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.


Does switching to online classes affect college tuition rates? Officials with Crowder College say no

Tuition stays the same, but, no additional online class fees will be charged like it normally would

Local real estate agent weighs in on how the coronavirus has impacted the industry

Many real estate agencies like Keller Williams are implementing more online activity

Vernon County Sheriff's office will deliver groceries to senior citizens, in partner with Woods Supermarket

Deliveries will be from noon to 4 P.M. Monday through Friday for ages 60 and over.

American Red Cross facing severe blood shortage, urging people to donate at emergency mobile blood drives

During the emergency blood drives, the Red Cross is making sure everyone feels safe by taking temperatures before entering and practicing social distancing.

Joplin Hospitals, City and County Health Departments open first drive-through COVID-19 testing site

Freeman Health Systems, Mercy Joplin, City/County Health Departments partner to open site, will operate by appointment only

Social distancing while staying together, Local churches give sermons over the radio at 66 Drive In Theatre

66 Drive In Theatre in Carthage provided their FM transmitted system to local churches to use on location

Local hair salons and stylists worried about coronavirus impact, some considering closing

Local salons are seeing large decrease in customer base, stylists are worried about income

Joplin Humane Society encouraging fostering a pet while social distancing

Fostering a pet can help with feeling isolated, alone or anxious amidst social distancing because of the coronavirus

Access Family Care to see only urgent dental care patients for the next three weeks, per ADA recommendation

American Dental Association

Local cleaning company shares cleaning tips on how to prevent the spread of viruses

ServiceMaster Clean out of Neosho has seen an increase in demand from their clients

A local church is taking extra measures to prevent the spread of germs and offers alternative ways to worship

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church in Joplin is prepared if worship services are no longer deemed safe

Elk's Lodge in Parsons holds 3rd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, hoping to relieve coronavirus fear with celebration

Officials say they hope to relieve anxiety of coronavirus by celebrating and staying strong

Oklahoma House considering bill that would prohibit denying concealed carry permit to medical marijuana users

The bill was passed by the Senate on February 27th, it is currently in the House waiting for vote

Kansas Senator Mike Thompson speaks on industrial wind energy to concerned Bourbon County residents

He provided an educational presentation on the negative impacts of wind turbines

Prom for students in the autism program at Pittsburg schools offers sensory friendly fun

Prom was held at The Barn at Timber Cove in Pittsburg

Ottawa County Board of Commissioners approve 'Second Amendment Sanctuary County' proposal

Sheriff Floyd says it's important to protect his communities rights

Local church's non-profit organization 'Overcoming Children' works to better lives of children in Kenya

The non-profit was started in 2016 by members of Frisco Church in Webb City

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's event teaches community of deadly disease and how to identify it

Event was held by Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter and Joplin NAACP

Coronavirus halting production and shipping of fireworks to the U-S, affecting local businesses

Liuyang, China is the majority manufacturer and exporter of fireworks to the U-S. It is located 3 hours from Wuhan.

Carthage woman dies in a single-vehicle crash

The crash occurred around 7:20 A.M, Saturday

Child dies after UTV accident near Carthage, Missouri

An 18 month old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Black History Month Celebration at Joplin Public Library draws large crowd to hear about historical African American figures

Event honored past and present notable African American figures

Boil Water Advisory issued for Neosho County Rural Water District #4 and Northern portions of Labette Co.

Dozens of girls search for prom dresses at Prom Palooza while raising money for Project Graduation

Neosho High School Project Graduation

Carthage Humane Society showcases new annex building for medical needs and intake at open house

The improvements to the shelter are bringing in curious members of the public and upping adoptions to an average of 15 pets per week.

Online Romance Scams will cost you, beware this Valentine's day

Romance scams happen year round but valentines day can make victims think they are legit

Gorilla Promise Award with PSU could sway local high school seniors college decisions

Every Crawford County high school senior of May 2020, that attends PSU, will receive scholarship

Multiple fires set on Schell City mans farm, leaving extensive damage to property and equipment

A cash reward is available to anyone with information

Friends of Camp Mintahama still working to reclaim beloved campground

They have received their 501 c3 status to start fundraising efforts

Community members come together to clean up Morse Park after recent vandalism

More than 20 people came out to Morse Park to clean up garbage

Missouri snowy road conditions cause multiple crashes throughout the day

Highways saw the most accidents

Local pharmacy works to succeed in industry where independent pharmacies are closing all over the U.S.

Adapting to change and customer service are credited for staying open

New entertainment venue for theatre productions, Studio 124, set to open in Joplin

The space will also be available to other organizations

Two Nevada High School students will testify for two house bills on vaping in Missouri schools

Students are taking a stand to stop addiction in teens

Chiefs fans react to Superbowl game at Social BTB watch party

Fans were on the edge of their seat

Local group launches Joplin 'Sunrise Movement' chapter

Sunrise Movement is a fight for climate change to be a priority in America

MSSU International students have a home away from home at annual Chinese New Year celebration

The Chinese/Lunar New Year began January 25th.

Large crowd marches for equality at the SEK Now annual Women's March

Men, women and children of all ages participated

Local Cardiologist says there are risk factors to consider when watching the Superbowl

Over exertion and over consumption of game day food could lead to heart attack or gall bladder attacks