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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
  • Here’s why some Kansas counties will accept dozens of provisional ballots and others won’t

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Unaffiliated voters are creating a new twist in tallying the votes of Kansas’ primary election. On Monday, dozens of Kansas counties began canvassing nearly 9,000 provisional ballots from the primary election earlier this month. Some of the more populous counties, like Johnson County, will not certify the provisional ballots to the total vote count until Tuesday. In the tight race for the GOP candidate for Kansas governor, as of Monday night, Secretary of State Kris Kobach […]

  • Here’s how a recount of the Republican primary for Kansas governor would work

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the tight Republican primary race for Kansas governor still unsettled, a recount could be looming in the future. Allan Katz, an election expert with KC’s nonpartisan group American Public Square, predicts once all of the mail-in and provisional ballots are added to the Kris Kobach-Jeff Colyer race on Monday, one of them will request a recount. “Unless these other ballots are outside of what we’ve seen today, there’ll be a recount, and it will go on I’m […]

  • Democrat Laura Kelly not concerned about GOP uncertainty for Kansas governor race

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Democratic Kansas State Senator Laura Kelly says not knowing who her Republican challenger will be in November isn’t having any impact on her campaign for governor. “I really don’t care,” Kelly said. “We’re really focused on our message and where we’re going. And I don’t think Kobach or Colyer are good options for the state of Kansas. Both of them would take us back to the crisis and turmoil that we’ve faced these last eight years, and […]

  • Metro poll workers offer last-minute tips for voters for primary election

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “We’re ready,” Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker said. Poll workers on both sides of the state line spent Monday making sure all of the voting equipment is ready to go for what they predict to be high voter turnout for an August primary. Metsker says 34,000 people in Johnson County have already turned in ballots, taking advantage of early voting opportunities. That’s more than 8 percent of all registered voters in Johnson County. “The question […]

  • Jackson County sheriff candidates disappointed after judge cancels primary election

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “It couldn’t come at a worse time,” said Mike Rogers, a candidate for Jackson County Sheriff. Rogers and the other four candidates in next week’s primary election for Jackson County Sheriff say they will continue their campaign despite Tuesday’s ruling. A Jackson County judge ruled the county clerk violated the county charter by opening the candidate filing period for next week’s primary election to fill the sheriff’s seat. According to the charter, when the office of […]

  • At forum, Forte points out even more problems at Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Interim Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte is going public with more troubling issues he’s discovered in the department he inherited. At a Jackson County candidate’s forum Monday night in Grandview, Forte revealed there’s another retired county lawman who hasn’t turned in his weapon. “There’s a firearm out there that’s unaccounted for basically,” Forte said. Forte wouldn’t name the reserve colonel who is also believed to have kept his department radio and badge. “It’s alarming to me that […]

  • On 28th anniversary of ADA, metro residents with disabilities share 4 ways we can improve

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you drove down Main Street in midtown Kansas City on Friday night, you no doubt noticed the free music festival, tents and a small fleet of food trucks. The local nonprofit ‘The Whole Person’, which helps people living with disabilities lead independent lives, organized the July Jubilee Main Street Music Festival to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The free festival at 3710 Main St. continues Saturday from 8 […]

  • Chiefs fans flock to St. Joseph for training camp’s first open practice

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — It’s not just the start of a new season for the Kansas City Chiefs. With a new quarterback, it’s also the dawn of a new era. The Cox family from Joplin drove nearly four hours to get their first look at the 2018 Kansas City Chiefs. “He’s been waiting for this for 40 years,” Lindsay Cox said about her husband, Chris. And Chris Cox was not disappointed with the first open practice of the Chiefs training camp […]

  • Kansas City woman says someone tried to get her fired for protesting Trump

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City woman learned the hard way this week that, sometimes, free speech can come with a hefty price tag. “We’re allowed to disagree and have different opinions, but that shouldn’t mean that we have to call for someone to lose their job,” the metro woman said. FOX4 isn’t revealing  her identity because she said she’s already been harassed for going public with her opposition to President Donald Trump. The woman took a paid day […]

  • Overland Park police react to internet fame after lip sync challenge video goes viral

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Officer John Lacy couldn’t help but overhear a young girl, speaking to her mother, at a grocery store this weekend. “This little girl told her mom, ‘Hey mom, it’s the Day-O guy,” Lacy said. He’s getting used to being called “the Day-O guy” after the Overland Park Police Department released a lip sync video last week using the famous Harry Belafonte “Banana Boat Song.” “People are also calling the police department, wanting to speak to the […]

  • 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. […]