Mark Alford was a beloved news anchor for Fox 4 News in Dallas, Texas. Unfortunately, he passed away in December of 2020.
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Mark Alford was a news anchor for Fox 4 News in Dallas, Texas. He was with the station for more than 20 years. In July 2018, he suddenly left the station, and his whereabouts are currently unknown.
Early Life and Education
Mark Alford was born on October 1, 1965, in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in University Park, Texas in 1983 and then attended Southern Methodist University. He graduated from SMU in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. After graduation, he began his career as a news anchor and reporter at KDFW-TV in Dallas.
Alford began working at Fox 4 News in 1990 as a weekend news anchor and reporter. In 1992, he was promoted to weekday morning news anchor. He remained in that position until 1995 when he was moved to the evenings as the co-anchor of the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts with Sherry Jackson. In 2000, Alford left Fox 4 News to become the main anchorman at WBBM-TV in Chicago.
In 2004, Alford returned to Fox 4 News and resumed his duties as the co-anchor of the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. He remained in that position until 2018 when he left the station for unknown reasons. His last newscast was on March 2, 2018.
Since leaving Fox 4 News, Alford has not returned to television news although he has made several appearances on sports talk radio shows in Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Mark Alford joined Fox 4 in 2004 as a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor. He spent 10 years with the station before being let go in 2014.
Prior to Fox 4, Alford worked as a reporter and weekend sports anchor at WDAF from 1997-2004.
He has also worked as a sports director at KMOV in St. Louis and as a sports anchor/reporter at KSDK in St. Louis and KSPR in Springfield, Missouri.
Mark Alford was born on November 1, 1965, in Detroit, Michigan. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school, working at a local radio station. After graduating from high school, he attended Wayne State University, where he studied communications.
Alford began his television career working as a general assignment reporter for WJBK-TV in Detroit. He later moved to WDIV-TV in Detroit, where he worked as a weekend anchor and reporter. In 1996, he joined the Fox News Channel, where he worked as a correspondent and anchor.
In 2000, Alford left the Fox News Channel and joined the Fox-owned station WTXF-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he served as a weekday morning news anchor. In 2004, he returned to Detroit to work for the Fox-owned station WJBK-TV.
Alford left broadcasting in 2006 to pursue a career in real estate. He currently works as a real estate agent in the Detroit area.
Mark Alford, 59, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. The cause of death was aggressive brain cancer.
Alford was a reporter and weekend anchor for Fox 4 News for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Alford’s colleagues at Fox 4 News released the following statement: “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our friend and colleague Mark Alford. Mark was an excellent journalist and a kind man who will be missed by all who knew him.”