Lauren Barnas

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Hello 417 friends! I’m so excited to be back in my hometown and joining the KOLR 10 family. I’ll be co-anchoring KOLR10 Daybreak along with my morning partner, Joe Murano.

I never ventured too far from home, studying journalism at Mizzou and graduating in May 2017. I recieved a Hearst award for my work at KOMU in Columbia.

I went to Central High School (go Bulldogs!) where I found my love for journalism. Reporting is so important to me because it allows me to give a voice to those who need it. I love giving back to the Springfield community, which has given so much to me.

When I’m not reporting, I’m probably taking care of my fur kids. I have two kitties, Lola and Leo. For all the dog lovers rolling their eyes – Lola thinks she’s a dog. She plays fetch and comes when you call her.

I’m also a new momma to a veggie garden, so gardening tips are greatly appreciated!
If you see me around town, please say hello!

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Saturday, September 28th