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Since the age of seven, my fascination with weather began after seeing a waterspout on a family vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The power and beauty of that storm captivated and intrigued me. From that day on, during storms, you would be able to find me out on my deck watching the volatility of Mother Nature. I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be a meteorologist.

I decided to follow my dreams and head to The University of Missouri to pursue a Meteorology degree. I graduated from the University as a double major with a Bachelors degree in Meteorology and Communications in 2008. And in December of 2011, I completed my Masters in Meteorology.

I started my career at KOMU-TV 8 in January 2007 as a fill in weathercaster and moved up in the ranks to serve as the Evening Meteorologist in Columbia, Missouri. While at KOMU, I was recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, where I won Best Weathercast in 2010 and 2012. In addition to several reporting awards, including an Edward R. Murrow and a National SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award, for my hard work and efforts in Joplin, Missouri following the May 22nd tornado.

In September of 2012, I joined Fox 4 as the Mid Morning and Noon Meteorologist. I also earned my Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal (#639) in March of 2014 from the American Meteorological Society You can catch me at 4 am and 9am Monday through Friday, in addition to filling in for Mike, Karli, and Joe. When I am not in front of the green screen, you’ll see me out at sporting events/concerts with my husband Gary, volunteering in the community or running around town with our Doberman Dakota and Great Pyrenees Frank the Tank!

Recent Articles
  • FOX4 Forecast: Sunny & pleasant

    We’ve got abundant sunshine in the forecast today with highs reaching back into the middle 50s. Similar temperatures are expected Tuesday with increasing clouds ahead of our next weather system. We are tracking that for you as well as rain chances in the updated Long Ranger here! Check out the video for the latest forecast! Be sure to download our apps and follow us on Facebook. iPhone fox4kc weather app Android fox4kc weather app. Fox4kc news apps:  iPhone and Android […]

  • Save some cash on gifts with Christmas drawing near on Friday’s ‘Free Shipping Day’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Retailers have one more trick up their sleeves, Friday is the 10th anniversary of “Free Shipping Day.” It’s a national shopping holiday, just like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Your packages are guaranteed to arrive by December 24th! For many retailers, there is no minimum to ship for free. Over 800 retailers are participating this year, including Target, Macy’s, Best Buy and JCPenney to name a few. Michelle Bogowith also found specials today at Levi’s, Macy’s […]

  • Which KCFD station can cook the best meal?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4’s Michelle Bogowith is changing up her foodie segments. She’s on a mission to find out which Kansas City Fire Department station can make the best meal. Stop 1: Station 19 in Westport used their Italian roots to whip up meatballs, chicken spedini and an artichoke dish. Stop 2: Watch FOX4 News at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 to see the next fire station she stops at.  

  • How much snow will KC get this winter? FOX4 meteorologists share their predictions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It has never happened before. Back to back to back years with single digit snowfall. The winter of 2015-16 saw 5.9”. The winter of 2016-17 was only 4.9”. And last winter, 2017-18 had 7.7”. Big snows have been non-existent. You have to go all the way back to February 4, 2014 to find a day that has had 3 or more inches of snow! This past winter’s dendrite deficit led us into a prolonged summer drought. Some […]

  • 5 easy, pun Halloween costumes you can make at the last minute

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re searching for a Halloween costume at the last minute, FOX4’s Michelle Bogowith is here to help. She’s got five easy (and punny) costumes you can probably make out of things in your closet — or at least with very little work. Smart cookie:  All you need is a graduation cap and gown and a package of cookies! It’s easy and it’s an extra treat after a night of trick-or-treating. Hawaiian punch: You just need […]

  • Drought continues to impact northwest Missouri, bringing water supply to critical levels

    HAMILTON, Mo. — The exceptional drought continues to plague parts of northwestern Missouri, with some cities and towns’ water supplies falling to critical levels. Zac Johnson, utilities director for the city of Cameron, said water has been a big concern for them for quite some time. Residential water restrictions have been in place since May, and they’ve now moved to their emergency phase with their water supply dropping below 40 percent. “We currently have four reservoirs,” Johnson said. “Right now, […]

  • Michelle’s Mystery Menus: The secret items you didn’t know existed on menus in KC

    Have you heard about McDonald’s “Poor Man’s Big Mac” or about Starbuck’s “Butterbeer Frappaccino”? Chances are you might not have… Because these are secret menu items! That got me thinking… what kind of local business’s have secret menu items right here in Kansas City? We set out to find some that you will have to ask for and try! Westport Coffee House Westport Coffee House has a secret strawberry cake that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! They also have […]

  • Michelle’s scoop on the best spots in KC for ice cream

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the summertime sizzle in full swing, we are all looking for ways to stay cool. And what better way to cool down, that with ice cream! Meteorologist Michelle Bogowith set out to find the best ice cream shops in KC. Here is what she found. Glace Artisan Ice Cream Glace Artisan Ice Cream is located just south of The Plaza on Main Street. They feature small-batch ice creams in classic & adventurous flavors. Betty Rae’s […]

  • Best patios in KC and what’s on their menus

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4 recently sent Michelle Bogowith on a very important mission to find Kansas City’s best patios. Not only did she find some of the coolest hidden gems around town, she also shared what each restaurant featured on their menu. Her favorites include: Browne and Loe in the River Market  Martin City Brewery Taco Republic The Jacobson The Grille at Park Place Vivilore The Filling Station Brick House KC

  • Get ready, KC: Experts say itchy oak mites will invade once again this summer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you remember the first time you were bitten by an oak mite and thought, “What was that?” FOX4 wondered why it seems these pesky oak mites seem to have gotten worse in recent years, and you won’t like what we found out. “They’ve kind of just burst onto the scene for us, very, very problematic for us,” said Lee Likins, a research instructor for the UMKC School of Biological Sciences. “I know I’ve been bitten […]

  • Don’t underestimate the costly damage hail can cause

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s one of the most underrated, costly weather disasters: hail. According to the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, hail causes $1 billion in damage to crops and property each year. And although “Hail Alley” is located where Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming meet, one of the costliest hailstorms in U.S. history started right here in Kansas City. FOX 4 meteorologist Michelle Bogowith breaks down how hail forms, how big it can get and what to watch for during […]

  • Cozy in KC with goulash and chicken and pasta

    In her ‘Cozy in KC’ series, FOX4 meteorologist Michelle Bogowith visits Grünauer and Trezo Mare.