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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
  • Amid the hype and hysteria about charcoal skin masks, what’s truly the better way to better skin?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Have you seen what girls are watching on YouTube — and trying at home? Charcoal skin masks can be good or bad… really bad. Activated charcoal masks are the latest fad when it comes to treating your skin, but the do-it-yourself and even some store versions can also remove your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Dan Aires says it’s like using tape to strip your skin. Repeatedly. So, FOX 4’s Loren Halifax asked Dr. Aires for a better […]

  • MU researcher highlights levels of BPA found in common items, and what amplifies absorption

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Studies show that adults are exposed to the chemical Bisphenol A, called BPA, in thermal receipts and that using hand sanitizer increases absorption rates. FOX 4’s Loren Halifax went to University of Missouri in Columbia to interview Dr. Fred vom Saal, PhD, about the research and his new book, “Integrative Environmental Medicine.” Dr. vom Saal says that research studies around the globe show we are all exposed to many chemicals every day in our environment. Out […]

  • Topeka officer who rescued boy from pond was looking for suspects when he saw boy

    TOPEKA, Kan. — A Topeka police officer says he was in the right place at the right time on Sunday when he found a four-year-old boy with autism who had wandered away from home. Officer Aaron Bulmer was in the area of Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay Street, in Topeka on Sunday looking for people involved in a crime. Instead, he saw little Elijah fall in the water. Video from Officer Bulmer’s body camera shows Bulmer running across the park, […]

  • Town of Carrollton, Mo., rallies together to make a teen’s wish come true

    CARROLLTON, Mo. — Don’t you love it when you get to do something special for someone you think is just great? In Carrollton, the entire town feels that way about one local family, so when they got the chance, all those friends and neighbors jumped in to help make the wish of a lifetime come true for them. A brain injury at age 2 left 17-year-old Jagger White in a wheelchair. He can’t speak or walk, but you can tell […]

  • Nonprofit hoping to get back antique piggy bank after early morning smash-and-grab

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local nonprofit is hoping to get their antique piggy bank back. “Penny the Pig” was a mascot of sorts for The Whole Person, an organization that aims to help people with disabilities lead independent lives. But early Monday morning, a thief broke in and stole Penny away. The crime was caught on camera. Just before dawn, a man drove up to The Whole Person at 39th and Main and used a concrete slab to smash […]

  • FOX 4 investigation reveals salon products sold at a bargain may not be as good as advertised

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Have you ever bought salon exclusive hair products somewhere else, thinking that you might save some money? But when you buy those items at a drug store, a discount store, or online, do you know what are you are really getting, and is it really a good deal? Our FOX 4 investigation uncovered a dirty secret that you’ll want to see before you buy again, watch Loren Halifax’s special report in the video.  

  • Metro mom battling lung cancer takes strides to raise awareness in ‘Fight For Air Climb’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro wife and mother of three says she experienced the shock of her life nearly two years ago, now she’s fighting for it. Jennifer Olson is trying to turn her health battle into one that will help thousands of others in the future. “I have so much to be grateful for,” Olson said. With that thought running through her head, Olson got up early Sunday morning and joined her support team — Team Gratitude. She […]

  • Teammate and fans take to the airwaves to remember Yordano Ventura, express condolences

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals fans have poured out their hearts about Yordano Ventura’s untimely death on social media, at Kauffman Stadium and also on the radio. At 610 Sports Radio, callers lit up the phone lines, talking about the life and loss of the Royals young phenom. “We chose today to just focus on remembering him and what we remembered,” 610 personality Brad Fanning said. Some talked of their earliest memories of “Ace.” “For me it was when I […]

  • Winnetonka senior who says volunteering is a lifestyle named KCP&L Community MVP

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Remember that super-cold Chiefs game against the Titans at Arrowhead Stadium in December?  While fans were freezing, Winnetonka High School senior Ethan Beumer was glowing. He was right alongside the Chiefs as they went through the tunnel onto the field and he got to hang out on the sidelines during pre-game. It’s part of winning the KCP&L Community MVP scholarship. “It was really cool because out of 10 participants only one got the grand prize, and […]

  • Metro teen proves resilient attitude can power you past bullying

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — If the new year has a theme, maybe it should be resilience: bouncing back from adversity. This week’s FOX 4 young achiever knows it well; she’s made it her message and now her mission. FOX 4 first introduced you to 14-year-old Claire Tietgen about a year-and-a-half ago.  Now in eighth grade, Claire’s grown up dealing with her own developmental disabilities, and with kids at school who bullied her over them. It almost overpowered her, to the […]

  • Rising teenage stars from metro lean on family, work towards bright futures in music

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lots of teenagers dream of becoming a star, and the Kansas City metro is home to two different recording artists who are rising stars, right now – Gracie Schram and Mackenzie Nicole. While their futures look bright, their success is built on a lot of hard work, and both of their families help make that happen. In the video, FOX 4’s Loren Halifax takes you behind the scenes. You can follow each artist’s new releases on […]

  • Fitness programs offer women a focus on faith and fellowship

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eating right and exercising can be a challenge, but some women in the metro are getting help from a higher power. Their faith is helping them reach their food and fitness goals. FOX 4’s Loren Halifax has their story in the video. For information on the ROC Fitness Center, go to this link. The website for the Food, Faith and Fitness class is at this link. The next eight week class will start on September 8th. […]