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
  • Campaign for new downtown KC stadium could be led by fans, not politicians

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s an obscure, citizen-led mechanism that could pave the way for the long-debated downtown stadium for the Kansas City Royals (and possibly the Chiefs). With a new owner in place for the Royals, discussion of a downtown stadium is heating up once again. Although there seems to be little appetite among local leaders to make a downtown stadium a top priority, there is one mechanism to bankroll a project that could be spearheaded by taxpayers and […]

  • Gov. Parson, other dignitaries celebrate $30 million in upgrades planned for Truman Library

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson headlined an impressive list of dignitaries who came to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday to celebrate the completion of a $30 million capital campaign at the tourist attraction. The upcoming upgrades represent the largest renovation project at the museum since Truman officially opened the facility in 1957. The museum and library are closed right now but will reopen when the redesign is complete next fall. “Thousands and thousands […]

  • Principal testifies in case of Catholic school teacher alleging she was fired for being pregnant and single

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Testimony resumed Wednesday at the Jackson County Courthouse in the case of a Kansas City Catholic school teacher who claims she was fired for being pregnant and unmarried. Michelle Bolen worked at St. Therese Catholic School in the Northland from 2000 to 2015. Bolen’s lawsuit alleges she was terminated and subjected to harassment after carrying out her duties as a teacher, while pregnant and single. Bolen is suing the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joe and Carol […]

  • Three teachers excused from jury in Catholic school teacher’s lawsuit against diocese

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — About three dozen prospective jurors were dismissed on Tuesday during jury selection in a lawsuit filed by a former Catholic school teacher who claims she was fired for being pregnant and unmarried. Michelle Bolen alleges she was terminated from her position at St. Therese Catholic School in the Northland in 2015. The diocese disputes these claims and insists Bolen’s contract wasn’t renewed because of performance issues that had nothing to do with her pregnancy. Bolen worked […]

  • A day for the dogs! With pup-cakes and photo shoots, spending on dogs still soaring

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On International Dog Day, there’s no shortage of ways that a doting dog owner can shower their four-legged-friend with love and attention in Kansas City. “They’re a part of my family, my fur-babies,” said Amy Muller at Three Dog Bakery on KC’s Country Club Plaza. At Three Dog Bakery, dog owners can load up on a “Mar’GRR’ita Pupcake” or a “Dogo Taco” from a wide selection of treats that would make anyone (dog or human!) drool. […]

  • Waiting for the green light: Missouri racks up $13M in medical marijuana application fees

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Aspen Jewel at Hemp Haven in Lee’s Summit is one of thousands in Missouri hoping to get a foothold in the state’s new medical marijuana industry. “This is the brink of something amazing,” Jewel said. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received a total of 2,163 applications to grow or sell medical marijuana by Monday’s deadline. Interestingly, the application system received about 1,200 in the final three days, including 800 in the final 24 […]

  • MoDOT wants input on four proposals to replace Buck O’Neil Bridge downtown

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  There are some big plans to replace the aging Buck O’Neil Bridge in downtown Kansas City, and MoDOT is urging drivers who use the bridge on a daily basis to give the agency some feedback. The agency is holding what it calls an “online public meeting” with a video that shows the four options being considered to replace the bridge. The four plans range from not building a new bridge at all, to building a massive […]

  • Kansas City Catholic school teacher says she was fired for being single and pregnant

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro woman says she was fired from her job at St. Therese Catholic School in the Northland because she was pregnant and unmarried. In a lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Michelle Bolen alleges she was terminated from her position in July 2015 and subjected to harassment and humiliation from school officials. The diocese disputes these claims and insists Bolen’s contract wasn’t renewed because of performance issues that had nothing to do […]

  • Two KC cops commended after rescuing stabbing victim while in New Orleans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two veteran police sergeants with KCPD appeared genuinely surprised to receive a hero’s welcome at KCI Airport on Friday afternoon. But it’s been an unusual 48 hours for Justin Pinkerton and Todd Templeton, who just returned home from a weeklong convention in New Orleans. “I got plenty of love, plenty of shout outs for it,” Pinkerton told FOX4. Pinkerton and Templeton rushed to the aid of a man who had just been stabbed in the chest […]

  • Stalled road project in Platte Woods now estimated to cost 3 times original price

    A portion of N.W. 72nd Street has been closed for repaving since late May, and for the last five weeks, the project has hit a road block.

  • Two big road work projects will slow down first day of school in Park Hill School District

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Any parent will tell you the buses run a bit behind on the first day of school. But some students and parents are bracing for major delays on the first day back in the Park Hill School District, and it has nothing to do with families snapping pictures and videos at the bus stop. Two major road construction projects will have an impact on three schools in the Northland district. A portion of N.W. 72nd Street, […]

  • ‘How do I dial on this?’: New pay phone in Lawrence stumping youngsters

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — With public pay phones disappearing all across the national landscape, it’s not often you hear people making a stir about a newly installed pay phone. “The response online has been startling,” laughed Brad Allen, executive director at the Lawrence Downtown Library. While many have jokingly asked when the library will next set up a telegraph station, Allen said there’s still a need for phones in public places. Allen also believes it can be shortsighted to assume everyone […]

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