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
  • Tech N9ne to perform at massive ‘Red Kingdom Rally’ this Friday at Power & Light

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re ready to celebrate the biggest Red Friday of the Chiefs’ season, Power & Light is offering an exciting option! Rapper Tech N9ne is going to perform at a massive “Red Kingdom Rally” at KC Live! starting at 5 p.m. Friday. The Red Friday pep rally will be hosted by Sports Radio 810, featuring live music, games, contests, KC Wolf and the Chiefs Rumble drumline, and that Tech N9ne performance, of course. Plus, the marquee […]

  • KCK man pleads guilty, sentenced in 2017 murder of 72-year-old Independence man

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A KCK man has pleaded guilty to the 2017 deadly shooting of a 72-year-old Independence man, prosecutors said Monday. William Domann was shot and killed on Oct. 30, 2017, in an Independence home on E. 43rd Street after being restrained. Police were originally called to the home to investigate a burglary when they found Domann dead. Xavier Otero pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, one count of first-degree […]

  • One man found dead in KCK after police called to welfare check Friday night

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A welfare check has now turned to a homicide investigation, police say. Police said they were called around 7:30 p.m. to the 8000 block of Greeley Avenue for a welfare check Friday night. When officers arrived, they found an 18-year-old man shot dead on the front porch of a residence. Police have not identified the victim, pending family notification. Details about what led up to the shooting were not immediately available, and police have not released […]

  • Two brothers charged in deadly shooting at Kansas City apartment complex

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two brothers are now facing charges in a deadly shooting that happened Thursday at an apartment complex near Swope Park. Malik Sherman, 23, and Michael Sherman, 27, have each been charged with one count of second-degree murder, one count of kidnapping, and two counts of armed criminal action. Police were called to the East Hills Village Apartments on Monroe Avenue just after 6 p.m. Thursday for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they found 22-year-old Andre […]

  • Chiefs planning new seats in Arrowhead’s lower bowl, scoreboard updates during offseason

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More upgrades are coming to Arrowhead Stadium during the offseason, according to the Chiefs. Last year the Chiefs completed $12 million in renovations, including new seats in the upper deck, a new drum deck and new technology for the west scoreboard. Fans were particularly excited to have cupholders in the upper deck’s new seats. Now they’ll do even more work to the world’s loudest stadium, built in 1972. First up, the team will install brand new […]

  • Former Grandview officer, already serving life sentence, pleads guilty to another metro murder

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Grandview police officer who is already serving one life sentence in prison has now pleaded guilty to another murder. In 2013, Jeffrey Moreland was sentenced in Cass County to life in prison with no chance at parole for the brutal murder of Cara Jo Roberts. The 30-year-old victim was killed in her Harrisonville home in November 2008. She had been sexually assaulted before being killed execution style. DNA evidence connected Moreland to that crime […]

  • One person critically injured in shooting in parking lot of Gladstone apartment complex

    GLADSTONE, Mo. — One person has been critically injured Thursday night after a shooting at a Gladstone apartment complex. Police said the shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. in a parking lot of at Crown Heights 64 Apartments, near North Oak Trafficway and N.E. 64th Street. Gladstone police, along with Riverside and  North Kansas City police and Missouri State Highway Patrol, are all on scene. Details about what led up to the shooting were not immediately available, and police have […]

  • Three people shot, including a child, near 57th and Wabash in KC, officials say

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three people, including a child, were shot Thursday night in Kansas City, police say. The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. near 57th Street and Wabash Avenue, according to officials. When police arrived at the scene, they found three victims. One of those victims, an 8-year-old girl, was taken to the hospital and was last listed to be in stable condition. The other victims, both adults, have non-life threatening injuries. Details about what led up to […]

  • One person killed near KC apartment complex, second shooting in roughly an hour

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating a homicide Thursday night, the second shooting in roughly an hour. The shooting happened at about 6 p.m. at an apartment complex on Monroe Avenue just south of E. 75th Street. When police arrived on the scene, they found a person shot to death in front of the apartment building. A second person was hit with flying glass and treated for minor injuries. Details of what led up to the shooting […]

  • Royals to honor former owner David Glass with special patch on uniforms in 2020 season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals will honor David Glass this season with a special patch on their uniforms. The team’s former owner and chairman died Jan. 9 at the age of 84. Glass purchased the team in 2000 and owned the team for 20 seasons. Under Glass’ care, the Royals went to the World Series in 2014 and again in 2015 where they finally won the championship. Last November, Glass sold the team to local businessman John […]

  • Picture of De Sousa, brawl at Sunflower Showdown

    Big 12 hands down suspensions for four KU, K-State players after massive courtside fight

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Big 12 Conference has announced suspensions for multiple Kansas and Kansas State players involved in a massive courtside brawl Tuesday night. In the final moments of the state rival game, K-State player DaJuan Gordon stripped KU player Silvio De Sousa, broke down court and went up for a layup. As he went up, De Sousa came from behind and swatted the ball away. Video then shows De Sousa standing over Gordon before the fight broke out. […]

  • Royals catcher Salvador Perez to become US citizen, taking oath at FanFest this Friday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez will soon be an American citizen. The beloved Royals catcher, a native of Venezuela, passed his U.S. citizenship exam earlier this month, and now on Friday, he’s going to officially take the oath of allegiance. The best part: He’ll be surrounded by fans when he does so. He’s going to take the oath Friday at the team’s FanFest at the Kansas City Convention Center’s Bartle Hall. “I am grateful to this country for the […]

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