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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
  • 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 […]

  • Annual induction ceremonies take place at College Basketball Experience Hall of Fame

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a three day celebration of college basketball, and it involves games played on Monday and Tuesday, but the highlight has to be the annual induction ceremonies at the College Basketball Hall of Fame in downtown Kansas City. The hall of fame ceremonies took place at the Midland Theatre Sunday night and were proceeded by a meet and greet and press conference at the College Basketball Experience. Among the inductees in the class of 2014 is […]

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Rockhurst swim and dive

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee Team of the Week is used to winning state championships. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the report on Rockhurst High School’s swim and dive team, where once again, it’s Groundhog Day.

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

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week hails from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, where the volleyball team was all the talk. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the full report in the video.

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Lee’s Summit softball

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Lee’s Summit High School softball team just won its second straight state championship, which is why they are FOX 4’s Hy-Vee Team of the Week.

  • Ned Yost: I’m not a dope but not the smartest guy either

    SAN FRANCISCO — Ned Yost, Royals manager, was asked Thursday in San Francisco about the adjective often used to describe him: You know the one: “Stupid”. You’ve heard it said, “We’ve been ‘Yosted’ again.” His response: “”I don’t account for it. I don’t care about it. You know what? I understand how this game is. I know that if something good happens, I’m going to look smart. My players won a ballgame yesterday… you know what I did? Nothing. I […]

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    Yost names Shields World Series Game One starter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals manager Ned Yost confirmed on Saturday that pitcher James Shields will be his starter in Game One of the World Series, when the Royals meet the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Yost also said that Yordano Ventura would be his Game Two starter. It’s not confirmed, but it’s believed that Giants Manager Bruce Bochy will counter with NLCS MVP Madison Bumgarner to oppose Shields in Game One. The Giants are due to […]

  • Royals pop postseason corks again to celebrate ALCS sweep

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals are champions of the American League and headed back to the World Series for the first time since 1985. While at times the team was up and down, especially right before the All-Star break, pitcher James Shields said this was their expectation from the beginning. “This was our main goal in spring training, we knew we had a good team,” Shields said. “We’re going to the World Series, that’s what it’s all […]

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

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee Team of the Week is off to a strong start. The Lee’s Summit North girls’ tennis squad is 13 and 1 so far. Al Wallace has the full report in the video.