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Al Wallace joined FOX 4’s sports department in May 1985, and just celebrated his Silver Anniversary with WDAF, Kansas City’s oldest television station. He anchors sports on Sunday through Friday evening, reporting on sports news for Kansas City’s oldest television station. His broadcasting roots started in 1978, when he began working in production at KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas, where he eventually became sports director. He has also been weekend sports anchor and executive sports producer for KXAS-TV in Dallas, Texas and KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Al has covered the World Series, seven NCAA Final Fours, training camps for both the Chiefs and Royals, the development and opening of the new Kansas Speedway, and the early development and construction of the new Sprint Center in Kansas City. Al also does annual contributor to the NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL Draft.
Al has also worked with KPRS radio in Kansas City, the oldest Black Owned and Operated radio station in the country. He has been the host of both the late Derrick Thomas’ “3rd & Long” radio program and “The Chief’s Hour” on KPRS. Other co-hosts of the program have included Neil Smith, Eddie Kennison, and most recently Derrick Johnson.
Al has also worked as a studio host and field anchor for ESPN ‘s coverage of Big 12 basketball, and is among 1,000 voters nationally who annually select the John Wooden Award winner, which goes to the top college basketball player in America.
Al graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications. In March of 1998, the Kansas City Globe honored Al as one of the “Most Influential African Americans” in Kansas City.
He is a history buff and enjoys collecting information on the assassination of J.F.K., Pearl Harbor and the sinking of the Titanic. He has also been a member of FOX 4 Chief Meteorologist Mike Thompson’s BBQ team, which has competed in both the American Royal BBQ and the Great American BBQ in Kansas City.
Al grew up in a military family and has lived in such cities as Washington, D.C.; Darmstadt, Germany; El Paso, Texas; and Mineral Wells, Texas. Al lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife, Marlena, and their two daughters, Chase and Chaney.


Recent Articles
  • Royals will be among the millions of eclipse spectators

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals salvaged the final game of their weekend series with the Cleveland Indians with a 7-4 win on Sunday, and now look ahead to a day off Monday and a 3-game series at Kauffman Stadium against the Colorado Rockies that starts on Tuesday. Numerous Royals players and manager Ned Yost have personal plans to watch the solar eclipse. Cam Gallagher, Jorge Bonifacio, Jason Hammel all gave the details of their Monday plans.

  • Chiefs QB Mahomes moves into No. 2 position over Bray

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Chiefs returned to the practice field at training camp in St. Joseph on Sunday, with numerous key players returning to practice after an assortment of injuries. DE Chris Jones was taken off the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. TE Travis Kelce returned to workouts, as did DT Bennie Logan. None of those players, along with S Eric Berry, played in the preseason opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, though Berry did not practice […]

  • Chiefs preseason kicks off: What to know before you go

    The Chiefs open their preseason tonight against the San Francisco 49ers, in an 8 p.m. kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium. This will be the 5th preseason opener for Head Coach Andy Reid with the Chiefs. A few notes for anyone planning on attending the game tonight: prepaid parking is $35 at Chiefs.com/parking. If you want to pay cash at the gate, it’s $40. Regular season parking is $60 per game, but again, only $35 if you pay ahead of time with […]

  • Michael Vick working as coaching intern at Chiefs training camp

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick was at the Chiefs training camp in St. Joseph Tuesday. The Chiefs media relations department confirmed that Vick is a coaching intern with the Chiefs this summer. Vick was a QB for the Philadelphia Eagles during Andy Reid’s tenure as the Eagles’ head coach. Vick was on the field this morning for the first workout of training camp, and blended in with the approximately thirty other members of the coaching staff when […]

  • Salvador Perez named All-Star starting catcher for 4th time in his career; Vargas invited as pitcher

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After having multiple position player starters in the MLB All-Star Game over the last two years, the Royals will have just one in 2017. Catcher Salvador Perez was voted and named an American League Starter for the 4th time in his career on Sunday, but he is the only Royals position player named to the starting lineup. Royals pitcher Jason Vargas was also named to the American League Squad, but a starting pitcher won’t be named […]

  • Volleyball community center in Wyandotte County home to a budding ‘Dynasty’

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — During the second week of June when it’s 85 degrees outside, a hot junior high school gym might be the last place to find a group of junior high school girls, but FOX 4 Sports did, and it’s because they love to play and win at volleyball. Dynasty Volleyball is a club group, and they train and practice at a facility on the southern edge of Wyandotte County. It’s made of 25 teams, 15 of which […]

  • Royals place starting pitcher Danny Duffy on disabled list with oblique strain

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A stumble during Sunday’s game in Cleveland has sent Royals’ starting pitcher Danny Duffy to the disabled list, and it’ll be weeks before he returns to a big league mound. The Royals announced on Monday that Duffy has a grade one oblique strain, which will sideline the left-hander for six-to-eight weeks. It’s the second time in as many seasons that a freak play has cost the Royals the services of a star player. In 2016 the […]

  • Barstow high jumper sets sights on soaring above competition at Mo. Track and Field Championships

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeff Hollis graduated from Barstow High school this on Monday night, and among the things you’ll find on his “to do” list this weekend is competing at the Missouri State Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City. Hollis will be the class 3A favorite in the high jump, not just because he’s good, but because he’s the best high jumper in the state.

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: St. Thomas Aquinas Track

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s time to salute another Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week. This week it’s a group that managed to stand out at the 90th annual KU Relays. Watch the video for FOX 4 Sports’ report on St. Thomas Aquinas Track.

  • Team of the Week: Oak Grove Wrestling

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Throughout the year we salute the best in high school athletics, teaming up with our friends at Hy-Vee. This week the honors go to a team out in the east metro, the Oak Grove Wrestling team.

  • Royals Spring Training gear a hit at Surprise Stadium store

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — For fans traveling down to Arizona for Royals Spring Training, it’s all about the team and taking in the whole experience. The city of Surprise is aptly named, as folks who go down to see the boys in blue end up finding the city itself a real gem. FOX 4’s Al Wallace spoke to the manager of a clothing store where Royals fans can commemorate their trip and take a little piece of Surprise back home with them. […]

  • Danny Duffy reveals his “man crush”

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — While many fans are preparing to flock to Surprise, Ariz., to catch the boys in blue preparing for the 2017 season, it’s easy to forget these guys are also fans of certain players or teams. Royals pitcher Danny Duffy took time after his workout Thursday to share some fun facts about himself with FOX 4’s Al Wallace. Duffy, while wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey, said his “man crush” on the former NBA star goes way back. “Kobe was […]