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: Spotty storms, then summer subsides!

    It is warm again this morning with most locations checking in with upper 60s to lower 70s.  Later today we’ll have a few more clouds and isolated showers as our highs climb back into the lower 90s.  The better chance for rain and storms will happen after midnight with rain lingering into tomorrow morning.  Highs will end up in the lower 80s tomorrow.  The weekend will end up dry with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.  Morning lows […]

  • Southwest Blvd. fire: Three-story building packed full of furniture consumed by flames

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Smoke is filling the sky on the westside of the city Tuesday afternoon, as a building is on fire at 29th and Southwest Boulevard. The three-alarm fire is at Friday’s Only Furniture Store where no one was inside when the blaze began. Nearly 100 Firefighters immediately went into a defensive attack, and KCFD Chief Paul Berardi says they will be on scene until at least 8 p.m. Nobody is allowed in the collapse zone, and engineers […]

  • Raging furniture store fire attracts many spectators, including those at neighboring lumber yard

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A three-alarm fire at Friday’s Only Furniture Store,2915 Southwest Blvd.,  brought out nearly 100 firefighters, trying to keep it from spreading to other nearby structures like Schutte Lumber. No one was inside the furniture store when the blaze began at about 2:50 p.m. Repair crews had been inside earlier to fix damage done during the weekend storm, but had left at about 1:30 p.m., after working on the roof. “We ended up today doing the hand demolition. […]

  • Project Eldercool delivers new window unit air conditioners to those in need

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman who turns 101 years old next Wednesday received an early birthday gift on Thursday. She got a free window AC unit, thanks to Project ElderCool- Bishop Sullivan Center. She is one of dozens of people who will be cooler this summer, thanks to the donations and work of others. Project ElderCool, which provides AC units to eligible elderly residents and others with medical conditions. FOX 4’s Kathy Quinn was also there when a woman named […]

  • Music video about arthritis features Charcandrick West and 10-year-old singing partner

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Charcandrick West, Chiefs running back, teamed up to make a music video with a little girl named Jillian Reid, age 10, because both of them have arthritis. The music  video is meant to raise awareness. It features Charcandrick singing the song “Body of Steel”. You can scroll down to watch and listen to the music video on YouTube. Some of the lyrics: We fight every day into the morning light We try to do the impossible. That’s […]

  • Unanswered questions about 8-yr-old Northland boy’s death, and mom’s suspected suicide attempt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police confirmed Thursday that the mother of the boy found dead Tuesday in a Northland town home is the same woman whom police rescued from the river after she jumped off the Bond Bridge. On Tuesday, Audrick Warren’s father found him dead in the bathroom of their home in the 5800 block of North London Avenue. That same morning at about 10 a.m., someone reported seeing a woman jumping into the river from the Bond Bridge. […]

  • Long line at Arrowhead Stadium for U2 tickets

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County residents stood in a long line Friday morning at Arrowhead Stadium to get their hands on the first U2 tickets up for sale. Because the concert is at Arrowhead, which is supported by Jackson County taxpayers, residents of Jackson County get first dibs on the concert tickets. The legendary Irish rock group added seven additional North America stadium shows of The Joshua Tree Tour, including a stop at Arrowhead Stadium on Tuesday, September 12. […]

  • Police: Suspect in Raymore church break-in says he was ‘mad at God’

    RAYMORE, Mo. — A 19-year-old man is charged in Cass County with burglary in the 2nd degree and property damage in the 1st degree related to a break-in at a church, 904 S. Madison on Tuesday, May 30th. Police say Malik McClinton admitted to them that he was mad at God for not doing anything for him so he broke the glass doors of the church and then destroyed items including a drum set, speakers, electronics, and ripped a camera […]

  • Demolition debris from Overland Park elementary school catches fire

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Firefighters put out flames at the construction site near Trailwood Elementary School at 95th and Roe Tuesday afternoon. The fire department says a debris pile went up in flames.  They have not yet determined the cause. The old school is currently being demolished. In December, students and staff moved into the new school building next to the original school building at 5101 W. 95th Street. Click here to read a FOX 4 report from January 2017 about the […]

  • U2 coming to Arrowhead Stadium in September

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U2, the legendary Irish rock group, announced Tuesday that The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has added seven additional North American stadium shows, including a stop at Arrowhead Stadium on Tuesday, September 12. Tickets for the show will go on sale to the public on Monday, June 12 with Chiefs-specific presales beginning on Friday of this week. The show will mark the 50th concert or music festival in Arrowhead Stadium history and will be the 10th concert […]

  • Apparent crack in main line causes flooding at Northland community center

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A water main break near Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch Rd, caused a messy situation Tuesday morning. The water line is a 20” main. According to Kansas City officials, no customers are going without water because of it. Kansas City police and fire department called in the break at about 4:45 a.m. They do not know what caused it. The center closed and canceled classes. Community center staff was busy calling anyone who regularly attends […]

  • Some worry about Lee’s Summit ‘Downtown Days’ after baby electrocuted at carnival

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The carnival company headquartered in Plattsburg, Mo., that set up rides, games and concessions at the mall festival in Wichita May 12th where a child died from electrical shock, is setting up a carnival next weekend in Lee’s Summit. The tragedy naturally has some thinking twice about carnival rides, and some Lee’s Summit residents are concerned about the safety at Lee’s Summit Downtown Days, June 2nd-4th. “You don’t want the same accident to occur again. It’s definitely concerning […]