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
  • Overland Park police chief releases video showing crash that hit little girls walking to school

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez released video Friday of the crash that injured four elementary school children who were on their way to school. Warning: The video below in Chief Donchez’s tweet is graphic and shows the moment the children were hit.  WARNING: Graphic video. This is the crash that the @OverlandPark_PD investigated yesterday injuring four school children. The most seriously injured student has been upgraded to stable condition. — Frank Donchez (@OPPD_Chief) October […]

  • Residents not surprised that 4 children got hurt at dangerous Overland Park intersection

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — After a crash on Thursday injured four elementary school children, residents are condemning the intersection where it happened, calling it dangerous. Overland Park Police said a driver ran a red light at 87th and Grant on Oct. 24, causing a chain-reaction crash. Four sisters who were walking to school and one adult driver went to the hospital. All the injured parties are expected to recover. According to investigators, the elementary school students were on the sidewalk, […]

  • Witnesses testify in preliminary hearing for man accused of killing 2 Wyandotte deputies

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The man accused of murdering two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies in 2018 had a preliminary hearing in court Wednesday. Antoine Fielder, 30, has been charged with two counts of capital murder for allegedly killing Deputies Patrick Rohrer and Theresa King on June 15, 2018. He was also charged with one count of aggravated robbery. According to KCK police officers, Rohrer and King were transporting Fielder and another inmate from court back to jail. King and Rohrer […]

  • Overland Park school shooting message now district’s 3rd threat of violence this year

    Parents with students who attend Westridge Middle School in Overland Park are worried after a note threatened a school shooting.

  • One person fighting for their life, another injured after burglary leads to gunfire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police said one person is fighting for their life and another was injured as burglars shot them early Monday morning. According to KCPD Sgt. Jake Becchina, the incident happened at a home near Tennessee Avenue and 90th Terrace around 2 a.m. Police said when the burglars forced their way into the home, shots were fire. Two people inside the home were hit, leaving one critically injured. The burglars took off from the scene. Police […]

  • Shortage of chemotherapy drug affecting dozens of kids with cancer in KC metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week, the FDA announced a temporary shortage of Vincristine, a chemotherapy agent used in the majority of children with leukemia. According to the FDA, the shortage could be over by the end of the month. But hospitals could take until December or even January to fully recover. Children fighting cancer in the metro are already affected by the shortage. According to doctors at Children’s Mercy Hospital, about 80 children who need Vincristine are on a […]

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    Lee’s Summit man missing for a week found alive after car crashed into ravine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Lee’s Summit man has been found alive after vanishing nearly a week ago. Ryan Linneman was taken to the hospital in critical condition after an off-road dirtbiker found his car crashed in a wooded area Wednesday near Interstate 470 and Raytown Road. “He originally thought it was just an abandoned vehicle,” Sgt. Bill Mahoney with KCPD said. “When he got up on it, he saw someone inside it. He initially thought he was dead and […]

  • Overland Park police share scary video of distracted driving crash on Metcalf Avenue

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park police say they’ve seen an increase in crashes caused by distracted driving, and a crazy one happened just this week. Chief Frank Donchez shared a video of a distracted driving wreck that happened Tuesday near 77th and Metcalf. Check it out in the video player above. Want to see a classic case of distracted driving check this out. C'mon people wake up! Is any text message important enough for this? @OverlandPark_PD — Frank Donchez […]

  • Surveys from UMKC, MU and other Missouri schools offer insight on campus sexual assault

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Newly released surveys from all four schools in the University of Missouri System show the prevalence of sexual assault and misconduct on its campuses. “The numbers we saw today are really reflective of the national information that we see,” said Kelsey Saragnese, MOCSA’s prevention coordinator. “Typically, nationally, one in five college women report experiencing some kind of sexual assault during their time on campus.” According to the 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct, […]

  • Family of homicide victim, suspect come together to share anti-violence message at forum

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Dozens of community members joined forces Monday at a gun violence forum to learn how to make the metro a safer place to live. “We feel it’s important to keep letting the community know that it exists, and we can do something about it,” said Judy Sherry, president of Grandparents Against Gun Violence. “That’s the important part.” The keynote speakers were the father of a victim and the grandfather of the shooter in a 1994 killing. […]

  • Downtown KC hotel employee accused of crashing guest’s car in hit-and-run

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City hotel employee is accused of a hit and run while on the job. According to Kansas City Police, a woman who works for the Hampton Inn by Hilton at 8th and Walnut was valeting cars last weekend. Investigators said the woman was in a guest’s car when she side-swiped a parked car and pushed that car into a second stationary vehicle. According to the police report, the woman denied hitting any cars. The […]

  • Tequila KC Bar suspect-at-large was on probation instead of in jail at the time of the shooting

    Both suspects in the Tequila KC Bar mass shooting that killed four people and injured five others were scheduled to be in court today, Oct. 10.

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