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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
  • Prep report: High school football kicks off in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Friday night features the first week of the FOX 4 Hy-Vee Pre Report. If it seems a bit early for high school football, it is. The Missouri schools started a week earlier than usual and the Kansas schools kickoff the football season in two weeks. We start with our game of the week: Liberty at Lee’s Summit West. FOX 4 Sports’ Al Wallace and Jason Lamb have all the scores and highlights in the video

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    Freak injury sidelined Charles against Carolina Panthers Sunday night

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs returned from Charlotte, North Carolina early Monday morning looking forward to a well-deserved day off. As they look ahead to Saturday night’s third preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at Arrowhead Stadium, we’ve found out why All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles missed Sunday night’s loss at the hands of the Carolina Panthers. “Well, he was actually carrying a box down from the dorms,” said head coach Andy Reid. “He came down the grassy slope there and rolled his […]

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    Andy Reid takes ‘ice bucket challenge,’ expresses appreciation to St. Joe

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — After opening their 2014 training camp on the campus of Missouri Western University more than three weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their practices on Thursday. They’re now preparing to continue workouts at their headquarters near Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Chiefs 5-year contract with Missouri Western is now over, and it’s unclear if the team will return next season. “We finished up practice today and we appreciate the people here in St. […]

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    Royals acquire Josh Willingham from Minnesota

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals announced Monday they have acquired outfielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Jason Adam.  In a corresponding 40-man roster move, the Royals have requested unconditional release waivers on right-handed pitcher Wilking Rodriguez.  The team is planning to make a move to add Willingham to the 25-man roster when he reports to Kansas City on Tuesday. Willingham, 35, was hitting .210 with 12 home runs, 34 […]

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    Mattocks scores, Whitecaps beat Sporting KC 2-0

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Playing in a rare Sunday night game in primetime, Sporting KC saw its road win streak snapped at five matches with a 2-0 loss at Vancouver. The Whitecaps watched as Sporting’s Igor Juliao scored an own goal in the game’s 17th minute. Then, Darren Mattocks scored another goal for the home team in the 39th minute. Sporting hadn’t lost a match since late May. Next up are three home matches over the next three weekends against […]

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    Chiefs prepare with final practice before preseason opener against Cincinnati

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs got their final day of practice in on Monday, their last chance for a full-squad workout prior to Thursday’s preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Andy Reid said every available player would have an opportunity to play, and all four quarterbacks on the roster would play one quarter each. “This is what you want to do in the preseason,” said Reid. “You’ve got a lot of young guys. You want your […]

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    Chiefs battle injury bug in training camp

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo.  — It’s not what you’d call a M*A*S*H unit yet, and they don’t carry the sting that injuries do in the middle of an NFL regular season, but the Kansas City Chiefs have had a rash of injuries lately, and they are both numerous and notable. On Thursday, defensive back Sanders Commings was scheduled for surgery to repair a broken ankle suffered in Wednesday’s workout. Also on Thursday, Pro Bowl Safety Eric Berry left practice on cart […]

  • 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 […]