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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
  • Prairie Village council delays decision on proposal that would protect LGBTQ community

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. – Members of the Prairie City Council need more time before voting on a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance. Monday evening, during a scheduled council meeting that lasted close to 3 hours, the council voted 9-3 to consider the ordinance and possible adoption at its Nov. 19 meeting. It will allow staff to bring in any revisions to the ordinance and allow for more legal review. The nondiscrimination ordinance, introduced by Councilmen Trucker Poling and Chad Herring, would make […]

  • Investigation underway for missing 4-year-old in Ottawa

    OTTAWA, Kan. — The Ottawa Police Department is investigating a case involving a missing 4-year-old boy. John Tinsley reported his son, Jax Tinsley, missing on Thursday after the boy’s mom missed a custody hearing at the Johnson County Courthouse. “I just want him home,” Tinsley said while crying. “I want him safe. He has a lot people here that love him, and he has to be safe.” John said he last saw his son on October 1st. He didn’t suspect anything […]

  • Four metro animal shelters team up for massive weekend adoption event

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Area animal shelters on both sides of the state line are teaming up this weekend to clear the kennels. Fall usually means animal intakes at KC Pet Project slow down, but Tori Fugate, the director of marketing and communication for the shelter, said they’re seeing the opposite and it’s draining resources. “In the last 48 hours, we’ve had 72 animals arrive,” Fugate said. “Sixty of those were dogs, so we are full to the brim. A […]

  • Founders of Stolen KC Facebook page launch nonprofit to help theft victims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The founders of the popular Stolen KC Facebook page are taking their victim-advocacy to the next level. David Brucker created Stolen KC after two of his trucks were stolen; the page has since grown to more than 100,000 members. Brucker and his partner, Kasey, have now launched the GotStolen Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. “Theft has the potential to affect everyone on the planet, and we want to be the Red Cross of theft victims,” Brucker said. […]

  • Renter blames management for mess after KCK apartment floods twice in 6 months

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The weather wasn’t to blame for flooding at one metro man’s apartment. Instead, he said management at Concord Square Apartments is part of the problem. Prince-Russell Johnson’s one-bedroom apartment has flooded at least two times since he moved into his unit less than six months ago. Cellphone video from inside his apartment shows water creeping out his bathroom and into other parts of the unit. “I feel like every time I’ve had an issue with them, […]

  • Metro family grateful after good Samaritans rescue teen from fiery rollover crash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A metro family is grateful after good Samaritans rescued their teen daughter from a fiery crash on Saturday. Morgan Hogue, 17, was driving north on Highway 169, near the Highway 152 overpass, when her car began to hydroplane. She lost control and ultimately crashed. She had just dropped off a friend and was less than a mile away from home. “If it weren’t for them stopping and helping her, with the car being on fire, the […]

  • Dog whose owner recently died gets adopted by Lake of the Ozarks family who lost dog to cancer

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — An 11-year-old rat terrier named Herman has a new forever home following a couple of weeks where his owner died, and then another family who adopted him realized they weren’t able to take care of him. FOX4’s Zac Summers reports a family from the Lake of the Ozarks just adopted Herman, and they recently lost a German Shepherd to cancer. The family saw Herman’s story and instantly connected with him. They say he’ll spend the rest of […]

  • Metro doctor grants dying patient’s wish to see her dog one last time

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — A metro doctor went out of his way to grant the wish of one of his dying patients. The patient, who FOX4 will refer to as Mary, was in her 80’s. Her lungs were failing, and the one thing she wanted more than anything was to be with her 11-year-old rat terrier Herman. “She had what we call respiratory failure, and in this situation, it just so serendipitously happened to be something that we could really do,” […]

  • Shawnee council will likely fill seat of former teacher charged for having sex with student

    SHAWNEE, Kan. – The Shawnee City Council will likely appoint someone to fill former councilman Justin Adrian’s seat. Members made the recommendation during a council committee meeting Tuesday evening. Adrian, who was also a history teacher at Olathe East, held the Ward 3 position for eight months. He resigned in mid-September shortly before being charged with have sex with a student at Olathe East. Rather than leave the council seat vacant, members recommended appointing someone immediately. The person would hold […]

  • Independence first responders meet baby boy they helped deliver

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – An Independence mom was reunited Monday with emergency workers who helped her during a difficult delivery. Jacqueline Riley, 27, was scheduled to have a C-section on Sept. 21 after learning her baby boy, Shay, was in a breech position, meaning he was poised to come out feet first. “My water broke, and when I went to grab some towels to clean up, I realized he was already coming,” Riley recalled. She was at home at the time, […]

  • Belton community comes together to remember two teens killed after being hit by car

    BELTON, Mo. — An emotional night in Belton as the community gathered to remember two teenagers who were killed on Friday. Jacob Zimmer and Cody Langer were hit by the driver of a car as they were walking home. Police are not saying much about the night. Some family members of the teens said that even they are still waiting on answers from Belton police, but Sunday night was about grieving as a community. Cody Langer’s sister  Marlonna Langer read […]

  • Micro apartments growing in popularity in KC, taking ‘tiny living’ to new level

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Micro apartments are starting to pop-up in parts of Kansas City in an effort to bring more affordable housing to the urban core. A micro unit is defined as a 350-square-feet or smaller studio, according to the Urban Land Institute. The New Yorker, located at 3521 Baltimore, opened in June and houses 29 apartments, nine of which are micro units. “The building kind of lent itself to smaller units,” said John Bennett, the executive vice president […]