Alysia Adams, Ivon Adams and Athena Brownsfield (L-R)

Alysia Adams, Ivon Adams and Athena Brownsfield (L-R)

***WARNING ARTICLE CONTAINS COURT DOCUMENTS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF CRIME AGAINST A CHILD***

Ivon Adams, courtesy Maricopa County, Arizona, Jail via OSBI.

Ivon Adams, courtesy Maricopa County, Arizona, Jail via OSBI.

Alysia Adams, courtesy Caddo County Jail.

Alysia Adams, courtesy Caddo County Jail.

Reporter

Shannon Becker was born and raised in Joplin and began in radio before graduating from Joplin Senior High in 1990. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Missouri Southern State University (1994). Before launching Joplin News First in 2017, he worked in television and radio, overlapping a career in the music industry. He worked with major music artists for 20 years, garnering gold and platinum records to his credit. He comes to KOAM 7 News Now-CBS/FOX (Morgan-Murphy Media) with more than 30 years in media and entertainment. He previously worked for KOAM. He has five children and two grandchildren.