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.

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Recent Articles
  • fire

    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 […]

  • taxes

    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.

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    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, […]

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    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 […]

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    Independence police investigating shooting at Days Inn Motel

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police are investigating a shooting Wednesday morning. Independence police dispatcher says the shooting happened around 5:11 a.m., in the  13700 block of E. 42nd Terrace at the Days Inn Motel. Police could also be seen at 7 a.m., going door to door at the America’s Best Value Inn, which is next to the Days Inn. The victim’s injuries have been classified as non life-threatening. FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes reports seeing one man being taken away in […]

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    Olathe Police Department hosts school supplies drive for local children

    OLATHE, Kan. —   Olathe police want to make sure local kids have all of their school supplies when they head back this fall. As part of Backpacks and Badges, the Olathe Police Department is collecting any and all supplies students may need when heading back to school. Some of the items needed include: Backpacks Highlighters Kleenex Rulers Glue sticks Earbuds Reg. size Crayons Click here for more.

  • cooking

    Are ‘Dinner at Your Door’ services really more cost effective?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With many ‘Dinner at Your Door’ services popping up all over the metro, FOX 4 has been looking into how different ones work. The final service featured was Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a service that delivers all the ingredients you need to make a meal to your door. The recipes are included with the ingredients and most meals take about 30 minutes. After profiling four services, Kim Byrnes decided to test whether the services were really worth […]

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    Dinner at Your Door: Eating healthy has never been easier

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — Looking for faster, easier ways to get dinner at your door? Healthy Meals Inc., cooks fresh meals for you daily and delivers them to your door each day by 6 a.m., in an insulated tote cooler. They will honor any type of dietary request or restriction. They’re endorsed by Sporting KC and part of their training table. They’re now running a Get Summer Ready special, information on their website. Click here to learn more.

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    Company shops, cooks, cleans in effort to make meals as stress-free as possible

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –What if someone else did all your grocery shopping for you, then came to your house and turned into a personal chef? Sounds like it’s only for rich celebrities, but it’s not. Friend that Cooks sits down with a family, makes a meal plan, does the grocery shopping, cooks the food, packages it all up and then cleans up the mess. Owner of Friend that Cooks, Brandon O’Dell, said the service is meant to be completely stress-free. Watch the […]

  • 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.

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    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 […]