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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    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”

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Immaculata basketball

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  • Chiefs top Chargers to finish atop AFC West

    SAN DIEGO — Alex Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC West title and a first-round playoff bye with a 37-27 victory Sunday against the Chargers in perhaps the final NFL game in San Diego. The Chiefs (12-4) clinched the division with the win and Oakland’s loss at Denver. San Diego fired coach Mike McCoy after the game. Smith, who went to nearby Helix High in La Mesa, scored on […]

  • Buccaneers snap Chiefs’ 5-game win streak with 19-17 victory

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jameis Winston sliced up a Kansas City defense missing top cornerback Marcus Peters, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held on for a 19-17 victory Sunday that snapped the Chiefs’ five-game winning streak. Winston threw for 331 yards to help set up four field goals by Roberto Aguayo, and hit tight end Robert Cross for a touchdown with just over 6 minutes left to give the Buccaneers (5-5) a cushion. The Chiefs (7-3) marched swiftly downfield, and […]

  • Big turnovers lift Chiefs over Panthers in dramatic comeback win, 20-17

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Marcus Peters stripped Kelvin Benjamin with 20 seconds left, Cairo Santos kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired, and the Kansas City Chiefs overcame a 17-point deficit to top the Carolina Panthers 20-17 on Sunday. The game was tied when Benjamin caught a pass from Cam Newton, and Peters ripped the ball from his arms. Santos’ fourth field goal of the day split the uprights, lifting the Chiefs (7-2) to their fifth straight victory and 17th […]

  • Chiefs staff says Smith did not suffer concussion; Andy Reid defends decision to bring him back into game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs handled the Colts Sunday afternoon for a 30 – 14 win, but it came with a high price. Two key players left the game with possible concussions, notably quarterback Alex Smith. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is the topic of conversation Monday morning after he took two hard hits to the head in Sunday’s game against the Colts. Running back Spencer Ware also left the game for concussion safety measures. Smith’s situation has garnered a […]

  • FOX 4 Blue Chips: Djimon Colbert

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week’s FOX 4 Blue Chip is another Stag from Bishop Miege. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the report on three-star defensive back prospect Djimon Colbert in the video.