Michelle Pekarsky

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 teenage 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.

Much has changed since I got my first job in television journalism 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.

Thanks for coming to fox4kc.com. Come back often.

Recent Articles

  • WATCH: News conf. on highway shooting suspect

    Posted on: 12:37 pm, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 01:00pm, April 18, 2014

    Update: Police have temporarily delayed the news conference. It is expected to start around 12:50 p.m. KANSAS CITY, Mo. —...
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    The alleged highway shooting suspect arrives at the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department (Photo: Megan Brilley/WDAF-TV)
  • Mohammed Whitaker charged with Kansas City highway shootings

    Posted on: 11:01 am, April 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:20pm, April 18, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker announced that Mohammed Pedro Whitaker, 27, has been charged with 18...
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  • Fox 4 Forecast: Egg-cellent Easter Sunday

    Posted on: 3:15 am, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 08:50am, April 20, 2014

    Happy Easter! A beautiful start to the day with a mix of sunshine and clouds for the afternoon with the...
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    Web Shot
  • Man dressed in black robs Northland bank

    Posted on: 2:44 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At approximately 11:50 a.m. Thursday morning, a man walked into the Bank of the West, 5245...
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    Bank of West
  • Cute video: Dad pretends to understand his baby’s gibberish

    Posted on: 2:02 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    A dad with an armful of laundry and a 14-month-old baby, wanting to talk about it, or so it seems....
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    Courtesy: dhant122 YouTube
  • Silver Alert canceled: Missing 75-year-old Kansas man located

    Posted on: 12:37 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 12:38pm, April 17, 2014

    UPDATE: Donald Cook has been found and is in the hospital. PRINCETON, Kan. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office hopes...
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    Donald Cook, missing from rural Franklin County, Kan.
  • Service touches hearts, proclaims strength in remembering Reat, William and Terri

    Posted on: 11:28 am, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 12:03pm, April 17, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Interfaith Service of Faith and Healing held Thursday morning at the Jewish Community Center in...
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  • Overland Park woman charged with rape of a minor

    Posted on: 6:19 pm, April 16, 2014, by and

    OLATHE, Kan. — A 21-year-old Overland Park woman appeared in Johnson County court via a video conference on Wednesday to face...
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    Julissa Estrada, 21, of Overland Park is charged with rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a 12-year-old.
  • Man describes feeling the fire that erupted quickly in his home

    Posted on: 8:26 am, April 16, 2014, by , and , updated on: 12:00am, April 17, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters were battling a blaze that spread to two homes near East 29th and Brooklyn Wednesday morning....
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    fire at brooklyn
  • Shaun Brady Recipes

    Posted on: 8:07 am, April 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:04am, April 16, 2014

    MUSSELS IN A BREAD BOWL Yield: 6 to 12 3/4 lb Mussels 1 1/2 Cups chopped tomatoes 3 cloves Sliced...
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  • Singer’s daring song of female sexuality, ‘I Touch Myself’ now used in breast cancer campaign after her death

    Posted on: 7:24 am, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 07:34am, April 16, 2014

    AUSTRALIA — A hit in the early ’90s, the song “I Touch Myself”‘ by Chrissy Amphlett is now sending out...
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    Courtesy: YouTube and ITouchMyself.org
  • Kansas City community invited to interfaith service at Jewish Comm. Ctr. to honor victims

    Posted on: 6:15 am, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 06:36am, April 16, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — People of all faiths are invited to come together to mourn and honor the victims of...
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