FOX4 news producer for the midday and 5PM weekends. Also writes for the web. Previously worked at KSPR 33 in Springfield, MO as the 5AM and 6AM news producer and for weekend nights. Studied digital film and creative writing at Missouri State University.

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  • More earthquakes occurring in Kansas, but none have broken the record for most powerful quake

    RENO COUNTY, Kan. — Earthquakes keep rocking Kansas this year. It might have some people a little on edge about whether the state can expect a large-scale earthquake. The good news: It’s pretty unlikely for Kansas to see a quake like the ones that rattle California. There isn’t an active enough fault-line to produce the more damage-heavy tremors. An investigation is underway to find out why the state has received so many quakes and what can be done to prevent […]

  • Visit Four Rivers Conservation Area this September for early teal season

    RICH HILL, Mo. — Before the temperatures drop too low, nature lovers should head to the Four Rivers Conservation Area south of Kansas City. It’s one of the best places to go for sight-seeing, teal hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Flooding this spring and summer altered wetland habitat turf at the Four Rivers Conservation Area. The Missouri Department of Conservation worked hard over the past few months to recover habitat for the waterfowl hunting season. It has taken months for […]

  • Dark lore of Skidmore, Missouri, inspired a movie premiering next year

    SKIDMORE, Mo. — A small rural town in northwest Missouri sets the stage for a new movie about violence, disappearance, and mystery. Kansas City filmmaker Clayton Scott will debut his first feature film next year. Inspired by the crimes and lore of Skidmore, the film centers around the chilling, but fictional, disappearance of Susie Potter. Below the Fold is set a decade after the girl vanished. Two journalists uncover a nerve-racking new detail in the cold case. This leads the […]

  • USDA job openings pop up in Kansas City ahead of big relocation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dozens of USDA job openings are listed online for the Kansas City market. This comes as the United States Department of Agriculture prepares to relocate its headquarters to Kansas City. The jobs pay well. Some come with a six-figure salary. These jobs include anything from writing grants, biology research, social science research, rural community development, statistics, auditing, accounting, and office administration. The USDA job openings, in part, are a result of a large exodus of workers […]

  • Sunflower fields perfect for pictures in and near Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Escape city life this holiday weekend and take a trip to a sunflower paradise. The yellow flower emblematic of Kansas typically is at its peak bloom around Labor Day weekend. Some fields got off track due to a difficult weather year with an extra dosage of rain and flooding in spring. A large portion of sunflowers in the Kansas City area will hit peak bloom in September, and some flowers may keep their yellow petals till […]

  • Nature events in Missouri this August

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Step away from the office and go outside this August. This helps renew the mind and inspires creativity. Late summer provides a great deal of activity for wildlife, plants and even space. This August you’ll need to be on the lookout for young skunks in the fields, turtles slowly crossing roads, and snakes hidden on trails. The annual late-summer songs of the cicadas have already picked up at night in Kansas City. Expect to see squirrels […]

  • A guide to finding the right wedding venue in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Barns, churches, hotels, gardens, and museums make up the more than one-hundred possible wedding venues in the Kansas City metro. It can be really difficult to narrow down the selection to one place for the bride and groom or for wedding planners. This guide intends to simplify that process. Considering the large number of reception areas available in KC, it’s worth noting that this article couldn’t hope to cover all locations. The article can, however, shine some light […]

  • Learn more about Kansas City’s sister cities and possible travel destinations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With a dozen sister city affiliations, Kansas City residents have the chance to learn more about other cultures, travel destinations, and to help build stronger connections globally. The City of Fountains recognizes at least 12 sister cities on four different continents. A twin town program came into fruition under President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. He partnered with civic leaders, such as Kansas City’s own Joyce Hall, to create stronger bonds with people in the U.S. […]

  • Wineries to visit in the Kansas City area this summer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The state of Missouri is a hot spot for wineries. According to a study from Wine & Vines published in 2018, there are around 8,391 wineries in North America. About 7,760 of those wineries are in the United States. California leads the country in wine production with 3,674 wineries. But Missouri is one of 13 states that have more that 100 wineries with 125 locations. Kansas has 23 wineries. (Scroll to the bottom for a list […]

  • 86 years later, a dark day in Kansas City remembered

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday marks 86 years since mobsters gunned down and killed four law enforcement officers and a criminal fugitive at Union Station railroad depot. It was the morning of June 17, 1933. The killings of four peace officers and the prisoner has gone down in history as the “Kansas City Massacre.” The mass shooting led to a major FBI policy change: agents began carrying firearms. Back then a new house cost around $5,750. A loaf of bread […]

  • Supporting farmers markets after months of flooding

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After months of flooding in the Midwest, farmers have a tough year ahead of them to grow, harvest, and sell crops. Flooding levels haven’t been seen this high in Missouri and Kansas since the 1990s. The problems with flooding this year come at the same time the United States Department of Agriculture announced it will move its core operations from Washington D.C. to Kansas City. Employees turned their backs June 13, 2019 in a silent protest […]

  • The first African-American Catholic priest in history takes a step toward sainthood

    QUINCY, Ill. — The first black Roman Catholic priest in the United States could soon be canonized as a saint. Augustus Tolton had a short and challenging life. He was born April 1, 1854 in Brush Creek, Missouri into a slave family. Brush Creek is an unincorporated community in southern Laclede County in southwestern Missouri. The area is four miles southwest of Lebanon and about one mile north of Caffeyville. I-44 passes about one mile to the southeast. The Vatican […]

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