Kansas City Morning Anchor Legend Mark Alford Leaving Fox4!!!

Today we start with TKC FIRST WORD about a milestone in Kansas City community news.

Here are the basics . . .

Mark Alford announced he will be leaving Fox 4. His last day will be Tuesday.

His career in Kansas City spans MORE THAN TWO DECADES, 23 years to be exact, and he's an institution among local media voices.

Moreover, in recent years, he proved to be one of the few conservative voices in mainstream local media and often provided an alternative perspective on politically charged local topics.

We'll have more about his departure and his next move on www.TonysKansasCity.com but for right now we welcome readers to share some nice thoughts about a dedicated local journalist who tirelessly served the greater Kansas City metro.

Updated . . .

Mark Alford gives a special jobs report

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With 23 years, six days and five hours on the anchor desk under his belt, FOX4's Mark Alford announced he's departing Signal Hill next week. Watch the video for his special announcement, and to see some of the qualifications if you want to take his job!

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