One for the Coyotes
In an industry—local television news—that churns through on-air talent with nearly every ratings dip and shift in management, Al Wallace carved a more than three-decade career as a sports anchor and reporter at Kansas City’s WDAF. He saw baseball’s Royals through three World Series and football’s Chiefs through their own (lesser) triumphs and tragedy. He dabbled in competition barbecue. He beat prostate cancer. He became an institution, once honored as one of the city’s “most influential African Americans.”
Wallace, who stepped down at WDAF last December, looks back on his life and shares some behind-the-scenes sports stories in a discussion of his book One for the Coyotes: How I Survived 40 Years of My Dream Job in TV News (and Cancer Too). He is joined by his co-author, KC-area journalist David Smale.