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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

Missouri author releases book to help kids find courage

Author and Northeast Missouri resident Hector Contreras tackles the bullying topic in his new book “Carlos Finds Courage.”

Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.

Union Station's newest exhibit is one of only two in the world like it.

Firework sales blowing up

PJ Kovacs joins us to discuss selling fireworks for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

Financial Strategy Goals | Edward Jones

Chris Jones from Edward Jones joins us to discuss three lifetime financial strategy goals.

Classic Car Parade returns to celebrate Father's Day

Maleah Langford from Freudenthal Home Health joins us to discuss a Classic Car Show Parade to celebrate Father's Day.

A natural loss | The Hearing Connection

Dr. David Neuman from the Hearing Connection joins us to talk about how common hearing loss is.

Amazin' Grace Day | Susan Wattenbarger Fisher benefit

The 1st Annual Susan Wattenbarger Fisher Amazin' Grace Day will be held at Calvary Chapel on Saturday, May 15 from 10am to 2pm.

Earth Day Investing with Edward Jones

Keeping the environment a priority can help you understand your investments? Confused. Chris Jones of Edward Jones straightens it all out for us.

Beware of Hackers

Tech Expert Burton Kelso joins us to discuss how you can protect your social accounts.

Your Vaccine Questions Answered

100 Million people have been vaccinated. However, you may be asking yourself some questions such as "Will it affect my DNA?" Dr. Janis Orlowski from the Association of American Medical Colleges joins us to help us answer some of the looming questions.

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