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
  • Some Northland businesses slowing down with 9 Highway closed due to flooding

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — A stretch of 9 Highway in Riverside remains closed in both directions because of the recent flooding. Crews shut down the portion of highway on Saturday, and while it’s creating headaches for some drivers in the Northland, some nearby shops say it’s having an impact on the foot traffic they’re used to seeing. “Usually we have more traffic in the evenings,” said Josie Rawlings, who works at Made in KC at the Village at Briarcliff. “I think […]

  • Secretary of State Pompeo returns to Kansas, dismisses talk of running for Senate

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strayed from his prepared speech a bit Monday to address the elephant in the room: a potential return to Kansas politics. Pompeo delivered the keynote address Monday at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. The event, organized by the State Department, is in advance of the full summit in the Netherlands in June. Monday’s speech represented Pompeo’s first official visit to the metro since becoming Secretary of […]

  • Sprint says new 5G network will boost KC metro economy, drive innovation

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sprint’s new 5G network will roll out in May in Kansas City and eight other U.S. cities, and company officials say the blazing fast connection speeds will mean much more than just a “faster phone.” “I think with 5G in Kansas City, we’re going to be a magnet to attract a lot of innovation,” said John Saw, Sprint’s chief technology officer. Saw foresees the network as being a game-changer for everything from private business innovation and […]

  • Lawmakers push for changes to how Missouri colleges handle sexual assault cases

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –There are two bills in the Missouri legislature that, if passed, would drastically change how colleges and universities in the state handle allegations of sexual harassment or assault. State Sen. Gary Romine is sponsoring one of the bills that would alter how schools conduct investigations into Title IX violations. Signed into federal law in 1972, Title IX was enacted to ensure both genders are equally represented in things like college athletics. But in recent years, the federal […]

  • Kansas City’s 94-year-old Meyer Circle Fountain out of commission — again

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Less than two years after a $1 million makeover, the Meyer Circle Seahorse Fountain is once again in need of a repair job. “It makes me very sad because we just spent so much time getting it completely replenished and back up and going,” said Sandy Bradt, who lives near the fountain. “And it was gone for a long time.” In 2017, neighborhood groups and private foundations raised just over $1 million to completely renovate the […]

  • Kansas City’s bid to host games in 2026 World Cup enters its final phase

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Soccer fans all across the metro are crossing their fingers as Kansas City remains on a prestigious short list to host some World Cup games in 2026. And some civic boosters involved with the city’s bid application say the economic impact of hosting the World Cup could top half a billion dollars. “World Cup will transform our city there’s no doubt,” said Kathy Nelson, the president of the Kansas City Sports Commission. Nelson is also on […]

  • Three reasons the Kansas City mayor’s race lacks sizzle, so far

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We’re less than a month away from the primary election in the race to pick a new mayor in Kansas City mayor, and, to this point anyway, most would agree there isn’t a lot of buzz for this election. Experts say it’s surprising more people aren’t thinking about the race — considering what’s at stake. FOX4’s Pat McGonigle met with some long-time political observers in the metro, and they agree that it’s a little peculiar. While […]

  • ‘Mormons’ no more, local church leaders stress new language

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — This week, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ramped up an ongoing campaign to phase out terms like “Mormons,” to refer to church members. This week, the church announced websites, email, and social media accounts referencing “Mormons” and “LDS” are being phased out. “If people are hearing us for the first time and we introduce ourselves as ‘Mormons’, they miss on the opportunity on the fact that we do worship Jesus Christ and that […]

  • With big basketball tournaments coming to town, beware of ‘March Madness’ ticket scams

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — It’s the most exciting time of year for college basketball fans. But experts warn, for many people every year, “March Madness” becomes March sadness. Every year fraudulent tickets for college basketball tournament games flood the market, and Kansas City will have more madness than most places in the country with both the Big 12 Tournament starting next week, and the NCAA Midwest Regional also happening at the Sprint Center at the end of the month. That’s […]

  • Local human trafficking survivor shares powerful story, calls for more awareness

    OLATHE, Kan. — A local survivor is on a mission to spread awareness about human trafficking and the role we all have in doing something to stop it. Loni Kuriakose kicked off a series of four presentations on human trafficking Monday night at the training center for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. She’s a professional speaker with an inspiring personal survival story as a victim of human trafficking. As a young girl, she described an ideal childhood playing softball in […]

  • Locals reflect on anniversary of Patsy Cline’s final performance in KCK before tragic death

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Patsy Cline’s final performance happened in KCK 56 years ago this weekend. Cline headlined a benefit show at Memorial Hall on March 3, 1963. Two days later, she died in a plane crash on her way home to Nashville. “I can remember her coming out on the stage in that white gown that she wore that day,” Don Jolley said. “It was a benefit show for a radio DJ’s family, a guy by the name of […]

  • After shedding 80 pounds at 50, NKC woman says it’s not too late to turn your health around

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — It’s only fitting that with February being “American Heart Month,” a local woman is sharing her message that it’s never too late to make radical changes with your health and well-being. “I just knew that I didn’t want to be the person I was becoming,” Karen Bailey said. Six years ago, not long after she turned 50, Bailey shattered her knee cap after slipping on wet pavement. Ironically, that serious injury served as the alarm Bailey used […]

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