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
  • ‘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 […]

  • ‘I thought I was reading it wrong and then I felt betrayed’: Land owners unhappy with Jackson County tax hikes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of Jackson County homeowners have been complaining about the unforeseen property tax increases. One land owner, who’s been in the area since 1983, said he expects a small increase every year, but what the 2019 tax assessment showed sent him into shock. “I mean this is the biggest existential crisis I’ve had in decades,” Kip Wendler said. “And people don’t know it.” Wendler couldn’t believe his eyes when he got this year’s property tax assessments […]

  • ‘That was my baby’: Mother wants justice in Kansas City rapper’s killing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Annetta Authorlee said she knew something was wrong but didn’t know just how bad it was until her phone rang Saturday afternoon. “My heart dropped to the bottom of my stomach, Authorlee said. “Something went deadly wrong.” Police said Mack Jones was found dead in Kansas City, Missouri, near 66th and Monroe. The 30-year-old had been missing since Tuesday. His family spent this week posting fliers in the area. Now, his mother is looking for justice […]

  • Teen has critical injuries after shooting near 36th and Cypress Ave.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri police are investigating a shooting Saturday night that has left a teen with critical injuries. The shooting was reported around 8:45 p.m. near 36th and Cypress Avenue. KCPD tells FOX4 the male victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police are continuing to investigate what lead up to the shooting. No suspect information is available at this time. If you have any information regarding this incident call the TIPS Hotline at […]

  • KCK Fire Department issues reminder ahead of 4th of July: Not all fireworks are legal

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — You’ve seen them popping up all across the metro, stands and tents selling fireworks. There are 44 different places where you can buy fireworks in KCK alone. Fireworks rules are different depending on where you live. In some metro cities, even sparklers are illegal. In KCK, the fire department is inspecting stands to make sure everything you buy is legal to shoot off inside the city limits. “Be careful,” Fire Inspector Kelli Littlefield said. She makes […]

  • Michigan man cycles against gun violence as he travels through Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man, one bike and a wagon are making their way across the country, cycling against gun violence. Scott Hite made his way from Independence to the Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City on Monday morning. His sights are set on Montana with one message to spread along the way. “Just to wait,” Hite said. “The goal is to help somebody in that situation.” He built a nationwide 24-hour hotline for people who may be contemplating […]

  • ‘She was murdered’: Mom wants justice after 19-year-old daughter found dead

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are searching for the person who killed 19-year-old Breana Robison and left her 3-year-old son without a mother. Robison’s mom, Kristina Panos, got the phone call Saturday at 4 a.m. saying her daughter had died. “I just started screaming and screaming,” Panos said. Panos lost her voice after finding out she would never see her 19-year-old daughter again. “Nobody deserves to be shot, murdered,” Panos said, “She was murdered.” Police found Breana Robison […]

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