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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
  • 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 […]

  • 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.