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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The City of Joplin recently approved a new pay plan for city employees, set to go into effect August 4th. But, is it enough to keep qualified police officers and fire fighters? While there are still questions as to exactly how individual employees pay will be affected - the biggest question of all - is how to fund the increases.More >>
The Joplin City Council met tonight, a full agenda, but one item received a lot of attention - an ordinance to fund a pay raise for police and fire personnel. This ordinance tonight is the result of several weeks of research and discussions to get police and fire salaries up to a more comparable level.More >>
The man accused of killing 12 year old Adriaunna Horton in August of 2013, pleaded guilty today - and will spend the rest of his life behind bars. The crime rocked the community of Golden City - and left many, demanding justice. Now, family members say...justice, has been served.More >>
Come November 6th, voters in Missouri may be faced with the question of whether or not to legalize medical marijuana in the state. One group is working to ensure things go smoothly if it's passed, but some local law enforcement officials, are concerned it'll bring more problems than it will solve.More >>
The so called "trade war" between the U.S. and China, could be escalating, after the Trump administration announced an additional $200 billion dollars in proposed tariffs. That increase, could have a bigger impact on one local company already feeling the pressure. But one local lawmaker, says these tariffs, do have a purpose, and we could see the results sooner than later.More >>
The City of Nevada is facing issues with dangerous buildings across the community. And one neighbor, says he's waited long enough for action. "What I like is they planted flowers out here." Nevada Resident David Hamilton says that's about the only thing about this home at 504 Spring Street that he likes. As for the rest of it..."It just makes me upset."More >>
After seven years - the site of one of Joplin's three former school buildings may soon have a new occupant. A rezoning request was presented to the planning and zoning commission today for the former site of Irving Elementary. And while it's still in the early stages, city officials are excited A new restaurant is being proposed for the location.More >>
The Joplin City Council meeting tonight- the biggest item on the agenda for those in the audience - a new pay plan proposal. Although it has some promise, those it impacts, are remaining cautiously optimistic. Council voted unanimously to move forward with looking at the new pay plan proposal.More >>