Abby Eden anchors the FOX4 News Morning Show Monday through Friday from 4:30 until 9. Abby is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She’s had the news bug since she was a little girl, always watching the local and national news, studying the reporters and anchors. Abby followed her desire to be a reporter to the University of Missouri in Columbia. There, she was involved in multiple student leader organizations including the Homecoming Steering Committee, the Honor Society: Omicron Delta Kappa, and she was a Summer Welcome Leader.

Abby worked at KOMU through the University of Missouri, learning every aspect of the job from photography and editing, to producing and anchoring. She also interned at a non-profit organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Her first reporting job was in Tyler, Texas. She produced and anchored the weekend news in Tyler and reported for the evening newscasts in both Tyler and Longview. While she was there, Abby covered everything from crime to hurricanes.
After three and a half years in Texas, Abby came back to the Midwest and to FOX4. She started as a Multimedia Journalist working primarily in Lawrence, Kansas. Then she anchored the 10 p.m. news with Phil Witt for nearly six years. After getting married, Abby made the switch to the Morning show to spend more time with her new husband.

Abby’s won multiple awards for her work in journalism including a Barbara Jordan Media Award, an Emma, multiple Emmy nominations, an NLGJA award, a MORE Award, and an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award. Her passion is telling stories that can positively impact people’s lives through investigation or education.

In her spare time, Abby loves to spend time with her husband, Tyler, and their Australian Shepherd, Milo, and Hemingway cat, Dallas. Abby is a marathoner and half marathoner. You’ll often see her running or working out at lots of locally-owned gyms. She also enjoys trying new recipes and restaurants, attending local philanthropic events, and helping pageant contestants with their competitions. If she’s not in KC, she’s back in Omaha to see her entire family, including her seven nieces and nephews.


Recent Articles
  • Braden`s Hope for Childhood Cancer gifts Children’s Mercy doctor $1 million grant to further research

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Curing childhood cancer is the quest of Braden`s Hope for Childhood Cancer, a local organization started by a local mom in honor of her son`s long battle with neuroblastoma. Deliece Hofen started the organization knowing treatment for pediatric cancer had to change, and now it`s giving the third grant worth $1 million to a local researcher who is making major strides in the fight against pediatric cancer. This year`s winner of the $1 million grant is […]

  • KU Hospital installing new $50 million+ machine to make fighting cancer fast, painless

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The University of Kansas Health System raised $1.7 million this month during “Treads and Threads,” the annual fundraiser for patients at the KU Cancer Center. This year money was designated to fund a treatment that’s the first of its kind in the region. “It was aggressive yeah on a scale of two to 10, mine was an eight,” Mike Mulcahy said. Mulcahy is talking about his prostate cancer, and happily, in the past tense. “I have […]

  • Local man thankful every day for organ donor who saved his life after diabetes meds caused enlarged heart

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In 2008 John Shultz thought he was relatively healthy until his doctor told him a medication he took for diabetes caused serious heart problems and an enlarged heart. For eight years, John managed those issues through lifestyle changes, but in 2017 he was on the heart transplant waiting list. “They prepared me, they said that you may not live long enough for us to find a donor for you,” Shultz said. It’s not what this energetic […]

  • Doctor says gun violence plagues local ERs, seeks solutions to combat public health crisis

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A chronic illness: That`s how a local trauma surgeon explains the gun violence problem in the country and in Kansas City. Gun violence and the after-effects are plaguing our communities and emergency rooms. “These events, they have an impact on you. They change you forever after you’ve seen them,” said Dr. Robert Winfield, chief of trauma and acute care surgery at the University of Kansas Health System. The most recent data Winfield has shows that 181 […]

  • ‘We should be smarter than that’: Researchers keep warning yet teens are vaping more than ever

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — You’ve no doubt seen the headlines surrounding e-cigarettes: the potential dangers, the restrictions, the stats on how many people — especially teens — use them. Researchers are undoubtedly worried about that last one. Despite the fact that e-cigarettes are illegal for anyone under 18, one in every five teens admits to vaping. But what’s even more worrisome is most scientists aren’t sure about the long-term effects of it. “We haven’t found anything yet that would suggest […]

  • The other side: Metro doctor trying to share the science behind near-death experiences

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Is there life after death? For most of us, it’s a question only faith can answer. Some people claim to have seen life after death, felt it, even heard it. And one doctor in Kansas City has made it his mission to make sure doctors take those people and the science behind these experiences seriously. On November 29, 2000, Hector Lugo not only had a heart attack — he died. “You were just a couple minutes […]

  • Aspiring artists partner with Children’s Mercy to simplify complex medical information

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  Art sometimes imitates life and now art may help to save a life. An unlikely partnership is making it possible between Kansas City artists and doctors. Pencils, paint, portraits: these are the things you expect to see at an art school. There’s art created at the Kansas City Art Institute that will never hang in a museum or in a frame. Instead, it will be in the hands of children. It’s more meaningful to Shafer Brown […]

  • Local dad shares his battle with postpartum depression after birth of first son

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s common to hear people talk about moms who have postpartum depression, but it’s not as common to hear about dads who have it. FOX4 spoke with a local dad who said he experienced this after the birth of his first son. Some studies show nearly 25% of men suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), and that can increase to 50% if their female partner has PPD. “He was just kind of checked out- not wanting to […]

  • Meet the woman who hand-raised four polar bears at the Kansas City Zoo

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While Jane Gooddall is well-known for her work with primates, there’s a lesser known Jane… make that Jan, who raised dozens of baby animals, everything from birds to primates to polar bears. She’s one of very few people to say she successfully raised four polar bears from birth and lived to tell about it, and it all happened at the Kansas City Zoo. Taking a trip to the Kansas City Zoo with Jan Armstrong means going […]

  • What to look for if you suspect your child is having trouble sleeping

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  • Signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and what you can do to treat it

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you find yourself pouring more coffee than you should each day and waking up feeling even more unrested than the day before, you may be wondering if you have a sleep disorder. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that each adult get seven to nine hours of sleep every night. So, if you’re getting the right amount of sleep, but you just never feel rested, it might be time to evaluate your quality of sleep. Doctors recommend […]

  • Meet the ‘baby whisperer,’ a St. Luke’s volunteer who cares for some of tiniest, most vulnerable patients

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This is “National Volunteer Appreciation Week,” and one special volunteer at St. Luke`s Hospital is entrusted with caring for some of the most vulnerable patients. It’s a gig that Bob McElwain thinks he’s “overpaid” for. McElwain loves giving advice on the stock market and lamenting about the Royals’ rocky start to the tiniest ears in Kansas City. “They don`t have much to say – they just listen,” he quipped. When FOX4 sat down with him, the […]

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