Al Wallace

FOX 4 Sports

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

  • Mizzou forward Zach Price dismissed from basketball team

    Posted on: 4:45 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — More than a week after he was arrested and jailed twice in one day, Missouri basketball junior...
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  • Columbia, police say no charges in DGB case of possible assault

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Just three days after being suspended indefinitely by Head Coach Gary Pinkel for breaking team rules, Missouri...
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  • KU’s Embiid declares for NBA Draft

    Posted on: 3:23 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas freshman Joel Embiid has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. The 7′ 0″ center announced Wednesday...
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  • Mizzou football suspends Green-Beckham indefinitely

    Posted on: 5:23 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel has indefinitely suspended wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the...
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  • Andrew Wiggins declares for NBA Draft

    Posted on: 9:46 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    LAWRENCE, Kan. – On Monday afternoon, with his parents and his brother Mitch by his side, Andrew Wiggins announced that his...
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    Andrew Wiggins announced he's going pro on Monday, March 31, with family and Kansas head coach Bill Self at his side. (Photo: J.W. Edwards/WDAF-TV)
  • Mizzou’s Jordan Clarkson chooses to enter NBA draft

    Posted on: 12:32 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 07:55pm, March 31, 2014

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Basketball’s Jordan Clarkson announced on Monday that he will forgo his final collegiate season and make himself...
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  • Last-second shot propels CMU Mules into National Championship game

    Posted on: 9:04 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — T.J. White of Central Missouri made a lay-up with just one second remaining to give his team...
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  • NFL team owner and founder, Ralph Wilson, passes away at 95

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 05:29pm, March 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson passed away today at the age of 95. Wilson was one...
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  • Andy Reid talks NFL coaching philosophy at spring meeting

    Posted on: 5:13 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    ORLANDO, Fla. — As the NFL is conducting its spring meetings in Orlando, Florida, Chiefs Head Coach, Andy Reid, was...
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  • Jayhawks prepare for third round vs. Stanford

    Posted on: 8:13 pm, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 10:36pm, March 22, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Second seeded Kansas takes on 10th seeded Stanford on Sunday, with the winner advancing to the...
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  • Mizzou Tigers overcome 13-point deficit, win in first round of NIT game

    Posted on: 10:30 pm, March 18, 2014, by

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Playing in front of a crowd of less than 2,500, the Missouri Tigers overcame a 13-point deficit...
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  • Royals look to Yordana Ventura to fill 5th starter position

    Posted on: 6:08 pm, March 18, 2014, by

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — One of the major concerns for the Royals during their spring training camp this year has been...
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