Chris Warner Reporter
A Joplin native, Chris first started in broadcasting at age 16 at KSNF-TV in 2004..
Chris joined the KOAM team in 2017 as an Associate Producer. In April, he moved into a full-time reporter position. He spent time from 2008 to 2016 in various retail roles around the region before returning to his passion at KOAM. Chris is excited to continue telling the stories of the four states. Chris and his wife Amber live in Joplin and have three amazing children.
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Missouri Southern is fighting funding shortfalls despite near-record enrollment numbers. The culprit...ongoing cuts to higher education in the state. Missouri Southern President Alan Marble testified before the House Appropriations Committee in January.More >>
First - the error - totaling nearly $80 million *less* in funding for schools statewide. Here's what happened. The bill was passed, but with a substitute by the senate. Unfortunately, that substitute had an error which was included in the bill that was formally passed by both sides. So, many districts were only seeing half of the increase in funding expected - like Pittsburg, for example - expecting an increase of around $940,000 in funding, In the error, the district would have ...More >>
Joplin women are taking up self defense classes to keep themselves safe, among increasing violent crime rates... Last month, the Joplin Police Department released crime statistics for 2017 - and in them, a 12% increase in local violent crime. That category includes, assault, homicide, sexual assault, and robbery.More >>