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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 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
  • Check election results here: Kansas City votes for new mayor, city council members

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday was Election Day in Kansas City, Missouri, where voters selected a new mayor, a host of new city council members and decided whether to cap tax incentives for developers at 50%. All precincts are reporting, you can the see the final vote totals and winners in the table below: Not seeing results? Click here. There were no races in Kansas on Tuesday night. Here are the unopposed Kansas City Council winners: 1st District at-large: Kevin […]

  • Johnson County DA says criminal child abuse investigation involving Tyreek Hill no longer active

    OLATHE, Kan. — A criminal investigation into whether Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill abused his 3-year-old son is no longer active according Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe, who confirmed the news to FOX4 on Friday morning. Howe added: “If we receive additional information we would review it as we would in any case.” The case was opened in March, closed in April, and reopened after audio of a conversation between Hill and his fiance Crystal Espinal surfaced […]

  • Kansas City voters to decide between The Paseo and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Following controversy and lively debate, Kansas City voters will decide this November whether The Paseo or Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be the enduring street name. Kansas City Council voted Thursday to put that question on the ballot for November 5. Earlier this year, the council decided on its own to change the name of The Paseo to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and the city installed new street signs in February. People who live […]

  • Widespread damage reported from tornadoes, severe storms in Kansas and Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings were all over the metro Tuesday night. There was at least one confirmed tornado touching down and devastating Linwood, Kansas, according to Michelle Bogowith at the scene, and another tornado reported in Clay County near Kearney and Excelsior Springs. FOX4 meteorologists covered the storms in studio for six straight hours while crews were out in the field. You can see the live blog for FOX4’s live coverage online Tuesday night, […]

  • Brandon Howell gets 5 life sentences for killing 5 people in south Kansas City in 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office says that convicted murderer Brandon Howell will spend the rest of his life in prison, getting five life sentences on Thursday for a 2014 killing spree in south Kansas City. Howell, 38, was convicted in April by a jury on all counts of first -degree murder he faced for beating two people to death and shooting and killing three others on September 2, 2014. His sentences are consecutive, and he’ll never […]

  • 2 shot, 1 killed near dollar store parking lot at Truman and Oakley

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Homicide investigators are at the scene of a deadly shooting on Thursday morning where an ambulance picked up a victim at a Dollar General at E. Truman Road and Oakley. Just before 11:30 officers were dispatched to the area on a shooting call. Once they arrived, they found one black man that had been shot. That man was pronounced dead at the scene. At the Dollar General, police found a second victim, also a black man, […]

  • Flooding postpones opening of lake beaches in Jackson County

    JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. — What seems to be a never-ending spell of rain that is forecast to stretch through Memorial Day Weekend has led to the delayed opening of two beaches at Jackson County lakes. The parks and recreation department  says that Longview Lake Beach and Blue Springs Lake beach won’t open this weekend as scheduled. The beaches are currently flooded, and FOX4 meteorologists forecast at least an 80 percent chance of rain each day through Sunday with a chance […]

  • Replay: Kansas City mayoral candidates Justus, Lucas face off in FOX4 forum

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Monday night, Kansas City mayoral candidates Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas met for their fifth forum before voters go to the polls on June 18. FOX4 and the Kansas City Star hosted the forum that began at 6:30 p.m. at Rockhurst University, with John Holt moderating. FOX4 will have a complete wrap up during newscasts at 9 and 10 p.m. The candidates are about halfway through the forum circuit after Monday night. Here are some […]

  • Jackson County deputy pleads guilty to charge from crash that left innocent driver critically hurt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge for crashing into an innocent driver during a pursuit in May of 2018. Sean Stoff received a one year suspended jail sentence with probation and must complete 40 hours of community service, and finish a Missouri Highway Patrol driving course. Stoff, 34, was charged with careless and imprudent driving for crashing into Chris Reed’s vehicle as Stoff pursued another driver in the area of […]

  • KCI terminal construction will cause a reversal to current traffic pattern

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Construction of the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport will force a traffic pattern change that drivers coming to and from terminals B and C need to know about. In June of 2020, the traffic pattern will be reversed, and drivers will utilize roundabouts to get in and out of the existing terminals. On Thursday morning, the Kansas City Council Aviation Committee, consultants and Aviation Department staff gave an update on the changes to Kansas […]

  • Kansas City man pleads guilty to murder in shooting at Overland Park school playground

    OLATHE, Kan. — A Kansas City man accused of killing one co-worker and trying to kill another last July as they worked at Sunrise Point Elementary has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Anthony Grable, 33, faces sentencing on June 25 for first-degree murder, attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated robbery and burglary. Grable was installing playground equipment at the school when police say a fight over tools escalated to a crime spree where […]

  • Chiefs trade first-round draft pick to Seattle for defensive end Frank Clark

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly made a big move just two days before the NFL Draft in picking up edge rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for picks, notably this year’s first-round pick. Look who's on his way to KC… — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 23, 2019 ESPN’s Adam Schefter and the NFL announced the trade terms on Tuesday afternoon. BREAKING: The @Seahawks are trading DE Frank Clark to the @Chiefs […]

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