Ron Johnson joined the KQ2 team in May 2018 as a multimedia journalist.
I'm very excited to join the KQ2 family! I come to St. Joseph from Kansas City just down the road and it's exciting to be able to do something I enjoy every day. Since I was about 14, I knew I wanted to be involved in news, it was a desire that stuck with me through high school and college. When I attended the latter, I knew for sure this is what I wanted to do.
I attended the University of Central Missouri (Go Mules), and immediately got involved in video production at KMOS-TV. Throughout my college career, I learned and grew at the station, starting off as a volunteer student producer and working my way up to a Co-Host of one of the station's longest running student produced shows.
I graduated from UCM in 2016 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Digital Media Production, with an emphasis in news. Since then, I've done everything from serving food to substitute teaching all to get me to where I am today. It's truly an honor to be able to share the stories of this community here in St. Joseph, and if you have another one you'd like me to share, don't hesitate to reach out to me on social media.
MCC will expand its offerings in allied health, general education and apprenticeship programs.
District officials say the pandemic has brought academic and social challenges.
Nearly a week after their lives were cut short following a car accident, Amy Morse and her three children were laid to rest Thursday.
The family of a young woman and her three kids killed in a car accident reacts to the continued support they're receiving following the tragic loss.
The community has raised more than $35,000 as of Sunday night.
Previously known as the sunset trot, the Tulip Trot 5K was held for the first time since the pandemic.
The accident happened around 11 p.m. Friday night.
About 1,100 people received their second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine Friday
The governor came to the area Thursday for a progress report on restoration efforts. He said he'd like to see similar success in other parts of the region.
Mayor Bill McMurray signed a proclamation marking April 7 as "Start By Believing" day in St. Joseph.