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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
  • Often overlooked, Moses Walker helped pave the way for black baseball players

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – FOX 4 will have the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, a game that for years has been a showcase for celebrating the national past time. While Jackie Robinson is credited with breaking MLB’s color barrier back in 1947, there were many players before him that helped pave the way. Included among that group, more than 60 years before Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, there was Moses Fleetwood Walker.

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    Missouri Mavericks name Richard Matvichuk as team head coach

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo – The Missouri Mavericks hockey franchise named Richard Matvichuk the second head coach in club history on Thursday. Matvichuk takes over for Scott Hillman who resigned the post on May 21. Matvichuk has a more than two decade old relationship with professional hockey, having been a first round draft pick of the Minnesota North Stars in 1991, and helping the Dallas Stars win the Stanley Cup in 1999. Matvichuk played 14 years in the National Hockey League. “I […]

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    Shuffling in the KC Royals coaching staff

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mired in a four-game losing streak and now sitting four games below .500 as they open a series in Toronto, the Kansas City Royals have shuffled their major league coaching staff. Dale Sveum will now serve of the Royals’ hitting coach, Pedro Grifol will become the Royals’ catching instructor and Mike Jirschele will become the team’s third base coach. Sveum was the hitting instructor for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2009-11, helping the Brewers reach the NLCS […]

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    St. Louis selected to host SEC basketball tourney in 2018

    DESTIN, Fla. — The vote was unanimous among SEC athletic directors during the league’s annual spring meetings. The SEC has decided to hold the 2018 men’s basketball tournament in St. Louis, Missouri at the Scottrade Center. “I would like to thank Commissioner (Mike) Slive, his staff at the Southeastern Conference and my league counterparts for unanimously approving St. Louis’ proposal to host the 2018 Southeastern Conference Tournament for men’s basketball,” Missouri AD Mike Alden said. “I would also like to […]

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    Kansas bolsters recruiting class with addition of Mykhailiuk from Ukraine

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas basketball got a national letter of intent on Wednesday from 16-year-old Ukrainian phenom Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a 6-8, 195 pound shooting guard/small forward. The addition of Mykhailiuk adds more luster to an already impressive recruiting class for KU that will comprise next season’s freshman class. “Obviously, this is great news for us,” head coach Bill Self said. “He is 16 years old and will turn 17 in June, but his skill level, knowledge and aptitude for the game are […]

  • Kansas City Chiefs introduce first round pick Dee Ford

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Less than 24 hours after selecting Dee Ford with the 23rd overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs flew in the newest member of its defense. Ford traveled from his in Alabama to meet the Kansas City media, FOX 4′s Al Wallace was on hand and has the full report in the video.

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

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With graduation upon us, we’ll feature out last FOX 4 Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week for the school year. For that, we made a trip to Park Hill South, watch Al Wallace’s full report in the video.

  • Joe and John Hunter Nemechek at Kansas Speedway

    Father and son, Joe and John Hunter Nemechek will be very busy Friday night at the Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. John Hunter, 16, started learning the world of racing as a baby. By the age of four he was racing go-carts and quarter-midget cars. He’s named after his uncle, who died shortly before he was born from head injuries he suffered in a crash. His dad, Joe, has won multiple races in NASCAR’s premier series and […]

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    BIG 12 vs. SEC: Challenge matchups set

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The games have been set for the SEC/BIG 12 Challenge. “The Challenge series is a win-win situation for both conferences,” said head coach Bruce Weber. “It provides our teams with a high-quality, non-conference opponent, which can be difficult at times to secure. Our win over Ole Miss (last season) not only helped in the development of our team, but also represented a terrific home game for our fans.” Said Mike Slive, SEC Commissioner: “The ability to showcase […]

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    Sporting KC beats Columbus Crew 2-0

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sporting Kansas City re-claimed a share of first place in the Eastern Conference on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over the Columbus Crew at Sporting Park. Jacob Peterson and Claudio Bieler scored their first goals of 2014, while Eric Kronberg made four saves for his fourth shutout of the season, most among MLS goalkeepers. Sporting Kansas City remains unbeaten at Sporting Park in their last 11 games in all competition dating back to 2013, highlighted by […]

  • Mizzou introduces new men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Kim Anderson grew up just down the road in Sedalia. He played at Missouri and earned two degrees from the university. Tuesday’s formal introduction was one part about a new head coach and another part about a Missouri man leading Mizzou basketball. FOX 4’s Al Wallace was in Columbia when the new coach was introduced and has the full report in the video above.

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    Mizzou chooses Kim Anderson to be head men’s basketball coach

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has hired Central Missouri’s Kim Anderson, a former star player and longtime aide to Norm Stewart, as its men’s basketball coach. The decision Monday came shortly after the school’s board of curators met in Columbia, Mo. A news conference to introduce Anderson was set for Tuesday morning. READ: Official Release: Mizzou hires Kim Anderson READ: Central Missouri congratulates Kim Anderson The 58-year-old Anderson won a Division II championship at Central Missouri this season. Former UCLA coach Ben […]