Jessica Eley joined the FOX4 News Team in April 2019.
Born and raised in Kansas City, she is happy to be back in her hometown, working for the station she grew up watching.
Before joining the FOX4 news team, Jessica was a sports anchor at WRDW/WAGT in Augusta Georgia. While there, she covered three memorable Masters tournaments, including Tiger Woods’ 2019 win, The Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, the University of Georgia, South Carolina and Clemson athletics. Her first job was as a sports anchor in Greenville, Mississippi.
Jessica has a Master’s of Science in Broadcast Journalism with a Sports Communications Emphasis from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She has a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Appalachian State. While at App State, she competed in Division I volleyball on a full scholarship.
Jessica is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She’s also a member of NABJ. When Jessica’s not at work, she’s spending time with her husband and son, who keep her busy! She enjoys traveling, working out and reading.
If you see Jessica out and about, say hi! Also, she’s always looking for a story idea.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a boom in Kansas City’s urban core. Developers are proposing a new music venue just south of the historic Jazz District, but not everyone’s in favor of the idea. Dr. Stacy Battle has called Vine Street home for years. While she wants to see new development along the Vine Street corridor, she’s not happy about this proposed plan that includes an outdoor music venue next door. “I definitely don’t want to see a venue plan […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo — Lincoln Prep has the tools to get where it wants to finish this year. “At this point in time during the season, pretty much all the teams know what you’re doing. So, one of the things we’re going to do is change our whole strategy — our whole offense, our whole defense,” Lincoln Prep Girl’s Basketball Coach, Jeff Atkins said. A new scheme, and now a new lineup, as star player Amari Conn makes her return […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Everyone is in shock over the news of former NBA Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant’s passing. Just Saturday, the Mamba was congratulating LeBron James on Twitter for surpassing him on the all-time scoring list. Many fans still can’t believe he’s gone. On Sunday, basketball players at Hy-Vee arena couldn’t help but to think of Kobe Bryant’s untimely death. “It reminds me of in the Lion King when he’s pushing on his dad to get up, because […]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The NFL is continuing its efforts to grow the league’s international fan base. It has a big opportunity to tap into with the Latino community next Sunday in Miami. In a video provided by Tico Sports, you can hear what a Chiefs touchdown sounds like with sportscaster Enrique ‘Kike’ Morales on the call. Check it out in the video player above. “We are between what’s happening on the field, the team as an organization to [sic] […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Monday, the hallways at Faxon Elementary School in Kansas City got a little face lift. “It does make us feel really great to help give back,” said Rachel Waller, Kansas City Power & Light District’s marketing director. KCP&L District employees, along with numerous other groups, helped the nonprofit City Year line the hallways with 33 murals. “I was very intentional about choosing the people I did because I wanted them to represent my students,” Faxon […]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Blue Valley Southwest’s wrestling team is full of very passionate athletes — none more so than Hannah Glynn. She’s the only girl competing on the mats for the Timberwolves. “I never really liked cheerleading. I’m so bad at basketball and wrestling, it just seemed like a fun sport,” Glynn said. While wrestling is a growing sport among girls, Glynn’s found her place among the boys. “The first day I was really nervous and I was in […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s been 50 years in the making, but the Chiefs are heading back to the Super Bowl after defeating the Titans in the AFC Championship. This is something Chiefs Kingdom has been awaiting for a very long time. “It’s huge,” one Chiefs fan said. “It’s unreal. Nobody would’ve pictured this a couple of years….like 3, 4, 5 years ago.” Well, believe it. The Chiefs are one win away from bringing home the coveted Lombardi Trophy. “Many […]
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — What a difference a week makes. Last Sunday, Chiefs fan Charles Penn walked out of Arrowhead, fearing he was bad luck. After he left, the Chiefs came from behind to earn their second-straight trip to the AFC Championship game. And now Penn, better known now as “Bad Luck Chuck,” is a social media star. This Sunday, Arrowhead will be filled with fans as the Chiefs take on the Titans in the AFC Championship. But Penn will […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a message that’s not always heard where it needs to be, and next weekend, that message will also be delivered in a different way. Greg Harvey, better known by his stage name “YGKC,” uses his music to send a message. “I don’t promote any violence. Everything I do is like a testimony of my life and what I’ve been through,” Harvey said. He along with 20 other music artists will spread their messages of positivity […]
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Chiefs fan couldn’t believe his luck when a friend offered him tickets to Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. He said his day just kept getting better when he ended up in the middle of a now viral touchdown celebration. Despite the Chiefs sluggish start on Sunday against the Texans, lifelong fan Steve Childers, from Ozark, Missouri, said he never lost hope, KOLR reported. “The first quarter was nothing but a — it was a bunch […]
PLEASANT HILL, Mo. — On Sunday, Parker Snow was like a lot of Kansas City Chiefs fans. “I think we were part of the way through the second quarter. It was still 24-0. Me and my buddy Will was sitting there. Obviously pretty much lost hope.” Snow said. That’s when Snow and his friend, Will Pryor, made a wager. If the Chiefs won the game, they’d jump into the pond in front of Snow’s house. “He’s like alright, alright, let’s […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This game will go down as the greatest comeback in Chiefs playoff history. The Chiefs were down 24-0 in the 2nd quarter and came back to win 51-31. Now they’re heading back to the AFC Championship. On Sunday, Chiefs fans traveled from near and far to catch their favorite team in action at Arrowhead. “I’m from St.Louis. We came all the way up here just to see the Chiefs. Let’s go Chiefs!” fan Brian White said. […]