Kaitlyn Shive

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Kaitlyn, a Cincinnati, Ohio native who’s love of journalism began in high school.

She’s a graduate from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She also graduated with specializations in Marketing and Media, and a Social Media Certificate.

Before working at KOAM-TV she worked as a Production Assistant for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati.

When she’s not working, Kaitlyn loves to binge watch Netflix and Hulu, try new foods and catch up with friends.


The Learning Curve: Special Reports On Education During COVID-19, Part 1

In our first in a series of reports we introduce you to three students learning three different ways.

Independence Community College moves to 'study-in-place' this week

The program is being implemented for all students on the Main and ICC West campuses.

MoKan Dragway wraps up weekend long racing events

Sunday's big win was a $5,000 prize.

Friends of Back the Blue group host tailgate for Joplin Police Department

The proceeds raised will go to helping keep the Back the Blue billboards up in the Joplin area.

MSSU students working to restore walking trail near campus

For Cline he is hoping to get his vision for the trails complete before he graduates next fall.

Cottey College ranked #1 for best regional college in the midwest

It is a recognition they knew they deserved but a ranking they never saw coming

Unity of Joplin Church 'Blessing Box' is inspiring others to create their own

The other blessing boxes are located on North Wall Avenue and in an alley between Moffett and Sargent Avenue.

Neosho bike trails project nearing completion

Phase 2 of the trials is expected to begin in January.

Annual Alzheimer's walk altered due to COVID-19

But it didn’t stop the residents of College View Manor from putting together a walk of their own.

Chiefs season ticket holders experiencing the home opener in different ways

The Kansas City Chiefs allowed only 16,000 fans into the stadium for the home opener.

From Your Closet Consignment Sale giving consignors 90% of their sales due to COVID-19

The profit change was a surprise for the 140 consignors selling.

Mother and Daughter taking legal action to maintain cemetery in Mindenmines

However, their work to restore the land hasn't come without complications.

WWII hero is laid to rest in Baxter Springs after nearly 80 years

Hadley’s remains were unaccounted for until last year after his surviving brothers provided DNA samples, helping to identify him.

Bourbon County Strong Committee holds Mask Campaign to provide for schools

The campaign doesn’t have a set goal in place on how much they want to raise, but are hoping for enough to supply masks for the rest of the school year.

Friend of Karol Sullens speaks on the 29th anniversary of her disappearance

A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information that leads to her remains

The Joplin Toad Magazine to release pain and perspective video series

The series features six people, with different stories to tell.

Joplin NAACP speaks on death of Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman

‘Wakanda Forever’, that was something that resonated among a lot of black communities

Cottey College holds exhibit celebrating Women's Equality Day and right to vote

For some students, it means a lot to see the effort by the college to recognize the 19th Amendment and women’s equality.

Better Business Bureau warns of government imposter scams that have targeted locals

The couple was asked to go to Walgreens and purchase gift cards, and read off the numbers on the back of the cards.

US Census Bureau adjusts operations due to COVID-19

They will also now be emailing households in low responding areas.

Galena School District students adjusting to COVID-19 safety precautions

When you move, you mask, is the motto for the Galena School District as students get used to a new normal

Miami Public Schools in dire need of substitute teachers and bus drivers

They have had some parents step up recently to volunteer to be a sub.

Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School sticks with in person learning for students

Students are required to wear masks inside along with other safety precautions.

Arma Community Garden succeeding in providing fresh produce to community

Though COVID-19 did change the way they approached the gardening process.

Sons of American Legion in Neosho hold very first fundraiser alongside American Legion Auxiliary

The Sons of the American Legion just formed as a group in February, but with COVID-19 hitting, it hasn’t been easy.

Carthage School District turning virtual for open houses before school starts

For students and teachers, open houses are crucial in developing good classroom relationships.

Carthage School District teachers take training sessions ahead of school

The same can be said at the college level as well, as Missouri Southern State University professors are preparing just the same.

Miami Police Dept see increase in theft calls, residents concerned with uptick of crime in the area

Chief Anderson says the most calls they have been getting are regarding car break ins with people going from car to car checking to see if they are unlocked.

TommyHawks FourStates holds weekend long fundraiser for Brotherhood of Warriors

Burgess held a weekend long tournament, of axe throwing and cornhole to raise money for those veterans.

Local woman raising funds, selling graphic tees for Granby animal shelter construction

The fundraiser ends on August 9th

Joplin High School Band pushes forward with band camp, with precautions in place due to COVID-19

But their season is looking different as well, with many band competitions already cancelled.

Quapaw Public Schools to benefit from Governor Stitt's 'Learn Anywhere Oklahoma' initiative

All public schools in Oklahoma will receive funds and statewide access to virtual learning materials

Carl Junction Schools prepare for upcoming school year with 3 educational options

The District is asking parents to fill out the forms by August 14th.

5th annual Buckles, Barrels, BBQ Fundraiser brings in biggest turn out yet

Organizers say the weekend event was successful and they are excited for next year.

Anderson Police Department detail officer incident at public beach

Carthage homicide suspect arrested in Lamar

Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle on 1-44 eastbound

Duenweg Fire Department re-dedicates fire station in honor of former Fire Chief and current Deputy Chief Jack Reding

The new name was a surprise recognition and dedication given to Jack by his son, current Fire Chief Howard Reding.

Carthage Police investigate homicide, search for suspect

A man was pronounced dead on the scene and a woman who sustained a gunshot wound was sent to a local hospital, but is in stable condition.

Joplin Bungalows meeting the needs of homeless and retired veterans with affordable housing

He found himself again after becoming a resident of the Joplin Bungalows, a housing development for seniors and homeless veterans.