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.

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Recent Articles
  • Meal prep

    Eating healthy made easy with meals delivered to your door

    LENEXA, Kan. –Recently, a study found, people spend six percent of their days inside the grocery store. For the month of May, FOX 4 is working for you with some other options to save you time and money on dinner. One option is called Evolve Paleo Chef. FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes takes you inside the facility in Lenexa, Kan., as well as speaks with a client on whether it’s worth the money.

  • Police Chief Darryl Forte

    KCMO police chief, Darryl Forte, says job cuts won’t cut back on officers currently on the streets

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Kansas City Police, Chief Darryl Forte, weighs in on job cuts in his latest blog. The chief says he’s worked out exactly where positions are going to be reduced, and the city is not going to lose any officers currently on the streets. The chief says, “Keep in mind we are eliminating positions, not people. All the positions that are being reduced this year already were vacant or are expected to be vacated through attrition. Many of these spots […]

  • KCPD investigating after homeowner allegedly shoots suspect trying to steal vehicle

    KCPD investigating after homeowner allegedly shoots suspect trying to steal vehicle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a shooting involving a homeowner who police say shot and injured a suspect who appeared to be stealing his truck Friday  morning. The incident happened in the 11800 block of E. 47th Street around 7:15 a.m. “When we got here we found a suspect was stealing a truck from one of the homeowners here,” said Capt. Mark Terman of the KCPD. “At that time there was a confrontation and the suspect was shot by the homeowner.” Police […]

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    Local gamer says he thinks he knows why so many are addicted to video games

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Is your child addicted to video games? According to research, nearly one in 10 young gamers is. So how do you know if your child is in trouble? Ryan Sipes is in his 20’s and still likes to play the occasional video game, but he limits himself– which is something he didn’t used to do. “It’s difficult with video games because it’s not like alcoholism where you get drunk one night and ram into a mailbox or […]

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    Local photographer aims to make women feel sexy in a tasteful way

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — ‘Boudoir’ gets a bad rap for being too risqué or raunchy, but local photographer, Darbi G.,  makes women feel empowered, sexy and tasteful. Watch the video above to see what a session with Darbi G is like.

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    Repairs to water main break expected to slow traffic near 75th and Metcalf

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — While crews work to repair a water main break that occurred at a busy Overland Park, Kan., intersection, drivers are asked to avoid the area Monday morning. The break happened  at the intersection of 75th and Metcalf, just before 9 p.m. on Sunday and crews worked through the night to make repairs. Repair crews were still working Monday morning. Multiple lanes in the area were also closed to drivers. FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes reported that a northbound lane on Metcalf […]

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    Kim Byrnes tests out locally made hover board

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — One of the hottest gift requests this year is a hover board. FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes decided to test out a locally made version of the toy at Scheels and seemed to have a blast while doing so.

  • Black Friday deals

    Rain does not stop Black Friday shoppers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The rain didn’t stop shoppers from lining up outside of stores across the metro Friday morning as they prepared to do some Black Friday shopping. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart, Rob Collins and Kim Byrnes stopped by a few stores to see what deals caused people to get out of bed early and endure the cold.

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    Metro couple dishes details on how they successfully dropped more than 100 pounds

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A lot of people this time of year are thinking about their weight and what they are eating. FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes looks at the latest diet trends and talked to one metro couple about how they dropped the pounds.

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    Traveling to Game 3 won’t be cheap for Royals fans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Traveling can be expensive, especially when it involves traveling to New York to catch a World Series game. Flights were still available Thursday morning for those looking to book a last-minute trip. The flights leave just after noon on Friday, but won’t get fans to La Guardia airport until 6:51 p.m. The stadium is then a two mile drive from the airport, or about 20 blocks. The cheapest flight FOX 4 could find was $479 then […]

  • David Price, Yordano Ventura, starting pitchers in Game 6 ALCS.

    Royals prepare for possibility of rain delays; Ventura and Price to start Game 6

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Blue Jays need a win Friday night at ‘The K’ to survive the series, while one win for the Royals means the team is in The World Series against the New York Mets. Toronto is bringing out David Price as starting pitcher.  Meanwhile, the Kansas City Royals are counting on Yordano Ventura. “Just taking it like another game,” Ventura said in a news conference. “Just happy to be able to bring the series back home to […]

  • The Johnson County Gateway Project

    Johnson County drivers at I-435, I-35, K-10 interchange should pay attention or miss their exit

      OLATHE, Kan. — The massive Johnson County Gateway Project is throwing some drivers for a curve on Friday morning, as they discover exits have changed and now come earlier than expected. The redesigned I-435, I-35 and K-10 interchange is well underway with lanes changing on a regular basis. Now exits have changed, too. The main take-away: Pay attention! The exits you’re used to now come earlier. Watch FOX 4 Kim Byrnes’ report in video player above to prepare yourself […]