Kathy Quinn Biography
Kathy Quinn is an Emmy award-winning journalist born and raised in Kansas City. She reports every morning on FOX 4’s number one morning show. Kathy also produces a weekly franchise called “Pay It Forward” where she surprises viewers with $400.00.
During her career, she has been a radio news anchor and on-air personality, a television reporter and morning TV news anchor, as well as hosting TV shows involving a public affair and TV talk show.
She feels lucky to be working in her hometown. She feels that people here trust her and that contributes to her many “exclusive” interviews and stories she’s reported on.
Since his’s background is Mexican and Irish, she has close connections with the community in her hometown. Since she is bilingual, it has been advantageous during her reports.
During a house fire in the east bottoms, the victims were brothers who spoke no English. Quinn not only had the report on first, but she was also able to translate for the fire investigator on the scene.
She got her start in broadcasting at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where she double-majored in communication studies and history and minored in women’s studies. Her family is so embedded in the community that they were awarded the “2005 Legacy Award” at UMKC.
In 1997, Kathy achieved a career highlight, winning an Emmy Award for a new series called “A Child’s Prayer.” Kathy detailed the trip of local doctors, including her brother, as they traveled to the Dominican Republic to repair cleft lips and cleft palates on children.
Quinn was also nominated for a second Emmy for her live reports during one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the U.S., here in Kansas City. She received her first Emmy Award for a Children’s Series, “Be Cool, Be Smart”, which portrayed dangerous situations and ways to avoid them.
Kathy hosts KC Forum on Sunday mornings on KC 102 and Q104, that was awarded a 2006 Society of Professional Journalists honorable mention and a 2014 International “Crime Stoppers” award.
But radio is no stranger to her who also worked at several stations in Dublin, Ireland including Radio Nova while attending a year of college at the University College in Dublin.
On a dare, Kathy auditioned for a part in a Merchant-Ivory film shot here in Kansas City, and she got the part of “Paquita” in “Mr. & Mrs. Bridge” with Paul Newman. She also acted in another Kansas City film with Ray Liotta, “Article 99”.
Kathy Quinn Age
Quinn is an Emmy award-winning journalist born and raised in Kansas City. She reports every morning on FOX 4’s number one morning show and every afternoon on FOX 4 News at Noon. She was born on August 8.1930. Quinn is 88 years old as of 2018.
Kathy Quinn Family
Her’s family owned one of the first Mexican restaurants in Kansas City, called “Las Palmas”. Kathy also loves to make chicken tacos and Spanish rice for her family.
She has not revealed details regarding her father, mother, brothers, and sisters. the details are still under review and it will be updated soon.
Kathy Quinn Husband
She is married to her husband Ian. The couple has three kids namely: Kian, Andreina and Kaitlin. her husband is the lead singer while their son, Kian, is the drummer.
Andreina and Kaitlin with public relations for the band as well as working for the family art gallery, “Off the Floor Woodwork” at 71st and Wornall in Kansas City.
Ian, Kian, and Andreina create the wood wall art for http://www.offthefloorwoodwork.com, while Kaitlin keeps them organized with social media.
Kathy Quinn Net Worth
Quinn is an Emmy award-winning journalist born and raised in Kansas City. She reports every morning on FOX 4’s number one morning show.
Quinn also produces a weekly franchise called “Pay It Forward” where she surprises viewers with $400.00. her estimated Net Worth as of 2019 is under review and it will be updated soon.
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Local radio personality pays it forward to nurse for helping her daughter deal with diabetes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local mom and daughter finally got to say thank you while also paying it forward to a nurse they say encouraged them during a tough time.
Melony McKaye said Stephanie Bell was in the room four years ago when doctors diagnosed her daughter Michaela with type 1 diabetes. “It was really at a pivotal moment when we very first got the diagnosis from the doctor,” McKaye said.
One person fighting for their life, another in the hospital after police pursuit ends in crash
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An early morning police pursuit through Kansas City, Missouri ended with two people in the hospital, one is fighting for their life.
Around 1:30 a.m. officers noticed a vehicle that may have been stolen near 31st and Brooklyn and tried to pull the driver over.
