Rob Low is an Emmy Award winning reporter who joined FOX 4 in 2004.
He began his career in Grand Junction, Colorado as a weekend weatherman. Since then he’s spent time in Fort Myers, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana reporting on hurricanes, serial killers and Mardi Gras Celebrations. His favorite Kansas City story involved exposing a couple who claimed to have sextuplets.
Rob went to high school in Juneau, Alaska and college at the University of Washington, Seattle. He now lives in Overland Park with his wife and two daughters.
He likes to travel, play basketball and catch fireflies with his girls.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You might assume it’s impossible to kill someone with your car and not face charges, but it’s happened in Jackson County. Eighteen-year-old Blake Gresham was a tow truck driver working on the side of the Kit Bond Bridge (Interstate 35) August 27th, 2012 when he was killed by a passing trucker. The man who police say hit him, Thomas Wyatt, has never been charged. “They’ve done nothing. They didn’t write the guy a ticket,” said James Gresham, […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Powerful wind gusts sent a 70-year-old oak tree onto a house in the 7900 block of Ward Parkway Plaza Thursday night. The couple who lives there weren’t home at the time and neighbors say it’s doubtful they can move back in anytime soon. “Just based on the structural damage you know, I don’t know that you can salvage something like that,” said Scott Cook, who lives two doors down. Massive branches punctured the home’s attic and […]
PLATTE CITY, Mo.– A Platte County judge picked July 21st for the third murder trial of Mark Woodworth during a motion hearing on Friday. The Chillicothe man has been convicted twice of murdering his neighbor in 1990, only to have both convictions overturned. Woodworth walked out of court on Friday a newlywed. The man freed in 2013 after serving 17 years for the murder of his neighbor, Cathy Robertson, got married three weeks ago. Woodworth and his attorney decided not […]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has announced a plan to reopen the Rainbow Mental Health Facility that the state shut down nearly three years ago. This news could be especially good for law enforcement. Law enforcement officials say that too often cops have to take people with mental illness or drug abuse problems to jail because the place they really belong doesn’t exist. The reopening of Rainbow Mental Health will help address that overwhelming need. The state […]
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Lawrence police are looking for 19-year-old Sarah Brook Gonzales McLinn after the body of a 52-year-old man was discovered in her home late Friday evening. According to Lawrence, Kan., police, officers were dispatched to McLinn’s residence in an effort to contact her, after family members told officers they hadn’t heard from her since January 14. When police arrived at the home, located at 2905 W. 26th Street, they discovered the body of a deceased man inside the […]
BASEHOR, Kan. — The parents of eight-month-old twins in Basehor say the $100,000 operation their little boys need can only be done in Texas. Blake and Lance Tranckino were born with craniosynostosis, a birth defect where the joints between bones in a baby’s skull close prematurely. “So right now, their brain is growing long ways instead of being out, so they don’t have pressure on their brain right now. But if doesn’t get fixed it will lead to that,” said mom […]
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An Independence couple was listed in critical condition on Tuesday after police said they were shot in their own driveway by their neighbor, who is a registered sex offender. The shooting happened at a duplex in the 300 block of W. Farmer around 6:30 a.m. The victims are Carl Bryant, 62 and his wife Pam Bryant, 61. Late Tuesday afternoon, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s office charged Jeff Wahl, 69, with two counts of assault and armed criminal […]
MISSION, Kan. — Prosecutors say Chris Symington had just completed probation for his first crime by two days, when he then committed crime number two at a Hobby Lobby in Mission. Now instead of being sentenced to probation, he’s going to prison. Symington, 38, will serve six months in a state prison after admitting he tried to use his cell phone to secretly record video under a woman’s skirt at a Hobby Lobby last April. Prosecutors say he was in […]
LIBERTY, Mo. — The 240 ton transformer has reached its destination at the Nashua Substation near Smithville, Mo. By all accounts the planning and preparation paid off with a smooth move from Liberty to its final location. As of early Friday morning, I-435 had a lane closed in each direction between Woodland and 169 Hwy. Crews were cleaning up the third of three temporary median crossovers. Interstate 435 on the north side of the interstate was expected to fully reopen […]
PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — A 17-year-old girl was charged Wednesday in Platte County with involuntary manslaughter after police say she gave a homemade drug to a 15-year-old boy that killed him. Krista Meeks is charged with causing the October death of Ethan Rickman, 15. Prosecutors say Meeks told them she knew people could die from it and because of that, wouldn’t try it herself. “She knew it had very harsh and violent effects and had known that others had died […]
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas man has been charged with murder in the first degree for the death of a woman found in a motel room in Kansas City, Mo. in April 2010. Prosecutors believe Curtis Horn, 38, strangled Lakeisha Ross, who was 34 years old, and then burned her body. Firefighters found her body on April 10, 2010 at the Relax Inn Motel, located at 6300 Blue Parkway. DNA connected Horn to her murder after he was arrested for […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A six-year-old girl suffered a concussion on her school bus ride home last Friday afternoon. The parents of Aliah Bilberry are upset that the bus driver didn’t call them, the girl’s school or Apple Bus company dispatch after the incident. “No father should ever experience his daughter coming home with a bloody face,” said Kevin Bilberry. “How could someone neglect a child and leave her riding on the bus, possibly unconscious with an open head wound? How […]