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.

Recent Articles
  • Jordan Overcast, 7, dreams of meeting Taylor Swift one day. (photo courtesy of Donna Overcast)

    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 […]

  • Strong is the new skinny

    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 […]

  • Doctor confined to wheelchair walks again by changing her diet

    Dr. Terry Wahls treated her own patients like most doctors do, with prescription drugs and surgical procedures, until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000. She was confined to a wheelchair within three years. When conventional medical treatments failed her, she started doing her own research. She studied the latest research on autoimmune disease, brain cell biology and functional medicine. She devised her own treatment protocol, the Wahls Protocol, based on nutrition. She set out to correct nutritional deficiencies […]

  • Attorney for JJ’s restaurant owner says MGE’s response to gas leak was “too little, too late”

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Public Service Commission released a comprehensive report Thursday on the natural gas explosion at JJ’s Restaurant last February. The explosion killed a JJ’s server, Megan Cramer, and wounded 15 others. The report is 120 pages long and spells out what Missouri Gas Energy should have done differently that evening. Click here for a link to the full report. The report states that MGE failed to appreciate the extent of the emergency and said that lack […]

  • 250 KC girls volunteer to cut their hair short for wigs for cancer-fighters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  On Friday afternoon, 250 girls at St. Teresa’s Academy plan to cut off their hair and donate it to be made into wigs for cancer patients. The event is part of ‘Mission Week’ at the school and was organized in support of their principal who is now fighting breast cancer. To learn more and see the maturity and generosity of these girls, watch the video in the player above.  FOX 4’s Loren Halifax spoke to two […]

  • Church goers brave icy conditions for Sunday services

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — The road conditions forced about 120 churches around the metro to cancel their Sunday morning services, which was a tough call to make since it was the last Sunday before Christmas. Churches around the metro had to make some tough calls on Sunday morning.  In an effort to find out how they make the call to stay open or to close during inclement weather, FOX 4’s Loren Halifax asked the associate pastor of First Baptist Church in […]

  • Sorry

    Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The author of ‘Sorry I Pooped In Your Shoe” (a funny book about dogs) has a new book called ‘Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed’.  It’s about cats… and we’re pretty sure you won’t be able to contain a chuckle or two, whether you like cats or not. It’s full of cat-classic pictures that will ring true to cat owners everywhere. After all, cats really believe that you sleep in your bed just to warm it […]

  • Morning Show Memo: What’s Your Favorite Kid Song?

    Head Weenie Mark Alford interviewed the drivers of the Oscar Meyer Weeniemobile.  This led to endless weenie puns, the Oscar Meyer song, and Mark teaching us “The Weenie Man” song. Here are the clips: Of course this sparked a major discussion:  What was your favorite kid song? Here are our favorites. Mark:  The Weenie Man Loren:  Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts Nick:  DIARRHEA!!! Kim:  Miss Susie — You know… “Miss Susie had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell. Miss Susie […]

  • Dealing with Addiction

    Journalist William Moyers, Junior will speak at a fundraising dinner for First Call on Wednesday, September 12th at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.  He will share his story of alcohol and drug addiction and his journey to recovery. First Call helps metro families deal with alcohol/drug addiction and recovery by providing resources, contacts, support and education for addicts and family members. Bill Moyers, Jr. grew up in a loving family, then married, had children and built a successful career […]

  • Tips for Picking the Right School for Your Child

    Does your child need a new school?  And how can you help your child start the school year strong? Kellye Crockett, director of Marketing and Admissions at Barstow School, a private school in Kansas City, Missouri, offered this advice on the FOX 4 Morning Show. It may not be too late to choose a new school for this year, and it’s not too early to shop a new school for next year. Most private schools start their admissions process in […]