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Al Wallace

Al Wallace

Four Decades of experience in cultivating and maintaining relationships in and around the local sports community

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  • 40 years in broadcast television news, highlighted by 33 years in Kansas City
  • Freelance reporter and anchor for Big 12 Basketball, the NFL Network, and coverage of the Kansas City Chiefs on Radio
  • Honored by local chapter of the NAACP and Who’s Who in Black Kansas City
  • Husband, Father, Cancer Survivor
  • Over the last 33 years in Kansas City, have emceed and/or been guest speaker at more than 300 local events.

A native Texan, Al Wallace graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications. After starting his broadcasting career in Lubbock,Texas, he has also worked in Las Vegas and Dallas, before landing for good in Kansas City, working for WDAF-TV. A career that has spanned five decades has allowed him to cover 3 World Series, 9 NCAA Final Fours, 3 MLB All-Star games, training camps for the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, and the development and opening of various local sports venues including Kansas Speedway and the Sprint Center.

Alongside anchoring local sports, Al worked as a studio host and field anchor for ESPN’s Studio 66 covering Big 12 basketball. He was also among 1,000 national voters who annually select the winner of the John Wooden Award, which goes to the top college basketball player in the country. He has contributed to the NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL Draft, and also worked with multiple radio stations and programs including KPRS, the oldest Black Owned and Operated radio station in the country. As host of “3rd & Long” and “The Chiefs Hour”, Al worked with the late Derrick Thomas, Neil Smith, Eddie Kennison and Derrick Johnson.

In March of 1998, the Kansas City Globe honored Al as one of the “Most Influential African Americans” in Kansas City, and he was selected to be included among the first group of “Who’s Who In Black Kansas City.” In 2009, he was honored with the Gordon Docking award by the GKCFCA for his outstanding contribution to high school coverage, and in 2017 he was honored by the Olathe Branch of the NAACP with its Diversity Advocate in Sports Award.

As a survivor of prostate cancer, Al has been an outspoken advocate of cancer awareness and prevention. Acting as an emcee and guest speaker on behalf of numerous local groups in the fight against cancer, Al has first hand experience and knowledge of how it has affected his life, family, and career.

Sports - Four Decades of experience in cultivating and maintaining relationships in and around the local sports community.
Local Television - 33 years as a television sports anchor in Kansas City.
High School Sports - Expert in past and current high school athletics
Cancer Survivor - Advocate in the fight and prevention of cancer, speaking from first hand experience
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