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
  • Leavenworth County program helping offenders clear their records through community service

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – The Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office is working to making the justice system fair for everyone, according to the county’s attorney. He launched a diversion program about a year ago. It allows first-time offenders, who qualify for the program, to complete community service to waive court fines, fees and application costs. “Our system should be about helping people unless it’s a serious crime,” said Todd Thompson, the Leavenworth County attorney. “We want to see that people have equal […]

  • KC man alleges public safety officer stole his car on the job — and his bosses won’t pay

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro man says a public safety officer found his key fob and stole his car while on the clock. And now he says the worker’s employer won’t cover the damages either. KC Green bought his 2017 Volkswagen Jetta about three months ago. He said a man who works for the Downtown Community Improvement District (CID) stole it in July. “These people who are supposed to protect this area and this district are not doing that,” […]

  • Community holds walk, family fun night honoring woman killed last month at First Friday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As changes to the First Friday festival in the Crossroads went into place, two events were held to honor the life and memory of the woman whose death prompted them. It’s been more than a month since 25-year-old Erin Langhofer was killed when a gunman fired nine bullets into a First Friday crowd. The Crossroads Community Association announced changes to the monthly festival following her death, citing the loss of liability insurance. On Friday, 100 or […]

  • ‘They’re obnoxious’: Push to remove abandoned railroad tracks in River Market gains steam

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A developer in the River Market wants the city to get rid of an abandoned railroad track that many drivers consider dangerous. Brian Benjamin, a project manager with NorthPoint Development, launched an online petition calling on the city to remove the old, worn-out tracks on 5th Street, near Broadway. The developer is currently in the second phase of building RM West Apartments, a portion of which sits directly in front of tracks. “In discussions with the […]

  • Topeka dance studio offering adaptive classes for children with special needs

    TOPEKA, Kan. – A dance studio in Topeka is taking a special approach to teaching dance, and the kids are learning more than just how to “cut a rug.” Fuzion School of Dance has been offering adaptive dance lessons going on three years. It’s believed to the be the only program of its kind in the capital city. “There`s not that many adaptive dance programs in the State of Kansas,” said Alyssa Schultz, a dance instructor at the studio. Schultz […]

  • New leaders, community optimistic about American Jazz Museum’s positive direction

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The new leaders of the American Jazz Museum are trying to turn the crucial but troubled attraction around. On Tuesday night, at a meet and greet, they pushed for goodwill with city leaders and the public at large, saying the future of the museum is bright. That’s good news for people like Geraldine Simmons. “It tells us about the history of Kansas City, the richness we have in music,” she said. She and her friend Melba, […]

  • ‘I’m still scared’: Metro woman’s ‘number neighbor’ exchange turns dark quickly

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – A Blue Springs woman had quite the scare over the weekend when she got a series of text messages from a stranger who identified as her ‘number neighbor.’ Delana, who asked only to be identified by her first name, was home Saturday evening when her phone started pinging. “My phone kept on going off and off and off,” she said. “I thought maybe it was my husband sending me something.” Delana didn’t recognize the phone number. […]

  • After shots fired during police chase, driver crashes into Northland home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A driver fleeing from police crashed into a Kansas City home Friday afternoon. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said just after 4 p.m. Friday, a deputy tried to stop a black Ford Taurus near Worlds of Fun for a traffic violation when the driver fled. The car, with two suspects inside, continued to drive erratically and a firearm was thrown from the car near 56th and Drake. The car eventually stopped near I-35 and Vivion Road. […]

  • Local 10-year-old accepts challenge to mow 50 yards for seniors, veterans and people in need

    ODESSA, Mo. — In a world of silly internet challenges, a 10-year-old boy in Odessa is taking on a task that’s doing some good one lawn at a time. Aidan Carty was with his mom scrolling through her phone when they came across the 50 Yard Challenge. The fifth-grader immediately jumped at the chance to volunteer his time. “I really like mowing,” Aidan said. “You get to spend time outside, and it’s cool to watch the grass change from really […]

  • Supporters trying to save independent Northland bookstore that’s being forced to close

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The owner of an independent bookstore in the Northland is being pushed out from his store, and he partly blames gentrification for it. Steel’s Used Books has been in the Kansas City area for 30 years, with 20 of those years spent at the store’s current location on East 18th Avenue in North Kansas City. “It’s a museum, an archive,” owner David Steel said about the selection at his store. “[There are all kinds of […]

  • KC native’s upcoming documentary challenges stigma that boys can’t be dancers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “Good Morning America” co-anchor Lara Spencer has since apologized after sudden backlash against her, for seemingly mocking the idea of a boy taking interest in ballet and dance. But it’s started a conversation across the country. It’s not a new stereotype by any stretch and a filmmaker is currently working on a documentary that explores the very idea. It’s called “Why Dance,” and the man behind the film is Zac Gates, who grew up in Kansas […]

  • ‘It’s hell living here’: Residents living at KCK apartments warn of deteriorating conditions

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – People living at one complex in KCK believe conditions are so bad, it’s borderline unlivable. Many of the folks who stay at the property on the 600 block of Tauromee Avenue are placed there by social service agencies. Deloris Sanders is fed up with conditions inside her studio apartment she shares with her two baby boys. They moved into the space in March. “I get so disgusted when I come home from work,” Sanders said. “I […]

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