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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
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    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 […]

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Lee’s Summit North Girl’s Basketball

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee high school team of the week is a girl’s basketball team that’s got a great big goose egg in the loss column. Watch the video for Al Wallace’s report on the Lee’s Summit North girl’s basketball team.

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Basehor-Linwood Powerlifting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At first look you wouldn’t think they were strong, but this week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week does a lot of heavy lifting. It’s the girls powerlifting team from Basehor-Linwood, watch Al Wallace’s report in the video.

  • Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in car crash

    Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has died as a result of a car crash in the Dominican Republic. He was 25. Dominican national police identified Ventura as the victim Sunday morning. Ventura’s agency confirmed his death to MLB.com. Reports from the Dominican Republic said the crash happened on a highway in Rancho Arriba, a town in the province of San Jose de Ocoa. Ventura’s hometown is Las Terrenas, where the funeral services are expected to take place. It was the first […]

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Shawnee Mission NW Bowling

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The sport of bowling isn’t sanctioned on the high school level on the Missouri side of the state line, but it sure is by school officials on the Kansas side. Thursday night, the team from Shawnee Mission Northwest is our FOX 4 HyVee Team of The Week, watch Al Wallace’s report in the video.

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Immaculata basketball

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — FOX 4 Sports starts of 2017’s showcase of high school athletics with a trip to Leavenworth. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the report on Hy-Vee Team of The Week, Immaculata basketball, in the video.