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
  • 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

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When you think of sleep disorders, it’s common to think of adults, but experts say children can have difficulties sleeping too. FOX4 sat down with a child sleep specialist to find out how much sleep children actually need, and when parents should reach out to a doctor for help. The National Sleep Foundation recommends children get anywhere between 11 to 18 hours of sleep depending on their age. Teens need at least eight and a half to […]

  • 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 […]

  • New treatment FDA recently approved is making a difference for local woman dealing with migraines

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — If you suffer from migraines, you know the debilitating pain can take days out of your life every month. There’s a new treatment, approved a little over a year ago by the FDA, that some people say gets rid of migraine pain fast and medicine free. It’s called the gammaCore device, and this little device means big relief for some migraine and cluster headache sufferers. “It’s an external vagal nerve stimulator so it’s actually a device that […]

  • Kansas City woman credits controversial depression treatment with saving her life

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A nearly immediate treatment for severe, life-threatening depression is being touted by doctors and patients as a miracle drug, a life-saving measure for those who struggle with persistent thoughts of suicide. The treatment is somewhat controversial, but at least one Kansas City woman says without it she may not be alive today. Ketamine was introduced in the ’60s and used widely in the medical community for pain management, anesthesia and as an animal tranquilizer. Then it […]

  • ‘Hell in the Heartland’: Kearney family details scary moments leading them to believe house is haunted

    KEARNEY, Mo. — The Eberhardt family moved to Kearney, Mo., from Houston, Texas to get a fresh start. They found their dream home on a lot of land just outside of town. What happened shortly after moving in, however, had them eventually running from their home almost daily and eventually contacting paranormal investigators. Watch the video above to find out more about their supernatural journey. For more information about the haunting and how the Eberhardts are still able to live […]

  • You’re probably washing your hands wrong — here’s what experts say you should do

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In classrooms, hallways, aisles and offices we’re all starting to hear more sniffles and sneezes. Flu season is in full swing. There’s any easy way to increase your odds of staying healthy, but studies show you’re probably not doing it correctly. At the University of Kansas Health System, staff members are trying to prevent the spreading of the flu and other viruses, so their employees use a hand-washing simulator to make sure everyone does the job […]

  • Metro organization Braden’s Hope aims to bolster funding for childhood cancer research

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When it comes to cancer research, pediatric cancers are getting a very small portion of the funding to find treatments. Cancer remains the biggest disease-related killer in children. However, the American Cancer Society and at least one local organization are trying to change that. Deliece Hofen`s son, Braden, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was just 3 years old. After more than a year of treatment, Braden`s cancer relapsed, and his odds for survival were just […]

  • 2 metro hospitals recognized for special training, features to treat older patients

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We have an aging population, and that presents challenges for health care. But St. Joseph and St. Mary’s medical centers are certified to specifically treat geriatric patients in their emergency departments. The Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation program recognized the hospitals’ emergency departments for training their employees in geriatric-specific needs — because now is the time to prepare for the needs of those older patients. “There’s a lot of us,” Billie Kessler said. She’s talking about the […]

  • Annual ‘Treads and Threads’ fundraiser helps KU Cancer Center provide cutting edge care

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Often times, the KU Cancer Center has to fight myths that medical bills cover the cost of all the equipment needed to keep up with the most innovative medical technology. But in reality, the non-profit research hospital needs fundraisers to be able to provide the latest in cancer care. That’s where Treads and Threads comes in. The annual fundraiser dates back to 2001 and has a reputation for great food, fashion and entertainment. Janice Benjamin helped […]

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