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.


Carthage’s Maple Leaf Festival is still a go, but with changes

Joplin will lose flights to Chicago and Dallas in October

Nothing found as investigators continue looking for bodies of Welch girls

The search continues for the bodies of Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman.

Prosecutors charge a Missouri man for killing his 12 year-old son

Authorities investigate double shooting homicide in Lawrence County

Kansas teachers who quit because of CoVID concerns face penalties

Prosecutors arrest a suspect for the shooting death that sparked Operation LeGend

A COVID-19 outbreak forces a Kansas prison to lock down

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly appears skeptical about the President’s executive order to extend unemployment benefits

Boosting your child’s daily performance starts with a healthy breakfast

A local dietitian offers advice for healthy eating at home

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