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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    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.

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • The 28th annual Holiday Mart has arrived in Kansas City.

    Junior League Holiday Mart arrives in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 28th annual Holiday Mart has arrived in Kansas City. The event is put on by the Junior League of Kansas City, Mo., (JLKCMO) and is listed as the league’s largest fundraiser. More than 21,000 shoppers will unite and purchase goods from more than 200 local and national retailers during the event. Holiday Mart is labeled as the city’s biggest and longest-running non-profit holiday shopping event.Proceeds from the event help support the Junior League’s community projects. In […]

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    “We’re back! Deal with it!”: Royals shirts ready to hit stores

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. —  Royals merchandise is in high demand after Wednesday night’s win. Gametime Graphics in Independence, Mo., put their own spin on the win and created the postseason shirts that say, “We’re back, deal with it.” The company says the idea behind the shirt is that you can’t beat a Royal Flush. ‘We’re Back’ tees are available now at local participating Hy-Vee stores. Online at

  • 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 […]