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Nicole DiAntonio is an award-winning reporter and anchor who joined the FOX4 team in September 2015. You can catch Nicole anchoring the weekend morning show or reporting during the week.
During her time at Fox4, Nicole has covered national stories including the devastating Oak Grove tornado, 2016 presidential race and the Royals’ World Series run. One of her favorite reports was a series called “Women at Work,” where she focused on inspiring women working in different male-dominated fields.
Nicole moved to Kansas City from Virginia where she was an anchor and reporter at WHSV in Harrisonburg. During her time there, she won an award from the Associated Press for her reporting. She covered a variety of stories, including the U.S. Senate race, the Hannah Graham murder and the UVA Rolling Stone rape article.
Nicole started her career at WCAV in Charlottesville, Va. She graduated from the University of Virginia and is a proud Cavalier.
When she isn’t in the newsroom, you can find Nicole exploring different restaurants across the metro, spending time with family and friends and hanging out with her 20-pound Maine Coon cat, Mason. Nicole loves any music with a beat and believes a perfect day must include a good belly-laugh.
Nicole wants to hear from you! If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, be sure to contact Nicole at Nicole.DiAntonio@wdaftv4.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Recent Articles
  • KC father’s movement working to gets local dads involved in their kids’ lives

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro father who lost his son to violence is now turning his pain into purpose. Bishop Frank Douglas started the Heart of the Farther Initiative in honor of his son. “He was a great father and a doting daddy,” Douglas said. Since Cameron Douglas’s death, his father has become a resource for other families by starting the initiative. The movement encourages fathers to be actively involved in the children’s lives. “Do your job. What you […]

  • Petition to change MLK Boulevard back to Paseo presented to council, taking next step

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The debate over the Paseo’s name change to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Jr. continues. An ordinance was introduced Thursday before the Kansas City Council to bring the historic street’s name to the ballot. That came after more than 2,400 people signed a petition to change the street name back to the Paseo. Helen VanHecken brought the petition before city council Thursday. “To be honest with you, it was easier than we could have ever […]

  • KCPS dives deep into data trying to pinpoint problems and develop efficient solutions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The school year may be winding down, but right now, Kansas City Public Schools remains busy finding ways to fill seats, save money and work more efficiently with charter schools. A presentation given Thursday went through a lot data that included financing, transportation and how to keep students in the school district through 12th grade. The big takeaway: They cannot fix these problems alone. This leaves administrators coming up with a lesson plan as the last […]

  • With donations down and need up, Salvation Army in Independence asking for help

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Every day hundreds of people walk into the Salvation Army looking for help. Now, the Salvation Army of Independence needs your help supporting programs, like the summer day camp scheduled for June.   Maj. Corp Officer Ken Shiels said they’ve seen fewer donations this year as well as a greater need for help. “Christmas time, we came about $10,000 short of our goal. While some might think that is not a whole lot of money, it is,” […]

  • Independence business owner still waiting for action on frequently flooded intersection

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A metro business is flooded with water and frustration after promises turned empty. Fairmount Liquors has flooded eight times in nearly five years all because of a dispute about who’s responsible to fix a broken culvert. Driving down 24 Highway between Independence and Sugar Creek, it’s become business as usual at Fairmount Liquors. Several times a month before heavy rain, they remove every item from the bottom shelves to prepare for possible flooding. “I watch the weather […]

  • Headstone missing for decades finally returned to proper resting place at Olathe Memorial Cemetery

    OLATHE, Kan. — After nearly four decades, the missing headstone of WWII veteran Ellen Josephine Rossi was returned to her family. Gerardo Calderon discovered the headstone one week after moving into his Kansas City home. He posted the image on Facebook hoping the community would help track down the family. On Wednesday, Ellen’s brother Verne Zugenbuhler and her son Allen Rowe thanked the man who made the discovery and drove the headstone back to Olathe Memorial Cemetery. “To me, I […]

  • KC man looking for answers after finding WWII veteran’s headstone in his front yard

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro man found a piece of history buried in his front yard. It belongs to a World War II veteran. Gerardo Calderon moved into his Kansas City home exactly one week ago. While doing some spring gardening, he stumbled upon a headstone belonging to Ellen Josephine Rossi. He quickly figured out two things: She served our country in World War II and died in 1980. What he didn’t know: “Did someone get buried here? I […]

  • ‘Answering the call’: Local organization helping injured, sick metro officers in need

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We call police when we need help. Now, some metro officers are calling on an organization in their time of need. The organization is called Answering the Call. KCPD Officer Sarah Olsen first met the founder of the organization after being diagnosed with ALS almost a year ago. Olsen spent most of the last decade fighting for her community. Now, the community is joining her in the fight for her life. “This is the hardest thing […]

  • ‘What Were You Wearing?’ exhibit confronts visitors with powerful message

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — In the United States, one in three women and one in six men report experiencing sexual violence during their lifetime. A question they’re often asked is, “What were you wearing?” In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Johnson County Community College has a new display capturing students’ attention with that very same question. “Just seeing the clothes there you can really say ‘oh my gosh, that looks like something I have… It could have been anyone,'” […]

  • Local family collecting empty soda cans for money toward wheelchair accessible home

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The cost of building a wheelchair-accessible home can quickly add up. For one Independence family, the community is helping them to reach their goal one soda can at a time. Fifteen-year-old Hunter and 12-year-old Cody were both born with spinal muscular atrophy, a rare, genetic condition causing a loss of movement. “They have never been able to stand up, crawl or roll over, and they’ve been using power wheelchairs since they were about two,” said the boys […]

  • KCPD detective who took his own life saves over 70 lives through organ donation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officers face danger every day in the line of duty, and off-duty, the danger continues. First responders are more likely to take their own lives than to be killed on the job. It’s a reality that KCPD Det. Chris Garcia’s family knows all too well. Garcia joined law enforcement because he loved to help people, and he loved the work he did with KC police. He was awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the […]

  • Shocked friends identify, mourn Kansas City man killed in house explosion

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Close friends have identified the man who died Wednesday in a house explosion as Melvin “Lee” Mecker. Mecker owned Buddies KC bar in Midtown. On Thursday, friends gathered at his bar to share stories of their loved one. Melinda Hudgens first met Mecker nearly 35 years ago. She described her friend as a kind, loving man who always wanted to lend a helping hand. “If you needed a hand out and he could do it, he […]

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