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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
  • KCPD investigating third deadly shooting in less than 24 hours

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City detectives are investigating the city’s third homicide in less than 24 hours. Investigators were called to a shooting near 14th and White Avenue around 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. They found a black man with a gunshot wound dead on the sidewalk. Chrystal Van Dunk witnessed the shooting, which happened near her front yard. “I ain’t never seen something like that in my life,” Van Dunk said. “In my hood. In front of my house.” […]

  • Metro schools taking steps to protect students’ physical and mental health

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Talk to any school district on either side of the state line, and you’ll hear that the safety of your child is paramount. One initiative that’s in place at a lot of schools, especially those in Kansas because it’s the law, is something known as Emergency Safety Intervention. “Really the focus is about de-escalation for students and implementing as many positive behavior support and least-restrictive alternative strategies before we move into an emergency safety intervention,” said Lori […]

  • Smoking ban in all public housing goes fully into effect throughout metro

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The government is cracking down on smokers who live in public housing. Smokers are now required to be, at least, 25 feet from buildings. The no-smoking policy from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) went into effect on July 31. HUD announced the policy in the 2016 and gave local housing agencies nearly two years to comply. The Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority began enforcing the new rule in January. “It has been in […]

  • Black women are fastest-growing group of business owners in US, report says

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new report shows black women are the fastest growing group of business owners in the country. The report, released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City using data from the U.S. Census, found that, between 2002 and 2012, black women created almost a million jobs. “To put that in perspective, about 4.6 million total businesses were created during that 10-year period,” said Dell Gines, senior community development adviser at the bank and author of […]

  • Gunshots pierce a peaceful night’s sleep at Olathe home

    OLATHE, Kan. – The Olathe Police Department is investigating after someone shot at a house early Sunday morning. The possible drive-by shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. on South Hunter Street. Investigators are still trying to figure out if the shooter was in a car or walking. “I heard five shots,” said Claudio Molina, who lives at the home. “They were fast, like ‘pow, pow, pow, pow, pow.’” Molina said he woke up scared and confused as he heard gunshots outside […]

  • NKC School District adds gender-neutral restrooms to new elementary schools

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The North Kansas City School District is taking a different approach to restrooms in its new schools. Students attending Rising Hill and Northview elementary schools this fall will use individual stalls in gender-neutral spaces instead. “Schools have certainly evolved over time,” said Rochel Daniels, executive director of organizational development for the district. “We have more open concept classrooms. Our classrooms have community space within them, and restrooms have been a natural evolution as well.” The […]

  • With new businesses and longtime favorites, Blue Springs is ‘on the move and on the right track’

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – From a massive city hall renovation project to a new manufacturing plant, big things are happening in Blue Springs. Faurecia, one of the world’s largest car equipment suppliers, is in the process of building a multi-million-dollar plant off Interstate 70. “It will be a $60 million investment,” said David Ralston, the plant’s manager. “Blue Springs was a good location because it’s close to Ford. It’s close to GM, and it’s close to a main thoroughfare.” The […]

  • Blue Springs neighbors create memorial for beloved WWII veteran who recently died

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — It’s a small gesture honoring a World War II veteran, but it means the world to his widow. Peggy Pike said she cried Friday when she arrived at her home on S.W. 6th Street and saw a memorial in her front yard. “This (memorial) is from neighbors who just wanted to put something down,” Pike said. “They loved him, and he would like this. He would really like this.” Her husband, Herbert Pike Jr., died Friday […]

  • Dad of 5-year-old killed left with countless questions after mother’s car sinks in Kansas River

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — A Missouri dad has been left to plan his 5-year-old daughter’s funeral after prosecutors say her mother allegedly drove into the Kansas River on purpose, killing the little girl. Now, Clinton Bradley is struggling with regret and countless questions. “She deserved a lot better than what she had when she was here,” he said of his 5-year-old daughter, Amiyah. On Monday, Scharron Dingledine was charged with first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree attempted murder. Her 1-year-old son was […]

  • Food truck operators frustrated over new fee to participate in First Fridays in Crossroads

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some food truck vendors are frustrated over a new fee that they’re being charged in the Crossroads District on First Fridays. Earlier this month, vendors were told by the Crossroads Community Association that it was implementing a “festival permit” for the entire district and, starting Aug. 3, food truck vendors would be confined to a new designated area and must pay $125 to participate. On Friday, another notice went out informing vendors that the entry fee […]

  • Food truck vendors frustrated over new fee to participate during First Fridays

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Some food truck vendors are frustrated over a new fee that they’re being charged in the Crossroads District on First Fridays. Earlier this month, vendors were told by the Crossroads Community Association (CCA) that the association was implementing a “festival permit” for the entire district and, starting August 3, food truck vendors would be confined to a new designated area and must pay $125 to participate. On Friday, another notice went out informing vendors that the […]

  • Eudora day care employee found guilty of 9-month-old boy’s murder

    EUDORA, Kan. — It took a Douglas County jury two days to decide that a 44-year-old day care employee was responsible for the death of a 9-month-old Eudora boy. Carrody Buchhorn was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday in the death of little Oliver Ortiz. In September 2016, authorities were called to Sunshine Kids Group Daycare, an in-home child care, where they found Oliver unresponsive. During the trial, the state supplied evidence showing that Buchhorn caused blunt force trauma to the child, […]