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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
  • 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.

  • Sports commission makes its bid to keep Big 12 Championship hoops in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Sports Commission gave the Big 12 Conference its bid book on Tuesday, one day ahead of the deadline. The city is bidding on the Big 12 Championship for basketball for the years 2017 through 2020. The book is 400 pages thick with everything from hotel contracts to arena setups. Also included in the bid package is a promotional video that was shot in March showcasing anything and everything that made the championship a success […]

  • Highly anticipated showdown between KU, WSU set for Sunday

    OMAHA, Neb. — It’s the matchup many college basketball fans in the Kansas City area and Sunflower State hoped to see when the NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed on Selection Sunday. The second-seeded Kansas Jayhawks and seventh-seeded Wichita State Shockers moved on to round two of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with wins on Friday. Kansas toppled New Mexico State, 75-56 and Wichita State slid past Indiana, 81-76. Those wins set up something that’s only happened a handful of times, […]

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    Luke Hochevar’s family spends spring training in Surprise

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The family of Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar plans to spend spring training in Surprise, Ariz. Hochevar and his wife Ashley said they plan to have plenty of family time with their to two daughters for the next six weeks. Watch the video above to hear from Hochevar and his wife.  

  • Royals base coach Jirschele recounts decision to stop Gordon at third in World Series

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The most often-asked question regarding the Kansas City Royals during the past offseason was: Do you think Alex Gordon could’ve scored if he had been waved home in Game 7 of the World Series? Gordon ultimately came up 90 feet short of tying Game 7 after his triple. Salvador Perez popped out to end the Royals’ dream run through the playoffs only one win from the crown that the San Francisco Giants won. FOX 4’s Al Wallace […]

  • Fans visit the Royals in Surprise, Arizona for spring training

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Royals are in Surprise, Arizona for spring training, and with them are some fans who call the town “home” during the winter months. FOX 4 sports director Al Wallace reports with how these families have become part of the team, in the video player above.

  • Royals arrive to Spring Training looking to defend American League crown

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — While snowblowers got a work out in Kansas City on Thursday, lawnmowers were hard at work preparing fields for the beginning of Kansas City Royals’ Spring Training in Arizona. Royals’ pitchers and catchers reported for duty, and some members of the reigning American League champions talked to FOX 4 Sports’ Al Wallace. Watch his report in the video above, and watch him on FOX 4 the rest of this week as he reports live from Surprise.

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    Coach Self admits disappointment in his assistant, arrested for marijuana possession

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard was arrested and fined for misdemeanor possession of marijuana last July, but his boss, Bill Self, didn’t find out about it until Wednesday, Feb. 11. Both facts have landed Howard in hot water with a two-week suspension. FOX 4’s Al Wallace attended a news conference in Lawrence and reports it was obvious the subject is unsettling to Coach Self. Howard played for Self at Illinois and is now in his second year […]