Eric Burke joined the FOX 4 News Team in March 2002 as a general assignment reporter. After several years on the Breaking News beat, he’s back on the streets covering a little bit of everything.

His career has taken him to stations in Midland, Texas; Waco, Texas; and Evansville, Indiana.

As a huge sports fan, 11 years in Kansas City has made him a rabid Royals fan. When it comes to college basketball, he waves the wheat! RCJH KU!

Eric remarried in 2011. He has two daughters, Jordyn and Kaitlyn. He and his wife Jeanene welcomed a new baby girl, Ainsley, in August.

Recent Articles
  • Mom charged with abuse after 2-year-old girl died, 3-year-old sister burned in KC apartment

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The mom of a two-year-old girl who is dead and a *three-year-old girl who is in the hospital with serious burns has been charged with four counts of child abuse or neglect. Jackson County prosecutors charged 36-year-old Marie J. Chishahayo on Friday afternoon. Chishahayo is in jail, prosecutors have requested a $250,000 bond. Crime scene tape surrounded an apartment building at 13th and Vine at 1:30 on Thursday afternoon. Investigators spent several hours gathering evidence, once they were […]

  • Store owner speaks out on armed robberies connected to deputy shooting

    KANSAS CITY — Multiple shooting investigations and a search for suspects involved police from both sides of the state line on Wednesday.  Detectives believe the deputy shooting was the end of a metro-wide crime spree. Sources told FOX 4 that three people are in custody. The two apprehended were caught near a 7-Eleven off Shawnee Drive and I-635 where the Wyandotte County deputy was reportedly shot several times leaving 14 bullet holes in his body. The  third individual was arrested around 2 a.m., but Kansas City, […]

  • Deadly crash leads to involuntary manslaugther charge against Glasgow man

    JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. — A Glasgow, Mo., man is charged in Jackson County for his role in a deadly accident that happened three months ago. Phillip Nordmeyer faces a count of involuntary manslaughter. It was December 1, 2014 at about 11:15 in the morning. Court records say Nordmeyer ran a stop sign and collided with a car driven by Amanda Claxon. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Laurie Hontz has gotten used to seeing emergency vehicles in front of her home. “I […]

  • Kansas Speedway, Nickelodeon make a splash with announcement of SpongeBob SquarePants 400

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Two weeks into the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, fans have seen some great racing. With two months to go before the race at Kansas Speedway, a major announcement created a buzz on Monday. The sponsor of the May 9th, Saturday night race is Nickelodeon and the name of the race, the SpongeBob SquarePants 400. Speedway president Pat Warren says title sponsorship is important in many ways; it brings in big money and it sets a […]

  • KCPD officers’ special delivery is just what the doctor ordered for young leukemia fighter

    LATHROP, Mo. — They say laughter is the best medicine, but when a 12-year-old Lathrop girl had to go into the hospital, she learned pretty quickly that a police SWAT team can have some healing powers as well. Brittany Kistner was diagnosed with leukemia in November. She’s in the beginning stages of two years of treatment, and last week she hit a wall and wouldn’t eat, ending up at Children’s Mercy Hospital. “I have acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It’s leukemia in my […]

  • Residents in Overland Park neighborhood feel uprooted by construction

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A neighborhood on Switzer between 91st and 95th has a huge mess on its hands. Several construction projects are going on at once. It can have it’s advantages once it’s finished, but getting there could be trying. Rebecca Hamel is like many people who live in the neighborhood, and Hamel says a major construction project has literally uprooted some of its charm. “We fell in love with the trees along the streets and in the backyard, big lot sizes, […]

  • Lawrence police officer jailed on suspicion of domestic abuse

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Lawrence police officer is spending the night in the Douglas County jail and facing some serious charges. A woman filed a report on Monday night alleging domestic violence. Early Tuesday morning, the officer was arrested. The 32-year-old officer has been with the department since August 2011. Fox 4 is not naming him until he is formally charged. Very little information is being released about the case in order to protect the victim and her identity, but the officer’s […]

  • Student-run program encourages people to embrace their individuality

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Stay weird, stay different. It’s the message that came from a passionate acceptance speech at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Graham Moore won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay, then shocked everyone when he confessed to trying to kill himself at the age of 16 because he felt weird and different. He encouraged others who feel the same way to strive for excellence, and when they achieve something like he did, to pass along his […]

  • Girlfriend speaks out about KC police officer indicted for shooting her unarmed boyfriend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A police officer who shot a man last summer now faces charges after a Jackson County grand jury decided to indict him. The officer, Jacob I. Ramsey, 31, is charged with Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action. On Friday, Ramsey appeared in court for arraignment, pleading not-guilty and waiving his right to a jury trial. A judge will hear evidence and decide his case. Sources say the charges are related to the June 2014 shooting of […]

  • Sheriff’s office teaches simple self-defense moves that can fend off attackers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to fighting off an attacker. It’s a message Clay County sheriff’s deputies are happy to share with anyone who wants to learn. Self-defense classes offered by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office are geared toward women, but some of the lessons learned are for everyone. One of the first things instructors told the women who took a recent class, the best way to get away from […]

  • Police search for gunman after KC man and his dog shot

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police scoured a south Kansas City neighborhood for a shooter on Monday night. The shooting happened at a home near Belleview Avenue and West 111th Street. One man was shot multiple times and taken to a hospital and initially listed in serious condition. The victim has since been updated to stable condition. FOX 4’s Eric Burke reports from the scene that the man came home at about 7:40 on Monday night and his dog ran out of the […]

  • Shooting stirs south KC neighborhood not known for violent crimes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s been a busy and high-profile past year for police officers in the south Kansas City. The highway shooter, five people killed in the Woodbridge subdivision and the brutal murder of 14-year-old Alexis Kane have kept investigators busy. Then on Monday night, someone shot a man in his driveway and killed his dog near Belleview Ave and W. 111th Street. The scene on Monday night was scary for neighbors, the latest in a series of violent acts that aren’t common […]

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