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Sports Anchor Al Wallace Returns to WDAF

Three weeks after undergoing prostate cancer surgery, sports anchor Al Wallace will return to WDAF this weekend.

“My doctors gave me permission to drive and carry on regular activities a week ago, and that’s exactly what I have been doing,” Wallace wrote on Facebook. “My hope has always been to return to work in time for NCAA March Madness, and it appears that will indeed be the case.”

Bottom Line Communications reports that Wallace, a 27-year veteran of the Kansas City Fox-affiliate, will cover the Kansas-Missouri basketball game for WDAF tomorrow.

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WDAF Sports Anchor Al Wallace Recovering From Prostate Cancer Surgery

WDAF sports anchor Al Wallace is recovering from prostate cancer surgery, Bottom Line Communications reports.

Wallace, who has worked at the Kansas City Fox-affiliate since 1985, shared the news with WDAF staffers in a note last week.

“As I approach 34 years working in broadcasting, I thought I’d seen it all,” Wallace wrote. “So you can only imagine my reaction when my doctor recently told me I had prostate cancer. That’s the bad news. The good news is it was detected VERY early, and it is VERY treatable.”

According to Bottom Line, Wallace’s surgery was Thursday, and he was released from the hospital on Friday. Jason Lamb will fill in for Wallace during his recovery period.