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
  • ‘Children are trying to sleep’: New shooting range creating problems for neighbors in Grandview

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. — A new shooting range in Grandview created problems for some neighbors this week. The new project replaced a 30-year-old range that sat 200 feet south of the current location on Arrington Road. The shooting range is city-owned and is used by the Grandview Police Department for training. Next year, the public will be able to use it as well. “In 2014 there was a no tax increase bond issue put to the voters, for public safety and […]

  • Still waiting for an arrest, family of KC 8-year-old boy shot and killed rallies for justice

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brian Bartlett’s family held a rally for justice in his honor Tuesday evening. Bartlett is the 8-year-old boy who was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting late on the night of August 10. According to Kansas City Police, Bartlett and his mother were at home near 83rd Terrace and Tracy getting ready for bed when someone fired more than a dozen shots into their house. Bartlett died, and his mother was injured. There have not […]

  • Iconic Budweiser Clydesdales making multiple appearances in the metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to the metro. The horses originated in Scotland became part of the Anheuser-Busch family in 1933. They were purchased as a gift to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. Here’s where you can see them this week: Sept. 11, 3 p.m. — 500 Block of S. Commercial Drive, Bonner Springs, Kansas Sept. 12, 3 p.m. — 9100 Block of N.W. Highway 45, Parkville, Missouri Sept. 13, 3 p.m. — 4900 Block of […]

  • New 10-mile walking trail could be coming to downtown KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 10-mile trail that loops around greater downtown could be on its way to Kansas City. The new trail would be a place where people could run, bike and walk. Developers presented a proposal for the “Greenline” to the Downtown Council of Kansas City last week. Mike Hurd is with the Downtown Council for Kansas City. Last week, its Board of Directors voted to support the Greenline and help it move forward in an active city. […]

  • Food trucks, vendors looking elsewhere this month due to First Friday changes after deadly shooting

    According to the Crossroads Community Association, the event lost its general liability insurance because of the murder. That means food trucks, art vendors and performers are not allowed on the sidewalks for this month's event. There won't be any street closures either.

  • Chiefs fans get ready for new season at first Red Friday Eve rally, new mural in Westport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs fans celebrated the start of the football season at the inaugural Red Friday Eve Rally. The rally took place Thursday at Westport Ale House, where about 100 season ticket holders and their guests enjoyed complimentary snacks and Chiefs-themed drinks. A new Chiefs mural was unveiled on the side of Ale House during the rally. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the main fixture of the mural on the Broadway Boulevard bar. Fans had the chance to buy […]

  • Suspect caught on camera stabbing tires at Raytown church, other businesses

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Raytown police are investigating an act of vandalism at a metro church. Surveillance video caught a man stabbing holes in all four tires on a van that belongs to the First Assembly of God Church on 350 Highway. Pastor Mark Halford can’t imagine why the person in the video would do what he did. “There was no attempt to get in the van, no attempt to steal anything,” he said. Raytown police said the person who vandalized […]

  • Edgemoor holding meetings to learn what workforce needs to succeed on KCI’s new terminal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Edgemoor, the developer of the single-terminal at KCI, held one of more than a dozen public meetings Monday night about its Terminal Workforce Enhancement Programs. Lots of meetings coming up about how @KCIEdgemoor can help clear hurdles and help Kansas Citians work on the new single terminal at @KCIAirport — Alana LaFlore (@AlanaLaFlore) September 3, 2019 Edgemoor representatives asked what potential employees need as far as childcare, transportation and workforce training. Based on the needs […]

  • Multiple historic metro buildings and neighborhoods added to endangered list

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is home to countless old buildings, but some of them are in rough shape. Historic Kansas City recently released its 2019 most endangered list. Buildings and even entire neighborhoods made the list. Some buildings on the list are slated for demolition. “There`s a social cost to that of throwing away your history and things that happened in some of these buildings,” Steve Foutch, developer of the Hy-Vee Arena, said. Historic Kansas City is trying […]

  • As new LED light display goes up atop Overland Park building, developers hoping for city approval

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — City Place developers are trying to get approval for an architectural lighting display. Construction at the WellSky building at College and 69 Highway finished last month. Along with the standard building features, there’s also a light display on the top of the building. Developers held a demonstration of the display Tuesday night to show Overland Park officials and residents what it’s all about. The display is a painting by a local artist, translated into an LED […]

  • Multiple police departments investigating string of overnight burglaries in Johnson County

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Police departments in different Johnson County cities are investigating a rash of burglaries, criminal property damage and attempted burglaries. The crimes started late Sunday night and continued into the early morning hours. Investigators with the Mission Police Department say the crimes could be related. “We’re working closely with other agencies on what we may find out to be similar crimes committed by the same people,” Cpt. Kevin Self with the Mission Police Department said. Self said […]

  • Gas pipeline project in Historic Northeast leaves sidewalks a mess and neighbors irked

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A natural gas pipeline replacement project in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast is causing problems for some neighbors. In order to install new pipes, workers had to tear up the sidewalks on Quincy Avenue. Luz Cacho has a routine. Every day, she goes to the Don Bosco Senior Center by bus. It’s been that way for 15 years. “They’re all my family,” Cacho said. “I love it, and I always will. If I don’t go there, I’m […]

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