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
  • Trenton officer in critical condition after being shot while transporting prisoner

    WINSTON, Mo. — A Trenton police officer who was shot while transporting a prisoner in Daviess County is in critical condition, officials say. The Missouri Highway Patrol said the shooting happened just after 3 p.m. as the officer was taking the prisoner to St. Joseph for a mental evaluation. The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Jamey A. Griffin. He suffered a gunshot wound to the hand and is in stable condition at a hospital. Sgt. Jake Angle said the […]

  • Trenton police officer shot in Daviess County while transporting prisoner

    WINSTON, Mo. — Officials are investigating after a Trenton police officer was shot Friday in Daviess County while transporting a prisoner. The Missouri Highway Patrol said the shooting happened just after 3 p.m. as the officer was taking the prisoner to St. Joseph for a mental evaluation. Sgt. Jake Angle said the inmate was restrained but was able to initiate a struggle over the female officer’s gun inside the vehicle. The Trenton officer was shot in the abdomen, and the […]

  • Kansas City Chiefs release 2019 Training Camp schedule in St. Joseph

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — By next month, the Kansas City Chiefs will be taking the field for training camp! The Chiefs have released the schedule for this summer’s training camp in St. Joseph, giving fans a chance to see their favorite players get ready for the season. The first practice open to the public will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Missouri Western State University’s Mosaic Training Fields. There’s a $5 admission fee to get in that […]

  • One man in critical condition after double shooting at 78th and State in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — KCK police are investigating a double shooting Thursday night that’s left one man in critical condition. The shooting happened at 78th and State Avenue in a parking lot near a Planet Sub and Burger King. Police on scene said two men were shot. One suffered minor injuries and left the scene. He later showed up at a nearby hospital in a private vehicle. The other man is in critical but stable condition. Police said they found […]

  • Man has life-threatening injuries, woman seriously injured after shooting in south KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a double shooting Tuesday night that has left one man with life-threatening injuries. The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. Tuesday near Delmar Drive and E. 118th Terrace, just off Food Lane in south Kansas City. A man and a woman were both shot, police said. The man suffered life-threatening injuries, and the woman had serious injuries. Details about what led up to the shooting were not immediately available. Police do not have […]

  • One person killed in shooting inside Boost Mobile at 76th and Metcalf in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — One person has been killed Monday night after a shooting at a store in Overland Park, police say. The shooting happened inside a Boost Mobile at 76th Street and Metcalf Avenue just before 8 p.m. Monday. Police said they believe the shooting spurred from an attempted armed robbery. Overland Park Police spokesman John Lacy said a man entered the store with a gun and demanded an employee hand over the cell phones. The suspect then jumped […]

  • St. Louis Planned Parenthood, Missouri’s last abortion provider, gets temporary injunction

    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis judge has granted a preliminary injunction, allowing Missouri’s last abortion clinic to stay open for now. The clinic, Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, is suing the state’s health department for refusing to renew its license, which was set to expire at the end of May. The Planned Parenthood clinic challenged the attempt to revoke its license. Judge Michael Stelzer issued a temporary reprieve on May 31, preventing the […]

  • Missing 93-year-old man from Clay County found safe

    OAKVIEW, Mo. — A Silver Alert has been canceled for a missing 93-year-old man after they were found safe. The Missouri State Highway patrol said Monday afternoon that Verlin Felton has been located and is safe. Felton was reported missing last Wednesday after he was last seen at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, leaving his home in Oakview, a small village in Clay County.

  • Here’s where you can find tasty deals and freebies in KC on National Donut Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Happy National Donut Day! Friday, June 7, marks this year’s delicious holiday, so be prepared for doughnut shops everywhere to be crowded. The Salvation Army established the first National Donut Day in 1938. “Donut Lassies” served donuts to soldiers all those years ago, and the doughnut day has continued ever since. It’s always celebrated on the first Friday of June. Local shops and national chains alike are offering up delicious deals — and some are even […]

  • Crews battle fire in construction area at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — A portion of Mill Valley High School in Shawnee caught fire Thursday night. Shawnee Fire Department spokesman Corey Sands confirmed that crews were battling a fire at the school. He said it appears the fire started in an area where construction work was happening. He said the fire was reported at about 9:30 p.m. Crews found smoke and fire showing when they arrived, but the fire is now under control. No one was injured. It’s too early […]

  • Greenwood police chief resigns after being accused of assaulting suspect

    GREENWOOD, Mo. — The chief of police in Greenwood resigned last week, the city said. The news comes more than 5 months after Chief  Greg Hallgrimson was placed on administrative leave because he is under separate investigations by the FBI and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Hallgrimson has been on leave since Dec. 26 until his resignation on May 29. He was placed on leave for allegedly striking someone at the police station in Greenwood, a suburb southeast of Kansas […]

  • Weather Service identifies EF-2 tornado in Osage, Douglas counties that hit before EF-4

    OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. — The National Weather Service says another tornado touched down one week ago in northeast Osage and southwest Douglas counties before the storm continued toward Lawrence and Linwood. On Wednesday, the agency shared details of an EF-2 tornado that touched down at 5:49 p.m. on May 28 near Overbrook. The tornado traveled for 11 miles into southwest Douglas County until 6:06 p.m. Wind speeds reached 115 mph. The storm then dropped another tornado, this one an EF-3, very […]

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