Cynthia Newsome - Midday Anchor

Cynthia Newsome is our 41 Action News Weekend Anchor and reporter, specializing in health reporting. Cynthia came to 41 Action News in January of 1997. Before that she was in Oklahoma City for 13 years serving as Weekend Anchor at KWTV Channel 9, a reporter at KFOR-TV and WKY Radio.

Cynthia is an award-winning journalist. In 2008 her Radon Awarenss and Lung Cancer reports captured First Place in the American Cancer Society High Plains Division's media awards for Community Awareness. The Kansas Association of Broadcasters awarded Cynthia Third Place for In-Depth Reporting for her 2007 investigation exposing Mold At Central High School.

Notable highlights in her 20-plus year career include covering the Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. Cynthia’s reports on the lives of bombing victims are shown at the bombing memorial and museum in Oklahoma City.

Cynthia came to Kansas City and met and married the love of her life, Ed Newsome. Ed is a real estate appraiser and the former President of the Kansas City Public School District. He actually popped the question to Cynthia on live TV on NBC Action News on June 13, 2001. They were married that same year. She has two step-children, Edward II and Kimberly.

Community involvement is high on Cynthia’s list of priorities. In 1998 she founded an organization called Awesome Ambitions. It's a program for high school girls in the Kansas City Public School District, inspiring them to set and achieve positive goals for their health, education and future careers.

Cynthia and her family are also devoted members of United Believers Community Church, a Baptist congregation in south Kansas City. Cynthia says her favorite things about Kansas City are the great music, great food, and most of all the great people.

You can email Cynthia at
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