Judy joined the Fox 4 team in March 2014. She came by way of Macon, Ga where she spent two years falling in love with the South again.

Judy was born in California but raised in Texas. After she got her bachelor’s degree, Judy moved to New York to get her Masters in Journalism. She stayed in the Big Apple afterwards to try her hand at freelancing.

Now, she’s so glad to be in Kansas City. If you have a story idea or advice on great places to eat, give her a shout on twitter (@judyhle) or email (judy.le@wdaftv4.com).


Recent Articles
  • Smash and grab thieves shatter car windows at church parking lot near Westport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thieves struck during a thunderstorm, leaving a church and school on alert after a string of car break-ins. Wednesday night, the parking lot was full of cars at Our Lady of Hope. Friends have met at the church to play recreational volleyball for the past month. “I never thought about it or anything, never worried about it,” Blane Davis said of his car. Halfway through he game, Davis said his friend noticed cars were burglarized, with […]

  • Lee’s Summit sock company to be featured on Project Runway: Fashion Startup

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — It’s fashion meets Shark Tank. A Lee’s Summit sock company is hoping to lock in investors. Sock 101 is going to be featured on “Project Runway: Fashion Startup.” The episode airs Thursday. “They have a really cool program that is their sock of the month club where if you sign up for it, they send you a fresh pair of socks every month,” said Drew Barr, the general manager of The Bunker in Westport. He said […]

  • Catch the koalas at KC Zoo before they return to San Diego

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Catch the koalas at the Kansas City Zoo before they head back west to sunny San Diego. You have until November 30th to see these cuddly creatures. “I love them. I wish they had been awake and neither of them were and they only had two. We were glad to see them before they left Kansas City,” said Betty Rutledge. This is the first time Rutledge has seen a real koala. That’s the same for many […]

  • Couple says ‘I do’ in Halloween fashion

    Some say “Trick-or-Treat” on Halloween; others say “I do.” That’s what one metro couple did as they celebrated their Halloween wedding “I never thought I’d ever meet anyone as kooky as I am to agree to something like this. It’s pretty exciting,” said Amanda Miller. Her fiancée, Zack Stallings came up with the theme: Phantom of the Opera meets Halloween. “It’s going to be formal, but still kind of fantastic and romantic,” he said. The couple turned their favorite holiday […]

  • Competition teams revving up for American Royal at Kansas Speedway

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Royals might have missed the World Series, but we’ve got another one heating up October. The 2016 American Royal World Series of Barbecue is in its second day. There’s no cooking just yet, but you can smell the BBQ in the air, and see empty grills, a little relaxation, and a lot of prep work. Friday marks one of the only down times teams competing in the American Royal will get before the real competition […]

  • KU student charged with sexual battery after two women accuse him of inappropriate touching

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — University of Kansas student, Jon Myers, 18, appeared in Douglas County District Court Friday afternoon via camera and the charges filed against him were read to him. He’s charged with sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery. Bond was set at $15,000, even though his attorney asked for a $10,000 bond and prosecutors requested a $30,000 bond, according to LJWorld. His next court appearance is scheduled for November 30th. Myers was arrested at the KU dormitory, Oliver Hall, 1815 […]

  • City leaves housing project unfinished after grant money runs out

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal grant was supposed to create four homes in the inner city to help kick-start revitalization, but there’s a problem. The money for the program ran out and the homes were never finished. There are four homes for sale in the Blue Hills Neighborhood, but they’re not attracting any buyers. Construction stopped because the money from a Housing and Urban Development grant ran out. “The only reason it bothers me is because as long as […]

  • West Plaza woman’s literary labor of love dashed when thieves make off with Little Free Library

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Love’s labours lost. A woman’s efforts to share her love of books were permanently checked out when thieves made off with her Little Free Library. Nichole Lingenfelter never thought she’d have to deal with something like this. “I had this special light that when you opened it a night, it would go off and you could see the books at night,” she said. Specially decked out, this Little Free Library is one she created with her […]

  • Teachers take the plunge to get funding for school activities in Teach For America Shark Tank: Teacher Edition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez takes a break from home plate and steps into the Shark Tank. It’s the second annual Teach For America Shark Tank: Teacher edition where teachers pitch their ideas hoping the sharks will provide funding. Finding solutions to problems is what math teacher, Isao Osuga, does every day whether that’s in English or Spanish. When another growing issue hit Alta Vista Charter High School, Osuga came up with an idea. “After seeing the health levels […]

  • Midtown man trying to bring slice of life on the links to his neighborhood

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Midtown man is on a mission to bring golf to his neighborhood off of 40th and Wayne. Beyond the mounds of sand and orange markers, you might be able to make out the nine-hole putting green. Chris Harris has already mapped out what the $10,000 golf course should look like. “We want to be able to come back and go the other way. That will give you 18 holes,” he explained. By introducing this sport to […]

  • Friends say Blue Springs victim died protecting teenagers from home invaders

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Blue Springs police say they have three people in custody in connection with their first homicide in nearly two years. Wednesday evening, police were still asking people in the neighborhood questions to find out all they can about the death of 47-year-old Luis Cedres. Friends told FOX 4 that Cedres was found in a pool of his own blood after being shot around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex. Sara Maloney, a friend, said intruders […]

  • KCK family says murder suspect’s surrender is a relief, ask third suspect to do the same

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A KCK family is slowly finding closure after a victim’s alleged killer turned himself in on Thursday night. Twenty-year-old D’Adrian Jones surrendered to police and faces a murder charge in the killing of Clarence Buford. The family says this was good news, but not good enough. They say there’s still one person involved in Buford’s death, and they’re asking Kavon Jones to do the right thing and surrender as well. Buford, known to family as Trey, […]

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