Anne Peterson, longtime KCMO/KCTV5 reporter and anchor, has joined Medical Imaging, Kansas City’s
premier provider of radiological services, as a spokesperson.
Anne Peterson is a household name in Kansas City. She spent 24 years on local TV, reporting extensively
on health-related stories and over time becoming, with local TV news legend Wendall Anschutz, the nation’s
longest running anchor team. Anne was the first local news reporter to focus on health issues, and continued
to do so over her entire career.
Medical Imaging pioneered the concept of free-standing radiological
facilities in Kansas City. The company, founded in 1972 by Dr. Robert
Ricci, is locally owned and operated. Medical Imaging has a new Open MRI/Ultrasound
facility in Shawnee,
and a brand new 15,000 sq foot radiological center in Independence.
Medical Imaging provides the full range of state-of-the-art radiology,
including Open and High Field MRI, CT Scans, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound,
General X-Ray, Mammography, Osteoporosis Screening, and CT Lung Cancer
Anne Peterson has always been extremely active in the local community. She is currently serving on
the boards of the Greater Kansas City Red Cross and the national “Shadow Buddies” organization. Anne
is also on the board of the Gift of Life Foundation (encouraging organ and tissue donations); the HeartSafe
Community Campaign (putting defibrillators in public spaces); and the Children’s Miracle Network. With
the Red Cross, she spearheaded the “Safety Brigade on Wheels,” which takes Red Cross youth programs
on the road to local churches, schools, and youth groups. With “Shadow Buddies”, Anne promotes
the cause of giving “condition-specific” dolls to chronically ill children throughout the world.
In collaboration with the American Cancer Society, Anne also introduced “Buddy Check 5” to Kansas
City, a program designed to encourage women to do breast self-exams on a monthly basis.
Anne is the recipient of many awards and honors for her work in TV and volunteerism, including the
Media Award from the Missouri Public Health Association; the Leukemia Society’s Journalist of the Year Award,
the Kansas City press club’s Heart of America Awards and numerous Emmy nominations. Anne also received
a letter of congratulations and encouragement from First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, for her work in the
first “City at Peace Rally” at the Liberty Memorial; where people from all walks of life formed
a human heart to symbolize an unified effort throughout the metro area to work towards a city at peace.
Anne Peterson is happily married to her husband Bruce Barrow and they live in Prairie Village with
their two sons, Erik and Bryan.