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
  • After more disturbing reports, police release description of man who exposed himself to Northland girl

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three days after a man exposed himself to a girl and called another an inappropriate name, police released a description of the man in hopes he will be caught before hurting someone. On Tuesday, the girls were at the Crossing at Barry Road apartment complex just a mile south of I-29 and Barry Road when the man approached them. The girls, who attend Tiffany Ridge Elementary School, immediately told a trusted adult, who contacted the police. […]

  • Dog found starved & dead in crate in closet of Northland apartment; KC firefighter charged

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A dog found dead in a crate inside a bedroom closet has led to charges against a Kansas City, Mo., firefighter who police say left the dog behind when the man was evicted from his Northland apartment. Blayne Trevor Theunissen, 25, is charged with animal neglect and animal abuse, a misdemeanor. According to the charging documents, on Sept. 17, animal control officers were called out to The Crossing at Barry Road, an apartment complex south of […]

  • Judge gives one more chance to nurse charged with sexually assaulting patients in Johnson County

    OLATHE, Kan. — A Johnson County judge on Friday reached the end of his patience with a nurse charged with sex crimes against patients and ordered Dennis Clark back in court on Monday. On Friday, Clark went before the judge and was once again expected to enter a plea to the charges. This was the third appearance in court in which he was expected to enter his plea, but changed his mind at the last minute. Clark is charged with […]

  • Kansas City car wash owner finds stabbed, bleeding man clinging to pole; helps save his life

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hector Solorio, a small business owner on 9th and Prospect, helped save the life of a man brutally attacked and stabbed outside of a car wash on Tuesday night. Solorio said he was in the process of closing up his shops when he stumbled across someone in need of help. “I’ve been on this corner for over 10 years and I’ve never seen this before. I’ve never had a problem like that,” Solorio said. Solorio said […]

  • Man charged with dismembering wife’s body in front of his 2 kids inside Kansas City hotel

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 35-year-old husband is accused of dismembering and abandoning the corpse of his wife, and on Wednesday Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker filed charges against him. Justin Rey, 35, is charged with abandonment of a corpse and endangering the welfare of a child. According to court records filed Wednesday, police believe Rey’s children were in the Kansas City hotel room as he dismembered and disposed of their mother’s body.  Jessica Rey’s dismembered body was found […]

  • Task force will help decide future of failing Jackson County jail

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Detention Center is considered dangerous and in desperate need of repairs, according to multiple studies on the facility. A recent design firm hired by Jackson County estimated the jail needed a minimum of $150 million in repairs to fix the problems. Pressure has been mounting to address the problems, after alleged criminal activity and unsanitary conditions and other issues were reported at the jail at 1300 Cherry St. On Tuesday, Jackson County Executive […]

  • Belton officer accused of sexual misconduct with female inmate

    BELTON, Mo. — A 35-year-old Belton corrections officer is charged in Cass County with two counts of ‘sexual conduct with a prisoner’ after a woman being held at the jail reported the officer sexually assaulted her. Monday Fox 4’s Robert Townsend stopped by Emmanuel Wilbourn’s home to ask the suspect about the allegations now lodged against him. “Don’t open my door, ” Emmanuel Wilbourn shouted through his front door. “What do you want to talk about?” Wilbourn asked Townsend.  Wilbourn […]

  • Safe again: 83-year-old KC woman with Alzheimer’s disease

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Police confirmed Monday that an 83-year-old woman last seen Sunday night at about 9 p.m., has been found and is safe again. Elmira Hall was missing in the area of 5240 Brooklyn Avenue wearing a blue nightgown. Elmira has Alzheimer’s disease.  Police thank the community for their assistance.  

  • Former Fox 4 sports director Frank Boal inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He may be retired now, but former Fox 4 sports director Frank Boal has an honor about which he could brag– but knowing Frank, he won’t. Over the weekend, Boal was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Boal led Fox 4’s sports coverage for 29 years, from 1980 until 2009. Between his time with Fox 4 and then at KSHB, as well as time on the radio, Frank has covered ten Chiefs head coaches, […]

  • American Royal fulfills final wish of 89-year-old trick horse rider in Kansas City hospice

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman in hospice care in Kansas City voiced one of her final wishes; she wanted to go to the American Royal. On Saturday, the right people came together to make it happen for her. Arlene Lamar, 89, spent her life with horses. She was a trick-horse rider in her youth. She saved up her money to buy her first horse and then taught herself how to ride and then went further still and taught herself […]

  • Report: Motorcycle driver runs into back of car at I-435 & Cookingham

    NASHUA, Mo. — Police and emergency crews are on the scene of a crash involving a motorcyclist and a car. Fox 4’s Nick Vasos heard from his traffic scouts that the car possibly belonged to an off-duty police officer and that the motorcycle ran into the back of the car. Dispatchers learned that the car was the officer’s personal car and the officer was off-duty. Injuries are reportedly minor. Fox 4 has a crew headed to that area– I-435 and […]

  • Police identify woman killed while walking on SB 69 Highway

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A young woman was struck and killed on 69 Highway in Overland Park early Friday morning. The woman, who police identified as Justean L. Fines of Olathe, Kan., was walking across the highway when she was struck at about 4:45 a.m. It happened on southbound 69 just north of 151st Street in Overland Park. Police say a delivery driver in a white SUV was driving southbound when suddenly there was a person in front of him. […]