I love what I do, love working at FOX 4 because I’m interested in people and their stories. I especially love stories that show the human spirit– our kindness, survival skills, determination and stubbornness– all the things that motivate us and make us unique and exceptional.
I have two adult daughters. They keep me young and make me old at the same time. It’s also interesting– and sometimes frustrating– to see life through their eyes (and their Gen-Y/Millennial perspectives!)
Much has changed since I took my first television journalism job many years ago. But it’s still about you– the reader, the viewer– and telling stories that matter and supplying you with an assortment of news that you need to hear, that you’ll find interesting or compelling.
Thanks for coming to fox4kc.com. Come back often.

Recent Articles
  • 80-year-old Kansas City man held on $1 million cash bond over long history of gun threats, retaliations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An 80-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in Jackson County with multiple felony counts for allegedly pointing a gun at a man and woman he believed had stolen pipe from his business. For those charges, he’s being held on one million dollars cash bond. David Jungerman, 80, faces charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class B felony), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class E felony), Assault 4th Degree (Misdemeanor) and Armed Criminal Action. According […]

  • With tears running down their cheeks, people wait silently on I-49 overpass for slain officer’s body to pass by

    CLINTON, Mo. — Supporters and mourners gathered along highways and overpasses on Friday to honor Officer Ryan Morton as his body was transported back to Clinton, Mo., from the Jackson County medical examiner’s office. FOX4 had several crews at various locations along the procession route, as the SUV hearse carrying Morton’s body traveled down 71-Highway to Interstate-49 and then onto Highway 7 surrounded and followed by police cars and motorcycles. FOX4’s Kerri Stowell talked to people waiting on the 140th […]

  • Woman found dead from gunshot in Kansas City home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating the shooting death of a woman Friday. They say just before 10 a.m. Friday, Ashley Roberts was found dead inside a home near 60th Street and South Benton. Neighbors heard arguing going on inside the residence, but weren’t certain if the woman lived there. Police said Roberts’ death is now being investigated as a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. A Go Fund Me page has […]

  • UPDATE: Missing 75-year-old woman from Lenexa found dead in Topeka hotel

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A missing 75-year-old woman from Lenexa was found dead Thursday in a Topeka hotel room, officials say. When Lenexa Police issued a Silver Alert Thursday, Georgia R. Miner had not had contact with relatives or friends since March 2. According to family, Ms. Miner exhibited signs of dementia and had gotten lost while driving errands in the recent past. Miner also took medication and it was unknown if she had it in her possession. Topeka Police […]

  • Fire crews join forces to fight Lee’s Summit grass fire

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Several fire departments are working together to put out a grass fire in Lee’s Summit near Highway 50 and Milton-Thompson Road. The Prairie Township Fire Protection District fought the fire that began as a ‘controlled burn’ but then got out of control. The fire ended up burning 25 acres, but no homes or structures were damaged and there were no injuries. Below are some of the pictures our FOX4 news crew took from a distance:

  • Woman arrested at home where Clinton officer was killed delivered meth for gunman in exchange for bill payments, police say

    CLINTON, Mo. — Tammy Widger, 37, the Clinton, Mo., woman police encountered shortly before they were hit by deadly gunfire Tuesday night, has been charged  in Henry County with one count of felony delivery of a controlled substance and one count felony keeping or maintaining a public nuisance. A Henry County 911 operator sent Clinton police officers to a home at 306 West Grandriver Street where they encountered Widger.  On the 911 call, an operator could hear two women arguing […]

  • Missing 78-year-old man told family he was lost and hasn’t been seen since

    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — Police are looking for 78-year-old Billy Enloe, who was last seen Wednesday, March 7 and was possibly driving to Harrisonville, Mo. His family contacted him about 5:30 p.m., and he told them he was lost. Then his phone went dead. He was driving a silver 2010 Chevy Silverado truck with Missouri license plates 25A 6XZ. Mr. Enloe is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 240 pounds. He has gray hair. If you know where he […]

  • Kansas City driver ends up tire-deep in wet concrete on Wornall

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A RedditKansasCity user posted an interesting picture that’s being shared around Kansas City. ‘DedLobster’ posted a picture of a car that somehow ended up in a freshly poured concrete patch on Wornall. Watch the video above in which FOX4 news and traffic anchor Nick Vasos explains the disarray happening on Wornall between 75th and 85th streets. He says there are so many construction zones and lane alterations and curves that drivers really must be alert.  

  • Watch: KU’s spirit rally in Power & Light District

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thursday is a day full of people and rallies and fun at Kansas City’s Power & Light District. Fans are crowding into the event-space, wearing their team’s colors, hoping their particular Big XII school advances in the Big 12 tournament! KU’s rally was at 11 a.m., and FOX 4 streamed it live. You can watch it again in the player above.

  • Recipe: Banana Coconut Butter Cups

    March is National Nutrition Month. Ameristar’s pastry chef Victoria Swanson has a recipe for healthy chocolates that are keto, paleo and vegan diet friendly. They contain no added sugar, and are dairy free and low carb. Chef Victoria uses them as an option for our hotel amenity platter –  the “chocolate plate” that guests can purchase for delivery when they stay in our hotel. The platter comes with chocolate- dipped strawberries and during the month of March, this healthier version of […]

  • Clinton police officer killed in line of duty was sent to wrong house by traced 911 call

    CLINTON, Mo. — Authorities said Wednesday that Clinton police were actually sent to the wrong house Tuesday night when they were responding to a 911 call that led to three officers being shot, one of them fatally. Missouri State Highway Patrol said Wednesday afternoon that Clinton officers were sent to 306 West Grandriver Street for a 911 call in which Henry County 911 operators could hear two women arguing in the background but no one was directly speaking to operators. […]

  • WATCH: Students hold ‘walkout’ at St. Teresa’s Academy in KC to advocate for gun control

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students of St. Teresa’s Academy held an organized walkout Wednesday to advocate for gun control and to honor Parkland shooting victims and others who have suffered as a result of school shootings. Participation in the walkout was completely voluntary. Those who did not wish to join gathered in the school’s auditorium. Watch the walkout and the students who spoke in the video player above. “No matter your thoughts on gun control, being out here with us […]