Mark Alford Bio, Age, Why He Left Fox 4 And His Journalism career, Net Worth

Mark Alford
Mark Alford

Mark Alford Biography And Wiki

Mark Allen Alford Sr., an American politician and former television news anchor, was born on October 4, 1963. Since 2023, he has been serving as the U.S. representative for Missouri’s 4th congressional district and is a member of the Republican Party.

Born in Baytown, Texas, Alford Sr. attended Sterling High School and the University of Texas at Austin, but he did not graduate. He started his journalism career at KPRC-TV in Houston, working as a reporter and weekend anchor for News 2 Houston from 1995 to 1998. Before that, he anchored at KDFW-TV in Dallas and reported at WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, KWTX-TV in Waco, and KXAN-TV in Austin. In 1998, he became an anchor for Fox 4 News at WDAF-TV in Kansas City, where he stayed for 23 years before resigning on October 8, 2021.

In the 2022 elections, Alford Sr. announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in Missouri’s 4th congressional district as a Republican. He won the Republican nomination in the August 2 primary election and later won the November 8 general election. In the House, he was one of the 71 Republicans who voted against the final passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023. He also cast his vote in favor of supporting Israel following the 2023 Hamas attack on Israel.

For the 118th Congress, his committee assignments include roles in the Committee on Agriculture, Committee on Armed Services, and Committee on Small Business. Alford Sr. lives in Lake Winnebago, a suburb of Kansas City, with his wife, Leslie, and their three children: Mark Allen Alford Jr., Alexandria Naomi Francis, and Spencer “Jasper” Adkins Alford. He is a member of Evangel Church, an Assemblies of God megachurch in Kansas City.

Mark Alford Age And Birthday

Alford Sr was born on October 4, 1963, in Baytown, Texas, United States. As of now, he is 60 years old turning 61 years in October of 2024.

Alford Height And Weight

Mark stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs a moderate weight.

Mark Alford

Nationality And Ethnicity

Alford’s nationality is American.

Mark Alford Did Mark Alford Leave Fox 4? Why

Indeed, Mark Alford left Fox 4 and ended his journalism career. He vaguely discussed his reasons for leaving Fox 4 KC in a Twitter post before appearing on KCMO Talk Radio.

Alford stated that being a conservative Christian in the media, who respects law enforcement and wants to promote entrepreneurs and small business owners, had not been easy.

Mark believed that his voice in the newsroom was diminishing and had considered running for office for several years. Alford wanted to use his communication skills and his love for the region’s people to amplify conservative voices in Washington.

Mark Alford’s Wife And Children

Alford Sr., along with his wife Leslie and their three children – Mark Allen Alford Jr., Alexandria Naomi Francis, and Spencer “Jasper” Adkins Alford, live in Lake Winnebago, a suburb of Kansas City.

Mark Alford’s Net Worth

his net worth ranges between $1 million to $5 million as of 2024.

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