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 amnewsboy.com), 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
  • Gordon Ramsay to open new steakhouse in Metro

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay says – it’s only logical that he open up a new steakhouse in Kansas City. Harrah’s casino in North Kansas City announced the plans Tuesday morning, with an opening date slated for November. In a release, Ramsay also added, “My team is thrilled to introduce some of my most signature items including the popular Beef Wellington and my all-time favorite dessert – the Sticky Toffee Pudding to the Heartland.”  The restaurant […]

  • One shot, second victim seriously hurt in shooting at 31st and Kensington

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A victim was shot and killed overnight in Kansas City, with a second victim seriously hurt. Investigators say a man was found shot and killed at 31st & Kensington Monday morning. There was also a report of a car that had crashed into a nearby fire station; a shooting victim was found inside that vehicle. That victim has critical injuries. Investigators say both shootings are likely related.

  • Random Johnson County businesses targeted by truck-ramming suspect

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — More than a half-dozen business owners are cleaning up after a string of attempted break-ins overnight. Investigators say the suspect has been using a truck in some cases, and a hammer in others to break into the businesses – ranging from a sandwich shop and CBD store in Mission, to a tattoo parlor and pawn shop in Overland Park. Police are reviewing surveillance footage from the businesses to identify the suspect or the vehicle they may […]

  • FOX4 Flashback: The Southwest Boulevard fire of 1959

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — On August 18, 1959, a massive fire at a gas station erupted, sending black smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.  By the time it was contained, 500 firefighters had been called out to battle the blaze.  Six of them were killed, with dozens more hurt.   A memorial to the fire victims is now located at 31st Street and Southwest Boulevard. The fire happened about a mile from the WDAF-TV studios on Signal […]

  • Zip Trip: FOX4 travels north to a town known for healing water — Excelsior Springs

    EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — Say “Excelsior Springs” and the first thing that comes to mind for many people is The Elms — arguably, the city’s most recognizable destination. But before you get here, you have to know a little bit about the city’s history. “People were drawn here for the healing waters. They thought the waters would heal so that’s why The Elms was created to begin with,” said Kara Harrington of The Elms. “They built it to house these […]

  • Man running 50 5k’s in 50 states to promote mental health plans KCMO stop

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Wisconsin man is on a mission to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Adel Korkor has created the Five Fifty Run/Walk Series to spread awareness from one coast to the other. “It’s strenuous, it’s hard to run across all 50 states in 50 days, but it pales compared to the struggles and the challenges that an individual have with mental health issues because they have to live with it every single minute of the day,” said Adel […]

  • Quick-thinking Gardner police officer helps contain fire

    GARDNER, Kan. — A Gardner police officer helped keep a house fire from becoming much worse. The officer was on duty at around 3:30 Sunday morning when they spotted a fire near Washington and Cherry Streets.  The officer called firefighters – who were able to put the fire out within 15 minutes. The home was being renovated, so nobody was inside at the time, and nobody was hurt.  Investigators are trying to determine what started the fire.

  • Two teens arrested in connection to shooting at Lawrence park

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Two teenagers were arrested late Friday in connection to a shooting that hospitalized two other teenagers. Investigators say the teens were shot outside of the Holcom Park Recreation Center on Friday afternoon. One was hospitalized with critical injuries Saturday morning, while the other teen’s injuries are not considered life-threatening. Shortly after the shooting, investigators said two suspects were spotted in a vehicle connected to the shooting. The two were held for questioning and booked in jail for […]

  • 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 […]

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