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Kim Byrnes anchors and reports the news at 9am and noon. Kim came to FOX 4 in 1997. She began her career here as a general assignment reporter before getting promoted to anchor of the weekend evening shows.
Kim has been telling stories since she was a child. With a captive audience in her sixth grade class, she turned a three minute speech into 27 minutes. Her teacher told her it was a school record and she hasn’t stopped talking since.
In her spare time, which is rare, she loves to hang out with her three kids, shop, travel and fish. One of her proudest moments is reeling in a 25 pound king salmon in Alaska, which she showed off to fellow travelers at Kansas City International Airport upon landing. The baggage claim area has never quite smelled the same.
Kim has also worked as an anchor, reporter and photographer in Springfield, Missouri and Pittsburg, Kansas. She loves Kansas City and plans to call it home for a long time to come.
Email Kim at kim.byrnes@wdaftv4.com


Recent Articles
  • New study lists 100 best companies for the working mom

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new list is out naming the best companies to work for if you’re a working mom. When determining which companies to include, the list looked at which ones offered the best schedule flexibility, generous paid parental leave and mentoring programs. The list doesn’t rank the companies. Below are five that made the list: Bank of America Deloittle Ernst and Young IBM Johnson and Johnson Click here for the list of the 100 best companies for working […]

  • Hillsdale, Kan. neighborhoods see flooding like never before

    HILLSDALE, Kan. — As floodwaters rose all around the metro, Hillsdale, Kan. saw its share of the deluge, causing flooded homes and road closures. High waters and debris shut down parts of 169-Highway near Hillsdale. The Ten Mile Creek quickly overran its banks, forcing first responders to make several rescues. The roads flooded so rapidly, even the fire department had trouble getting to the certain neighborhoods. FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes spoke to Miste Brown, a Hillsdale homeowner whose family of […]

  • The most dangerous apps for kids in 2017

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New apps become available every day, so how do you keep up to protect your kids? FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes looked into a few of the most dangerous apps out there for kids that parents may not be aware of, according to Educate Empower Kids. According to the report, Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register.  The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat […]

  • Inside the KC studio where popular Facebook “how to” videos are recorded

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Did you know some of those popular “how to” videos you see all over your Facebook feed are filmed here in Kansas City? Arty McGoo started making and decorating cookies as a hobby, but when her amazing designs caught the attention of some mom friends at birthday and school parties for her kids she began a small business baking and decorating cookies for others. For Arty the cookie is the palette, the frosting her paint and […]

  • FCC warns people of the “one-ring cell phone scam”

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Returning a phone call from an unknown area code could jack up your cell phone bill. The Federal Communications Commission is warning people not to answer or return calls from nine area codes. They call it the `one-ring cell phone scam`. You get a call from an unknown number, with one of those area codes. It rings once, and then they hang up, hoping you’ll call back. You might not realize it, but the call is international, and […]

  • Professional organizer shows that ‘decluttering’ can help put your mind at ease

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What stresses you out? Bills, your job, your boss? How about your house, or more specifically, what’s in your house? Helen Cassandra Austen is a professional organizer. She says she helps clients identify their goal, sort their stuff, and then gets rid of what you don’t need. Then she puts systems in place to help keep you organized. Watch Kim Byrnes’ story to see how clutter could be stressing you out, and how Austen helped declutter […]

  • Foods that will help you keep your cool

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  We all get stressed out, but did you know there are certain foods you can eat to help you stay calm? Here’s some of the items you should be consuming when you feel stressed out: cashews grass-fed beef jerky green or chamomile tea kale smoothie sweet potatoes drizzled with coconut oil superfood seeds avocado toast Brazil nuts quinoa apples with tahini hard boiled eggs banana with almond butter chicken lettuce wraps oysters oranges lean beef edamame […]

  • FOX 4 puts pair to ‘tech cleanse’ test, one week free from screens

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If someone told you no technology for a week could you do it? Think about that for a second; no texting, no social media, no googling anything. Folks often complain about screen time, but when forced to go without, the results can be surprising FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes enlisted two people to try a tech cleanse. In the video, she explains how they did and what they realized because of it.

  • Warming fire may be to blame for massive fire that burned two historic buildings near 18th and Vine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters continue to battle hot spots after flames engulfed two historical buildings early Thursday morning. The fire broke out around 4:50 a.m. one block from 18th and Vine along Vine Street at a building directly across the street from Club Mardi Gras, a jazz club. The fire then spread to a second building. As of 8:30 a.m. flames could still be seen coming from one of the buildings as firefighters continued to battle hot spots. The […]

  • 50 Tax write-offs you should know about

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s that time of year when we start getting our tax forms in the mail, but are you writing off everything you can? FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes is takes a look at some of the write offs you may not have thought of. Click here for more.

  • Study determines at which age kids should get their first job, phone, date

    There are many milestones in a child’s life such as taking their first steps, getting their first tooth, and speaking their first word.  But what about firsts for other things such as when should kids get their first cell phone? A Harris Poll, which was released on Friday,  asked American adults and teenagers to weigh in on when it`s proper for a kid to do certain things. A hotly debated issue among parents today surrounds when kids should get access to certain electronics. On average, […]

  • More space in the works as NKC students head back to class

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Kan. — North Kansas City School District is just one of the many districts headed back to school on Wednesday. The school district recently approved a bond issue to renovate the building at North Kansas City High School, as well as add to it. The district also plans to build two new elementary schools. A sixth-grade center, which will take an existing elementary and middle school and convert them so they only house sixth-graders, is also in the […]