Alana LaFlore joined FOX4 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’s Teens in Transition program helping to reduce crime among young people

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Teens in Transition started in 2014, and more than 150 students finished the program. Since then, police say more than two-thirds of those teens haven’t had any negative interactions with law enforcement. Every summer, teens who have already had run-ins with police, or are on the verge of going down the wrong path, participate in the program and work on a piece of art. High school-age kids in the Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts […]

  • Efforts underway to teach more of KC’s children to swim, reduce drowning risks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans drown at higher rates than people in other groups. The highest disparity is for black children ages 11 and 12, who are ten times more likely to drown than their peers. That number is surprising for some people, like Linwood YMCA Aquatics Director Danielle Randle. She teaches kids from all races and backgrounds the importance of water safety. “Because the water doesn’t just point out […]

  • Police share more details on attempted robbery, deadly shooting at local Boost Mobile

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park police spent Tuesday investigating a deadly shooting at 76th and Metcalf. It happened around 7:45 p.m. Monday at Boost Mobile during an attempted robbery. Overland Park police say DeShawn Brim went into the store and demanded merchandise with a gun in his hand. The attempted robbery was recorded on the store’s security video. Missouri court records show Brim was out on parole. He served prison time for weapons charges. “What we see is we […]

  • Over 70 attorneys sign letter to Jackson County leaders about new security policies

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Detention Center continues to face criticism about its new security measures. More than 70 attorneys wrote a letter to Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte, saying the new policies, as they are currently implemented, create disparities for clients and lawyers. The letter was also addressed to the Jackson County counselor, County Executive Frank White Jr., Jackson County Detention Center Director Diana Turner and County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. The universal screenings require everyone, regardless […]

  • Businesses evacuate again due to leaking gas line in massive hole in East Bottoms

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters evacuated businesses Friday afternoon in the East Bottoms, for the second day in a row. A gas line leaked Thursday night and Friday evening at the intersection of North Shelley and Guinotte avenues. The damaged line sits inside a massive hole, that formed Thursday evening when part of Guinotte Avenue collapsed. A broken water main is also inside the hole. The broken water main has left about three businesses in the East Bottoms […]

  • North Kansas City chase and possible kidnapping ends with two people in custody

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police took two people in custody Wednesday morning, following a chase and possible kidnapping. According to KCPD, officers were investigating a property crime near Vivion and Antioch at about 10:15. They came in contact with a drover who had Clay County warrants out for his arrest for felony property crimes and assault. Officers tried to stop the driver, but he would not pull over and led them on a chase into an industrial […]

  • Driver surrenders after running from police in North Kansas City, police also arrest second person

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police arrest two people in North Kansas City Wednesday after a short pursuit. Police told FOX4’s Alana LaFlore they were pursuing the driver in regard to a felony property damage investigation. As the situation progressed, police thought there potentially could have been a hostage situation. Officers freed the possible hostage safely. When the driver finally exited the vehicle around 11:20 a.m., a second person also surrendered. Both were taken into custody. The Missouri State Highway […]

  • Suspect who escaped hospital with broken leg attacks officer at Jackson County jail

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Independence inmate allegedly attacked an officer Tuesday afternoon at the Jackson County jail, a day after he was arrested for escaping a hospital with a broken leg following a police chase. The alleged assault on the officer happened around 2:30 p.m. when an Independence officer was transporting inmates to the Jackson County Detention Center. Diana Turner, director of the jail, said the officer parked the transport vehicle with five inmates inside. When he opened the […]

  • New security measures at Jackson County jail cause concern for some women

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the last few budget cycles, the Jackson County Detention Center tried to get funding approved to hire a company to conduct security screenings. But the money was never approved, and now, jail administrators are taking matters into their own hands by implementing new security measures. The purpose of the new practices is to increase safety by reducing the amount of contraband that gets into the jail. Now, everyone who enters the secure part of the […]

  • ‘I’ve never seen anything like it’: Three people killed in tornado outside of Golden City

    GOLDEN CITY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says three people died in a tornado just outside of Golden City on Wednesday night. The violent storm hit the area near SE 80th Lane and 126 Highway. Opal and Gene Harris, a married couple in their 80’s, died and were found about 200 yards away from their home. Betty Berg, 56, died not far away from that location. She was in her mobile home with her husband, Mark Berg, who […]

  • Former employee files racial discrimination lawsuit against local Buffalo Wild Wings

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Buffalo Wild Wings on 105th Street in Overland Park is accused of racial discrimination and creating a racially hostile work environment. The claims come from a lawsuit filed by a former employee who says, while he worked there, the general manager referred to him as an angry black man. He also claims servers were allowed to deny service to black customers and were allowed to give them sub-par service. According to the lawsuit, the allegations occurred […]

  • With another day of heavy rain, experts keep working to prevent flooding near Indian Creek

    LEAWOOD, Kan. —  The steady stream of rain in the metro Tuesday triggered flash flooding in some areas. That left public works crews on both sides of state line on high alert as they closely monitor Indian Creek. The creek is prone to flooding. In 2017, historic floods near 103rd and Wornall forced out several business. The Army Corps of Engineers started a study of Indian Creek this spring. They’ll determine what causes the flooding and then come up with […]

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