Loren Halifax joined FOX 4 in March of 2002 to co-anchor FOX 4 News from 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. alongside Mark Alford.

Loren has worked in television news on behalf of viewers for more than a decade. 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.

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    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.  

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    Tech N9ne gives a behind-the-scenes look at a homegrown hip hop empire

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Follow Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne behind the scenes of his home-grown hip hop empire, Strange Music Inc. Tech and his KC business partner, Travis O’Guin, have grown their independent record label into one of the industry’s top earners by gradually taking over every aspect of the business from producing music to merchandise. They have big plans for the future, too. From Tech’s new multi-million dollar home to their Lee’s Summit headquarters, Strange Land, FOX 4’s […]

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    Young Missouri girl fighting for her life dreams of meeting Taylor Swift

    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. —  At seven-years old, life is anything but easy for Jordan Overcast from Harrisonville, Mo.,  but you’d never know it by the way she smiles and sings and dances, especially when she hears a song by her favorite, Taylor Swift. When Jordan was just 23-months-old doctors found a malignant brain tumor embedded in her brain stem. Her grandma Donna said she can recall the cold February morning when they found out that Jordan had cancer. Winds were softly blowing […]

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    Strong is the new skinny

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You see them on social media all the time: fitness challenges, boot camps, transformations. Women with muscle are mainstream these days, from Hollywood to the White House, soccer stars to rock stars. More women are adding strength training to their workout routines in an effort to get fit. FOX 4’s Loren Halifax interviewed Overland Park mother Shira Knoche and Parkville mother and grandmother Vickie Sims to get their take on the craze. Both women got fit using workout […]

  • Genetic testing grows more common to identify problems and begin earlier treatments

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Until recently, genetic testing has been expensive and specialized.  Doctors have used it to confirm or rule out suspected conditions or help determine the risk for diseases like cancer.  As technology improves, genetic testing and research becomes less expensive and more sophisticated.  Doctors use the data to identify and monitor problems so patients can get earlier intervention and treatment.  Some patients find that allows them to address mysterious chronic conditions that bothered them for years. Researchers also […]

  • Loren Halifax: How I went from just alleviating symptoms to better health

    You know what they say about getting sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Yep, me too. I know we’re all getting older, but it felt like it was getting the best of me. Every year it seems like I have struggled more and more with minor chronic health issues: slowing metabolism, aching joints, allergy/sinus problems, headaches, weight gain, feeling tired and lethargic, stressed out, trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, brain fog, lousy memory and catching every cold […]