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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
  • Students support teacher needing kidney transplant

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Students at Benton High School are working to give their teacher an extra hand with his medical bills. Andy McEachron teaches high school art and was diagnosed with kidney failure late last year. Now McEachron’s health has declined to the point he will need a kidney transplant. Shortly after his students noticed his pain and realized the severity of his condition, they started a GoFundMe page to help cover his traveling costs for treatment. Sophomore Sydney […]

  • Two dead, one injured in shooting outside KU Hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — KCK police are investigating a shooting at the main entrance to the University of Kansas Hospital. Staff members at the facility began getting text messages through an alert system that there was an active shooter on campus. The all clear was given shortly before 12:30 a.m. According to police, officers initially responded to shots fired call near 7th Street and Osage Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police said the victims drove themselves to the hospital, but […]

  • FOX4 Flashback: Kansas City’s last major snowfall (2013)

    One of the last significant snowfalls (approximately 9.5″ of snow) seen in the Metro was in February of 2013.  Reporter Macradee Aegerter has a look at the conditions in Belton in this FOX4 Flashback.

  • Airlines waive fees for flights in and out of KCI

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Because of the impending winter storm in Kansas City, many airlines that operate through Kansas City International Airport have changed their procedures for rebooking flights.  You can find that information below, but should always check with your airline for any changes and updates. SOUTHWEST Customers who are holding reservations … on the corresponding dates, may rebook in the original class of service or travel standby (within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original […]

  • It’s official: Les Miles is the new head football coach at KU

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Former Louisiana State football coach Les Miles has been chosen to lead the Kansas Jayhawks next season. In a series of Tweets on Sunday afternoon, KU athletic director Jeff Long confirmed the much-speculated news. He will receive a five-year contract that will pay him $2,775,000 annually, with additional retention bonuses due in Nov. 2020 and Nov. 2022. “Since the beginning of our search, we focused on identifying and recruiting an experienced head coach with a strong track […]

  • Deals and discounts for Veterans Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With Veterans Day falling on a Sunday this year, veterans and active military are getting two days of freebies and meal deals. Here are some of the places veterans, active-duty military and their families can get free meals and discounts for Veterans Day.  In most cases, a military ID is required.  Not every location may be participating, so you should call ahead to make sure the deal applies. This page will be updated with deals and discounts […]

  • “Weird Al” coming to Starlight — complete with orchestra

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Polka and parody superstar “Weird Al” Yankovic has announced a tour stop in Kansas City next summer, and he’s bringing classical musicians with him. Yankovic announced a tour on Monday, with a stop at Starlight Theatre on August 31.  Yankovic says an orchestra will appear with him on stage at every stop.  The group will be composed of a different set of musicians at each performance; he hasn’t announced which group will perform with him in […]

  • Person killed in wrong-way Miami County crash

    MIAMI COUNTY, Kan. — A person is dead after a weekend wrong-way crash in Miami County.  The victim is identified as Joshua Alexander Kinsey, 25, of Kansas City, Kan. Jacob Knappe, driving a 2016 Jeep Wrangler was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of US 69 when he struck a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Charlene Crabbe.  Mr. Kinsey was a passenger in the Malibu. The two drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The crash […]

  • WATCH AGAIN: WWI Armistice Centennial Commemoration at Liberty Memorial

      KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The National WWI Museum and Memorial commemorated the end of WWI with a special ceremony on Sunday.  You can see it above. This feed is being provided by the National WWI Museum and Memorial and is subject to interruptions.

  • Army vet flips tire for 22 hours for suicide awareness

    WINDSOR, Mo. — Friends and family spent Saturday encouraging a 26 year old Army veteran raising awareness about PTSD and suicide. Friends and family members say Markus Burns started flipping a 300 pound tractor tire on Friday afternoon — with plans to stop Saturday afternoon after 22 hours.  His mother tells FOX4 that a fellow soldier he served with ended his life, and this has prompted Markus to help other veterans. You can learn more about the fundraiser here.   […]

  • “Die Hard” coming to theaters this weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In honor of the 30th anniversary of its release, “Die Hard” is being re-released in theaters. You can find showtimes below and buy tickets here, but first… Metro show times: Sunday, November 11 & Wednesday, November 14 2:00pm / 7:00pm The Palace at the Plaza (KCMO) 2:00pm / 7:00pm Cinemark 20 (Merriam) 2:00pm / 7:00pm AMC Town Center 20 (Leawood)  

  • How Sporting KC can advance in the MLS Playoffs

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City can advance to the Western Conference Finals this weekend – with a number of scenarios versus Real Salt Lake. Sporting Kansas City plays Real Salt Lake on Sunday afternoon in the conference semifinals in the second game of an aggregate series.  The table above takes into account away goals, which also factor into the playoff format. The winner of the match takes on the Portland Timbers in a 2-game aggregate format later this […]