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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
  • Metro restaurants following national trend of ditching plastic straws to reduce waste

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More and more Kansas City restaurants and bars are riding the national wave of ditching the plastic straws. “It’s definitely a little more costly, but it’s worth it,” said Riley Ledford, a manager at HopCat in Westport. HopCat began using sustainable straws nearly 10 years ago. “These are made out of corn starch materials,” Ledford said. “They’re pretty bendy.” This month, major corporations like Marriott and Starbucks announced they are moving away from the single-use, plastic […]

  • Dogs rescued from South Korea, meant to be served as food, now up for adoption in KC

    MERRIAM, Kan. — Nine dogs that survived an incredible, intercontinental journey are now up for adoption in the metro. Great Plains SPCA teamed up with Humane Society International to save the animals from an illegal dog farm in South Korea where they were on track to be served as food for people. “Over in Korea, it’s part of their culture. Some people do actually eat dogs,” Jacob Meyer with Great Plains SPCA said. “So these dogs were on a farm. […]

  • 25 years later, metro residents look back at destructive, deadly Great Flood of 1993

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Twenty-five years ago this month, much of the metro was under water. Mike Quirarte at Margaritas on Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City says he still gets a little nervous every time it rains. “I’m 5-foot-9, and this is the ’93 watermark,” Quirarte said as he pointed to a painted hashmark near the ceiling of the restaurant. Quirarte and many others in the metro will never forget the Great Flood of 1993. That summer 25 years ago, […]

  • Locals hope to restore KCK’s famous Sauer Castle

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Built in 1871, there’s nothing else in the metro quite like the iconic Sauer Castle on Shawnee Road in Kansas City, Kansas. “It was one of the first buildings in America with indoor plumbing,” Jason Simmons said. “And closets! Closets were unheard of at the time.” The majestic mansion built by Anton Sauer, with its impressive central tower, has long fascinated many longtime residents. “I grew up with the castle, l love driving by it,” Brandi […]

  • Nearly a dozen flags stolen from massive Fourth of July display in Johnson County

    MERRIAM, Kan. — Before every Independence Day, dozens of volunteers coordinate an enormous array of 1,500 American flags along Merriam and Johnson drives to honor area veterans and fallen first responders. And every year, including this year, someone steals some of those American Flags. “It is truly a remembrance of those who have served or have lost their life serving this country,” said Anna Slocum, director of Merriam’s Parks and Recreation Department. “Why are people stealing flags? It’s very sad.” […]

  • Farmers from small Missouri town talk tariffs, trade war with Canadian diplomat

    HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. — A Canadian diplomat visited a small metro town Monday night to tackle a very big topic: how to patch up the suddenly strained relations between the United States and Canada. The small town of Higginsville, Missouri, likely isn’t what comes to mind when you think about a debate on international trade wars. But Canada in the No. 1 customer for Missouri exports, and talk of new tariffs have a lot of people in Higginsville — and the rest […]

  • Bobcat sighting in broad daylight raises concerns in Leawood

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — Gary Puhl said there’s nothing unusual about seeing woodland creatures like foxes and bobcats in his Hallbrook neighborhood. But he thinks there is something a little unusual about a pretty good sized bobcat Puhl, and many of his neighbors, have been seeing lately. “This particular one seems to be on the prowl during the day,” Puhl said. “And that’s got people concerned that it’s getting kind of bold and brazen.” Puhl’s wife shared a photo of the […]

  • Rock star janitor inspires kids at Independence elementary school

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Alo Key goes about his business as the head custodian at Three Trails Elementary in Independence with a smile on his face and a bounce in his step. “We are very lucky and blessed to have Mr. Alo Key here serving our students,” Kevin Lathrom, the school principal, said. You might say Alo Key has a song in his heart. But he also has a song on iTunes. And YouTube. Lots of them, many with hundreds of […]

  • Open auditions for ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ in KC on Tuesday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Game show casting producers will be looking for the next potential millionaire in Kansas City on Tuesday. Open auditions for the upcoming 17th season of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” will be at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. “We are looking for hundreds and hundreds of people for season 17,” Kristin Ierace, a casting producer for the show, said. “So the more the merrier. Come on out, take the quiz and have a […]

  • Naming KC street in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. could go up for vote

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The simmering debate over which Kansas City street, or other city property, to rename in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. could be headed for a city-wide vote in November. A group of religious leaders in the city have been gathering petition signatures to rename the Paseo for King. Kansas City Mayor Sly James and others have suggested potential alternatives, like 63rd Street or one of the terminal buildings at the new KCI airport. But city pastors […]

  • Now legal in both Kansas and Missouri, attitudes about CBD oil changing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bob Gillespie might not be the person you would imagine shopping inside an organic hemp shop, but he’s precisely the type of customer willing to buy CBD oil now that it’s legal in both Kansas and Missouri. “When I first started in the CBD business about three years ago, you didn’t see the Bobs coming in, but now people are more educated,” said Eric Banks, the owner of Organic Hemp Botanicals on 103rd and State Line. Gillespie had […]

  • Witnesses describe chaos outside courthouse after 2 Wyandotte County deputies shot in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — John Garcia walked out of the Wyandotte County Courthouse just after 11 a.m. Friday when the sound of gunshots sent dozens of people in downtown KCK into a panic. “Right when I was walking out, that’s when I heard two shots fired,” Garcia said. “We heard a shot. We heard boom!” Garcia said he had just wrapped up a routine legal hearing inside the courthouse when the tragic scene unfolded. A prisoner being transported between the […]