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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
  • Is it worth it to join an office lottery pool?

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Many legal experts will tell you there is no advantage, and only downsides, to buying a lottery ticket with a group of coworkers in an office pool. Your odds of winning either Mega Millions or Powerball are roughly one in about 300 million with a small group of coworkers or with a single ticket you bought for yourself. The one thing that differentiates the two scenarios: the legal disputes and delays that very often follow when […]

  • ‘Please bring the bear back’: Beloved polar bear mosaic stolen from KC art studio

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The owner of a local art studio is hoping someone can answer a bizarre question: Who would walk away with a 50-pound polar bear? It sounds like a joke, but for a lot of people in one KC neighborhood, it’s no laughing matter. It’s not a priceless piece of art, but for neighbors and little kids, the bear became a kind of neighborhood mascot. “Oh my God, everywhere I walk the dog I hear, ‘I heard […]

  • Here’s why a change to bingo laws is on the November ballot in Missouri

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re a Missouri voter, you will soon have a decision to make on the future of bingo. It’s Constitutional Amendment 4, one you probably haven’t heard that much about. Although bingo games often benefit charity, they’re still controlled by state gaming laws. The November ballot proposal would change those laws a bit for bingo. If it’s approved, the Missouri Constitution would be amended to “remove language limiting bingo game advertising that a court ruled […]

  • Major development in Parkville gets initial green light despite residents’ concerns

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Parkville leaders have given the initial green light on a major development project that’s been a hotly debated issue. It means new hotels, restaurants, a housing subdivision and a baseball complex could soon be coming to Parkville, and some nearby homeowners said they weren’t given a voice during this process. “I don’t think the natural habitat was taken into consideration and the preservation of the natural wildlife,” Holli Starr said. The Parkville resident lives in a subdivision […]

  • Chiefs players spend day off teaching life lessons by fishing with metro kids

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — From sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles on Sunday, to catching his first fish on Monday, Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Xavier Williams is having quite a week. So how does catching a fish compare to sacking an NFL quarterback? “This is a little more satisfying,” Williams joked after catching a small perch. “This was a lot harder.” Williams and a handful of other Chiefs spent the afternoon fishing at a lake on the campus of […]

  • NYC theater star returns to Winnetonka High to inspire teens, choreograph show

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — William Bailey is quite a bit more than just the guest choreographer for Winnetonka High School’s production of ‘Chicago.” “I walk through these halls now a lot more confident than I did when I went here,” Bailey said. Bailey graduated from Winnetonka in 2007 and has gone on to smashing success in the New York theater scene. As a dancer, actor and choreographer, Bailey’s toured with national productions and has an impressive list of TV and […]

  • Blue Springs fights crime by building community on ‘Night Out’

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Taking a bite out of crime doesn’t always mean running down suspects with police K9 units. Sometimes there are more subtle, more powerful ways to prevent crime before it happens. “When you start interacting with people you get to know them and that’s important,” Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross said. Ross joined other city leaders and top police brass for Blue Springs National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday night. It was a free party and […]

  • Local expert says ‘new NAFTA’ trade deal good for metro’s economy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One local expert says, for local farmers and auto workers, there’s a lot to like in the so-called “new NAFTA.” “It’s not bad news,” said Raj Bhala with the University of Kansas. “It’s not bad news at all.” President Trump announced the new trade agreement, called the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA), late Sunday night. For workers at either the Ford Motor Company plant in Claycomo or the General Motors plant in KCK, the new trade […]

  • Baseball donated to Blue Springs Goodwill turns out to be historic piece of memorabilia

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A lot of donations come into the Goodwill in Blue Springs every day, including sports equipment, but one baseball was very special. It looked old and a little dirty, but it was signed by some of the most well-known players in baseball history. New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and Steve Balboni, who played for the Royals and the Yankees, all signed the baseball that was donated anonymously. JSA Authentication verified […]

  • Ford-Kavanaugh hearing not quite like Supreme Court spectacle in 1991, local expert says

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Many believe we’re about to watch history repeat itself Thursday in Washington D.C. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, and many are already making comparisons to the testimony of Anita Hill nearly three decades ago. But Matt Harris, a Park University political science professor, sees some crucial differences between Kavanaugh’s nomination process and that of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991. Like Kavanaugh, Thomas was […]

  • Woman dubbed ‘America’s Worst Mom’ touts ‘Free Range Kids’ movement in metro

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — People all over the country have been calling Lenore Skenazy “America’s Worst Mom” for 10 years. Now, she wears it as a badge. “To be called America’s worst mom is kind of great,” Skenazy said. Skenazy, who spoke Tuesday at Johnson County Community College, earned that dubious title in 2008 when she wrote a newspaper column explaining why she allowed her 9-year-old son to ride the subway in New York without his parents. After a tsunami […]

  • ‘Piano Man’ Billy Joel rocks with fans of all ages at Kauffman Stadium

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At Friday night`s highly anticipated concert at Kauffman Stadium, Billy Joel got the crowd on its feet right off the bat with one of his biggest hits: “Big Shot!” It was the first concert at Kauffman in 39 years, and the capacity crowd roared as if the Royals had just won a playoff game. The Piano Man kept fans on their feet throughout the show. But before Joel took the stage, fans of every age tailgated all afternoon. The […]