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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.


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    Win a season pass to Starlight Ticket Contest! In the 2017 season, Starlight Theatre is presenting the following Broadway shows:  Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys, An American in Paris, Something Rotten!, The Bodyguard, Motown the Musical, and Grease. One grand prize winner will receive a pair of season passes to all these shows. The second place winner will receive a 4-pack of tickets to the Little Mermaid show on Saturday, June 3. and the third place winner will receive […]

  • FOX 4’s College Basketball Bracket Contest- 3 ways to enter & win

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  • A snowy Snake Saturday Parade 2017 in North Kansas City

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Snake Saturday Parade in North Kansas City kicked off a week of celebration of Irish culture and history. Typically bringing in about 100,000 people to historic, downtown North Kansas City, the crowd was a little smaller in 2017 due to the weather. The parade began at 16th and Swift, turned right on Armour Road, then another right on Howell and continuing to 16th Avenue. FOX 4 provided a livestream of the parade (See FOX 4’s team […]

  • Watch the fun at the Snake Saturday Parade 2017 in North Kansas City

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Snake Saturday Parade in North Kansas City kicks off a week of celebration of Irish culture and history, bringing in about 100,000 people to historic, downtown North Kansas City, for a day of fun and festivities on Saturday, March 11th. The parade begins at 16th and Swift, turning right on Armour Road, then another right on Howell and continuing to 16th Avenue. If you aren’t going, be sure to watch it on FOX 4’s livestream! […]

  • Weather service determines severity of tornadoes in Oak Grove, Smithville, Lee’s Summit

    PLEASANT HILL, Mo. — The National Weather Service determined the tornado Monday night in Oak Grove was an EF-3 tornado. Tornadoes are rated by their intensity and the damage they caused to vegetation and human created structures. The Enhanced Fujita scale (EF-Scale) is the primary scale used in the United States. In the Enhanced Fujita scale, an EF-3 tornado has winds of 136-165 mph. The following information is what was recorded for the tornadoes in Oak Grove, Smithville and Lee’s […]

  • Wind is undeniable force in Kansas City on Monday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It has been a memorable Monday in the Kansas City area, as strong winds downed some trees and limbs, kicked up debris, forced drivers to really grip their steering wheels and made wearing a skirt or a hat a challenge. In Leavenworth, Kan., on 10th Street, across from Leavenworth High School a tree toppled over in the residents’ front yard. The picture was sent to FOX 4 by ‎Linda Stansell‎. Below it, there’s some video of […]

  • Man convicted in 1988 deaths of 6 KC firefighters getting out of prison, has message for victims’ families

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bryan Sheppard, the man convicted in the deaths of six firefighters in one of the worst explosions ever to rock Kansas City learned on Friday that he will get out of prison. On Friday, the U.S. District judge decided Sheppard should be resentenced to ‘time-served’, which amounts to 20 years. #BREAKING Man convicted in deaths of 6 KC Firefighters resentenced to time served. Will be released. — Dave D'Marko (@DaveDMarko) March 3, 2017 Judge says Bryan […]

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  • Friend wonders if man’s success in Kansas City, Kan., was motive to kill him

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  • At federal court in Kansas City, Columbia man pleads not guilty to supporting terrorists

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 25-year-old Columbia man charged last Friday with supporting a foreign terrorist organization made his first appearance in the U.S. District Court, 400 East Ninth Street, in Kansas City. The FBI arrested Hester after gathering evidence that they say shows he meant to help carry out terrorist attacks on buses, trains and train stations, including Union Station in Kansas City.  Investigators say Hester thought he was making plans and providing materials to carry out violence with a contact […]