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Jodie O'Brien

Jodie anchors our Live At Five show and co-anchors the 6 pm newscast weekdays on KQ2.

Title: Anchor

Before joining our team she was the 5 pm producer and anchor, as well as 6 pm co-anchor at KTVO-ABC in Kirksville, Missouri from 2003-2007. Jodie is a 2003 graduate of The University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Journalism where she also received a BA in Religious Studies. A proud tiger, she was a member of the MIZZOU Cheer Squad!

Born in Rochester, New York, her extended family still lives there, but Missouri is home. Married with three children, Jodie has lived in the St. Joseph area for over 10 years. In that time she has shared her writing ability, fundraising experience and public relations/marketing skills to help a variety of local small businesses and area nonprofit organizations.

Recent Posts by Jodie O'Brien

Documenting Divorce

Ginger Gentile is a documentary filmmaker, who released "Erasing Family" to address the damaging effects of contentious custody battles on parents and kids.

Diabetes Education for Young People

4-H Youth Specialist, Cindy Wells talks about a new class through 4-H seeking to educate young people on the risk factors to diabetes.

What Investment Lessons Did We Learn in 2020?

Edward Jones Advisor, Gabe Rockers talks about the lessons investors have learned from the "Pandemic Year" of 2020.

Entrepreneurs Enjoy a Cup of Joe for a 6th Year

Lura Landis of Lura Landis Photography joins us to discus Cup of Joe's 6th Anniversary Celebration. It will be held at the Restoration Natatorium, 117 Francis Street, 8:30 AM Wednesday February 24th.

Children & Depression Related to Pandemic

Dr. Claire Nicogossian Psy. D, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor, and author of the breakthrough new book, Mama, You Are Enough: How to Create Calm, Joy and Confidence Within the Chaos of Motherhood offers insight on the critical signs parents should be looking for as well as tips to address mental health challenges your child is facing.

Mission Tech Protect

Burton Kelso joins us to discuss protecting your tech devices during the rolling blackouts.

Black History Month Celebrated with Missouri Author

John A. Wright Sr. Co-Author of Extraordinary Black Missourians" releases his 2nd addition just in time for Black History Month. Wright shares who his favorites news-makers are.

Local Tax Prep Assistance

Jodi Bloemker, Director of Community Investment at the united Way of Greater St. Joseph talks about their on-line free tax help.

Local CEO and Women's Advocate Knows Abuse

Many know Tammy Killin as CEO of the YWCA...what you may not know is she's a survivor of domestic abuse...and now an author of her very own book, "Let It Strengthen You."

Cycling for Quality of Life

Those with Parkinson's Disease are invited to try a new cycling class at The Freudenthal Center for Parkinson's Disease in St. Joseph.

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