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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Close campaigns are often decided as much on personality as policy. Recent polls show a close race between Kansas City mayoral candidates Quinton Lucas and Jolie Justus with many voters still saying they are undecided. With election day less than a week away (Tuesday, June 18), FOX4 asked both candidates to reveal a bit more of their personal side, including favorite movies, books, music, U.S. Presidents and the last TV show they binge watched. Movies Jolie […]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — In its long history, Lakeside Speedway in Wyandotte County has seen its share of flooding, both in 1993, 2011. But the track has never had to cancel an entire summer season of Friday night races, and owner Pete Howey doesn’t plan on ending that streak this year. “I have promised everybody at least one race here, so I have to fulfill that,” Howey said. Mother Nature hasn’t made it easy for Howey to keep his word. […]
FORT RILEY, Kan. — Hundreds of civilians and military personnel gathered at Fort Riley on Thursday for a stirring tribute to the fallen on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France. Fort Riley is the headquarters for the Army’s 1st Infantry Division. The division paid a steep price on D-Day as 316 soldiers with the 1st ID died on Normandy’s beaches on June 6, 1944. “It is humbling. I think about their service, their courage and their […]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Dan Fedynich flew 33 missions as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 bomber during World War II. One of those missions happened on June 6, 1944. And 75 years later, the KCK man can still recall precise what he saw on that day, better known now, of course, as D-Day. “And you could see boats, boats, boats,” Fedynich said. “Seemed like little boats, big boats, all kinds of boats. And you couldn’t realize that this […]
CARROLLTON, Mo. — The flooding situation in Carrollton is not good. The river levels have been climbing all week, reaching a crest of more than 31 feet Tuesday night. The flood stage there is 20 feet. Four different levee failures in Carroll County created this situation. As a result, right now, 150 homes in Carrollton have been evacuated, and almost every state highway in and out of town is covered in water. On Monday night, the floodwater going over the railroad […]
HARDIN, Mo. — Many are comparing the recent flooding to the historic levels it reached in 1993, but some say things are different now. Brian Strider is a fourth-generation family farmer with a keen sense of history when it comes to flooding. “The differences between 1993 and 2019,” Strider said, “is that now we’re being more proactive than reactive.” Strider estimates about 300 acres of his family farm in Hardin are underwater, as of Monday night, because of flooding from […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s an invasive species that’s been wreaking havoc in states like Maryland and Arkansas for years. Now the Northern Snakehead fish has been spotted in Missouri. State wildlife officials are asking anglers to kill them if they reel one in. “The snakehead is not a demon. It’s not ‘Frankenfish.’ Its just another fish,” said Jake Allman, a biologist with Missouri Fisheries Management. “However, it’s one we don’t want.” The Northern Snakehead is native to Asia and […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In less than a month, Kansas City voters will pick a new mayor for the first time in eight years. While both of the candidates on the June 18 ballot have a great deal in common (both lawyers, Democrats and city council members) there are stark differences between mayoral candidates Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas. As the countdown to election day draws closer, FOX4 is working for you, highlighting the areas where Justus and Lucas have […]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — We’ve heard it over and over again: Today’s kids aren’t getting enough exercise. This week, a new study from the Cleveland Clinic Children’s made the case that the problem is even worse than we thought. So how do you get kids to put down their devices and get moving? Wyandotte County’s Vibrant Health decided to team up with players from Sporting KC to show what an active lifestyle and healthy choices look like. Sporting KC players […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jay Humfeld is one the many people who describe the legal herbal Kratom as a life-saver. “I used to take Adderall, and I’m completely off Adderall. I don’t need Adderall anymore,” said Humfeld, a co-owner of Hemp Haven in the city’s Crossroads Arts District. “I can stay focused. I can stay alert. I can do my job.” Kratom comes from a leaf in Southeast Asia and has been used as an energy and mood-booster in tea […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Plaza Middle School in the Park Hill School District isn’t closing, but parents, teachers, and students gathered for a celebration Tuesday as the unique mission of the school is coming to an end. “Plaza, as it is right now, is currently a 6th grade center,” said Tressa Wright, principal at Plaza Middle. “And this year we are sun-setting plaza from a 6th grade center into a 6, 7, 8th grade building.” For the last 10 years, […]