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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From Kansas to Italy: Connecting through music

Their living room is a concert venue, and Kelli and Steve Passeri have been making the most of it.

Trident the dog has a new leash on life

After a traumatic experience, a K-9 from Kansas is now helping others get through their own.

How older Americans can tackle loneliness together

The best thing for our mental health is to talk about it.

Having a Wilder time at home

With the help of his parents, Wilder McCullough has been making the most of the last two months.

Ask Jesse: How much TV news is too much during a pandemic?

Even during a global pandemic, there's such a thing as watching too much news.

Streaming Roulette: Get help picking what to watch

Even before this, we all struggled navigating Netflix's library... until now.

The List with an Assist: Jasmine Kyle

SEK Humane Society's Jasmine Kyle tells us her three favorite movies to check out while we stay safe at home.

Kitchen Confidential: Making the most of your pantry

Chef Mike Clark shows us which kitchen essentials we truly need and how to get the most out of them.

The impact of COVID-19 on the Humane Society

Our friend Jasmine Kyle gives us an update on the Humane Society's role in the community during this difficult time.

Boredom Buster: Tequila Tilapia

Here's a recipe with ingredients you can almost always find at the store.

The List: Easter Edition

Because it's the holidays and we're all looking for things to watch with the family.

Boredom Buster: Online multiplayer games to play remotely

Because Checkers isn't as fun by yourself anyways.

DIY: Dry Erase Boards

Our pal Amy Sadler shows us how to make a dry-erase board for the house without dropping an absurd amount of dough.

Boredom Busters: Tips for tackling jigsaw puzzles

A few tips on how to solve that puzzle on the shelf.

The List: The Highwaymen, Bonnie and Clyde, and Star Wars

From R2D2 to the Barrow Gang, Jesse Irwin recommends some flicks for the weekend in.

The List: How your favorite TV character would react during a pandemic

We look into two documentaries and 35 scripts from your favorite TV writers.

The importance of routine for children with autism

Dr. Annette Nunez explains the different ways which families can make these new adjustments easier for children with autism.

The List: Animal Video Edition

From dogs driving to cats skateboarding, today's list was... different.

Ask Jesse: How do medical professionals learn to remain calm under pressure?

One medical resident working with COVID-19 patients describes how she maintains her composure.

The List: A Virtual Zoo, More Joe Exotic, and The Office

Jesse throws his three recommendations of the day out there for our viewers in need of a content suggestion.

A conversation with Cherokee County's first confirmed COVID-19 patient

Pastor Jim Thomas shares his experience after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.

From small town kid to Olympic Athlete

How Derrick Mein's passion and family led him to the Olympics

What to look for in the Missouri Primary

How Bernie & Biden are campaigning in Southwest Missouri, the impact of COVID-19 on voter turnout, and a theme in Jasper County's voting behavior.

Ways to bring reading into your family's routine

We stopped by Frank Layden Elementary for Read Across America Day.

Turning Memorial Hall into an Irish pub

The Choir of Man takes over Memorial Hall in Joplin on March 10th.

A drive-thru built on more than speed

The Chick-fil-a on Rangeline is one of the fastest in the nation, but it's the inside that counts.

Fatherhood is about more than dad jokes

G.W. Carver Elementary's chapter of All Pro Dad shows the importance of being there for your kids.

Predicting the Oscars with a Joplin City Councilman

We challenged Anthony Monteleone to share his picks for the 92nd annual Academy Awards.

Learning what animals do for Valentine's Day

Wildcat Glades stops by the studio to share how they're celebrating the plans for the holiday.

A local jewelry brand is creating opportunities for the people of Haiti

By selling jewelry made by people in Haiti, Abby Clevenger has turned Beljoy into more than a local brand.

The Rhatigan boys can't stop singing about the Chiefs

With their team in the Super Bowl for the first time in fifty years, the Rhatigan Brothers are on cloud nine.

Kansas City Chiefs trivia against an 11-year-old superfan

Even with Jesse's attempts to rig the game, he's no match for the Chiefs superfan.

Whipping up dips for your chips on Super Bowl Sunday

We stop by Social BTB in Joplin to get recipes for dips galore ahead of Super Bowl LIV

Classic Mysteries of the 4-States with Lisa Martin

Paranormal Science Lab's Lisa Martin joins us for a preview of their event this weekend at Bookhouse Cinema.

Meet a teacher who's fit in a way she never thought was possible

Mary Colvin is healthier than she's ever been before.

Art event gives residents a chance to Drink & Draw

The Pittsburg ArtWalk hosts their first event of the year.

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas releases more details of clinic take overs

Holiday Whoville Market

Girard is throwing a holiday party this weekend!