Now calling KC home, Stephen is from St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri. After stints as a writer for the Reykjavik Grapevine and a page designer/copy editor for various newspapers throughout the southeast US, he went back to school to study Graphic Design.
During his summers away from school, he worked as a production assistant in reality television. He worked as a production assistant in the FOX 4 studio before earning a position as an Interactive Content Producer.

Recent Articles
  • Overland Park man charged after allegedly blackmailing woman he met on Bumble for sex

    OLATHE, Kan. — An Overland Park man is now facing charges after he allegedly blackmailed a woman he met on a dating app by threatening to release topless photos of her unless she had sex with him. Joshua Gilliland, 38, has been charged with blackmail, stemming from an incident in January, in Johnson County. Court documents say Gilliland met the victim using the dating app Bumble. The victim told police she invited him over to her Olathe home where they […]

  • Lee’s Summit police attempting to identify suspects in cash scam

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three men believed to be involved in what police called “a quick cash scam.” Police released photos of the three suspects, as well as a vehicle Wednesday morning. If you can identify them, please contact Officer Egan at (816) 969-4168, reference case #18-2352 or send us Lee’s Summit Police a message on Facebook.

  • Prosecutor determines no charges against officer who fired 13 shots, killing OP teen

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced Tuesday that the officer who shot and killed an Overland Park teen will not face charges. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe and Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez hosted a news conference at 10:30 a.m. to release the findings of the Officer-Involved Shooting Team’s investigation into the shooting that occurred Jan. 20, 2018. John Albers, 17, died as a result of that shooting. An official investigation determined the shooting […]

  • One person shot during attempted carjacking

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was shot during an attempted carjacking Saturday afternoon. Police said the shooting happened when three black male suspects approached the victim and asked him for a ride around 2 p.m. Saturday near Otter Road and Sni-A-Bar. When he said no and tried to drive away, one of the suspects reportedly shot him. The victim crashed his vehicle and the suspects fled the scene. The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. […]

  • Vicki Lawrence, star of Mama’s Family, has an active website and it is an internet time capsule

    Prepare to look back in time. To the dawn of the Information Age, when phrases like “hacker,” “cyberspace,” and “information superhighway” emerged into the cultural vernacular, but were still just abstract references to a future we could not yet comprehend. Gaze upon the personal website of Vicki Lawrence, star of the 1980’s hit sitcom “Mama’s Family.” Web designers out there, brace yourselves. Vicki’s website is a true internet time capsule. This relic has somehow checked all the boxes of a […]

  • Couple married nearly 70 years pass away just minutes apart

    SKOKIE, Ill. – Issac and Teresa Vatkin were holding hands when they passed away this weekend. Their daughter Clara, who immigrated to the United States with her parents in the 1960s from Argentina, shared the story of their enduring 69-year marriage. “They were wonderful people. They were in love,” Clara says. “Never let a fight divide you, separate you. Never go to bed angry. Make sure you kiss each other when you go to bed. Those are the things that […]

  • Man receives 203-month sentence for killing roommate thinking she was a zombie

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — The man charged in the January 2016 murder of an Overland Park woman has been sentenced to 203 months in prison. Christopher Wallace was charged with 2nd degree intentional murder of the Jan. 18, 2016 killing of his roommate, 35-year-old Jennifer Lopez. Wallace said he was on “some bad meth” when he attacked Lopez, thinking she was a zombie, according to court documents. Prosecutors said Wallace had used methamphetamine, which he later said may have been bad, […]

  • Man who tried to stop gunman at Olathe bar and grill: “Stop the fighting, love one another”

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With tears in his eyes, the man who ran toward the bullets at an Olathe sports bar while others ran away relayed a sincere thank you to the men and women who helped save his life the night he and two other men were shot. Ian Grillot and Justin Green, the surgeon who cared for Ian when he arrived at the hospital, spoke with media Tuesday at The University of Kansas Hospital. They were joined by Lee Norman,the Chief […]

  • Artist behind Obama “HOPE” poster releases new series ahead of Trump inauguration

      WE THE PEOPLE ARE GREATER THAN FEAR That’s the message emblazoned on the latest public offering by artist Shepard Fairey. Fairey has released a set of posters ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20. Fairey, the artist best known for his “HOPE” posters used during Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, collaborated with artists Jessica Sabogal and Ernesto Yerena to create the “We The People” series, with Fairey’s contribution sharing a similar red, white, and blue illustration style as […]

  • Son of Kan. rep. dabs during his dad’s swearing-in until Paul Ryan calls him out

    @jonward11 Here's the clip. — Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) January 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — The congressional swearing-in ceremony of a new Kansas representative had a bit of an awkward moment when the new lawmaker’s son dabbed in the middle of the proceeding, and Paul Ryan called him out on it. Rep. Roger Marshall (R), representing Kansas’s 1st district, defeated the incumbent in the GOP primary, Tim Huelskamp, last year, and did not face a Democratic candidate in the general election. On […]

  • WATCH: Hockey player gets choked up during interview watching his son celebrate his goal

    ST. LOUIS — Edmonton Oilers forward and St. Louis native Patrick Maroon was proud to play in front of his hometown crowd in Monday night’s game against the Blues, but there was one fan in particular he was excited to have in the stands. His son, Anthony, proudly sporting his dad’s Oilers jersey, was cheering him on the whole way. And when Maroon ended up scoring a vital goal in his team’s 3-2 overtime win, seeing his son’s reaction was enough to […]

  • WATCH: This section of Route 66 ‘sings’ America the Beautiful

    TIJERAS, N.M. — Route 66 has long been called the “Main Street of America,” but when you hit a stretch of the road in Tijeras, New Mexico, it’s easy to see why… or rather, to hear why. A section of the historic highway just east of Albuquerque is known as the “Musical Highway,” because when you drive on it, the road plays a familiar patriotic tune. The road is lined with specially-designed rumble strips that, when hit at precisely 45 […]

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