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
  • Police arrest six people in illicit massage parlor investigation in Johnson County

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — Olathe police announced the arrest of six people Thursday following a long-term investigation into illicit massage parlors all across Johnson County. Local law enforcement agencies, working with federal authorities, executed numerous search warrants at both commercial and residential locations. One of the locations searched by police was King’s Spa in Leawood, on State Line Road near 133rd Street. Workers at businesses in the same strip mall said they’ve suspected illegal activity at the spa for a couple […]

  • Not everybody’s on board with the proposed free bus fare in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After the Kansas City Council’s Transportation Committee gave the initial approval on a plan to subsidize bus fare, the full council could approve the plan on Thursday. Kansas City would become the first major metro in the nation to offer free bus service. City leaders estimate the plan to eliminate fares on KCATA bus service within city limits would cost about $8 million per year. While there’s disagreement at City Hall over how to close that […]

  • ‘Those filters are not set up to catch the N-word’: Racist email sent to metro students, staff

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A letter steeped in hate was sent to hundreds in Platte County. Nina Mathews says her 15-year-old daughter, a sophomore at Platte County High School, was traumatized after receiving a Google document, sent to her school email address, with a lengthy, hateful message directed at African-Americans. “My daughter’s upset. She’s nervous about going back to school,” Mathews said. Administrators at the Platte County R-3 School District said an investigation revealed the message was sent by a […]

  • No ordinary day: On 30th anniversary, local veteran recalls watching Berlin Wall come down

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As a 24-year-old Army MP in 1989, Bruce Fischbach still vividly recalls the day he witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. “My dad called, and he goes, ‘You know what’s going on over there?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I’m working my butt off,'” Fischbach told FOX4. “And he goes, ‘No, you’re part of history.'” Fischbach pushed for his assignment with the “Berlin Brigade,” and he found himself at the center of a drama that would […]

  • Missouri’s Sen. Blunt, Rep. Cleaver both say impeachment process should focus on facts

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver both say the impeachment process should focus on facts and shouldn’t be rushed. Blunt, a Republican, said that he’s looking into allegations that President Donald Trump engaged in improper conduct when he urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate the Biden family. “Well, I’m on the Intel committee. We’ve been asked on the Senate side to look at this,” Blunt said Friday. “At some point that might be […]

  • Jackson County sheriff’s deputies go on patrol, enforcing Halloween ban for registered sex offenders

    LEVASY, Mo. — While children and families made the neighborhood rounds to load up on as much candy as possible on Halloween, deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office spent the evening going door-to-door on a mission of a different kind. Under Missouri state law, registered sex offenders are forbidden from engaging in any Halloween-related activities with children. Registered offenders are required to remain at home, with outside lights turned off between 5-10:30 p.m. with a visible sign stating no […]

  • ‘My costume is not my consent’: KU students push serious Halloween message

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — While Halloween celebrations can be a fun time to become someone else, sexual assault prevention advocates say it can also be a time when some people lose their sense of boundaries and personal responsibility. “There’s this myth that’s really common, that we still sometimes hear in society,” said Kelsey Hunter at the University of Kansas Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center. “That what somebody’s wearing has anything to do with whether they’re giving their consent or has […]

  • Lenexa mom battling breast cancer says her magnificent haunted house fuels her fight

    LENEXA, Kan. — On the first day of October, Susan Leichter’s Lenexa neighbors know what they can expect. “Everyone expects this from us,” she said. “We’re known as the Halloween house.” But this year, Leichter has outdone herself. Her usual over-the-top decorations (a zombie woman in a rocking chair by the front door, skeletons on a sinking pirate ship on her front lawn) are now accompanied by an ambitious haunted maze in her backyard, complete with figures of Jason, Freddy […]

  • Park Hill School District approves plan to shift start times next fall

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In a unanimous vote on Thursday night, the Park Hill School Board approved a plan to shift school start times, beginning next fall. District leaders worked with an advisory committee and ultimately considered 32 different options. Like many school districts across the nation, the growing Northland district crafted the plan as a solution to a bus driver shortage. With the new school day schedule for the 2020-21 year, most of the middle schools in the district […]

  • Gettysburg of the West: On 155th anniversary, fight continues to preserve Battle of Westport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On the anniversary of what might be Kansas City’s most historically significant event, a local group is pushing ahead in a long struggle to preserve the noteworthy incident. “Westport was a battle the Confederates could’ve won,” said Dan Smith with the Monnet Battle of Westport Fund. On Oct. 23, the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Westport, Smith takes pride in the small victories his group has achieved but is quick to point out that a […]

  • National poll shows Chiefs fans’ confidence plummeting, but should we really panic?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Is it really time to push the panic button in the Kingdom? A new national poll shows overall confidence in the Chiefs is plummeting, but one expert says there’s one big reason why it’s definitely too early to sound the alarm. “There’s been a lot of freak out for the last couple weeks,” Todd Leabo with 810 Sports Radio said. Some fans told FOX4 they’re anxious and apprehensive, but don’t tell Andy Reid that. “We’ve got […]

  • Smithville opts for more research, public input on citywide, all ages flavored vape ban

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — Smithville leaders are pushing back the conversation on what’s believed to be the state’s first citywide ban on all flavored vape liquids, for people of any age. After hearing opposition to the proposal Tuesday, the Smithville Board of Aldermen decided to gather more research and offer more public input on the issue next month. “I have students that are in my youth group that I know have tried it,” Smithville Mayor Damien Boley said. “They told me […]

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