Jesse Irwin

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Morning Show Anchor & Features Reporter

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jesse is joining KOAM and FOX14 as part of the new KOAM Morning Show on Fox 14.

A 2017 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Jesse began honing his craft in college as a sports broadcaster, live news reporter, and late night talk show host – earning his school its first-ever regional Emmy nominations. Previous stops include the IMG Sports Network, CBS Pittsburgh, a creative marketing agency, and an internship with Conan on TBS.

Jesse emcees events around North America, and can’t wait to make his mark on the 4-States.

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Local author shares how he made a habit out of writing

Larry Wood stops by the Morning Show to share details about the Joplin Writers Guild and what it provides local scribes with.

United Way continues to find a new way in 2021

Duane Dreiling stops by the Morning Show to share the latest on United Way of SWMO & SEK.

Here's how the 25th Amendment works

MSSU Political Science Professor Brenden Higashi explains the 25th Amendment of the United States.

SW Missouri Job Center offering advice to employers

Pam Regan stopped by the Morning Show to share how her team is working to help employers.

New year, new beginnings for more than yourself

When sorting through the old, we forget how easily it can be the new for someone else in the 4-States.

A longtime farm educator is finding new ways to teach

Releasing her second book, Ruth Zimmerman is onto her next adventure.

Connect2Culture: Goodbye 2020 & Hello 2021

Previewing the month of January with Emily Frankoski

Preparing for New Years Eve at Downstream Casino

The 4-State casino is cleaning up before counting down to 2021.

Jasper County CASA seeks volunteers for 2021

The organization will host training sessions in January.

In case you need last minute gift ideas

We're not mad or disappointed, we just want to help.

This $5 program is designed to take care of our caregivers

Wildcat Extension's new course begins January 14th.

Here's how mothers at a 4-State shelter are putting presents under the tree this year

With the help of a Webb City Church, families at Washington Family Hope Center are having a holiday season to remember.

The Power of Holiday Traditions

For those on the road to recovery, a family routine can be a guiding light.

Watch "Journey to Bethlehem" on KOAM this weekend

The experience airs this Saturday at 6:30pm.

Bringing the Heat: Space Heaters vs. HVAC

Be strategic when finding ways to be toasty.

Things to do in December with Connect2Culture

Events, Performances, Classes, and Exhibits happening in the Joplin area.

PHS Culinary Club's "Block the Door" Food Drive

Pittsburg High School is collecting cans for a cause.

Med-Day Thursday: Olympian & former Congressman Jim Ryun on his battle with hearing loss

The former Congressman and running legend shares his connection to the 4-States.

Pet Spotlight: Harry the Beagle & Teething Puppies

Jasmine Kyle with the SEK Humane Society stops by.

Meet the Sooner State's Socially Distant Santa

With the help of Mrs. Claus and company, he's counting down the 25 days in a new way.

Giving Tuesday: Kansas BBBS is giving away $25,000

All money raised goes toward your local chapter in the Sunflower State.

STEM Anywhere: Straw Structures

The safe (and unsafe) way to deep fry a turkey

It can be done well...and it can be done too well.

Here's how Freeman's COVID unit director suggests you approach Thanksgiving this year

The head of Freeman's COVID unit shares his thoughts on next week's holiday.

The Story Behind the Foster Closet Christmas Giveaway

In its third year, the Foster Closet Christmas Present Giveaway continues to help kids all around the area.

Warming up for the 21st Annual Turkey Shootout

Don't throw away your shot.

What do I have? COVID-19 vs. Flu vs. Common Cold

As we head into winter, learn to recognize symptoms.

Taking time to reflect at the PSU Veterans Memorial

With a Vietnam Wall and all, this memorial is a gem of the region.

Losing an Election in the 4-States

It can sting, but it doesn't have to define you.

Dr. Barbara Bollier reflects on her campaign experience

While the candidate for U.S. Senate fell short in her recent race, she looks forward to what's ahead.

Fun things to do in November with Connect2Culture

The holiday season is upon us! Hoorah!

Supporting our Veterans through a Patriotic Quilt

Sooki Fields and Katie Swezey share the details.

Meditation 101: Deep breathing tips for the Election

Because we all could use a minute.

Election 2020: What last night tells us about today

Professor Will Delehanty joins us to share what he's keeping an eye on today.

Election Day kicks off in the 4-States

November 3rd is here, and for those involved, it all comes down to this.

Poll Workers: The People Behind the Process

Stop by any poll worker training session and you'll see democracy in action.

The Spooky Schoolhouse in Waco, MO

This morning, we were on-edge.

Early in-person voting in the 4-States

Every state does it differently, so here's the details.

4-State Laws: Taking time off from work to vote

U.S. Senator James Lankford shares his thoughts ahead of Election Day

Representing Oklahoma, Lankford discusses his confidence in the process and where we are in the pandemic.