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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
  • A single mother in Florida was killed in 1981. Her son’s youth football coach is now under arrest

    View this post on Instagram COLD CASE MURDER ARREST Tim Slaten, left, and Jeff Slaten discuss the man arrested last week in the 1981 murder of their mother, Linda Slaten, in their apartment off Brunnell Parkway. The brothers appeared at a news conference today at the Lakeland Police Department. Check for video of the full news conference. A post shared by (@lkldnow) on Dec 19, 2019 at 1:45pm PST LAKELAND, Florida – Tim Slaten never lost hope that […]

  • Where’s my plow? Check snow removal progress for major Kansas City metro cities here

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Snow is falling steadily on Sunday, and cities all over the metro have crews working diligently to clear streets with more snow expected through Monday. If you’d like to check the progress of plows in your neighborhood, check out these links: Kansas City, MO Overland Park Kansas City, KS (Note: this map does not show real-time information, only general snow route information) Lee’s Summit Independence Blue Springs (Note: this map does not show real-time information, only […]

  • Missouri Highway Patrol issues endangered person advisory for missing Bates County mom

    BUTLER, Mo. — Investigators issued an endangered person advisory for a missing mom days after she disappeared. Searchers were out again in Bates County on Friday looking for Nicole Mallatt. She is a 36-year-old white female who is 5’4″, 120 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt. Her family says she had been living with a boyfriend for the last 18 years in Bates County and they have three children. This week […]

  • Naked man reportedly high on PCP jumps off roof of Kansas City home ‘like Peter Pan’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — PCP wasn’t magical fairy dust for one man KCPD arrested earlier this week, who jumped belly-first off of a roof and was tased three times before officers subdued him on Wednesday. The victim told officers he let the 34-year-old suspect stay with him the night of November 19 in the 3500 block of Jefferson Street. Some time after noon the following day, the victim saw the suspect, who was high on PCP, throwing things out of […]

  • Clay County prosecutors file murder charge in deadly shooting at American Inn

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Metro Squad investigation into a deadly shooting at the American Inn on November 13 has led to a murder charge against a 27-year-old man. Clay County prosecutors charged Zachary B. Gifford with second-degree murder and armed criminal action over the weekend, court documents were released on Monday. Jacob Roberson, 28, died in the shooting where one other victim in an adjacent room was grazed. Officers went to the American Inn at about 4:45 that […]

  • Two with Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office charged in connection with jail incident

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Wyandotte County district attorney announced charges against two members of the sheriff’s office on Thursday related to a September jail incident. Sergeant David Toland, 47, faces one felony count of aggravated battery and one misdemeanor count for mistreatment of a confined person. Marcus Johnson, 34, faces a misdemeanor count for mistreatment of a confined person and misdemeanor assault. They’ve been issued summons to appear in court. Records from the county show that Johnson worked in […]

  • Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes set to play against Titans following knee injury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs will have the reigning MVP back on the field when the AFC West leaders take on the Tennessee Titans this weekend. The team said quarterback Patrick Mahomes is ready to return from a knee injury that knocked him out of a game against Denver and sidelined him for the last two games. Watch Mahomes speak at Friday’s news conference in the video player below. Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap on a quarterback […]

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    Missouri teen whose last wish was funeral procession with sports cars passes away from bone cancer

    WASHINGTON, Mo. — The family of a Missouri teenage boy who fought a rare form of cancer says he’s at peace and no longer in pain. Fourteen-year-old Alec Ingram passed away on Thursday after battling osteosarcoma for the past four-and-a-half years. Ingram broke his arm in 2015, according to the Facebook page, “Alec Ingram’s Fight with Cancer.” A number of tests and MRIs revealed he had osteosarcoma, a cancer that grows from the cells that form bones, usually found in arm […]

  • Check election results here: Kansas, Missouri voters cast ballots on variety of issues and candidates

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Voters across the metro went to the polls on Tuesday to decide on a number of city questions, and fill seats that ranged from state representatives in Missouri to numerous city council and school board seats in Kansas. FOX4 is your local election headquarters, and will have results on this page as numbers roll in from election boards on both sides of the state line. All results will be in the table below. (Not seeing results […]

  • Royals hiring Mike Matheny as team’s next manager

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals are hiring former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to lead the team after Ned Yost retired at the end of last season. The team is holding a 1 p.m. introductory news conference, FOX4 will be there and show it live online. Matheny managed the Cardinals between 2012 and 2018, posting a 591-474 record with three National League Central titles and one World Series appearance.  He was fired in the middle of […]

  • Remembering the ’90’s, past and present as we count down the final days to WDAF’s 70th anniversary

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Take a look at how the 1990’s changed the skyline and more around Kansas City. You can also see all of our flashback features as we count down the days from 24 to the big day of our 70th anniversary. 24 Days to Go: When the eyes of the nation turned to a small Kansas town, WDAF-TV cameras were there for a presidential funeral. 23 Days to Go: The aftermath of the Ruskin tornado from the […]

  • 4 killed, 5 injured in mass shooting at KCK bar

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A shooting at a bar in downtown Kansas City, Kan., killed four people and injured five more early Sunday morning. The shooting happened around 1:30 Sunday morning at the Tequila KC Bar. Police say a gunman walked into the bar and began firing, subsequent updates indicate they’re looking for at least two suspects. Investigators say all of the victims are Hispanic males.  One was in his late 50’s, another in his mid 30’s, and two in […]

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