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.
417.624.0233 or 620.231.0400
With the temperatures cooling down, many of us are starting to get our heaters and fire places going. For Austin Simpson, serving his community is something he thought of at a young age and 3 years ago, when he was 18, he founded the "Gold and Silver Seniors Club" in Webb City. It's mission - to get those over fifty out and active.More >>
Some residents in Northeast Oklahoma are finding unexpected charges on their bank statements officials say, it's all because of card skimmers placed at local ATM's.More >>
Imagine learning you have a long-lost sibling, and then you find out, you both, have another long lost sibling. That's the case for one Webb City woman, and her brother, or, now, "brothers", in Rochester, New York. Darlene Sarley's family frequently comes to her home in Webb City. They enjoy each others company and soon, they could be enjoying more company. Sarley found one brother a few years back... Darlene Sarley, Sister: "For ye...More >>
Mercy's announcement to close their Fort Scott facility - came as a surprise to residents, but, for rural hospitals, it's no surprise at all. For a local business, a neighboring competitor going out of business may be good news, because it could boost their revenue. But for Wes Braman, the Interim CEO of the Nevada Regional Medical Center, it's a stark reminder of a harsh truth.More >>
A proposed wind farm in Neosho County, Kansas is met with some opposition from area residents. A meeting was held by the residents to share their concerns. Concerns over what is called the "Neosho Ridge" wind project. The plan is to bring enough wind turbines to Neosho County to power more than 75,000 homes at full capacity. But some residents, feel, their concerns, are going unanswered.More >>
A manhunt is underway in Newton County, Missouri for a suspect involved in a police pursuit. Authorities say it began a week ago, and more than 200 miles away in Moore, Oklahoma, when Walter Blount escaped police custody there. Authorities say Blount is possibly armed - and is considered dangerous.More >>
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in tracking down a suspect involved in an attempted break-in. Just before 9:00 Friday (9-28) morning, Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to an area north of Downstream Casino, where a person caught someone breaking into a vacant home. The owner reportedly fired a shotgun at the suspect, who was described as being approximately 5' 8", medium build, wearing light blue jeans, a light blue long-sle...More >>
Changes are coming to the VA Pension plan for veterans. A workshop is being held next week to help veterans prepare for those changes. Local veteran Dale Wark is already a part of the current VA Pension plan. While he says it's been helpful, that help, only goes so far.More >>