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

  • Frazier Cross, accused of killing 3 at Jewish centers, enters courtroom in wheelchair

    Posted on: 1:34 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 07:32pm, April 15, 2014

    GARDNER, Kan. — Frazier Cross made his first court appearance in Johnson County Court Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. He was...
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  • Accused gunman held on $10 mil. bond, charged with capital, 1st degree murder

    Posted on: 11:17 am, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 02:05pm, April 15, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The man accused of murdering three people outside two separate Jewish centers in Overland Park on...
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    Frazier Cross Jr. was arrested as a suspect in a fatal shooting where three people were killed on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at two Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kan.
  • WATCH LIVE: Update on case against Jewish centers murder suspect

    Posted on: 10:06 am, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 10:26am, April 15, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Overland Park Police Department scheduled a news conference for 10:30 Tuesday morning regarding the case...
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  • Crash into school bus injures driver

    Posted on: 8:38 am, April 15, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An accident involving a school bus and another car injured the driver of the second vehicle...
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  • Mother of 14-year-old killed in hate crime gives touching statement about her son and father

    Posted on: 2:06 pm, April 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:59pm, April 14, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Mindy Corporon Losen, who lost both her 14-year-old son and her 69-year-old father Sunday when they...
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  • WATCH LIVE: Family of grandfather and grandson speaks

    Posted on: 1:03 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — The family of Reat Underwood and Dr. William Lewis Corporon were talking about their loss.
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  • WATCH: Police answer questions about Sunday’s hate crime

    Posted on: 11:44 am, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 11:45am, April 14, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Investigators announced they would release additional information Monday morning on the suspect in the murders of...
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  • WATCH: Overland Park Police Chief answers questions about Sunday shootings at Jewish facilities

    Posted on: 11:37 am, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 11:39am, April 14, 2014

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  • Friends mourn woman killed by gunman outside Village Shalom

    Posted on: 11:06 am, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 07:00pm, April 14, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —  Friends of the third victim of Sunday’s shooting outside Village Shalom and the Jewish Community Center,...
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    CCVI identified Terri Lamanno  as the 3rd victim of Sunday's shootings in Overland Park. She worked as an occupational therapist for CCVI.
  • WATCH LIVE: Investigators hold news conference with new info. on deadly Jewish centers shootings

    Posted on: 10:43 am, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 11:28am, April 14, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Investigators announced they would release additional information Monday morning on the suspect in the murders of...
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  • Blue Valley H.S. freshman was first victim of Sunday’s shootings

    Posted on: 9:36 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 04:59pm, April 14, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The mother of the 14-year-old boy killed in the April 13th shooting at the Jewish Community...
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  • People of all faiths gather for vigil to remember three killed in Kansas shootings

    Posted on: 8:48 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 09:02pm, April 13, 2014

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — People of all faiths came together Sunday evening at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, 12251...
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