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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 zac.summers@fox4kc.com.

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Recent Articles
  • Cass County proposal to consolidate five 911 dispatch centers into one met with opposition

    RAYMORE, Mo. — Controversy is brewing in Cass County over a pending decision that would consolidate the county’s 911 dispatch centers. Emergency calls in the county are filtered through five dispatch locations in Belton, Raymore, Pleasant Hill, Harrisonville as well as the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. However, the county’s Emergency Services Board is considering moving all five centers to one location. “Basically, it would disband the current PSAPs and build a consolidated dispatch center where everyone in the entire county […]

  • Overland Park couple’s terrier attacked in its own backyard by 2 neighbor dogs

    Editor’s note: Some viewers might find footage in the video above graphic.  OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A 7-year-old terrier was attacked in its own backyard by two neighbor dogs this week. The dog survived but is badly injured. “I don`t think there was time for Teagan to react. I think they attacked him immediately,” said Lauren, who asked that her last name not be used. She and Michael are thankful to have their terrier Teagan home again. “I say he`s […]

  • Local union saves $250,000 worth of brand new clothing to donate to veterans groups

    PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. — After finding out that a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of brand new clothes needed a new home, a local union is donating it to veterans in need instead. “It’s never been worn — ever,” Dave Grant said. Grant is the chairman of the veterans committee for United Auto Workers Local 249. He recently learned from another union worker that an area auction company was looking to for a new home for the clothes because […]

  • KC woman born blind reflects on Bush’s impact on millions by signing Disabilities Act

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of the greatest legacies President George H.W. Bush will likely be remembered for is the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bush signed the legislation in 1990, making it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities in public life and employment. Sheila Styron, 65, was born blind and remembers how difficult life was before the ADA. “It was always about your personal advocacy battles,” Styron said. “Anything you got, you had to get for […]

  • Independence family with sick baby forced from home after old furnace catches fire

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An early morning fire has left a young family in Independence without a home, adding to their ongoing struggles. The fire sparked around 3 a.m. Monday in the basement of the Woods family’s rental home on Woodbury Street. Christina Woods said her 2-year-old son woke her up complaining of smoke. After searching the first floor for the source of the fire, her husband noticed smoke billowing in from the heat ducts and realized it was coming from […]

  • New hockey team for metro’s disabled veterans hits the ice for first practice

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – There’s a new ice hockey team in Kansas City, and it`s made up of just veterans. The Kansas City Warriors held their first practice Sunday night at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The team is open to all disabled veterans, and skill doesn’t matter. However, your VA rating must be 10 percent or higher. The president of the club, Matthew Lawson, said the program is about celebrating the sport while offering a sense of belonging for veterans. “This […]

  • One person killed, two injured in triple shooting near 26th and Van Brunt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man has been killed and two other people have been injured Thursday night in a shooting in Kansas City. KC police were called to the triple shooting inside an apartment complex near 26th and Van Brunt around 8 p.m. Police said someone dropped off a male victim who died at a local hospital. That man was later identified as 21-year-old Darian Jackson. Another man suffered life-threatening injuries, and a woman was shot but is expected to […]

  • Family of Ray County teen killed on moped pleas for help finding driver who fled scene

    RICHMOND, Mo. — A Ray County family wants answers after a driver left their teen brother and son to die on the side of the road. The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to look for the driver who hit and killed 18-year-old Tahkota Christiansen on Saturday evening on Highway 10 near Richmond. “It’s really hard knowing that I’m never going to talk to him again,” his sister Taryn Alsup said as she wiped tears from her eyes. Christiansen and his […]

  • Cold weather doesn’t stop Gardner from celebrating holidays with mayor’s tree lighting

    GARDNER, Kan. — Gardner residents didn’t let the bitter conditions get in the way of the 28th annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Hundreds of people packed Cornerstone Park to kick off the start of the holiday season in the town of more than 19,000. Temperatures were well below freezing when the mayor flipped the lights in the park. Children from several of the schools sang Christmas carols and Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted the little ones, taking pictures with […]

  • It never gets old: 89th Plaza Lighting Ceremony lights up KC sky & hearts of all who attended

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tens of thousands of people attended the 89th KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony on Thursday. The annual event featured live music from local choirs and bands and Mayor Sly James flipped the switch, turning on the thousands of lights that line the buildings in the 15-block shopping district. Fireworks also lit up the night sky. Many who attended appreciated the good weather; temperatures were in the 50s. They also said the ceremony is about tradition and community. […]

  • ‘Brown Friday’: Day after Thanksgiving a messy, busy day for local plumbers

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – While retailers prepare for Black Friday, local plumbers are prepping for what they call “Brown Friday.” “Brown Friday” is the busiest day of the year for plumbers at Anthony, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. A spokeswoman for the business said they see a 40-50 percent increase in plumbing calls the day after Thanksgiving. “Thanksgiving can be very hard on your plumbing system, and people don’t want to call anyone on the holiday. So the next day they […]

  • KCK testing 3D crosswalk to slow down traffic in busy neighborhood

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s a new crosswalk in KCK that appears to be floating. City crews installed a 3D crosswalk at the intersection of Augusta and Northridge Drive on Friday. The eye-catching design is meant to improve pedestrian safety in the neighborhood and slow down traffic. “We’ve been working with this neighborhood about improving safety because there are a lot kids that play around here, and they want to keep the speed low,” said Lideana Laboy, the city traffic […]