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McGonigle comes to FOX4 from KSDK-TV, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was morning anchor for the last six years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Saint Louis University, and a master’s degree in mass communications, with an emphasis in broadcasting, from Emerson College in Boston.

McGonigle has received numerous broadcast awards, including a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news; three Regional Emmys for Best Morning Newscast, Spot News and Community Service; First Place Series Reporting from the Associated Press; and the Nebraska Association of Broadcasters Silver Award for In-Depth Investigative Reporting.

Recent Articles
  • Missouri lawmaker proposing right-to-work law again despite decisive August vote

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just a few months after Missouri voters soundly rejected a proposed ‘right to work’ law at the ballot box, there’s yet another attempt to bring it back. Incoming State Sen. Eric Burlison, a Republican from the Springfield area, is proposing Senate Bill Number 63 in the upcoming legislative session next month. The bill aims to restore what voters defeated by a decisive margin (67 percent to 33 percent) in last August’s election. “This issue is beyond […]

  • KC businesses, attractions prepare for road closures ahead of Trump’s KC visit on Friday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at a law enforcement convention Friday at the Kansas City Westin at Crown Center. Nearby popular attractions are hoping for a normal day of operations — with some adjustments. During the president’s last visit to Kansas City in July, the Secret Service directed tow trucks to haul away 33 cars parked on streets near the Municipal Auditorium where Trump spoke at a VFW convention. Union Station officials are hoping […]

  • Just in time for Christmas, Kansas launches new unclaimed money website

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Christmas is coming early to 1.5 millions Kansans. On Wednesday Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner announced a new, Christmas-themed online database where people can find out if they have unclaimed money or property. “Go to ChristmasCash.ks.gov to find out if you have unclaimed property,” LaTurner told FOX4. “It’s easy to search for your name, you can also search for family or friends.” LaTurner said the state is holding about $350 million for 1.5 million people who […]

  • Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes surprises youth football team with shopping spree

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — The youngsters with the KC United Youth Sports and Education Initiative thought they were gathering at the Dick’s Sporting Goods in Leawood for an end-of-the-year party. Little did they know, they were in for the surprise of their young lives. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes surprised the kids, walking up behind them during a group picture. Then the kids got to go on a shopping spree with one of the most popular guys in KC. Each […]

  • Consecutive snow days for metro schools can be juggling act for working parents

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A day off from school meant a day of high-adrenaline sledding for 7-year-old Tristan Uzcanga at Brookside Park’s famous “Suicide Hill.” But for his working parents, a snow day, to say nothing of consecutive snow days, is a different kind of high-wire act. “It’s hard for families,” said Isaac Uzcanga, Tristan’s father. Isaac Uzcanga and his fiancé, Ashley Barney, have devised a snow day network of coworkers, family and friends to help with child care, in […]

  • Big crowd rings in holiday season at KC Mayor’s Tree Lighting at Crown Center

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A few thousand people took advantage of mild temperatures on Friday night to watch the traditional Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Crown Center. After a festive holiday music program, Mayor Sly James flipped the switch to illuminate the 100-foot tree and the rest of the plaza. Local YouTube star and contributor on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kalen Allen, shared the honors with James. A brief fireworks show, accompanied by music, filled the night sky following […]

  • Local CBD stores prepare for medical marijuana business after Missouri votes to legalize

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When they quit their jobs earlier this year to open Hemp Life Kansas City, co-owners Danielle Friedrich and Jay Humfeld heard a lot of criticism. “We gave up our day jobs. We gave up everything,” Humfeld said. “We rolled the dice, and we were laughed at and criticized by a lot of people.” With the passage of Amendment 2, legalizing medical marijuana in Missouri, Humfeld and Friedrich may have the last laugh. “It’s a good feeling […]

  • Hemp, marijuana’s cannabis cousin, could be local cash crop in Missouri and Kansas

    MAYSVILLE, Mo. — Josiah Godbey’s 10-acre family farm in Maysville has been idle for many years. But the 25-year-old Army veteran hopes he’s sitting on a gold mine. Godbey is one of many who plans to apply for a state license to grow industrial hemp in Missouri’s new pilot program. “Hemp used to be a huge part of Missouri’s agricultural history,” he said. Godbey, and many others, are hoping our region’s hemp history repeats itself. After applying for a license […]

  • Local experts not surprised by FBI data showing rise in hate crimes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Newly released statistics from the FBI show a 17 percent increase in hate crimes, nationwide, in 2017. It marks the third consecutive year in which the number of reported hate crimes grew. The FBI tabulated 7,175 hate crime incidents last year compared to 6,121 in 2016. Racial and ethnic bias topped the list of motivators for hate crimes with 59.5 percent of the total hate crimes reported. Attacks against Jewish people accounted for 58 percent of […]

  • Local company honored at Chiefs game for making hiring veterans a priority

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fans at Arrowhead Stadium stood up and cheered on Sunday as the Black Daggers, the official U.S. Army Special Ops Command Parachute Team, fell from the sky and landed on the turf before kickoff. The Army demonstration highlighted the Chiefs’ Salute to Service game on Veterans Day. The pre-game ceremony honored veterans and local companies supporting the military. On the field, taking special pride in our veterans, were officials with Kraft Tank Corporation from KCK. “We […]

  • Medical marijuana can still get you fired despite amendment passing in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Supporters of Amendment 2 rejoiced Tuesday after Missouri voters approved medical marijuana. For people like Candace Baier, whose son has epilepsy, it’s a life changer. “People in huge amounts of pain, people who have PTSD, all kinds of illnesses can benefit from this,” Baier said. Thousands of Missourians with qualifying conditions will benefit from medical marijuana, eventually. It’s going to take a couple months before the new amendment is implemented. But if Missouri is like other […]

  • Metro truckers urge drivers to share the road in wintry conditions

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Travis McGinley is one of the elite drivers for Kansas City’s Star Transport trucking company. But even with his calm nerves and years of practice behind the wheel, the first dose of winter weather can give this veteran trucker a rough ride. It’s not so much the slick roads that make the wintry conditions stressful. It’s the careless, sometimes reckless, attitude of other drivers on the road. “Sometimes (other drivers) signal, sometimes no signal,” McGinley said. […]