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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
  • Two finalists to be next KCPD chief answer public questions at forum

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The two finalists to be Kansas City’s next police chief were at a forum on Thursday night where they took questions from the public, which were considered and selected before it began. The candidates are Chief Keith Humphrey of the Norman, Oklahoma Police Department, and Major Rick Smith, who is now head of KCPD’s Central Patrol Division. The forum was held at the Downtown Police Headquarters. You can watch the entire forum below:

  • Lee’s Summit School District opening a fresh chapter with new superintendent

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — It’s almost back to school time, and as parents and teachers all over the region stock up on school supplies, one of the largest school districts in the area launches a new chapter. There`s a new person in charge at the Lee’s Summit School District. Dr. Dennis Carpenter has been the superintendent at Lee’s Summit for a month now. When he was hired, back in January, some teachers and parents had some uncomfortable questions about Dr. […]

  • FOX 4 announces new late news anchor/reporter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Journalist Pat McGonigle is joining FOX 4 News as late news co-anchor and reporter for Kansas City’s number-one-rated news team. 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 […]

  • St. Louis news anchor drop kicks, makes basketball goal on live tv

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A St. Louis news anchor (now FOX 4’s 10 p.m. news anchor) has an impressive live shot to put on his resume tape. Former KSDK anchor Pat McGonigle had tried to make several long-distance shots during the station’s morning newscast, and missed all of them. Then at the end of the show, McGonigle tried to drop-kick shot, but it hit the backboard. His second shot, however, was nothing but net! Of course, that’s good, but not […]