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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
  • ‘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 […]

  • 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 […]