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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
  • Sporting KC celebrates US Open trophy with fans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sporting KC players and fans rejoiced in the afterglow of the team’s latest Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Championship at the KC Power and Light District on Friday night. “We couldn’t have done it without the fans,” said Sporting KC’s Daniel Solloi. “And I always like to interact with the fans.” Confetti rained down while sparklers and fog machines blasted from the KC Live stage. “We are huge sporting Kansas City fans and we just wanted to […]

  • Local cop describes seven years going undercover in behind-the-scenes book

    OLATHE, Kan. — Captain Ed Hayes, III retired from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department in 1993. In recent years, he’s been writing guest newspaper columns that give readers a behind-the-scenes look at actual police work. Hayes says so many people have been telling him to write a book that he finally just sat down and did it. “It just was fun,” Hayes says of his 29 years in law enforcement. Hayes’ new book, ‘Nice Pinch’ also includes gripping episodes from […]

  • Kansas City ranks second in country for single-women buying homes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is the place to be, if you’re a single woman looking to buy a house. According to a new study by the real estate website, Kansas City only ranks behind Cincinnati, Ohio, in that category. “I have had several single woman buyers, especially recently,” said local realtor Jocelyn Rivard. Jodi Bailey bought a new home in Gladstone last year. She moved here from Florida and couldn’t believe the real estate prices in the […]

  • Overland Park tool thief returns to scene of the crime with an apology note

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Two would-be tool thieves in Overland Park certainly picked the wrong guy to rip off. “Why would somebody come and take my stuff?” Adrian Bliss wondered. It’s a fair question, considering Bliss makes his living in the home security industry. Bliss outfitted his home with a network of motion-activated surveillance cameras. So, last Wednesday morning, when two people swiped some of Bliss’s work tools, out of the box in his pick-up truck, the crime was caught […]

  • New metro bistro puts young aspiring chefs in charge

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — While preparing flatbread appetizers, topped with shrimp and pesto, 17-year-old Andrew Naumann’s imagination fired with possibilities. “I kind of got involved because I really didn’t want to eat TV dinners the rest of my life,” Naumann said. “But I just instantly fell in love with it and now I’m actually planning on trying to go to college for it, and making a career out of it.” Naumann’s experience is precisely what leaders at the Shawnee-Mission School […]

  • Following football game marred by fights, parental supervision rule enacted at Park Hill

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Parents in the Park Hill School District will notice some changes at the district football stadium this Friday. District officials cleared the stadium last Friday, with nine minutes remaining, after a series of fights during the Park Hill-Park Hill South game (Park Hill was leading 42-0). Police reported seven fights but no arrests or serious injuries. As a result, the district will mandate adult supervision for all elementary and middle-school students at the stadium. “Because this […]

  • Maryland-based firm tapped for KCI single terminal has a sizable metro portfolio

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate. Although the Maryland-based firm, chosen by the Kansas City Council’s Selection Committee to build the new single terminal at KCI, isn’t well-known in the region, it does have many sizable projects in both Kansas City and at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Edgemoor, working with a group of other companies, is in the midst of developing a three-year, $350 million makeover at KU […]

  • Some Missouri inmates finish prison down on the farm

    MARYVILLE, Mo. — Matthew Painter has spent much of his adult life in state prison. During a prison stint in 2008, Painter spent a full year in solitary confinement, after he was involved in a jailhouse fight. “I got out and did the same things, kept getting the same results. I made a conscious and willing decision this time that I’m going to do something different this time be something better,” Painter said. And that different path led Painter to […]

  • Local skin doctor creating wearable sun damage app

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — There’s a doctor in Riverside who’s launching an unusual campaign to fight a deadly disease, and it’s certainly not anything they teach in medical school. Dr. Brian Matthys is a dermatologist who’s creating a new app to prevent skin cancer. “We lose the city of Parkville, in this country, about every four months,” Dr. Matthys said, as a way to put perspective on the more than 13,000 deaths annually from skin cancer. And what’s driving Dr. Matthys […]

  • Therapy ‘watchdog’ helps Wellsville teen detect seizures before they happen

    WELLSVILLE, Kan. — There’s a new watchdog on patrol in Franklin County, Kansas. But this sharp-eyed yellow lab isn’t looking for bad guys; she’s saving lives. “Lucy is a seizure alert dog,” said Cindy Van Trece. Lucy is a dog specially trained to spot when someone is about to have a seizure. The 1-year-old yellow lab is giving 18-year-old Haley Van Trece a second chance at happiness.. “A month ago, Haley was sleeping 18 hours a day she was on […]

  • Trump outlines plan to lower taxes for US businesses in Springfield, Mo. speech

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that his push to overhaul the nation’s tax system would “bring back Main Street by reducing the crushing tax burden,” offering a populist appeal to a still-forming tax plan that would heavily benefit corporate America. Trump said his vision for re-writing the nation’s tax system, one of his key campaign pledges, would unlock stronger economic growth and benefit companies and workers alike. He promised that it would be “pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker and […]

  • Local organic food shops not sweating Whole Foods powered by Amazon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week online retail giant Amazon made good on a promise to buy Whole Foods and quickly make drastic price cuts. The cuts are happening and more are coming. FOX 4 strolled the aisles at the Whole Foods on Metcalf in Overland Park and found slashed prices on a handful of unrelated items (organic bananas .69, salmon 9.99, etc). Amazon officials have hinted even more widespread price reductions are on the way, which experts predict could […]