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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
  • 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, […]

  • 3 Overland Park police officers resign after investigation into false seat belt tickets

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three Overland Park police officers have resigned after an internal investigation determined seat belt tickets were given to drivers who were actually wearing their seat belts. The Overland Park Police Department said Wednesday that the agency initiated the investigation in mid-June when they became aware of the potential problem. Chief Frank Donchez Jr. said it was an officer within the department that alerted them to the problem. The department discovered the three officers were pulling people […]

  • ‘Waiting for a miracle’: Three weeks later, still no signs of missing KCK man with dementia

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The family of a missing KCK man is holding out hope that he will be found nearly three weeks after he disappeared. Jesus Gonzales, 74, was last seen on July 4 near his home on North 34th Street in KCK. “He’s a man that’s not a social person, so we’re wondering where he is, where he could’ve went,” his daughter-in law Mayra Zendejes said. Kansas City, Kansas Police issued a silver alert for Jesus, who suffers […]

  • Branson duck boat retrieved from Table Rock Lake after sinking, killing 17

    BRANSON, Mo. – Dozens of tourists lined the shore of Table Rock Lake on Monday morning to watch crews raise the duck boat that sank Thursday night during a thunderstorm. It took the U.S. Coast Guard, which oversaw the recovery operation, about an hour and a half to raise the boat out of the water; it was laying on its axis about 80 feet down. Divers attached a sling system to the vessel to lift it out of the water. “We […]