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
  • Wichita police looking for boy who walked away from middle school

    WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Police Department is looking for an 11-year-old boy who walked away from a middle school on Thursday, and nearly 24 hours later he’s still missing. Joan Ibarra was last seen in the area of Harry and Broadway at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Thursday. He walked away from Hamilton Middle School at 1407 S. Broadway about 15 minutes before he was last seen. He was wearing black pants and a gray sweater. He’s Hispanic and approximately […]

  • Report: Chiefs corner Kendall Fuller breaks wrist, schedules surgery

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fresh off of a crushing loss in the closing seconds where the Los Angeles Chargers exposed the Chiefs secondary, the news appears to be getting worse for that unit. The NFL Network’s Ian Rappoport reports that cornerback Kendall Fuller played with a fractured wrist and is having surgery on Friday. Sources: #Chiefs CB Kendall Fuller played through a painful wrist injury, believed to be a fracture, in last night’s loss to the #Chargers. The plan is […]

  • KCK police report deadly crash involving teenagers, Unified Government dump truck

      KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Investigators are at the scene of a deadly crash on Thursday morning where Kansas City, Kansas Police Chief Terry Zeigler says a vehicle with teenagers inside struck a parked Unified Government dump truck. The crash happened in the area of S. 40th and Wyandotte. FOX4’s Kera Mashek is at the scene: Three minor injury patients transported to hospital. One critical patient who was ejected died. All four victims are juveniles. ^Kera Mashek pic.twitter.com/azVQgW1nwW — FOX4 […]

  • Court docs detail drug discovery, prostitution that led to charges against Schlitterbahn co-owner in Johnson County

    MERRIAM, Kan. — A disturbance call at a Drury Inn in July led officers to discover a number of drugs, and Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry sharing a room with a reported prostitute. While Henry was out on bond for his charges related to the Schlitterbahn death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, this incident led to charges against him in Johnson County. An affidavit says officers were called to his room on July 13 where a man kicking the door said people […]

  • Suspect guilty of multiple crimes tied to violent robbery of Independence man that led to officer getting shot

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — On Wednesday a judge found a metro man guilty of a series of crimes in relation to a shooting that severely injured an Independence Police officer. Joseph Wyatt is guilty of robbery, burglary, assault, kidnapping, resisting arrest, tampering with a motor vehicle, attempted robbery and armed criminal action. The only count Wyatt wasn’t convicted on was assault leading to the serious physical injury of a special victim. Shots were fired when police responded to a robbery, Officer […]

  • Kansas City police investigate deadly shooting where victim was found in vehicle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened late on Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. near 80th Terrace and James A. Reed Road, officers found the victim dead in a vehicle. Police haven’t released the victim’s identity nor any suspect description. If you know anything about this deadly shooting, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

  • Mahomes’ jersey worn in Rams game gets thousands at auction benefiting wildfire relief

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The jersey Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wore in the Monday Night Football classic against the Los Angeles Rams brought in thousands of dollars to help wildfire victims. Someone paid more than $36,000 for it in an NFL auction, proceeds from the sale benefit California Wildfire Relief. There were 143 bids since the auction opened on November 20. $36,150: What the winning bidder paid for Pat Mahomes jersey from the epic MNF game, in which the Chiefs […]

  • Kansas star RB Pooka Williams charged with domestic battery; suspended from team

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — KU star running back Anthony “Pooka” Williams was arrested Thursday and charged Friday with misdemeanor domestic battery, leading to his suspension from the team. The University of Kansas released the following statement about the alleged Dec. 5 incident: “On December 6, 2018, an 18-year-old female student reported in the early morning hours of December 5, 2018, she was in a physical altercation with a 19-year-old male student in Stouffer Place Apartments. The female reported minor injuries, which […]

  • Replay: Trump delivers speech in KC to national conference of law enforcement officials

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump visited Kansas City on Friday, speaking at a national conference for law enforcement officials. He spoke at the Westin at Crown Center for the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference. The event is for law enforcement officials to learn about new strategies and techniques for fighting crime. Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker introduced Trump to a crowd of several hundred officers Friday morning. In his speech, the president mainly focused on supporting law enforcement, even […]

  • Former charter school teacher facing more child sexual assault allegations in Johnson County

    OLATHE, Kan. — Already facing five charges related to sexual assault of children, Johnson County prosecutors brought more charges against a former Kansas City charter school teacher. Randall K. Carter II, 42, is facing three new allegations, including rape of a child less than 14 years old, aggravated indecent liberties and criminal sodomy with a teenager. Carter used to teach at Lee A. Tolbert Academy, Pathway Academy and University Academy, schools where FOX4’s Shannon O’Brien reported he allegedly met his […]

  • Former Royals closer Jeremy Affeldt earns different kind of save by rescuing dog with CPR

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeremy Affeldt retired from baseball in 2015, but the former Royals reliever found himself in the headlines recently for a heroic moment off the field. On Instagram, Affeldt said his dog, Kodi, managed to get a hold of a turkey neck at Thanksgiving and began choking. Affeldt said he had to pull the turkey neck out, and then had to give mouth-to-nose CPR four times to revive the dog before taking him to an emergency vet. […]

  • Missouri gets coveted transfer QB Kelly Bryant from Clemson

    COLUMBIA, Mo. —  The Missouri Tigers have their successor to departing QB Drew Lock in heralded transfer Kelly Bryant. The former Clemson quarterback was part of the team that won the National Championship in 2017, and he led the Tigers back to the College Football Playoff in 2018 before declaring his intent to transfer this year. He made his announcement on Twitter: “The test of a man … #MIZ #ShowMe #PuBd 🐯🏈” pic.twitter.com/pJPQHkVoo6 — Kelo ⚜️ (@KellyB125) December 5, 2018 […]