one side with the “alt-left” on the other side — after his top White House aides spent days trying to clean up after Trump’s initial vague response to the violence. “I think there is blame on both sides,” Trump said during a contentious […]

  • Chalk swastika drawn on Avila University building

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Avila University, 11901 Wornall Rd.,  removed a chalked swastika from the exterior of Dallavis Hall on Monday and now is investigating who put it there. “Hate, bigotry, and racism have no place on the Avila campus, where love of the dear neighbor without distinction is at our core. Acts like this are unacceptable. The symbolism the swastika communicates is a message of hate wholly inappropriate for an institution founded  and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet,” said Dr. […]

  • Solar eclipse watch parties: Celebrate in Kansas City-area with other sky-gazers

    The beginning of the solar eclipse will start at 11:40 a.m. It will reach totality at 1:06 p.m. We will have about 2 minutes and 19 seconds of total darkness. Obviously, it’s a big event, especially because Kansas City is in the path of totality. Others around the continent will only see a partial eclipse, but those of us in Kansas City have prime seats for the totality. Scroll through the list below to find some of the places you […]

  • After fight one man found shot in Independence Burger King parking lot; another a mile away

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police were called to a Burger King late Monday morning after a man was reportedly shot in the parking lot. The Burger King is at 16901 U.S. 24 Highway. Police say another male victim was found in the 400 block of N. Kendall, about a mile away from the Burger King. Police followed a red Chevy Impala to the duplex neighborhood and discovered the second victim with a gunshot wound. Police initially said the injuries were not […]

  • Irresistible Apple Pie Protein Cookies

    Course Breakfast, Snack Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 18 cookies Calories 38 kcal Author Cindy at Intentionally Eat Ingredients 1 cup applesauce 1 cup oats old fashioned and gluten free 1 apple diced 1 scoop vanilla protein powder plant based 2 Tbsp nuts chopped 1tsp chia seeds 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp cloves ground pinch salt Instructions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease cookie sheet and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, combine applesauce, oats, apple, vanilla, spices, chia seeds, nuts and […]

  • The FOX 4 store now selling merchandise from your favorite station

    FOX 4 Store is selling merchandise for you to use and wear to show you watch FOX 4 News.