Mark Alford co-anchors FOX4 News from 6:30- 9 a.m. with Abby Eden. Then co-anchors FOX4 News at 9 a.m. and noon with Kim Byrnes.

Mark knew he wanted to be a news anchor when he was in FIFTH grade in Baytown, Texas.

His passion for news and entertainment was evident early on, exemplified by his love for his two TV heroes, Johnny Carson and Walter Cronkite.

As morning anchor for the FOX4 Morning show since 1998, Mark has gotten to live out his dream, logging more than 20,000 hours on air!

He’s busy outside FOX4 as well.
Mark not only comes into Kansas City area homes through the television, he is also a realtor and owns a custom clothing company.

In his spare time Mark enjoys riding Harley Davidson motorcycles with his wife, Leslie, and vacationing with his children.

Recent Articles
  • Lawrence native, environmental activist Erin Brockovich says women’s fight for equality isn’t over yet

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — In 2000, Erin Brockovich became a household name when actress Julia Roberts played her in the movie, “Erin Brockovich.” The environmental activist helped win a multi-million dollar settlement and, in the process, open doors for women. Brockovich grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, but now travels the nation as a champion for the environment, fighting for safer drinking water and giving women a stronger voice. Recently she was in Independence, Missouri, speaking at the awards banquet for the […]

  • Kansas’ new Gov. Colyer promises more transparency, mended relationships in Sunflower State

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas’ new governor Jeff Colyer wrapped up his first full day in office Thursday. The 57-year-old surgeon turned politician took the oath Wednesday to become the 47th governor of Kansas. One day later, he was already settling into his new office — now marked with his name on the door — and meeting with lawmakers. Colyer replaced former Gov. Sam Brownback who is now the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Sunshine State’s new governor promises […]

  • American Royal fulfills final wish of 89-year-old trick horse rider in Kansas City hospice

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman in hospice care in Kansas City voiced one of her final wishes; she wanted to go to the American Royal. On Saturday, the right people came together to make it happen for her. Arlene Lamar, 89, spent her life with horses. She was a trick-horse rider in her youth. She saved up her money to buy her first horse and then taught herself how to ride and then went further still and taught herself […]

  • Driver says he swerved to avoid car, hit a curb and almost slid into Brush Creek

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An older man driving near the Country Club Plaza Monday morning barely escaped driving into Brush Creek. Ed Kill says he swerved to avoid an oncoming car that turned into his lane. His car then jumped the curb and slid down the hill towards Brush Creek. According to Kill, small bushes stopped his car. “I didn’t even know Brush Creek was there until I got stopped,” Kill said. “And it was a scary thing. If that brush […]

  • KCMO Police Chief Darryl Forte confirms he will retire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KCMO Police Chief Darryl Forte confirmed to Fox 4 Wednesday that after five and a half years of serving as police chief he is leaving the force. He says he feels that he is at a time in his life when he needs rest. Chief Forte tells Fox 4 his last day with the KCMO Police Department will be May 20. Forte feels like he is leaving at a high point in his career and the high point for the department. […]

  • Tom Ellis enjoys singing on “Lucifer” because music is a big part of his life

    Monday night marks the season finale for FOX’s hit-show “Lucifer.” During the season finale, the devil gets framed for murder. The devil himself, Tom Ellis, chatted with FOX 4’s Mark Alford about what it’s like playing the evil character. Ellis even shared where he draws inspiration for his character. He also said that he has really enjoyed the opportunity to sing on the show. The season finale of “Lucifer” airs on FOX 4 at 8 p.m., Monday, April 25.

  • Mark Alford demonstrates motorcycle safety techniques

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With warmer weather comes more motorcycle wrecks. Many times, it’s the fault of the driver of a car or a truck. FOX 4’s Mark Alford has been riding for four years and knows first-hand the importance of motorcycle safety. “I can’t stress how important a motorcycle safety foundation course is if you plan to ride,” he said. “It not only makes you a better motorcyclist, it also makes you a […]

  • How Much Holiday Family Time is Too Much?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thanksgiving is a time for family – and for some that includes not only your immediate family, but your in-laws, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, etc. But how much family togetherness can you handle? FOX 4’s Mark Alford is Working for You with the report.

  • James Bond’s Magnificent Suits

    James Bond is known for his good looks, and even more so, his good looking suits.  The suit man himself, Mark Alford, told us about all the Bonds and their suits.

  • BLOG: To Catch a Thief…

    Do you take your own lunch to work to try to save money by not eating out?  I do, and so do many of my coworkers. In fact, a couple of years ago, we had to buy two new refrigerator freezers to hold all the food that people bring. We also have two microwave ovens, and they are all in a break room not too far from the studio. In recent months though someone has been taking food that is […]

  • Why We Laugh at People Who Aren’t Funny

    You’ve been there before – someone tries to crack a joke and it’s not even close to being funny, but you awkwardly laugh anyway! Why the heck do we do that?  Mark Alford explains.

  • Weird Olympic Sports from the Past

    Most times, change is good – especially when it comes to the Olympics. Mark Alford ran down some of the weirdest and wackiest sports that have come and gone in Olympic history.

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