Emmy Statue

Emmy Entry


Gold and Silver Circle

Phil Witt

Phil Witt

Phil Witt joined FOX 4 in 1979 as the weekend news anchor and staff reporter.  Phil currently anchors FOX 4 News at 6:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. For almost 30 years, Phil has been reporting news at FOX 4 and participating in community service in the Kansas City region.  Phil has covered many important news stories ranging from presidential nominating conventions and the 1981 Hyatt Regency Hotel disaster, to a little girl’s life-saving liver transplant and the Great Flood of ’93. Tireless in his community service work, Phil received a presidential citation for his work in youth employment campaigns and the Youth Advocate Award of the Kansas City Council on Youth Development.  He has also received The Spirit Award, and the Kansas City Press Club’s Heart of America Awards for Journalism Excellence. The Learning Disabilities Association of Missouri named Phil “Journalist of the Year.”  He’s been inducted into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame for his work promoting education and youth excellence.
The Kansas City, MO City Council proclaimed November 14, 2000 “Phil Witt Day” in recognition of his professional achievements and volunteer contributions.  The American Cancer Society has presented him with its “Courage” Award. Phil was nominated for an Emmy in the category of “Anchor Person” in 1997 and won for a documentary he hosted on Kansas City’s street war on drugs. The Mental Health Association of the Heartland presented Phil with its annual Media Award for his FOCUS 4 report on teen suicide prevention.  The AIDS Council of Greater Kansas City presented him with its Ribbon of Hope Award for support of programs and services for people with HIV/AIDS. Over the years, Phil has been a tireless community advocate, volunteering for dozens of charities and civic organizations. A native of Nebraska, in his spare time, Phil enjoys community service work, sports, movies, reading and spending time with his family.