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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
  • Ramy Demboski

    Police looking for stranger who was at the house when Ramy Demboski was abducted

    EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — The three-year-old Excelsior Springs girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Wednesday was back home with her father and getting some sleep on Thursday, according to her family, who was also spending the day resting. Wednesday was a trying day for them after Ramy Demboski, 3, disappeared  from the home in the 100 block of Persimmon Drive at about 3:20 p.m., around the same time a black woman driving a blueish-silver Dodge Charger knocked on the door and […]

  • Columbia man charged with murder of 6 year old.  Murder in the first degree and Armed Criminal Action. Charges are from Callaway County and he is currently in custody in Pettis County.

    Man, 27, charged with murder of 6-yr-old Fulton boy he was babysitting

    FULTON, Mo. — A 27-year-old man was charged Thursday with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of a 6-year-old family friend with whom he was living at a residence outside of Fulton, Mo., in Callaway County. Link: Willet’s girlfriend reacts to his arrest Police say Scottie Willet, formerly of Columbia and Sedalia, admitted to shooting the boy multiple times while Willet was babysitting him. The child’s mother had left for work at about 4 p.m. and […]

  • Courtesy KTVI-TV

    Awful smell as thousands of tomatoes rot in field

    COLUMBIA, Ill. — In a field about 15 miles south of St. Louis, tomatoes that have ripened too quickly in the sudden summer heat, are causing a rotting stench. “It smelled just like swamp,” said Michelle Forthaus who walked by the field with her daughter on their 3-5 mile fitness walk. “Once we turned the corner (the smell) definitely took us over,” she said. There were likely hundreds of thousands of pounds of tomatoes rotting in the 18-20 acre field, now […]

  • Courtesy: FOX 42

    Member of “Cops” TV show crew killed while filming in Omaha

    OMAHA, Neb. — A crew member with the television show “Cops” was killed by police bullets outside a Wendy’s restaurant as police exchanged gunfire with an alleged robber Tuesday night. However, the Omaha police chief confirmed in a news conference on Wednesday that the robbery suspect, Cortez Washington, 32, was shooting only an air gun that shoots BB pellets, but looks like a real firearm. Washington, according to the chief, has ties to Kansas City and was on parole out of […]

  • Antenna

    Our favorite sitcoms return

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4’s parent company, Tribune Broadcasting, is bringing the good ole days back to television. Eleven classic television shows will be added to Antenna TV’s lineup in 2015. Antenna TV, which airs in 89 markets across the United States, will add: Newhart The Jeffersons Mork & Mindy One Day at a Time Family Ties Evening Shade Leave it to Beaver Doogie Howser MD Mr. Belvedere Dear John Small Wonder Antenna TV is already showing some classic […]

  • Courtesy: NationalDogDay.com

    Video: Dog dances hip-hop on couch with owner

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On National Dog Day, watch as this dog imitates his owner, grooving to hip hop as they sit together on the couch listening to music. The man’s wife recorded the special bonding moment between man and his best friend and then shared it with the rest of the world! Show us your favorite dog! Upload pictures in the photo gallery below. Click here for more on National Dog Day.. and ideas to celebrate!

  • tiwily

    Enter: Advanced screening of This Is Where I Leave You

    FOX 4 has passes to give away to the FOX 4 screening of “This Is Where I Leave You”, starring Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. The movie is being shown on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Cinetopia 18, Prairie Fire, in Overland Park at 7 p.m. The screening kicks off the upcoming KC Jewish Film Festival, Oct. 11-19. (For tickets to the festival, click here.) “This Is Where I Leave You” is the story of four combative siblings of the Altman […]

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    FOX 4 Fan Photo Contest for the 2014 high school football season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Here we come! FOX 4 is on the move this high school football season, ready to visit your school and follow the action on the field. We look forward to highlighting the fun and competition of Friday nights! We know you take plenty of pictures while you’re at the game…. and we want your best shots! Grab your phone or camera and snap those selfies of you in your school colors. Take pictures of fans, the […]

  • Courtesy: WNCN-TV

    Video shows drivers ignoring bus stop arm, almost hit kid at bus stop

    RALEIGH, N.C. — In Raleigh, WNCN-TV reports that in one day, more than 3,000 drivers failed to stop for school buses on their routes, dropping off and picking up children throughout North Carolina. The violations happened when the buses’ stop arms were extended, according to the state Department of Public Instruction. The data was collected on a day in March. In one county, according to WNCN-TV, 47 per cent of the school buses were passed when their arm was extended. […]

  • Tickets and Tailgate

    Enter: College Football Tickets & Tailgate contest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In Columbia, the Mizzou Tigers have seven home football games. In Lawrence, there are six home football games. Which do you want to see from the stands? FOX 4, the University of Missouri and University of Kansas have a pair of tickets to give away to each home game.  Better still, Price Chopper is tossing in a $50 gift card so you can tailgate. Bring on the Saturday fun! First, decide which games you want to go to, then […]

  • Courtesy: YouTube

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge goes from silly to tearful

    If you’re weary of the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, vowing that you’ve clicked on your last video, then perhaps one more will help reignite your patience with the campaign. “Now I’ve watched about a hundred videos for the ALS challenge… but this video here actually made me cry. It starts off as silly, and if you want to skip the silliness, jump to the 2:03 mark and watch from there,” said Megami Sama in a YouTube comment. Anthony Carbajal was recently […]

  • williamson

    ‘Kids 1st, game 2nd’, says family of Lee’s Summit West football player who collapsed at practice

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A Lee’s Summit West football player remained in the hospital Friday, three days after collapsing at practice Tuesday because of the heat. Junior center Jacob Williamson approached a trainer during practice, saying he didn’t feel very well and then collapsed. Players who were there say he was unresponsive and taken away in an ambulance. On Friday, Williamson’s family issued a statement about their son, with a reminder about priorities. “Although he remains hospitalized in a serious condition, Jake […]