|Member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Missouri's 4th district
January 3, 2023
|Born||October 4, 1963|
Baytown, Texas, U.S.
|Education||University of Texas, Austin (BA)|
Mark Allen Alford (born October 4, 1963) is an American politician and former television news journalist. After working at Kansas City television station WDAF-TV for 23 years, he stepped down from his anchor role to run for the United States House of Representatives in Missouri's 4th congressional district as a Republican in the 2022 elections.
Born in Baytown, Texas, Alford worked for KPRC-TV in Houston as a reporter and weekend anchor for News 2 Houston from 1995 and 1998. Prior to KPRC-TV, Alford was anchor for KDFW-TV in Dallas and a reporter with WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach; KWTX-TV in Waco and for KXAN-TV in Austin. In 1998, he went to WDAF-TV in Kansas City as an anchor for Fox 4 News and stayed there for 23 years. He announced his resignation on October 8, 2021. He announced his campaign for the United States House of Representatives in Missouri's 4th congressional district as a Republican in the 2022 elections on October 27. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 2 and the general election on November 8.