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
  • Students at Central Middle School greeted by KC Wolf, Chiefs Cheerleaders and the Rumble

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Improving education and getting more kids to graduate from high school are two of the goals of a brand new program in the Kansas City Missouri School District. So to kick off the effort, students at Central Middle School were greeted by KC Wolf, Chiefs Cheerleaders and the Rumble when they got off of the bus Monday morning. The idea was to create excitement among students as they head back into the classroom. The pep rally seemed to […]

  • Teletherapy can help you interact with a therapist from anywhere at anytime

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What if you could go to therapy without ever actually seeing a therapist? Well now you can. It’s called electronic counseling or teletherapy; therapy where you text or call your therapist from anywhere at any time. FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes shows viewers how it works in the video player above.

  • Bullying a growing concern for kids who battle food allergies

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kids get bullied for all sorts of reasons; maybe they’re smart or maybe they’re different. But what if your child was getting bullied for something that could kill? In the video, FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes shows us how kids with food allergies are paying a price, and why it could be deadly.

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    Suspect in custody after fleeing the scene of an accident in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —  Emergency crews were on the scene of a car accident in Overland Park, Kan. early Monday morning. According to Lenexa police, they tried to stop a vehicle for suspicious activity near 77th and Quivira, but the vehicle did not stop. Police said they did not pursue the vehicle but later heard reports that it had crashed into another vehicle near Interstate 35 and 75th St. around 5:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle that police tried […]

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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 […]