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 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
  • Budgeting apps to help your wallet

    It’s the middle of July, and your budget’s blown for the month — already.  It’s not an uncommon situation, and there apps to help you out. Check out these suggestions from NerdWallet: Best overall saving and budgeting apps: Mint and Acorns Best budgeting app for hands-on users: You Need a Budget Best simplified budgeting app: PocketGuard Best app for paying and tracking bills: Prism Best tool to evaluate investment accounts: Personal Capital Best service to do the work for you: Albert

  • Pedestrian struck and killed on U.S. 71

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A pedestrian died late Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. 71. Kansas City police officers say a driver reported striking a person as they were headed north on U.S. 71 from Bannister Road. The victim was reported dead at the scene. The victim’s name has not been released. The driver is cooperating with the investigation.

  • Police chase ends in Power & Light District crash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A police chase Saturday night ended in a crash in the busy Power & Light District. Kansas City Police Department dispatchers say the incident started with a carjacking at Brush Creek Blvd. & Virginia Ave. just before 6:00pm.  Officers followed the suspects, and they sped towards Downtown Kansas City.  FOX4 viewers report the chase ended at around Main Street and 14th Street soon after.  Traffic in the area was heavier than normal because of an Imagine […]

  • Missing Kansas City woman found dead in Shawnee home

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — A Kansas City woman who has been missing more than a week has been found dead in a Shawnee house. MeShon Cooper-Williams disappeared on July 6th after leaving her job at a Subway restaurant in Overland Park. Her car was found abandoned by a park near 7th and Myrtle in Kansas City early the following morning. On Saturday, July 14, Shawnee police arrived at a house at 69th & Flint. Police say her body was found inside […]

  • Police identify man shot & killed while driving along 40-Highway near I-70 over the weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a death at I-70 at US 40 Highway. At 6:30 a.m. Sunday, police were called out to a shooting; officers on scene found a man shot and killed inside of a sedan.  KCPD dispatchers say it does not appear to be related to a car crash. I-70 westbound was closed at 31st Street & US 40 Highway Sunday morning.  The man has been identified as 46-year-old Anthony T. Thomas of Kansas City. Police […]

  • Driver killed in I-35 crash

    CLAY COUNTY, Mo. — A driver is dead after a late-night crash north of Kearney. Missouri troopers say say Dawn Wilson of Cowgill, Mo. had pulled off to the emergency area on the left side of i-35 — when her car was hit from behind. Wilson died at a liberty hospital. the other driver was not seriously hurt.

  • Eyesore hotel comes down with big boom

    Footage from FOX4 drone pilot Will Finson: Footage from MoDOT / Kansas City Scout: KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An eyesore hotel has come down in Kansas City, Missouri. The former Park Place Hotel north of I-435 & Front Street was built in 1974 as one of the Metro’s premier hotels.  It fell into disrepair into the 2000’s before abruptly closing in 2016.  Since then, it has been victim to vagrants, looters, and the scene of frequent fire and police calls. […]

  • Building a child’s confidence, family conservancy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Summer is here and now is the time to help children build their self-confidence before they return to school. Mental health expert Amanda Drescher stopped by the  FOX4 studio Tuesday, June 19  to share tips on how to help children build resilience. Amanda suggests: Do your best to remain calm in the middle of a storm Give children options of how to handle strong feelings Help children learn the words to express their feelings Validate the […]

  • Woman charged in crash following chase; 4 killed, 4 seriously hurt

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A Kansas City woman has been charged in a serious crash on Friday afternoon that killed four people and seriously injured four others. Friday afternoon, Independence police began chasing a blue Jeep at 23rd and Maywood after getting a report that it was stolen. Victoria Brown was behind the wheel, according to Jackson County prosecutors. During the chase, Brown allegedly hit a silver Dodge sedan – as the Dodge turned left from eastbound 23rd Street onto Television […]

  • Movie “Kansas City” to kickoff Cinema KC Legacy Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — The classic film, Kansas City, by KC native and Oscar-winning director Robert Altman, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Harry Belafonte, and a who’s who of notable actors and musicians, will be the inaugural screening of a ‘made-in-KC’ film series. Altman’s son Robert Reed Altman and Dana Altman, family and production team members, will attend the VIP Jazz Reception, the screening, and awards ceremony. They will also participate in ta Q&A session. The CinemaKC Legacy Series begins on Sunday, June 10, […]

  • WATCH: Officer belts out love ballad in #PoliceCarKaraoke

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Hey, James Corden, are you listening? Check out Kansas Capitol Police officer Lamont Jackson as he shows his partner a little bit of #PoliceCarKaraoke.  The video, shared by Kansas Capitol Police, features the song “Love Ballad” by the group L.T.D.

  • Robber holds up Basehor bank, speeds away

    BASEHOR, Kan. — The FBI spent Saturday searching for a suspect who held up a bank and sped away. Agents say the suspect walked into the Citizens Savings & Loan at 155th & State Avenue in Basehor and gave the teller a note demanding cash at around 10:00 Saturday morning.  The suspect ran away with money, according to agents, but left behind a package that he claimed was a bomb. The suspect reportedly drove away in a white newer model […]