Zachary Dodge

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Zachary Dodge | Reporter

Zach started at KOAM as a news assistant in December 2015. He quickly moved into a photographer position, where he covered news around the four states for 2 years. He then moved into a reporter position in May of 2018. Zach is a Missouri native, calling La Russell his hometown. He looks forward to continuing to provide coverage in the four states.


Booster doses: Who can get an additional shot after FDA advisory committee meeting

Rural hospitals struggle amid increasing patient loads, staffing shortages

ETG Sports and Event Center holds community event

Walk to end Alzheimer's returns to Pittsburg

Pittsburg schools sound alarm on "Devious lick" TikTok challenge

Joplin cardiologist sees COVID survivors recover from long-term cardiovascular health issues

"COVID-somnia": What it is, and how you could get more sleep if it's impacting you

Joplin area veterans reflect on Afghanistan withdrawal ahead of 9-11 anniversary

Joplin employers embracing work from home model

Alorica Joplin hiring 600 employees for work-from-home positions.

4-staters could see fewer COVID-19 home tests on the shelves

Joplin car dealership works with low inventory as chip-shortage wears on industry

Analysts anticipate supply shortages and high prices to continue until 2023.

Southeast Kansas doctor named co-chair of new Kansas Safer Classrooms work group

Area schools see Covid cases after the first week back

Medflight transports more patients longer distances

Local emergency response crews aid Louisiana hurricane response

School bus driver shortage impacting 4-states school districts

Local health provider claims good results with at-home COVID-19 treatment

Third doses versus booster doses: What's the difference?

Vaccine providers: "Pfizer's FDA approval could impact local vaccination rates"

CoxHealth moves forward with vaccine requirement for employees

Suspect arrested following deadly stabbing in Miami, Oklahoma

Local schools react to letter asking for universal masking

FDA: Don't use horse de-wormer to treat Covid-19

Regional law enforcement training center coming to Parsons

Training center will offer classes to agencies in 16 counties.

What to know as FDA approves third Covid vaccine doses for certain Americans

Missouri creates school choice program for low income students, students with disabilities

Miami Towers residents scramble to move after emergency evacuation declared for building

Area schools forego mask requirements, opt to recommend for students and staff

Back to School: Students start moving in at area colleges

Back to School: Remote learning no longer a permanent solution in Kansas

Community Health Collaborate holds vaccine clinic at Access Family Care

EMS grappling with increasing calls, longer transports, amid COVID surge

Four-states health officials react to CDC's new mask guidance

Calls for vaccine mandates in health care settings increase

Back to School: School districts get final say in back to school plans

No anonymous winners, few details on local incentives: The latest on Missouri VIP

MSSU rolls out employee vaccine incentive program

Governor Parson signs off on gas tax increase

AP: Two Baltimore, Maryland officers shot, suspect killed

Vernon County shooting suspect arrested