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Alana LaFlore joined FOX 4 News as a reporter in March 2018. Originally from New York, this is Alana’s first time living in the Midwest. She’s excited to explore Kansas City and tell your stories!

Alana was born in New York’s Hudson River Valley, but grew up in Syracuse, New York. The city’s cold, weather helped spark her interest in reporting. She remembers her father recording her first “live reports” during Syracuse’s snowstorms!

Before joining the FOX 4 team, Alana was a multimedia journalist at NewsChannel 9 WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There, she reported on several national stories, including the deadly Woodmore Elementary School bus crash. Her first reporting job was at Time Warner Cable News in Utica, New York. After about a year, she transferred to the 24-hour cable news outlet’s main station in Syracuse, New York.

Alana has a Master of Science degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She earned her undergraduate degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Alana interned at several different news outlets and media companies in places like Atlanta, New York City, London and Washington, DC.

Alana enjoys volunteering and mentoring youth. While in Chattanooga, she was a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also volunteered with Read Aloud Chattanooga. Through the organization, she spent time reading to children at area elementary schools, teaching students the importance of literacy and education.

Connect with Alana and welcome her to Kanas City!

Recent Articles
  • City proposes resolution to correct American Jazz Museum’s ‘mistakes and missteps’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A consulting group’s strong words about the American Jazz Museum prompted the city to look at resolutions to that would give the museum time to respond to more than two dozen recommendations. Wednesday, Kansas City’s Finance and Governance Committee will discuss two resolutions regarding the museum and its plans to handle recommendations. “I will say there were mistakes and missteps that we’ve made,” Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner, Executive Director of the American Jazz Museum said. “We’ve made corrections to those […]

  • Metro police work to raise awareness of driving high as 4/20 grows in popularity

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — “Driving high? Kiss your license goodbye!” That’s what law enforcement agencies in six states, including Kansas and Missouri, are using as the slogan for a new impaired driving enforcement campaign. They say with Friday being April 20, or 420, a day associated with smoking weed, it’s a good time to raise awareness about the risks of driving high. Prairie Village Police Sgt. Eric McCullough will hit the streets Friday night, doing saturation patrols and looking out […]

  • KC officials considering switching to more LED lighting to save money, improve safety

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More LED lights could be coming to Kansas City. The Public Works Department said new lighting would save taxpayer money, make streets safer and improve the environment. They also said the projects would connect KC’s business district to other parts of the city. Kansas City started installing LED lights in 2011. There are currently 178 connected LEDs downtown and 500 LED lights throughout the city. Between the street car, digital kiosks and smart sensors on interactive […]

  • Friends hoping for answers after 2 teens found shot, one fatally, in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Loved ones are shocked after two teenagers were found shot Monday at Truman Road and Hardesty Avenue in KCMO. Fifteen-year-old Jesus Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other victim has life-threatening injuries. There was a vigil Tuesday to honor Reyes. His friends called him “Boots,” and said he was well known for his creativity as a graffiti artist. “He was just starting life and starting to enjoy things,” said Melody Meek, whose son was […]

  • Local residents take aim at graffiti problem

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Graffiti is a common problem in the metro. It can make neighborhoods look shabby and if it’s on city-owned property in Kansas City, Mo., it can take money out of your pocket. Stacey Kenyon took a brush and some paint to cover graffiti on her neighbor’s house on Locust Street last week. “I think it gives off the impression that the people who don’t care about the neighborhood have more power than the people who do care about […]

  • Wrong-way wrecks, like Sunday fatal crash, more common than you think

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Unfortunately, wrong-way crashes like the one Sunday that took a man’s life happen all too often, officials say. A wrong-way crash on Interstate 29 near Barry Road over the weekend left one man dead and another in the hospital when the driver of a Suburban slammed head on into a pickup truck around 6:15 a.m. Sunday. Kansas City police said the driver of the pickup is expected to survive. Police haven’t said how the driver of the Suburban […]

  • KC police plan to ‘flood the streets’ to crack down on drunk drivers this weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police throughout the metro will be on high alert this weekend, targeting drunk drivers. The effort, called “Flood the Streets,” will honor victims of alcohol-related crashes. Officers on both sides of the state line will do saturation patrols and arrest anyone they catch impaired behind the wheel. It’s part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Leanne Lewis lost her father in 2008, when a drunk driver crossed the center lane and hit him head on. “There’s […]

  • KC Parks and Rec division developing city’s first urban forest master plan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Forestry Operations Division of Kansas City Parks and Recreation just won a $25,000 Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance grant. It will allow the department to develop the city’s first Urban Forest Master Plan. The Davey Resource Group is doing consulting for the plan. The group is collecting inventory data to analyze the trees in Kansas City. It will make recommendations on how to protect, grow and enhance the urban canopy. Between Kansas City’s rough weather and […]

  • SevenDays kicks off with blood drive to promote love, acceptance in metro

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A weeklong metro event to honor the victims of the Overland Park Jewish facilities shooting kicked off Tuesday with some love and blood. Tuesday was the opening celebration for SevenDays, a seven-day event meant to honor the three lives lost and spread positivity and acceptance. Organizers held an interfaith panel discussion at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah in Overland Park, just down the road from where the shootings happened. The discussion was led by a rabbi, an […]

  • Illegally dumping trash in KC costs taxpayers $2 million every year

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Illegally dumping trash can make neighborhoods look ugly, but it’s also taking money out of your pocket. Every year, KCMO budgets $2 million to pick up illegally dumped garbage. Bellaire Avenue in the Dunbar neighborhood is home to several illegal dumping sites. KCMO Illegal Dumping Investigator Alan Ashurst said people take advantage of vacant and isolated areas. “Any location you find like this is because they are out of the way and cannot be seen from the […]

  • High hopes, worries for 18th & Vine after KC Council ends church veto power over liquor licenses

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — City leaders and stakeholders hope for a revitalized 18th and Vine District now that a new ordinance has passed. The ordinance will allow liquor licenses to be issued at places within 300 feet of churches and schools. Before, churches could veto liquor licenses at those businesses. With the new ordinance that ability is gone. Bayou On The Vine is 323 feet from the nearest church, making it exempt from the old veto powers. Co-owner Chuck Byrd said with churches’ […]

  • KCK community center hoping boy being hit by SUV will prompt safety improvements

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A 7-year-old struck by an SUV Wednesday night in KCK is recovering, but he has a long road ahead. The community center near where he was hit hopes the crash will prompt some change on the street. The boy’s mother said he has a broken jaw, pelvis and eye sockets and is in a medically induced coma. Just before the crash, the boy was at the Connecting for Good Computer Center. Every day after school, dozens […]