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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

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    Three arrested but unclear if they’re connected to critical shooting of WyCo. deputy

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A deputy is listed in critical condition after being shot multiple times early Wednesday morning by armed robbers. Police said that a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy walked in to 7-Eleven off Shawnee Drive and  635 around 1 a.m. to get something after getting off work. The deputy was inside at the counter when three men walked into the convenience store. Police said they think these men were planning to rob the store and ended up shooting the off-duty deputy. It […]

  • In an era of constant connectivity, mindfulness offers a level of personal peace

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Are you stressed out? Do you sometimes have trouble concentrating or thinking straight? We live in a day and age where we are constantly connected with our smart phones, text messages, emails and social media. But what if we told you there’s a way to unplug and relax and it won’t cost you a dime? FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes introduces us to the concept of mindfulness and how it’s helped everyone from moms to CEOs, veterans […]

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    “American Idol” season 14 preview

    American Idol is back. Idol judge Harry Connick Jr. share’s with FOX 4’s own Kim Byrnes his excitement for season 14. Auditions come to Kansas City tonight and will in a two hour special on FOX. Be sure to look for Lee’s Summit singer Zach Kaltenbach’s audition.  

  • Putting the ‘Werewolf Diet’ to the test

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It seems like we hear about a new diet every day. Paleo, Atkins, low-fat, low-sugar; the list goes on and on. You might think you’ve heard it all, but have you heard about the Werewolf Diet? It claims you can lose six-to-10 pounds in one day. But does it work? We were skeptical, and so was trainer Liz Kampschroeder who volunteered to try the diet for one week. “This whole diet is based around the phases […]

  • Students head back to school in KCMO, KCK

    KANSAS CITY — School started for students in both the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District and Kansas City Public Schools. FOX 4 was on hand as students and teachers made their way into classrooms at a brand new school in KCK and newly reopened school in KCMO. Katie Ferrell and Kim Byrnes have the reports in the videos.

  • 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 […]