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
  • 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,” […]

  • Lee Bohannon draws parallels between youth activism of the 1960s and today

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Although the several days of riots following Martin Luther King Jr.’s death left a swath of destruction in Kansas City, several positive things rose from the ashes. The City Council’s Youth Advisory Council, the Joy Program, the Human Resources Corporation connecting families with social services. And the Social Action Committee of 20 developed a citywide network of youth organizations. One of the SAC20 founders, Lee Bohannon, interviewed with WDAF on the night of the riots in […]

  • Writer with THE CALL recalls KC riots and the one good thing that may have come out of it

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After the fires were out and the dust settled in the 1968 riots, questions lingered. Why would Kansas City police use that level of force on unarmed teenage students?  How did white Kansas Citians respond? And what came after? Eric Wesson now writes for Kansas City’s longtime black newspaper, THE CALL, but on April 9th, 1968, Wesson sat in his elementary school eight blocks away from high school students walking out of class. As those students […]

  • Miss Missouri USA starts new program to teach boys how to prevent sexual harassment and assault

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the #MeToo and Times Up movements making waves, the current Miss Missouri USA has started her own program to combat sexual harassment and assault. Tori Kruse, Miss Missouri USA 2018, has started a program called “1st ManUp,” teaching middle and high school students how to prevent sexual harassment and assault. Kruse was crowned Miss Missouri USA in September 2017, and she’s spending her reigning year traveling around the state, speaking to students — especially boys. […]

  • Children’s Mercy program, one of about 10 in US, helps kids struggling with chronic, debilitating pain

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What do you do when your child gets hurt and the pain never goes away — sometimes stretching into years? It’s called amplified pain syndrome, and the Amplified Pain Clinic at Children’s Mercy Hospital in KCMO is successfully treating children and teenagers who struggle with the chronic, debilitating pain. Amplified pain is an umbrella term that can encompass many different types of pain. The initial pain may be due to illness or injury, but it becomes amplified […]

  • Take the picture: After Sabetha community shaken by crash that killed three, one woman’s Facebook post goes viral

    SABETHA, Kan. — A Kansas woman’s Facebook post is going viral for a really good reason. It was one of hundreds made over the last 10 days to support the people of Sabetha, Kansas, after a car crash killed the mother, sister and uncle of two football players just after the team won the state championship. But this post is creating a wider ripple effect because it offers up such an important reminder for all of us: Take the picture. […]

  • Independence police officer severely injured in shooting is coming home for the holidays

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A severely injured Independence police officer will be home for the holidays, and a big event is planned to welcome him home. Officer Tom Wagstaff was critically injured in March in a burglary and shooting. Because of his injuries, Wagstaff has been in long-term rehabilitation at the Madonna Rehab Hospital in Omaha. But on Dec. 8, Wagstaff will finally return home. When he returns, a special escort will take Wagstaff around Independence. Police are asking people to come […]

  • Tech N9ne talks new music, Grammy nominations and an up-and-coming KCK rapper

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fox 4 caught up with Tech N9ne Wednesday while he shopped for the Hot 103 Jamz Food and Toy Drive. He has new music in the works and few friends who are up for Grammy awards. But all that isn’t stopping him from giving back to his hometown. Tech and his Strange Music business partner Travis O’Guin believe in giving back, no matter how busy life gets. They’re helping with the food and toy drive this […]

  • Fox 4 joins rapper Tech N9ne during toy shopping spree for Santa’s Wonderland in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Santa’s Wonderland is coming up, and a famous Kansas City rap artist is stocking up. Tech N9ne and his partner Travis went shopping for toys Monday, all for Santa’s Wonderland. It’s a big Christmas party for kids and families who live in Kansas City’s urban core. Watch the shopping spree in the video player above. Tech N9ne and singer/songwriter Major will perform, and kids get to meet Santa and pick out a toy for Christmas.’ “I […]

  • Experts make new discoveries about two mummies who have lived in KC for 96 years

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two mummies have been living in Kansas City for the past 96 years, but they didn’t have names until now. They stayed on display from 1940 to 1960 then got locked away in a basement until a new mummy exhibit came to Union Station. Now modern medicine is giving us new insight to these ancient KC transplants. Watch the video above to learn more about what experts have been able to discover.   

  • A pet chiropractor could help your furry friend feel better and be active again

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pet chiropractor? Yes, it’s a thing. Certified animal chiropractors examine, treat and restore an animal’s central nervous system function. Many pet owners seek chiropractic care for furry friends that have had traumatic injuries, surgery or lameness issues, such as arthritis, stiffness, difficulty walking or standing. Watch the video above to see a pet chiropractor in action and meet some animals who have benefited from an adjustment.  Some pet chiropractors are veterinarians who become certified. Others are […]

  • Royals fan from Hutchinson travels west to donate kidney to long-time friend who is a Giants fan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Would you donate a kidney to a friend? A friend who’s a San Francisco Giants fan? A Royals fan from Hutchinson, Kansas is about to do that Wednesday morning in California. Josh Harrold is donating a kidney to his long-time buddy Kelly Van Der Berghe. She has PKD: Polycystic Kidney Disease. FOX 4 Skyped with them from Stanford hospital Tuesday night before their transplant surgery. “We’ve known each other for about 15 years, and Kelly posted […]

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