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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.


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    Women’s World Cup: U.S. advances after beating Germany 2-0 in semifinal

    MONTREAL – Following Tuesday evening’s win, the United States’ women’s soccer team is set to advance to the final game of the Women’s World Cup. In a meeting of the only two countries that have won multiple titles, the United States rode a wave of high pressure offense, tough defense and not only a penalty kick goal from midfielder Carli Lloyd in the 69th minute, but also a goal from Kelly O’Hara in the 84th minute of the game. The […]

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    Metro dad and daughter making trek to Canada to cheer on USWNT in World Cup

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Along with host country Canada, rest assured that the United States will have its fair share of fans over the next several weeks cheering on the U.S. Women’s National Team at the World Cup. Somewhere among the thousands of fans who will travel north of the border are a father and daughter duo from Overland Park. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has their story in the video.

  • Get to know Lauren Holiday of FC Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the Women’s World Cup approaches, FOX 4 will feature four women from the U.S. National Team that also play for FC Kansas City, which is the women’s professional team in Kansas City. Lauren Holiday is a midfielder from Indianapolis, Indiana who said she loves to shop and eat Mexican food.  She is also known as the team’s DJ. “The silver medal in the World Cup for sure leaves a bad taste in my mouth,” Holiday said. “So […]

  • Get to know Heather O’Reilly of FC Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the Women’s World Cup approaches, FOX 4 will feature four women from the U.S. National Team that also play for FC Kansas City, which is the women’s professional team in Kansas City. Heather O’Reilly is a defender from New Jersey who wears the same number as her soccer hero Mia Hamm. “To be part of that very elite group that’s being sent to compete in the World Cup you feel the privilege and an honor behind that, and you […]

  • Get to know Becky Sauerbrunn of FC Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the Women’s World Cup approaches, FOX 4 will feature four women from the U.S. National Team that also play for FC Kansas City, which is the women’s professional team in Kansas City. Becky Sauerbrunn, who is often referred to as one of the best defenders in the National Women’s Soccer League, is a St. Louis native, who said she likes video games and Netflix. 2015 will be Sauerbrunn’s second world cup appearance. Sauerbrunn has also earned […]

  • Royals players spend day off at golf course to benefit Royals Charities

    OLATHE, Kan. — Royals players spent their day off  battling it out on the golf course Monday as part of the Royals Charities Golf Tournament at Shadow Glen in Olathe, Kan. “Most of the time it’s a lot of sitting on the couch and really doing you know not much of anything because baseball season is a big grind ,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “But when you have  the opportunity to come out to an event as special as […]

  • Get to know Amy Rodriguez of FC Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the Women’s World Cup approaches, FOX 4 will feature four women from the U.S. National Team that also play for FC Kansas City, which is the women’s professional team in Kansas City. The first feature is Amy Rodriguez. Rodriguez is one of three moms on the team. 2015 will be Rodriguez’s first World Cup. She said she is hoping to add new hardware to her collection of two gold medals and an NCAA championship that […]

  • Royals crowd early AL All Star starting roster, with 5 players leading at their position

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Seven weeks away from the All Star Game in Cincinnati, the Kansas City Royals made a strong impression in early voting, with five players holding a starting spot as of Tuesday. There is no doubt that Royals’ fans deserve all the credit, and hopefully can keep it up as voting continues. With 44 days left to vote, catcher Salvador Perez has more votes than any other player in the American League; more than Mike Trout of […]

  • FOX 4 Team of the Week: Blue Valley Northwest Soccer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the high school spring sports season winds down, FOX 4 Sports has one of its final installations of our weekly team of the week feature. This week the Hy-Vee FOX 4 Team of the Week is an excellent soccer squad from Blue Valley Northwest. Al Wallace has the full story in the video.

  • Team of the Week: Olathe North Softball

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – FOX 4’s Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week plays on the diamond. Olathe North’s softball team is trying to send its head coach into retirement in style. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the full report in the video.

  • Team of the Week: North Kansas City Tennis

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week in the North Kansas City High School tennis team. FOX 4 has the full report in the video.

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

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This week’s FOX 4 Hy-Vee Team of the Week is a two for one at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. FOX 4’ Al Wallace has the full report about St. Thomas Aquinas track in the video.