Loren Halifax anchors the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts at FOX4. She joined FOX 4 in March of 2002.
Loren has worked in television news on behalf of viewers for more than two decades. She began her career as the evening anchor and reporter at KTAB-TV in Abilene, Texas. She went on to anchor and report at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. She reported on the 2000 presidential election—from the Iowa straw poll to the Florida ballot fiasco. She investigated dangers to the public in state security after the September 11th attacks. She even drove her car into the Des Moines River and sank it with only the cameras and herself inside, to show viewers how to get out alive. Loren won the Midwest Broadcaster’s Association honor for Investigative Reporting and NPPA honors for reporting.
She taught news writing as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Abilene Christian University (ACU). In 2004, she won an Outstanding Alumnus Award from ACU.
Loren has volunteered for many causes close to her, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Children’s Mercy Miracle Network, the Salvation Army, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, AIDS research funding and aid for victims of domestic violence.
Loren enjoys just about everything in the metro, from sports to the symphony. She loves the metro’s fountains and gardens. Two of her favorite spots are Powell Gardens and the rose garden at Loose Park. She also enjoys Kansas City cuisine, from steaks and sushi to barbecue and brats.


Recent Articles
  • On-the-job emotional stresses at least doubling average suicide rates in veterinarians

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Suicide has become an epidemic among veterinarians. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the rate is 2 to 3.5 times higher among veterans than the general population. FOX4 talked with a veterinarian in Kansas and one in Missouri about why they’re under so much stress and how veterinarians from around the world are coming together online to help each other cope. Shawnee veterinarian Dr. Sadie Scott has worked in veterinary medicine […]

  • Ali Kemp’s dad prepares to fight back as her killer argues for reduced prison sentence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man who got a Hard 50 prison sentence for killing Ali Kemp at a Leawood pool now wants his prison sentence reduced. Ali’s father, Roger Kemp, said he’s disgusted by Benjamin Appleby’s motion for a new sentence, that enough is enough. He talked exclusively with FOX4 about everything that’s led up to the upcoming motion hearing in Johnson County. In 2002, people around the Kansas City metro and the nation were shocked at the brutal […]

  • Summer of Love: After their spouses die from cancer, an Overland Park couple finds love after loss

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sometimes the only way out is through. That’s certainly the case for Michael and Kristen Kirlew who found love and a new sense of family after loss and grief. Michael found out his wife Michelle was diagnosed with pancreatic ductal cancer in 2013 — just as he was about to deploy to Afghanistan. “I was on a plane or just about to get on a plane to go into Afghanistan, and she told me she was […]

  • Metro veterinarian and his furry patients seeing benefits of stem cell therapy for arthritis

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Stem cell therapy has now become mainstream medicine, and not only for people. It’s also in use for pets, primarily for arthritis. Dr. Matt Powers with Stanley Vet Clinic in Overland Park has performed stem cell therapy on pets for the last eight years. The procedure takes a full day, during which the doctor puts the pet under anesthesia and extracts fat cells from the abdomen containing the animal’s own stem cells. It takes about four […]

  • KC court program seeing success as it works with domestic violence offenders

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City has one of the biggest domestic violence problems in America. The city ranks 7th for domestic violence homicides nationwide, according to the Violence Policy Center. But a new approach is finding some success, thanks to a dedicated team of people working through one municipal court. “My mother and father fought all the time,” said Larry, who didn’t want his last name used. “I mean, it was like a normal thing.” Larry grew up with […]

  • Lenexa family one of many battling health insurance companies because of loophole

    LENEXA, Kan. — Right now in Kansas and Missouri, across the nation, there’s an insurance loophole that’s causing a painful problem for families. If your child knocks out a few teeth in an accident, your health insurance helps cover the cost of fixing them. But if your child doesn’t have teeth because of a genetic condition, your insurance company can refuse to help. There aren’t a lot of families that are affected, but those who are — including  the Beveridge family […]

  • Sensory reduction therapy could boost your brain and body in the new year

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sensory deprivation tanks have come a long way. It’s now called float therapy or sensory reduction therapy, and it’s modern way you can boost wellness in the new year. Between shows like Stranger Things and celebrities like Joe Rogan, it’s become a mainstream way to relax, relieve stress and promote healing. Lawrence Simmons Helped open Floating KC three and a half years ago in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City. “There’s no light or sound except the sound of your […]

  • Those awesome items on Facebook Marketplace could be stolen, metro police warn

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Thieves have gone high tech, and they’re intensifying their efforts during the holidays. Police say thieves are stealing goods and using social media like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to sell them. Overland Park Police Det. Byron Pierce said they catch a lot of ordinary shoplifters this time of year, but police also see rings of thieves who take a more organized approach, in what police call “grab and go” or “smash and grab” thefts. He said […]

  • US attorneys want to speak with Shawnee Mission parents about sexual harassment problems

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department are coming to Overland Park next week. They want to hear from parents in the Shawnee Mission School District whose students have experienced problems with sexual harassment. Charlie Tietgen’s daughter, Claire, has been a student in the district most of her life, but she struggled with disabilities, and because of that, she suffered from bullying and harassment. Her parents feel the district didn’t follow its own zero tolerance policies in […]

  • Family issues warning after Overland Park man loses $150,000 to overseas scammers

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park man’s family wants to warn you about a scam that cost their elderly father thousands of dollars in savings and hooked him for 10 years. Overseas criminals contacted Paul Simpson 10 years ago and convinced him he had won a multi-million dollar lottery prize. Brad Simpson said he first knew something was wrong when his father told him, “A man’s coming to the airport to give me a multi-million dollar prize that I […]

  • KC couple warning pet owners after strangers try to take off with their pup at dog park

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A KC couple almost lost their Beagle last week: They took him to a local dog park to play, and that’s when another couple tried to walk out with him. Whether that couple meant to take their dog or just made a mistake isn’t clear. But regardless, it’s unnerved Emily Sheldon and Shawn Lavery. The two take their dog Bo to several different dog parks around Kansas City. Last week, it was Bar K in the […]

  • Metro high school students build tiny house to prepare for construction industry jobs

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — The construction industry is booming right now. It needs good, qualified workers and can’t hire them fast enough. So students in the construction technology program at the Herndon Career Center in Raytown are building a house themselves to develop skills that will get them right into the job market after high school. It’s not your dad’s shop class. The students at Herndon are building the entire house, start to finish, inside the shop. “I’m just in amazement,” […]

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