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Zac Summers joined the Fox 4 Kansas City news team in December 2018. He’s no stranger to the Midwest. He was born and raised in the eastern suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri and comes from a large family; he’s one of eleven children.

Zac most recently worked in Central Texas, where he was anchor for the weekday evening newscasts.

He started his journalism career in Eastern Washington, where he was a morning reporter/weekend anchor.

When he’s not working, Zac enjoys being outdoors—preferably on the water—watching football, cooking; he also dabbles in karaoke.

Zac is excited to call the City of Fountains home and encourages you to reach out anytime, even if it’s just to say ‘Hi!’ You can connect with him on Facebook and/or following him on Twitter. You can also reach him at zac.summers@fox4kc.com.

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Recent Articles
  • Johnson County Community College former athletes pushing school to keep track, cross country programs

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – A group of former athletes at Johnson County Community College is making a last-ditch effort to persuade school administrators to reverse their decision to drop two longtime sports programs. Blake Koger, who ran track on a scholarship at JCCC from 2004-2006, is one of four alumni behind a recently launched website to save the programs. “You’re limiting a lot of opportunity for kids to go on to another level, compete and get a college education while […]

  • Reward rises to $5,500 in search for shooter who killed 2 horses in Bates County

    BATES COUNTY, Mo. — The owner of a car dealership in Bates County has offered to match the Human Society of Missouri’s reward in connection to the killing of two horses. Mark Muller, owner of Max Motors in Butler, is offering an additional $2,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person who shot Terry Wisdom’s two horses in the head on Christmas Eve in Amoret, Missouri. On Monday, The Humane Society of Missouri informed FOX 4 News that […]

  • Reward being offered after man’s 2 horses shot in the head in rural Bates County

    AMORET, Mo. – After two horses were shot in a Bates County town, the Humane Society of Missouri has opened an investigation. The animal protection organization is offering a $2,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person who shot horses Rusty and Brownie in the head on Christmas Eve. The horses’ owner Terry Wisdom and friends collected $500, and Max Muller — owner of Max Motors car dealership in Butler — chipped in an additional $2,500. That brings […]

  • Kansas City Zoo staff takes winter weather precautions for animals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You often hear about protecting your plants and pets during the winter season but there is another population in the metro that requires protection. Tim Steinmetz is the senior curator at the Kansas City Zoo. His responsibility, among many, includes ensuring the 1,900 animals at the zoo are well taken care of year-round. “If it is below freezing, we have guidelines that they have to have access to heat and some animals, when it’s this cold, […]

  • 2 people shot, seriously injured at apartment complex near Zona Rosa; suspect at large

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two men were shot Thursday night on opposite ends of an apartment complex near Zona Rosa, and the suspect is still at large, officials say. KC Police Sgt. Jason Cotes said the shootings occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday at The Lakes Apartments. One man was shot in the leg. The other was shot in the stomach. Both men were taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition, Cotes said. KC Police spokesman Darin Snapp said it […]

  • Treating icy roads with salt means a safer drive but it could wreak havoc on your vehicle

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Using salt to melt icy roads is a common practice, but it could mean disaster for your car. Salt has proven to be the most effective form of road treatment in Overland Park, according to city spokesman Sean Reilly. “We typically use salt, especially when it’s going to be icy,” Reilly said. “That’s when we put down about 400 pounds per lane mile.” Reilly said the approach is very measured. “Our system is driven by a […]

  • First black cheerleader at KCK high school to be one of dozens to honor Martin Luther King Jr. at event

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — History shows the 1960s and ‘70s were tumultuous times in American history, but a metro woman wasn’t going to let inequality get in the way of achieving her goals. Rosedale, KCK, native Deborah Allen was a teenager at then-Rosedale Junior Senior High in 1968 and aspired to be on the cheerleading team. However, she was a minority, and team selection was based on popularity. “If we were going to change the rules and have a black […]

  • Missouri named one of the top 10 places to avoid in 2018, according to world’s largest travel guide magazine

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — When you think of what the state of Missouri is known for, the St. Louis Arch, Kansas City-style BBQ and jazz music often come to mind. But according to one of the largest travel guides in the world, visitors should stay away from Missouri. The “Show Me State” ranks 7th on Fodor’s No List 2018 of the top 10 places to avoid. Other destinations on the list include countries like Honduras, Myanmar and Cuba, which the […]

  • Rich Hill residents trying to stay positive after town goes days without consistent water

    RICH HILL, Mo. – A boil advisory remains in effect for Rich Hill, Missouri, following days of water problems. The city believes subfreezing temperatures from last week combined with their aging water supply infrastructure are to blame for the issues. The problems date back to Jan. 4, when a line that carries water into town failed. Two days later, a “90-degree elbow pipe broke” at the intersection of 11th and Park. The water supply issues meant resident and business were […]

  • Northland laundromat owners say they’re fed up after string of recent break-ins

    LIBERTY, Mo. – Laundromat owners in the metro are fed up with the person that keeps targeting their businesses. At least five laundromats have been burglarized since Nov. 26. They include Nashua Laundromat, Splash Laundry, Vivion West Laundry, Grandview Laundry, and Liberty Laundry. Russ and Lynn Hylton own Liberty and Vivion West Laundry. Their Liberty location alone has been targeted three times. “He doesn’t care,” Russ said. “He doesn’t care who sees him. He doesn’t care what damage he does. […]

  • Police investigate deadly crash at 34th & State Ave in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are investigating a deadly crash that occurred Sunday in KCK. Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that officers were working a fatality accident at 34th and State Avenue shortly before 4:30 p.m. Investigators on scene said the driver of a black SUV lost control and was t-boned by driver of a truck. The driver of the SUV died. A passenger said to be in critical condition. The driver of the truck has minor injuries. It is […]

  • Boy, 10, described as ‘great kid’ shot in Platte County home; condition is critical

    FERRELVIEW, Mo. — A young boy is fighting for his life Thursday night after being shot inside his home in Platte County. Platte County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeffrey Shanks said deputies were called to a home on 6th Street in Ferrelview about the reported shooting just after 5 p.m. A boy under the age of 10 has been taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, he said. There were at least five people, at least one of which was an […]