Veteran sports anchor Frank Boal announces his retirement

Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 14:50:20-04

Frank Boal, sports director at KSHB-TV, Kansas City’s 41 Action News Station, is stepping away from the sports desk after informing and entertaining Kansas City sports fans for more than four decades. Boal will deliver his final sports broadcast on June 29. Frank joined the 41 Action News Sports team in September 2010. He spent the previous 28 years as sports director for WDAF-TV and still appears regularly on Sports Radio 810, WHB.

“Life is all about relationships and the relationships I've had with my co-workers and the wonderful people of this city means everything to me. Thank you for allowing me into your homes for all of these years. Believe me when I say I never took it for granted,” said Boal.

Frank has covered the three World Series appearances by the Kansas City Royals, Major League All Star games, Hall of Fame inductions, the Chiefs, Sporting KC, college athletics at the University of Missouri, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University, high school sports, and even the last NBA playoff appearance by the Kansas City Kings.  

Boal grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Central Catholic High School and Villanova University. He is a member of both schools’ Hall of Fame.

“We thank Frank for his years of dedication to Kansas City sports and KSHB. He has a great passion and energy which will be missed,” said Carrie Hofmann, news director at 41 Action News.

Boal stated: “Even though my day-to-day TV duties will end on June 29, my weekly appearances will continue on Sports Radio 810 after I take a little time off for myself to re-charge the batteries. Thank you and God bless you Kansas City."