Mark Alford co-anchors FOX 4 News at 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. with Loren Halifax.

Mark joined FOX 4 in March 1998 after spending two years as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, Mark anchored at KDFW-TV, Dallas, Texas; and reported at WPTV-TV, West Palm Beach, Florida; KWTX-TV, Waco, Texas; and KXAN-TV, Austin, Texas. During his career, Mark’s work has been recognized by the Associated Press and twice by the Rocky Mountain Press.

After brief stints at Lee College in Baytown, Texas and Southwest Texas State, Mark attended the University of Texas at Austin where he studied government and Latin American Affairs.

In his spare time, Mark and his wife Leslie own and operate the Lonestar Ranch horse stables in South Kansas City. Mark and Leslie have three children, Mark Jr., Alexandria and Spencer. They currently reside in South Kansas City.

Recent Articles
  • Driver says he swerved to avoid car, hit a curb and almost slid into Brush Creek

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An older man driving near the Country Club Plaza Monday morning barely escaped driving into Brush Creek. Ed Kill says he swerved to avoid an oncoming car that turned into his lane. His car then jumped the curb and slid down the hill towards Brush Creek. According to Kill, small bushes stopped his car. “I didn’t even know Brush Creek was there until I got stopped,” Kill said. “And it was a scary thing. If that brush […]

  • KCMO Police Chief Darryl Forte confirms he will retire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KCMO Police Chief Darryl Forte confirmed to Fox 4 Wednesday that after five and a half years of serving as police chief he is leaving the force. He says he feels that he is at a time in his life when he needs rest. Chief Forte tells Fox 4 his last day with the KCMO Police Department will be May 20. Forte feels like he is leaving at a high point in his career and the high point for the department. […]

  • Tom Ellis enjoys singing on “Lucifer” because music is a big part of his life

    Monday night marks the season finale for FOX’s hit-show “Lucifer.” During the season finale, the devil gets framed for murder. The devil himself, Tom Ellis, chatted with FOX 4’s Mark Alford about what it’s like playing the evil character. Ellis even shared where he draws inspiration for his character. He also said that he has really enjoyed the opportunity to sing on the show. The season finale of “Lucifer” airs on FOX 4 at 8 p.m., Monday, April 25.

  • Mark Alford demonstrates motorcycle safety techniques

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With warmer weather comes more motorcycle wrecks. Many times, it’s the fault of the driver of a car or a truck. FOX 4’s Mark Alford has been riding for four years and knows first-hand the importance of motorcycle safety. “I can’t stress how important a motorcycle safety foundation course is if you plan to ride,” he said. “It not only makes you a better motorcyclist, it also makes you a […]

  • How Much Holiday Family Time is Too Much?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thanksgiving is a time for family – and for some that includes not only your immediate family, but your in-laws, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, etc. But how much family togetherness can you handle? FOX 4’s Mark Alford is Working for You with the report.

  • James Bond’s Magnificent Suits

    James Bond is known for his good looks, and even more so, his good looking suits.  The suit man himself, Mark Alford, told us about all the Bonds and their suits.

  • BLOG: To Catch a Thief…

    Do you take your own lunch to work to try to save money by not eating out?  I do, and so do many of my coworkers. In fact, a couple of years ago, we had to buy two new refrigerator freezers to hold all the food that people bring. We also have two microwave ovens, and they are all in a break room not too far from the studio. In recent months though someone has been taking food that is […]

  • Why We Laugh at People Who Aren’t Funny

    You’ve been there before – someone tries to crack a joke and it’s not even close to being funny, but you awkwardly laugh anyway! Why the heck do we do that?  Mark Alford explains.

  • Weird Olympic Sports from the Past

    Most times, change is good – especially when it comes to the Olympics. Mark Alford ran down some of the weirdest and wackiest sports that have come and gone in Olympic history.

  • Poster Project Helping Joplin Recover from Tornado

    JOPLIN, Mo. — One year ago on Tuesday, a massive tornado tore through Joplin, killing 161 people and leaving the community tattered. But new poster project is helping the city recover through art. FOX 4’s Mark Alford is Working for You with the report.

  • Secret Santa Spreads the Holiday Cheer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The local holiday tradition of the Secret Santa is continuing, despite the death of the original Secret Santa a few years back. FOX 4’s Mark Alford went on a ride with the new Secret Santa and his special elves as he works to spread the Christmas cheer to people in need across the metro area, and is Working for You with the report.

  • Zoo Tax Vote Set for Tuesday

    Carol Hallquist of Friends of the Zoo stopped by the FOX 4 Morning Show to talk about Tuesday’s vote to raise taxes to support the Kansas City Zoo, and to anwser criticism about the proposed tax from opponents.