Carissa Codel


While this is Carissa Codel’s first time on air, she has been working behind the scenes at KOLR 10 & FOX 49 for over five years. 

Before becoming a reporter in April 2023, Carissa first joined the OzarksFirst team as a web producer in 2018, where she wrote articles online and posted to KOLR 10 & FOX 49’s social media pages.

From there, she moved to a producing role for the morning newscast, Daybreak, for nearly two years. In late 2021, Carissa was promoted to executive producer, where she was a manager for all evening newscasts.

Carissa realized her love for journalism in high school, where she was the anchor for her school’s weekly newscast and a reporter for the school paper. She went to college at Missouri State University, where she majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in anthropology. During college, Carissa worked at the newspaper as a reporter and editor for three years.

A native of Kansas City, Carissa is an avid Chiefs and Royals fan.

Carissa is excited to get to know the people of the Ozarks and share their stories!

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