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
  • West 39th Street might finally see some safety improvements after repeated problems

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are plans to improve pedestrian and traffic safety along West 39th Street, bringing relief to business owners in the Volker neighborhood. Christina McIntosh, the co-owner at Tiki Taco, said she’s tired of seeing people getting hit by vehicles outside of her restaurant on West 39th, near Bell Street. “It’s a very dangerous place to walk across the street,” McIntosh said. “Cars speed through here, knowing that people walk up and down these roads all day […]

  • Northland principal on paid leave after tweeting gun photo to school shooting survivor

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. – A principal at an elementary school in Platte City is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into a tweet he recently posted. On Tuesday, Dr. Chad Searcey, principal at Compass Elementary School, posted a tweet in response to a video encouraging Congress to fund research on gun violence. The video was from David Hogg, a Parkland, Florida school shooting survivor turned gun control activist. “Gun violence is the second leading cause of […]

  • MR 340, nonstop boat race on the Missouri River, postponed because of flooding

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The world’s longest nonstop river race is being put on hold because of flooding on the Missouri River. The MR 340, originally scheduled for July 16-19, will likely be rescheduled for some time this fall. But that could be instrumental in helping communities downstream recover. Organizers were in this same position in 2011 when flooding forced them to push the July race back to October. Eight years later, they say the Missouri River is once again […]

  • One person killed in shooting inside Boost Mobile at 76th and Metcalf in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — One person has been killed Monday night after a shooting at a store in Overland Park, police say. The shooting happened inside a Boost Mobile at 76th Street and Metcalf Avenue just before 8 p.m. Monday. Police said they believe the shooting spurred from an attempted armed robbery. Overland Park Police spokesman John Lacy said a man entered the store with a gun and demanded an employee hand over the cell phones. The suspect then jumped […]

  • Trucking industry suffering due to railway, road closures because of flooding

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Flooding across Missouri is having a ripple effect on the transportation industry. Norfolk Southern trains, in and out of Kansas City, have virtually been at a standstill for more than two weeks. The company’s last remaining route into the city is underwater, according to an alert issued May 23. Larry King is the traffic manager for Whimsy Trucking, an intermodal company that moves freight containers throughout the region. He said they’ve had containers stored in their […]

  • Wife of murdered KCK woman says alleged killer disapproved of their lesbian lives

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A 29-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge for the shooting death of a KCK woman, who was a newlywed. Regina and Merlena Hill tied the knot in October 2018, but they had been together for more than a decade. “She was everything to me,” Merlena said. “She was the quiet one but when she spoke, she was real. It was always sincere.” In the early morning hours of May 24, Regina was at a […]

  • One of the largest food pantries in Leavenworth County in jeopardy of closing due to failing roof

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — One of the largest food pantries in Leavenworth County is on the verge of shutting down. The Leavenworth Mission Community Store and Food Pantry serves more than 550 homeless or low-income families every month. The nonprofit was founded by the Arnold family in 2010. “It was sort of a vision that my mom had,” said Renissa Arnold, the daughter of founder Iris Arnold. “It really was her opportunity to give back to her community.” The roof on […]

  • It’s prime season for those pesky mosquitoes, and experts say it could be bad

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — You’re not going to want to hear this, but pest control experts say conditions are ripe for mosquito infestations this year. In fact, they’re already getting bad. “They’re just annoying,” Dale Maginness said. Maginness, with Mosquito Joe of Johnson County, said business has been buzzing lately. “It started last week,” he said. “Our pones just blew up with phone calls.” Take into account that Kansas City just had the wettest May on record last month and now […]

  • ‘I’m very lucky’: Man stuck on K-10 during tornado recovering after his Jeep landed on him

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. — An Ottawa man found himself right in the path of Tuesday’s tornado with nowhere to hide. Now Terry Seymour is recovering at home after being treated at Lawrence Memorial for a broken shinbone. “As soon as it happened, I knew it was broke because my leg, it just flopped,” Seymour said. The 47-year-old dad was driving west on K-10 from Eudora, Kansas when he came face-to-face with an EF-3 tornado that touched down in Douglas County […]

  • Floodwaters once again causing concerns, problems in Craig and northern Missouri

    CRAIG, Mo. — One northwest Missouri town that flooded earlier this year is once again facing the threat of going under. The threat is so real in Craig, the Holt County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation earlier Wednesday. Just east of Craig, officials were concerned the Little Tarkio Creek would spill its banks after the region got 7-8 inches of rain Tuesday night and the creek began to rise. It’s started to go down — but Craig isn’t in […]

  • KC gym caters to injured and disabled by opening adaptive and inclusive workout space

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A man who turned his life and health around after being paralyzed has partnered with a local CrossFit gym to offer an adaptive and inclusive space for people with disabilities. Wesley Hamilton is excited about the new addition at CrossFit Memorial Hill in Kansas City. The gym on Pennway Street was recently renovated to accommodate people in wheelchairs. “I go into a lot of gyms and they’re not created for people with disabilities,” Hamilton said. “I […]

  • KC couple fundraising to buy mobile shower trailer for local homeless community

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City couple is working to give those who are homeless a new start. Kelsha and Jeremy James are on a mission to bring a mobile shower trailer to the area by the end of the summer. “I know after a hard day of work or just being out and about, once I go home and take a shower, I feel so much better,” Kelsha said. “Just imagine those who don’t have that luxury to […]

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