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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 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.

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


Recent Articles
  • This is a screenshot of a Snapchat sent to FOX 4. The Snapchat selfie from a K-State student resulted in her leaving K-State because of what many perceived as the racist nature of the Snapchat.

    Backlash after Kansas State University student wears ‘black mask’, uses ‘N’ word to describe herself

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — A Kansas State University student has left the university after she took a Snapchat selfie of herself and a friend in what appears to be a black, cosmetic face mask. The Snapchat picture was captioned: ‘Feels good to finally be a N…..’ (FOX 4 has edited the caption due to the use of the word.) Many around campus shared the picture and condemned the student for being racist. University leaders, realizing the turmoil on social media that […]

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    Kylr Yust pleads not guilty to ‘knowingly burning’ missing Raymore woman’s car

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Jackson County judge entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Kylr Yust, 28, Thursday afternoon on the charge of knowingly burning Jessica Runions car. Runions, 21, has been missing since Thursday, Sept. 8th, when she was last seen leaving a party with Yust. As FOX 4 has also previously reported, Yust is connected to another missing woman, Kara Kopetsky of Belton. She was 17-years-old when she disappeared in May 2007. Runions is from Raymore, Mo. […]

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    Police search Kylr Yust’s grandfather’s home for possible clues on missing Raymore woman

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police were inside and around a home in south Kansas City near 87th and Crescent on Wednesday afternoon, executing a search warrant at the home that belongs to Kylr Yust’s grandfather. Yust, 28, was reportedly the last person seen with Jessica Runions, 21, of Raymore, who has been missing since Thursday, Sept. 8. What police were searching for in #KylrYust home. Investigation into disappearance of #JessicaRunions #fox4kc pic.twitter.com/13cYHQzLOA — Shannon O’Brien (@ShannonOBTV) September 14, 2016 What […]

  • Jessica Runions
and her friend Kathryn

    Former roommate of missing woman keeps looking at pictures, believing in friend’s return

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Family and friends of Jessica Runions, 21, of Raymore, hope the man last seen with her will now help police find her. Kylr Yust remains in the Jackson County jail, because police say he burned Jessica’s car sometime after leaving a party with her on Thursday, Sept. 8. Even though Yust is connected to another missing woman, Kara Kopetsky, who disappeared in May 2007 at the age of 17-years-old, those closest to Jessica are still hopeful and […]

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    During pledge at Missouri Capitol, state senator sits in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Democratic state senator from St. Louis is refusing to stand while her colleagues recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the Missouri Capitol. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed says she sat while others said the pledge at the start of Wednesday’s short session as a form of protest. She says she acted in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the national anthem all season in protest of police brutality and […]

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    We want to see your ‘Happy First Birthday’ photos

    Dairy Queen is pleased to sponsor First Birthdays! If your child is about to turn one, send us those adorable snapshots. The First Birthday segments sponsored by Dairy Queen will air on your child’s first birthday weekends on the FOX 4 Morning Show from 7-9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday. Photos must be submitted at least one week prior to the child’s birthday. You must be 18 years old to register for first birthday submission.  Do NOT use your child’s information for […]

  • KC Chiefs QBs dress up as firefighters

    Chiefs quarterbacks visit Kansas City fire station to say thank you

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs’ three quarterbacks, Tyler Bray and Nick Foles and Alex Smith paid a visit Tuesday to Kansas City Fire Station Number 19, honoring and thanking first responders, firefighters and EMTs.   “It just shows how ingrained they are in the community and how they want to be a part of the community,” said Sharon Martin, fire apparatus operator, who drives at the front of the hook and ladder truck and has been with the […]

  • Jessica, Kara and Kylr Yust

    Frantic search for missing Mo. woman after car found burned; man connected to another missing woman arrested

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police, family and friends are urgently searching for a missing 21-year-old Kansas City woman who disappeared Thursday night after going to a party with her boyfriend and one of his friends. A friend who was at the party Thursday said Runions left at about 9:30 p.m., with one of her boyfriend’s friends, a man familiar to police named Kylr Yust.  Kylr Yust, 28, once dated Kara Kopetsky, a Belton teen who has been missing since May […]

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    Marcus Peters gives big smile over Arrowhead’s loud fans and salutes Colin Kaepernick’s cause

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters met with the media on Friday ahead of Sunday’s season opener against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Pro Bowl corner beginning his second NFL season answered a variety of questions, including a couple that centered on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sitting in protest during the National Anthem. “It’s big. It’s real big what they’re doing. I salute Colin for what he’s doing. He’s standing up […]

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    Use #fox4gameface on social media and enter our high school sports photo contest

    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 game face! Show you school spirit and […]

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    After requesting Uber ride, couple says driver kidnapped, raped girlfriend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man is charged in Johnson County with rape, aggravated kidnapping and theft, accused of being the driver who kidnapped and raped a woman and stole a couple’s cell phones and credit cards in August. Dereje Gebremariam, 42, made his first appearance in Johnson County court Thursday afternoon. According to the probable cause statement for the cell phone theft in Jackson County, a man told police that he was in the Power & Light District with […]

  • Korrey Rinke, 22, of Ottawa, Kan., was charged on Thursday, Sept. 1 in the death of  Julianna Pappas.

    Kansas man, 22, beat victim, left her to die when she wouldn’t have sex without condom: Johnson County affidavit

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A 22-year-old man charged with capital murder and rape in the death of Juilanna Pappas, 46, reportedly admitted to police that he punched Pappas repeatedly when she wouldn’t have sex with him without a condom, and then left her for dead at a park, according to court documents. If found guilty of the capital murder charge, Korrey Rinke could be sentenced to death. Pappas was reported missing by her roommate on August 23. Her body was […]