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
  • ‘The Gardner Griswolds’: Man making good on promise to couple killed in I-35 crash

    GARDNER, Kan. — A Gardner man is making good on a promise he made to a couple killed in a motorcycle crash last week. Josh Hutchison cuts into a tree trunk that once stood 18-feet tall in Jason and Julie Huen’s living room. In 2017, FOX4 talked with the couple, while they invited all of Gardner to come check it out. Hutchison met the couple when he spotted the monster tree on top of their car at QuickTrip. It was […]

  • ‘I was just terrified’: Friend recalls motorcycle crash that killed Gardner couple

    GARDNER, Kan. — David Snelling is left broken after two of his best friends, someone he called his brother, were killed in a motorcycle crash. “Just seeing them like that, they were so full of life,” Snelling said, “Always doing something and usually for somebody else.” Jason and Julie Huen were headed to an event hosted by the VFW in Overland Park on July 13. Snelling and another friend were riding with them. Although Snelling wasn’t hurt in the crash […]

  • ‘He just started shooting’: Woman wants change in neighborhood after witnessing deadly shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are searching for a man after one person was found dead, and two others were injured. Police say they were called to a Strip Mall near 37th and Independence Ave. on reports of someone being shot. A witness, who did not want to be identified, said she walked outside her home Saturday afternoon and saw someone shoot a man to death. “I guess a confrontation happened,” she said. “And he just started shooting […]

  • Picture of Robert Luckinbill

    Police shoot man with a knife near I-35 and NE Antioch Road in Northland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police shot a man who cut another person with a knife Friday in the Northland. KCPD Capt. Tim Hernandez said officers were originally called to near Interstate 35 and N.E. Antioch Road around 4:30 p.m. for a reported cutting call. When they arrived, there was a man there armed with a knife. KCPD has identified the man wielding the knife as Robert Luckinbill. Officers made efforts to try and get Luckinbill to drop the knife, but […]

  • Senior caregivers give tips to beat the brutal summer heat and stay safe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The summer heat can be brutal for people at any age, but it can be particularly dangerous for seniors. Elaine Syng grew up in South Carolina. Now, living in the Kansas City metro, she knows a thing or two about how to stay cool during the summer months. “We try to do our errands as early as possible,” Syng said. Syng works as a caregiver with Home Instead Senior Care. “I am a senior, but I’m […]

  • After local mental health advocate dies by suicide, shocked colleagues share resources

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The board president of the mental health support group NAMI Kansas took his own life over the weekend. Eric Harkness was deeply involved in the community as an advocate for mental health. After learning he died by suicide, many who worked with him are shocked. “I was sad that we lost an incredible voice,” said Monica Kurz, director of the KSP Resource Center. “He was an incredibly passionate voice and always really focused on how to do […]

  • ‘A real big gap’: Family left heartbroken after Gardner couple killed in motorcycle crash

    GARDNER, Kan. — A family is working through the pain of losing not one, but two people they love. A Gardner couple was killed Saturday after their motorcycle crashed. Jason and Julie Huen were on Interstate 35, just outside Gardner, when their motorcycle hit a deer and crashed into the guard rail. “I hear that thump like somebody’s at the door,” Julie’s mom Brigitte Decker said. It was a knock on the door Decker will never forget. She answered and […]

  • ‘They were family to us’: Friend remembers Gardner couple killed in motorcycle crash

    GARDNER, Kan. — A well-known Gardner couple is being remembered after they struck a deer on their motorcycle, killing them. Those who knew Jason and Julie Huen say there’s a hole in their heart that the couple used to fill. “We treat each other as family and they were family to us,” Friend Gloria Phelps said. She met the Gardner couple through a game on their phones and a group called “Pokemon Go Gardner.” “They were kind and generous people […]

  • Friends, fans come to cheer on Bubba Starling’s big break at The K

    After eight years, Bubba Starling got called up to play at The K with the Royals.

  • Woman arrested after allegedly pulling out gun, firing two shots while at Parkville DMV

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Officials arrested a woman Tuesday they say was armed with a handgun and allegedly fired two shots while at a Parkville DMV office. Darin Snapp with the Kansas City Police Department originally said no shots were fired, but an officer on the scene issued an update and said two shots were fired. No one was injured. The incident happened before 11:30 p.m. “I just had a feeling. But I just didn’t think we were all in danger. […]

  • Metro woman hopes she’s a shoo-in for Olympics

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Olympic hopeful Jessi Allen is not in medical school or out running, she’s working hard at Gary Gribble’s Running Shoe Store in the Ward Parkway Center. Allen hopes she’s a shoo-in for the Olympics after qualifying in a marathon in Duluth, Minnesota last month. “It felt really amazing,” Allen said. “I was not sure if I could run a 2:45. So to do it and be so much under it was just a dream come […]

  • Local rapper remembered by family and friends Sunday night

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Family and friends remember a local rapper with a balloon release Sunday evening. He was found dead in his car Saturday morning. “I’m just devastated, period, from the day that he went missing,” Mother Annetta Authorlee said. Family hadn’t seen Jones in four days. They got a call Saturday from police saying his body was found in his car behind an apartment building near 66th and Monroe. That’s the location friends and family wanted to remember […]

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