Makenzie Koch has always called the Kansas City metro home. After being raised in Odessa, Missouri, she took her passion for storytelling and building relationships to the Missouri School of Journalism.

There, she emphasized in magazine editing and social journalism with minors in English and Theatre and worked at the Columbia Missourian for more than two years as the assistant director of community outreach.

After graduation, she took her first real-world job as a digital producer at the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah, and moved halfway across the country. The beautiful mountains, unique culture and exciting news cycle of the Beehive State kept her busy for a year.

But ultimately, Kansas City called her back. She began working as an interactive content producer at Fox 4 in November 2017 and is overjoyed to be back in city she loves. At Fox 4, she focuses on social media, digital content, copy editing and all things internet.

When she’s not working, Makenzie enjoys watching superhero movies, reading any book she can get her hands on, working out at the gym, cheering on the Mizzou Tigers and playing with her puppy.

Recent Articles
  • Argument leads to shooting, one man killed inside Kansas City home, police say

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man was shot and killed Monday night after a fight inside a Kansas City home, police say. KCPD spokesman Darin Snapp said police were called around 8:30 p.m. Monday to a home near 46th and Chelsea. When officers arrived, they found a man in his mid-40s inside the home. A short time later, he was pronounced dead. Witnesses told police the victim and another man were arguing when the suspect shot the man. Police said […]

  • North Dakota State’s Klieman named head coach for K-State football

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State has a new head football coach. Kansas State Athletics Director Gene Taylor announced Monday night that North Dakota State football coach Chris Klieman has been named the 35th head football coach for the university. The Wildcats finished this season 5-7. North Dakota State is 13-0 and seeking its third FCS title in four years. Klieman has been with the program for five years. “I’m very excited to have Chris Klieman lead our program,” Taylor said. “He […]

  • Kansas State hires North Dakota State’s Klieman as Wildcats’ next football coach

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State officially has a new head football coach. North Dakota State coach Chris Klieman has been named the Wildcats’ new leader, the program announced Monday. He’ll take over for longtime former coach Bill Snyder who announced his retirement earlier this month. Klieman and Kansas State have agreed to a six-year contract with a base salary of $2.3 million in 2019 and a $200,000 increase each year. Kansas State finished this season 5-7. North Dakota State is 13-0 […]

  • One person suffers life-threatening injuries after stabbing in Northeast KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person has suffered life-threatening injuries in a stabbing in Kansas City’s Old Northeast neighborhood. Police said the stabbing happened just after 4:30 p.m. Monday near Lawn and St. John avenues. Kansas City police are investigating. Details about what led up to the stabbing were not immediately available. FOX4 will update this story as more information is confirmed.

  • One man killed in Raymore stabbing; suspect taken into custody in Belton

    RAYMORE, Mo. — A man was killed Friday night in a stabbing in Raymore, officials say. Police were dispatched to a disturbance call just after 4:30 p.m. on North Jerry Avenue where they found the man dead. Police have not yet released his name. Cass County Sheriff’s Capt. Kevin Tieman said the suspect fled from the scene. Deputies located and arrested the suspect around 6:30 p.m. at a Belton home without incident, Tieman said. Details about what led up to the […]

  • Justin Timberlake postpones KC concert at Sprint Center due to bruised vocal cords

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Justin Timberlake won’t be coming to Kansas City on Monday night. The popstar announced Wednesday night he is postponing his Sprint Center concert due to bruised vocal cords. Over the past few weeks, Timberlake has postponed several concerts for his The Man Of The Woods tour. On Wednesday, he postponed his eight remaining shows of 2018, and that includes Kansas City. Concerts scheduled for Omaha and St. Louis have also been postponed. In an Instagram post, […]

  • Chiefs fan working on Las Vegas stadium taunts Raiders fans — again

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A construction worker and avid Kansas City Chiefs fan who loves to troll the Oakland Raiders is at it again! Back in December 2017, Gerod DeCosta Makaha posted a photo of himself with a Chiefs Kingdom flag, saying he planned to bury it at the construction site of the new Las Vegas Raiders’ stadium. Of course, Chiefs Kingdom loved it, and Makaha’s photo went viral, stirring up the rivalry we’ve all come to know and love. Some […]

  • Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt allegedly attacked man at KC club in January, police report says

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In a recently released police report, a man claims he was attacked by former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt at Power and Light in January. According to the police report filed on Jan. 11, four days after the alleged attack on Jan. 7, the man said he was at the KCP&L nightclub Mosaic around 2 a.m. — just hours after the Chiefs lost to the Tennessee Titans in the playoffs. The man said he was […]

  • Kobach says he’s talked to Trump but won’t discuss details

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he has talked to President Donald Trump by phone since losing the governor’s race but is declining to provide further details. Kobach told reporters Friday that he’s not “out looking for random federal jobs” but said if Trump offered him a position, “That’s a different matter.” Fellow Republicans in Kansas have speculated since the election that Kobach could receive a high-profile job in Trump’s administration. Kobach lost the governor’s race […]

  • Chiefs cut RB Kareem Hunt after video released of Hunt shoving, kicking woman

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have just cut running back Kareem Hunt from the team, saying he was not honest with the organization after video was released of him striking a woman in February. The Chiefs released the following statement: “Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, […]

  • 22-year-old sentenced to life in prison in 2016 murder of KCK police captain

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The man accused of killing a KCK police captain in 2016 has been sentenced to life in prison. Jamaal Lewis, 22, was sentenced Friday in the death of 46-year-old Capt. Dave Melton. Lewis pleaded guilty in late October to first-degree murder, aggravated assault and  criminal discharge of a firearm.  He received life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for the murder charge, 13 months for the assault charge and nine months for the […]

  • One person killed, two injured in triple shooting near 26th and Van Brunt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man has been killed and two other people have been injured Thursday night in a shooting in Kansas City. KC police were called to the triple shooting inside an apartment complex near 26th and Van Brunt around 8 p.m. Police said someone dropped off a male victim who died at a local hospital. That man was later identified as 21-year-old Darian Jackson. Another man suffered life-threatening injuries, and a woman was shot but is expected to […]