Stephanie Graflage is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism with an emphasis in Magazine Journalism and a minor of business. While at Mizzou she was a proud member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She also served as a student assistant for the Mizzou Football team. While working for the Mizzou Football team, Stephanie was a part of the team that created and helped increase the Mizzou Football presence on social media.
Stephanie is a St. Louis native who loves sports, especially college football. Her obsession with college football stems from her long time family tradition of attending home Mizzou football games.
She is a lover of Mexican food, Starbucks and chocolate and loves to be outdoors when the weather permits. On a nice day she can most likely be found hanging out near a pool or a lake listening to country music. In her free time, she also enjoys catching up on the latest episode of the Bachelor, Scandal or Nashville.
Most importantly, Stephanie is excited to be in Kansas City and have her family, which includes two older brothers and one younger sister, all in the same place for the first time in 15 years.

Recent Articles
  • Kansas Highway Patrol inspects all 210 school buses to be used in SMSD this year

    MERRIAM, Kan. — Kansas Highway Patrol assisted with the annual school bus inspections Thursday morning in Merriam, Kan. An army of state troopers helped inspect the 210 buses from Bonner Springs, Kan., based DS Bus Lines. The goal was to make sure every bus being used in the Shawnee Mission School District this year is in working order. This is the first time DS Bus Lines has worked with the Shawnee Mission School District. They just signed a five-year contract. They […]

  • Water washes away portion of Mission Road between 175th and 183rd

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Mission Road is closed from 175th to 183rd and will be until crews can make the necessary repairs. The heavy rain that moved through Wednesday night appears to have washed a portion of the road away. “Our public works crews are working on scene,” Johnson County said in a tweet. ROAD CLOSURE: Mission Rd. from 175th to 183rd St. is closed (see road damage below). Our public works crews are working on scene. — Johnson County, […]

  • Weight of rain causes roof of Belton Taco Bueno to collapse

    BELTON, Mo. — The manager of Belton’s Taco Bueno walked into a disaster Thursday morning. It was around 5:30 a.m. when the manager, who was on her way into work, noticed that the roof of the restaurant near Cedar Street and East North Avenue  had collapsed. She told Fox 4 that she immediately called for help. Thankfully, no one was inside when the roof collapsed. The employees are being told that it may take at least four weeks to repair […]

  • With relief in his voice, manager of OP golf course walks FOX 4 through flooded building where he was trapped

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The manager of an Overland Park golf course is thankful to be free after finding himself trapped inside the business Thursday morning. Mike Schard manager of Brookridge Golf and Fitness, 103rd and Antioch, said around 2:30 a.m. he stopped by the course to put flood gates up to save the pro shop, but the water came up so fast that he become trapped inside. He said in less than three minutes the water level increased from […]

  • WATCH: Woman clings to rescue worker who pulled her from submerged vehicle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Water rescue crews worked quickly to rescue a women who became trapped in her vehicle when water began to rise and cover the roadway in South Kansas City early Thursday morning. It happened near 103rd and Wornall in front of Coach’s Bar and Grill, which is also under water, around 6 a.m. The woman was pulled to safety just before 6:10 a.m. Watch the rescue in the video player above. Rescuers tied to ropes ventured out […]

  • WB I-70 reopens at mile marker 38 near Odessa after closing due to high water

    ODESSA, Mo. — High water temporarily shut down westbound I-70 near mile marker 38 near Odessa Thursday morning for a short period of time. The highway reopened by 5:45 a.m.

  • Crews spent morning boarding up Raytown home where fire killed two men

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Crews spent Wednesday boarding up a home and trying to determine what caused an early morning fire that forced five people from a Raytown home and killed two. The fire broke out at the home near Blue Ridge and East 57th Street around 5:05 a.m. Crews arrived on the scene five minutes later and found the home heavily engulfed in flames. The front of the home sustained heavy damage, along with the roof. Fox 4’s Kera Mashek, […]

  • AT&T restores service after outage frustrates customers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The AT&T outage map showed a significant outage in Kansas City and its surrounding areas Wednesday morning. Many who posted in the thread on the outage page said they could not make phone calls. Some in Topeka were reporting no service. Others reported an outage in Lawrence and Overland Park. “I do not have cell service in Overland Park, but my kids phone have service- all thru ATT. 😡 Not happy, too many work calls that […]

  • Deadly early morning house fire in Raytown claims life of two people

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Two people are dead following a house fire in Raytown, Mo., early Wednesday morning. The fire broke out at a home near Blue Ridge and East 57th Street around 5:05 a.m. Crews arrived on the scene five minutes later and found the home heavily engulfed in flames. Five people were able to escape the home, but unfortunately two did not make it out. Raytown Battalion Chief Ty Helphrey said he had not had a chance to speak […]

  • Single vehicle crash near Santa Fe and Olathe View claims life of one person

    OLATHE, Kan. — One person is dead after a crash in Olathe near Santa Fe and Olathe View. The crash occurred Tuesday just before 6 a.m. According to a witness, a four-door pickup truck headed west on Santa Fe crossed the westbound lanes and smashed into a tree. A tweet from the Olathe Police Department says Santa Fe at Olathe View is closed while they conduct their investigation. TRAFFIC ALERT: Santa Fe @ Olathe View closed due to an Injury […]

  • One person transported to hospital after crash along 23rd Street near I-435

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — First responders were on the scene of a crash involving serious injuries early Monday morning. The crash occurred near the exit ramp from I-435 to 23rd Street around 6:10 a.m. According to Sergeant Bill Mahoney, a white Ford pickup truck headed west on 23rd Street struck the side of a blue Chevy heading south on West Front Street . The driver the Chevy is in critical condition. Officers on the scene gave the driver of the pickup […]

  • Endangered Person Advisory issued for missing 15-year-old Grain Valley girl

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — An Endangered Person Advisory was issued Thursday for a missing 15-year-old from Grain Valley. McKayla L. Rykiel was last seen Tuesday, July 18 around 11 p.m. at 1219 Scenic Drive in Grain Valley, Mo. She was wearing a multi-colored sweatshirt and blue jean shorts. Police describe Rykiel as 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. She has shoulder length brown hair, brown eyes, with a pierced nose and upper left ear. Rykiel has been missing for two […]