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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
  • The Border War, and What Could Have Been

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Back in the day, we used film and typewriters. After that, video tape and typewriters. Every so often, you come upon a piece of history that makes you reflect on what could have been. We all (or at least most of us in these parts) know about the Border War between Kansas and Missouri, and the fact that Jayhawks and Tigers have never been the best of friends. Back in 1999, longtime Missouri basketball coach Norm […]

  • Team of the Week: Lee’s Summit North Softball

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee Team of the Week is the softball team at Lee’s Summit North High School. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the report in the video.

  • Man behind the Royals on the radio calling it a career after more than 3 decades in the booth

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks will mark the end of an era for several Royals players, and the same can be said for one man behind the scenes, behind the voices that bring you Royals baseball every time the team takes the field. In the video, FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the story on Royals radio producer and engineer Don Free.

  • FOX 4 Blue Chips: Blue Valley North’s Miles Emery

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  On Monday Night in Phoenix, Evan Boehm from Lee’s Summit West started at guard for the Arizona Cardinals, and Malik Collins from Center High School started at defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, both are former FOX 4 Blue Chips. This week’s Blue Chip prospect goes to Blue Valley North, watch the report on Miles Emery by FOX 4’s Al Wallace in the video.

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Rockhurst Soccer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Rockhurst High School soccer team is nationally ranked 10th in the country. The Hawklets are good, very good in fact, but that’s not the only reason they are this week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week. Watch Al Wallace’s full report in the video.

  • Andy Reid grows irritated with questions regarding Travis Kelce’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalties

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, coming off of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles where he had three sacks and an interception. The Chiefs are slight favorites over the Chargers this weekend, a team that has moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. Among the questions posed to Head Coach Andy Reid were several that involved his communication with tight end Travis Kelce, in […]

  • FOX 4 Blue Chips: Park Hill’s Devin Haney

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The past Friday night the Park Hill Trojans lost their first football game of the year, a tough one to Lawrence Free State. They’ll try to bounce back this week against Lee’s Summit West, especially if this week’s FOX 4 Blue Chip prospect Devin Haney has anything to say about it.

  • Team of the Week: Van Horn Soccer

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. —  FOX 4’s High School Team of the Week can be found on the pitch at Van Horn High School. A model of persistence, and the recent winner of a championship, watch the video for Al Wallace’s report on Van Horn Soccer.

  • FOX 4 Blue Chips: Lee’s Summit West’s Mario Goodrich

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — This week FOX 4 continues to profile the best high school football players in the metro by making a stop at Lee’s Summit West. One of the best two-way starters in the region is really super, watch Al Wallace’s report on Mario Goodrich in the video.

  • FOX 4 Blue Chips: Blue Springs defensive end Daniel Parker Jr.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday night marks the beginning of FOX 4’s weekly look at Blue Chip high school football prospects in the metro, the players most likely to ascend and perform in NCAA Division I. FOX 4 Sports’ first stop this season is in Blue Springs, watch Al Wallace’s report on defensive end Daniel Parker Jr. in the video.

  • Buckle up- It’s football season

    ‘It’s Here!’ – Al Wallace- FOX 4 Sports That’s right, it’s here. The real start of football season. The Chiefs close out their preseason tonight against Tennessee, the Kansas high schools kick off tonight, the Big 12 football season starts with Oklahoma State hosting Tulsa, and the baseball season is on the eve of September with the Royals behind the 8 ball ‘big time’ in dire hopes of a playoff spot. This is the point and time of the year […]

  • 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.