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Loren Halifax anchors the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts at FOX 4. She joined FOX 4 in March of 2002.
Loren has worked in television news on behalf of viewers for more than two decades. She began her career as the evening anchor and reporter at KTAB-TV in Abilene, Texas. She went on to anchor and report at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. She reported on the 2000 presidential election—from the Iowa straw poll to the Florida ballot fiasco. She investigated dangers to the public in state security after the September 11th attacks. She even drove her car into the Des Moines River and sank it with only the cameras and herself inside, to show viewers how to get out alive. Loren won the Midwest Broadcaster’s Association honor for Investigative Reporting and NPPA honors for reporting.
She taught news writing as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Abilene Christian University (ACU). In 2004, she won an Outstanding Alumnus Award from ACU.
Loren has volunteered for many causes close to her, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Children’s Mercy Miracle Network, the Salvation Army, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, AIDS research funding and aid for victims of domestic violence.
Loren enjoys just about everything in the metro, from sports to the symphony. She loves the metro’s fountains and gardens. Two of her favorite spots are Powell Gardens and the rose garden at Loose Park. She also enjoys Kansas City cuisine, from steaks and sushi to barbecue and brats.


Recent Articles
  • Take the picture: After Sabetha community shaken by crash that killed three, one woman’s Facebook post goes viral

    SABETHA, Kan. — A Kansas woman’s Facebook post is going viral for a really good reason. It was one of hundreds made over the last 10 days to support the people of Sabetha, Kansas, after a car crash killed the mother, sister and uncle of two football players just after the team won the state championship. But this post is creating a wider ripple effect because it offers up such an important reminder for all of us: Take the picture. […]

  • Independence police officer severely injured in shooting is coming home for the holidays

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A severely injured Independence police officer will be home for the holidays, and a big event is planned to welcome him home. Officer Tom Wagstaff was critically injured in March in a burglary and shooting. Because of his injuries, Wagstaff has been in long-term rehabilitation at the Madonna Rehab Hospital in Omaha. But on Dec. 8, Wagstaff will finally return home. When he returns, a special escort will take Wagstaff around Independence. Police are asking people to come […]

  • Tech N9ne talks new music, Grammy nominations and an up-and-coming KCK rapper

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fox 4 caught up with Tech N9ne Wednesday while he shopped for the Hot 103 Jamz Food and Toy Drive. He has new music in the works and few friends who are up for Grammy awards. But all that isn’t stopping him from giving back to his hometown. Tech and his Strange Music business partner Travis O’Guin believe in giving back, no matter how busy life gets. They’re helping with the food and toy drive this […]

  • Fox 4 joins rapper Tech N9ne during toy shopping spree for Santa’s Wonderland in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Santa’s Wonderland is coming up, and a famous Kansas City rap artist is stocking up. Tech N9ne and his partner Travis went shopping for toys Monday, all for Santa’s Wonderland. It’s a big Christmas party for kids and families who live in Kansas City’s urban core. Watch the shopping spree in the video player above. Tech N9ne and singer/songwriter Major will perform, and kids get to meet Santa and pick out a toy for Christmas.’ “I […]

  • Experts make new discoveries about two mummies who have lived in KC for 96 years

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two mummies have been living in Kansas City for the past 96 years, but they didn’t have names until now. They stayed on display from 1940 to 1960 then got locked away in a basement until a new mummy exhibit came to Union Station. Now modern medicine is giving us new insight to these ancient KC transplants. Watch the video above to learn more about what experts have been able to discover.   

  • A pet chiropractor could help your furry friend feel better and be active again

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pet chiropractor? Yes, it’s a thing. Certified animal chiropractors examine, treat and restore an animal’s central nervous system function. Many pet owners seek chiropractic care for furry friends that have had traumatic injuries, surgery or lameness issues, such as arthritis, stiffness, difficulty walking or standing. Watch the video above to see a pet chiropractor in action and meet some animals who have benefited from an adjustment.  Some pet chiropractors are veterinarians who become certified. Others are […]

  • Royals fan from Hutchinson travels west to donate kidney to long-time friend who is a Giants fan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Would you donate a kidney to a friend? A friend who’s a San Francisco Giants fan? A Royals fan from Hutchinson, Kansas is about to do that Wednesday morning in California. Josh Harrold is donating a kidney to his long-time buddy Kelly Van Der Berghe. She has PKD: Polycystic Kidney Disease. FOX 4 Skyped with them from Stanford hospital Tuesday night before their transplant surgery. “We’ve known each other for about 15 years, and Kelly posted […]

  • Moved by eclipse experience, metro woman collects glasses to provide same view in poorer countries

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You could have seen Monday’s solar eclipse with a pinhole viewer, or by looking at shadows, but it’s hard to deny the best view came via those solar shades. Tobi Omodehinde’s first eclipse was in her native Nigeria, but she and her classmates never got to see it with the special shades. “We got a bucket, filled it up with water. At the time I thought it was awesome, then it happened again and I was […]

  • Discouragement and disgust over all that was lost in gushing water in Kansas City, Kan.

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Some residents in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan., blame unreliable pumps for the flooding that occurred in their homes and in their cars over the weekend. The Unified Government, however, says the pumps used to prevent flooding in the area were working, but just couldn’t keep up with the pace of the four-and-a-half inches of rain that fell Saturday night into Sunday. Residents we spoke to say they are heartbroken over what they have […]

  • Church campers, some away from home for first time, witness rapidly rising waters in Odessa

    ODESSA, Mo. — Dozens of campers staying at a campground near Odessa experienced a little more Mother Nature than they expected overnight.  These campers are young kids, starting at fourth grade, and for some of them, this church camp is the first time they’ve been away from home. FOX 4’s Loren Halifax reports in the video.

  • Expert weighs in on which apps are best to buy and sell bargains

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What are the best apps to sell your stuff? Do they work better than garage sales or Craigslist? FOX 4’s Loren Halifax asked our expert to compare the top four to see what works, and what doesn’t. See what she has to say in the video.

  • A favorite Kansas City ice cream shop to serve Burnt Ends Barbecue Ice Cream

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City ice cream shop is serving up scoops of what might be the perfect ice cream flavor for Kansas City.  Would you ‘dare’ to try Burnt Ends Barbecue Ice Cream ? David Friesen, Betty Rae’s Ice Cream owner, said he has wanted to create and sell a barbecue ice cream since he opened a few years ago. He has spent lots of time and tried out several recipes, trying to come up with the […]