Alana LaFlore joined FOX 4 News as a reporter in March 2018. Originally from New York, this is Alana’s first time living in the Midwest. She’s excited to explore Kansas City and tell your stories!

Alana was born in New York’s Hudson River Valley, but grew up in Syracuse, New York. The city’s cold, weather helped spark her interest in reporting. She remembers her father recording her first “live reports” during Syracuse’s snowstorms!

Before joining the FOX 4 team, Alana was a multimedia journalist at NewsChannel 9 WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There, she reported on several national stories, including the deadly Woodmore Elementary School bus crash. Her first reporting job was at Time Warner Cable News in Utica, New York. After about a year, she transferred to the 24-hour cable news outlet’s main station in Syracuse, New York.

Alana has a Master of Science degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She earned her undergraduate degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Alana interned at several different news outlets and media companies in places like Atlanta, New York City, London and Washington, DC.

Alana enjoys volunteering and mentoring youth. While in Chattanooga, she was a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also volunteered with Read Aloud Chattanooga. Through the organization, she spent time reading to children at area elementary schools, teaching students the importance of literacy and education.

Connect with Alana and welcome her to Kanas City!

Recent Articles
  • KC salon featured on ‘Queer Eye’ sees boom in business after show premieres

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Season three of “Queer Eye,” filmed here in Kansas City, premiered just a couple weeks ago, and some Kansas City-area businesses say they’re already seeing the effects. Shampoo by Salon LaRon was featured in episode five. Located at East Gregory and Brookside Blvd, the salon specializes in hair of all different ethnicity. The diverse body of work is what appealed to the show’s producers, according to salon owner LaRon Green. Green said the show generated so […]

  • More than 140 pothole reports leads to critical resurfacing on Ward Parkway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A resurfacing project began Monday for Ward Parkway. The roadway had so many potholes this winter, the city added it to the list of roads with critical needs. Why the resurfacing? Kansas City’s 311 center received more than 140 reports of potholes on Ward Parkway since the start of 2019. Public Works determines which streets need resurfacing based on things like average daily trips, current pavement conditions and potholes. The work on Ward Parkway will go […]

  • ‘I had to leave’: Stress rising for Craig residents as makeshift levee around town breaks

    CRAIG, Mo. — Craig residents are bracing for the worst as flood waters breached a makeshift levee around the small Missouri town Wednesday. Authorities issued a mandatory evacuation Wednesday for those who were still in town, though the evacuation order isn’t being enforced. But most residents said they wanted to leave anyway. “I had to leave,” Janice Gadden said. But Gadden wasn’t eager to leave her house in Craig. “No we wasn’t,” Gadden said, “until we knew that water was […]

  • KC police rolling out risk-based policing method to predict where crimes will happen

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police are trying out a new way to prevent crime. In the next few weeks, KCPD will start rolling out a risk-based policing method. They’ll use maps that layer environmental factors to predict where crimes will happen. Commanders will use risk maps to literally map out risk factors for crimes. “It’s that recipe, if you will, when things are mixed together in a certain area, what will generate more crime,” Sgt. Jonas Baughman said. […]

  • FOX4, Red Cross and KCFD hoping to give out and install 600 smoke alarms in KC metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4 is working for you, along with the Red Cross and the Kansas City Fire Department. We’re getting ready to launch the annual “Sound the Alarm, Save a Life” campaign. The goal is to give out and install 600 smoke alarms throughout the metro. The Red Cross helps people who lose everything in fires, and by installing smoke alarms they hope fewer people will need their services. You can register online here or call (816) 841-5204. “Our […]

  • UMKC students develop app that helps visually impaired people ‘see’ what’s around them

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A group of UMKC Ph.D. candidates developed technology that could make life easier for people who are blind or have visual impairments. It’s called the DeepLens project and would use an iPhone app and glasses to narrate a scene in real time. The technology developed by Gharib Gharibi and his partners is a form of artificial intelligence called deep learning. “So we are able to actually able to run video and images through advanced algorithms,” Gharib […]

  • With Big 12 Tournament at Sprint Center, downtown KC businesses stay busy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — College basketball fans are swarming the Power & Light District for the Big 12 Tournament, and businesses in the area are booming because of it. Business mangers are extending hours, adding staff and making other changes so they can supply the demand. The Ambassador Hotel on Grand expanded and added more rooms to accommodate guests who want to stay near the Sprint Center. “We sold out every single night with just 43 rooms. It was important […]

  • KC single mom says friend stole her car, led police on chase and crashed into cop car

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A single, mom with a disability says she’s struggling to care for her family after her car was stolen. On Tuesday, Amanda Graves’s car was taken from her home by someone she describes as a close friend. Then the person who stole her car was involved in a wreck later that day. According to KCPD, an officer recognized the stolen car and attempted a traffic stop. The driver then intentionally crashed into the patrol car. The […]

  • Cancer survivor who opened local shop for other patients now looking for buyer after cancer returns

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — After beating cancer twice, a Smithville woman opened a store to service other cancer patients and survivors. But now, Kathy Dibben’s cancer is back, and she’s trying to sell her store. Dibben opened Absolute Dignity in 2017. The store sells undergarments and bathing suits made for women who had mastectomies and wigs, scarves and hats. But Dibben can’t keep the store open anymore because of the physical demands of the job. She fits women for wigs and mastectomy […]

  • Bills in Kansas and Missouri would put an end to daylight saving time

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Doctors say the lack of sleep from daylight saving time can lead to loss of productivity at work or school, and fatigue can lead to car wrecks. Now, lawmakers are trying to put an end to the practice. There are bills in around 30 states, including Kansas and Missouri, that would end daylight saving time. Congress would have the final say, but for some people in the metro, that’s not the biggest deal. “I got up […]

  • Thousands of free prom dresses, tuxes available for teens at Lee’s Summit church

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Prom season is coming up, and many metro teens are already planning for the big dance. Between hair, makeup, dresses and shoes, the cost of prom can add up quickly. But a church in Lee’s Summit is donating prom attire so all students can enjoy their experience for free. For the last 15 years, the Woods Chapel Church Prom Boutique has donated dresses to hundreds of local teens. It started with 300 gowns, and now there […]

  • KC officer awarded for finding driver who illegally dumped more than 50 tires months later

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City police officer made it his mission to find out who illegally dumped more than 50 tires last year in the Ivanhoe neighborhood. Video cameras recorded the incident back in August. Then this week, Andy Hamil, a community interaction officer, earned a special award from the KCPD chief for his dedication to that case. Hamil reviewed video of the dumping and said he committed to memorizing every detail of the truck carrying the tires. […]

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