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.


Recent Articles
  • Metro trainer gives tips on how to stay on track with your fitness-focused New Year resolutions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The new year brings new fitness goals for lots of gym-goers. Emily Bromagen is taking it a step further. “My New Year’s resolution is — I’ve been running a couple half marathons — so my personal goal is to get a [personal record] this time,” Bromagen said. A lot of people ditch their resolutions within a month. Experts estimate more than two-thirds fail by February. Trainers with One Life Fitness in Kansas City said there are […]

  • ‘That’s my calling’: KC’s Superman returns from retirement to spread more love

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After 10 months in retirement, KC Superman has donned his cape once again to continue spreading his message of love. Michael Wheeler is back to doing what he does best — making people smile. “That’s my calling, and I’ve got to stay true to my calling,” Wheeler said. After 10 months in retirement, Wheeler donned his red cape again Sunday at Arrowhead. He said the decision to return as Kansas City’s Superman was an easy one. […]

  • Overland Park-based company making headlines as new title sponsor for Birmingham Bowl

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Boston College and Cincinnati will take the field on January 2 for the Birmingham Bowl in Alabama. Although the teams will get a lot of the spotlight, an Overland Park-based company will get a pretty great amount, too. “It’s amazing how quickly that the brand and other partners have looked at and said, ‘Hey that’s something we want to be a part of,'” said Michael Goodman, TicketSmarter’s vice president of operations. TicketSmarter hasn’t even been in […]

  • KU basketball player’s grandparents travel from Nigeria to see him play for first time

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Agbaji’s are a big sports family. Ochai plays basketball at the University of Kansas. His older sister Orie, just finished up her collegiate volleyball career at the University of Texas. This season, they had their grandparents from Nigeria watching from the stands. “Definitely before games, I always look up there and I see them walking in or I see them during the game. It’s cool to see how far they came and how far they […]

  • Holiday travelers facing congested roadways ahead of Christmas Day

    MERRIAM, Kan. — According to AAA, 8.6 million drivers will take to the roads in our region this holiday season. Many of them coming through Kansas and Missouri. “We’re going to spend like 3 or 4 hours here,” Jose Castaneda said. Castaneda and his family doing some last minute holiday shopping in Kansas City. They live in Leavenworth and say the drive is usually about 45 minutes. But that wasn’t the case Tuesday. “It’s super crowded since this morning. We’ve been […]

  • Independence woman leaves behind a $10 ALDI’s gift card, spurring chain reaction

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo.  — A trip to the ALDI’s grocery store on 23rd Street in Independence turned into a Christmas miracle for one metro woman — all thanks to a $10 gift card from Desiree Moorman. “I asked the cashier to ring up an extra $10 gift card. I asked him to hold on to it and give it to someone that he thought might want it or need it for the holiday season. I left that with him, and I […]

  • Identical twin sisters battling breast cancer together

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Like many identical twins, sisters Metta Siebert and Hanna Thompson share lots of similarities. Even the same health issues. “It was quite a shock to say the least. Nobody ever thinks that they’re going to get cancer. Especially at such a young age,” Siebert said. Siebert, who recently turned 36, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in June. Thompson, who lives in San Francisco, received the same diagnosis the following month. “Initially it was like a […]

  • ‘Disrespectful’: Fisher finds more than seven deer carcasses dumped in Cass County river

    Editor’s note: Some viewers might find footage in the video above to be graphic.  CASS COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation is investigating after more than seven animal carcasses ended up in a Cass County river. In a video captured by Cory Mays of Harrisonville, it shows more than seven deer carcasses in the South Grand River. “I came across this bridge, and there was just like 8-10 dead deer in the water. I thought it was super […]

  • Picture of 5 metro volleyball players

    Five former metro volleyball players to play in the NCAA Final Four

    Jenna Gray and Audriana Fitzmorris will suit up for Stanford, Regan Pittman and Alexis Hart for Minnesota, and Madison Duello for Wisconsin.

  • Hallmark Channel caught in uproar after pulling ads featuring same sex couples, then apologizing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a kiss that has a lot of folks sounding off on social media. “We were surprised when we initially heard this news that the Hallmark Channel had pulled this advertisement featuring two lesbian brides kissing,” GLAAD spokesman Mathew Lasky said. The ad is from wedding planning company Zola. In it, two brides stand at the altar and wonder aloud whether their wedding would be going more smoothly if they had used a wedding-planning site like […]

  • After three snow plows hit, KDOT urges drivers to pay attention and stay back

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It was a long day of bulldozing snow off the roads for Kansas Department of Transportation plow truck driver, Rick Looper. “We have our assigned routes that we go to. So I’ll come up here on this north end of I-35 and maintain it. I’ll also take care of 18th Street,” Looper said. Looper along with 50 other KDOT snow plow drivers worked throughout the day to clear the roadways in Johnson and Wyandotte counties. It […]

  • In-home video catches thief

    KCPD using in-home surveillance camera footage on their website in hopes of solving crimes

    In an effort to catch more criminals, police are expanding their methods to include modern technology.

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