Instead of complying, the driver took off and headed west toward 71-Highway. As the driver approached Cleaver Boulevard, police said the driver was going approximately 100 mph.
Violent weekend: Seven people killed in just three days
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seven people died at eight different crime scenes across the metro over the weekend. The killings occurred between Friday and Sunday and included one man who was killed after struggling with a Kansas City, Missouri, police officer.
Kansas City, Missouri, has recorded 54 homicides this year, up from 48 at the same time a year ago. Three of the weekend shootings were in Kansas City, Kansas, one in Grandview, Missouri, and two in Kansas City, Missouri.
Local NICU nurse pays it forward to equipment tech who’s always there lend a hand
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NICU nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital love their equipment technician who’s helped them take care of their babies for nearly 30 years.
So Cathy Swindler nominated her co-worker, Gertie Lewis, for FOX4’s Pay It Forward award to thank her for uplifting everybody. “At times it can be really busy and very stressful,” Swindler said. “I myself, as well as other coworkers, can have challenging days.
Catholic Charities receives $1,330 donation to help community thanks to local second-grade teacher
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A group of second graders at St. Michael the Archangel recently used a classroom project to raise money for Catholic Charities on their quest to help the less fortunate.
In addition to learning how to run a business and donating the funds raised. Their teacher nominated Catholic Charities for FOX4’s Pay-It-Forward award. The award comes with $400 cash.
KC Forum: Veterans, Tiny Homes, and Crisis
2019-17 & 18 I host a public affairs radio show Sunday mornings on Q104FM and KC102FM from 6:30 to 7 am. On this week’s show, we learn about how Goodwill is working with the Veterans Community Project to help veterans. Goodwill will donate thousands of dollars in vouchers for the veterans who can purchase items they would need for a job interview and other necessities.
Two shot, one killed in Kansas City’s Old Northeast neighborhood
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man is dead and a woman is in critical condition following a double shooting in Kansas City’s Old Northeast neighborhood on Friday.
Officers went to the crime scene near Askew and Morrell just after 3 a.m. when sources say the woman called 911 to report a group of teens shooting at her and her husband.
When police arrived, they found the 53-year-old man dead and took the 51-year-old woman to a hospital with critical injuries.
Local pastor pays it forward to a deserving teacher who’s been inspiring young people for 30 years
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pastor LaRon Thompson reached out to FOX4 to say that one of his teachers at Paseo Baptist Church has inspired hundreds of children in his 30 years at the school.
In those years, students from the church have gone on to become lawyers, doctors, and even a Yale graduate. Many of these successful students said their inspiration came from their kindergarten teacher Ulysses Bestey.
Kansas farmers face planting deadline, wet weather could affect store prices later
Despite slowly receding floods across the Midwest, a new problem has spouted for farmers hoping to salvage their fields.
KC Forum: Cybersecurity, Opiates and Internet Addiction
2019-16 I host a public affairs radio show Sunday mornings on Q104FM and KC102FM from 6:30 to 7 am. This week we tour a new cybersecurity lab/classroom in Independence which is part of the MCC system.
Tri-County Mental Health offers a variety of services including internet addiction. Executive Producer: Cadie Connors Associate Producer: Andreina Byrne Engineer: Ed Walker Voice: Doug Medlock Music: The Elders.
KC Forum: EPICC and Learning Disabilities
2019-15 I host a public affairs radio show Sunday mornings on Q104FM and KC102FM from 6:30 to 7 am. This week we learn about EPICC. A program to help with the recent opiod crisis out of emergency rooms in the metro.
A mom fights for her son when she finds out he has learning disabilities and she writes a book to help other parents. Executive Producer: Cadie Connors Associate Producer: Andreina Byrne Engineer: Ed Walker Voice: Doug Medlock Music: The Elders
Some argue immigrating ‘the right way’ works while others say America’s system is broken
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For thousands of immigrants all over the world, the American dream is a chance at a better life. But it’s a dream that’s creating a nightmare at the border.
Immigration agents predict more than one million immigrants will try to cross the border from Mexico into the United States this year alone.
That’s a record-breaking number. The number of immigrants taking the oath to become new American citizens is also breaking records. Alana Laflore