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Al Wallace joined FOX 4’s sports department in May 1985, and just celebrated his Silver Anniversary with WDAF, Kansas City’s oldest television station. He anchors sports on Sunday through Friday evening, reporting on sports news for Kansas City’s oldest television station. His broadcasting roots started in 1978, when he began working in production at KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas, where he eventually became sports director. He has also been weekend sports anchor and executive sports producer for KXAS-TV in Dallas, Texas and KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Al has covered the World Series, seven NCAA Final Fours, training camps for both the Chiefs and Royals, the development and opening of the new Kansas Speedway, and the early development and construction of the new Sprint Center in Kansas City. Al also does annual contributor to the NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL Draft.
Al has also worked with KPRS radio in Kansas City, the oldest Black Owned and Operated radio station in the country. He has been the host of both the late Derrick Thomas’ “3rd & Long” radio program and “The Chief’s Hour” on KPRS. Other co-hosts of the program have included Neil Smith, Eddie Kennison, and most recently Derrick Johnson.
Al has also worked as a studio host and field anchor for ESPN ‘s coverage of Big 12 basketball, and is among 1,000 voters nationally who annually select the John Wooden Award winner, which goes to the top college basketball player in America.
Al graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications. In March of 1998, the Kansas City Globe honored Al as one of the “Most Influential African Americans” in Kansas City.
He is a history buff and enjoys collecting information on the assassination of J.F.K., Pearl Harbor and the sinking of the Titanic. He has also been a member of FOX 4 Chief Meteorologist Mike Thompson’s BBQ team, which has competed in both the American Royal BBQ and the Great American BBQ in Kansas City.
Al grew up in a military family and has lived in such cities as Washington, D.C.; Darmstadt, Germany; El Paso, Texas; and Mineral Wells, Texas. Al lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife, Marlena, and their two daughters, Chase and Chaney.


Recent Articles
  • Veteran players report to St. Joseph as Chiefs ‘officially’ open training camp

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — On the day the Chiefs welcomed veteran players to training camp in St. Joseph, team President Mark Donovan appeared with school officials of Missouri Western University to officially open training camp. Donovan spoke with reporters, and so did Chiefs players Anthony Sherman, Frank Zombo and Jordan Devey. Hear more from them below. These are transcriptions, provided by the Kansas City Chiefs: CHIEFS PRESIDENT MARK DONOVAN Q: Have you noticed in promoting the team and ticket sales that there’s been […]

  • Rookies, quarterbacks and a few veteran players get to work at Chiefs training camp

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Tuesday was Day Two of what some might call a mini-camp before the real work begins at Chiefs training camp. On Wednesday, camp will be a bit of a melting pot because all veteran players are required to report to camp sometime around noon and join rookies and quarterbacks who are already there. They’ll have their first full-team workout on Thursday. But there were already a few veterans already in attendance Tuesday, including center Mitch Morse and […]

  • Chiefs kick off first day of training camp workouts in St. Joseph

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs spent 90 minutes on the practice field at Missouri Western on Monday and completed the first day of workouts in their 2018 Training Camp. Several veteran players joined rookies and quarterbacks, including center Mitch Morris and linebacker Dee Ford. Along with Head Coach Andy Reid, several players spoke after practice. Here are transcriptions, provided by the Kansas City Chiefs, of the post-practice discussion with Reid and several players: RICK BURKHOLDER, Chiefs Vice President of Sports […]

  • UMKC basketball coach taking strides to help college athletics programs more efficient

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — College basketball isn’t the first thing you think about in the latter parts of the month of July — unless college basketball is your job. In this case, FOX4 Sports found UMKC Director of Basketball Operations Christina Gilbert, who’s found a good way to make her job easier and more efficient, and she’s helping others do it, too. See the full report in the video player above.

  • KC Chiefs put final touches on preparations for training camp in St. Joseph

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs will open training camp at Missouri Western University when quarterbacks and rookies are required to report on Sunday. FOX4 photojournalist Matt Kline and his drone made an early visit to St. Joseph as the Chiefs are putting the finishing touches on preparations for camp. Check it out in the video player above. The first public practice of training camp begins at 3:30 p.m. July 26 at Missouri Western State University’s Mosaic Training Fields. There’s […]

  • Overland Park tennis squad finds fast success

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4 usually runs a High School Team of the Week feature during the school year, featuring high schoolers who excel at a number of different sports. For this story, FOX4’s Al Wallace features a team more mature: A 40-plus women’s tennis team from the Elite Squad Tennis Club in Overland Park that just qualified for a USTA regional. Check out their story in the video player.

  • 18-year-old metro golf caddie gets full-ride scholarship to college of his choice

    MISSION HILLS, Kan. — In so many instances, success in life is all about taking advantage of an opportunity. That’s definitely the case for one young man carrying the bag on the golf course. A  caddie is often a golfer’s best friend, and over the last four years, 18-year-old Javier Contreras has been just that to hundreds of golfers at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills. He admits as a high school freshman the game of golf was like […]

  • KU’s Azubuike to be reunited with mom for first time in years at Final Four

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — F. O. E. Three letters, and every college basketball player knows exactly what they stand for. Family over everything. Those three letters are very fitting in the case of Florence Azuonuwu, the mother of University of Kansas sophomore center Udoka Azubuike. Azuonuwu lives in Delta, Nigeria, and has never seen her son play basketball. In her case, the process included obtaining a passport and a visa in a very short amount of time. And on top […]

  • WATCH: KU’s Big 12 dominance continues to defy sports analysts

    On Saturday, the Kansas Jayhawks beat Texas Tech, 74-72, clinching at least a share of its 14th straight Big 12 regular season championship. Over the last 14 years, there have been many who said such a streak was impossible. Here is one example.

  • Play ball! Royals Drew Butera plays fetch with dogs at Spring Training in Arizona

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — Royals Spring Training went to the dogs! Well, Drew Butera’s dogs, at least. The Royals catcher’s fiance decided Butera needed some time with their dogs Thursday afternoon while in Surprise for Spring Training. She showed up with their 11-year-old Schnauzer named Cash and their four-year-old Airedale named Ziggy. “These are our babies,” Hilary Turner said. “I wouldn’t go anywhere without them.” Butera played a bit of fetch with the dogs on a break from training. “Cash loves […]

  • At halfway point, KU students hope Jayhawks will win 14th-straight Big 12 basketball championship

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Big 12 Conference’s regular season basketball race has reached its midway point: Nine games down. Nine more to go. The big question: Will the Kansas Jayhawks win it again? For the answer, FOX4 Sports recently spent some time in the student section at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence where are well aware that a 14th-straight Big 12 title is the goal. See their predictions and hopes in the video player above.

  • MLK dream lives on in UMKC athletes

    Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday, and for good reason. It was a day to remember, reflect, and appreciate the work and sacrifice of the late civil rights leader who was assassinated during the summer of 1968. FOX 4 paid a visit to the campus of UMKC Monday afternoon where there were no classes, but the Kangaroos basketball teams were still hard at work getting ready for their upcoming schedule. FOX 4 talked to three players — […]