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
  • KC church loses playground equipment in fire, but passion to help others still burns

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — A metro church is out thousands of dollars after a fire started right outside its doors. Grace Church of the Nazarene, near Spruce and Independence avenues, is now without a playground. But the senior pastor said if it weren’t for Kansas City fire crews’ quick reaction, it could have been a lot worse. “You know, another five minutes of delay, and it could have been a disaster,” Senior Pastor Tammy Carter said. Now melted to green lava […]

  • Cass County church searching for stolen van used for mission trips, Sunday transportation

    PLEASANT HILL, Mo. — A local church is asking for help to find something stolen right from its parking lot over the weekend. Its pastor says the donated vehicle helps “HIS Church” run. “Okay, so the van’s gone,” Pastor Tim Casteel said. “Let’s see what else God can bless us with.” Casteel noticed the White 1999 Ford E-350 was gone from the parking lot Saturday. Hoping someone will spot it, church member Erica Whaley heard the news and took to […]

  • Olathe man creating custom Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs from his garage

    EUDORA, Kan. — A nonprofit is going above and beyond for kids in wheelchairs, creating custom Halloween costumes. These over-the-top designs stop people in their tracks, especially the latest one for a huge Chiefs fan from Eudora who was surprised by all the bells and whistles. Eleven-year-old John Pittman gets to cheer on his favorite team inside Arrowhead Stadium, which also happens to be his costume this Halloween. “John’s personality is over the top, and the costume is over-the-top cool,” […]

  • Through peaceful protest, two metro women trying to make difference in Kurdistan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two women in the metro are trying to make a difference from half a world away. They’re holding a peaceful protest in Kansas City this weekend hoping to be a voice for the innocent in the Middle East, people who they say are asking for America’s help. “We’re very grateful for America. We’re still here, our lives are still intact here,” Hero Oakes said. “We can eat breakfast in the morning and not worry about dying.” […]

  • Chiefs fan set to drive more than 2 dozen rescue dogs to Denver — and catch the game

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — A Kansas animal lover is crossing state lines into Broncos territory for Thursday night’s Chiefs game. He’s making the 8-plus hour trip west in a special van, and it’s going to be a “paw-rty.” “I just enjoy doing it,” said Kevin Wright, a volunteer with Hope For Paws. “It gives me something to do, something to look forward to. ” Wright is retired and bought a large van with his own money to help rescue pets. “These […]

  • Metro 13-year-old charged for making threat using finger pointed like a gun

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A student has been charged with a felony following an incident at a metro middle school. “If someone makes a direct threat to another person to do harm to another person, that is considered criminal threat and that would be a felony,” Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said. Although Howe couldn’t speak to specifics in this case, he told FOX4 what his office takes into account in these kinds of situations. “Trust that there are […]

  • Growing trend of seasonal pop-up bars in KC metro poses a few legal questions

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo — Pop-up shops, interactive museums and bars have gained popularity across the country, which has also sparked curiosity in the metro: What’s legal and what’s not? Something spooky is rising above the Northland Theater. In North Kansas City, a temporary Halloween-themed bar has been a hit, hosting about 1,000 customers last weekend. It’s one of many pop-up bars across the country that’s seen success. “There’s no Halloween bars around, and that was our kind of favorite […]

  • ‘It was part of her survival:’ Truck driver paves way for metro couple en route to hospital

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo — A man trying to rush his wife to the hospital got stuck in rush-hour traffic. While they were boxed in, a box truck driver came to the rescue, and escorted the couple to Centerpoint Medical Center. Now, they’re searching for the driver who helped last Tuesday — without knowing it was a matter of life and death. “We don’t know who he was, but whoever he was,” 94-year-old David Martell said, “thank God he was there.” Martell […]

  • Clients say local cleaning company cleaned them out of thousands of dollars

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two metro families say they’re out hundreds, even thousands, of dollars after letting a local cleaning company into their homes. “Coff’s Home Services is the name of the company,” client Shelley Morton said. Morton said she let two women, Terra and Brandy Coff, into her home to clean. Over a four month span, Morton said they took away a lot more than just dust and dirt. “Thousands of dollars in electronics and some jewelry,” Morton said. […]

  • KC mural artist Sike Style celebrating loudest stadium in the world in new Chiefs poster series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This season, Kansas City artists are showing up to show off their love of the Kansas City Chiefs through a new Arrowhead Poster Series. If you’ve been to Westport recently, you might have already seen work from this week’s artist. Phil Shafer, better known as Sike Style, is the man behind that massive Patrick Mahomes mural on the side of Ale House. “The mural design inspired what the poster design is,” said Shafer, owner and lead artist […]

  • Kansas City police share gang language, helpful guide for local parents and kids

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gang intelligence investigators with KCPD are uncovering a hidden language that could help steer kids away from crime. “This is a great resource to even begin a conversation,” Sgt. Jake Becchina said. Kansas City police want to find new ways to curb crime and put young people on the right path. The latest idea involves the “Parents’ Guide to Gangs.” “If the possibility is out there to help even just one child with not becoming involved […]

  • As hazardous smoke seeps past the radar in operating rooms, a local hospital works toward change

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Surgeons and nurses take measures, all the time, to protect patients and themselves with different products, but there’s one hazardous byproduct that has seeped past their radar — surgical smoke. Now, a metro hospital is working to change that. Smoking cigarettes on airplanes was banned 30 years ago. We all know it’s because of the harmful effects on our bodies. Surprisingly enough though, people in health care are now dealing with similar hazardous exposure in operating […]

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