Mark Alford


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

  • How Much Holiday Family Time is Too Much?

    Posted on: 10:12 am, November 20, 2012, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thanksgiving is a time for family – and for some that includes not only your immediate...
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  • James Bond’s Magnificent Suits

    Posted on: 11:48 am, November 8, 2012, by

    James Bond is known for his good looks, and even more so, his good looking suits.  The suit man himself,...
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  • BLOG: To Catch a Thief…

    Posted on: 8:05 am, October 5, 2012, by

    Do you take your own lunch to work to try to save money by not eating out?  I do, and...
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  • Why We Laugh at People Who Aren’t Funny

    Posted on: 12:58 pm, July 31, 2012, by

    You’ve been there before – someone tries to crack a joke and it’s not even close to being funny, but...
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  • Weird Olympic Sports from the Past

    Posted on: 12:43 pm, July 24, 2012, by

    Most times, change is good – especially when it comes to the Olympics. Mark Alford ran down some of the...
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  • Poster Project Helping Joplin Recover from Tornado

    Posted on: 12:51 pm, May 21, 2012, by

    JOPLIN, Mo. — One year ago on Tuesday, a massive tornado tore through Joplin, killing 161 people and leaving the...
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  • Secret Santa Spreads the Holiday Cheer

    Posted on: 10:25 pm, December 16, 2011, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The local holiday tradition of the Secret Santa is continuing, despite the death of the original...
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  • Zoo Tax Vote Set for Tuesday

    Posted on: 11:00 am, November 7, 2011, by , updated on: 10:37am, November 8, 2011

    Carol Hallquist of Friends of the Zoo stopped by the FOX 4 Morning Show to talk about Tuesday’s vote to...
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