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.


Missionaries offering free outdoor services to local community members during COVID-19 pandemic

And the group is just getting started, with no plans on stopping anytime soon.

Spring Hill Assisted Living Center starts 'Adopt A Senior Citizen' program to help residents during COVID-19

The Spring Hill facility will continue the program for as long as they can with the help of community involvement

Kansas City murder suspect arrested after chase into Kansas

Police say Thomas was successfully stopped in Kansas and arrested.

Stolen vintage Flying A Gasoline sign in Jasper, MO, recovered with the help of community members

But with the help of community members, it was a happy ending to the investigation.

4th of July celebrations continue with restrictions, families still excited about MSSU fireworks show

Because of COVID-19, the stadium itself will be closed to those in attendance instead MSSU parking lots will be open for people to enjoy the fireworks in the comfort of their own cars.

Tie breaking votes defeat COVID-19 ordinances in Carthage

Gathering sizes and face masks were voted on

Carthage City Council to discuss mandatory mask wearing, other COVID-19 related ordinances

Three important items with be discussed at the next Carthage City Council meeting on July 1st, 2020.

Local pharmacy continues to see shortage in certain drugs and medical supplies due to COVID-19

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, there have been reports that the U.S. is likely to see a shortage of generic pharmaceutical drugs.

Joplin High School seniors get to walk across stage in socially distanced graduation

Though the seats were empty...and it was executed differently than they hoped...Joplin High School seniors finally got an in person graduation.

Neosho community members attend car show on the square and annual Bowlathon amidst increase in COVID-19 cases

But despite cases increasing...many Neosho community members expressed the desire to retrieve some sense of normalcy.

The Miami Good Neighbor Project distributes free food to families in the 4 states to help during COVID-19

Volunteers help distribute 10 pounds of chicken, a box of produce and milk to each family every week.

Local Airbnb hosts starting to see reservations pick back up after COVID-19 drove guests away

For Saundra Carr Cooper, her two Airbnb’s were hit hard as well, one being the historic Bonnie and Clyde hideout garage apartment.

National coin shortage linked to pandemic, local business weighs in

The store does a round up initiative for charitable causes...which Henkle says he believes helps them avoid any coin shortages.

McDonald County businesses, churches, weigh in on the increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the county

The Community Baptist Church in Noel has halted services for the next two weeks

Owner of Granny Shaffer's on 7th St. worried about business as they voluntarily close for ten days

Temporary closure is due to a possible contact with a case of COVID-19

McDonald County COVID-19 drive thru testing sites see increase in people as cases rise in the county

The Health Department has announced 22 new cases, bringing their total to 150.

Some Joplin residents concerned about traffic, safety, as Connecticut Widening Project continues

The City is planning on future neighborhood input sessions as the road continues to progress.

Miami Public School District offering 3 options of learning for the upcoming school year

As COVID-19 forced schools to close their doors and turn virtual...what to do for the upcoming school year has been in question.

MSSU students honor fellow classmate after his murder

The vigil included lighting of candles, a moment of silence, prayer and time to share some memories of Lee.

Robertson Family Farm opens for their blueberry picking season with safety measures in place

Last year 6 and a half tons of blueberries were picked and they’re expecting even more this year.

What does 'Defund the Police' mean? Law Enforcement expert weighs in

"I think there is no doubt reform is coming, there is no question that there is going to be a Federal, State, local reform in the next years."

Officials at Applied Psychological Services give tips on how to talk to kids about current events

With the most recent event being the protests over racial injustice..the approach varies and depends on what your family believes in, according to Miller.

Black Rain Ordinance sees continual increase in demand amidst COVID-19 pandemic and protests

Not only is demand continually increasing but it’s a shift in the market as to who is buying firearms

Fostering Hope holding annual Flock of Flamingos fundraiser for kids in foster care

If you see pink flamingos scattered across some yards they are there for a reason.

Hundreds of Parsons residents, police officers protest together against police brutality and racial injustice

Protesters then took a knee in front of the police department for a vigil in honor of the lives lost, peacefully calling for change.

Jasper County Health Dept. gives more info on COVID-19 patient who attended church service in Carthage

That person attended a church service at the Alfa and Omega church in Carthage on May 24-th before being quarantined on May 29-th.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Ottawa County opens up as Oklahoma enters phase 3 of reopening

But there are new regulations in place to ensure a safe environment for kids and staff.

Joplin City Council votes on handful of ordinances pertaining to local construction and funding

The $3,176,485.00 grant utilizes the Cares Act funding to help recover from COVID-19

Local WWII Veteran celebrates his 100th birthday with friends and family

He celebrated with his daughter Vicky and his two sisters Anna and Natalie who are 98 and 96 years old.

Joplin residents gather to protest the death of George Floyd and demand change for the black community

As many states face violent riots, looting and destruction...Russell says they just want to peacefully get their message across.

The Joplin Public Library sets reopening date with regulations in place for safety

Staff will be attuned to what people are working with and coming in contact with to sanitize as much as possible.

Local pediatrician sees decline in routine vaccinations during COVID-19 pandemic

But Dr. Meier says holding off on these routine vaccinations can be dangerous.

PSU's Memorial Day Ceremony turns virtual due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements

The experience may have been different but the meaning was still the same

The Light at Joplin Church begins their building facelift project as they prepare to reopen

While the coronavirus put a lot of things on hold for people, Pastor Grindle says this extra time is what allowed them to move forward with the project.

Ross Dress for Less in Joplin reopens, with hundreds of people waiting in line to get in

Only 69 people were allowed into the store at once, going in one by one.

New school opening in Joplin provides unique combination of private and homeschool education

The private, Christian, K-6 university style school will be hosted by the Calvary Baptist Church.

Jasper County Health officials share latest updates on COVID-19 in the county

The health department is hopeful that they will continue to see an increase in negative test results

Bookhouse Cinema owners working out ways to safely offer all their services again

Looking at opening patio for more spaced out dine in seating

Newton County Health Officials say contact tracing is effective in stopping spread of COVID-19

According to the CDC contact tracing is a part of a multipronged approach to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local psychologist seeing an increase in anxiety in patients more so now with places reopening

College Skyline Center in Joplin