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

  • FOX 4 Gives You More Money

    Posted on: 4:30 am, April 24, 2014, by , updated on: 03:13pm, April 23, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Spend May with FOX 4! First thing every morning, after many of you grab your phone, grab...
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  • Boy sings gospel song until kidnapper can’t stand it anymore, tells him to get out of car

    Posted on: 10:41 am, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 06:16am, April 24, 2014

    ATLANTA — An Atlanta church held a praise service to celebrate the life of a ten-year-old boy who survived a...
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    Willie Myrick sang Every Praise until the man who kidnapped him couldn't stand it anymore and released him., according to police. This picture is from an interview with radio station V103 Atlanta.
  • Joe’s Forecast: Wet Through Early This Afternoon

    Posted on: 3:05 am, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 05:39am, April 24, 2014

    Rain will be on the increase through the region today with temperatures falling through the morning hours then recovering a...
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  • Prosecutors: Man was drunk, speeding Monday afternoon when he caused deadly crash that killed husband, father

    Posted on: 4:00 pm, April 22, 2014, by , updated on: 07:13pm, April 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Clay County Prosecutor’s Office charged a 20-year-old man with involuntary manslaughter in the death of...
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    Joseph Surratt's mug shot from the Clay County Sheriff's Department
  • Suspect in highway shootings tells judge he has no money to hire attorney

    Posted on: 12:06 pm, April 21, 2014, by , updated on: 12:07pm, April 21, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man suspected of shooting and injuring two people, and shooting at several other drivers on...
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  • 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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  • 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.