Monica Castro joined the FOX News team in August 2021 and brings more than 10-years of reporting experience to the newsroom.
Monica is a native of Houston, Texas, but considers the Midwest her second home. She fell in love with the area after attending Kansas State University where she graduated with a journalism degree.
She got her start as a reporter and multimedia journalist not too far down the road in Topeka, Kansas, where she worked at KSNT. From there, she worked in Bryan/College Station, Texas, at KAGS HD News. She returned to Kansas and worked at KAKE News, the ABC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas, for nearly 5 years. Her work in Wichita included covering the Kansas City Royals’ Road to the World Series and traveling down to Houston, Texas, to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It’s a story that hit very close to home.
She also reported on national news stories while at WHIO in Dayton, Ohio, such as the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes where 19 tornadoes touched down across the Miami Valley. She was the first on the scene for WHIO following the Oregon District mass shooting where a gunman killed 9 people and wounded more than a dozen others.
Monica is happy to call Kansas City home. In fact, it’s been a long-time dream to work in KC! Plus, it brings her closer to her twin brother who has lived in KC for a decade now.
When Monica isn’t working, she loves catching a game! She loves ALL sports, and you can catch her rooting for her Houston, KC and K-State teams. She’s a foodie and loves trying all the new food spots in town.
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