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Abby Eden anchors the Fox 4 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 Fox 4. 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
  • New at-home kidney dialysis treatment from Children’s Mercy gives patients chance at normalcy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kidney disease can be devastating for patients and their families. Often times it means families need to make regular hospital visits for dialysis treatments for years, even a lifetime. But a unique program at Children’s Mercy allows for pediatric patients to live a more normal life. Ayesha Dunlap was born with kidney failure, and although she had a transplant, that kidney failed years ago. So every day the 20-year-old needs dialysis. “I don’t like coming to […]

  • FOX4 investigates: How easy is it for minors to buy gun ammunition despite it being illegal?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After 17 people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, cries for gun reform filled TV screens and social media feeds, led mainly by teenagers who survived the massacre. While many in the nation debate gun laws, there’s a hole in the system that FOX4 has now uncovered not just once but twice. Little attention is focused on the ammunition that makes those guns so deadly. Although federal law states you have […]

  • New approach takes insulin, risk of heart problems out of Type 2 Diabetes treatments

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A different way of treating patients with Type 2 Diabetes takes away the insulin and, according to one KC cardiologist, it also takes away much of the threat of heart problems for patients. James O’Keefe said as a cardiologist, it’s sometimes frustrating to see the struggles his patients with Type 2 Diabetes go through. “People like Bernie, with Type 2 Diabetes — seven out of 10 of them will die from cardiovascular disease,” O’Keefe said. O’Keefe […]

  • Local man’s scary fall sparks new partnership between Mission police & Mission Project

    MISSION, Kan. — It was a frightening fall that created a new friendship between a police officer and one of the citizens he swore to protect, and their friendship inspired an even bigger partnership that’s creating a new understanding in Mission, Kan. Corey Graham doesn’t let himself get bored very often. “I go to Salsa Grill, I go to Sylvester Powell Community center, I hang out with friends, I do exercise classes, we have a problem solvers group that meets […]

  • New treatment only being used at KU Hospital could be ‘life-changing’ for sleep apnea patients

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million adults in the United States, according to the National Sleep Foundation. For many people, sleep apnea can go on for years without being diagnosed. For others, sleep apnea means throat surgeries or breathing machines. But a new device promises to change sleep apnea treatment — and one metro man says it really works. Learn more about the new device in the video player above.

  • Pregnancy-related depression may manifest in a variety of symptoms, doctor warns

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Announcing the news of a pregnancy is one of the most exciting moments for an expectant mother, right? For some mothers, while they may be happy, there could be a lingering darkness behind that smiling announcement. It’s called perinatal depression and anxiety, a condition that covers mental illness from pregnancy through postpartum. “When we say, ‘I’m so happy for you, or you must be so happy, or we just demand that they be happy,’ it makes […]

  • Missouri lawmakers discuss ammunition sales bill stemming from FOX 4 investigation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri bill stemming from a FOX 4 investigation into ammunition sales has taken the next step toward possibly becoming law. In November 2015, FOX 4 did an investigation to find out how easy it was for a minor to purchase ammunition. That investigation lead to the creation of House Bill 1342, which would prohibit the sale of ammunition to people under the age of 18 in the state of Missouri. Federal law already prohibits ammunition sales […]

  • KC double heart transplant patient warns heart failure can happen to anyone — even seemingly healthy people

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — February is American Heart Month, and one local heart disease survivor is warning others that heart failure can happen to anyone — even someone who’s the picture of health. Chris Williams was preparing for his first bodybuilding show. He was eating healthy and exercising daily, but then something suddenly wasn’t right. “I couldn’t eat,” he said. “Every time I’d take a bite of something, two bites of something, I’d be full, and I was just training […]

  • Massive rhino horn trafficking operation leads investigators to small MO town where they say 2 men illegally made nearly $1 million

    MACON, Mo. — More than 7,000 rhinos have been killed by poachers in just the last two years, left bloodied and dying if not already dead. Only about 30,000 white rhinos are left in the wild. Critically endangered black rhinos have a population just over 5,000, and there`s only one male northern white rhino on the planet. “If the numbers stay at the rate they are now, we are walking into a chance of them going completely extinct as a species,” […]

  • Nutrition studies suggest fats may not be the health hazard once thought

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new study shows if you eat fat, you could actually live longer. The PURE study looked at 135,000 people worldwide, and it found that eating lots of carbohydrates was associated with an increased risk of death. The study shows eating good fats in moderation can be good for your health, so here are some of the don’ts in eating fats. “Fats are okay. But it’s not the fat like putting butter in your coffee. I […]

  • KC teen with diabetes says new, one-of-a-kind technology has given him the gift of independence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — November is National Diabetes Month, and one Kansas City teenager is celebrating with a device that he says has given him the gift of independence. Zach Jonas has Type 1 Diabetes, and as long as he can remember, he’s had to track every food he eats and regularly test his blood sugar. But now he has a device that takes away a lot of the guess work — an insulin pump that he calls the artificial […]

  • Local family with little one battling Spinal Muscular Atrophy says “miracle drug” is changing their daughter’s life

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