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Susan Hiland is a Kansas City native and loves working in her hometown co-anchoring FOX 4 News at 5:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

Susan is a graduate of Oak Park High School and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in electronic media from Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri.

This Emmy winning journalist has worked at ABC News in Chicago, Illinois; KDNL-TV in St. Louis, Missouri; and WFIE-TV and WTVW-TV in Evansville, Indiana. Most recently, Susan was the morning anchor at WTNH-TV in New Haven, Connecticut.

In her spare time Susan enjoys traveling, especially volunteer vacations. She has traveled to Nepal, Kenya and Brazil where she worked with underprivileged women and children.


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    Kansas City program keeps students engaged in education while also teaching life skills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Avery Austin is a 15-year-old junior at University Academy; she’s in an automotive class building an electric car. But she’s learning life skills as well. “It was a little daunting in the beginning, once I got to know the people around me and what I was doing I had fun I learned new things,” she said. The classes are offered through Minddrive, and after school program for kids in the urban core that helps keeps them […]

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    Metro swimmer with Down Syndrome ready to go for gold at first Trisome Games in Italy

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Allison Vanhoesen is ready to make a splash on the international stage. The 13-year-old swimmer from Blue Springs left on Wednesday with her mother and coach for the first ever Trisome games in Florence, Italy. It’s the Olympic Games for athletes from around the world with Down Syndrome. Two-hundred and seven swimmers from 30 countries will compete in the championships. Allison is among only four swimmers from the United States who qualified to go. Allsion is very excited about […]

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    First principal of Oak Park High School passes away in Florida

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dr. Dan Kahler, an educational icon in Kansas City’s Northland passed away Tuesday morning in Florida. Dr. Kahler moved there last year to be near his daughter. Kahler’s was the principal at Oak Park High School when it opened in 1965 to 1986. Watch the video in the player above for an interview with Dan Kahler from March 2014, when he was moving to Florida. He was 88-years old at the time. After retiring from Oak […]

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    Like their owners, pets can show their True Blue colors with Waggiwear

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals fans show their team support with T-shirts, hats and hoodies. Now, man’s best friend is showing they can be true blue fans, too. A Royals collar is what every fashionable four-legged Royals fans wants to get their paws on, and it’s a popular items at the Brookside Bakery. Dogs Milly and Maggie love showing their support for their hometown team, just like their owners do. Linda Brown is the woman behind Waggiwear, a business started […]

  • Independence School District recruiting teachers from cash-strapped Kansas

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence School District needs some new teachers, and they’ve put up some billboards to help fill those spots. That’s not unusual—except that the billboards are going up across the state line in Kansas, where state public school funding issues have many educators looking for a new gig. The district has put up two billboards in Kansas so far—one along the Kansas Turnpike near Lawrence and another just outside of Wichita. “We thought we had to do […]

  • Famous faces of the metro hit the catwalk for charity

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — It was an afternoon of fashion food and fun, as local celebrity models hit the catwalk for charity. Brush Up On Fashion, benefits Miles of Smiles, a charity that provides free dental care to kids in need. Dental teams travel to schools throughout the Northland treating thousands of kids each year. On Friday, familiar faces came together to support that mission. Among the models helping out are, FOX 4 News Anchors Phil Witt and Katie Ferrell , Mo. State Sen. […]

  • Woman who was helped through hard times returns the favor to others

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One woman is paying it forward after benefiting from a program that helps people down on their luck. After getting back on her feet, Asia Townsend is helping other people who find themselves in the same situation. Five years ago Asia’s life was falling apart. “I was in tears. I`d just lost my job and I had to pay my bills so Christmas was going to be the last thing,” she said. She turn to the […]

  • Pet owners turn to pills to alleviate behavior issues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Its estimated that 2.8 million pet owners give their pets medications for anxiety, depression and compulsive disorders. Just like humans, our four-legged friends are being prescribed popular drugs like Prozac, Xanax and Valium. One of the patients is Jake, a three-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer that has bounced around to five different foster homes. He had severe separation anxiety and fear of thunderstorms. But thankfully, he ended up in Cindy Wiklund’s home. “I think he was on […]

  • Honor Flight Kansas City takes veterans for a special ride

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Forty-seven Veterans from the metro flew to Washington D.C. on Veterans Day to see their war memorials and monuments on Tuesday. Honor Flight Kansas City, makes these trips possible for veterans at no cost to them. The veterans visited the Air Force Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial and The Marine Corps War Memorial. They also watched the changing of the guards at The Tomb of the Unknowns, and two metro […]

  • FOX 4 travels to Washington D.C. with Veterans Day Honor Flight

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A group of veterans from the Greater Kansas City area took a trip of a lifetime to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, courtesy of Honor Flight KC. The trip is funded by donations to Honor Flight Kansas City and does not cost the veterans anything. The flight took off at about 6 a.m. Tuesday morning from KCI with 47 veterans on board.  They range in age from 85 to 98 and served in the Korean War and World War […]

  • Julia Kauffman remarks on Royals’ success, talks about winning superstition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Her father brought the Royals to Kansas City, now Julia Irene Kauffman is thrilled the team is once again in the World Series. She’s a huge Royals fan, and will be at every playoff game at the K cheering on the Boys in Blue. She thinks there is more excitement about the World Series now than there was during the first World Series in 1985. Back then she was working at the stadium and was very busy… […]

  • How to protect yourself from identity theft while on vacation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It can happen in seconds, your personal information gets stolen! That can turn your summer vacation into a nightmare. Thirty percent of travelers have experienced identity theft or know someone who has. Ravi Mehra’s credit card got hacked on a business trip, with several charges to a gaming site, and saw the charges on his credit card statement. “There were a few charges, like $35 in  charges,” Mehra said. Now he takes more precautions, only using his credit […]