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Dowe Quick | Executive Producer, Anchor
Dowe Quick has been with KOAM News since October 1980. He has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting as well as numerous awards from Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma Broadcasting Associations for his reporting.
Doug Heady | Chief Meteorologist
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Doug came to KOAM from KSHB, where he did the morning weather. In December 2002, the University of Kansas alum took over as the KOAM Chief Meteorologist.
Doug was the youngest person certified by American Meteorological Society. Is also certified by National Weather Association in 2003. Now a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, which will replace the AMS.
Jordan Aubey | Senior Reporter
Born in Canada, Jordan was raised in Chicago and got his Broadcast Journalism degree from Columbia College of Chicago.
Aubey says being a reporter is his dream job but admits that if he wasn't doing this, he'd like to be a travel and food critic.
Tawnya Bach | Anchor
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.
Her hometown is Jetmore, Kansas, a rural community with a population of about 900. Tawnya, nicknamed "T-Bach," admits to being afraid of mice & rats following a bad experience at a Kansas City haunted house!
Tyler Daniel | Fill-In Meteorologist
Tyler Daniel first joined the KOAM news team in 1996 working behind the scenes and on the air. He has held a number of positions including News Assistant, Photojournalist, News Reporter, Weekend Weather Anchor and Chief Weather Anchor.
Tyler currently works as a full-time Firefighter/EMT in the Kansas City area, but returns to KOAM from time as a fill-in Weather Anchor.
Growing up Humboldt Kansas, Tyler developed a special interest in weather and still today enjoys the challenges of forecasting here in the Four-States.
Tyler is a graduate of Humboldt High School and Pittsburg State University.
Rudy Harper | Reporter
Rudy grew up in St. Charles, Missouri and joined KOAM in January 2013.
He graduated from Park University in Kansas City with a Bachelor's in Communication Broadcast. He has been with KMBC 9 and KSHB, both in Kansas City.
Lindsey Henry | Reporter, Fox 14 fill in anchor
Lindsey was raised in Katy, Texas, a surburb of Houston, though most of her family is from Joplin.
With a degree in Mass Communications Broadcast Production, Lindsey interned at KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas, and also spent time at KIII-TV in Corpus Christi.
Lindsey joined us in June 2011.
Liz Holliday | Reporter
Liz grew up in San Antonio, Texas and joined us in July 2012.
She got her B.A. in Communications and Political Science at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon; and, earned a Master's in International Journalism at City University in London.
Nick Kelly | Weather
Nick grew up in the St. Louis, Missouri area and started at KOAM in October 2011.
A graduate of the University of Missouri, Nick was an on-air meteorologist for KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri, and interned for KPLR-TV in St. Louis.
Lisa Olliges | Reporter, Weekend Anchor and Producer
Lisa is a Missouri native, calling St. Louis her hometown. She started with KOAM in 1988 and is a graduate of Lindwood College, with degrees in Mass Communications and Performing Arts. She is active in Joplin Little Theatre and is a teacher at her son's preschool.
Lisa is the Education Reporter for KOAM along with her anchor duties.
Dave Pylant | Anchor and Weather
Dave's hometown is Kennett, Missouri, and he is the only person on staff who can say the third time is the charm. Dave's worked at the station three different times over the past two decades.
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Jehan Sheikh | Reporter
Jehan was born in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia but grew up in Dallas, Texas. She started at KOAM in June 2011 after getting her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas in May 2011.
Jehan interned for ESPN Radio in Fayetteville and was a student representative for ESPNU's Campus Connections.
The KOAM Production Department is a state-of-the-art production facility staffed by an award-winning group of producers, graphic artists, video editors and photographers.
KOAM specializes in producing television commercials, but also has won numerous awards for long-form promotional and industrial videos, full-length television programs, and 3D animation and graphics.
KOAM has produced thousands of television commercials for clients throughout the Midwest. Our client list consists of hospitals, retailers, newspapers, churches, colleges and universities, automotive dealers, and many, many more.
Whether you need something simple or a high-concept image spot, the KOAM Production staff has you covered.
The Production Department at KOAM has also produced hundreds of long-form videos for area businesses. Product promotion videos, training videos, installation videos, image videos and more, all with the highest quality available, all designed to present your message or product to your targeted group.
KOAM-TV is the strong #1 choice of Four-State Viewers in the Joplin/Pittsburg Market!
According to the Nielsen County Coverage study, KOAM-TV dominates nearly all of the 14 counties in the Designated Market Area.
If your product or service needs sales in the entire Joplin/Pittsburg Market, YOU NEED KOAM-TV!
Contact us for information on how you can profit from exposure on the most powerful station in the area!
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