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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
  • Highly anticipated showdown between KU, WSU set for Sunday

    OMAHA, Neb. — It’s the matchup many college basketball fans in the Kansas City area and Sunflower State hoped to see when the NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed on Selection Sunday. The second-seeded Kansas Jayhawks and seventh-seeded Wichita State Shockers moved on to round two of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with wins on Friday. Kansas toppled New Mexico State, 75-56 and Wichita State slid past Indiana, 81-76. Those wins set up something that’s only happened a handful of times, […]

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    Luke Hochevar’s family spends spring training in Surprise

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The family of Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar plans to spend spring training in Surprise, Ariz. Hochevar and his wife Ashley said they plan to have plenty of family time with their to two daughters for the next six weeks. Watch the video above to hear from Hochevar and his wife.  

  • Royals base coach Jirschele recounts decision to stop Gordon at third in World Series

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The most often-asked question regarding the Kansas City Royals during the past offseason was: Do you think Alex Gordon could’ve scored if he had been waved home in Game 7 of the World Series? Gordon ultimately came up 90 feet short of tying Game 7 after his triple. Salvador Perez popped out to end the Royals’ dream run through the playoffs only one win from the crown that the San Francisco Giants won. FOX 4’s Al Wallace […]

  • Fans visit the Royals in Surprise, Arizona for spring training

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Royals are in Surprise, Arizona for spring training, and with them are some fans who call the town “home” during the winter months. FOX 4 sports director Al Wallace reports with how these families have become part of the team, in the video player above.

  • Royals arrive to Spring Training looking to defend American League crown

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — While snowblowers got a work out in Kansas City on Thursday, lawnmowers were hard at work preparing fields for the beginning of Kansas City Royals’ Spring Training in Arizona. Royals’ pitchers and catchers reported for duty, and some members of the reigning American League champions talked to FOX 4 Sports’ Al Wallace. Watch his report in the video above, and watch him on FOX 4 the rest of this week as he reports live from Surprise.

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    Coach Self admits disappointment in his assistant, arrested for marijuana possession

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard was arrested and fined for misdemeanor possession of marijuana last July, but his boss, Bill Self, didn’t find out about it until Wednesday, Feb. 11. Both facts have landed Howard in hot water with a two-week suspension. FOX 4’s Al Wallace attended a news conference in Lawrence and reports it was obvious the subject is unsettling to Coach Self. Howard played for Self at Illinois and is now in his second year […]

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Liberty girls basketball

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  This week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week is one of the best basketball teams in the metro, and has the record to prove it. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the full report on a team thriving both on and off the court, Liberty High School’s girls basketball team.

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Blue Valley NW Wrestling

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —  Our FOX 4 Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week hosts one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in the metro, and just like last year, the results were all good. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the full report on Blue Valley Northwest wrestling in the video.  

  • KU student athlete helps bring dynamic change to NCAA legislation

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The winds of change for intercollegiate athletics, have been blowing for years, with everything from conference realignment, to the first year of a college football playoff system. The winds continued to blow earlier this month with legislation passed at the NCAA Convention in Washington, DC. FOX 4’s Al Wallace spent some time recently with a student athlete from the University of Kansas, who had a voice in the legislation passed that is considered by some as the […]

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Park Hill South Swimming

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week is the first of 2015, and is off to a hot start in the pool.  FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the full report on Park Hill South girls swimming.

  • Lee’s Summit quarterback Drew Lock wins annual Simone Award

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Tommy Simone was 12 years old when he was killed in an automobile accident back in 1983. Later that year, his parents helped establish an award in his name that would honor the best high school football player in the Kansas City metro area. Tuesday, that annual award was presented at Lee’s Summit High School to quarterback Drew Lock. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the full report in the video.

  • Former FOX 4 Blue Chip athlete Shane Ray leads the way on defense for Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a big holiday weekend of college football, Alabama, Oregon, TCU and Florida State are the teams listed as the top four in the next-to-last release of the College Football Playoff rankings. Fresh off an SEC East division clinching victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Missouri Tigers checked in at number 16. The Tigers are set to meet Alabama this weekend in Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game. Missouri earned a second-straight division championship thanks in […]