Makenzie has always called the Kansas City metro home and is proud to work at FOX4 now. After growing up 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 theater and worked at the Columbia Missourian for more than two years, ultimately as the assistant director of community outreach.
After graduation, she took her first full-time 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 a digital producer at FOX4 in November 2017 and is overjoyed to be back in city she loves. At FOX4, she focuses on digital content, copy editing, social media and improving fox4kc.com for viewers.
When she’s not working, Makenzie enjoys watching Marvel movies, reading, working out, cheering on the Mizzou Tigers and playing with her cat.