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
  • FCC warns people of the “one-ring cell phone scam”

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Returning a phone call from an unknown area code could jack up your cell phone bill. The Federal Communications Commission is warning people not to answer or return calls from nine area codes. They call it the `one-ring cell phone scam`. You get a call from an unknown number, with one of those area codes. It rings once, and then they hang up, hoping you’ll call back. You might not realize it, but the call is international, and […]

  • Professional organizer shows that ‘decluttering’ can help put your mind at ease

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What stresses you out? Bills, your job, your boss? How about your house, or more specifically, what’s in your house? Helen Cassandra Austen is a professional organizer. She says she helps clients identify their goal, sort their stuff, and then gets rid of what you don’t need. Then she puts systems in place to help keep you organized. Watch Kim Byrnes’ story to see how clutter could be stressing you out, and how Austen helped declutter […]

  • Foods that will help you keep your cool

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  We all get stressed out, but did you know there are certain foods you can eat to help you stay calm? Here’s some of the items you should be consuming when you feel stressed out: cashews grass-fed beef jerky green or chamomile tea kale smoothie sweet potatoes drizzled with coconut oil superfood seeds avocado toast Brazil nuts quinoa apples with tahini hard boiled eggs banana with almond butter chicken lettuce wraps oysters oranges lean beef edamame […]

  • FOX 4 puts pair to ‘tech cleanse’ test, one week free from screens

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If someone told you no technology for a week could you do it? Think about that for a second; no texting, no social media, no googling anything. Folks often complain about screen time, but when forced to go without, the results can be surprising FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes enlisted two people to try a tech cleanse. In the video, she explains how they did and what they realized because of it.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.