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McGonigle comes to FOX4 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
  • Witnesses describe chaos outside courthouse after 2 Wyandotte County deputies shot in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — John Garcia walked out of the Wyandotte County Courthouse just after 11 a.m. Friday when the sound of gunshots sent dozens of people in downtown KCK into a panic. “Right when I was walking out, that’s when I heard two shots fired,” Garcia said. “We heard a shot. We heard boom!” Garcia said he had just wrapped up a routine legal hearing inside the courthouse when the tragic scene unfolded. A prisoner being transported between the […]

  • KCK cops’ strategy cracks down on small offenses to prevent major crimes

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — KCK’s police chief says crime has been cut in half in one neighborhood since officers launched a new crime-fighting strategy. “It’s logical: Bad guys don’t want to be where the police are at,” KCK Police Chief Terry Zeigler said as he explained the idea behind his department’s ICON initiative,  which stands for Impacting Crime in Our Neighborhoods. At a time when police nationally, are conducting fewer traffic stops and pedestrian checks for fear of being accused of […]

  • North KC High’s first male dance team member smashes stereotypes, inspires classmates

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kevin Nguyen likes a challenge. He has a knack for speech, debate and theater, but he also suspected he might have all the right moves on the dance floor. With the encouragement of his friends and classmates, Nguyen earned his spot on the dance team, making him the first male member of the squad in school history. “My first game I didn’t want to perform pre-game because I was scared people were going to judge […]

  • Local leaders give warm reception for new governor Mike Parson during visit to KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s new governor, Mike Parson, wrapped up his first day on a nine-city listening tour across the state with a stop at Kansas City’s Union Station, and while Parson made it clear he works for the entire state, he made no effort to hide his affection for all things Kansas City. Parson wore Kansas City Chiefs socks at Tuesday night’s meeting with local leaders, organized by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Kansas City Mayor […]

  • ‘Art That Blows’ auction brings old instruments back to life to benefit metro kids, Band of Angels

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’ve never seen a brass sculpture of a deer with saxophone parts for legs and French horn pieces for antlers, you should start planning to make the next “Art That Blows” event. “Art That Blows” is a benefit auction for the charity, Band of Angels, which is a partnership between Meyer Music and FOX4. Band of Angels collects donated musical instruments and distributes them to metro kids who might now otherwise have access to an […]

  • Family of baseball legend Satchel Paige fighting to preserve his former KC home after fire

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Linda Paige Shelby believes she had a blessed childhood, growing up in her family home near 28th and Prospect in Kansas City. “I would say I did,” Paige Shelby said. She has fond memories of her early years in the home, but not because her father was Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige, who routinely had famous athletes and celebrities stop by to visit. Paige Shelby, who lives in Lee’s Summit now, didn’t know any of that […]

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Major portion of I-70 to be shut down in both directions this weekend

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — It could be a long weekend for anyone with travel plans along Interstate 70. MoDOT will close down a 7-mile portion of I-70 between Interstate 435 and Interstate 470 for a $6 million bridge improvement project. Crews will close traffic in both directions on that portion of the interstate beginning at 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. MoDOT is replacing the aging Crysler Avenue, Pittman Road and Phelps Road bridges spanning I-70. The agency estimates 120,000 […]

  • KC’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance marks 70 years, honors founder H. Roe Bartle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two-term Kansas City Mayor H. Roe Bartle’s legacy is plain to see all over the metro. There’s Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center and, because Roe was instrumental in bringing the NFL to Kansas City, the team’s name is an homage to the man everyone called “The Chief.” But Bartle’s powerful legacy is also changing lives every day in ways that you don’t always see. In addition to being a mayor, a business leader […]

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum hopes home of legend Satchel Paige can be restored after fire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bob Kendrick, the president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, hopes there’s a way the former home of pitching legend Satchel Paige can be saved. The home, near 28th and Prospect, was severely damaged by a large fire that erupted around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. Investigators have not released a cause for the fire. “We hope that it’s not lost, but we don’t know,” Kendrick said. Paige lived in the home from the […]

  • Leawood man interviews 1,067 WWII vets for Veterans History Project

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — Gary Swanson is believed to have interviewed more World War II veterans than anyone else in the world. “These were people, at that time, who wanted to do what needed to be done, and did,” Swanson said. Between 2000 and 2010, Swanson video recorded 1,067 veterans, most from World War II. “I can’t tell you how many times the wife would sit there and then after the interview she would say ‘I never knew that!'” Swanson said. […]

  • College students from Hawaii win national title in KC for international service project

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — About 2,000 college students from all over the country filled the Kansas City Convention Center for a Final Four of a different kind Tuesday night. It wasn’t an athletic contest, but a team from BYU-Hawaii walked away with a giant trophy and $10,000 in prize money. “These kids are so inspiring. They are entrepreneurial. They are socially conscious. I mean, they are future,” Sabrina Wiewel with Hallmark said. The students came to Kansas City for the […]

  • Experts spot asteroid from another solar system orbiting sun

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Scientists have spotted an asteroid orbiting the sun in the same path as Jupiter. But there’s something unusual about this asteroid: It’s circling the sun in the opposite direction. That’s because, experts believe, it’s not from around here. “It’s an asteroid, and astronomers are pretty sure that it’s from another solar system,” said Daniel McIntosh with UMKC. “It was captured probably early on in the formation of our solar system.” That means the asteroid, named “2015 […]