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Kerri Stowell is an Emmy-nominated Traffic Reporter/Producer, News Reporter at Fox 4 News in Kansas City, Missouri. Kerri moved to Kansas City in August 2010. Since then, she’s reported live from breaking news and covered numerous community events. Her favorite stories include showcasing WGN America’s first original scripted series Salem, spending a weeklong journey with the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew, and learning how to skydive with the U.S. Army Golden Knights. Kerri is a regular guest speaker at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Park University and Johnson County Community College. She also volunteers her special events emceeing skills for local organizations, including St. Mary’s Hospital’s Butterfly Ball and Child Abuse Prevention Association’s Black & Orange Bash. The Pitch (alternative newspaper) named Kerri Kansas City’s 2nd Best Local TV News Personality in 2012.

Before coming to WDAF-TV, Kerri was a Weekend Anchor at KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska. While covering Warren Buffett’s annual shareholders’ meeting, Kerri was one of the international journalists selected to sit down for a one-on-one interview with the American business magnate and philanthropist. Prior to joining KMTV, Kerri worked at KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. During her time there, Kerri was touched, both professionally and personally, by the impact of flying with the 185th Air Refueling Wing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and providing up-to-the-minute battle-state coverage during a very heated presidential election – including an interview with Elizabeth Edwards.

Kerri graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a degree in Communications, emphasis in Media Studies. During her time at UMKC, Kerri earned internships at KSHB-TV in Kansas City and KSNT-TV in Topeka, Kansas, as well as an independent cable operation in Olathe, Kansas.

Off camera, Kerri enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling the globe and cheering on her favorite sports teams.


Recent Articles
  • Local federal employees gather to call for partial government shutdown to end

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Federal employees gathered Thursday at Union Station to call for an end to the partial government shutdown. The rally happened directly across from the Internal Revenue Service building. Hundreds of demonstrators participated in the rally. The federal government is the largest employer in Kansas City with about 27,000 employees. Many of them are beginning to feel the reality of the shutdown, especially when it comes to everyday bills such as mortgage, car payment and even child care. […]

  • FOX4’s Kerri Stowell, others trained in CPR, help save Chiefs fan who suffered massive heart attack

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When a man suffered a massive heart attack during FOX4’s Red Friday morning show special, quick action helped save his life, action taken by FOX4 traffic reporter Kerri Stowell and several others who began giving CPR. Doctors say Dan Boos likely would have died without CPR. Stowell said she was thankful to be in the right place at the right time. She learned CPR as a lifeguard but said it was truly a team effort that […]

  • SB I-435 reopens at Truman Road after rollover crash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Traffic is moving again after a rollover crash along I-435 at Truman Road early Thursday forced  crews to shut down a portion of the highway. The southbound lanes of I-435 were shut down for about an hour. All traffic was forced to exit at Truman Road. At least two lanes of northbound I-435 stayed open. There is no word yet on the cause or whether anyone was injured.

  • Service dog bringing smiles, comfort to sick kids at Children’s Mercy Hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They say dogs are man’s best friend, but at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Hunter the service dog is everyone’s best friend. Taylia Vannicola lights up when Hunter walks her way. The golden retriever is a bright spot for the little girl diagnosed with leukemia and going through her second round of chemo treatments. “The joy that she’s been able to have makes the stays so much easier,” said Nicole Vannicola, Taylia’s mother. The metro mom is thankful […]

  • From the streets to Children’s Mercy, one KC artist’s murals are making a difference

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One local starving artist has found a way to turn his hobby into a career and bring smiles to sick children at the same time. Donald Ross’ story starts on the streets with his distinct murals, popular in the Crossroads Art District, a few blocks from Children’s Mercy Hospital. “I used to work for a sign company, and I was here doing some installation,” he said. “Someone from facilities pointed out that I was covered in […]

  • JoCo. Christmas Bureau opens its doors even though they still need donations

    MISSION, Kan. — ‘Tis the season of giving, and the Johnson County Christmas Bureau is giving to area families who need it most. FOX4`s Kerri Stowell traveled to 97th and Metcalf Friday for a look inside the holiday shop that set up inside the old Sears store. From gifts for people of all ages to coats, clothing, toiletries and food -organizers want to make sure no family goes without. In Johnson County 34, 000 people live below the federal poverty level. […]

  • FOX4 and Brodie from 95.7 the Vibe put Red Copper Brownie Bonanza to the test

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tired of brownies sticking to your pan? There’s a product that promises to get rid of the crumble so your family doesn’t grumble. FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teamed up with Brodie from 95.7 The Vibe to try it before you buy it. Cathy Mitchell claims her Red Copper Brownie Bonanza is not your regular old baking pan. “Everything slides right out. Even my sticky marshmallow treats,” she says on the product’s commercial. We found Red Copper Brownie […]

  • Farm and ranch company announces move to former Toys “R” Us distribution center in Lee’s Summit

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A new distribution center is opening soon in Lee’s Summit, filling the space vacated by Toys “R” Us, and with the new center will come new jobs. If you’ve never heard of Mid-States Distributing Company before, it touts itself as the leading United States and Canadian farm and ranch retail store cooperative. Mid-States’ president and CEO joined Lee’s Summit’s mayor and members of the economic development council to announce Mid-States has purchased the former Toys “R” […]

  • Product promises to put end to broken corks, make opening wine easier, but does it work?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tired of broken corks or bits of cork in your wine glass? There’s a product that promises to open your next bottle of wine faster and easier than before. FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teamed up with 105.9 KISS FM’s Joshua James to try it before you buy it. Vino Pop claims to be the perfect wine opener.  he product’s official website reads, “Vino Pop harnesses the power of air to ‘pop’ the cork right out of the […]

  • Try it before you buy it: FOX4 and Q104 put Bake a Bone to the test

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Are you having a hard time finding dog treats that aren’t loaded with preservatives? Bake-A-Bone promises to keep your pet happy and healthy in a matter of minutes. Kerri Stowell teamed up with Q104’s Ali to try it before you buy it. Bake-A-Bone claims to be the newest sensation so you can make all natural dog treats right at home. We got the product from an online retailer for about $70. “The Bake-A-Bone would be perfect for KC […]

  • Try it before you buy it: FOX4 puts Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner to the test

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Does the inside of your microwave look like it hasn’t been cleaned in months? Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner promises to clean the spills and splashes without a soapy sponge. So FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teamed up with Bob Fescoe from 610 Sports to try it before you buy it. See the results for yourself in the video above. “I hope this thing is angrier than I am after a Chiefs loss,” Fescoe joked. “My microwave is a […]

  • Chefs unveil new eats at Arrowhead Stadium ahead of Chiefs home opener

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The countdown is on for the Kansas City Chiefs first home game Sunday, and if you’re heading to the game, you’re going to want to try some of Arrowhead’s new food. Chefs unveiled this season’s menu Tuesday, and there are some new items sure to catch your attention. On the Club Level, the maple bacon burger — a half-pound burger topped with maple bacon and a salt and pepper bun — and the Kingdom Cake are […]