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 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
  • James McGinnis

    Young man who suffered brain injury on Olathe East football field helps others understand rehab

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Therapists and rehabilitation workers gathered on Tuesday to hear stories of how rehabilitation changed the lives of people with traumatic injuries.  The luncheon event was held at Crown Center and a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing was the keynote speaker. The group also heard from James McGinnis, who collapsed during an Olathe East football game in September 2014. James and his father Patrick McGinnis stopped to talk to FOX 4 about how the luncheon helps […]

  • Mothers Day

    Honoring our FOX 4 mothers at Mother’s Day

    We’ll add more pictures to this Mother’s Day photo gallery— as our FOX 4 news team brings them in. Check back to see other FOX 4 moms!

  • A tree trimmer was knocked unconscious  Tuesday when a tree limb fell and hit him.

    Co-worker rescues tree trimmer after tree limb falls, knocks man unconscious while in tree

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local tree trimmer is recovering after an accident left him unconscious and dangling nearly 30 feet in the air. Thankfully, the crew had trained for this exact scenario just last week. Firefighters were called out Tuesday morning to 6708 North Bell, where tree trimmer Cory Fryman was knocked unconscious when a branch fell and struck him in the head. Fryman was climbing an old ash tree in the backyard of the house when the branch hit him, […]

  • The old Ethan Allen building on the Liberty Square collapsed on Tuesday while it was being renovated (Image courtesy of Jeff Watt)

    Crews search through rubble of ‘Ethan Allen’ building on Liberty Square to determine cause of collapse

    LIBERTY, Mo. — Police confirm that a building built in the 1880s collapsed Tuesday morning on the square in Liberty. The building is the ‘Ethan Allen’ store and was under renovation at One North Water Street on the Liberty Square. The dispatcher initially said no one was inside the building at the time and there were no injuries outside. However, at about 10:45 a.m., there were reports from the scene that someone could still be inside. Crews performed a search […]

  • youmatter

    Wear and share wristbands to remember: You Matter

    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. The following mental health agencies have partnered with FOX 4 to distribute YOU MATTER wristbands from FOX 4. Contact one of these organizations for mental health questions and to get your bracelet. (Supply is limited. Wristbands will be distributed first come, first served, while supplies last.) Take care of your physical health. Take care of your mental health. Wear the wristband to remember: You matter. The wristbands will be available beginning May 9 at the […]

  • Tom Watson

    Tom Watson on the Watson Challenge tournament and what makes Hallbrook the toughest course in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s Tom Watson is looking forward to The 2016 Watson Challenge coming up in June. In a news conference on Friday, Watson spoke about his vision for tournament and commended Hallbrook Country Club, 11200 Overbrook, for its role in the tournament’s success. “They created the template for the Watson Challenge. When we got together back in 2006, maybe it was 2005, we asked Hallbrook if they would be the first course where we played the […]

  • Courtesy: Lamar

    Thieves steal gigantic Royals player from billboard on I-435

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A thief, or likely a group of thieves, who appear to also be Royals fans, stole an enormous Royals player from a billboard sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Now, men (and women) in very different blue uniforms are trying to find them and arrest them. The billboard is located at Interstate 435 south of Truman Road.  Below is the picture of what it looked like before the vandalism and theft. Now it is empty of the […]

  • Garrett found

    Clay County man reported missing found dead

    LAWSON, Mo. – The body of a 26-year-old Clay County man last seen between 10 and 11 p.m. Tuesday night was discovered on Thursday. Clay County authorities say there are no signs of foul play against Garrett Stracke, whose truck was found late Wednesday evening after investigators pinged his cell phone to zero in on his location. Those pings took them to Clinton County, Mo., northwest of Lawson. They eventually found Stracke’s Dodge Ram on SE Barnsville Road just off […]

  • Courtesy: Darcy Cimarello/YouTube

    Wife can’t hold back her laughter over husband’s gagging

    A wife breaks into hysterical laughter when her husband tries to describe what happened to him at the store. He encountered two women who, for whatever reason, were putting off an awful odor.  Pete, the husband, gags every time he tries to describe it. His wife thinks it’s so funny, she keeps asking him questions about it, stirring the memory and making him gag again. “Was it more like they hadn’t had a bath in a month?” Darcy, the wife, […]

  • new kci

    Kansas City City Council faces its biggest decision yet: The future of the airport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City City Council’s Airport Committee is presenting its recommendation for KCI’s airport renovation before the full council on Tuesday.  The committee is answering questions about cost and design of a single-terminal. The city council docket indicates some of the meeting may be closed to discuss legal matters, litigation, privileged communications with attorneys, sealed bids or proposals, etc. Their presentation provided to FOX 4 by city leaders, recommends a new terminal for KCI and a new […]

  • thief

    Watch this: Video shows man using rock to break into KC store, calmly steals cash register

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are looking for the man seen on surveillance video breaking into a store by throwing a rock through the glass door, then stealing a cash register drawer that reportedly contained about eight dollars in change. It happened Saturday at about 11:15 p.m. at Cakery Bakery, 3033 Prospect Ave. The video shows the suspect throwing a rock through the glass door, shattering it. The suspect then turns the dead bolt with his bare hand. Another video […]

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    Enter to win tickets to 2017 US Figure Skating Championship

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championship will be held in the Kansas City from January 14, 2017 through January 22, 2017. According to The Kansas City Sports Commission, the event will bring 1,700 athletes, coaches, and officials to our community and bring a national spotlight to Kansas City. Sprint Center will host all junior and championship level events while juvenile, intermediate and novice events will take place at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, […]