I work in the web world at FOX 4 and bring our on-air product plus a lot more right to your fingertips through online, mobile and social platforms. I joined the FOX 4 Newsroom in 2012.
While I’m originally from Arlington, Texas; Missouri has been my home for the most part since August of 2005 when I began attending the University of Missouri in Columbia. I am a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and hold both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the school.
I’ve worked in a variety of facets as a journalist, including a stint as a graphics artist for the Columbia Missourian newspaper, an online editor and writer for The Lutheran magazine in Chicago and as an assignment/web editor for KOMU-TV. My experience at KOMU led me down I-70 to Kansas City.
I enjoy bringing a compelling blend of both interesting and important stories to fox4kc.com. I particularly enjoy writing stories about crime, sports and the offbeat, wacky stories that make you chuckle.
When I’m not at my desk looking over Signal Hill, you can probably find me at a sporting event. I’m an avid Mizzou fan and still love the teams I grew up with in DFW, particularly the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars. Kansas City is a lot happier when the Chiefs and Royals are playing well, so I root for them most of the time and root for Sporting Kansas City all of the time.
I look forward to the days when the Sprint Center has a professional hockey or basketball team and still hold out hope that the Missouri/Kansas rivalry will find its way to a court or field sometime in the near future.


Recent Articles
  • Man who raped Johnson County sheriff’s deputy gets 55 years in prison

    OLATHE, Kan. — A man convicted of raping a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy will serve a maximum sentence. District Attorney Steve Howe said Friday that Brady Newman-Caddell was sentenced to 55 years in the Kansas Department of Corrections, a sentence his office fought for. The female sheriff’s deputy testified at trial about being terrorized by Newman-Caddell and William Luth after she was kidnapped outside the Johnson County jail as she was headed into work in October of 2016. “There was […]

  • Crews recover, identify body of Lawrence teenager who went under water at Clinton Spillway

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Search and recovery continued Friday morning after a boy went under water at the Clinton Spillway on Thursday night, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the teenager’s body was recovered. The sheriff’s office identified him as Jayion Harris-Jordan. Rescuers searched for Harris-Jordan for nearly three hours on Thursday, including crews from the Lawrence Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The 13-year-old was with a group of people when he went under water at about 7 […]

  • NFL not suspending Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, who will return to team for training camp

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NFL decided not to suspend Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, making the announcement on Friday. Hill has been under the microscope for months after Overland Park police were called to his home in March for a child abuse investigation, and a tape of a conversation between he and former fiancée Crystal Espinal was leaked. NFL understands child is safe and child’s ongoing care is being monitored by Johnson County District Court. pic.twitter.com/1yJl7HDjzl — Harold R. […]

  • Two people hurt in shooting at bus stop near Walmart along 40 Highway

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Two people were shot and hurt on Sunday at a bus stop near Walmart, one of them is critically injured. Kansas City and Independence officers responded to the shooting at about 12:45 p.m., details about a suspect or suspects haven’t been released yet. Police dispatchers tell FOX4 that one person shot should recover, and the other is hurt more seriously. Independence police are taking the lead on the investigation, and FOX4’s Rebecca Gannon is at the scene. […]

  • Clinton police find missing boy who has special needs

    UPDATE: CLINTON, Mo. — A missing boy with special needs has been found and is safely back with his father. Earlier on July 18, Clinton police asked people to be on the lookout for the once-missing boy who has special needs. Toby was seen at about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, after leaving his home in the 600 block of South Orchard Street. Police say that he left without his caretakers’ knowledge, and once he gets too far from home, he […]

  • Second victim dies in KCK deli shooting; prosecutors charge suspected gunman

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police said Friday that a second victim died from a Wednesday shooting that happened at Edwards Original Corner Market and Deli, and a man is charged with killing both victims. Jermelle Byers, 39, is accused of killing 42-year-old Lachell Day and 62-year-old Dennis Edwards. In addition to first and second-degree murder charges, Byers also faces one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and one count of aggravated assault. Edwards owned the popular KCK […]

  • Man accused of shooting Washburn football players, killing one who used to play in Lee’s Summit

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Months after two Washburn University football players were shot near campus, the Shawnee County district attorney charged a man with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Francisco Alejandro Mendez, 18, faces a total of seven felony charges, including the murder charges connected to the shootings of Dwane Simmons and Corey Ballentine. Simmons was shot and killed on April 28, he played in high school at Lee’s Summit West. Ballentine was shot and wounded, he was drafted this […]

  • Royals calling up former first-round pick, local prospect Bubba Starling

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Once the fifth overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, Royals prospect Bubba Starling will complete his eight-year climb to the big leagues on Friday night, July 12. The club announced on Thursday morning that he’s getting the call to Kansas City. Starling has enjoyed a strong season with the Omaha Storm Chasers. He was a AAA all-star, hitting .310 with seven home runs, 38 runs batted in, and 34 runs scored. He’s also stolen nine […]

  • KCKPD says woman originally declared dead at deli shooting is clinging to life

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Less than a day after saying two people died in a shooting and standoff at a deli in Kansas City, Kansas, police now say that a woman is actually in critical condition. KCKPD provided the update Thursday afternoon from the officer-involved shooting at Edwards Original Corner Market and Deli. Dennis Edwards, 62, died from gunshot wounds, he owned the popular KCK deli at 91 N. Mill Street. His brother told FOX4 on Wednesday that chaos began […]

  • Two dead, suspect who fired at officers in custody after standoff at KCK restaurant

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas City, Kansas police say that two people who were inside Edwards Corner Market and Deli are dead Wednesday afternoon following an officer-involved shooting and subsequent standoff. The suspect who initially fired at officers is in custody, he was shot as well, but the extent of his injuries hasn’t been revealed. No officers were injured according to the most recent information from KCKPD. FOX4’s Alana LaFlore reports that a gunfight between two people preceded all of […]

  • Jackson County Board of Equalization votes to extend deadline for property tax appeals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many Jackson County property owners saw their values increase dramatically this year, but don’t agree with the higher values, leading to thousands of informal review requests. That led to the Jackson County Board of Equalization voting to extend the deadline for formal appeals to July 29, three weeks from Monday. The board also voted to allow anyone who filed an informal appeal before Monday, but were denied, to file a formal appeal within the next three […]

  • Kansas City gets six-figure grant to help restore Satchel Paige’s former home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The effort to restore and preserve the former home of baseball legend Satchel Paige got some extra steam on Friday. Kansas City announced it received a grant of up to $150,000 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to repair and stabilize the home ruined by fire near 28th and Prospect. That fire in May of 2018 left massive damage, and many organizations wanted to step up and preserve a piece of Kansas City history. The […]

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