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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  • 2016 Royals FanFest

    Everyone’s ready for the 2016 Royals Fanfest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals and their fans are looking forward to seeing each other again for the 2016 Royals FanFest presented by Commerce Bank on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30 at Kansas City Convention Center’s Bartle Hall. Tickets for FanFest will be sold on a timed-entry basis, providing fans the ability to reserve the day and time of their choice. Inventory is limited for each entry time, so fans are encouraged to buy early to […]

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    Fox Sports blog about Royals causes fan outrage, then disappears from site

    On Friday, Fox Sports published an article entitled ‘Royals are one of the worst AL teams to win World Series since 2000’. It had no by-line.  The blog’s author remained anonymous so no one could specifically respond to the statement with a counter argument. That disturbed more than a few people. Friday morning, FOX 4’s Nick Vasos saw the blog and shared it on his Facebook page and people quickly responded. However, a short time later some reported that they […]

  • Woman became sick after visit to New Theatre Restaurant

    Number of sick grows to 390 after attending show at Overland Park’s New Theatre Restaurant

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Investigators looking into the norovirus outbreak at the New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster Street, have expanded the time period when they believe people were exposed to the virus. On Thursday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the number of people who have reported symptoms has ballooned from 100 to more than 390, and now includes patrons who attended between January 15 to January 17. The Kansas Health Dept. considers 390 people a large number and says […]

  • KC Royals

    Show your Royals love with personalized plates and charity support

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri residents can configure their license plates to show their support for the Kansas City Royals. An annual contribution of $35 to Royals Charities through an Major League Baseball account will get you started in the process. Once the donation is set, you can order your personalized Royals plate. In the meantime, anyone can go online to see what their plate would look like. Test out some phrases, like we did, by clicking here. Royals Charities […]

  • The Real Donald Trump on Instagram

    Trump wants to know: Should he participate in the GOP debate?

    Donald Trump is asking his fans: “Should I do the GOP debate?” With two days to go until Fox News’ Republican primary debate in Iowa, Trump is taking a poll on his Twitter page. The respondents are evenly split, with half saying he should skip the event. Trump is also asking his followers on Facebook and Instagram for feedback. Fox News chairman Roger Ailes expects Trump to be center stage on Thursday night at what is the last GOP debate […]

  • Dissy, now being cared for at Kerry's Kennel in Spring Hill, Kansas.

    Dog left in Spring Hill, Kansas dumpster gaining her strength

    SPRING HILL, Kan. — A pup is recovering at a Spring Hill animal shelter after she was apparently tossed into a dumpster. A trash worker found the Boston Terrier about a week ago.  She was cold, dehydrated and  malnourished. With the help of Kerry’s Kennel in Spring Hill, she’s improving. “She was really unresponsive,” said Terry Gast, from Kerry’s Kennel. “Hanging in there, really cold, warming her up, wanted her to know if she didn’t make it, she was loved.” […]

  • Instagram

    Day two for social media threat against Raytown High School

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — For the second day in a row, the Raytown School District is working with Raytown Police about another threat made against the school via social media. On Monday, school districts in Michigan, Florida, Alabama, Arizona, and two schools in the KC metro, including Raytown and Ruskin, called in extra police after a threatening social media post circulated. The post on Monday said: “Rhs shootout, don’t come to school on Monday, January 25.” The social media message said anyone who […]

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    Wichita mom upset sales lady told daughter she needed SPANX™ for formal dress

    WICHITA, Kan. — A mother sounded off on Facebook after a shopping trip with her teenage daughter, in which a sales woman made her daughter feel imperfect. According to the Kansas’ mom’s Facebook post, she encouraged her daughter to try on a red dress that, in her daughter’s mind, made her ‘look too old.’ They were shopping for an upcoming formal dance.  Still, her mom told her she looked beautiful in the red dress, and the daughter let her mom take a picture of her […]

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    Woman facing additional charges related to fire that killed two firefighters, seriously injured two others

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City woman is now facing additional charges in Jackson County, related to the October 2015 fire that resulted in the deaths of two firefighters and injuries of two others. Thu Hong Nguyen, 43, is being held on $2 million cash bond, charged with arson and two counts of second-degree murder. This week, a Jackson County grand jury indicted her on additional charges of Causing Catastrophe, a Class A felony and two counts of Assault […]

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    Lay’s asks potato chip eaters to eliminate four flavors

    Lay’s is once again getting its brand out there by getting consumers involved, asking them to choose which flavors they should keep and which they should swap out. The company is putting four classic flavors up against four new flavors. For those who participate, there’s a chance to win a $1,000 daily prize and grand prize of $250,000. Voting begins February 8th. Below are the four tough choices potato chip lovers will have to make.  

  • Police lights

    KC Police investigating after tests show child had meth in system

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City boy is in protective custody after lab results showed he had methamphetamine in his system. Kansas City, Mo., Police Department spokesperson, Sgt. Kari Thompson confirmed that police are investigating and working with Kansas law enforcement and Child Protective Services. According to Thompson, the child’s parents took him to the hospital because he was especially agitated.  As part of the investigation, a forensic psychologist will interview the child to determine what happened. Look for more developments on this […]

  • Family Feud auditions coming to KC.

    Sign up for Family Feud auditions coming to Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Family Feud auditions are coming to Kansas City on February 27th and 28th. This is your chance to audition for the hilarious game show starring Steve Harvey. Auditions are by appointment only. You must reserve your spot. There are two ways to make an appointment: Email: KansasCity@familytryouts.com (They love when families include pictures and video to their email! At least 5 family members are required. Briefly introduce yourselves, tell Family Feud where you are from, and feel free to […]