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
  • Voices from past and present share stories of the bonds and traditions of Mizzou’s Golden Girls

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — If you’ve been to a Missouri Tigers football game, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the Golden Girls. The school’s dance team takes over the sideline with lots of sequins and super high kicks, but it hasn’t always been that way. The University of Missouri is a school built on traditions. From Tiger Prowl to Tap Day to football games and the Golden Girls. But every tradition had to get its start somewhere. “Charles Emmons was the band […]

  • KC Zoo is putting $10 million in elephant habitat to make it better for the animals and visitors

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Zoo announced Wednesday they are investing $10 million into the elephant exhibit over the next year. During the announcement the zoo revealed that in addition to upgrades for the elephants, there will also be upgrades for visitors who want to spend more time with the elephants. The zoo currently has seven elephants. When renovations are complete, their habitat will feature a more elephant-friendly pool and waterfall. The  waterfall will have a new water […]

  • Wayside Waifs breaks ground on new $8 million training and behavioral facilities

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wayside Waifs broke ground on a major construction project Thursday morning. The animal shelter off Martha Truman Drive in south Kansas City is spending $8 million to build two new facilities on campus. One is a training facility where they can host camps for kids and dog owners can bring their pets for training. The other is a behavioral center. It’s the second of its kind in the US, where trainers will work with dogs that […]

  • With construction at I-70 and I-435, MoDOT makes some traffic detours for Chiefs game days

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re heading to Arrowhead for the Chiefs first pre-season game Saturday, pack your patience. Fans are probably used to the traffic delays getting in and out of the stadium, but this season will have an added challenge: the construction at the I-435 and I-70 interchange. Chiefs and Missouri Department of Transportation officials have one major piece of advice: Give yourself plenty of time to get to the game. MoDOT and the Chiefs teamed up Tuesday […]

  • FOX4 puts Magic Mesh to the test to determine whether it really does keep out unwanted pests

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you enjoy fresh summer air, you aren’t alone. But leaving the door open can lead to hoards of unwanted pests. There’s a product that promises to be an easy fix – no tools needed! Does it work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teams up with a local tavern to try it before you buy it. Kim and Cora Moffitt spend a lot of time at Twin City Tavern on Westport Road. Kim owns the bar and her […]

  • FOX4 puts Glove-A-Bubble to the test to see if it really does keep kids entertained

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Looking for ways to keep your kids entertained this summer? Toy maker “ZING” claims it can help with a new take on an old favorite. Does it work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teamed up with a local mom to try it before you buy it. ZING’s Glove-A-Bubble was named The Toy Association’s 2019 “Outdoor Toy of the Year” and promises hundreds of bubbles in a matter of minutes. Stowell handed Kerri Hervey Glove-A-Bubble and Hervey said, “Hopefully […]

  • Google considering KC Northland for $600 million data center

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Northland could be the site of a multi-million dollar project from Google. A potential site near MO-210 and N Arlington Avenue near the Missouri River is being considered for a $600 million Google data center. If the center is built, it could bring 30 new jobs to the area after the first phase of construction, with more jobs added later. In hopes of attracting the development, Port KC approved a 35-year $25 billion, chapter 68 […]

  • Magna Vision promises to triple your phone’s screen size, but does it work?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From TV shows to full-length movies, the possibilities are as big as the world wide web. But the size of your phone’s screen can really take away from the fun. There’s a product that promises to make your phone’s screen look bigger — no batteries needed! But does it work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teamed up with local mom, Mindy Nanos, to try it before you buy it. We bought Magna Vision from Amazon for $10. Magna […]

  • Crews recover, identify body of Lawrence teenager who went under water at Clinton Spillway

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Search and recovery continued Friday morning after a boy went under water at the Clinton Spillway on Thursday night, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the teenager’s body was recovered. The sheriff’s office identified him as Jayion Harris-Jordan. Rescuers searched for Harris-Jordan for nearly three hours on Thursday, including crews from the Lawrence Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The 13-year-old was with a group of people when he went under water at about 7 […]

  • FOX4 and a local chef put Pine Kitchen Company Defrosting Tray to the test

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s summer! That means pool parties and barbecues. If you’re firing up the grill, there’s a product that promises to defrost your favorite meat in less than hour, but does it work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teamed up with a local chef to try it before you buy it. Jaci Shelby owns a new full service catering and meal prep company called “Simmer Down KC.” She said she was excited to try the Pine Kitchen Company Defrosting […]

  • FOX4 and LIFE 88.5 find out if Full Crystal Window Cleaner deserves a shining review

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Ready to add windows to your spring cleaning checklist? There’s a product that promises to make it a breeze — no ladder needed! But does it work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teams up with T.J. and Melony from LIFE 88.5 to try it before you by it. T.J. and Melony took their heavenly voices from the studio to a picturesque home in Overland Park for the experiment. “I think it’s been a really long time since I’ve […]

  • FOX4 and 93.3’s Jenny Matthews find out if Pac-Vac-N-Stack bags live up to the hype

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s officially spring cleaning season! The secret to keeping your winter clothes looking brand-new is storing them the right way during the warmer months. There’s a product that claims it can help, but does it work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teamed up with Mix 93.3’s Jenny Matthews to try it before you buy it. “I’m trying to spring clean a little bit. I’ve got a bunch of stuff I thought we could pack up,” Matthews said. Pac-Vac-N-Stack […]

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