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.


Spring Hill Assisted Living staff make sure residents have a special Thanksgiving

They got the Thanksgiving meal works with turkey, mac and cheese, green bean casserole and more.

Carthage Crisis Center prepares for a COVID-19 safe Thanksgiving feast to feed those in need

They are prepping around 400 meals for the community with contactless delivery

Local health officials advise on taking precautions during Thanksgiving travel

He stresses the importance of staying safe during this time, not only for your own health but the rest of the community as well.

Fair Acres Family YMCA Swim Team raises $10,000 for coach suffering from spinal injury

The injury left her unable to enjoy the sport she loves.

Finn's in Joplin seeing increase in demand for curbside pick up meals for Thanksgiving

Clark says they normally are busy in the days leading up to Thanksgiving and afterwards as Black Friday shoppers stop by to refuel.

Pull out those twinkling lights because decorating early for Christmas may make you happier

She says that it brings them a sense of happiness and joy,

Etiquette Expert shares tips and tricks for handling changes to Thanksgiving plans this year

Sticking with five simple rules to enjoy the holiday during unprecedented times

Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma turning vacant Miami landmark into vintage diner

They are making sure they give their customers a look back into time.

Better Business Bureau study shows the way people give back has changed this year

The pandemic has shifted the attitudes of many when it comes to giving back.

12th annual 'Holiday Craft Fair' in Pittsburg sees increase in vendor participation

The event typically has around 12 vendors but because it was outside this year more people were able to take part.

Hideout Harley Davidson hosts chili cook off to fundraise for Bikes 4 Tykes

The group partners with Children’s Haven in Joplin to collect as many bikes as they can to donate

Pittsburg State shares stories of 4 local veterans in virtual Veterans Day Ceremony

Sachetta who served in World War II from 1943-1946, was humbled to be included.

Joplin Health Department dealing with backlog of COVID cases, trying to keep up with contact tracing

Talken says that as cases continue to climb, they are feeling stressed when it comes to contacting everyone in a quick manner.

COVID-19 cases on the rise in Joplin, Joplin Mayor says council could consider a mask mandate

Mayor Stanley says they would, however, like to make that decision as a region.

Trump supporters gather for 'Stop the Steal' rally in Joplin

‘Stop the Steal’ rallies have erupted across the country following the news that Joe Biden is the projected winner of the 2020 election.

Local bikers donate toys to Salvation Army for the 36th annual Pittsburg Toy Run

The toy run is the first event of the year to start off the campaign.

Patience may be key while waiting for 2020 election results

Local Kindergarten teacher and students talk about patience and how to practice it

Jasper County Republicans adjust political signs to work around City of Joplin ordinance

The City of Joplin’s ordinance states that political signs can't exceed eight square feet in area, and no more than five feet in height, while being 15 feet away from the curb.

James River Church Joplin holds Halloween Spectacular Drive-Thru event

Families received sanitized and sealed bags of Halloween candy and gifts as they made their way through the event.

COVID-19 pandemic financially impacting local hospitals

Graddy with Freeman added that the federal government relief funds have helped out, but things continue to change all the time.

Local political organizations weigh in on social media influence on elections

Stark says social media is used more for  reminding people, especially the younger generation to vote rather than swaying who they vote for.

Miami resident creates candy chute for socially distanced trick or treating

It is something she’s hoping will be fun for the trick or treaters and will help reduce the chance of spreading the COVID-19 virus.

NEO Theatre Experience actors perform Shakespeare on the Steps

Whilst performing the actors had to wear masks as well to follow COVID-19 protocols.

Central United Methodist Church holds annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair

22 vendors set up in the pavilion selling holiday themed décor.

Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment event donates unsold items to local foster families

The change came after seeing a need in the community, realizing the pandemic was making it harder on many local families

Cottey College partners with Nevada Regional Medical Center to provide COVID-19 testing to students

The partnership between Cottey College and NRMC started before the school year began to ensure a safe year.

Souls Harbor residents return from quarantine, officials putting more guidelines in place

They now have more guidelines in place to prevent a second wave, like requiring new residents to take a COVID-19 test before they can be accepted in.

Okla. Question 805: The weight of past felony convictions

It would also provide sentence reductions to people who are serving or set to serve sentences that were enhanced due to past non-violent felony convictions.

G.A.R Cemetery and City of Miami hold annual British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony

For guest speaker, David Tennant, this event takes on a deeper, more personal meaning.

Kaleidoscope Academy & Clinic in Joplin has closed due to COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic played a big role in the closure of the clinic portion.

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa County serving as a Community Hope Center for virtual learning

The Hope Center serves students ages 5-18, providing meals throughout the day and access to mental health professionals .

Creamy Hills Dairy Farm experiencing shortage of jars and lids due to COVID-19

Creamy Hills Dairy is looking into alternate canning options until they can get a shipment in.

11-year-old Neosho resident starts Etsy shop, donating to different causes each month

While she is only 3 months into her new business, she knew she wanted to use it to help others as well.

Kansas DAR chapters working to make quilts for veterans

The project is also an attempt to gain entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.

CDC lists high to low risk Halloween activities, Joplin residents and businesses detail their plans

Higher risk activities include traditional trick or treating, trunk or treats, indoor costume parties and haunted houses to name a few

PSU Athletic Director breaks down upcoming home football game

The 2020 football home opener for Pittsburg State University will look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crosslines Ministries Joplin closed for the week due to positive COVID-19 tests

However, they will still be able to help in some ways this week.

Hair & Chair Beauty Supply Store in Joplin filling need for diverse hair products

But the store is not just here to sell, it's also here to help.

Fall Fest in Neosho draws thousands of people

Vendors, Musicians and different Organizations set up booths across the square to showcase themselves

Neosho celebrates grand opening of new bike park/trail system

The grand opening was a success, with dozens of people in attendance for the ribbon cutting