Zac Summers joined the FOX4 Kansas City news team in December 2017. He’s no stranger to the Midwest. He was born and raised in the eastern suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri and comes from a large family; he’s one of eleven children.

Zac most recently worked in Central Texas, where he was anchor for the weekday evening newscasts.

He started his journalism career in Eastern Washington, where he was a morning reporter/weekend anchor.

When he’s not working, Zac enjoys being outdoors—preferably on the water—watching football, cooking; he also dabbles in karaoke.

Zac is excited to call the City of Fountains home and encourages you to reach out anytime, even if it’s just to say ‘Hi!’ You can connect with him on Facebook and/or following him on Twitter. You can also reach him at


Recent Articles
  • ‘Drink at your own risk’: Residents in rural Missouri town fed up with murky, smelly water

    WINSTON, Mo. — People living in one rural Missouri town north of the metro are afraid to drink their water. Residents in Winston have been questioning the quality of their water for months. The source is Daviess Public Water Supply District No. 1. “You know, you can’t just pack up and move because the water’s not good,” said Arvella Eaton, who has lived in Winston for 40 years. When FOX4 stopped by her house Friday afternoon, the water appeared to […]

  • ‘Incredibly inspiring’: Kansas City bans conversion therapy for LGTBQ minors

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The City Council approved an ordinance Thursday prohibiting conversion therapy in Kansas City, Missouri. Applause and tears erupted inside council chambers as council members unanimously passed the ban on the controversial practice, which tries to change someone’s sexual orientation. “I feel like we’ve made great progress, and I feel like we sent a message to LGTBQ youth that they are loved, accepted and appreciated in our city,” said Zachary Mallory, a LGBTQ advocate. Mallory willingly went […]

  • ‘I am broken’: Mother devastated after daughter, granddaughter killed in Clinton fire

    CLINTON, Mo. — A grieving mother lost not only her daughter but also her granddaughter Tuesday morning in a fire in Clinton. “I just want people to treasure every moment they have with people that they love,” Margie Briggs said. Investigators said the fire inside 27-year-old Taylor Briggs’ Clinton apartment appears to be accidental. They think the hard-wired smoke detectors might have been disable, which in this case proved deadly. Now Taylor’s family is heartbroken by the tragic loss. They’ve […]

  • Local car enthusiasts plan to join funeral procession for Missouri teen who lost cancer fight

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Local car enthusiasts will line up in the funeral procession for a Missouri teen who lost his fight with cancer last week. Rides for Hope Kansas City is organizing the local effort to honor Alec Ingram, who battled osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, for more than four years. Alec died on Thursday. He loved cars so much that his final wish was to have super cars take him to his final resting place. “It’s not […]

  • ‘He chose me’: Local Marine veteran says his best friend, his service dog, saved his life

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – We’ve all heard the expression dogs are “man’s best friend.” A Lee’s Summit veteran says that phrase describes his relationship with his service dog perfectly. Aaron Bono believes his life would be drastically different if it weren’t for his year-and-a-half-old German shepherd, Max. “Before Max, I kind of noticed I was starting to go down that dark path again,” Bono said. “He picked me, and I couldn’t be happier with him.” Bono is a Marine Corps […]

  • Group calls local coach’s prayers with football team unconstitutional in warning to district

    CAMERON, Mo. – A church-state watchdog group is calling on administrators in Cameron to put a stop to coach-led prayers at high school football games. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit that works to “protect the constitutional principle of separation between church and state,” said it received a complaint from someone in the community concerning the alleged actions by head football coach Jeff Wallace and assistant coach David Stucky. “Coaches were praying with players, reading Bible verses,” said […]

  • Thief breaks locks on lockers inside Shawnee Planet Fitness, steals customers’ bank cards

    SHAWNEE, Kan. – A woman in Shawnee thought her belongings were safe when she locked them inside a locker at a local gym, but they weren’t. Stacey Steinke is one of two women who had their bank cards stolen Tuesday evening after someone broke the lock off their lockers at the Planet Fitness in Shawnee. “I’ve been working out for years, and I’ve never had anything like this happen,” Steinke said. “I want everybody who works out here to know […]

  • Kansas City votes to change Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard back to The Paseo

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ten months after the Kansas City Council voted to rename The Paseo after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., voters have decided to change it back. In Tuesday’s special municipal election, Kansas Citians overwhelmingly voted in favor of changing the historic boulevard back to its original name. With 99% of precincts reporting, just over 31,000, or about 69%, voted “Yes” to bring the Paseo back while just over 13,900, or about 31%, voted “No.” The heated debate […]

  • KC voters to decide whether or not to change MLK Boulevard back to The Paseo on Tuesday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ten months after the Kansas City Council voted to rename The Paseo after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., voters will have the final say on Tuesday. Talks of renaming a Kansas City street in honor of King date back to the 1970s. It finally happened in January when city council members voted 8-4 to rename The Paseo after the civil rights leader. Kelli Jones has lived on the boulevard for 10 years. “We want to honor […]

  • Lincoln Prep honors football player seriously injured in crash with 38-10 win over East High

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The football team at Lincoln College Prep took the field Friday night without their starting running back, who continues to fight for his life at a Kansas City hospital. Israel Gentry was severely injured in a single-car crash Thursday morning on the way to school. The 16-year-old wasn’t wearing a seat belt, according to investigators. His girlfriend, Rayanna Allen, visited the junior Friday afternoon. She said he’s fighting to stay alive. “He opened up his eyes […]

  • As winter weather nears, NW Missouri farmers fear soggy fields will turn into frozen wastelands

    HOLT COUNTY, Mo. – The early winter weather isn’t faring well for farmers in northwestern Missouri where they continue to deal with the aftermath of flooding from earlier this year. Seven months after spring floods devastated communities along the Missouri River, farmers in Holt County now fear their soggy fields will turn into frozen wastelands. “We had the perfect storm, and it’s still going,” said Chris Haer, who’s family owns 1,200 acres of land near the river. “This county, it’s […]

  • Metro Jr. ROTC program needs concrete pump truck to finish repairs to training course

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Air Force Junior ROTC program at Washington High School is desperately trying to repair the confidence course its cadets use for training. It’s been nearly a year since the 170 cadets enrolled in the program were able to use the course near the school’s football field. “Part of our curriculum is physical fitness and so that course is very important in helping to develop these individuals, not only mentally but also physically,” Master Sgt. Richard […]

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