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Digital savvy multi-media producer.

I enjoy creating videos that not only inform but entertain. I have a heart for Africa, namely Tanzania, and enjoy learning about different cultures.

I joined FOX 4 in 2003 as a Creative Services Producer. In 2007 I joined FOX 4's Internet Department where I write stories for the web and produce videos. I feel fortunate to have a job where I can not only work, but play on the Internet.

When not pecking away at the keyboard you'll find me studying Swahili or outside swimming, hiking, biking, running and exploring the great outdoors.

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    What happens when you introduce troubled teens to theatre

    MANHATTAN, N.Y. — “I wish I could take it back. Actually, no. I don’t wish I could take it back because what happens to me afterwards is one of the best things that happened to me in my entire life,” Christopher Thompson said. Thompson is talking about an altercation he had at school. He hit a fellow student in the face with a lock. The student went to the hospital, received stitches and pressed charges. Thompson’s life has never been […]

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    SNAPSHOT Challenge: Backyard flowers

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    Our favorite pictures from 2014 School Day at the K

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — School Day at the K was a little cloudy, a little cool, but that didn’t keep the kids from flashing warm smiles and cheering at the awesome experiments performed for them by the FOX 4 meteorology team. The event brings out the kid in Mike Thompson, Joe Lauria, Karli Ritter and Michelle Bogowith and many other FOX 4 News anchors and reporters who join in to greet the busloads of students, teachers and parents who attended […]

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    SNAPSHOT Challenge: Your Lawnmowers

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  • Elderly Kansas City man found dead in backyard pool

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have confirmed a man, approximately 70 years of age, was found dead in a backyard pool late Tuesday morning in Kansas City, Mo. They say the man could have been there for days. According to Public Information Officer James Garrett, the man was found in a backyard pool at a home in the 10900 block of Poplar Ave. around 10:30 a.m. “Upon arrival, we did find a male deceased in the back yard in the […]

  • Mark Alford demonstrates motorcycle safety techniques

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With warmer weather comes more motorcycle wrecks. Many times, it’s the fault of the driver of a car or a truck. FOX 4′s Mark Alford has been riding for four years and knows first-hand the importance of motorcycle safety. “I can’t stress how important a motorcycle safety foundation course is if you plan to ride,” he said. “It not only makes you a better motorcyclist, it also makes you a […]

  • Firefighters rescue 105-year-old woman from Tonganoxie house fire

    TONGANOXIE, Kan. — Firefighters rescued a 105-year-old woman from a house fire early Tuesday morning in Tonganoxie, Kan. The fire started at a home on 6th street. The woman’s nephew, Jackson Jarrett, who lives next door, said he called 911 after smelling smoke just before 5 a.m. Jarrett said he heard his aunt screaming for help, but the heavy smoke kept him from reaching her. He said he is grateful for the quick response of firefighters who rescued his aunt. […]

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    SNAPSHOT Challenge: Your Morel Hunting Adventures

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  • Kid news anchor interviews Mayor Sly James, together they dance

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He’s counting down the years before he kicks FOX 4′s Mark Alford out of the anchor chair. In the meantime, kid news anchor Vincent Savage is honing his journalism skills  with the help of his parents, Mike and Chantal Savage. His most recent undertaking took him to Kansas City Mayor Sly James. He snagged an exclusive interview and asked him to explain to kids what his job really means. “My job is to be one of […]

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    Shoe collection to be held in NKC Thursday for orphans

    The 13th annual Shoes for Orphan Souls Caravan will be collecting shoes on Thursday, May 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Finnegan’s located at 503 E. 18th Street, in North Kansas City, Mo. The two-day caravan will culminate in Macon, Mo, on Saturday, May 10, where collections from 56 rotary clubs will donate the collected shoes to Buckner International, a global Christian ministry, for distribution to orphanages overseas. In 2013 the shoes were donated to children in the […]

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    SNAPSHOT Challenge: Rain gear, rainbows, anything rain-related

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    Video: Mother, daughter participate in Give It 100 challenge, drop 74 pounds in 100 days

    MAHWAH, N.J. – Inspired by a woman who posted a video of her Give It 100 weight loss journey, a mother and daughter challenged themselves to do the same. Cheryl Shaw said after canceling her wedding she became depressed and didn’t care about what she ate. “My life started spiraling out of control,” she said. “I put on all this weight. My kids got very worried about me.” Her kids also put on extra pounds due to Shaw’s own eating […]