Gia Vang joined the Fox 4 news team as a reporter in October 2011.
Gia worked as a reporter and weekend anchor for KEZI in Eugene, Oregon before landing in Kansas City, Missouri. There, Gia was first to report on an investigation into the torture and death of a local girl by her mother, that rocked the community for a year until her mother was sentenced to death. Gia also covered tsunami warnings along the west coast after the Japan earthquake. And she’s covered her share of sports too, following the Oregon Ducks road to the BCS national championships in 2010.
Gia is ecstatic to be covering news in the midwest and feels extremely lucky to be doing what she is passionate about. She is originally from Sacramento, California. She studied journalism at California State University, Sacramento. She knew at an early age she wanted to tell stories. In fact, she used to write stories for extra credit in elementary school!
On her free time, you can find her exploring, whether that’s the region’s landscape, a restaurant, a dinner recipe, shopping hot spots, or vintage stores. Gia also loves to catch up with her big family back home in California. She has 8 siblings and several nieces and nephews.
If you have a news idea, or just want to say hello, send Gia an email at email@example.com. You can also find her on her Facebook fan page, facebook.com/GiaVangFox4, to get updates on the stories she is working on.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police identified the deceased victim from a double shooting on Saturday as Corey M. Knight, 29, from Kansas City, Mo. The shooting happened at the 4700 block of E. 40th Place and also seriously injured another man who is reportedly Knight’s cousin. That man was shot in the arm and taken to a hospital in critical condition. Initial reports indicated that two black male suspects pulled up to the house in a gold Chevrolet Tahoe and […]
EDWARDSVILLE, Kan. — The Kansas City Kansas Fire Department says a man went missing around 1 a.m. on Sunday morning. The disappearance had searchers scouring the Kansas River for hours “We just came back from the store,” said Hector Andrade, who frequents the Kansas River. Andrade and his dad had planned on going fishing Sunday in one of their favorite spots along the Kansas River, near Interstate 435 and Woodend Road in Edwardsville, Kansas. “We come about 10 times every […]
JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the man who drown at Longview Lake Wednesday night as 31-year-old Jeremy M. Parker of Grandview, Mo. Emergency responders were dispatched to the lake around 8:30 p.m. after two swimmers reportedly jumped off of dock and one failed to resurface. The Kansas City Fire Department recovered Parker’s body around 10 p.m., about 20 feet from the shore, according to James Garrett with KCFD. Watch our initial report from FOX […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s typical to see video clips and pictures of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But what might be a little less common, is knowing him. While you might not know the entire “I Have a Dream” speech by King, you probably know bits and pieces as 86-year-old Dorothy Evans does. “I think about it all the time, you know, when this came up today on the television that really brought back a lot of memories,” Evans […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s been one year since Blake Gresham’s death. The 18-year-old tow truck driver was hit and killed while he was pulled over on the side of the road helping a motorist. Area tow truck drivers tried to remember him in a fitting way Tuesday. They gathered at Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park and flipped on their lights. Organizers said about 200 tow trucks were there at the peak of the event. “We’ve been through a lot; […]
FAIRWAY, Kan. — At a meeting in Fairway, Kan., Tuesday evening, a few upset residents let their voices heard about an offensive letter one of their neighbors distributed in their neighborhood. Monica Rios says the letter, written by a former Fairway, Kan., councilman, uses distasteful words to describe the kind of crowd the new Walmart in Mission, Kan., would bring. John Ridenour has been passing around the letter for the last two weeks. He said he worried about the property values in […]
MIAMI COUNTY, Kan. — The town of Louisburg, Kan. is mourning the loss of a teen killed in a car wreck on Saturday night. The Miami County Sheriff’s Office said the victim is 17-year-old Auston McLellan. Deputies said McLellan’s car hit a power pole on Saturday night. McLellan was the starting quarterback for Louisburg High School’s football team. McLellan was life-flighted to St. Luke’s according to school officials. Doctors tried everything they could but could not save the young man […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Back-to-school sometimes means starting off the year right, and for some, it could be getting a health check-up, paying off bills, or just having fun. The Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center accommodated all of those activities on Saturday with its annual school and health fair. Some kids got to shake it ‘Gangnam Style’; others got glammed up with glitter and paint. All the while, the adults took care of some serious business, among them, Constance McGee. […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s been 40 years since the metro hosted a political party convention. But area leaders and area Republicans are hoping to change that and lobbying hard Wednesday. Mayor Sly James of KCMO and Mayor Mark Holland of KCK, both took trips to Boston, where the GOP was holding a summer meeting. They, along with other KC delegates, are battling to get the Republican National Convention here in 2016. “There have been a couple of times when […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A J.C. Penney ad is under fire by some parents because they say it promotes bullying. But others say they don’t see what the big deal is. It’s a commercial by department store J.C. Penney for Arizona Jeans. Soon-to-be parents like Britty Towell and Benjamin Towell seem okay with it, until the lunch room scene. That’s where a mom is heard narrating over a crowded cafeteria, “I’ve been told this stuff could make or break your […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man fell to his death in Kansas City’s northeast industrial neighborhood on Sunday morning and police are trying to figure out how it happened. Police said that it appeared to be a terrible accident. Police arrived on scene at about 9:45 a.m. and started looping yellow crime tape around a Liberty Exposition Services at 3615 Gardner Avenue. Inside the tape, co-workers and relatives gathered for a man that detectives said fell through a skylight on […]
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – A company in the middle of an internet rumor that’s swept through the metro is setting the record straight Wednesday. Residents said the door-to-door sales people claim to sell educational books. But they said the sales people are very aggressive and ask suspicious questions, sometimes about their kids. Some online comments have even gone as far to say these sales people are a part of a human trafficking ring. Trey Campbell, a company spokesperson for Southwestern […]