Regan Porter joined the FOX4 News team in March 2019. She is an energetic multimedia journalist ready to report stories that mean something to you.

Regan is no stranger to our community; she is a native Kansan. A visit to one of the Kansas City news stations in third grade actually sparked her interest in journalism!

She turned that dream into reality when she landed her first job at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas. For more than three years, Regan worked as a multimedia journalist, producer and morning news anchor there. She recorded, wrote and edited her own stories. Throughout her time in the Capital City, Regan covered breaking news, crime, high profile court cases, the legislature, local government and more. Her reporting and anchoring earned her multiple awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters and the Kansas City Press Club.

Regan first gained experience as a journalist through the 21st Century Program at Olathe Northwest, where she attended high school and earned an endorsement in Broadcast Journalism.

From there, she went on to play one year of collegiate volleyball at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. At that time Regan was a Hawk, but the Wildcats were calling her name. She transferred to Kansas State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with focuses in Digital Media and Spanish. Much of her time in Manhattan was dedicated to working at Channel 8 News, K-State HDTV and the Kansas State Collegian.

Philanthropy is a priority for Regan, as she has been a Master of Ceremonies for numerous events. She was humbled to be nominated as a 2018 Woman of Excellence for her work with the YWCA of northeast Kansas.

It is her daily goal to seek out and follow-up on stories that have an impact on people. Our community can rest assured that she will work to uncover the truth and report in-depth meaningful stories.

When she’s not working, Regan enjoys cheering on the Chiefs and Royals, working out and spending time with friends and family.

Recent Articles
  • Don’t throw away your shot at fairly priced Hamilton tickets — avoid the scams

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You can now register to see “Hamilton” at the Kansas City Music Hall this summer, and a new program called Verified Fan will help cut down on scalpers and bots. But the American Theatre Guild still warns of scams. “We want to make sure people are not paying inflated prices,” said Bethany Nesbitt, senior marketing director at the American Theatre Guild. To do that, Ticketmaster is offering Verified Fan registration. The new program allows people to […]

  • Johnson County Facebook group comes together for cancer patient

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Social media and Facebook pages can help reunite people with missing things and lost pets. Members of one Johnson County group are going above and beyond for the creator of their page, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. “It’s kind of a miracle the way the whole crazy thing happened,” Glenn Golden said. Golden is a lover of rescues and creator of the Lost and Found Pets of Johnson County Facebook page. He also has Stage […]

  • ‘I was shaking’: Missouri man from Sri Lanka waits by phone to hear family is safe

    TRENTON, Mo. — Sorrow Sunday around the world for the victims and survivors of a terror attack in Sri Lanka that has claimed the lives of over 200 people. FOX4 spoke with a Missouri family with deep roots in Sri Lanka. Anjalo Delile moved from Sri Lanka to Trenton, Missouri five years ago to be with his wife. Most of his family is still living in the small island country, and actually heard the blasts from the bombs early Sunday […]

  • Multiple law enforcement agencies respond to incident at Worlds of Fun

    Law enforcement officials say about 300 people, mostly juveniles, were involved in a fight inside @worldsoffun Friday night around 9p. @fox4kc — Regan Porter Fox4 KC (@ReganPorterTV) April 21, 2019 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Multiple law enforcement agencies were called to help the Clay County Sheriff’s Office with a disturbance call at Worlds of Fun Saturday night. Witnesses reported a fight breaking out between a bunch of teens around 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. outside Camp Snoopy. Police on […]

  • Local athlete helps kids in community after starting foundation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Stephon Camp started the “I Can Help” foundation to show kids in Kansas City how to avoid trouble and make a difference in their community. “Why isn’t anybody doing anything to help?” Camp stopped asking that question when he started the foundation last summer after driving by his old house in Kansas City, Missouri. “I was just seeing how hard poverty had struck my neighborhood, my old neighborhood,” Camp said. Less than a year later, Camp […]

  • ‘She was speechless’: KCK police replace 6-year-old’s stolen bike in a big way

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The KCK Police Department went the extra mile — literally — to make things right with a 6-year-old Friday. “These are her heroes,” Lexi’s grandma Theresa Garza said. Lexi’s heroes came out in full force after Garza posted on Twitter saying she had a “not-so-friendly” encounter with an officer on top of losing her most prized possession. “Her bike was taken,” KCKPD Juvenile Engagement Coordinator Elaine Moore said. “That’s tragic for a 6-year-old!” Moore knew she […]

  • Night to Remember prom back on thanks to KC community and Independence teen

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Hannah White and her friends will get to hit the dance floor this fall at the Night to Remember KC prom. It was canceled earlier this month due to a lack of donations. But the annual prom for teens with special needs is back on thanks to the local community who stepped up and mended a high school senior’s broken heart. White, the girl who helped make it happen, was head over heels when she heard the […]

  • Community gathers to remember Overland Park teen killed after being hit by car

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — It was a tearful and emotional Sunday night for students and staff from Oxford Middle School, as they gear up to go to school Monday with one less classmate by their side. Gracie O’Neill is one of hundreds who’s left asking ‘why’ after their friend tragically died. “It’s just been really hard,” Gracie said. “Just walking home from school. Backpack in one hand, trumpet in the other and out of nowhere, catastrophic,” Gracie’s mom Lisa O’Neil […]

  • KC community will remember crime victims long after national week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saturday marks the end of National Crime Victims Rights Week, but a local agency doesn’t want people to stop talking when the week is over. Healing Pathway Victim Service Agency invited family and friends of crime victims to the Gregg/Klice Community Center. One mom in attendance lost her boy to gun violence and is now lending a hand to those who know the same tragedy. Michelle Stephenson still feels the pain of losing her 16-year-old. Colby […]

  • ‘Autism Awareness Day at the K’ provides sensory-friendly environment full of smiles

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals and Autism Speaks teamed up to create an extra fun, safe and family friendly environment for people with autism at Friday’s game. Britton Howell was among several people on the autism spectrum who got to catch up with the players at batting practice. “I’ve got my Royals gear!” Howell said, pointing to the KC logo on his sweatshirt. “I think he’s going to be dreaming about baseball for weeks now,” Tracie Howell said. Tracie […]

  • Family calls traffic stop brutality, but Sugar Creek police call it failure to comply

    SUGAR CREEK, Mo. — An arrest caught on camera has led to claims of police abuse, but the metro department involved says things aren’t what they seem. It started at Sugar Creek City Hall. Police said they responded to a disturbance, which led to a slow-speed police chase and what Aaron Fletcher’s family calls police brutality. “I don’t care if you did break the law,” Fletcher’s sister Patrice Phillips said. “Have your day in court.” Phillips was brought to tears […]

  • ‘My heart hurts’: KC family grieves after young dad killed in wrong-way crash on I-435

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The family of an Independence man killed in a wrong-way crash on I-435 this week is speaking out against drunk drivers and seeking justice. “My heart hurts. My heart hurts,” Carolyn Barnes said as she cried with her family Friday. Barnes got a call from her son’s girlfriend early Monday with news that broke her heart and stole her first-born. “I said, ‘What, what?’ I couldn’t even think straight,” Barnes said. “She thought it was an […]

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