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
  • New pet photography business opens in Crossroads

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As it warms up  more and more people will be taking advantage of everything first Fridays has to offer including new, local businesses. Elly May Moments, pet photography, is just one of the businesses opening in the Crossroads. “Just a girl who loves all animals,” the about me section on the company’s website said. You can check out more photos from Elly May Moments at their new gallery at 1515 Walnut. Check out some of the photography […]

  • Union Station’s new art exhibit likely to be popular place for Instagram photo shoots this summer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a new art exhibit coming to Union Station, and it’s expected to  be the most popular spot in Kansas City this summer for people to stop in and take photos. Beginning Sunday, May 12 guest can check out “Reflecting Motion,” a kinetic sky sculpture. The piece features more than 78,000 holographic streamers, 13,400 linear ft. of rope, 300 hand tied knots, and will appear to float  above Haverty Family Yards. In total, it is bigger than […]

  • Local teen with only months to live hopes her story inspires others to appreciate every moment

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro teen with only a few months to live is sharing her story, hoping it inspires people to give to an organization that’s near and dear to her heart. Hannah Viens is just 15 years old and living her life to the fullest. “I like to do a lot of crafts and reading and my favorite thing to do is I love putting puzzles together,” Hannah said. The teen likes to work on puzzles alone. […]

  • Police searching for person they think vandalized 18 buildings in 2 days along SW Blvd.

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas City, Kansas police are asking for the public’s help to track down the person responsible for vandalizing a number of buildings in the Rosedale Neighborhood. The vandal appears to have tagged a total of 18 buildings along Southwest Boulevard with the same phrase. The Rosedale Development Association believes that because each building has the same tag, one person is responsible for all of the graffiti. The development association has a group of volunteers ready to help […]

  • 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” […]

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