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
  • 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 […]

  • FOX4 and Sports Radio 810’s Kevin Kietzman put Arctic Air to the test

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If running your air conditioner all day is costing you a small fortune, you aren’t alone. There’s a product that claims it can help you lower your AC bill. Does it work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teams up with Sports Radio 810 WHB’s Kevin Kietzman to try it before you buy it. Kevin gave Kerri a tour of his studio to show her just how hot it can get. “We hit 81 degrees in there yesterday,” Kevin […]

  • FOX4 and 99.7 the Point test out the ‘Instant Tent’ to see if it sets itself up in seconds

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you love to camp, but hate the hassle of pitching a tent, you aren’t alone. Now there’s a tent that promises to set itself up in just seconds! Does it work? FOX4’s Kerri Stowell teamed up with Ponch and Nikki from 99.7 the Point to try it before you buy it. We bought Instant Tent on the As Seen On TV website on sale for $60. Kerri handed the package to Ponch and Nikki, and […]

  • 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 […]

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