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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
  • Kansas teen governor candidate helps plan metro school’s Friday walkout

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Tyler Ruzich is on a campaign to become the next governor for the state of Kansas, and this week he’s taking on another civics project: a school walkout. Ruzich is one of the student organizers for Friday’s student walkout at Shawnee Mission North High School. Like thousands of students participating in National School Walkout day, Ruzich will walk out of class at 10 a.m. to mark 19 years since the Columbine school shooting and to remember […]

  • Royals fans give mixed reviews to streaming game on Facebook

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wednesday’s Royals game created some franchise history. Royals broadcast history, that is. For the first time ever, the only way to watch the Royals game at the Toronto Blue Jays was on Facebook. Facebook paid an estimated $30 million for the exclusive broadcast rights to 25 Major League Baseball games in 2018. Many Royals fans were unimpressed by Wednesday’s spectacle. “You can see the picture quality is not as good,” Brian St. John said while watching […]

  • Greitens’ charity loses 4-star rating amid Hawley’s investigation into criminal activity

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s announcement that his investigation into Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ nonprofit The Mission Continues uncovered evidence of criminal activity has made one charity watchdog skeptical. Greitens founded the nonprofit  in 2007 and left the charity in 2014. Despite recent allegations about Greitens’ use of a donor list from The Mission Continues, the nonprofit still enjoyed high ratings from most of the top charity watchdog groups. But one of the organizations that grades nonprofits, Charity […]

  • Ask a lawyer: Metro law group offering free legal advice this week in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4 is once again teaming up with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association to offer free legal advice. This is a public service being offered in celebration of Law Week in Kansas City, which is April 16-19. National Law Day on May 1 is a day designated to raise public awareness and recognize the importance of law in our society, as first declared in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower. Ask-A-Lawyer phone lines will be open Monday through […]

  • Kansas City Royals sign player with autism to minor league contract

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tarik El-Abour was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old and didn’t speak until he was six. But he fell in love with baseball at the age of five, and at 25, he signed a minor league contract with the Royals. The routines and repeated rituals of the grand old game gave El-Abour a sense of comfort and unbridled joy. “Baseball and autism are very similar in terms of discipline and repetitiveness,” former Royals player […]

  • ‘An overlooked treasure’: Developers have big, $63 million plans for underused KC plaza

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It could someday be the so-called “front door to downtown Kansas City.” It’s in the heart of downtown, and some say it’s hiding in plain sight. It’s one of the city’s best public places, and much of the public doesn’t seem to know about. But that could be changing. “I would characterize it as an overlooked treasure,” said Audrey Navarro with Clemons Real Estate. Navarro is part of a team imagining big things for an almost […]

  • New job training program for adults with autism starts in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A first-of-its kind program in Kansas City is helping young adults on the autism spectrum master the skills necessary to find a career path. “Thirty-five percent of adults who have autism or deal with autism are unable to find full-time, meaningful employment,” said Martha Jaynes with Easterseals Midwest. “So this program helps to overcome those barriers.” The 8-week program called “LINK” is designed for adults 18 and older who want assistance finding employment and support in […]

  • Hen House in Northland to close next week after 25 years in business

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After 25 years in business, the Hen House grocery store off N.W. 64th Street in Kansas City will close its doors for good next Monday. The owners of the store, Balls Food Stores, said sales have lagged ever since a HyVee moved in, directly across the street, in 2009. “It’s sad. It’s been here for years,” said Stephanie LeMaitre, a longtime Hen House customer. “I’m sorry to see it go.” All of the employees will have the […]

  • Impact of KC riots following Martin Luther King Jr.’s death still felt 50 years later

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A peaceful protest outside City Hall in Kansas City took a violent, chaotic turn that, 50 years later, still echoes in the city’s memory. Unlike some other U.S. cities, the streets of Kansas City remained peaceful in the days immediately after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. “Our violence was a little bit delayed in that regard,” said Rebecca Davis, a civil rights professor at UMKC. The trouble didn’t start until April […]

  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy inspired public service career for KC’s Urban League president

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Martin Luther King Jr. has undoubtedly inspired thousands of people, and that rings true for the president of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. Gwen Grant said King’s legacy inspired her to pursue a career in public service. In the days after King`s death in 1968, hundreds of thousands of people headed to Washington D.C. for a solidarity day rally. It was organized as a way to honor King’s “Poor People’s Campaign.” As a young student, […]

  • Kansas City leaders gather to remember victim in 1882 lynching

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Not much is known about the life and times of Levi Harrington. But researchers and civic leaders are sure of this much: An angry mob lynched Harrington on a bridge in Kansas City on April 3, 1882, for a crime he did not commit. “I don’t know that people know about this incident or the other 59 lynchings that happened in the state of Missouri,” said Kansas City Mayor Sly James at a solemn ceremony to […]

  • Chihuahua gives birth to record-setting 11 puppies in Olathe

    OLATHE, Kan. — It’s puppy power to the 11th degree in Olathe. A chihuahua being fostered through a metro rescue might have just set a world record. When Josie and Perrin Brown agreed to foster a chihuahua named Laugh Out Loud, they knew she was expecting. But they had no idea they could be witnessing history. Last Friday and Saturday, Laugh Out Loud delivered 11 healthy chihuahua puppies — eight boys and three girls. As far as the experts at Unleashed […]