Tawnya Bach

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Tawnya co-anchors the KOAM Morning News beginning at 5am and also produces and anchors the KOAM News at Noon. Tawnya came to the Four States in the Fall of 2005 after working as weekend anchor at KRBC in Abilene, Texas, and as assignment editor & producer at KCTV in Kansas City. Tawnya earned her degrees in journalism and theatre & film from the University of Kansas at Lawrence. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Arts in Communication from Pittsburg State University where she currently teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer. Her hometown is Jetmore, Kansas, a rural community with a population of about 900.


The Joplin Spiva Center hosts a 48-hour film festival

Carl Junction schools push back against a statewide change in sports participation requirements

UPDATE: City of Miami releases video addressing utility bills

City officials say to contact them if you feel your bill is in error

Renovations help expand the after school program at the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

Coffee with the Candidates: Steve Chentnik

Airsoft competitors practice social distancing at Joplin's 1st Saturday event

Joplin's Empire Market Reopens to the Public

Parsons residents relax to the sounds of a blues band in Forest Park

Pizza chains announce plans to hire thousands to meet demand

Papa Johns says it will hire 10,000 more employees to help fight the unemployment problem

Joplin police arrest a suspected car thief after a chase into Kansas and back into Missouri

Police return stolen car to its Joplin owners

Medday Thursday: National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Interview with Mercy Gastroenterologist Dr. Rangan Mural

Medday Thursday: Protecting yourself from the Coronavirus

Interview with Ascension Via Christi Dr. Tim Stebbins

Overturned semi hauling livestock shuts down I-44

Pet Connection: Stella & Midnight

Golden Paw looks for homes for two friendly dogs and one chunky kitty

Pet Connection: Tank & Magnum

Interview with Golden Paw

Tank or Bank: "Sonic the Hedgehog" is gonna go fast to the top of the box office

4 new movie previews, plus Tawnya's Top 5

Pet Connection: Terry & Friends

Golden Paw gears up for a Texas Roadhouse fundraiser

Medday Thursday: Removing fears over heart catheterization

Interview with Ascension Via Christi's Travis Battagler

Coffee With The Candidates: Danyell Lanier

Democratic Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District in Oklahoma

Coffee With The Candidates: Lindsey Simmons

Missouri Democratic Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives

Tank or Bank: "Birds of Prey" is set to soar to the top of the Hollywood box office

Movie Previews plus Tawnya's Top 5 predictions for the weekend of Feb. 7-9th

Medday Thursday: How you can stay heart healthy

An American Heart Month interview with Brandy Miller-Turner from Mercy Health

Update: Man arrested after stolen vehicle hits Joplin School bus

Police witness a school bus crash involving a stolen vehicle

Pet Connection: Tyreek & Dusty

Participating Papa Murphy's to donate proceeds from its Jan. 29th sales

Wildcat Wednesday: 4-H Club Days

Interview with Wildcat District Extension Agent Will Morris

Coffee With The Candidates: Kansas U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall

Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas

See the future at the Joplin Business Expo 2020

Expo set to kick off January 21st at noon

Tank or Bank: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunite and break records for Sony Studios.

"Bad Boys for Life" delivers a $68 MiIlion MLK debut

Coffee With The Candidates: Brian Matlock

Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas

Coffee With The Candidates: State Senator Barbara Bollier

Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas

Tank or Bank: "Bad Boys for Life" reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence on the big screen

Tawnya's Top 5 puts "Bad Boys" in the top spot at the Hollywood box office

Medday Thursday: A Healthy Workplace

Interview with Freeman Business Manager Rikki Smith

Netflix's "Kindness Diaries" host stops at Crowder College.

Leon Logothetis says his series made him realize we are all the same

Pet Connection: Eris & Tia

Interview with Marianne and Lexi from Golden Paw Animal Rescue

Soy Lady: Cornbread Calico Favorite

Recipe submitted by the Kansas Soybean Commission

A veteran's request for a valentine

A California vet asks strangers to help him complete the final chapters of his personal story

Kansas City preps for the 2020 Western Farm Show

Interview with Western Farm Show Manager Ken Den