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
  • 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 […]

  • KCFD breaks ground on new fire station in the Northland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday was a big day for the Kansas City Fire Department and city officials. They broke ground on a new Northland fire station. Northland Fire Station 15 will be located at I-435 and Highway 291. “The community deeply supports this much-needed Fire Station 15 in the northeast corner of District 1, and it has been long in coming,” First District Councilmember Heather Hall said. “I am grateful we are moving this project forward into construction. It […]

  • Try it: Rust-Oleum Wipe New ReColor promises to restore outdoor furniture in just a swipe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The official start of summer is about a month away, and just in time, there’s a product that promises to restore color to your outdoor furniture in just a swipe. But does it actually work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell and Aaron Carreno from 99.7 The Point tried it before you buy it. Carreno brings color to your afternoon, every afternoon as a deejay. Now it’s time to see if he can bring some of that color to […]

  • MoDOT & KC ATA team up to offer Northland drivers alternative route into downtown KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Northland drivers who don’t want to battle traffic once the southbound lanes of the Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge shut down Saturday, should consider taking the bus. MoDOT is teaming up with KC ATA to make the run across the bridge a little easier during the construction. Two RideKC bus routes that cross the bridge will get priority Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 a.m. The “Boardwalk KCI” and “Ward Parkway” routes will be allowed to pass […]

  • Home Depot volunteers surprise local Vietnam veteran with home repairs

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A local Vietnam veteran who served as an Army military policeman got quite the surprise Wednesday. Home Depot volunteers spent the day transforming Alfred Jones and his wife’s home into a place that makes it easier for them to take care of a live-in elderly parent. The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Hope-Builders to make the Jones’ home more accessible. That included new doors and a new garage door. They also replaced windows, fans and put on a […]

  • Beauty or bust? Hot 103 Jamz DJs test ‘3 Second Brow’ and ‘3 Second Lash’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you want fuller eyebrows and longer lashes without breaking the bank? There are products promising just that in only 3 seconds! So FOX4 went to Hot 103 Jamz and asked Shay Moore and Brian Shynin from “The Morning Grind with Shay and Shyne” to be our testers for the latest installment of “Try It Before You Buy It.” Shay’s tackled the “3 Second Brow” and “3 Second Lash,” and Brian promised to give her his […]

  • Local DJ Kelly Urich puts the ‘Flippin Fantastic’ pancake maker to the test

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you love making pancakes at home, but hate the mess? There’s a product that promises to fix all that. It’s called “Flippin Fantastic.” FOX4’s Kerri Stowell and local radio D.J. Kelly Urich try it before you buy it. Urich has graced Kansas City’s airwaves for nearly 29 years. When Urich isn’t busy deejaying for 94.9 KCMO, he’s busy playing husband to Hillary and dad to two girls. “I do all the cooking around the house. […]