I joined FOX 4 in 2002 as a General Assignment/Traffic Reporter. A thrill of a ride flying in SKYFOX covering breaking news and traffic conditions around the region for several years.
In 2011, I moved to the anchor desk, to FOX 4 News at 9 a.m. and our Noon broadcast. If there is one constant in news, it’s change. No two days are the same, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Proud to call Kansas City home. I now co-anchor FOX4 News with Abby Eden each morning from 4:30-6:30 a.m. Then keep an eye on traffic through 9 a.m. I hop back in the co-anchor role for the 9 a.m. show.
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PLATTE CITY, Mo. — Five years: That’s how long it took for one retired Marine veteran to find the right treatment while battling with post-traumatic stress disorder. But with the help of a lot of people and a promising new technology, he is peeling back the layers of mental illness and finding his new mission. ‘It just didn’t click’ Jesse Bennett’s homecoming, reuniting with his wife after months and months, was captured in a happy photo. “We had done this […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This month, crews will close several ramps in the Interstate 435 and Interstate 70 interchange on the Missouri side, and they won’t be reopened until the end of 2020. This Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., crews will close the right lane of eastbound I-70 from 18th Street to Cleveland to place signs, equipment and detour routes. That’s all prep work for the major work coming up. The Missouri Department of Transportation will […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Repairs to the Buck O’Neil Bridge began Saturday, and that means big adjustments are ahead for a lot of metro drivers. The bridge is more than 60 years old and faces major structural problems. The Missouri Department of Transportation said it needs to repair expansion joints, replace cables and work on the main pier in the Missouri River. All that work means no access for those who take the southbound lanes into downtown Kansas City. One […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Metro drivers, be prepared for some delays this weekend due to two road construction projects on Interstate 435 and Interstate 470. I-435 will be closed near 210 Highway beginning Friday night through early Monday morning. Northbound lanes will close at Front Street, and southbound lanes will close at 210 Highway. Crews will bring I-470 down to just one lane in each direction starting Friday night through early Monday from Prior Road to Blue Ridge Boulevard. FOX […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals General Manager Dayton Moore’s charity ‘C You In The Major Leagues’ is having a unique fundraiser on Saturday and Nick Vasos is participating! A total of three rotating teams play for Wiffle Ball supremacy on a field designed by HOK, the same firm that designs and builds arenas worldwide. They hope to raise $75,000 at Saturdays event. The event is sold out but you can still bid online for one-of-a-kind memorabilia like signed an Eric Hosmer signed bat, a […]
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Five Belinder Elementary students recently teamed up to raise money for Wayside Waifs. In Sepembter Addison Jones, Milly Bertch, Devon Van Hoesen, Audrey Youngers and Mack Renko started planning in Mr. Enslow’s fourth-grade class. Once their plans were finalized, they needed permission from the principal. In October they placed five buckets throughout the school. Each kid stood by the bucket nearly every day before school and encouraged students to donate. There were contests between the grades. Winners got to wear crazy hats […]
Stephanie Gummelt began playing guitar and writing songs when she was about 12. From there, she entered into local talents shows. The 18 year old said she has been inspired by artist such as James Taylor. Although this is not reflected in the music she plays, she said she is inspired by the lyrics. Find out what inspired the teen to try out for American Idol and how she felt about her audition as she joined FOX4’s Nick Vasos.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Get your ear plugs, sunglasses and beverages ready, because NASCAR is back in town this weekend. Sitting in the grandstands close to the action is what racing fans love. But other folks get to soak in the race a whole different way. Come along with FOX 4’s Nick Vasos on a behind the scenes tour of the most exclusive spots inside the Kansas Speedway. Events open to the public begin Friday at the speedway with the […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They’re wild. They’re crazy and some of them can even fly. Each year, teams of people from across the country attempt to fly home-made aircraft in an event that’s turned more slapstick that an aviation competition. However, a group of guys known as Team Connie from the Kansas City’s National Airline History Museum hopes to change all that. They’ll be heading to Chicago this weekend for the Red Bull Flugtag Competition where they hope to bring […]
A grandparent/grandchild relationship is a special one with many benefits to children. Managing expectations and setting boundaries can lead to a successful relationship with grandparents. The Family Conservancy has tips on how to nurture a relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren. 1. The grandparent/grandchild relationship is a special one, with many benefits for children. 2. Communication is the key to a successful relationship with grandparents. 3. It’s okay to set boundaries with grandparents, and share your parenting beliefs with them. […]