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
  • 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 […]

  • KCMO Health Department says STDs are on the rise in the metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  The number of sexually transmitted diseases is on the rise in the metro, according to the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department, who is urging everyone to get tested. Data from January to June shows the percentage for syphilis is growing four-times as fast as gonorrhea and 10-times as fast as chlamydia. See the chart below. The highest increases are among people in their 20s, 30s and older than 60. The Kansas City Health Department told FOX4 the […]

  • Pet fostering program at Stephens College in Columbia helps students adjust to college

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — For some college students, the hardest part about moving away is leaving a furry friend behind. But Stephens College, a women’s college in Columbia, says pets are welcome on campus and in the dorms — and if you don’t have a pet, they’ll help you find one. Stephens College has been allowing pets on campus for the nearly 15 years, attracting students like Calista Cherches. “I looked up colleges that are for musical theater majors that allow […]

  • Look inside North Kansas City School District’s newest elementary school

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The new school year is in full swing, and for some students in the Northland it came with a new school. North Kansas City School District hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony for Rising Hill Elementary School Friday at 108th and Eastern. FOX4’s Kerri Stowell stopped by for a peek inside the new 58,000 square foot space. The design is complete with a spiral staircase in the middle of the media center, and is similar to the construction […]

  • UMKC becomes first university in US to install smart kiosks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new school year means new technology for one university. UMKC rolled out a number of seven-foot digital kiosks Tuesday becoming the first university in the U.S. to install city-post digital kiosks on campus. There are eight total kiosks.  Seven are on the Volker Campus and one on the health sciences campus. The kiosks look like giant smart phones. They are powered by 55-inch smart screens and provide up-to-date information on university services, as well as how to […]

  • Local organizations join together to teach women how to negotiate higher pay, close the gap

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo., is one of the top ten cities for women to work in, but when you compare a woman’s paychecks to a man’s paycheck – not so much. A recent study shows that women working full time in Missouri earn 78-cents for every dollar earned by a man doing the same job. At the current rate it will take a hundred years to close the pay gap. Kansas City Mayor Sly James, American Association of […]

  • Firefighters say sprinklers did not activate when blaze broke out at Westport Dollar Tree

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at the Dollar Tree on Westport Road Friday. The fire broke out around 11 a.m. Firefighters weren’t immediately sure of what sparked the blaze or why the sprinklers in the strip mall did not active. They had the fire under control by 11:40 a.m. and said everyone got out safely.  Two employees and three customers were inside the store when the fire started. Crews were able to contain most […]

  • KC will host 50th anniversary Miss Black America Pageant

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  The 50th anniversary Miss Black America Pageant will take place Saturday in Kansas City. The event, which has been described as an important “get” for the city, will happen at the Gem Theater near 18th and Vine. This is a significant event for Missouri because last year the NAACP put a travel ban on the entire state. Events leading up to the weekend competition kicked off Wednesday afternoon. FOX4 got to meet all the competitors vying for […]

  • For the 1st time ever Children’s Mercy hosts summer camp for kids who can’t leave hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In addition to healing, patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital this week have been having a lot of fun at the hospital’s first annual summer camp. The idea behind the week-long event is to bring a summer camp to kids who can’t leave the hospital because they need treatment. The theme this year is super heroes. They started their day Thursday with some fun chants and then made what they call “ooey gooey green slime.” Kid attending […]

  • Two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputies shot in downtown KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. —  Sources are telling FOX4 that two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputies were shot Friday morning in downtown Kansas City, Kan., not far from the courthouse and sheriff’s office. FOX4 is waiting to learn their conditions. Sources say one has critical injuries. The shootings happened during a transport from the court annex back to the jail, the source added. FOX4 has learned the suspect was also shot, and all were taken to hospitals. FOX4 has a crew at […]

  • Bear or bare? Mix 93.3’s Steve Serrano helps test BAKBlade 2.0 shaver on hairy backs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you want to strut your stuff at the pool this summer but need to get rid of unruly back hair first, there’s a product that promises to help. But does it actually work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell and Mix 93.3’s Steve Serrano — with a little help from family — tried it before you buy it. See the results for yourself in the video above. “I’m not hairy, but I have the perfect person: my brother-in-law,” […]

  • Businesses & vehicles in Independence under water after heavy rain

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — More than a dozen cars and a few businesses are under water in Independence, Mo., after heavy rains moved through Friday morning. Some of the worst flooding happened along 24-Highway near Northern. It resulted in more than 20 cars, a gas station, a title loan company, a car wash and a liquor store under water. The owner of the liquor store told FOX4  this is the fifth time her business has flooded in the past three years. She […]