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McGonigle comes to FOX 4 from KSDK-TV, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was morning anchor for the last six years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Saint Louis University, and a master’s degree in mass communications, with an emphasis in broadcasting, from Emerson College in Boston.

McGonigle has received numerous broadcast awards, including a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news; three Regional Emmys for Best Morning Newscast, Spot News and Community Service; First Place Series Reporting from the Associated Press; and the Nebraska Association of Broadcasters Silver Award for In-Depth Investigative Reporting.

Recent Articles
  • Weekend concert to honor musical Missouri women’s suffragettes

    MARYVILLE, Mo. — Many don’t realize it, but Missouri has its own version of Susan B. Anthony — a northwest Missouri woman who fought to give women the right to vote using music. This upcoming weekend, a musical concert at Kansas City’s World War I Museum will celebrate Alma Nash, a woman who led an all-female band in a suffrage march in Washington, D.C. in 1913. “Most of the women on this trip were teenagers to early twenties,” said Elyssa Ford, […]

  • Afghan translator who helped U.S. escapes terror of war in Middle East, making new start in JoCo

    LENEXA, Kan. —  Shoaib Sahiby was born on the battlefields of Afghanistan, but now he calls Johnson County home. “I’ve lived half of my life, more than half of my life, in war,” the 30-year-old told FOX 4. As a very young boy, Sahiby watched the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan. His innocent childhood quickly turned into a walking nightmare. “Women, for just not having their veil properly worn, she’s going to be killed,” he said. And with the […]

  • New $60 million auto technology manufacturing plant will bring 300 new jobs to Blue Springs

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A leading auto technology manufacturer has picked Blue Springs for a new $60 million facility that will bring 300 new jobs to the area. “The greater Kansas City area and Blue Springs are known as a source of excellence and manufacturing,” said Tony Sapienza with Faurecia. “That’s critical for us to find good quality candidates.“ In March, Faurecia plans to break ground on 30 acres north of Interstate 70 in Blue Springs and plans to go into […]

  • Bill to ban texting and driving in Missouri fails — again — in state legislature

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rep. Galen Higdon is disappointed that the Show-Me State will likely remain one of the only states in the nation where it is still legal to text and drive for drivers 21 and over. “That’s your state government, your state tax dollars at work,” Higdon told FOX 4. Higdon filed two bills in the current legislative session to put Missouri on par with 47 other states in the nation. On Wednesday morning, Higdon was informed both […]

  • Proposed bill would add special protections for youth sports referees in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers are debating a new idea that could impact youth sports all over the state. It’s a proposed law to boost safety on baseball diamonds and basketball courts, but it’s not for the players or even the coaches. This new law would create extra protection for referees. “When people do seem to lose it, they seem to do it more aggressively than they did before,” said Chris Kamler, a longtime youth baseball umpire. House Bill […]

  • Local Marine wrongfully accused of war crimes in Afghanistan is finally exonerated

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A local Marine, wrongly convicted in the court of public opinion, has finally been exonerated. Major Fred Galvin and six others were wrongly accused of killing women and children in Afghanistan in 2007. The “MARSOC 7,” as they became known, spent 11 years under a cloud of suspicion. This week, the Marines Corps finally lifted that cloud. “The psychological turmoil has really forced a lot of our Marines, three in particular, into some very dark places,” […]

  • Missouri just one of 3 states where texting and driving is still legal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s been more than six years since John Larimer’s mother died in a distracted driving crash. Loretta Larimer, 72, was killed on impact after a distracted teen driver plowed into the great-grandmother’s vehicle in September 2011. Since that day in 2011, John Larimer’s been working tirelessly to get a distracted driving law on the books in Missouri. It still hasn’t happened. Missouri is now one of only three states where it is still legal for drivers, […]

  • Metro families fighting to keep Kansas camp for kids with muscular dystrophy open

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Walt and Tracy Cochran are determined to preserve their daughter’s favorite week of the year. The Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp at Tall Oaks in Linwood, Kansas, is a cherished tradition for hundreds of children diagnosed with various forms of muscular dystrophy. “For 51 weeks of the year these kids are told what they can’t do or they see what they can’t do,” Walt Cochran said. “But for week 52, for one week, these kids are […]

  • Mort Walker, ‘Beetle Bailey’ comic creator and KC native, remembered by metro residents as an icon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week people all over the world are remembering a giant in the comic strip world. Mort Walker was born and raised in Kansas City. He died Saturday at the age of 94. Walker’s daily comic strip, “Beetle Bailey,” which has been running continuously since 1950, eventually reached a staggering audience of 200 million daily readers. “He’s definitely one of those icons in the comic book industry and has been Kansas City’s own as long as […]

  • Gov. Greitens visits Riverside plastic manufacturing plant, promoting 10 percent cut to Missouri’s income tax rate

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens visited U.S. Farathane in Riverside on Tuesday to boost his proposal to cut taxes in Missouri by $800 million. “Under our plan, 97 percent of Missourians will see a tax cut,” Greitens said. “You’ll have more money in your pocket.” Greitens plan calls for a 10 percent cut in Missouri’s personal income tax rate while slashing the state’s corporate tax rate by nearly a third. Watch the full news conference in the video […]

  • Solar power industry faces obstacles with Pres. Trump’s plans for tariff

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — It’s been a rough week for the solar power industry. President Donald Trump announced a massive tariff on solar panels from other countries. Some experts predict it will put 23,000 Americans out of work. But a local solar energy company tells FOX 4 there could be a silver lining in those dark clouds. “We don’t feel like the sky is falling at this point,” said Scott White at Cromwell Solar. You might be surprised to hear a […]

  • Delta Airlines cracks down on fake service dogs (and snakes, turkeys and spiders, too)

    PECULIAR, Mo. — If it seems like you’re seeing more and more service dogs at airports, you are. Delta Airlines said the number of dogs on its planes has shot up 150 percent in the last three years. But now the airline is cracking down on passengers passing off their pets as service animals, and some local veterans who live with actual service dogs say they’re thrilled. “We have our dogs for a reason. It’s for a disability,” said Kevin […]