Alan Shope was raised on the southwest side of Wichita, Kansas and attended Wichita South High School & Campus High school.
Alan grew up playing all sports but baseball is where he excelled. After playing two years of baseball at South High, Alan was recruited after his senior year to play college baseball, but soon gave up his dream of playing professionally and transferred to Wichita State University, graduating in 1991.
Beginning his television career as a videotape editor/photographer at KSNW in Wichita, Alan got his first on-air job at KSNT in Topeka. He worked as a News Reporter, Sports Reporter, Outdoor Sports Reporter and Ag Reporter. Winning numerous awards in Topeka got him noticed by KSHB in Kansas City. Alan worked there for seven years, winning more awards and was twice nominated for an Emmy. When he had the opportunity to move back to his hometown of Wichita, KS, he jumped on it. After nine years as KAKE-TV's Sports Director, Alan moved back to Kansas City and currently works as a News/Sports Reporter/Photojournalist at KCTV5.
In his spare time, Alan enjoys playing golf and basketball. He spends as much time as he can at his small lake cabin in South Central Missouri. Alan also enjoys watching both of his children excel in sports. Besides his work in broadcast news, Alan has also written four books, three of which are in print and currently owns a US Patent and trademark. For more information visit AlanShope.com.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:08:57 GMT
Independence police say they want to question two men about the theft of the iconic statue outside the National Trails Museum.Police released photos of the two men dragging a large tub. The men seem toMore >
Independence police say they want to question two men about the theft of the iconic statue outside the National Trails Museum.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:06:25 GMT
Gary Simpson admitted Tuesday that he so badly abused an infant last year that her skull was fractured.Simpson was a friend and live-in nanny to a Johnson County family. He repeatedly abused the then 2/12-month-oldMore >
Gary Simpson admitted Tuesday that he so badly abused an infant last year that her skull was fractured.More >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:55 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:55:47 GMT
Former Kansas City Royals great Willie Wilson had to give up his World Series ring when he declared bankruptcy. Now his family, friends and fans are working to get it back. They're using Twitter andMore >
Former Kansas City Royals great Willie Wilson had to give up his World Series ring when he declared bankruptcy. Now his family, friends and fans are working to get it back.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:28:44 GMT
Authorities are looking for a missing elderly couple.Garnett Police Chief Kevin Pekarek said Vernon and Goldie Hunt left their home about 6:30 a.m. Monday for Dwight, IL. Vernon is 92 years old and GoldieMore >
Authorities are looking for a missing elderly couple who left Garnett, KS, for Illinois, but never made it to their destination.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:42:41 GMT
A man accused of raping a woman last month and then kidnapping her over the weekend is on the run in the Lake of the Ozarks area, authorities said Monday night.More >
Law enforcement agencies in central Missouri are searching for a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a woman over the weekend. Brian J. Adkison is also accused of raping that same woman last month. More >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:11 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:11:38 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday morning.Officers responded to the non life-threatening shooting shortly after 5 a.m. at a home located near East 24th Avenue and Ozark Street. The neighborhoodMore >
Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday morning.More >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 09:45:09 GMT
A guerrilla gardener is on the loose in the Westport area, trying to beautify blighted areas once sat barren. Guerrilla gardeners grow plants, herbs and vegetables on public pieces of land that are inMore >
A blighted public area is now being called The Magic Garden after a woman decided to transform a neglected spot near the Westport post office.More >