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
  • Chiefs training camp: Sunday update

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up another day of training camp Sunday in St. Joe.  Click above to watch the morning’s news conference.

  • Manhunt underway in New Orleans triple homicide

    NEW ORLEANS, La. — A manhunt is underway for two suspects accused of killing three people and injuring seven others in New Orleans, the city’s police chief said. The suspects, who police say were wearing hoodies, fired a long rifle and a handgun Saturday night into a crowd outside a business three miles from the French Quarter. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspects approached the victims from behind and fired multiple rounds “indiscriminately.” “This is an extremely tragic incident,” […]

  • Child reported missing and endangered

    WARSAW, Mo. — Missouri troopers have issued an Endangered Child Advisory for 4-year old Grayson Darnell. Troopers say Sunday morning, Grayson Darnell was taken from his custodial grandparents by his non-custodial mother, Julie Darnell.  Troopers say Julie Darnell has bipolar disorder, and may also be on methamphetamines. The two may be in a red 2006 Buick Lucerne with Missouri license plate MR7 U6E.   It wasn’t immediately clear which way they headed. If you see Grayson or Julie Darnell or their vehicle, […]

  • Seven Republicans fight for position in Kansas 2nd district race

    U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ decision not to seek re-election drew seven fellow Republicans eager to take over the seat from the Kansas 2nd Congressional District. That’s left them elbowing for ways to stand out in the crowded field — and face a politically formidable Democrat in one of the few dozen districts across the country where oddsmakers see at least a plausible chance of a seat flipping from red to blue in the mid-term election. Whoever wins the Aug. primary […]

  • Is gluten-free really a healthier choice for kids?

    Are gluten-free foods just as healthy as their glutenous counterparts?  A new study out this week says they could be even worse in some respects. FOX News medical reporter Dr. Jo Giovinco talked with the FOX4 Morning News about those concerns.

  • Man arrested for naked gym workout; claims it’s a “judgement free zone”

    PLAISTOW, N.H. — Planet Fitness claims to be a gym that’s a “judgement free zone”, but apparently, that excuse will only get you so far. New England Cable News reports that 34-year-old Eric Stagno was arrested for doing yoga in the nude at a location in New Hampshire. Police say he walked back and forth and started doing poses on a yoga mat. A report from Boston 25 News says a witness saw Stango on an exercise bike and weight […]

  • 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.