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. — Former Kansas City Royals owner David Glass, who died last week at the age of 84, presided over some of the most epic moments in local sports history over the last two decades. But to the people who knew him, it was his close attention to the seemingly little details that set him apart. Toby Cook, the Royals VP of public affairs, recalls the effort Glass always made to stress the importance of family. “He would […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David Glass, the former owner of the Kansas City Royals died last week, the team confirmed Friday. He was 84 years old. Glass purchased the Royals in 2000 for $96 million and owned the team for 20 seasons. Before buying the team, Glass was a former president and CEO of Wal-Mart from 1988 to 2000. Under Glass’s care, the Royals reached the World Series for the first time in 2014, losing in seven riveting games to […]
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Expectations are soaring, in some circles, for Missouri’s first legal industrial hemp harvest in 70 years. “Well I’d say, ‘Slow down and take it easy,'” said Bill Cook with the Missouri Hemp Association. After a pilot program last year, Missouri growers, once they’ve attained a license, can now grow hemp and sell the fruits of their harvest to a buyer in the rapidly growing CBD oil industry. It’s important to know that hemp isn’t marijuana. It’s a […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second year in a row, the road to the Super Bowl will go through Arrowhead Stadium. But home field advantage isn’t what it used to be. In fact, one fan-tracking company is predicting that Tennessee Titans fans will make up 25% of the crowd at Sunday’s AFC Championship Game in Kansas City. According to Vivid Seats, based in Chicago, that’s by far the largest percentage of visiting fans for all of the NFL postseason […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri is now one of five states where lawmakers are debating proposals to ban transgender athletes in certain activities. Republican State Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, from northeast Missouri, is pushing for a resolution that would ban student athletes from competing in events as the gender they identify with. If passed, the amendment to the state constitution would require athletes to only participate in events based on the gender on their birth certificate. “I started seeing in the […]
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. — Baker University is a long way from the famous home field of the iconic Dallas Cowboys. But it’s on this small campus in Baldwin City, Kansas, that the Cowboys new head coach, Mike McCarthy, developed the passion and leadership skills that would take him to the pinnacle of the coaching ranks in the National Football League. On Wednesday, the Cowboys introduced McCarthy as the team’s new head coach. At his last stop with the Green Bay […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you haven’t been there in a while, you might not be aware, but there’s a major renovation happening at Kansas City’s historic City Market. Last month, the city closed down the portion of Walnut Street that crosses through City Market, between 5th and 3rd streets. The plan is to repave that portion of Walnut Street to open it back up for two-way car traffic later this spring. “With the growth of the district, and just […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A celebrity appraiser with an expert eye is helping curators at Kansas City’s Arabia Steamboat Museum estimate a value for the collection while also setting the stage for a potential new home for the recovered artifacts. “This is the King Tut’s tomb on the Missouri,” said Timothy Gordon, an appraiser known for his appearances on the TV show “Antiques Roadshow.” “There are things in here that are untarnished and incarnate and as new.” Dave Hawley, the […]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Reactions to the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in the local Iranian-American community appear to be mixed. Even for two metro men with a lot in common. Dr. Hossein Saiedian and Dr. Hossan Zand were both born in Iran and both earned PhD’s at the University of Kansas. But they couldn’t disagree more on whether the United States’ military strike against Iran was in the best interests of the two countries. For Saiedian, an esteemed […]
SMITHVILLE, Mo. — The first day of the new year presented a familiar problem for one metro fire department. “We were unable to respond to two medical emergencies,” tweeted Chief Dave Cline, with the Smithville Area Fire Protection District. “What if the medical calls were critical in nature? What if the ambulance crew needed assistance moving the patient?” Cline elaborated on the difficulty of covering 112-square-mile district primarily from one station house. “I definitely don’t play the doom-and-gloom game with […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From tornadoes to trophies and tragedy to triumph. As we embark on a new decade, FOX4 is taking a look back at the major events and personalities that made the last decade so memorable in the Kansas City region. A span of years that brought us the KC Streetcar, a World Series celebration and the dawn of an exciting new era for the Kansas City Chiefs. 2015 – Royals World Series celebration The Kansas City Royals […]