Troy Diggs is a news manager and producer for FOX4 News.

Troy wanted to work in television at the age of 4, when he would sit at a drawing table with a clip-on tie and jacket and pretend to be a television anchor. Eventually, he went to Arkansas State University, and became an overnight producer at his hometown television station, Jonesboro’s KAIT.

In 2001, Troy moved to Wichita, Kan. – despite never having been there before the job interview. He spent three years as a producer for “Good Morning Kansas” at KAKE-TV, was nominated twice for Emmy awards, and never got used to calling it the “Ar-Kansas River”.

Troy spent about seven years working at another Kansas City television station before moving to FOX4 in 2011. Troy hit the highway to FOX4’s Seattle sister station, KCPQ, in December of 2013 to take up a new adventure. Despite Seattle’s great seafood and scenery, he couldn’t resist the opportunity to come back to Kansas City, and moved back in the summer of 2015. In his time in Kansas City, Troy has been awarded two regional Emmy awards for his broadcasts.

In his spare time, Troy is an aspiring photographer (you can see his work at, regularly runs 5k races throughout the Metro, and appears in the front row of the Cauldron for Sporting Kansas City matches. You can also catch him at various venues around town hosting pub quiz trivia events. With what little spare time he has left over after all that, he enjoys sleep.

Recent Articles
  • Where to get dinner? Yelp puts out list of Metro’s top 50 restaurants for 2019

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Looking for a place to grab dinner or lunch this weekend?  Review Web site Yelp has come out with its list of the top 50 restaurants in the Metro — and all of them are locally-based. The top 10: 1. Scott’s Kitchen 2. Bay Boy Specialty Sandwiches 3. Desta’s Ethipoian Cuisine 4. Game Day Chicken Wings 5. Joe’s Kansas City BBQ 6. Bob Wasabi Kitchen 7. M&M Bakery and Deli 8. Ruby Jean’s Kitchen & Juicery […]

  • Local actor appears in new film out in theaters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An actor with local ties appears in a new film out in theaters, produced by a familiar name. Evan Hofer has one of the lead roles in “Run the Race”, a faith-based film produced by football legend Tim Tebow. Hofer sat down with FOX4’s Nicole DiAntonio to talk about his role.

  • Police: KCK homicide victim targeted leaving work

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police say the victim of an overnight homicide was likely familiar with his killer. Kansas City, Kansas Police Chief Terry Ziegler said Saturday morning that the victim was shot in the Fairfax District near Kindleburger Road and Fairfax Trafficway. The victim was reported with critical injuries, but later died. Chief Ziegler says police don’t believe this was a random attack, but there’s no word on the suspected killer’s identity, or if they’re in custody.  They do […]

  • Animals rescued from alleged Bates County hoarder … again

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the third time in eight years, the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued numerous cats and dogs from a property in Bates County, south of the Kansas City Metro. The owner agreed to voluntarily surrender 21 dogs and 20 cats on Friday. The Bates County Sheriff’s Office arrested the owner on charges from a separate incident, in which more than 100 dogs and cats were taken from the property in December 2017. According […]

  • City of Olathe sells winter weather hats as fundraiser

    OLATHE, Kan.  — As another round of winter weather rolls into the Metro, the city of Olathe is offering up a little bit of warmth. The city is selling “#snolathe” hats at the community center (1205 E. Kansas City Road) and at the city’s customer service department (1385 S. Robinson Drive).  They come in two designs and sell for $10 each. The proceeds from the hat sales will go towards the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, which helps children in need. […]

  • Where’s my plow? Find out here.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crews have been working around the clock to get streets around the Metro plowed and prepared for Sunday morning. If you’d like to check the progress of plows in your neighborhood, check out these links. Kansas City, MO Overland Park Kansas City, KS (Note: this map does not show real-time information, only general snow route information) Lee’s Summit Independence Blue Springs (Note: this map does not show real-time information, only general snow route information) Olathe Shawnee […]

  • FOX4 morning team lays a smackdown on FOX59 in Indianapolis

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs fans are looking to send the Colts packing on Saturday — and to advance in the playoffs. Friday morning, the FOX4 morning team talked with anchor Ray Cortopassi and meteorologist Jim O’Brien of FOX59 in Indianapolis about why the Chiefs will win.

  • Customer surprises Kansas McDonald’s employee with new car

    SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Chris Ellis is a regular customer at the South Hutchinson McDonald’s, located outside of Wichita — and sees Vicki regularly behind the counter. Recently, Vicki had told Chris that her car had died, and she had no way to get to work. Thursday, Ellis and her son gifted Vicki a car. Denise Panek captured the gift on video; you can see that video above.  In the video, Ellis says the car had belonged to his son, […]

  • Man shot, killed at Kansas City gas station

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — A young man has died in a shooting in Kansas City. Investigators say 23-year old Airrin Scott was shot and killed at 81st and Troost on Friday night.  Witnesses say Scott was arguing with another person at a gas station before he was shot.  He was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries but later died. Detectives are following up on leads, but have made no arrests so far.  They ask anyone with information to call […]

  • Chiefs “heart-stopping” celebration dance nominated for league’s best

    Best celebration of the year? We think so too! #ChiefsKingdom VOTE HERE: — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 3, 2019 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A “heart stopper” of a touchdown celebration by the Chiefs could be considered the best in the league. The NFL has created an online competition for you to voice your opinion. The competition is called the “Touchdown Celebration of the Year.” It includes a celebration from each of the teams and stacks them up […]

  • FOX4 salutes members of the military on Christmas

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4 is celebrating military members who may not be at home to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones.  You can see greetings from several of those members of the military above. These videos are provided by the Department of Defense.

  • Pennsylvania women returning WWII-era letters to families

    GLEN LYON, Pa. — Two women from Pennsylvania are working to return letters written by veterans in World War ll. One of the women working to return the letters is Lorrie Materewicz of Glen Lyon. Years ago, she found hundreds of World War ll era letters inside her church, St. Adalbert’s. She made it her mission to return them to the family of the service members who sent them. “Its a tremendous feeling of satisfaction to bring even a snippet of […]

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