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
  • South KC woman devastated after 4-pound Chihuahua with special needs stolen during burglary

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman in south Kansas City is desperate to get her dog with special needs back after someone broke into her home and stole it. Cassie Hamilton has four Chihuahuas she rescued from shelters over the years. She was devastated to find one of them missing Thursday when her home, near 61st and The Paseo, was burglarized. “I’m so scared because they don’t know, whoever has her, doesn’t know her or what she needs,” Hamilton said. […]

  • Family, players say former Chiefs coach Pete Brewster, who died at 89, had a gift for teaching

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A former assistant coach for the Chiefs during their Super Bowl IV win has died. The family of Darrel Burton “Pete” Brewster said his death was unexpected, but the 89-year-old lived a long and healthy life. “It was sudden. For us, it’s been tough, but for him we’re thankful,” said Debbie Wildesen, his eldest daughter. “He was our rock.” Brewster almost didn’t have a football career. “His mother would not let him play football, so his […]

  • KCK after-school program pairs kids and seniors together to improve math, reading skills

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — There’s a nonprofit in KCK that’s trying to bridge the generational gap between senior citizens and kids through tutoring. Maria Sanchez-Chastain is the executive director at KC Urban C. The organization offers an after-school program where it pairs kindergartners through fifth-graders with seniors to help them with their homework. “Partnering with the senior citizens works because when [the kids] come here, they know they are loved,” Sanchez-Chastain explained. “They know they can be themselves. They know […]

  • ‘I’ve got a crazy imagination’: Clinton woman brings Chiefs spirit to her skeleton yard displays

    CLINTON, Mo. — Chiefs Kingdom is showing its support for the team anyway it can, and for one fan, that means dusting off her skeleton collection. Tami Jones is affectionately known as the “skeleton lady” around Clinton, Missouri. Take a drive down East Ohio Street, where she lives, and you’ll understand how she got that title. “I’ve always liked [skeletons],” she said. “They kind of look happy all the time. No matter what you do to them.” Her latest yard […]

  • Metro woman’s car wrecked when Raytown auto shop employee takes it for a test drive

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — A metro woman says an auto care shop in Raytown did her wrong. She went in to have her SUV serviced, only to later learn her vehicle was involved in a crash. Kathleen Alder has been taking her vehicle to the Tires Plus on 350 Highway in Raytown for years, but a recent incident has her pumping the brakes. “This has really caused a lot of stress on me,” said Alder. “They need to do something about […]

  • When snow hits, this Shawnee team acts as personal meteorologists for dozens of local groups

    SHAWNEE, Kan. – A team of weather experts in Shawnee is keeping busy ahead of this weekend’s storm. They serve as personal meteorologists to dozens of groups across the metro. As the Kansas City area prepares for the first winter storm of 2020, meteorologists at Weather or Not, Inc., are helping local operations make the best possible decisions. “Most companies and businesses do not have a process for how they make a weather-related decision,” said Sara Croke, president of Weather […]

  • Police identify 17-year-old in deadly shooting near 68th and Monroe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police have now identified the victim killed in a shooting Wednesday night. The incident was reported just after 7:30 p.m. when officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of 68th Street and Monroe Avenue. At the scene, police found a man inside a home who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene my EMS. The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Treshawn Hawkins. Police said their preliminary investigation […]

  • Man caught on camera clinging to hood of car driving on Independence street, highway

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A man clinging to the hood of a moving SUV: It’s not something you see every day. It happened over the weekend in Independence, but police and witnesses have provided FOX4 with more details about the wild ride. Eyewitnesses said the man jumped onto the hood of the vehicle. They thought the woman behind the wheel was going to slow down. Instead, she took off. Skyler Luster captured part of the crazy moment on her cellphone. You […]

  • Dave Smith the Lamp Maker in Waldo closing after more than 50 years in business

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A family-owned business that’s been in the Waldo neighborhood for more than half a century is shutting its doors. Dave Smith the Lamp Maker has been a fixture on Wornall Road since 1968. The owners, Dave and Bette Smith, don’t want to close but, due to health reasons, they’re calling quits after 52 years in business. “We didn’t really plan to drop it so quick like this, but we’d been talking for the last couple of […]

  • Metro family looking for late mother’s wedding rings, last seen at KCK nursing home

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A metro family is asking the public to be on the lookout for their mother’s wedding rings, which disappeared from her nursing home around the time of her death. Wanda and Robin Hamblin would’ve celebrated 63 years of marriage on Jan. 5. “That’s a long time to be married to a person,” said Gail Jaques, the couple’s daughter. “Dad was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California, and they went on a blind date.” The couple spent […]

  • Missouri man has more than 300 sleighs in collection, some believed to be more than 200 years old

    DENVER, Mo. – Santa’s sleigh may have been busy last night delivering toys to little boys and girls, but one Missouri man has a sleigh workshop that’s sure to rival Old Saint Nick’s. In Denver, Missouri, where the population is 30, there are more horse-drawn sleighs than people in the town two hours north of the metro. They belong to Bill Engel, owner of Denver Sleigh Works. “I’m trying to preserve history,” Engel said. “I like to say I have […]

  • 2 people treated for smoke inhalation after large apartment fire at Armour and Broadway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Fire Department says two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a large apartment fire at Armour and Broadway Boulevard. The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. at the Westport Central Apartments at Armour and Broadway Boulevard. The fire started on the ninth floor and was mostly isolated to a single unit, according to deputy fire chief Jimmy Walker. “What we have to be concerned with now is the water we used […]

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