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Kim Byrnes is the weekend morning anchor and reports three days a week. 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 part-time for the past 6 years, but is now back in the saddle and full-time once again.

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
  • College isn’t getting cheaper, but scholarships can be found many ways

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s no secret that going to college is expensive. But, if you know where to look, you can find scholarships to help pay for it. Are you left-handed? Are you short? Can you spell your name the same way forward and backward? If you answered yes to any of those questions you are eligible for college scholarships. FOX 4′s Kim Byrnes is working for you with ways to find that extra money in the video below.

  • FOX 4 sends sixth grader’s parents back to school

    KANSAS CITY – Remember your school days? Backpacks, hallway passes and after-school activities ruled the day. Well, those things still exist, but some parents might say the whole school experience nowadays is on steroids. We enlisted the brave Baxters to take part in our experiment. They agreed to do all the homework their sixth grader Olivia does for one week. Watch the video to see how the Baxters fared.

  • Calorie restriction: live longer, exercise less

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – For most Americans it is common knowledge that watching your diet, and exercising more typically results in losing weight. But scientists in St. Louis are discovering that there is a more efficient way to get results, which goes beyond just weight loss. They have found that if a person or animal eats less, they can actually do less physical activity and still lose weight, while possibly living longer. Dr. Luigi Fontana, a research professor of medicine […]

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    Sporting KC player tweets from Beirut during blasts

    BEIRUT, Lebanon – Sporting Kansas City player, Soony Saad, tweeted to his followers about the two blasts that killed multiple people in Beirut, Tuesday. Saad was in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, as bombs exploded outside the Iranian embassy less than two miles from where he was. “Two explosions less than two miles away from me,” he tweeted. The blasts killed at least 23 people. On Wednesday, he tweeted once more. “Just hold on, I’m coming home,” he tweeted. Saad […]

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    Plastic surgery on the rise as people seek perfect profile pic

    How far would you go to have the perfect profile pic? Would you consider a little nip-tuck? Maybe a little Botox? According to a poll from the American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, surgeons say they’re seeing a 31 percent increase in plastic surgery requests as a result of how people want to present themselves on social media. Doctors say, ‘We live in a very visual world, and have come to expect that we will be `Googled` or […]

  • Study: Porn is biggest threat to your smartphone

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s one of the biggest threats to your smartphone — porn. Mobile users don’t actually check out pornography often. It accounts for just one percent of all mobile traffic. But, for those that do, the risk for inadvertently downloading malware increases three-fold. That makes watching porn on your smartphone as a far bigger threat than viewing it on a PC. The study was done by Blue Coat — a web security and optimization company. Blue Coat […]

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    Week 5: Kim’s progress and new goals

    A Blog on FOX 4′ s Kim Byrnes fitness plan: Note from Kim’s personal trainer Liz Kampschroeder: Week 5 started off with Kim and I taping a segment Monday morning, then meeting later that afternoon to train.  We had talked about the Taco Bell salad fiasco last week, and thought it would be a great idea to put the visual to the test and talk about the pitfalls of eating out.  After taping the segment I realized two things…Kim and […]

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    Kim’s Fitness Mission: Week 3, 4 is All About Food!

    Week three and week four all wrapped into one! Note from Kim’s personal trainer Liz Kampschroeder: Kim and I got to meet almost back to back thanks to our crazy schedules, hitting a Friday afternoon session at Blox gym followed by a mid day session at Laser Sharp Fitness in Leawood on Monday. On Friday the big topic of the session was nutrition. Kim has been sending me her daily food journals for feedback and the biggest thing that has […]

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    Week 2: Staying on Track with Bumps in the Road

    Words of wisdom from Supersonic Trainer Liz Kampschroeder: Setting a goal is easy. It’s chasing that goal that can be tricky. There’s that little thing called “life” that can get in the way. After a great first session together, and a chat about food and cardio goals for the week, the flu hit Kim’s household. Putting it bluntly, all of our great intentions went right out the window. Our second session got pushed back to the end of the week, […]

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    Day One of Getting My “Sexy” Back is in the Books!

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alright, we are really doing this.  I don’t want it to be annoying or dumb, so please let me know if you feel it is becoming either!  I want to become the best version of me, hopefully you are along for the ride! I started training with the fabulous Liz Kampschroeder on Monday at Body Blox Gym just down the hill from the station.  Liz had to laugh when I walked in with my McDonald’s diet […]

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    Woman Lives Out Bible Literally for Year, Writes Book, Gets Scorned for Use of Word ‘Vagina’

    An Evangelical blogger’s attempt to “live Biblically” has caused some controversy in Evangelical circles. Rachel Held Evans was raised Evangelical Christian. She often speaks at Christian universities and her father is a professor at a faith-based college in Tennessee. Evans’ Biblical background got her thinking about the Bible’s rules for women, so she set out to abide by them for a year — literally. Evans embarked on a 12-month experiment and wrote about it on her blog. Her husband, Dan […]

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    18 Animals Left Behind After Kennel Owner Gets Scammed

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — An area kennel owner said he was the victim of a scam. He said the scammer stole close to $4,000 and left behind 18 mouths to feed. Floyd Ball, who owns the kennel, said a guy dropped off 13 cats and five dogs for a stay. While he was at the kennel, Ball said the man noticed one of the kennel’s buildings needed some repairs and offered to his services. Ball paid him close to $4,000 […]