Barrett Tryon joined the FOX 4 News team in December 2012. You can see him weeknights on FOX 4 News at 9 and 10.

He began his broadcasting career in the early 80s, although not many people saw those first newscasts live from his parents’ back porch in Sarasota, Fla.

Fast forward a few years, and Barrett attended college at Drake University in Des Moines, while also working for KCCI-TV. He would later work at CBS News and Fox News Channel, both in New York City, a brief stint in Los Angeles chasing around celebrities, followed by a few years in the Rockies at KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs.

He was lucky enough to win an Emmy for “Best Newscast” and was voted “Best Twitterer” for 3 years in a row in Colorado Springs by readers of the Colorado Springs Independent and Colorado Springs Gazette. Luckily, he found a job in TV news that pays him to tweet.

He’s interested in your story ideas, especially if it involves trending stories, tech or if you’ve got breaking news to share. Send him a tweet (by using the link below his photo.)

When he’s not online, which is never, he’s probably chasing around his two pups, Cooper & Bentley, googling “Barrett Tryon” or combing his hair.

Recent Articles
  • Ordinance would make KC parents pay up for bullying

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo., is one step closer to getting tougher on students who bully others. City council members have preliminarily given the green light to a new anti-bullying law. “It seems like there has been an increase in this activity nationwide, not just in this area,” said Councilman Scott Taylor. By a vote of four to zero, Taylor and fellow members of the council’s Public Safety Committee passed the proposal on to full council. Taylor said […]

  • Soccer fans from across the globe descend upon KC

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Soccer fans from around the world are in Kansas City for Wednesday evening’s MLS All-Star game. FOX 4’s Macradee Aegerter caught up with some checking out the game everyone’s been talking about for weeks.

  • MLS All-Star game takes over Sporting Park

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  • 7 dead in Cuba after drinking poisonous alcohol

    HAVANA, Cuba — Seven people have died after drinking poisonous alcohol in Cuba, and dozens more are hospitalized, state media reported Wednesday. Tests showed the victims had been drinking toxic methyl alcohol, commonly found in varnishes and antifreeze, Cuban state media said. More than 40 people remain hospitalized, the state-run Cubadebate website reported, eight of whom are in serious condition. Victims began showing up at a Havana clinic Monday night with symptoms of poisoning, including nausea, headaches, vomiting, weakness and […]

  • Randy Travis released from hospital

    PLANO, Tex. — Country singer Randy Travis left a Texas hospital and entered a physical therapy facility, his publicist said Wednesday. The release and transfer came three weeks after Travis was admitted to The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano for treatment of congestive heart failure. He later suffered a stroke, which doctors said was a complication of the heart failure. “Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery,” […]

  • JoCo Health Dept. warns of high bacteria levels in drainage ditch

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. – The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has issued a health advisory to residents living along a storm drainage ditch from just south of 97th Place and Ensley to the intake of Indian Creek at 104th Street in Leawood on Wednesday. You can view the affected area on a map below. Johnson County Wastewater has been monitoring the water quality after discovering a line break on July 15, a news release said. At that time, […]

  • On This Day in Facebook

    Facebook introduces ‘On This Day’ to relive life one year ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s not available to everyone just yet, but Facebook has introduced a new feature to let you see what you were doing exactly one year ago today. Select users can visit to see content from their news feed 365 days ago. It’s also available by hitting the downward arrow under the “News Feed” and selecting that option. (If Facebook hasn’t rolled it out to you yet, you will not see the option.) “On This Day” is displayed […]

  • Enrique Peña Nieto

    Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s President, surgery successful

    MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto underwent thyroid surgery Wednesday. The operation to remove a nodule was successful, said Aurelio Nuño Mayer, head of the president’s office. “The president is already awake, and he is already in the room,” Nuño told reporters. “Everything went very smoothly, as planned..” Gen. Fernando Arcaute Velazquez, director of Mexico’s Central Military Hospital, said doctors found “no evidence of malignancy” during the procedure. Officials said Peña Nieto will spend half of his four-day […]

  • Whoa! Woman gives birth to 13 pound baby

    (CNN) — One of the heaviest babies ever born in Germany was born last week at the University Hospital Leipzig The baby girl, Jasleen, weighed a whopping 13.47 pounds and measured nearly 23 inches long. She was born vaginally, not via a C-section, according to a hospital statement. “We anticipated that the child would be big,” said Holger Stepan, chief of obstetrics. “We prepared in advance by assembling a special team (of doctors and midwives) to be ready for any […]

  • ‘God is good’: Day care crash leaves 3 kids hurt, all OK

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two children were pulled from underneath a car that crashed through their daycare Tuesday afternoon on Kansas City’s eastside. Fire and emergency crews responded to Christian Academy daycare at about 1 p.m. “They hit the 2-year-old room,” said Daniel Maranney, a 7-year-old inside the day care at the time of the accident. “My heart just started beating faster.” Police confirmed that a Cadillac Seville was parked when a Range Rover SUV, driven by a 79-year-old man, […]

  • ‘Private Benjamin’ star Eileen Brennan dead at 80

    BURBANK, Calif. — Eileen Brennan, who earned an Oscar nomination for her hilarious turn as the exasperated drill captain in 1980’s “Private Benjamin,” has died, CNN has confirmed. She was 80. Brennan died Sunday at her Burbank, California, home after a battle with bladder cancer, her management company said. “Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of love and respect for Eileen,” her family said in a statement. “She was funny and caring and truly one of a kind. […]

  • UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS: Macklemore concert at P&L

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Are you ready to pop some tags, Kansas City? Macklemore is holding a concernt Monday evening in connection with week-long MLS All-Star festivities in downtown Kansas City. Are you going to the concert? Upload your pics (using the “submit photo” button below.)

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